Friday, 08 February 2013 00:00
Jericho Public Library Board Meeting
Monday, February 11
Thursday, February 14
Bowling For Last Hope Animal Rescue
Friday, February 15
The next regular meting of the Jericho Public Library Board of Trustees will be held on Monday, Feb. 11 at 8:15 p.m. in the meeting room.
Dr. Richard Isaacson, a Harvard-trained neurologist and co-author of the book The Alzheimer’s Diet: A Step-By-Step Nutritional Approach for Memory Loss Prevention and Treatment, will be among the speakers at the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation (LIAF) 25th Annual Coping and Caring Conference and Awards Luncheon at the Hilton Long Island in Melville. In addition to Dr. Isaacson’s talk, this year’s Coping and Caring Conference and Awards Luncheon will feature multiple presentations. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in skill-building stations. Full-day registration includes continental breakfast and attendance at the awards luncheon. For more information, or to register for the Coping and Caring Conference and Awards Luncheon, please call 767-6856.
The next meeting of SAGE (Senior Adult Group Enthusiasts) will take place at 10:30 a.m. at Woodbury Jewish Center, located at 200 South Woods Road in Woodbury. Join the members as they celebratePurim with Doug LeBlang’s lecture on Jewish Comedians. In the twentieth century, Jews made up only 3 percent of the American population. However, 80 percent of the professional comedians were Jewish. What is the connection between comedy and the Jews? This lecture attempts to answer these questions and also takes a close look at the greatest Jewish comedians. As always, a light brunch will be served. Membership in SAGE is free to synagogue members, $5 per session or $36 per year for all others. For more information, call Roberta Weinstein-Cohen at 398-0342.
There will be three hours of bowling excitement, fun for the whole family, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Farmingdale Lanes, located at 999 Conklin Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735. Registration begins at 7 p.m. Win prizes via raffles and a 50/50 drawing, all benefiting Last Hope Inc.’s animal rescue and community outreach programs. $25 per person, $20 for children 12 years and under; shoe rental, pizza and soda included. For more information, call 631-332-6606.
Last Hope Animal Rescue will be hosting a rummage sale at St. Bede’s Church, located at 220 Berry Hill Road in Syosset from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds benefit Last Hope’s rescued dogs and cats, as well as community outreach programs like Fix-A-Feral. For more info, visit www.lasthopeanimalrescue.org. No vendors, please. Call 731-6750 to donate items.
A safe, confidential, supportive environment to talk about what you have been through, reactions and feelings and how to move forward. You are not alone. Facilitated by a professional therapist. Three consecutive Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m. in the Hicksville-Plainview area. $60 for three meetings. To register call Nancy Berlow, LCSW: 516-356-7109. All inquiries are confidential.
Once a month through December. Long Island Cat Fanciers sponsors free lectures given by top local veterinarians on topics relevant to dog and cat owners. All members of the public are welcome to attend. The lectures are generally held on the first Monday of each month at the Town of Oyster Bay Syosset-Woodbury Community Center, 7900 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury, at 7:45 p.m. For more information, call 631-277-3844.
The Fellowship provides an atmosphere of warmth and camaraderie, with talks presented by intelligent, enlightening and non-dogmatic speakers who come from the entire spectrum of the arts, history and sciences. This is followed by coffee and an informal discussion circle, held in the turn-of-the-18th century farmhouse in a bucolic setting. Sundays at 10:30 a.m. The Muttontown Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is located on the south side of Route 25A (Northern Blvd.), East Norwich, directly east of Martin Viette Nurseries and about a half mile west of Route 106. Look for the white brick gate posts with a large sign for Hunter’s Moon Farm. All are welcome. Call with any questions 659-1686.
•Gam-Anon Support Group is an anonymous organization for spouses, adult children over 18, family and friends whose lives have been affected by a gambling problem. Tuesdays at the Woodbury Methodist Church, Woodbury Rd., Woodbury, at 8 p.m. Call Hotline at 321-2883.
•Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting. Open Meeting -All you need is a desire to STOP Drinking or Drugging (folks who have problems with prescription drugs, marijuana, cocaine and ecstasy are also invited). Every Thursday night from 7:15-8:15 at the Community Church of Syosset, 36 Church St., Syosset.
