Suozzi: Plenty Left to Do
Saying that the county has moved beyond the dark days of crisis, Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi announced that he is running for re-election this November. Suozzi, a Democrat who was elected four years ago to the post that was held for three decades by the Nassau GOP, will be opposed by challenger, Republican Greg Peterson.
North Massapequa Resident a Winner In 2005 Senior Art Program Contest
The Nassau County Senior Art Program, generously sponsored by Citibank NA and coordinated by the Nassau County Department of Senior Citizen Affairs, provides senior citizens with the opportunity to learn new skills and develop their hidden talents. Seniors enjoy group art instruction at the network of senior centers funded by the department. Their artworks reflect the cultural diversity of older residents, their breadth of experiences and their many interrelationships with family members, friends and neighbors. Each year, the department showcases the entries selected by each center, and judges choose several finalists for special recognition. One of these finalists is then reproduced on posters and bookmarks as part of the 'May is Older Americans Month' activities.
Empire States Games for the Physically Challenged June 2-5
The Empire States Games for the Physically Challenged, run by the New York State Recreation and Parks Department, will be held at Mitchel Field in Garden City from Thursday, June 2 through Sunday, June 5. The opening ceremony will take place on Thursday at 7 p.m. and games - which include track and field, swimming, basketball and softball, among others - start at 9 a.m. Friday through Sunday. Please come and cheer on the competitors who come from as far away as Ireland. Competitors include physically challenged, amputees, blind and deaf children ages 5 to 18.
Local Ultrarunners Score In Greenbelt Trail 50 Kilometer Run
A tough and determined field of 60 intrepid trail runners (out of 74 starters) successfully navigated the Greater Long Island Running Club's annual Greenbelt Trail 50 Kilometer Run May 14.