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Top 5 Indoor Baseball Facilities on Long Island

Written by Vinny Messana, vmessana@antonnews.com Friday, 07 June 2013 00:00

Living on Long Island undoubtedly offers a wide array of recreational activities. The seasons provide residents with endless opportunities to enjoy the best that the 118-mile island has to offer.

For baseball fans, here are the top 5 indoor facilities that will offer you the resources and professional help to enhance your abilities and take you to the next level.

 

Weathering The Storm

Written by Gary Simeone, editorial@antonnews.com Friday, 07 June 2013 00:00

Nikon Theatre reopens after Hurricane Sandy

Thursday, May 30 was the official grand reopening of the Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre more than a half year after suffering the damaging effects of Hurricane Sandy. After months of reconstruction at a cost of $20 million the Theatre is ready to open its doors to concertgoers. Country-pop superstars, Rascal Flatts, who were to headline the concert season with an opening show that Friday night was also on hand to spread the word.

“The amount of work that went into rebuilding and reconstructing this great concert venue was absolutely amazing,” said Live Nation representative John Ahrens.

 

Our Goose Isn’t Cooked

Written by John Owens, jowens@antonnews.com Friday, 31 May 2013 00:00

While visions of gassed geese danced in the heads of Town of North Hempstead residents, as the town recently explored that option as a solution to the poop-riddled parks that are the hallmark of Canadian geese, residents of other areas of Nassau were surprisingly quiet.

It’s not that these Long Islanders don’t love — or hate — the fecal-infesting fowl. It’s that many places have found solutions that are quite effective and not nearly as extreme as euthanasia. It’s a program called GeesePeace.

Founded in 2000, this Virginia-based nonprofit (www.geesepeace.com) works with communities around the country, and even in the U.K., to (as the name suggests) make peace with geese.

   

International Music Nights

Friday, 31 May 2013 00:00

June-August

Nassau County Parks’ International Music Nights Concert Series will kick off this year on Sunday, June 2 at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre in Eisenhower Park.

“The International Music Nights Concert Series is a great Nassau County tradition dedicated to music and culture that honor a range of ethnic groups,” said County Executive Ed Mangano. “Come enjoy the park, music and culture all summer long.”

 

Air Diver Soars Close to Home

Written by Abigail Koppenhaver akoppenhaver@antonnews.com Friday, 24 May 2013 00:00

The territory will look familiar to diver Aleth Lohr-Matrone when the popular Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach returns for its 10th anniversary Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh.

This year’s show will offer a stunning lineup including the Misty Blues All-Women Skydiving team. This will be the first year that the Misty Blues have performed, and for one of the team members the show will be a homecoming of sorts.

   

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