To raise money for local charities — including the Long Island Community Chest, the Genesis School, and Family Residences and Essential Enterprises — Sal Ferro is putting on a pair of boxing gloves.
The 49-year-old CEO of Alure Home Improvements will be competing in Long Island’s tenth annual Fight for Charity. At the November 25 event at the Hilton is Melville, Ferro goes head-to-head with 20 of Long Island’s top businessmen in a ten-round bout.
It’s not every day that ninth graders are able to impress former NFL quarterbacks on their athleticism and ability. Jimmy Kelleher, quarterback for General Douglas MacArthur high school has done precisely that and has been turning heads since his standout performance at the National Underclassmen Football combine which was recently held in Freeport.
Kelleher was awarded as the top QB and was voted as the overall Most Valuable Player. That allowed him to be invited to the Top Prospect Elite camp which featured the top 30 QB prospects in the country.
It was a great night for music and a fun night for those who came out to hear “Hey There Delilah” from Tom Higgenson and the Plain White T’s. This group was the headliner at Fresh 102.7 FM’s Fresh In The Park concert series. The event took place recently at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre in Eisenhower Park. Also performing at this free concert were Sara Bareilles and an up and coming band called A Great New World.
Laura Schaefer is running for Nassau County Legislature for the 14th District. Schaefer is a first time candidate, running on the Republican, Conservative, and Independence lines in the general election this November. The 14th Legislative District is composed of the communities of Garden City, Carle Place, Westbury, Old Westbury, Hicksville, and Bethpage.
Schaefer is a lifelong resident of Westbury. She grew up in Wheatley Hills riding bikes, playing kickball and going to the movies.
Honor Flight Long Island is looking for men and women who have proudly served their country during WWII. The next scheduled flight for WWII veterans will take flight in just one more month.
Honor Flight Long Island is part of a national, non-profit organization called Honor Flight, which was established in 2004 and made to honor American veterans for their sacrifices. Our nation’s heroes will be paired up with a volunteer guardian, who will escort them on a flight to Baltimore and then on a bus to Washington, D.C.to visit the memorial that is built in their honor. The trip is free and is also a day to remember for the soldiers who fought bravely and helped keep our country safe and strong. “I can’t express what this generation has done for us,” said Honor Flight Long Island President Chris Cosich. “These guys were all together and had amazing stories to tell.” They also paid tribute to those who served in the Korean and Vietnam wars.
Assemblyman Tom McKevitt recently joined local leaders and residents on Aug. 10 at the Farmingdale Public Library to honor Louise Cassano, Margaret Santer, Jessica Koenig, Laurie May, Tina Diamond, Deborah Canova, Millie Jones, Carol Muscarella, Laurie Rozakis, and Barbara Sherwin, residents of the 17th Assembly District at the annual “Women of Distinction” Awards. Each year, McKevitt recognizes women throughout his district that have demonstrated an exceptional impact on their communities and the lives of others through their commitment service.
Senator Jack Martins and Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel were joined on Aug. 9 by members of local veterans’ organizations to announce that veterans’ legislation they sponsored (S.5825/A.6221-C) was signed into law on Aug. 2 by Governor Andrew Cuomo. In an effort to improve the benefit claims process for New York’s veterans, the law requires that directors of city and county veterans’ service agencies become accredited as veterans’ service organization (VSO) representatives.
Before receiving the call to serve as the interim pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Levittown, Reverend Terri Yvette Cisse served as the assistant Protestant chaplain and later the interim associate university chaplain to the Protestant community at Brown University. She also served as the chaplain at Emerson College, Wellesley College, Simmons College, and as seminarian chaplain and the director of the Harvard University Memorial Church School under the tutelage of the late Reverend Professor Peter J. Gomes.
Cisse has also served the following congregations as the minister for Christian education and spiritual formation at the Flemington Presbyterian Church in Flemington, NJ and the interim minister of education at the Hingham Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Hingham, MA.
Registration for the 6th Annual Supervisor’s Cup Golf Classic has teed off with 140 entries to be determined by lottery drawing.The Golf Classic is set for Wednesday, Oct. 2 at the famed Lido Golf Course, one of Long Island’s legendary links. Town residents 18 years of age and older are invited to register for a day of great golf and great fun.
“The Supervisor’s Cup is freshly polished and ready for presentation to this year’s winning foursome,” commented Supervisor Kate Murray. “An unbeatable day of competition and comradery awaits the lucky field of golfers chosen by lottery for this year’s tournament.”
Music is a universal language. Its rhythms and beats have the power to alter people’s moods. A sad love song can engender memories of old romances, while an upbeat and fast paced rock song can give you the energy to run a mile. Whichever way you look at it, music has a profound effect on human beings.
According to a study published in 2004 by E. Glenn Schellenberg at the University of Toronto at Mississauga, children’s educational ability has been shown to increase, after learning to play the piano. A group of six year old children had their IQs tested both before learning to play, and after. The children saw their IQ increase after only one year versus another group which did not have any musical lessons. The overwhelming amount of research out there proves, that being a musical child can increase a child’s ability in nonmusical tasks. Studies like this should inspire communities to support their local music educators.
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