Picnic reservations for the coming season may be made at Nassau County parks beginning Monday, Feb. 1. In the Town of Oyster Bay, reservations for picnics began on Wednesday, Jan. 20. Reservations are now being taken on a first-come, first-served for any park with a picnic area, said a town spokesperson. “The Town of Oyster Bay has 156 parks and many of those have picnic areas. For reservations, please call the TOB Parks Department located in Hicksville at 797-4184, daily. There are some openings at all the parks. All the weekends at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay are taken.”
“Yes we can can cancer” is the motto of the Adelphi University student athletes, who demonstrate their support for the Cancer Center for Kids (CCFK) at Winthrop-University Hospital by collecting recyclable bottles and cans on campus and donating the proceeds to the center. Recently, a group of students visited the center’s state-of-the-science facility located at 120 Mineola Boulevard to present a check for more than $7,100 in support of the CCFK’s mission.
In addition to their dedication to academic excellence, with over two-thirds maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or better, Adelphi’s University Panthers proudly carry on a time-honored tradition of service. During the past several years, these young men and women have increased community and campus involvement in a number of special programs and Winthrop’s CCFK has been a grateful recipient of their efforts. Not only have the students helped fund the center’s programs, they have also increased campus awareness of pediatric cancer.
Recently the students and their families joined together with gym teacher, Diane Schubert, who had them running, rolling and laughing down all the lanes in the gym. It was evident that everyone had a fun time.
Nassau County Police Commissioner Lawrence W. Mulvey announced that the Police Department’s Marine Bureau will be conducting New York State certified Boating Safety Course’s for residents of Nassau County.
• Saturday and Sunday Jan. 30 – 31 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Saturday and Sunday Feb. 27 – 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Saturday and Sunday March 13 – 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Saturday and Sunday March 27 – 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Courses will be held at the Nassau County Police Academy located at 200 Second Ave. in Massapequa Park. In order to obtain a safety certificate, registrants must attend both 4-hour sessions.
At Charles Water Karate & Fitness, students are asked to perform a “Random Act of Kindness” once per month. Remember that “giving is living.” We define a “Random Act of Kindness” as students giving their time in order to better other people’s lives. The following students followed through on their “Random Act of Kindness” for the month of October 2009.
From New Hyde Park: Amanda Bartolotta, Anthony Bartolotta, Noelle Becker, Samantha Bangug, Ralph Mancini, Angelo Mancini, Jesmine Romanelli, Adam Romanelli, Michael Castelli, Nicholas Castelli, Nathan Harvey, Robert Becker, Steven Shing.
From Albertson: Aditya Lohdha, Kevin Hardiman
From East Williston: Alexandra Boubour. From Williston Park: Christopher Hembach, Sean Hembach, Dominic Macedo, Samantha Dimila.
Jan. 15 will be the deadline for early bird registration for the 2010 RXR/TIAA-CREF Long Island Marathon. The Long Island Marathon “Festival of Races,” set for the weekend of April 30 to May 2 is recognized as one of Long Island’s most prestigious sporting events.
The One Mile Race, the 5K Race, and the “Kids Fun Run” will start from Mitchel Athletic Complex on Saturday, May 1. On Sunday, May 2, the Long Island Marathon, Half-Marathon and 10K races take place. The weekend celebration also includes a pasta party for runners on April 30, at the Cradle of Aviation Museum and a “Runners’ Expo” at Mitchel Athletic Complex from April 29 to May 1.
The Mineola Chiefs 9-year old team won the NCYFL division championship with a victory over Elmont 19-13. The team finished the year with a 7-3 record. The list of names on the picture is as follows: Bottom row left to right: Ricky Santos, Jared St. John, Jonathan Advocate-Ross, Joe Sullivan, Jon-Paul Gonzalez, Sebastian Turcios, Eric Fox, Second Row: Justin Menos, John DeRidder, Anthony Arocho, Lucas Pelaez, Kunal Suri, Jordan Chin, Michael Marcy, Bert Cumming, Third Row: Dominic Milazzo, Terrill Simmons, Nicholas Monteforte, Michael DiBennetto, Keagan Yap, Daniel Long, James Denara, Joe Cucuzzo, Campbell Goulet Back Row: Coach Phil Chronakis, Asst. Head Coach Nakia Simmons, Coach Peter Gibbons, Mathew Baltzer, Sean Hairston, Jake Steffan, John Denara, Christopher Giunta, Andrew Imperatore, Head Coach Andy Imperatore, Coach Duane Marcy, Coach Bert Cumming.
Registration is currently underway for 45 positions to form the under 19s and under 15s Long Island Colts boys rugby teams. Season dues are $150.
High school rugby in the USA, a spring sport, is played on a football-size field without helmets, pads or timeouts. A game of rugby typically lasts 60 minutes and all athletes play offense and defense and each player on the field is expected to run like a wide receiver, kick like a punter, tackle like a defensive back, pass like a quarterback and score touchdowns like a running back.
Sophomore Kimberly Mui, a graduate of Herricks High School, New Hyde Park has helped the Muhlenberg College women’s basketball to a 7-1 start and national recognition.
Mui has played in all eight games off the bench as a reserve guard. She is contributing 2.5 points and 2.0 rebounds per game to the Centennial Conference’s highest-scoring offense.
The Mules have won six straight and are 5-0 in the Centennial Conference a year after tearing through the league with a perfect 18-0 record. Muhlenberg is ranked 13th in Division III in the most recent D3hoops.com poll and 18th in the coaches poll.
For college students from Nassau County, winter break doesn’t have to mean a month of inactivity. The Nassau County Aquatic Center is offering residents who are college students the opportunity to swim and work out through a short-term winter break membership, announced Nassau County Executive Thomas R. Suozzi.
Through Jan. 31, 2010, the “College Total Health Pass” provides students with unlimited access to the Olympic-size swimming pool and the state-of-the-art fitness center overlooking the pool, for a fee of only $35. A valid college I.D. is required for the College Total Health Pass, plus a Nassau County Leisure Pass. If a student does not have a Leisure Pass, one can be purchased for $25. The Leisure Pass, available only to Nassau County residents, is good for three years.
Centrally located in Eisenhower Park on Merrick Avenue in East Meadow, the Nassau County Aquatic Center is one of the premier swimming facilities in the country. Built in 1998 for the Goodwill Games, it serves the general public as well as competitive swimmers. The Aquatic Center regularly hosts college and local high school competitive swimming and diving meets and has hosted scores of Olympians, including Michael Phelps.
The Aquatic Center is open seven days a week, but will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. For more information, call 572-0501.
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