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Shopping Option For Men

If you’re looking for a holiday gift for your husband or boyfriend, your shopping just got a little bit easier with the grand opening of James Guy Men’s Clothing Store earlier this month. Located at 77 South Street in Oyster Bay, the store sells fashionable items like Timberland jackets, flannel shirts and Trask boots, and shoes made from bison, elk and Longhorn leather.

The store is owned by Catherine Drabin of Chrison & Bellina LLC.

“I wanted to open a store that would cater to men because guys should be able to purchase shirts and socks without having to leave Oyster Bay,” said Drabin. “A lot of what we sell is weekend wear for the casual type of guy.”

James Guy originally opened on Father’s Day and so far the response from the community has been very positive, according to Drabin.

“The majority of our customer base has been commuters getting off the train from the city and wives who are out shopping for their husbands.”

The store, which is themed in a nautical design and outlined with original brick walls and crafted wooden shelves, sells stylish menswear like original Woolrich jackets, K-Way waterproof raincoats and a variety of jeans and t-shirts. Men’s accessory items like ties, wallets and hygienic items are also for sale. Prices range from $10-$20 for small books to $700 for high line Timberland jackets.

Drabin, who goes back and forth between her two stores, said after owning Chrison & Bellina for seven years in the community it was time for men to have their own store to shop at.

“With Chrison & Bellina we’ve been catering to women’s fashion and at this point I’m ready for part two.”

James Guy is open seven days a week, Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

News

Driving rain and an early start time did not deter 600 people who arrived at Crest Hollow Country Club recently to celebrate the Women’s Fund of Long Island’s 20th year and to honor four exceptional women.

The breakfast started with a meet and greet and a chance to showcase Women’s Fund contest winner Patti Hogarty, designer of “Women as Bamboo.” Inspired by her neighbor’s bamboo, she entered the contest drawing a design of the bamboo, which Ambalu Jewelers of Roslyn then turned into various pendants of which 40-percent of the profits would go to WFLI. Hogarty wrote a short essay comparing women to bamboo in that they are strong and can weather difficult storms, yet remain graceful and continue to grow sending out new shoots.

Oyster Bay High School Principal Dr. Dennis O’Hara addressed the board of education at Tuesday night’s meeting about offering a summer school program at the high school. It would be the first time the district had a summer school program in more than 12 years.

Dr. O’Hara explained that with the institution of the Common Core state standards, students are faced with a greater level of academic rigor and more challenging coursework. The program would offer remedial and enrichment classes for students both in and out of district.


Sports

In the history of Oyster Bay High School athletics, no one has ever won a Girls’ Tennis New York State Championship. Celeste Matute and Courtney Kowalsky became the first when they won the 2014 New York State Doubles Championship in Latham on Nov. 3. What makes this tremendous achievement even more remarkable is that Matute is a junior and Kowalsky is a sophomore.

The girls, who are usually singles players, teamed up to take on the very best players in Nassau County and New York State. They won all 10 matches in the section XIII and NYSPHSAA tournaments and left Latham as the 2014 New York State doubles champions.

The conditions were as fierce as the competition earlier this month at Oakcliff Sailing’s Halloween Invitational.

Ten teams from the U.S., Canada and Bermuda battled 30-knot-plus winds, heavy rain and biting cold to see who would take top honors at Oakcliff’s final match racing event of the 2014 season.


Calendar

Raingarden Workshop

Wednesday, November 19 & Thursday, November 20

Informative Hospital Talk

November November 20

Opera Night

Sunday, November 23



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