Friday, 19 October 2012 00:00
Sagamore Hill Day Family Festival
Saturday, October 20
Save The Children Symposium
Sunday, October 21
Environmental Book Club
Monday, October 22
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site will host a traditional fall family festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival will celebrate Sagamore Hill’s agricultural history as well as Theodore Roosevelt’s 154th birthday. Activities will include entertainment for children, old-fashioned games and crafts, interactive farm demonstrations, exhibits, music, farm animal petting area, food vendors, Theodore Roosevelt as portrayed by James Foote and more. Hamburgers, hot dogs, and popcorn will be available on the site or you may bring your own picnic. Rain or shine. For more information call 516-922-4788 or visit www.nps.gov/sahi.
Save the Children Long Island Council will be hosting its 2012 Banbury Symposium, entitled Keep the Children Safe-Emergency Preparedness and Response at Home and Abroad. The symposium will be held at the Grace Auditorium, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Route 25A, Laurel Hollow. There will be light refreshments at 4 p.m. and the symposium will begin at 5 p.m.
Cold Spring Harbor Library, 95 Harbor Rd., TRSAC and CSH Library and Environmental Center from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mark Kurlansky’s The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell. This is the story of NYC’s famous but forgotten natural resource. Copies available at the CSH Library.
The North Syosset-Woodbury Republican Club will be holding its annual Pasta and Politics dinner at 7 p.m., at The Woodlands at the TOB Golf Course on Southwoods Rd. in Woodbury. This will be a joint meeting with the South Syosset-Woodbury Republican Club. Opportunity to meet and greet local candidates running for office, as well as rally support for the Republican candidate for President, Mitt Romney. Buffet dinner/$20 per person/$35 per couple. For further information, call 516-921-1000.
In this workshop, you will learn how to work with text including inputting, inserting, moving, and erasing, learn basic word processing skills, and understand files and commands. Pre-requisites: Computer Kindergarten or equivalent knowledge or experience. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at OBEN Public Library. There is a $4 fee. Register in person. For more information, call 516-922-1212.
Meet Gunner and Lady, certified therapy dogs who will be in the library as reading partners. Children often feel more comfortable reading to dogs. For children grades one and up (child must be able to read). From 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. at OBEN Public Library. Registration for OB-EN residents is ongoing, non-residents may register on Oct. 25. Call 922-1212 to register.
The Village of Bayville is holding their annual Halloween Ragamuffin Costume Contest from 6 to 8 p.m. in the St. Gertrude’s Parish Center. The costumed event is for all infants to fifth graders. There is a special judging event for moms and dads. There will be refreshments and prizes for all. The adult competition is for all the moms and dads who accompany their children. The event is free. For information, call 628-1439.
15th Annual Craft and Fine Art Festival at the Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. American master craftsmen and fine artists under large tents. Admission: $7/children under 12 free/$1 discount for seniors on Saturday. For more information call 973-746-0091. Also on Sunday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m to 6 p.m.
“Halloween Casino Night” cocktail reception, sit-down dinner, games of chance, silent auction, entertainment and dancing to benefit Hospice Care Network’s programs and services. Honorees include Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice and Justice Ute Wolff Lally. At the Glen Head Country Club, 240 Glen Cove Rd., Glen Head from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Tickets are $350 each and sponsorships begin at $100. Call 516-224-6467 or visit www.hospicecarenetwork.org.
Nature walks at the Hoffman Center Nature Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary located at 6000 Northern Blvd., in Muttontown. Enjoy a guided nature walk throughout the fall. Meet guide at site entrance at 12:50 p.m. Gate locked when tour begins. No pets, no children under 10 years of age, or organized groups permitted. No registration required. Weather permitting, call 516-922-3290 the day before to confirm. $5 admission for one hour between 1 and 2 p.m. For additional information visit: www.hoffmancenter.org. Fall schedule: Oct. 20, Nov. 3, 17 and Dec. 15.
Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society, P.O. Box 735, Huntington, NY 11743. Visit www.hobaudubon.org for more information.
