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Register Now For Before And After School Programs

Open registration for the Boys & Girls Club of Oyster Bay-East Norwich’s Before and After School Programs is in progress. These programs are open to all children enrolled in the OB-EN School District. Registration packets will be available at the Boys & Girls Clubhouse at One Pine Hollow Road, Oyster Bay. Registration is by mail and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Spaces are limited so don’t delay.

The registrants of the Before School Program, grades K-6, enjoy a light, healthy breakfast and participate in fun, age-appropriate activities before the start of each school day.  The program begins at 7 a.m., and transportation is provided to Roosevelt and Vernon schools.

The After School Program provides children in grades K-5 with a safe, fun environment with caring staff members and friends. Transportation is provided from Roosevelt and Vernon schools at school dismissal. The program operates Monday-Friday from dismissal time until 6:30 p.m. each day school is in session.

The club also offers a Drop-In Program for member in grades 6 through 12. Students enrolled in the Drop-In Program will be transported from Vernon School or Oyster Bay High School, with the purchase of a Gamesroom Pass. The Senior Gamesroom provides a safe gathering place for youngsters.  The room is equipped with a pool table, foosball table and a large screen T.V. Special events, including game tournaments, movie nights, Friday Night Fun, and more special activities, are scheduled throughout the year.  For Gamesroom pass holders, the hours are: 3-6:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday, and 3-9 p.m. on Fridays.  The club’s After School and Drop-In Programs help give children a safe, exciting, and fun, place to spend their time after school!  

Partial scholarships are available for the Before and After School Programs and for Senior Gamesroom Passes. Those interested should complete and submit a scholarship application form and requisite tax returns.  

For more information regarding the programs and registration, should be directed to Lorraine Rubin, Child Care Director, at 516-922-9285, ext.  19, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Visit www.bgcoben.org for more information.

News

Some people deserve a long obituary: in a way, it is a tribute to the number of people’s lives they have touched, so for Dottie Brandt, it is a given. A long line of mourners stretched down the street from the Francis P. DeVine Funeral Home, in Oyster Bay, where Dorothy R. Brandt, known to everyone as “Dottie,” was laid to rest, soon after her death on Friday, Sept. 12.

Dottie was a beautiful woman that age couldn’t change. When your warmth, spirit and love come from the inside, it keeps the outside looking bright and fresh. Dottie was always smiling, full of energy and always willing to help people.

The music was rocking and everybody was dancing on Friday, Oct. 3 in the St. Dominic High School gymnasium as the school hosted its Fall Ball dance. The event included gregarious kids from St. Dominic’s dancing and socializing with 20 disadvantaged children from St. Christopher-Ottilie Family of Services in Sea Cliff.

“St. Dom’s is very active with St. Christopher-Ottilie during the school year,” said Janice Seaman, who was the party coordinator and one of many volunteers at the dance, which ran from 7 to 10 p.m. “This was the first time, though, that St. Dom’s invited the kids from St. Christopher-Ottilie to their school for a dance and it is a great way to bring some normalcy into these children’s lives and show them what a school function is like.”


Sports

5- and 6-year-old Peanuts

The Little Generals (Peanuts) stepped out into the cold Sunday morning ready to give the home crowd a show as they battled the Bellmore Braves, and that’s just what they did as the Generals beat the Braves 14-7. The teams battled to a first half tie as the Generals’ touchdown came on a 26-yard run by Kody Gehnrich, thanks to great blocks by John (Jack) Grace and Jack Symanski.

In the second half, where the Generals are usually at their best, the defense shut out the Braves as Rodney Hill, Jr. and Brandon Babel stepped in on the defense line to create a great push to allow Francesco Allocca to make eight tackles. The offense got a big boost with Allocca being allowed to play RB after playing QB the past two games, and boy did he respond behind great lead blocking from Luca Granito. Allocca carried the ball nine times for 60 yards and a TD coming on the last play of the game.

The Diane Whipple Foundation with the cooperation of Manhasset PAL, Manhasset School District and St. Mary’s High School Athletic program has announced a premier College Division I Women’s Lacrosse Scrimmage day on Saturday, Oct. 18.

Competing in this great event will be Columbia, Fairfield, Michigan, Sacred Heart, Stonybrook, UCONN, UMASS, and USC.


Calendar

Boys & Girls Club Gala

Thursday, October 23

Halloween Party

Saturday, October 25

Property Tax Exemptions Workshop

Tuesday, October 28



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