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Menorah Lighting

Friday, November 22

DBE Illustrated Lecture

Saturday, November 23,

Holiday Sharing Program

Monday and Tuesday, November 25, 26 


Currently On Exhibit

Ffoure Pounds Sterling

Ffoure Pounds Sterling, an exhibit at the Oyster Bay Historical Society’s Koenig Center, is open now through Jan. 19, 2014. It is a selection of documents, correspondence, maps, and manuscripts from the 17th through the 20th centuries, many of which have never been previously exhibited. View the 1653 First Purchase agreement with the Matinecocks, preserved in the Office of the Town Clerk in Oyster Bay, as well as the 1661 agreement granting Henry Townsend permission to build his mill at Mill Pond. For information call 516-922-5032.


Friday, Nov. 22

Menorah Lighting

Stan Spiegelman of the Oyster Bay Civic Association is chairing the annual Menorah Lighting at the Derby-Hall Bandstand on Nov. 22 at 5:30 p.m. Stan said OB Town Councilwoman Michel Johnson will be there; Bagel Boss is providing the Hannukah sweets; and Oyster Bay Jewish Center Rabbi Marvin Demant will be officiating at the event. You can count of songs by the young people of the OBJC.

Music at the Mansion

Back by popular demand, the Brasil Guitar duo will perform at Coe Hall at 6 p.m. at Planting Fields as part of their new Music at the Mansion Concert Series. Tickets are $20 to non-members; free to members and there is no parking fee. Their innovative program features a seamless blend of traditional and Brazilian works, resulting in a full global touring schedule and a growing catalogue of critically acclaimed recordings. For tickets contact Antigone Zaharakis 516-922-8668 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or Jennifer Lavella 516-922-8678 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

A Night With Steven Colucci

Friends of the Bay invites you to a night with artist Steven Colucci on Friday evening, Nov. 22 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at BMW of Oyster Bay, 145 Pine Hollow Road. The first 100 guests will receive a special gift. A portion of the sales of each painting and vehicle will go to FOB. The refreshments will be provided by Rothmann’s. The event, is sponsored by Stifel Nicklaus.


Saturday, Nov. 23

DBE Illustrated Lecture

Victoria Crosby visits the Oyster Bay Historical Society’s Angela Koenig Center at 20 Summit Street on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m. for a slide and lecture presentation on the history of the Daughters of the British Empire (DBE). Crosby, DBE regent, will read poems from her collection BritCentric. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. Donations to the Oyster Bay Historical Society’s Beverly Mohlenhoff Fund, in support of the Koenig Center, are welcome. For more information call 516-922-5032 or visit oysterbayhistorical.org.


Monday, Nov. 25

LI Fight For Charity

The Long Island Fight for Charity Tenth Main Event on Nov. 25 at the Hilton Long Island in Melville is where Alex Gallego, a volunteer boxer, is raising funds for The Genesis School, Long Island Community Chest and National Foundation For Human Potential. Call 516-624-2702 for information or to make a donation.


Monday and Tuesday,

Nov. 25, 26

Holiday Sharing Program

The Community Social Action Committee Holiday Sharing Program offers food certificates or food baskets to needy families and individuals living in the OB-EN community through community support, in an inter-religious community effort working with local agencies, churches and schools to identify those in need. Co-chair Carol Daub said, “The number of people needing assistance in our affluent community is real and very disturbing. There are over 100 families and over 50 individuals who are in dire need of help. I just got a request for a family where both parent just lost their jobs: they have no income, no insurance, nothing. The program in this small community in our zip code area, is helped confidentially.” Nonperishable food items and turkeys will be accepted at the Food Drive, at the First Presbyterian Church on East Main Street in Oyster Bay, on Monday, Nov. 25 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Nov. 26 from 9 a.m. to noon. All turkeys must be delivered frozen on Nov. 26, before noon. Mail donations to: C.S.A.C. Holiday Sharing Program, Box 231, Oyster Bay, New York 11771. All donations will be used to the purchase food certificates.  Let us not fail those less fortunate than ourselves, said Carol and Randy Daub, co-chairs.