•Oct. 20: Volunteers Needed. Invasive Species Pull at Shu Swamp. At 2:30 p.m. Join the Shu Crew and continue efforts to eradicate English ivy from this beautiful preserve. Snacks will be provided to the volunteers. Bring garden gloves if you have them, as well as clothes and shoes you don’t mind getting muddy. Call Stella at 516-695-0763 to register (required).
•Oct. 20: Treasures of the Forest-Story, Walk and Crafts at Tiffany Creek and the Oyster Bay Library at 11 a.m. Wander through the woods at Tiffany Creek Preserve in Oyster Bay Cove. Each child will receive a treasure bag and will be encouraged to pick up leaves, sticks, etc. After the walk, a caravan will take you to the Oyster Bay Library and to make collages out of the treasures collected in the woods. Group size limited to 15. For ages 6 and up. No unregistered siblings. Call 516-695-0763 to register or for more information.
•Oct. 21: Nature Walk at Sunken Meadow State Park at 8 a.m. Sunken Meadow has a wide range of topography that sustains a variety of flora and fauna. The three miles of beach meets tall, glacier-formed bluffs at the west end of the shoreline. A man-made dam separates the park’s brackish creek and marshes from the tidal flats. South of the flats are acres of undeveloped and heavily-wooded rolling hills. A $10 entrance fee is charged from 8 a.m. on. If you have an Empire State Passport, admission is free. Contact Norm at 631-261-5327 (home) or 646-932-2087 to register (required).
•Oct. 27: Walk/Run for Conservation and Wildlife Fundraiser at Planting Fields, 9:30 a.m. HOBAS’ First Ever Walk/Run for Wildlife. This fundraiser is for everyone and anyone willing to walk, run or do a combination of both in order to raise money for conservation efforts such as habitat restoration, wildlife research projects, and other conservation initiatives. Registration is $25 per person for adults (raise a minimum of $50 and fee will be waived and you will receive a t-shirt), $15 for kids under the age of 18. Children under the age of 5 are free. Raise at least $100 and be entered to win a gift basket filled with $250 worth of gift certificates from local merchants. Volunteers are needed on the day of the event to help with registration, hand out water, and act as course marshals. Call Stella Miller at 516-695-0763 for more information.
Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, 89 East Main Street, Oyster Bay. For more information call the library at 516-922-1212. Upcoming events:
•Oct. 20, 27, and Nov. 3: Beginner yoga classes from 10:20 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. Bring a yoga mat or towel with you to class. Fee: $20 per person for the series. Must register in person.
An exhibition organized by the Theodore Roosevelt Association (TRA) in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) and the Oyster Bay Historical Society (OBHS). Showing through November 11 at the Oyster Bay Historical Society’s Koenig Center, 20 Summit St., Oyster Bay. Call 922-5032 for more information.
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla in the Oyster Bay area is recruiting new members. They are needed to assist the Coast Guard in performing Homeland Security missions and to implement the Coast Guard’s many recreational boating safety programs. No experience or boat is required. Training will be provided. For more information call Joe Orlich, vice flotilla commander of flotilla 22-05 in Oyster Bay at (516) 624-USCG (8724).
The Fellowship provides an atmosphere of warmth and camaraderie, with talks presented by intelligent enlightening and non-dogmatic speakers who come from the entire spectrum of the arts, history and sciences. This is followed by coffee and an informal discussion circle, held in the turn-of-the-18th century farmhouse in a bucolic setting. Sundays at 10:30 a.m. The Muttontown Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is located on the south side of Route 25A (Northern Blvd.), East Norwich, directly east of Martin Viette Nurseries and about a half mile west of Route 106. Look for the white brick gate posts with a large sign for Hunter’s Moon Farm. All are welcome. Call with any questions 659-1686.
•Alcoholics Anonymous closed step meeting Sundays at 8 p.m. and open meeting at the same time. On Wednesdays at 8 p.m. there is a beginner’s meeting and a closed discussion meeting. Anyone can attend the open meetings. The closed meetings are for anyone who has a desire to stop drinking. The meetings are held at Christ Church, 61 E. Main St., Oyster Bay. For information call 922-6377.
