Tuesday, 20 November 2012 00:00
Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness in Williston Park conducted their Black Belt Preparation test.
Charles Water’s Karate & Fitness is a full-time, professional martial arts school, with classes for children, adults and teenagers. The school is the only one on Long Island that also offers Karatatot, the only program specifically designed for children 4 1/2 to 6 years of age.
Black Belt Preparation is a system of evaluation to determine whether a student is prepared and ready for the next promotion.
Those students were:
From Manhasset: Luke Bakshandeh
From New Hyde Park: Danielle Albanese, Noelle Becker, Hunter Bryant, Morgan Bryant, Nicholas Castelli, Jenna Cronin, Alex DeMarco, Brian O’Regan and Jesmine Romanelli.
From East Meadow: Sal Ballato and Chris Ballato.
From East Hills: Anthony Barisano and Daniella Barisano.
From Laurel Hollow: Robert Becker
From Garden City: Michael Bereswill, Joseph Bereswill, Dean Van Noy and Thomas Van Noy.
From Roslyn: Michael Ross
From Roslyn Heights: Robert Berman, Krish Budhrani and Chelsea Wolgel.
From Mineola: Theodore Bischoff and Jason Maglione.
From East Williston: Alexandra Boubour, Robert Boubour and Sarah Frey.
From Williston Park: Samantha Dimilia and Chris Hembach .
Old Westbury: Eric Chu, Arvin Jadonath and Daven Jadonath.
From East Hills: Emily Frank.
From Manhasset Hills: Daniel Garcia and Nicole Garcia.
From Carle Place: Adam Kwarren.
Saturday, 07 December 2013 00:00
On Sunday, Nov. 3, a walk-a-thon was held to benefit Camp Anchor, a year-round recreation program for citizens with both mental and physical handicaps. The walk-a-thon was coordinated by Garden City resident and Kellenberg Senior Christina DiMasso, and Kellenberg Junior Brendan Callahan, who both work at the camp. “I did this because Camp Anchor has been so great for my brother, Thomas, who struggles with autism,” Callahan said. “I have also grown so much through volunteering there these past three summers.”
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
For some people, giving back provides an inherent reward through the simple satisfaction of helping others. Garden City resident Gregory Burke is one of those people. A known philanthropist and supporter of various important causes, Burke’s gift to Winthrop-University Hospital is no exception to his generosity.
Recently, Burke presented Kevin T. Curran, member of Winthrop’s Board of Directors, with a $25,000 gift in support of the hospital’s new Research and Academic Center. The center, scheduled to be completed in late 2014, will focus on the research of diabetes, obesity and the cardiometabolic complications that arise from those conditions, as well as other pressing national and local health issues, including reducing premature births and treating conditions related to aging, such as Alzheimer’s disease and arthritis.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
The 36th Annual Garden City Turkey Trot was held on a sunny but cold and windy Thanksgiving day. The frigid temperatures were no match for the more than 5,000 runners who ran in Long Island’s largest Thanksgiving day road race. The Turkey Trot consists of three races—a Challenger Division Race for courageous special needs athletes, a 1.4-mile Fun Run and a challenging 5-mile race.
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 12:19
Knowing they were facing off against a very physical team which had made the States for the last two consecutive years, the Garden City Wings Varsity Ice Hockey teammates discussed strategies in the locker room at the Bethpage Ice Arena. Alex Feinstein’s past netminding experiences for the Sailors would prove valuable to them as he drew upon his insight in how to compete against them effectively. Playing with the Garden City Wings team, together they crushed the Oceanside Sailors 7-2, earning their first Varsity win of the season in Nassau County High School Hockey League. Feinsten faced 30 shots while his teammates unloaded 24 on the opposing goalie.