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FOSH Landscaping Project

Wednesday, June 12

TR’s Police Awards

Thursday, June 13

OB Drill and Parade

Saturday, June 15


Wednesday, June 12

FOSH Landscaping Project

The Friends of Sagamore Hill (FOSH) holds a ribbon cutting for a new flowerbed for the park entrance welcome sign at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site on June 12, at 5:30 p.m. The project of park volunteer Margarethe Randall with Peter Hogarty of Ireland Gannon Associates, it includes some of Mrs. Edith Roosevelt’s favorite plantings: Coreopsis, Montauk Daisy and Clematis. FOSH funded the project with over $4,000 from the community and its members. The landscape project was designed by the National Park Service’s Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation and was spearheaded by Friends board member Michael Vezzi. Dodds & Eder of Oyster Bay is installing the landscaping. For further information, call 516-922-4788.


Thursday, June 13

TR’s Police Awards

The Annual Police Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 13 at 10 a.m. at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. The awards recognize a police officer from Nassau County and one from Suffolk, who have returned to duty after experiencing a severe health problem in honor of Theodore Roosevelt’s battle to overcome asthma as well as his term as NYC Police Commissioner. In addition to the stories of these two officers, there will be the pipe and drum bands of both counties.

FYI: Tom Ross Going to Lady Liberty

Superintendent Tom Ross has been tapped to supply his expertise in helping ready the Statue of Liberty NHS for its reopening on July 4 and the operation of that site through the peak summer visitation period. Tom will be on temporary duty on Liberty Island from June 2 through September 29. He will be serving as Deputy Superinten- dent/Chief of Operations. During Tom’s absence, the various department chiefs at SAHI will rotate as acting superintendent. We wish Tom all the best. For more information please call 516-922-4788.


Saturday, June 15

OB Drill and Parade

The Oyster Bay Fire Company No. 1 hosts the Fifth Battalion Drill and Parade on Saturday, June 15. The Old Fashioned Drill starts at 10 a.m. Volunteers will be selling food and you can sit on the grandstand and watch the action. The parade starts at 6 p.m. with award presentations following.

Alzheimer’s Regatta

Oakcliff Sailing Center teams up with Sagamore Yacht Club and the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center in a regatta on June 15. Race using your own boat, or one from Oakcliff. And, said Dawn Riley, OSC executive director, “For something completely different you can do a ‘Poker run’ around West Harbor on board a kayak or paddleboard.’ There is no entry fee but you are asked to raise funds for Alzheimer’s.” Check their website for more information.

Lacrosse Extraordinaire

Oyster Bay Rough Rider Lacrosse’s Battle by the Bay on Saturday, June 15, for boys and girls grade 2 through 8. For information call 449-3641.


Sunday, June 16

Monica Randall Lecture

With the newest Great Gatsby movie back on the screen, the Oyster Bay Historical Society presents author Monica Randall here with a colorful slide presentation at noon, June 16, at their annual meeting at Koenig Center, 20 Summit Street, OB. The lecture is based on her book Mansions of the Gold Coast, which includes rare photos of the castle that inspired Fitzgerald to write The Great Gatsby. That original Gatsby mansion has been bulldozed and replaced by split levels. Hear little-known details of the Woodward murder case, the mysterious F.W. Woolworth mansion Winfield, and Ferguson Castle, with its floors paved with tombstones. Refreshments follow in the garden. Call 922-5032 for information.

Opera Night

Founder Isabella Eredita Johnson will bring her group of gifted musicians to perform arias from operas, as well as art songs at Christ Church at 4 p.m. on June 16. The goal is to foster the production and appreciation of opera and chamber music in the Long Island community. Suggested donation: $15. Call 922-6377.


Tuesday, June 18

Cruise Night

The OB-EN Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to Cruise Night, Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. This night in Oyster Bay includes live music arranged for by Chair Austin Azzaretto from his friends in the world of musical entertainment. There is always a 50/50 raffle, and great restaurants to enjoy. Call 922-6464 for information. This is a weather dependent event.


Thursday, June 20

Summer Solstice Luau

The Oyster Bay Railroad Museum hosts its Summer Solstice Celebration on June 20 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Sagamore Yacht Club. This year they are celebrating the culinary delights of our 51st. state - Hawaii! You can toast the official beginning of summer with a Mai Tai on the yacht club lawn. Wahi Wahi chicken and coconut shrimp are just some of the planned delicacies. For tickets please call 558-7036. Check out obrm.org for more information.


Tuesday, June 25

Cruise Night

The OB-EN Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to Cruise Night, Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. This night in Oyster Bay includes live music arranged for by Chair Austin Azzaretto from his friends in the world of musical entertainment. There is always a 50/50 raffle, and great restaurants to enjoy. Call 516-922-6464 for information. This is a weather dependent event.