•Play Bridge will be held at the OB-EN Library, 89 E. Main St., Oyster Bay. Meets every Monday at 7 p.m. Bring a partner or come by yourself. Beginners welcome. Call 922-1212.
•Open Mike at Jack Halyards Restaurant, Oyster Bay, at 8 p.m. every Tuesday. For more information, call 922-2999 or visit www.jackhalyards.com.
•Alanon meeting will be held every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Oyster Bay Presbyterian Church, East Main St. All are welcome.
•Substance Abuse Groups meet at the Youth and Family Counseling Agency, 193 A, South St., Oyster Bay, on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. and from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Registration required. Call 922-6867.
•Open Mike. Every Thursday enjoy the open mike night at Canterbury’s, Oyster Bay. Professional musicians and novices are invited to bring their instruments, voices, and friends to join him on stage or perform by themselves. Approximate starting time is 8:45 p.m. Call Mark at 922-3214.
•Bingo Games every Friday at 7:15 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 83 Sea Cliff Ave., Glen Cove. $1,500 in cash prizes. Door prizes and progressive on last game. Smoke-free environment. Call 676-1828 for further info.
•Ballroom Dance at the Life Enrichment Center of Oyster Bay, 45 E. Main St., Oyster Bay, every Friday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. with instructor Vladimir Velev, an international ballroom dance champion. Learn to Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango and more. Donation requested. Call 922-1770.
•Jewish War Veterans, Gieir-Levitt Post #655 invite all Jewish war veterans to join them at the Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Rd., Plainview, at 9 a.m. on the second Sunday of every month. Call Larry Sklar at 942-3327.
•Young At Heart Parkinson’s Support Group meeting from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of the month in the cafeteria on the ground level, near the emergency room at North Shore University Hospital at Syosset, 221 Jericho Tpke. Open to patients, caregivers or anyone interested in learning about Parkinson’s. Call Debbie at 390-9454.
•Meet The Doctors. Focusing on education, Premiere OBGYN will sponsor a Meet the Doctors program on the first Tuesday of each month from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at 79 Froelich Farm Blvd., Woodbury. Women who are planning a pregnancy or are already expecting can join Drs. Prince, Brooks and Flynn and have their questions answered on conception and a safe pregnancy.
•Alzheimer’s Support Group. Are you a caregiver who would like to share your experience with others? There is strength in knowing you are not alone. Join this support group at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month in the Adult Day Health Care Program Room at the Cold Spring Hills Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 378 Syosset-Woodbury Rd., Woodbury. Call Sheldon Rybak, RCSW/ACSW at 622-7770.
•Golf For Single Adults, a group of 50 + single seniors meet the third Tuesday of every month, at 7:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, Sunnyside Blvd., Exit 46 off the LIE, Plainview. For info call 942-4228. The group plays on courses, mostly in Suffolk on the weekends as well as during the week.
•Oyster Bay Quilting Group held on the fourth Tuesday of the month in the Green Room at the OB Library, 89 Main St., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring a project and lunch.
•Syosset Day Chapter/Homemakers Council Of NC holds its business meetings the first Wednesday of the month (September through June) at 10:15 a.m. Classes are held on subsequent Wednesdays at 10 a.m. The Homemakers meet at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, Berry Hill Rd., Syosset. All are welcome to join.
•Bereaved Parents of the USA. This national self-help support group charters the LI NY Chapter. Meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 231 Jackson Ave., Syosset. The group offers support, compassion, understanding and hope. No dues or fees.
•Locust Valley Garden Club. The executive board of the Locust Valley Garden Club invites new members to join. The club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. at Bailey Arboretum. Some of the committees take care of local gardens, do garden therapy with residents of Jones Manor, make projects with the children of the Grenville Boys & Girls Club and decorate local libraries at holiday time. If you are interested in becoming a member and perform a service to the community, contact Madeline 643-9109. Membership is not limited to Locust Valley residents. Anyone interested from surrounding towns is welcome to join. Upcoming programs include: garden video, holiday arrangements, sustainable landscapes and terrariums.
