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Blood Drive

Wednesday, July 17

Movies in LV

Friday, July 19

Ladies Night Out

Friday, July 19


Currently On Exhibit

Old OB In Photographs

Raynham Hall Museum exhibit now through December features rare photographs of Oyster Bay from their collection. The photos are street scenes from 1927, 1958, and 1969 and the show includes photos of what the streetscapes look today. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. (Labor Day weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.). The museum is at 20 West Main Street, OB. For information call 516- 922-6808.

Unframed At OBHS

The Oyster Bay Historical Society exhibit, “Unframed” features small unframed works: portrait, still life and landscape sketches that show the artist’s process of observing reality and problem solving on canvas. Classically trained artists Kristin Künc and Rob Zeller join in a visual dialog that has been going on between artists and subject for centuries. Open now through August 4, at the Angela Koenig Center, 20 Summit Street, Oyster Bay. For information call 922-5032.


Wednesday, July 17

Blood Drive

Youth and Family Counseling Agency of Oyster Bay-East Norwich, and The Oyster Bay – East Norwich Library are sponsoring their Annual Blood Drive on Wednesday, July 17 from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Library at 89 East Main Street, Oyster Bay. All donors will receive a pair of Mets tickets and a YFCA Frisbee. If you plan to donate, please allow approximately one hour of your time. Call 516- 922-1212 for more information.


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,” Fridays in July in Oyster Bay for dancers of all ages, skills, and styles from 7 to 9 p.m., free. Sponsored by BMW of Oyster Bay which will bring their newest model cars for viewing. on Audrey Avenue around the Bandstand. Bring your own chair. Marianne Taylor teaches line dancing on July 19 for which she claims, “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.

Ladies Night Out

The Madd Potter, 17 Audrey Avenue, hosts a Ladies Night Out on July 19 from 7 to 10 p.m. for those 21 plus. The theme for the evening is Momma Mia That’s Italian. Call 516-922-3223 for fee.

Discounted Rentals

The Friday night special at the WaterFront Center is 50 percent off on rentals now through Labor Day. Call 516-922-SAIL.


Saturday, July 20

Embroidery Class

Summer Vacation Class: the Oyster Bay Historical Society teaches the start of a lifelong skill in these Saturday morning embroidery classes from 10 a.m. to noon during July (20, 27) at the Koenig Center, 20 Summit Street. Classes are $15 each and includes materials.


Monday, July 22

Art Workshop

In partnership with the Oyster Bay Historical Society, the Teaching Studios of Art will be offering a summer workshop for artistic youth. Summer Camp: the Children’s Art Workshop
is a 4-day workshop for students ages 8 to 13 with
instructor Julianne Smith. Classes are
Monday and Tuesday, July 22-23, and Monday and Tuesday, July 29-30. Call 559-7367 for fee, registration and hours.
Both workshops will be conducted at the
OBHS
Angela Koenig Center
at 20 Summit Street, Oyster Bay.


Friday, July 26

Movies in The Park

Movies In The Park hosted by the Locust Valley Chamber of Commerce takes place Friday Nights In July 26. 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,” on July 26 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. Mark James assisted by Karen Lupo will be teaching on July 26. Enjoy dances from Salsa to Hustle, with some Sinatra, Pop, and Swing thrown in. All steps are geared for singles and couples alike. For information call 922-6982.

Discounted Boat Rentals

The Friday night special at the WaterFront Center is 50 percent off on rentals now through Labor Day. Call 922-SAIL.


Saturday, July 27

Embroidery Class

Summer Vacation Class: the Oyster Bay Historical Society teaches the start of a lifelong skill in these Saturday morning embroidery classes from 10 a.m. to noon on July 27 at the Koenig Center, 20 Summit Street. Classes are $15 each and includes materials.


Sunday, July 28

Invasive Species Pull

The North Shore Land Alliance is asking for volunteers to come out and “pull” for the environment. The dreaded mile-a-minute invasive vine grows up to six inches in a day and is outcompeting native vegetation. Volunteers are needed. Please at 9:30 a.m., on 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 information visit  northshorelandalliance.org.

The Spice is Right

Get acquainted with herbs and herb gardening with Michael Goudket, on July 28 at both 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, the home of Theodore Roosevelt, in Oyster Bay. There will be herbs to crush and sniff, and participants will take home a nifty fact sheet. The program is free to all. For further information, visit their website at nps.gov/sahi, or call 516-922-4788.


