The Nassau Hiking and Outdoor Club (NHOC), which meets regularly at the Eisenhower Park Special Events Center, and frequently hosts hikes through the park, has just returned from its annual weekend trip to Montauk.
From Oct. 23-25 the NHOC club members stayed at the beautiful Ocean Beach Resort. Hikes included a 4-5 mile hike around Big Reed Pond, Quadam’s Hill and Oyster Pond; a 6-7 mile hike from Camp Hero to the lighthouse and back, a 5-6 mile hike around Fresh Pond and a one mile hike in the Famous Walking Dunes.
The First Annual “Kyle’s Heroes – Walk for Down Syndrome Awareness” was held on Saturday, Nov. 7 at Theodore Roosevelt Park. Oyster Bay Town Councilman Anthony Macagnone was on hand to present a town citation and to congratulate Ty and Diane Jimenez, who created Kyle’s Heroes and named it in honor of their 2-year-old son Kyle Jimenez, who has Down Syndrome.
The East Norwich-Muttontown-Brookvilles Republican Committee enjoyed their 1st Annual Golf Outing on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at Calverton Links & Eagle Landing Golf Course. The weather, although threatened, turned out to be perfect and the shotgun tee-off went as planned. The fun-filled day began with a barbecue lunch, proceeded with an iced bar of “Oyster Bay Oysters” and clams at mid-way, followed by cocktails and a surf and turf dinner back at the clubhouse.
The featured speaker at the Tuesday evening, Nov. 17, meeting of the Greater Long Island Running Club will be Sarah Reinertsen, Amputee Champion Athlete, Ironman Triathlete and spokeswoman for the Challenged Athletes Foundation.
The meeting will be held in the Auditorium of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library, 999 Old Country Road in Plainview, starting promptly at 8 p.m. Admission is free, and the general public is cordially invited to attend.
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Carol Ash is reminding boaters that a new state law that took effect Nov. 1 requires that all boaters on recreational watercraft less than 21 feet in length including motorboats, canoes, kayaks, rowboats and sailboats must wear a personal flotation device (PFD) from Nov. 1 through May 1 on New York waters.
A six race, three-hour duel took place on the bay by the Waterfront Center as local teams vied for the coveted title of champion in the second annual Oyster Festival Regatta on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 24. Fiddleheads Restaurant took the prize in the eight-team competition which included Alex Gallego Group Stifel Nicolaus, Superstar Beverage, Laffey Associates, Global Companies, Mariners Walk and race organizers Oyster Bay Marine Center and Renaissance Property Associates.
Notwithstanding the threatening weather on Oct. 17, the opening event of the Oyster Festival, the Supervisor’s 5K race attracted over 700 entrants and almost 600 finishers.
The clock tells the winner’s story with – a 14 minute, 43 second finish by Chris Mammone of the Bellmore Striders that shattered his own USA Track & Field -Long Island record of 14:57 and got him to the finish line at Oyster Bay’s Townsend Square 29 seconds in front of Dan McGrath, in the 26th annual Oyster Bay Town Supervisor’s Oyster Festival 5 Kilometer Run on October 17th.
Exciting things are in store for residents of the Village of Bayville. On Saturday, Nov. 14, at West Harbor Memorial Beach they will be holding the Second Annual Bayville Turkey Trot fundraiser to benefit the Matthew Fetzer’s Holiday Toy Drive. The toys are distributed throughout local hospitals during the holidays.
The event begins with the Bayville Chicken Run, a one K fun run for tots, on Nov. 14 at 9 a.m. and is followed by the Bayville Turkey Trot at 9:45 p.m. sharp.
Often in the game of football, the defensive players get overlooked for the high-profile players, like quarterbacks, running backs, and wide receivers. A week ago Newsday singled out an OBHS Varsity defensive player as a “Player to Watch.”
In the first game of the season played Saturday, Sept. 19, at Memorial Field against the Rams of Clark High School, Matt Comack certainly lived up to the title. Clark came to town as the clear favorites to beat the Baymen. Our 2009 Baymen thought differently.
Parent Ty Jimenez said, “It’s simply amazing to watch my precious son Kyle’s amazing progress due to the many dedicated professionals that work with Kyle. My son Kyle is able. He will have dreams to fulfill. The professionals at ACDS are helping to fulfill those dreams so I’m standing with ACDS. Thank you for supporting this amazing organization.”
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