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Kayak Conservation - September 7

Terrarium Planting Workshop - September 11

Planting For Privacy - September 11

Saturday, September 7

Kayak Conservation Tour & Breakfast

On Saturday, Sept. 7, the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center will hold a Kayak Conservation Tour & Breakfast.  Join TR Sanctuary to explore nature at night, to  build your own marine life seine net, or to get up close and personal with local bird-life. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The center is located at 134 Cove Rd., Oyster Bay. For more information: 516-922-3200, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . If you love the Long Island Sound and want to help make sure we are able to enjoy it for years to come, then this is the event for you. Cost is $30.00 per person- includes kayak, paddle, life jacket, and guide. Kayaks are limited. Reservations are on a first call, first serve basis. Come with your own kayak for $20.00. 

Wednesday, September 11 

Terrarium Planting Workshop

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. 

Planting for Privacy

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. 

Wednesday, September 21

It’s Time: How to Bring Plants Indoors For Winter

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. 

Sunday, September 22

Helen’s Run/Walk 

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 For further information visit 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.

Sunday, September 29

At The John Engeman Theater

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. 

Thursday, October 10

Lunch In Hudson Valley

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. 

Sunday, October 13
Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk

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 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. 

Saturday, October 19

Class Of 1953 Reunion

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.

Sunday, October 27

Brunch With William Burton

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. 

Sunday, October 29

Bonnie Trachtenberg Talk

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. 


Bridge Games

• 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.


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.

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.


SUNY College at Old Westbury recently named Dr. Anthony DeLuca of Levittown as the College’s NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR), beginning at the start of the 2014-15 academic year.  

DeLuca, now entering his third year at Old Westbury, also holds the position as director Old Westbury’s Honors College.


“We are thrilled that Dr. DeLuca will serve as Old Westbury’s Faculty Athletics Representative,” said director of athletics Lenore Walsh.  “He is a champion for intercollegiate athletics and has been involved with our program since his arrival at Old Westbury.  I am looking forward to the opportunity to work closely with Dr. DeLuca in support of our students’ academic and athletic pursuits at Old Westbury.”

Albertson resident and Kellenberg sophomore Gabby Schreib qualified for the Millrose Games in New York City. Schreib qualified as a member of the Sprint Medley Relay along with Danielle Correia, Bridget McNierney, and Jazmine Fray. 

The Kellenberg relay’s close second place finish in January’s Millrose Trials has moved them closer to defending the title they won in the same relay at last year’s Millrose Games. Schreib and her teammates time is currently second in the United States for girls track and field performances.


Pete Hamill Lecture - December 5

Chazak Celebration - December 7

More Mussar Programs - January 8


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