Thursday, 05 September 2013 00:00
Old Westbury teen Prescott Butler just returned from a trip to Scotland where he competed with Team USA in the International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT). Butler was one of 14 junior golfers chosen from America to compete against teams from Canada and Scotland.
Butler has been playing golf since he was six years old and says he loves the competition aspect of it. IJGT was the 14 year old’s first international tournament.
“A lot of people don’t think of it as a competitive thing, most people think of golf as a sport you play on the weekends but I love playing in competition,” Butler said. “Playing in Scotland was awesome. Knowing that I represented the U.S. and playing against teams from completely different countries was so fun.”
The tournament took place at golf clubs across Scotland, from July 31 to August 2. After three days of competition, Team Scotland edged out Team Canada with 46.5 total points to earn the John Clark Trophy by a half point. Team USA finished in third place with a total of 33.5 points. Butler won three of his six matches. He is currently competing in the summer long Met PGA Junior Golf Classic on Long Island and hopes to go on to play Division 1 golf in college.
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, 20 February 2014 00:00
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.
Thursday, 06 February 2014 00:00
Registration for Farmingdale’s Over the Hill Gang Softball League will take place Feb. 1, Feb. 8 and Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. - Noon at the Allen Park meeting room on Motor Ave. in Farmingdale. The league is open to men 40 and over who live in Farmingdale or the Town of Oyster Bay area. Players can also apply online at www.othgny.com, however must attend one registration session to show proof of age and residency.
— Submitted by Jerry Mazza