Wednesday, June 26

Book And Bake Sale

The Life Enrichment Center of Oyster Bay will hold a Book and Bake Sale at 6:30 pm. 45 E. Main Street. Call 516-922-1770 for info.


Thursday, June 27

Invasive Species Pull

The North Shore Land Alliance is asking for volunteers to come out and “pull” for the environment. President Lisa Ott said, “It’s mile-a-minute season.” The dreaded mile-a-minute vine is making its mark on Long Island as never before. Known for its rapid growth (up to six inches in a day) this invasive pest is outcompeting desirable native vegetation. The pull starts at 9:30 a.m., on Thursdays, June 27, July 11; and Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 28. Additional times may be arranged for groups. The action qualifies for Community Service credit. Supplies and snacks will be provided. To register call 516-626-0908 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For more information visit northshorelandalliance.org.


Tuesday, July 2, 9

Cruise Night

The OB-EN Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to Cruise Night, Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. This night in Oyster Bay includes live music arranged for by Chair Austin Azzaretto from his friends in the world of musical entertainment. There is always a 50/50 raffle, and great restaurants to enjoy. Call 922-6464 for information. This is a weather dependent event.


Friday, July 5

Dancing In The Street

Oyster Bay Main Street Association presents “Dancing in the Street,” a series of four free Fridays in July in Oyster Bay for dancers of all ages, skills, and styles from 7 to 9 p.m.. Sponsored by BMW of Oyster Bay they will bring their newest model cars for viewing on Audrey Avenue around the Bandstand. Bring a chair if desired. All steps are geared for singles and couples alike. Louis del Prete will take the lead on July 5 with music from the 1940’s right up to today. Included will be line dancing, Latin music, ballroom, and any other style desired.

Movies in LV

Movies In The Park hosted by the Locust Valley Chamber of Commerce takes place Friday Nights In July on the 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th. Movies to be announced. Bring a blanket or some chairs to Thomas Park and join the community for this new LVCC Summer Event!


Saturday, July 6

Oyster Bay Music Festival

A week long performance intensive for gifted Long Island musicians ages 11 to 22. At Christ church from July 6 through 14. Call 922-6377 for more information visit oysterbaymusicfestival.com.


Sunday, July 7

Arts & Antiques Walk

The OB-EN Chamber of Commerce is holding an Arts & Antiques Walk Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting on July 7. The walks will continue on August 4 and Sept. 1, with artists displaying their work in the hamlet. For more information call 516-922-6464 or on the web, see visitoysterbay.com.


Tuesday, July 9

Cruise Night

The OB-EN Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to Cruise Night, Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. This night in Oyster Bay includes live music arranged for by Chair Austin Azzaretto from his friends in the world of musical entertainment. There is always a 50/50 raffle, and great restaurants to enjoy. Call 922-6464 for information. This is a weather dependent event.

Preservation Awards

The Advocates for Historic Preservation and Education Awards reception takes place on July 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Woodlands (the mansion at the Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course on South Woods Road, Woodbury). The honorees are Long Islanders who have distinguished themselves as advocates for history’s vital role in our lives today. The event raises funds in support of the Oyster Bay Historical Society’s ongoing programs and services, including exhibitions, lectures, book signings, workshops, and other community events. For more information call 922-5032.


Wednesday, July 10 to 14

St Rocco’s Feast

Come and meet your friends at the St. Rocco Feast hosted by the Oyster Bay Italian-American Club at Fireman’s Field. Great food, a midway and carnival rides. Fireworks on Friday July 12. Call 922-9744 for raffle tickets.


Thursday, July 11

Invasive Species Pull

The North Shore Land Alliance is asking for volunteers to come out and “pull” for the environment. President Lisa Ott said, “It’s mile-a-minute season.” The dreaded mile-a-minute vine is making its mark on Long Island as never before. Known for its rapid growth (up to six inches in a day) this invasive pest is outcompeting desirable native vegetation. The work starts at 9:30 a.m., on Thursday July 11; and Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 28. Additional times may be arranged for groups. The action qualifies for Community Service credit. Supplies and snacks will be provided. Call for location. To register call 626-0908 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For more information visit northshorelandalliance.org.


Friday, July 12

Dancing In The Street

Oyster Bay Main Street Association presents “Dancing in the Street,” a series of free Fridays in July in Oyster Bay for dancers of all ages, skills, and styles from 7 to 9 p.m. Sponsored by BMW of Oyster Bay they will bring their newest model cars for viewing on Audrey Avenue around the Bandstand. Bring a chair if desired. All steps are geared for singles and couples alike. Mark James assisted by Karen Lupo will be teaching on July 12. Enjoy dances from Salsa to Hustle, with some Sinatra, Pop, and Swing thrown in. For information call 922-6982.

Movies in LV

Movies In The Park hosted by the Locust Valley Chamber of Commerce takes place Friday Nights In July on the 12th, 19th and 26th. Movies to be announced. Bring a blanket or some chairs to Thomas Park and join the community for this new LVCC Summer Event!


