Tuesday, 20 November 2012 00:00
Congratulations to Jenney Tesoriero, Shari Zimmerman and Susan Schmuck, all residents of Westbury, for their award winning performances in the 5th Annual Grillo & Associates Blazing Trails 4 Autism 4 Mile Run, recently held on the streets of North Bellmore and North Merrick.
Jenney crossed the finish line at Nassau BOCES Children’s Readiness Center in 29 minutes, 37 seconds, earning first place in the Athena Division. Shari scored in 34:36 to win the first place award in the women’s 60-64 Age Group and Susan finished in 32:47, good for top honors in the Athena Division.
The entire net proceeds of the run were once again dedicated to the Eden II and Genesis Foundation, which supports children and adults with autism through specialized programs designed to help them achieve the highest possible quality of living throughout their lives. Joanne D’Esposito, of Eden II Genesis, did an excellent job as the new run chairperson, while race management was provided by the Greater Long Island Running Club.
Race organizers were thrilled to welcome the Richard Grillo Agency, of Nationwide Insurance back again as the title sponsor of the event, and to welcome other major sponsors, including South Shore Bicycle & Fitness, Petro, Anton Media Group, Panera Bread, Tekniverse, Different Roads to Learning, Pamela’s Products, Forest Laboratories, All Round Foods, Waldbaum’s, New York Community Bank Foundation, Ridgewood Bank, Whole Foods and Knockout Pest Control.
Saturday, 25 May 2013 00:00
The Community Emergency Response Team program helps individuals prepare for emergencies—large-scale ones like Superstorm Sandy and smaller ones like minor fires. The program’s new classes start in June.
Team Director Michael Arcari said the sessions help people know what is needed in an emergency situation and how they can help others. It also provides knowledge on how to assist first responders and groups like the Red Cross.
Friday, 24 May 2013 00:00
Doug Ingram was recently named the new chief of the Westbury Fire Department.
Ingram grew up in Old Westbury and graduated from Westbury High School in 1974. After graduating, he joined the Navy where he spent two years stationed in Italy. When he was honorably discharged in 1979, he joined the Westbury fire department and has been involved there ever since.
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
Avenging the previous day’s loss and moving themselves one step closer to a possible county title, the Carle Place Frogs Softball team beat out the Locust Valley Falcons Wednesday, May 15 in a game two rematch for the Nassau County Class B Semi-Final, 12-3.
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
Westbury Okinawan Karate recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary of coming to the Westbury Recreation Center. Since then, the dojo has trained 250 students, ages six and up, in the art of karate with the style of traditional Okinawan ShorinRyu Shidokan.
Founded by sensei John Power, the classes seek to instill the confidence and strength needed to obtain success in everyday life.
“A lot of kids are lacking confidence,” said Power. “We let them practice leadership in the class and this contributes to their confidence.