Helen’s Walk, the annual 5K event presented by the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults, is scheduled for April 29. Recently, the event committee at HKNC created a very user-friendly and interactive Facebook page for the Helen’s Walk.
You can find this new page by signing onto Facebook and going to Helen’s Walk HKNC) or, you can log onto www.HKNC.org and follow the links to the walk and to Facebook.
Once you “like” the page, the Helen’s Walk (HKNC) will keep all participants up-to-date with the latest news about the walk. You can also get to the registration link on this page as well. HKNC is expecting a strong turnout for this event. Every year, this event becomes more popular. The walk provides a great way to enjoy the beauty of Sands Point as you walk with a purpose, to support people who live without sight and sound.
“Home ice advantage” is a common expression used throughout the National Hockey League, and one usually utilized for good reason: as of Jan. 16, only two out of the 30 NHL teams had a winning percentage below .500 on home ice.
For New York Islanders’ forwards Matt Martin and Matt Moulson, playing at the Nassau Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum represents more than just a statistical advantage as the two athletes host a different member of the armed forces and his or her family for each of the team’s 41 home games. Win or lose, regulation, overtime or shootout, Martin and Moulson meet with their guests after games near the Islanders’ locker room – where, uncharacteristically, hockey isn’t the only topic of conversation.
The 50 percent holiday discount will be effective from Feb. 18 to Feb. 20.
“With the movement growing to promote healthy lifestyles among young people, I urge all North Hempstead residents to take advantage of this special discounted holiday rate and bring your entire family to the pool for a healthy, fun-filled holiday outing,” Supervisor Jon Kaiman said.
Alzheimer’s Association Long Island will get an “assist” from the National Hockey League’s New York Islanders with a special fundraising night on Feb. 24 at Nassau Coliseum when the Islanders face off against their division rivals, the New York Rangers, at 7 p.m.
The Islanders are teaming up with Alzheimer’s Association Long Island to raise funds for their mission to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research to provide and enhance care and support for all affected and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Team Captain Will Nikas leads returning teammates Jordan Khani, Matt Baronci, Cece Schnall, Lucien Wostenholme, Cassie Pavlovitch, Benjamin Pagovitch, Zach Jahurali, Alex Kosiczky, Chris Rosa, Nick Pindulic and Christopher Byrne. They are joined by newcomers Kyle Chang, Logan Goglia, Chris Finklestein, Joshua Martin, Ethan Zeltser, Ryan Mockler, Nick Lercara and Jake Karant.
For the first time in recent memory, Great Neck will be sending a girls basketball team to the “A” League CYO playoffs.
The St. Aloysius Tigers, comprised of 7th-grade girls from Great Neck schools, finished the 2011-12 season on Jan. 7 with 6 wins, qualifying for the playoffs, which begin the weekend of Jan. 20. The Tigers made the leap to A League just this season and quickly made their presence felt, competing against the best competition in Nassau County.
The late winter and early spring sun will most definitely be shining on the inaugural “Run Nassau” series of four great races that is aimed at getting local runners of all ages and levels of ability tuned up for the Long Island Marathon Festival of Races May 5-6.
The series, conducted by the Greater Long Island Running Club under the auspices of Nassau County and the Friends of Nassau Recreation, will consist of races at Old Bethpage Restoration Village (5 Kilometers on Saturday, Feb. 11), Nickerson Beach (4 Miles on Sunday, March 11), Cedar Creek Park (5 Miles on Saturday, April 7), Eisenhower Park (4 Miles, Saturday, April 28).
Sixteen-year-old Alexandra Horton of Great Neck was recently named co-captain of the Lady Islanders. The Lady Islanders play their home games out of the Dix Hills rink. This is the only elite girls team on Long Island.
Alexandra is a product of the ice hockey program at the Great Neck Park District’s Parkwood Ice Rink. However, there was no girls team at Parkwood. Two years ago she tried out for, and made, the Lady Islanders.
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