Monday, July 15

Portfolio Prep

In partnership with the Oyster Bay Historical Society, the Teaching Studios of Art will be offering a summer workshop for artistic youth. The first is a High School Portfolio Prep Workshop:
From Drawing to Color
For Students Ages 14-18;
Erin McGrath, instructor
from July 15 to 17, at the
Oyster Bay Historical Society’s
Angela Koenig Center
20 Summit Street
Oyster Bay. Hours: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 2 to 5 p.m. Call 559-7367 for fee and registration information.


Tuesday, July 16

Cruise Night

The OB-EN Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to Cruise Night, Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. This night in Oyster Bay includes live music arranged for by Chair Austin Azzaretto from his friends in the world of musical entertainment. There is always a 50/50 raffle, and great restaurants to enjoy. Call 922-6464 for information. This is a weather dependent event.


Friday, July 19

Movies in LV

Movies In The Park hosted by the Locust Valley Chamber of Commerce takes place Friday Nights In July on the 19th and 26th. Movies to be announced. Bring a blanket or some chairs to Thomas Park and join the community for this new LVCC Summer Event!

Dancing In The Street

Oyster Bay Main Street Association presents “Dancing in the Street,” a series of free Fridays in July in Oyster Bay for dancers of all ages, skills, and styles from 7 to 9 p.m.. Sponsored by BMW of Oyster Bay they will bring their newest model cars for viewing. on Audrey Avenue around the Bandstand. Bring a chair if desired. Marianne Taylor teaches line dancing on July 19. As Marianne says, “Line Dancing is exercise in disguise!” Learn Boot Scoot n’ Boogie, Ah Si, Mamma Maria, and Cowboy Charleston. She will also teach a partner dance El Paso, which can be done alone or with a partner. Come on down! For information call 922-6982.

News

There is a new psychic medium on the North Shore of Long Island to compete with the original “Long Island Medium,” Theresa Caputo. Her name is Mary Drew and she has been working for more than a decade doing private readings. Recently, Drew has expanded her horizons and has been conducting readings at restaurants, public events and fundraisers.

“I discovered my ability to speak and to hear the deceased voices when I was 10 years old,” said Drew, who grew up in Brookville and now resides in Glen Cove. “The first deceased person I had an encounter with was my grandmother and it was a very profound experience, to say the least.”

The Oyster Bay Charitable Fund and the Oyster Bay Rotary Club hosted the annual Oyster Festival “Kick-Off” press conference on Friday, Aug. 15 at the flagpole in Theodore Roosevelt Park.

In attendance were NY State Senator Carl Marcelino and Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto, both Honorary Oyster Festival Chairmen; Oyster Bay Town Clerk James Altadonna Jr.; Oyster Bay Town Councilman Chris J. Coshignano; Oyster Bay Town Councilwoman Michelle Johnson; Oyster Bay Town Councilman Joseph Pinto; Oyster Bay Rotary President Judy Wasilchuk; Verizon Title Sponsor Representative, Director of Government Affairs Patrick Lespinasse; Executive Director, h2empower, African Studies Specialist Helen Boxwill; Oyster Festival Sports Representative James Werner; Long Island Rough Riders Representative Sarah Culmo and Emcee Harlan Friedman.

The 31st annual Oyster Festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 18 and Sunday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free.


Sports

Picture-perfect weather was on board for the Mill Neck Family of Organizations’ Third Annual Sail the Sound for Deafness Regatta on Thursday, Aug. 7. The event, featuring an evening race of yachts, followed by a cocktail party, was held to benefit the organization that serves individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have other special needs.

In this year’s race, fifteen sailors took to the waters of Oyster Bay Harbor; three aboard their own boats, others on several boats provided by Oakcliff Sailing Center. The WaterFront Center’s oyster sloop, Christeen and two vessels from Oyster Bay Marine Center, brought a total of 45 spectators out to watch the race.

Kevin Mercier, 39, of Oyster Bay, led a large contingent of local runners in the Lynne, Gartner, Dunne & Covello Sands Point Sprint 5 Kilometer Run, held on the grounds of Nassau County’s Sands Point Preserve on Saturday morning, Aug. 9. Mercier was the 18th finisher overall and third in the 35-39 age group with a time of  21 minutes, 7 seconds.

Other local runners winning awards at the Sands Point Preserve were Nicholas Cuddy of Oyster Bay, who earned first place honors in the Clydesdale Weight Division with a time of 25:53, Joanne Gallo of Oyster Bay, who  took home the first place award in the women’s 65-69 age group with a time of 28:11, and Anja Hermann of Oyster Bay, third place woman in the 20-24 age group, who finished in 28:47.


Calendar

Movie at the Library

Thursday, August 28

Sagamore Hill Walk

Saturday, August 30

Hooks and Needles

Tuesday, September 2



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com