Monday, July 29

Art Workshop

In partnership with the Oyster Bay Historical Society, the Teaching Studios of Art will be offering a summer workshop for artistic youth. Summer Camp: the Children’s Art Workshop
is a 4-day workshop for students ages 8 to13 with
instructor Julianne Smith. Classes are
Monday and Tuesday, July 29-30. Call 559-7367 for fee, registration and hours.
The workshop is held at the
OBHS
Angela Koenig Center
at 20 Summit Street, Oyster Bay.


Tuesday, July 30

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. The same night the Madd Potter, 17 Audrey Ave. offers 10 percent off any ceramic car starting at 5:45 p.m. Call 922-3223


Friday, July 31

WFC Community Night

Last Friday of the month is community night at the WaterFront Center: in July and August, from 5 to 8 p.m. Free kayak demos and sailboat rentals. Call 922-SAIL.


Thursday, August 2

Sail the Sound for Deafness

The Mill Neck Family and co-hosts Oakcliff Sailing, The WaterFront Center, and other Oyster Bay groups, support the Sail the Sound for Deafness. Sailors are welcome to participate in the race with their own yachts too. A post-race cocktail party takes place at the Mill Neck Manor House (fee). This magnificent Tudor Revival mansion, overlooking the bay, is truly a Gold Coast treasure and a perfect site for an after-party. Detailed information regarding schedules, sponsorships, registration and fees, can be found at millneck.org/sail-the-sound-for-deafness/. You may also call 628-4243.  


Sunday August 4

Belle Voci Concert

Founded and directed by Jennifer Scott Miceli Ph.D., Belle Voci will celebrate its 10th anniversary at 4 p.m. on August 4 at Christ Church . This intergenerational Women’s Choir performs annually to raise funds for cancer prevention and cure. Proceeds from concert ticket sales are donated to the American Cancer Society. For more information please call 922-6377.

News

You may not actually see who is leaving books and magazines for the commuters at the Locust Valley Train Station, but those who have nicknamed these delightful and dedicated women the “Book Ladies.”

Sue Klein and Joan McCauley, who are Friends of the Library, have been collecting donated books from the community and displaying them at the Long Island Railroad waiting area every week. The Book Ladies have also displayed Locust Valley Library programs so that commuters are aware of all the wonderful events that are going on.  

There will be a different look to the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Board of Education come September. Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations Christopher Van Cott is leaving his position to take a similar role in the Oceanside School District. He is following in the footsteps of past OBEN School Superintendent Dr. Phyllis Harrington, who also left to take a similar position in Oceanside last year. The district will begin their search for a replacement for Van Cott this summer.


Sports

The Varsity Baseball Team finished the season with a league record of 11-3-1. In the playoffs, the team swept Carle Place in a best of three set to advance to the county finals vs. Wheatley at Hofstra University. The team finished the season as County runner-ups. The team was a nice combination of veteran varsity leaders and new comers to the varsity with six senior players and four freshmen on the squad. Along with four juniors, the team maintained the winning ways of a program that has won the league championship 7 out of the last eight years and won the county championship 6 of those years. Senior Berkeley Golon, Junior Jackson O’Neill, and Junior Stephen Spiegel received All-County honors. Senior Robbie Venegas and Freshman Harrison Treble received All-League honors. With two All-County pitchers coming back and four freshmen going into their second varsity season mixed with the other juniors and new players coming up from another successful JV season, the team expects to continue to work towards the goal of another county title next season.

The 2014 Oyster Bay High School Lady Baymen varsity spring track team recently completed a most memorable and record breaking season. Two school records were shattered this season; one relay record and one individual. Oyster Bay’s 4x800 meter relay team comprised of seniors Nicole Giannetti, Cassandra Iacono and juniors Linda Cameron and Rachel Wesley, broke the existing school record, and later broke their own record with a time of 10:01.56 at the Section VIII State Qualifier Meet on May 29.

Nicole Giannetti‘s senior year as a member of the Oyster Bay Girls’ Varsity Track team will also be one that will be long remembered. In addition to helping break the school’s 4x800 meters relay record, Giannetti broke the school’s 2000 meter steeplechase record, with a time of 7:23.79. Winning the 1500 meter run in very dramatic fashion at the Nassau Coaches Invitational, with an amazing time of 4:59 was a memorable mid-season highlight. Giannetti earned All-Conference honors in both the 1500 meters and 3000 meter runs and All County honors in the 2000 meter steeplechase. Giannetti qualified for the New York State Track and Field Championship in the 2000 meter steeplechase, finishing fifth and thus earning All-State honors. Giannetti was recruited by Haverford College to run for them when she attends this fall where she will study bio-chemistry.

Calendar

OB Band Concerts

Wednesday, July 23

Music Under The Stars

Friday, July 25

Annual Chicken BBQ

Saturday, July 26



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