Saturday, Nov. 30

Small Business Saturday

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce invites residents to take part in a nationwide rally to get people to shop in small downtown businesses, called Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30. The chamber is encouraging the 3/50 Project, a nationwide program on the benefits of shopping truly local, where more that half the funds remain with the local economy. Just think, if residents did that, spent $50 monthly, in three stores they loved but that are gone forever, like The Country Lady, the Book Mark and the Casual Gent, they might still be here in the hamlet.


Friday, Dec. 6

Deck The Halls

Planting Fields Foundation’s centennial celebration, Deck the Halls, takes place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Coe Hall. Cocktail buffet, live music by Bob Merrill’s Band, silent auction and live ice sculpture carving will be part of this special evening to celebrate the centennial of Planting Fields (1913-2013). For fee details, reservations, or sponsorship opportunities, contact Jennifer Lavella 516-922-8678 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Saturday, Dec. 7

Holiday Concert

Christ Church hosts Opera Night on Dec. 7, at 8 p.m. It will be an evening of arias, art songs and music for the holiday season. The suggested donation: $15.

Christmas with the Roosevelts 

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site hosts Christmas with the Roosevelts at Sagamore Hill on Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities will include holiday music performed by Larry Moser and Mary Nagin, Christmas carols sung by the quartet Close Enough, and James Foote, TR impersonator will talk of how the Roosevelts celebrated Christmas at Sagamore Hill and in the White House. Plus: holiday arts and crafts activities for children of all ages. Complimentary hot cocoa and cider will be provided by the Friends of Sagamore Hill. The Visitor Center bookstore offers 15 percent off on Dec. 7 and 8. Theodore Roosevelt Museum at Old Orchard and the grounds will continue to be open and free interpretive programs will be offered daily. For further information call 516-922-4788.


Sunday, Dec. 8

Baroque Holiday Fest

The LI Baroque Ensemble performs on Dec. 8, at 3 p.m. in a Baroque Holiday Fest. The LIBE performs a repertoire of rarely heard and unpublished works along with period favorites. Tickets are: $20 general, $15 seniors, $10 students, and children admitted free with paying adult.


Friday, Dec. 13

Tree Lighting With Santa

The 9th Annual Tree Lighting and Visit from Santa at Planting Fields takes place on Dec. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. Free Admission! Free Activities!  No Parking Fee! The tree will be lit at 6 p.m. sharp! Delight in all kinds of holiday excitement at Planting Fields including caroling by the Barber Shop Quartet, Hot Cocoa and refreshments at the Hay Barn/Visitor Center, Coe Hall Mansion decorated for the season will be open for self-guided visits.  Visit with Santa until 7:30 p.m. in Main Greenhouse Classroom.

Music at the Mansion

Come and enjoy a new concert series Vis-à-vis at 6 p.m. at Coe Hall Mansion. Tickets are $20 for non-members and  free for members and there is no parking fee. Vis-à-vis is a duo made up of Eurasian musicians Nadia Khoda (Ukraine) and Nurmira Greenberg (Kyrgyzstan). These classically trained and award-winning musicians have backgrounds that extend to the rich folk traditions of The Silk Road, popular music and beyond. Their vibrant performances mix East with West, classical with rock, acoustic with electronic and familiar with groundbreaking. For tickets contact Antigone Zaharakis at 922-8668 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or Jennifer Lavella at 922-8678 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 

Food Pantry

The North Shore Assembly of God, 84 Orchard St, Oyster Bay is operating a new food pantry for the community. It is meant to supplement the growing needs of the community. It is open on Tuesdays during their prayer times: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. If you are in need of their service, please call Pastor Diane at 516-922-2547 and make an appointment to complete their screening process.

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