Friday, 07 September 2012 00:00
It’s not too late to register for the inaugural UJA-Federation of New York “Summer’s Not Done” AquaRun on Sunday, Sept. 16, but time is running out and now is the time to sign up.
UJA-Federation of New York will be getting together with the Greater Long Island Running Club (GLIRC) to stage the AquaRun, which will be held at the Town of Oyster Bay’s TOBAY Beach in Massapequa, with the starting horn going off at 8:30 a.m.
The AquaRun consists of an 800-meter swim in South Oyster Bay, followed by an eclectic three-mile run to and through TOBAY Beach’s bird and game preserve.
All entrants will receive a top quality “technical” shirt. You can also look forward to post-race refreshments, and the chance to be part of the post-race door prize drawing. Individual entry fees are $40 for those who pre-register and $45 for those who wait till the day of the run to register. Two-person teams can enter for a total of $50 if pre-registered and $60 day of race.
Packet and shirt pickup will be at the Runner’s Edge running and multi-sport specialty store at 242 Main Street in Farmingdale on Friday, Sept. 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and at TOBAY Beach on Sunday, September 16th from 6:45 AM to 8:00 AM. Timing chips will only be available for pickup Sunday morning. Entries may be limited to 600.
Online registration for the AquaRun is now open through glirc.org, and print applications can be obtained online at that site or by calling Linda or Mike at the running club at (516) 349-7646.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
Island Trees Union Free School District faces a few hurdles in its upcoming 2013-14 budget. The loss of the BOCES Geneva N. Gallow building lease and the increasing mandated retirement system (TRS/ERS) adds up to $2 million in lost revenue. The TRS/ERS contributions increased by almost $1.4 million, and the Gallow lease loss totals approximately $500,000, including the utility costs.
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 00:00
What motivates a collector to dedicate a portion of his or her life to searching for the most rare and beautiful forms of a certain item? Is it their love of stamps from all over the world or is it their desire to find the most complex and unique model of a car? From jewelry and dolls to sports memorabilia and computers, a collector’s interests can range from the most bizarre items to the most common. Michael Katz, longtime collector of vintage radios from the 1920s to ’50s, said that the two kinds of things collectors go for are “stuff that’s really unusual and really decorative or the rare and expensive sets.”
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
Don’t miss out on the chance to partake in an 8-week spring flying trapeze workshop! There is one space left in the Tuesday class for adults from 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., and four spaces left in the Thursday class from 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., which is open to all ages.
The workshops will take place at the Aquatic Center at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, New York.
Sign up online at iflytrapeze.com or call 516.640.6995 for more information.
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
The Lady Generals lacrosse team at MacArthur High School earned the #1 spot and the title of 2013 conference champions, an accomplishment that last occurred in 2006. The team finished with a conference record of 9-1, succumbing in their only game to Oyster Bay by a one-goal deficit.