Thursday, 29 August 2013 00:00
Kayak Conservation - September 7
Terrarium Planting Workshop - September 11
Planting For Privacy - September 11
Ever popular, terrariums are a beautiful and elegant addition to a home. Participants in this workshop can create their own miniature glass gardens during this workshop with assistance from the nursery’s design staff. Bring your own glass vessel or the Nursery will provide one. Cost: $45.00 +tax includes all materials. Participants may bring their own glass vessel, price will be determined by its size. Call 516-334-0066 to make a reservation. The workshop begins at 11 a.m. Hicks Nurseries is located at 100 Jericho Turnpike in Westbury.
On Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 11 a.m., Hicks Nurseries will present a planting for privacy workshop. Participants will learn which trees and shrubs will grow tall and full to help make their yard the private oasis they always wanted it to be. Hicks Landscapes’ designer Rich Abate will discuss the best options available to gain valuable privacy or to block out undesirable views. Hicks Nurseries is located at 100 Jericho Turnpike in Westbury. Call 516-334-0066.
On Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 11 a.m. After a summer nurturing houseplants and tropical outdoors soon it will be time to transfer them indoors for the winter months. This informative seminar explains the steps necessary to successfully transfer a plant indoors. From insect control to lighting and soil, all will be covered. The lecture will take place at Hicks Nurseries, located at 100 Jericho Turnpike in Westbury. Call 516-334-0066.
Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults is hosting its 17th annual walk-a-thon but this year they have added a run component to the event. Registration and start point for Helen’s Run/Walk is at the Sands Point Park & Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. Check in and registration: 7:30 – 8:30 a.m., start- 9 a.m. Registration fee: $25.00; day of event: $35.00. Event is limited to 400 participants; early sign-up is recommended. Register online at www.active.com For further information visit www.hknc.org or call 516-944-8900, ext. 1310. There will be age group awards. Each registration includes one t-shirt and refreshments. Individuals of all ages and disabilities are welcome to participate.
On Sept. 29, the Senior Activity Committee (SAC) at The Park At East Hills will host a play, 12 Angry Men at the John Engeman Theater. The play begins at 2 p.m. with dinner to follow.
On Oct. 10, the Senior Activity Committee (SAC) at The Park At East Hills will join with The Rockefeller Estate and Union Church for lunch at Sunset Cove restaurant in the historic Hudson Valley. The bus leaves the park at 8 a.m.
On Sunday, October 13, local residents will join together for The Lustgarten Foundation’s 13th annual Long Island Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk, which will be held at Jones Beach in Wantagh. Walkers can participate in a one or three-mile walk along Jones Beach’s scenic boardwalk. Since its inception, the Long Island walk has grown to more than 7,000 participants and raised more than $9.3 million for pancreatic cancer research. Visit www.curePC.org for more information. Pre-registration fee: $50.00. Walk-in registration fee: $60.00. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The walk begins at 9:30 a.m. The walk takes place at Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh, Field 5.
The Roslyn High School Class of 1953 will hold its 60th class reunion on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at The Roslyn Hotel. The evening will include a cocktail reception and dinner. Cost is $100.00 per person. Anyone with contact information should call Mickey Vergatta at 516-676-1740. The Roslyn Hotel is located at 1221 Old Northern Blvd.
On Oct. 27, the Senior Activity Committee (SAC) at The Park At East Hills will hold a brunch, featuring special guest speaker William C. Burton, Village of East Hills attorney and partner in Sagat Burton LLP. The talk is entitled, “The Life of A Lobbyist In Washington, DC.” The talk begins at 11 a.m.
On Oct. 29, the Senior Activity Committee (SAC) at The Park At East Hills will host an author talk and book signing with Bonnie Trachtenberg, author of Wedlocked. The event is scheduled to last from 7 to 9 p.m.
• Newplicate (supervised duplicate) Bridge at the Shelter Rock Jewish Center, 272 Shelter Rock Rd., Roslyn, every Monday from 9:30 a.m. to noon for bridge students, new players and social bridge players welcome. Short lesson, and earn points in a fun, friendly atmosphere. For reservations call 917-658-5991. Open Duplicate Bridge Game at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Refreshments served. Call 917-658-5991 for reservations.
• Bridge Game—A new ACBL sanctioned daytime bridge game will be held on Thursday afternoons at 12:30 p.m. at Shelter Rock Jewish Center, 272 Shelter Rock Rd., Roslyn. For info and reservations call 917-658-5991.
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
Howard Kroplick was just settling in to his new position as North Hempstead’s town historian in April of 2012 when a phone call from a resident who found an old headstone led him into a comprehensive study of all 28 cemeteries within
the town’s boundaries.
Kroplick, an East Hills resident for 29 years, serves in the unpaid role as an advisor to the North Hempstead board, out of his longtime love of history. His exhaustive study of the area’s cemeteries has helped him complete a history of
North Hempstead that will be published in January, which will coincide with the 400-year anniversary of the discovery of Long Island, by Dutch explorer Adriaen Block. It was Block, according to Kroplick, who first identified Long Island as an actual island, not a peninsula as many believed back then. The 128-page book from Arcadia Publishing is the first ever written about North Hempstead.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
For the time being, much of the Roslyn area is without representation on the Town of North Hempstead council. Recently, Thomas K. Dwyer, who has represented Roslyn on that body since 2002, announced that he would step down from the board while he is in negotiations with a Manhattan-based consulting firm.
Dwyer, who is the chief operating officer of Syosset-based American Land Services, would not identify the firm he is talking to, but he said that the new job would represent a conflict of interest with his work on the town board.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
The 2013-2014 college basketball season is underway and Roslyn resident George Beamon is off to a scorching start, as he makes his claim as one of the top scoring guards in the country.
Beamon, a senior at Manhattan College has led the Jaspers to a 4-2 record. He was the leading scorer in Manhattan’s first five games, tallying 24 points in the win against LaSalle, 28 points in a tight 71-70 over Columbia, 34 points in a loss against George Washington, and 24 points in both a win over Illinois State and a loss to Fordham.
Beamon was also a team leader in rebounds in the games against Columbia, George Washington and Fordham.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
Buckley Country Day School upper school students from Roslyn earned top honors at the end of this fall’s interscholastic soccer season. Roslyn athletes pictured from left to right, are: Ansh Amin, Most Valuable Player, boys’ fifth and sixth grade Blue team; Kenneth Silver, Most Improved Player, boys’ fifth and sixth grade Blue team; and Eleni Vasiliades, Bulldog Spirit Award, girls’ fifth and sixth grade Blue team.