SAA Hits the Beach at Morgan Park This Saturday
In the early morning hours of Saturday, Aug. 20, Swim Across America (SAA) will launch approximately 150 swimmers of all ages into Long Island Sound from Morgan Park to swim and raise funds in the fight against cancer. Monies raised will benefit the MIRACLE Building of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center at Mercy Medical Center in Nassau County, and the Swim Across America Lab at MSKCC in NYC.
Category F1 Tornado Rips Through Glen Cove
On Friday night some Glen Covers experienced brief heavy rain, thunder and what everyone agreed was some of the most amazing lightning they've ever seen. But in the area that used to be called Dosoris Woods, as well as a couple of other spots, well, yes, Toto, that was a tornado. A category F1 tornado, to be exact, according to Mike Salentino, director of emergency management in Glen Cove.
National KidsDay Celebrated at Grenville Baker
Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club celebrated and honored children everywhere at the club's 5th Annual National KidsDay on Sunday Aug. 7. More than 500 kids and families from the community attended the event. As they played games and spent time with their friends and families, many kids recited the KidsDay pledge: "We pledge to spend meaningful time together, to talk, to listen, to learn and to play, to share a moment, create a memory, and make a kid's day."
Jay's World - walk with me-- - september 18
Jason Napolitano, president of Jay's World Childhood Cancer Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit organization, announced that the first annual Jay's World "Walk with Me" event will be held at Mineola Memorial Park in Mineola. Dedicated volunteers, walkers and the directors of Jay's World will once again come together to continue in their mission "to raise funds to benefit children and help support the fight against childhood cancer." Those participating in the 3-mile walk will walk alongside a cancer survivor whose life has been changed by Jay's World. "Having cancer was the hardest thing I ever had to go though. It has made me who I am today and now I take the positive from this devastating disease to do what I do now to help other people," cancer survivor Jason Napolitano said. Registration is at 9 a.m., the walk begins at 10 a.m.
From the Desk of Mayor Mary Ann Holzkamp