Thursday, 15 August 2013 00:00
Registration for the 6th Annual Supervisor’s Cup Golf Classic has teed off with 140 entries to be determined by lottery drawing.The Golf Classic is set for Wednesday, Oct. 2 at the famed Lido Golf Course, one of Long Island’s legendary links. Town residents 18 years of age and older are invited to register for a day of great golf and great fun.
“The Supervisor’s Cup is freshly polished and ready for presentation to this year’s winning foursome,” commented Supervisor Kate Murray. “An unbeatable day of competition and comradery awaits the lucky field of golfers chosen by lottery for this year’s tournament.”
For an entry fee of $15, golfers (selected by lottery) will enjoy 18 holes of tournament golf, a bucket of balls for the driving range, continental breakfast, afternoon barbecue, motorized golf cart, on-course refreshments, goody bag, awards and photographs. Tournament contests include a “Four Player Scramble,” “Men’s & Women’s Closest to the Pin,” “Men’s & Women’s Most Accurate Drive” and “Men’s & Women’s Longest Drive.”
Tee-off time on Oct. 2 is 10 a.m. and the rain date is set for Wednesday, Oct. 16. Completed applications must be returned in person, postmarked or faxed before midnight, Friday, Sept. 6. Applications can be obtained at the Town of Hempstead Parks Department, 200 North Franklin Street, Hempstead, 11550.
Applications will also be available online at TOH.LI. The Lido and Merrick Road Park Golf Courses will have applications on hand as well as will most Hempstead Town parks. Completed applications may be returned in person or by mail to the Parks Administration Building in Hempstead or by fax to 516-292-6024.
There is only one application allowed per person and your name cannot appear on more than one entry application. Supervisor’s Cup participants will be chosen by lottery on Thursday, Sept.12 at 1 p.m. in the Clubhouse of the Merrick Road Park Golf Course. The public is cordially invited to attend the lottery drawing. Players whose names are drawn in the lottery will have five days to submit payment following their notification of entry. The lottery will select 140 golfers and 20 alternates. Selected names will be posted on the town web site at TOH.LI and winners will also be notified by phone and e-mail.
Golfers may register as a single, or in a twosome, threesome or foursome. Selected golfers will be required to make payments in the form of check or money order to the Town of Hempstead. On the day of the event, golfers will be asked to present photo identification at the morning’s check-in. Golfers who are selected as alternates are invited to attend the breakfast and enjoy the driving range practice as they await the possibility of being added to the field in the event one or more golfers do not attend.
If you have questions or desire clarification on any aspect of the Supervisor’s Cup Golf Classic, simply contact the Department of Parks and Recreation at 516-292-9000, extension 245 or 266. Town of Hempstead employees, their spouses and children are not eligible to participate in this event. The tournament is open to Town of Hempstead residents only.
Saturday, 08 March 2014 00:00
Jessy Davidson, a student at MacArthur High School in Levittown, organized and held a blood drive at the John Theissen Children’s Foundation on Wantagh Ave. this past weekend.
Davidson, a junior, hopes to earn a small college scholarship through the New York Blood Center Bloodstock Scholarship Program by hosting this blood drive. If at least 30 donors come through, she will qualify for the scholarship.
Anyone who is in high school is able to participate in this scholarship, according to Davidson.
Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00
On Feb. 27, parents in the Levittown, East Meadow, Massapequa and Farmingdale school districts came together for an informal panel discussion on the New York State Education Department and the implementation of the state Common Core Learning Standards.
Panelists included New York State Assemblyman Thomas McKevitt, Jeanette Deutermann of the Long Island Opt Out Facebook page, and former public school teacher David Greene, who came to the Farmingdale Public Library to talk with local parents about key concerns and questions with the curriculum.
An outspoken parent and founder of the Long Island Opt Out movement, Deutermann, delved into some of the factors behind what led to the state’s adoption of the Common Core, and how the state education department cites high school graduation rates as its reasoning behind the curriculum.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00
The Island Trees track program is pleased to announce that four members of the team will be participating in the New York State tournament. Students honored include:
Alexa Dolgos with a personal best of 1.37 in the 600 meter run; Alyssa Mustafa with a personal best of 17 feet, 3.5 inches in the long jump and a personal best of 36 minutes 1.3 seconds in the triple jump competition; Andrew Zabala with a personal best of 43 feet 5 inches in the triple jump; and Joe Stanco with 47 minutes 10.5 seconds in the shot put.
— Submitted by Varsity Track Coach Joseph Manna
Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00
The Island Trees Bulldogs Wrestling team finished the 2013-2014 season with an overall record of 18-8. The team defeated Syosset in the Dual Meet Championship playoffs 34-27, and then lost to Plainedge in the second round 48-29. The team had a strong season and was ranked no. 8 in Nassau County. The Bulldogs entered 22 wrestlers in the Nassau County Qualifying Tournament, out of which, eleven of the team’s All-League grapplers qualified for the coveted Nassau County Wrestling Tournament. Six wrestlers also received All-Conference honors, with one wrestler earning a wildcard into the tournament, for a total of 12 Island Trees wrestlers competing.