The transportation plan, from June 15-21, for the 2009 U.S. Open Championship at Bethpage State Park’s Black Course is designed to provide a satellite parking system, while minimizing traffic congestion on the local roads surrounding Bethpage State Park. Traffic representatives from New York State, the Village of Farmingdale, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Nassau County, Suffolk County and the local townships have been involved in the planning process with the USGA for the past two years.
The WaterFront Center will host its ninth annual free Bay Day event on Sunday, June 7, at Beekman Beach in Oyster Bay between 11 a. m. and 4 p.m. “The WaterFront Center is pleased to offer Bay Day as a fun way to further connect people to the environment and to the wonderful waterfront resources that exist in their community” said Gaye Verdi, executive director of the WaterFront Center.
A day at the beach, live music, tall ships, sails on the Christeen and smaller boats, kayak trials, the Blessing of the Fleet and Anything That Floats Race, henna tattoos, photo booth, crabcakes—all this and more spell Bay Day! “And, it is all free,” adds Ms. Verdi.
During the summer months, a constant string of teenagers come aboard the Brilliant in groups of nine for either five- or 10-day voyages, and work together under the guidance of the professional crew to safely sail hundreds of miles and learn traditional seamanship skills.
Gunnar Esiason, a senior at Friends Academy, received one of New York State high school football’s highest honors: the 2008 12th Man Award. The New York State High School Football Coaches Association awards the honor annually to “a football player who overcame a serious physical injury or disability to contribute to the success of his team during the season.”
The Association chose Mr. Esiason from all of the state’s regional 12th-Man honorees as one of two 2008 overall co-winners in the state. He accepted the award at a dinner in Verona, in February.
The term “three-peat” was coined by Coach Pat Riley who led the Los Angeles Lakers to three consecutive championship wins in the late 1980s. The Oyster Bay High School Varsity Baseball Team just accomplished a ‘three-peat’ of their own winning the Nassau County Class C Championship for the third year in a row.
The Baymen faced off against a tough East Rockaway team in a best of three county championship play off. Jake Robinson took the mound in game one and pitched a shut out. The Baymen offense lent their support putting up three runs on the board, including a home run by Billy Clark.
Local athletes of every age and level of ability are invited to participate in the special Clinic that is being offered in connection with the 2009 Runner’s Edge-TOBAY Triathlon. The clinic will be held on Thursday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m., at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library, 999 Old Country Road in Plainview.
Although it is geared toward those who are planning on competing in the August 30 Runner’s Edge-TOBAY Triathlon, the clinic is open to everyone, and would be of great benefit to anyone planning on doing any multisport event this year. The clinic is free of charge, and no advance registration is necessary.
Seniors Joe Jazwinski, Justin Nakrin and Tim Collery hope to join juniors Brian Dillman, Nick Gismondi and Chris Murdock in a return to the New York State Championships in Cicero New York on June 12-13. Justin Nakrin recently placed 2nd in the 2 mile at the Nassau Coaches invitational at Westbury High School with a personal record of 10:06.2. He was the top medal winner for the team, and hopes to break the 10 minute barrier in the 2 mile before the season is over.
Denis Hammil quoted Brooke’s mother Barbara in an article in the Sept. 8, 2008 Daily News. He wrote, “At 9:17 a.m. Brooke made one of the last calls out of the towers,” says Barbara. “She left a message at our house in Oyster Bay describing the room they were in on the 104th floor of Cantor Fitzgerald in the northeast tower. She said they broke the window to be able to breathe, asking for help to rescue them...”
If you were anywhere near Center Island Beach on Sunday, May 3, you might have wondered why the beach was so crowded on a rainy foggy day.
The beach was the site of the The Long Island Scholastic Regatta: The Regatta was sponsored by the Sagamore Rowing Club (the Crew Club of Oyster Bay). They were host to over 900 rowers from 26 clubs and schools all over the Tri-State Area.
Put on your best sneakers and join your family, friends and business associates in a casual, fun-filled day of activities for children and adults of all ages at the 2009 Sports Day. This event will be held on Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cantiague Park, Hicksville, to benefit the children of Schneider Children’s Hospital.
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