Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00
Child Abuse Prevention Services 15th Annual Golf Outing Benefit
Monday, June 17
Photo Benefit for Little Shelter Animal Rescue
Saturday, June 29
Options For Our Aging World Family & Caregiver Resource Fair
Saturday, June 29
LEGO car racing, creative LEGO free play, LEGO spin art, face painting, food and drinks, raffles and prizes. Proceeds from the raffle will be donated to CAPS (Child Abuse Prevention Services).
The Nassau County Poet Laureate Society is pleased to announce the induction of Mario Susko as the new Poet Laureate for Nassau County on June 15 at the Farmingdale Public Library, 116 Merritts Road, at 2 p.m. All poetry lovers are welcome.
Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS), Long Island’s leading non-profit resource on the prevention of child abuse and neglect, and provider of bully prevention and child safety education, will host its 15th annual Golf Outing benefit, Monday, June 17 at The Muttontown Country Club, East Norwich. The benefit supports CAPS’ prevention-through-education student programs, which are offered at no cost to all elementary, middle and high schools in Nassau and Suffolk. The outing begins at 10am with golfer registration and brunch; shotgun start is at noon; cocktails and a buffet dinner begin at 5 pm. John J. Corrado, President, Suffolk Transportation Service, Inc will be honored for his extraordinary commitment to improving the lives of children. To register as a golfer or sponsor, or for event particulars, call CAPS at 516-621-0552 or 631-289-3240 or visit our website at www.capsli.org.
A benefit for Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center will be held on Saturday, June 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cold Spring Harbor Library & Environmental Center at 95 Harbor Road, Cold Spring Harbor. Len Marks Photography will be here to take a 4 x 6 photo of you and your pet with a $10 minimum donation to Little Shelter. Additional photos may be purchased at a discounted rate. No cats please for the photo shoot. Volunteers from Little Shelter will be here with dogs for adoption. Registration is requested for the photo shoot. Walk-ins will be taken on a first come, first served basis depending on availability. Please register at the Cold Spring Harbor Library Information Services Desk, or by phone at 631 692-6820 Ext. 200. $10 minimum donation. Checks payable to Little Shelter.
Open to all of Long Island- The Association of Generational Experts for Seniors (AGES) is hosting its first FREE “Options For Our Aging World Family & Caregiver Resource Fair” at Lutheran Church of Our Savior, located at 12 Franklin Avenue in Port Washington, NY. Taking place from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., this comprehensive event will provide caregivers managing the health and well being of today’s seniors with a one-stop-forum for gathering vital information, products and services to help support senior care, wellness and quality of life.
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: HYPERLINK “tel:516-356-7109”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 gateposts with a large sign for Hunter’s Moon Farm. All are welcome. Call with any questions 659-1686.
Thursday, 12 December 2013 10:25
The delightful and upbeat Annie Bleiberg, who is 93 years young, considers herself a very lucky person.
Bleiberg, a Woodbury resident, was a slave at Auschwitz during the Holocaust and her story of survival is chronicled in We Will Survive, a new book by Grammy award-winning artist Gloria Gaynor, known for her famous song “I Will Survive.”
On Nov. 19, The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County held its Annual Tribute dinner at the Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation, with more than 400 people in attendance including Bleiberg and Gaynor.
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 00:00
A Syosset surgeon has become the first in the United States to present findings from a clinical trial on a combined bariatric approach to enhance weight loss that involves implanting a Lap Band and performing surgery on the stomach.
Plication, or surgery to fold the outer curve of the stomach into a pleat, is new in its application to bariatric surgeries. For decades, the procedure was used to treat perforated ulcers or stomach trauma.
Thursday, 12 December 2013 10:56
The 6th Annual Blazing Trails 4 Autism 4-Mile Run held on Nov. 23 was almost a brand new race—a new community (East Meadow) with a new school (the new Eden II/Genesis School at St. Raphael’s Parish) and a new flat course through some very nice local streets.
Among the 863 finishers were several award winners from local communities: Patty Santella of Syosset (3rd woman 45-49 age group), Kim Solomine of Syosset (1st woman 55-59 age group), Glen Wolther of Jericho (3rd 55-59 age group), Pamela Lee of Syosset (1st woman 60-64 age group) and Bert Jablon of Syosset (1st 85-89 age group).
Thursday, 12 December 2013 10:50
Graduate student and Syosset native Kiera Harrison became the first-ever Loyola University Maryland cross country runner to earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Cross Country Championships, by the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Committee in November.
Harrison will become the first-ever Greyhound to compete at an NCAA Division I Championship in any sport as an individual.
“This was all Kiera’s hard work,” head cross country coach Rick Woods said. “She deserves this opportunity.”The veteran distance runner was the only Patriot League finisher to earn All-Mid-Atlantic Region honors this year, finishing 24th at the regional meet by tying a career-best time of 20:51 on Nov. 15.