Legislators Joe Belesi and Rose Marie Walker recently attended the Greater Long Island Running Club’s (GLIRC) 20th Annual Long Island Police Appreciation Run held at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. Pictured: Belesi, Ronnie Maciano, Marguerite Macagnone, Ira Eskow and Walker.
The Island Trees Athletes Helping Athletes (AHA) had a busy school year in 2010-11. In addition to their annual training and mentoring program they provided additional services to our schools and some local organizations.
Some of the year’s highlights include: visiting a local home for aging people during the holiday season bringing gifts and warm smiles; raising money for (WIN,) holding a fund raising AHA tournament for a local family; supervising and running activities for three different Field Days; participating in Team Adventure Day at Stokes, Dr. Seuss Field Day at Sparke, and 5th Grade Field Day at the Middle School.
Imagine what it would be like to have brand new baseball and basketball scoreboards at high schools all over Long Island without the need for taxpayer dollars to fund it.
Wantagh residents Michael and Sheri Anspach are striving to make that dream a reality, as the couple recently obtained the franchising rights to Sports Image Inc, a youth athletics marketing company based out of Ohio. The Anspachs have joined 12 other existing franchises in nine different states awarded by the company in just its first two years of franchising.
For the second year in a row, the newly formed Blue Dragon Football Alumni has presented scholarships to deserving Levittown Division Athletes.
This year’s award winners were Basketball and All State Track standout Kristen Stuart and All County Football, Wrestling and member of the Long Island Championship Baseball team, Robert McNamara. Each athlete received $1,000 from the Football Alumni Scholarship Fund.
All the talk of a new arena for the New York Islanders has been the crux of the discussions of revamping Nassau County’s Hub in Uniondale. However, the other piece of the puzzle just started to come together on Monday, June 11.
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced on July 11 that the county selected an RFP (request-for-proposal) from Long Island Ducks owner Frank Boulton of the independent Atlantic League to bring a Minor League Baseball team to Nassau County. This agreement with the Central Islip-based team is contingent upon a $400 million bond referendum passing before voters Aug. 1.
The Levittown Lightning girls U6 soccer team took third place in the Plainedge Soccer 2011 Father’s Day Tournament. With incredible goalkeeping, awesome defense and a relentless offensive attack the girls showed their great soccer skills and terrific team play. The players are Emma, Gianna, Shannon, Athena, Blayke, Ava, Shae, Hallie and Madison. Coach Tom and Coach Joe would like to thank all the parents for their support.
Long Island Lutheran Middle & High School recognized the achievements of its outstanding students at its Annual Honors Banquet held on Tuesday, June 14 at the Fox Hollow Caterers in Woodbury. Among those honored was Levittown resident Michael Valencia.
Nassau County will offer a series of general and specialized baseball clinics at Cantiague and Wantagh parks in June and July.
“I am pleased to introduce this program as part of our ongoing effort to provide meaningful and affordable recreational opportunities for Nassau County’s youngsters,” says County Executive Ed Mangano. “The program is designed for boys and girls at all skill levels.”
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