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Students Play For Charity

On a warm, clear evening in late May, a group of Locust Valley High School students performed a concert in Morgan Park to raise money for cancer research. The concert was the brainchild of siblings Greg and Amanda Caso, whose mother was diagnosed with breast cancer last fall.

 

The concert on May 30 featured 15 acts of student performers, from vocalists to instrumentalists to bands and raised about $1,400 for Team CasoLearning, the Relay for Life team organized by the Caso siblings, who are both seniors at the high school.

 

The stage of Morgan Park was the perfect setting for families and friends to relax, listen to talented musicians, and support a good cause.

 

Alyssa Caso, Greg and Amanda’s mother, was thrilled to see her children and their classmates organize such an involved event.

 

“They have been working so hard,” she said. “It totally surprised me to learn they were doing this, but I’m very happy and proud of them.”

 

Alyssa was diagnosed with breast cancer last October and had her first surgery in November. She is now recovering from her second surgery, which she underwent on April 10. She says she is currently doing well and feeling good.

 

Greg Caso, along with co-coordinators David DePerez and Ishan Prasad, had been putting the wheels in motion for the charity concert since December. Greg said that once they had the idea, they had no problem getting students to participate. The hardest part was coordinating rehearsal times, but in the end, everything came together smoothly; despite the original scheduled performance date of May 10. He says having a few extra weeks did help their preparations, and all who attended had a good time and enjoyed the music.

 

Most of the students performed cover songs, though a few did perform original pieces. The event also contained a raffle, with items generously donated by local businesses. All of the proceeds go toward Relay

For Life; to make a donation, visit www.relayforlife.org and find team CasoLearning.


News

Glen Head’s First Annual Farmers Market & Local Business Showcase, to be held Sept. 21, is not your grandmother’s farmers market. 

 

Sponsored by the Glen Head Glenwood Business Association (GHGWBA), the market will feature a huge selection of fresh produce from iconic local favorite Rottkamp Farm, as well as

28 talented GHGWBA vendors (jewelry, plants, handmade soap, gourmet popcorn, candles, handcrafted gifts and more.) Neighborhood restaurants will also be selling a variety of favorite cuisines, so prepare to arrive hungry. 

The completion of eight interpretive signs on Hempstead Harbor now makes it fun and easy for area residents to learn about Hempstead Harbor. The signs posted  in Roslyn, Roslyn Harbor, Cedarmere, Glenwood Landing , Sea Cliff and Glen Cove give easy to read information on the harbor’s history, nature,  environmental impact and water shed protection.


Sports

Hundreds of supporters turned out on Monday, Sept. 8 to golf, socialize with friends and dine beach-side at the 25th anniversary of SCO Family 

 of Services’ Howard F. Treiber Memorial Golf Open, SCO’s major fall fundraiser benefiting the 60,000 children, teens, adults and families served each year. The event began with brunch and shotgun tee offs at Meadow Brook Club in Jericho and The Creek Club in Locust Valley and concluded with dinner beach-side at The Creek. 

More than 475 runners from all across Long Island came together on Aug. 30, for the tenth annual Companions in Courage one-mile run. 

 

For Daniel Badalament, 71, of Glen Cove, the Main Street Mile was just a warm up. Running for the past 57 years, Badalament said the mile long sprint is a great workout and helps him better prepare for the more rigorous races. 

 

“Monday, I run the 5-mile [Labor Day Run] in long beach,” he said, “so this helps loosen me up.” 


Calendar

Club Closet Sale - September 19

International Coastal Cleanup - September 20

Salute to Freedom Program - September 20


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com