•Getting Acquainted With Social Security. The Incorporated Village of Bayville is sponsoring a service for its retired residents as well as those who are considering retirement. Social Security: Getting Acquainted with Social Security Services will be conducted by Village of Bayville resident, Vincent Serio, a recently retired Social Security administration agent with many years of experience in the field of Social Security services. He will discuss retirement, disability, survivor and Medicare benefits, in addition to the development and adjudication of the new prescription plan. There will be a question and answer period during which attendees will be given the opportunity to discuss concerns and get clarification on all aspects of Social Security. There is no fee for this service, which will be provided on an ongoing basis the first Thursday of the month at the Bayville Community Center, 88 Bayville Ave. Call 628-1439.
•American Rhododendron Society. Local chapter meeting on the third Thursday of the month at the Burns Horticultural Center, Planting Fields Arboretum. Call Chas Rasweiler 334-4459 or Jim Fry 631-754-2412.
•Modern Mystics Meeting, a modern mystic is one who experiences a presence in dwelling all life, joining all as one. Informal gathering and discussion. The group meets on the second Friday of the month at 8 p.m. at the Muttontown U.U. Fellowship, Route 25A, one mile west of Route 106, on the south side of 25A. Discussion followed by refreshments. Call Rev. Marcia Grace 433-3482.
•Free Guided Nature Tours held on the first and third Saturdays of every month, rain or shine, at the Hoffman Center, 6000 Route 25A, Muttontown. Visitors should meet their guide at the entrance at 12:50 p.m. Gate locked when tour begins. No pets or children under the age of 10 are permitted. Call 922-3290.
Jones Manor, 59 Bayville Ave., Bayville, is licensed to provide adult day care and short term/respite care to the elderly and their caregivers. It is a safe, supervised environment where your loved one will be comfortable and have the companionship of peers and receive personal attention. The length of stay is determined by your particular needs. Call 628-1350.
Provides socialization and stimulation to the physically, emotionally and medically impaired population who want to remain at home but need heath care monitoring. At the same time the family receives respite and peace of mind. A team of licensed health care professionals will provide quality of life to both family and frail loved ones. Open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cold Spring Hills (affiliated with the LIJ/North Shore system), Syosset-Woodbury Rd., Woodbury. Door through door transportation provided. Medicaid funded or private pay. Observation days are available. Call Sandra Butler, RN, 622-7768.
Safe Boating Courses, free vessel safety checks and more from America’s Boating Club, the United States Power Squadrons. With 18 squadrons around Long Island, there’s one near you. Visit WeBoatSafe.org or call 1-800-341-8777 for more information.
Located at 1 Pine Hollow Rd., Oyster Bay. Call Valerie Buscemi 922-9285, ext. 19. New membership year. Don’t miss out on any of the exciting events planned for the months ahead. Stop by the clubhouse and renew your membership. If you have never been a club member, now is your chance to experience all that the club has to offer. Members can look forward to upcoming events and programs such as: Nitromania, movie nights, Karaoke nights, summer, spring, winter and day camps, basketball and handball programs and much more. The Junior and Senior games rooms are fully equipped with big screen televisions, pool and ping pong tables, foosball and comfy couches to just hang out. Enjoy open gym nights as well as competitive sports. To become a member, stop by the clubhouse and pick up a membership application (parental signature required). Member fee is $35.
Is open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (weekends, Memorial Day through Labor Day until 7 p.m.) and is located on the south side of Route 25A on the Nassau-Suffolk border. For information call 692-6768. Weekend trout feeding at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. General admission $5 for adults; $3 children 3 to 17 and people over 65. Call for group tour information. Group programs will be held on selected Saturdays at 10 or 11 a.m. A reservation must be made in advance. Fish feeding demonstrations are held every Saturday and Sunday. The public is invited to observe a staff member feeding thousands of trout at 1 and 3 p.m. Summer programs are offered for youngsters who will be entering Kindergarten in September up to children who are entering grade 7. Features NYS’s largest collection of freshwater fish housed in two aquarium buildings, six outdoor ponds, where brook, brown and rainbow trout are raised and sold to enthusiasts who use them to stock their ponds. In addition to the trout ponds, the hatchery also maintains a warm water fish pond and a turtle pond. Catch and Keep Trout Fishing is a recent addition to hatchery activities.
