Thursday, 25 July 2013 00:00
The 30th Annual Runners Edge Long Island Women’s Run on July 13 saw a field of 439 runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes crossing the finish line on the track at nearby Farmingdale High School.
Local runners were on hand for this event, and many of them took home awards. Top local finisher was Lauren Jasinski of Plainview, who finished eighth, overall and took home the second place award plaque in the 35-39 age-group.
Other local athletes winning awards were Shari Klarfeld of Plainview (fifth 30-34 age-group), Pamela Lee of Syosset (third 60-64 age-group), and Constance Sehlmeyer of Syosset (third 65-69 age-group).
It was also the fourth consecutive win for Leonora Petrina, who scored as the overall winnr, and is generally recognized as the top female runner currently in training on Long Island.
“Our thanks to our local friends and neighbors for supporting this most important event,” stated Race Director Debbie Blair of the Plainview based Greater Long Island Running Club. “We are thrilled that several local athletes won awards, and offer our congratulations to Lauren, Shari, Pamela and Constance.”
Petrina’s 16:43 finish was only three seconds off her best finish in this race of 16:40 in 20:10, sufficient to give her a 42 second winning margin over runner-up Karen Roa, with Callie Hogan rounding out the top three. U.S. Olympian Maria Michta was the Racewalk winner. Top Masters finisher was Karen Pompay, who crossed the finish line in seventh place overall.
The heat and humidity certainly played their role this year, but the earlier starting time of 8:30 a.m. took a bit of the edge off, and the ice cream, watermelon, and the sinful pastries donated by All Round Foods at the finish line made everyone forget how tough the run might have been.
The proceeds of this year’s Run will once again be distributed to THE OPEN WORD, a special program administered by the Dominican Sisters that provides education and job training to poor uneducated women.
Saturday, 07 December 2013 00:00
On Nov. 7, more than 150 supporters gathered for MercyFirst’s Annual Harvest Ball held at The Garden City Hotel, raising more than $100,000 to help fund MercyFirst’s programs.
This year, the 2013 MercyFirst Community Partner Honoree Awards went to three Syosset-Woodbury families: The Millers, The Cliffords and The Majoys.
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
On a crisp November evening, more than 200 people arrived at Chelsea Mansion at East Norwich for the Syosset-based Long Island Jewish Community Relations Council’s holiday party, entitled “Multicultural Visions, Artists Exploring Identity.” People from all ethnic and religious walks of life mingled under the heated tent viewing art from six local artists, equally diverse, including Manu Kaur Saluja, a Sikh artist from Old Brookville.
Each artist addressed the audience and talked about art and how it reflects their individual identity as a Jew, a Sikh woman, a Latino woman or an African American man. Saluja, a portrait artist, explained to the audience how identity is a very complicated issue. Standing between two portraits of her brother, a cardiologist, one wearing a black turban and one with his long hair cascading down his shoulders, she explained why she chose to paint these two portraits.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
Fourteen student-athletes from Syosset High School have committed to play at a college or university next year.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
Jericho Celeste Taub, 13, showed that she could run with the big girls (and the big boys!) on Sunday, Nov. 17, as she scored a decisive victory in the Women’s Division of the 5th annual Blue Ribbon Run for Prostate Cancer, a 5-kilometer road race that started and finished at Syosset-Woodbury Community Park.
Taub finished the Run in 20 minutes, 17 seconds, 53 seconds in front of 36-year-old runner-up Kelly Bregou of New York City.