Thursday, 19 September 2013 00:00
Manhattan dolls Fundraiser - September 27
Concert At Old Westbury Gardens - September 28
B.I.D. Street fair - October 5
The Carle Place Student Run Theater Club presents Legally Blonde. The show starts at 7 p.m., and tickets cost $5.
The Carle Place High School Music Honor Society will be holding a benefit concert starring The Manhattan Dolls, a swing style female vocal trio at 8 p.m. at Carle Place High School to aid fellow student Nicole Buttino who is battling “Good Pastures Syndrome” a rare auto immune disease which causes rapid destruction of the kidneys and lungs.
For reserved seats call 516-662-1039 or 516-622-6458. Admission is $25 and all proceeds will go directly to the family. For more information on The Manhattan Dolls visit www.TheManhattanDolls.com.
Music lovers can come enjoy the works of Debussy, Ravel, Poulenc, Roussel and more at Poetica Musica: Mystère D’Amour held at the Old Westbury Gardens. Artists include Barry Crawford on flute, Oren Fader on guitar, Soprano Eleanor Valkenburg, soprano and guest artist, Molly Morkowski on piano. There will be a guided tour of Westbury House at 6:45 p.m., a pre-concert talk at 7:30 p.m. and the concert will start at 8 p.m. $25.00/$20.00 members, students & seniors. Registration required, please call 333-0048 Ext. 301 or register online.
Come down to Post Avenue for a day of crafts, street vendors, food, free give-aways, raffles, children’s rides and more. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain date is October 6.
The Carle Place Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting a craft sale at the Carle Place Firehouse located on Broadway between Cherry Lane and Rushmore Ave. There will be vendors, crafts, a white elephant sale, raffles and baked goods. Come on out from 10 am.. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.
Come out to the “Yes We Can” Community Center at 141 Garden Street to Zumba for a good cause. Admission is $10 and proceeds will benefit the ALS Association. The event is from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at 141 Garden Street in Westbury.
Everyone who has grown a pumpkin – no matter what the size – is encouraged to bring it to the Annual Pumpkin Weigh-Off at Hicks Nurseries Show. In addition to awards for the three heaviest pumpkins, Hicks will also award prizes to the ‘Rookie of the Year’ and ‘Best Pumpkin Grown by A Child’ (under the age of 15). Contestants who need to have their pumpkins unloaded must be at the nursery no later than 10 am. Judging begins at 11 a.m. Weigh-Off prizes are $500 for first place, $300 for second place, $200 for third place and $100 for rookie of the year. Best Pumpkin Grown by a child will win a ribbon and free hayride for their family.
Long Islanders are encouraged to bring in their carved and decorated pumpkins to Hicks Nurseries for the third annual Pumpkin Carving Contest. Registration begins at 1 pm; judging begins promptly at 2 pm. The winner of each category will receive a $20 gift certificate to Hicks Nurseries.
Saturday, September 21 through Sunday, October 31
The Fall Festival at Hicks Nurseries includes hayrides, farm animals, the cider tent, roasted corn, popcorn, fudge apples and autumn flowers. Roasted corn will be sold until October 27.
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 00:00
Once a week, Robert Blume goes to Virpa Convenience on Carman Ave. to buy breakfast and lottery tickets. When he bought his Mega Millions and Powerball tickets on Sunday, Oct. 20, it was just like any other day. But when he went in to Virpa to check his tickets later that week, life changed forever.
He won $7 with his Mega Millions ticket, and then ran his Powerball ticket through the ticket check. Instead of the usual reading of “Sorry You Are Not A Winner,” he saw a message that said ‘Big Winner. See Retailer.’
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
“Art is beautiful. It's all around us and makes you see the world in a different way. Anyone can learn to paint, it just takes time, but when you do, you never look at clouds the same way or water the same way or even at the beach the same way.” These are the words of Westbury’s own artist and teacher Laura Meshover. Her captivating oil paintings exhibit the very essence of photo realism.
“I always knew I wanted to be an artist even from way back at a young age,” explained Meshover. “I used to take painting lessons in my neighbor’s basement when I was a little girl. You can’t do that kind of stuff anymore,” she said with a laugh.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
The wrestling team at Westbury High School looks forward to a fresh start this season. Last year, they struggled to stay atop the Nassau Conference, but this time, the team has a lot of valuable pieces that are crucial for them to flip the script and potentially climb to the top of the standings.
One of the shining stars in the school’s team this year is the dominating Raeco Jackson. For the past two seasons, Jackson has had an extraordinary winning record in the 113 and 120 weight classes. “Last year, my record was 28-5 and the year before that it was 30-5,” he said. With a total record of 58 wins and 10 losses, he has won 85 percent of his matches. His impressive feat helped Jackson receive all-county honors last season.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
The Carle Place boys’ varsity soccer team made school history on Nov. 17, when they captured the NYS Class B championship title. It ended a long journey during which the team never lost a game. Carle Place was the only team in the state to go undefeated — and that includes all classifications. The final statistics were an impressive 18 wins, 0 losses, and 1 tie; 56 goals for, 6 against, and 14 shutouts.