•Meet The Doctors. Focusing on education, Premiere OBGYN will sponsor a Meet the Doctors program on the first Tuesday of each month from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at 79 Froelich Farm Blvd., Woodbury. Women who are planning a pregnancy or are already expecting can join Drs. Prince, Brooks and Flynn and have their questions answered on conception and a safe pregnancy.
•The LI Psoriasis Network Meetup Group will get together in the second floor In-Service Classroom of North Shore University at Plainview, 888 Old Country Rd., on the first Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. All are welcome. No cost. More information is available at http://psoriasis.meetup.com/24/
•Alzheimer’s Support Group. Are you a caregiver who would like to share your experience with others? There is strength in knowing you are not alone. Join this support group at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month in the Adult Day Health Care Program Room at the Cold Spring Hills Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 378 Syosset-Woodbury Rd., Woodbury. Call Mary Beth Heinicke, CSW, 622-7770.
•Syosset Day Chapter/Homemakers Council of NC holds its business meetings the first Wednesday of the month (September through June) at 10:15 a.m. Classes are held on subsequent Wednesdays at 10 a.m. The Homemakers meet at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, Berry Hill Rd., Syosset. All are welcome to join.
•Caring For The Caregiver Support Group meets at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, 220 Berry Hill Rd., Syosset, every first and third Wednesday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. and every second and fourth Thursday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Parish Hall. This is a nonsectarian, nondenominational program. Call 921-0755. Go to www.caringforthecaregiver.org or email us email@example.com.
•Senior Adult Group Enthusiasts. Woodbury Jewish Center, 200 South Woods Rd., Woodbury, invites you to check out its SAGE. It meets the second Thursday of every month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Programs are varied and are free for synagogue members; for all others, there is a $36 annual membership fee. Call Roberta Weinstein-Cohen 496-9100, ext. 225.
•Bereaved Parents Of The USA. This national self-help support group charters the LI NY Chapter. Meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 231 Jackson Ave., Syosset. The group offers support, compassion, understanding and hope. No dues or fees.
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 00:00
The Town of Oyster Bay unanimously voted to decrease the speed limit on a stretch of Cold Spring Road from Arizona Avenue to Laurel Hollow from 40 mph to 30 mph last Tuesday during a town board meeting. The selected area had become a primary concern for residents of Syosset and nearby towns and villages, following multiple accidents over the past few years.
Cold Spring Road is a Nassau County road, and the Town of Oyster Bay maintains jurisdiction on setting speed limits within the town’s locations.
Saturday, 15 June 2013 00:00
A vehicle accident left a motorcyclist and his passenger dead following an accident on the New York State Thruway. The fatal motorcycle accident occurred at 1:10 a.m. on Sunday, June 2 near Exit 16 in Woodbury, the Associated Press reported.
According to officials, a Suzuki motorcycle operated by Rafaelito DeJesus, 23, of Valley Stream was headed north on the Thruway when he was hit by another vehicle.
Thursday, 06 June 2013 00:00
This spring, in anticipation of fielding their strongest Varsity Baseball squad since the program began eight years ago, Portledge decided to change leagues from IPPSAL (Independent Private and Parochial Schools Athletic League) to the Private School Athletic Association and Athletic Conference of Independent Schools (PSAA/ACIS Alliance), in hopes of finding stronger and more consistent competition. As a newcomer to the Alliance League, which consists of independent school teams from all over the metropolitan area, the Panthers were placed in the 10-team 2nd Division.
It didn’t take long for Portledge to demonstrate the rapidly developing quality of their baseball program, as the Panthers hammered their way to a regular season mark of 9 wins and 1 loss. Moving on to the league playoffs, Portledge quickly dispatched their quarter and semi-final foes before heading to the championship game against Bay Ridge Prep on May 21 at MCU (Municipal Credit Union) Park in Brooklyn.
Thursday, 06 June 2013 00:00
The weather was blustery but hearts were warm at the SYAC Pony League All-Star Game, held at H.B. Thompson Middle School last month.
Thirty specially selected girls who play in the Pony League (grades 2-3) of SYAC Girls Softball put on a fine show for the bundled-up fans. They provided a barrage of hitting, combined with great fielding that ended rallies, sometimes by double plays. Eight dads who volunteer as coaches in the SYAC softball program, assisted the players.