Thursday, 20 June 2013 00:00
Photo Benefit for Little Shelter Animal Rescue
Saturday, June 29
Saturday, July 6
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. 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.
Join Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society on a walk as we search for various butterfly species that utilize this preserve and learn about the remarkable annual journey of the Monarch butterfly, as well as its critical relationship with milkweed. Directions: Jericho Tpke to South Woods Rd in Syosset. Go north about 1.5 miles. As soon as you pass Syosset HS, look right for the entrance to the park. Drive past the ball fields to the end of the parking area near the gate to the trails. You may have to park further up if there are soccer games in progress. We will meet in front of the gate by the entrance to the trails. Call 516- 695-0763 to register. Go to www.hobaudubon.org for more information.
The Huntington Oyster Bay Audubon invites you to a special encore screening of Green Fire, the first full-length, high-definition documentary film ever made about the legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold and his environmental legacy. Many of you missed our Long Island premier of this wonderful film due to a stormy weather forecast. Green Fire shares highlights from his extraordinary career, explaining how he shaped conservation and the modern environmental movement. It also illustrates how Leopold’s vision of a community that cares about both people and land continues to inform and inspire people across the country and around the world, highlighting modern projects that put Leopold’s land ethic in action in a multitude of ways. Location: Cold Spring Harbor Library, 95 Harbor Road, Cold Spring Harbor. No registration required. Go to www.hobaudubon.org for more information.
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 gateposts with a large sign for Hunter’s Moon Farm. All are welcome. Call with any questions 659-1686.
Portledge School is now offering classes for the very young children over the summer. Portledge Adventures for Mommy & Me offers children ages 9-18 months and their moms, dads or caregivers a safe, nurturing environment that will inspire imagination, self-expression, social interaction, and physical development through a variety of shared activities, such as music, games and crafts. Each week a new topic will be discussed among the parents. Eight classes will be offered on Thursdays from June 27 through August 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Registration has begun. Space is limited so register early. For more information including dates of sessions, log onto www.portledge.org or call Leigh Farrell at 516-750-3203.
Friday, 13 December 2013 00:00
Syosset High School’s community service-based Interact Club has raised more than $140,000 over the past decade for Gift of Life International, a foundation that provides life-saving heart surgeries to children with congenital heart defects.
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.
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.