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Second Annual Run For Rob To Honor Dr. David Chalif

Written by Karen Gellender Friday, 26 October 2012 00:00

Event at Bethpage State Park on Oct. 28 seeks to raise $100,000 for brain cancer research

After last year’s successful inaugural event, the 2nd Annual 5K Run For Rob, which raises funds for brain cancer research, is coming up on Sunday, Oct. 28. This year, organizers of the event at Bethpage State Park seek to raise $100,000 for Voices Against Brain Cancer in memory of Dr. Robert Bernstein of Brookville, a beloved family man, coach and OB-GYN who lost his battle with the disease in June 2010.

Dr. David Chalif, chief of neurovascular neurosurgery and co-director of the NSUH Brain Aneurysm Center at North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital in Manhasset, will be awarded the 2012 Robert Bernstein Humanitarian Award at the event. Chalif, who saw Bernstein as a patient, said that despite a lot of medical progress over the course of his career, particularly in digital imaging techniques, the prognosis for patients with this often aggressive cancer is sobering.

 

Second Annual Run For Rob To Honor Dr. David Chalif

Written by Karen Gellender Friday, 19 October 2012 00:00

Event at Bethpage State Park on Oct. 28 seeks to raise $100,000 for brain cancer research

After last year’s successful inaugural event, the 2nd Annual 5K Run For Rob, which raises funds for brain cancer research, is coming up on Sunday, Oct. 28. This year, organizers of the event at Bethpage State Park seek to raise $100,000 for Voices Against Brain Cancer in memory of Dr. Robert Bernstein of Brookville, a beloved family man, coach and OB-GYN who lost his battle with the disease in June 2010.

Dr. David Chalif, chief of neurovascular neurosurgery and co-director of the NSUH Brain Aneurysm Center at North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital in Manhasset, will be awarded the 2012 Robert Bernstein Humanitarian Award at the event. Chalif, who saw Bernstein as a patient, said that despite a lot of medical progress over the course of his career, particularly in digital imaging techniques, the prognosis for patients with this often aggressive cancer is sobering.

 

Long Island Ducks Crowned Atlantic League Champs

Friday, 19 October 2012 00:00

Franchise wins second league title, first since 2004

The Long Island Ducks defeated the Lancaster Barnstormers 5-4 in waddle-off fashion on Sunday night, Oct. 7, in Game Five of the Atlantic League Championship Series at Bethpage Ballpark. The Ducks won the best-of-five series three games to two and were named the 2012 Atlantic League Champions.

Long Island jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning on a sacrifice fly to center by Ray Navarrete and a RBI single to right by Bryant Nelson off Barnstormers starter Dwayne Pollok. After a Tommy Everidge homer in the second off Ducks starter Bobby Blevins, Long Island added another run in the bottom of the frame on a RBI single to right by Joash Brodin.

 

Moms Run For Health

Written by Jenna Grasso Friday, 12 October 2012 00:00

Fit and Healthy Mamas Inc. hosts 5K

Runners of all athletic levels huddled around the bananas, bagels and apples, on Saturday, Sept. 29, when families came together to participate in the Healthy Mom 5K race. Companies that sponsored this inaugural 5K included Sprigs, Organic Cravings, Kaitie Monda, Cleansing Concepts, Power Ice, Yoga Rocks, and Parents R Talking.

The hour-long event kicked off in Field 5 at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. The field was filled with supporters and participants, expressing a collective appreciation for mothers, as well as full support for leading a healthy and active lifestyle.

 

Red Mustangs Hold Opening Day Game

Friday, 12 October 2012 00:00

The three and four year olds of the Snoopy soccer team, Red Mustangs in Levittown recently held their opening day games at MacArthur High School field, pictured with their coach Mike Bacani.

 

Jim Amen Memorial Scholarship Losing Funds

Written by Christy Hinko Friday, 05 October 2012 00:00

Manager seeks community support

On Saturday, May 21, 2005 the Jim Amen Memorial Garden Dedication Ceremony was held on the football field of Division Avenue High School (DAHS). Jim Amen was a longtime baseball and football coach, and the physical education teacher at Division Avenue High School. Sadly, after just seven years, the scholarship manager, Ralph Boettger says the funds for this award are in danger of being exhausted.

The scholarship in Jim Amen’s name is given each year on the school’s awards night to a deserving Division Avenue High School athlete who has demonstrated excellence not only on the field, but off the field as well.

 

Lady Dragons Still In Conference One

Friday, 05 October 2012 00:00

Last year the Girls’ Varsity Soccer Team at Division Avenue High School captured the Conference One Championship and was voted the best regular season team in Nassau County by the Nassau County Coaches Association. With many key players lost to graduation, it was unsure where the Lady Dragons would be placed for the current season. However after assessing the returning talent it was decided the Blue Dragons could compete and hold their own in the top ability group in the county.

 

Division Avenue Celebrates Homecoming

Written by Elizabeth Sobel Friday, 28 September 2012 00:00

A day of community pride

It was a great day of fun and community pride as family, staff and friends gathered for homecoming on the grounds of Division Avenue High School (DAHS). The kickoff to the weekend commenced with a pep rally in the gymnasium, where students proudly wore their school colors and cheered for their athletes.

The DAHS marching band led the parade, followed by the kickline team, cheerleaders, Wisdom Avenue’s marching band, homecoming king and queen candidates and students who accompanied colorful and creatively themed class banners. Prior to the start of the game, senior football players, cheerleaders and kickline team and marching band members were honored alongside their parents for having dedicated many hours on and off the field. Members of the board of education, high school administrators, student council members and coaching staff were also on hand to participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Legislator Dennis Dunne (Class of 1968), who donated a new scoreboard for the athletic field.

 

Levittown Cardinals 14U Wins Second Tournament

Friday, 28 September 2012 00:00

The Levittown Cardinals 14U won two championships in three weeks in their divisions in the NCYAA Summer League 2012 and in the NJBL Labor Day Weekend Tournament 2012. The team came out smoking against MYB Bulldogs and took a 7-3 lead in the NCYAA Summer League 2012. The team then took a final score of 8-2 to win the NJBL Labor Day Weekend Tournament 2012 against the LI Bandits.

 

Athletics U10G Take First Place

Friday, 21 September 2012 00:00

Congratulations to the Hicksville Athletics, who finished in first place at the Oceanside Labor Day Weekend Soccer Tournament. The A’s finished with a 4-0 record and didn’t allow a goal all weekend. The team includes (second row, kneeling, left to right) Jamie Race, Amaya Small, Anna Swinchuck, Natalie Untener (tournament MVP) and (sitting, left to right, front row) Isabella Molina, Hailey Clancy, Olivia Eden, Alexandra Gately, Emily Gillis, Brinda Vutukuri, Julie Magliano, Melissa Miller and Melanie Collins (not pictured).

 

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