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2013 Women’s Roll of Honor

Cardinal, Endrezzi and Spankos recognized

Coinciding with Women’s History Month, North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jon Kaiman and Town Clerk Leslie Gross announced the honorees for the 2013 Women’s Roll of Honor, which will pay tribute to the late May Newburger, former North Hempstead Supervisor and founder of the annual event.

Event chairperson Gross has chosen the theme for this year’s breakfast, which will recognize North Hempstead’s women “Trail Blazers.”

This year’s Women’s Roll of Honor Breakfast will take place on Thursday, March 21 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Clubhouse at Harbor Links in Port Washington. No reservation is necessary and admission is free.

The 2013 Honorees

Christine Napolitano, Mineola

Janet Wohlars, Mineola

Grace Bryant, Westbury       

Marie Callahan, Williston Park

Cindy Cardinal, Manhasset

Marion Endrizzi, Manhasset     

Mindy Germain, Port Washington

Renee Haber, East Hills

Catherine Handy, Westbury

Sharon Kovacs Gruer, Great Neck

Linda Leaf, Great Neck

Lauretta Murdock, Port Washington

Rose Marie Murphy, Albertson

Ania Nassimi, Great Neck

Parvaneh Doustan Sarraf, Roslyn

Jane Schwartz, Port Washington

Stella Spanakos, Manhasset

News

A group of Levittown parents are voicing their concerns with letting their children walk to school, since it would mean they would continue to cross Hempstead Turnpike.

 

“My kid has to cross [Hempstead Tpke.] daily without a crossing guard,” said Division Avenue parent Wendy Lantigua. 

 

For Lantigua and others, the dangers of Hempstead Turnpike became all to real after 13-year-old Brianna Soplin was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver, last June. Not to mention the fact that another 14-year-old Levittown student suffered multiple injuries after being struck in hit-and-run, last February. 

Thirteen years since the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, hundreds of residents flocked to Town Park Point Lookout, to witness a compelling new memorial tribute honoring all those who lost their lives that day.

 

At the center of the ceremony were two 18-foot-tall, sand-crafted tribute towers set against a 35-foot-long “Wall of Heroes” mural, which depicts the Manhattan skyline, and a reflecting pool at the base of the memorial display. 


Sports

The annual One Love Long Island (OLLI) Yoga Festival takes place at the Sands Point Preserve on Sunday, Sept. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. All profits will be donated to organizations that support survivors of human trafficking, locally and globally. 

 

The festival will unite 16 Long Island yoga studio communities in a round robin of the traditional yogic practice of 108 Sun Salutations from 9:30 a.m. to noon, whose offerings will look to create long-term and sustainable solutions to eradicate the human trafficking epidemic by raising funds and awareness for the cause.  

As a fitness coach and a mother, Melissa Monteforte of Locust Valley knows how important it is to stay healthy, and how difficult it can be for women to make themselves, and their health, a priority. Wanting to help women take charge and feel more in control, she organized the Fit & Healthy Mamas Annual 5K run, now in its third year, which took place on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow.

 

“I felt like running was the best outlet when I became a mother; it’s such a great way to get fit and feel healthy and I wanted to share that with other moms,” says Monteforte, 31. “I wanted women to feel celebrated, no matter their fitness level, and to put their health first.”


Calendar

IT Board of Ed - September 17

All Star Comedy - September 18

Irreversible Paul Lynde - September 19


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