Friday, 22 March 2013 00:00
The City of Glen Cove Parks & Recreation Dept., in partnership with US Sports Institute, is offering two exciting spring programs for local youth.
Total Sports Squirts, for children ages 3-5, is a fun way to introduce children to a variety of sports such as soccer, tee-ball, basketball, lacrosse and hockey, as well as fun playground games. The 2013 Total Sports Squirts program will be offered as an after-school program on Friday afternoons from April 19 through May 31 (seven sessions). Total Sports Squirts will be held at John Maccarone Memorial (City) Stadium from 4– 5 p.m. The fee is $105 per child.
First Play Tennis is geared towards players who are of beginner to intermediate level and will teach children the basic fundamentals of forehand, backhand, volley, serve and rallying, as well as court movement, shot selection and footwork. The enthusiastic coaches follow USTA guidelines and curriculum. Instruction is in small groups, not individual, and players are required to supply their own racquet. Sessions will be held at the Stanco Park courts at theGlen Cove Golf Course on Saturdays from April 13 through June 1 (seven sessions, includes a miss date for Memorial Day weekend). Children ages 5-7 will attend the 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. session; ages 8 -10 will attend the 1:45 to 3:15 p.m. session and ages 11-14 from 3:30 to 5p.m.. The Tennis Clinic program fee is only $100 for the one-hour 5-7 year old session and $145 for the one-and-a-hour sessions for ages 8-14.
Info: City of Glen Cove Parks & Recreation Dept. at 676-3766 or stop by Room 304 in Glen Cove City Hall during business hours.
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.