With names like Carnage Electra, Amaretto Sourpuss and Chest Blockwell, the Long Island Roller Rebels are as tough as roller girls come – but for one night of the year, their steely gazes are set on raising money for charity.
Throngs of Long Islanders hungry for jammers, whips and a few bruises rolled into Skate Safe in Bethpage for an all-female Roller Derby charity bout on Saturday, Nov. 12.
Congratulations to Lauren Cecco (right), the Nassau County Champion from Hicksville High School, and Molly Arceri, the Suffolk County Champion from Huntington. Together they will be making their fourth trip to the N.Y. State Championship in Buffalo representing Long Island.
Cycle for Survival is the annual, indoor, relay-style, cycling event that raises money for research on rare cancers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). It will take place here on the Island, February 4 at the Equinox Gym on Glen Cove Road in Greenvale and you don’t have to be a member at Equinox to participate. Three things make Cycle for Survival unique.
First and foremost, Cycle is the only event of its kind that exclusively supports research on rare forms of cancer. Most people don’t realize that all pediatric cancers, pancreatic, ovarian, cervical, brain, head, neck, Leukemia and Lymphoma as well as metastatic melanoma and stomach cancer fall under the very wide umbrella referred to as “rare” cancers. The definition of a “rare “ cancer is one with fewer than 200,000 affected individuals in the United States, however as an aggregate more than 50 percent of all people diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. have one of these “rare” forms. Representatives of Cycle for Survival note that research on rare cancers is often drastically under funded and in general there are fewer treatment options for these patients because funding for drug trials often lags behind more commercially viable drugs.
For nearly a quarter of a century, Long Island local runners, walkers and families have known that there’s no better way to celebrate the Holiday season than by being part of the fun at the Ho Ho Ho Holiday 5-Kilometer Run.
On Saturday morning, Dec. 17, athletes from Hicksville and all over Long Island are invited to celebrate the 24th annual edition of this event at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Bethpage.
When cold weather sets in, bears are not the only ones that go into hibernation. Many humans tend to hunker down and tuck in for the long winter. Oyster Bay Town Councilman Joseph D. Muscarella suggested that this year, maybe it’s time to get outside and take part in some winter fun…like ice skating. For Town of Oyster Bay residents, the outdoor ice skating season will start the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 25, at the Marjorie R. Post (Massapequa) and Syosset-Woodbury Community Park ice rinks.
University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) senior guard Michelle Kurowski from Hicksville has been named one of 30 candidates for the prestigious Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, which honors the nation’s best women’s basketball seniors who also excel in the classroom and make an impact in their communities.
The award, presented to NCAA Division I student-athletes each year in 10 sports, focuses on four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition.
The outdoor skating rinks at Christopher Morley Park in Roslyn-North Hills and Grant Park in Hewlett are scheduled to open on Saturday, November 26, weather permitting. The rinks, part of the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums, will remain open through approximately mid-March.
The Christopher Morley rink offers two-hour public skating sessions six days a week as follows: Monday - Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Friday at 4 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.; and Saturday - Sunday at 10:30 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 4 p.m. Christopher Morley is a hilly, tree-lined 98-acre park located on Searingtown Road (Exit 36 north of the L.I.E). In addition to the rink, the park includes a newly renovated playground; basketball, handball and tennis courts; baseball fields; a nine-hole golf course; heavily wooded nature trails; and a fitness trail. For information, call (516) 571-8123.
Members of the Hicksville Congress of Teachers turned out in full force at the Homecoming Fair on Saturday, Oct. 22. Manning their “Spin-It-to-Win-It” booth, the teachers encouraged the community to try their luck at the wheel for a good cause. The proceeds raised are all going to the HCT’s Scholarship Fund, which will be awarded to four Hicksville High School students graduating this June.
MSG Varsity, Cablevision’s 24/7 HD network dedicated to everything high school, continues their coverage of local high school football with a taped broadcast of Saturday’s game between Hicksville High School and Uniondale High School on Tuesday, November 1 at 4 p.m. on MSG Varsity, Cablevision’s iO TV, channel 14.
The Town of Oyster Bay is inviting residents to share their ideas for the design of a blueway trail planned for the Oyster Bay/Cold Spring Harbor area.
Earlier this year, the town, partnering with Friends of the Bay, Inc. (FOB) and the Hempstead Harbor Protection Committee (HHPC), received a $76,250 matching grant for the planning of a blueway trail, which will begin in Hempstead Harbor, travel along Long Island Sound and proceed through Oyster Bay and Cold Spring Harbors.
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