Located at 20 W. Main St. The museum is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Call 922-5032.
Are you a senior who would like help paying for your Medicare benefits and prescription drugs? Free assistance is only a phone call away if you qualify for extra help because of limited income. There may be a way to alleviate some of the cost of Medicare – deductibles and coinsurance, Part B premiums, prescription drug plans (Part D). Reducing monthly premiums, annual deductibles and co-payments, aiding with coverage gaps (the doughnut hole). To learn more call a LIS/HHS (Low Income Subsidy from US Dept. of HHS) counselor from Family & Children’s, a community of caring. 485-3425, ext. 222.
Located at 20 Summit St., Oyster Bay. Open Tuesday to Friday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Saturdays: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Sundays: 1 - 4 p.m. Call 922-5032. Donation requested.
Located at 59 Bayville Ave., Bayville. Open Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations and volunteers welcome. Proceeds benefit residents of Jones Manor Adult Home. For further information call 628-1350.
•Bayville Village Museum, 34 School St., open Tuesdays and Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. Closed Saturdays. For appointments call David Rapelje at 628-1439, ext. 18.
•Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main St., Oyster Bay. Open Tuesday to Sunday: 1 - 5 p.m. (Memorial Day through Labor Day, noon to 5 p.m.). Summer hours: noon to 5 p.m. Call 922-6808. Admission $4 and $3 for seniors and students. Children under 6 are free.
•Townsend Society Museum, 107 East Main St., Oyster Bay. Open Saturdays from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Call 922-5434.
•Whaling Museum, Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and holiday Mondays. Admission $6 adults; $5 students and seniors; $19 families; military, members, children under 5 free. Sunday, 11 a.m. to noon by donation. Call 631-367-3418.
•Visit the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum/Visitor Center and Turntable Yard, 100-102 Audrey Ave. (just north of the gazebo/bandstand - on the right), where you will be directed to the turntable railyard - featuring a variety of refurbished train cars. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. For more information and to lend your support to the museum, call 558-7036 or visit http://www.obrm.org/.
•Billy Joel’s 20th century Cycles Motorcycle Museum at 101 Audrey Ave. Open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Open daily (except Christmas Day) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parking $6. Call 922-8600. Main greenhouse hours 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Camellia greenhouse hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Garden Gift Shop hours daily, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Coe Hall Historic House Museum hours daily, noon to 3:30 p.m. for guides tours. Garden tours offered daily at 2 p.m., weather permitting. Fee $5 adults; $3.50 seniors; $1 children 7 to 12. $6 per car parking fee additional. Handicapped accessible. Located on Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. Call 922-9210 or visit www.plantingfields.org.
The Oyster Bay Charitable Fund’s “Rotary Rides” permanent phone number is 922-2650. Disabled community members needing a ride to a medical appointment, procedure or the like are encouraged to call the above number to request an application for service. Once approved, transportation will be arranged with the Hendrickson Bus Corporation, which is providing specialized vehicles for a fraction of the cost to the Charitable Fund. Donations are needed to help continue this invaluable service. Your tax-deductible gift to the Oyster Bay Charitable Fund will enable a handicapped individual to regain his/her independence. If you would like to make a donation, mail it to the: Oyster Bay Charitable Fund, P.O. Box 132, Oyster Bay, NY 11771. Be sure to enter “Rotary Rides” in the memo line.
The Old Orchard Museum is closed Monday and Tuesday now through Memorial Day. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are daily ranger talks and walks offered. See the Visitor Center for more information. Call 922-4788.
All are welcome to participate in these evening races within the Oyster Bay and Cold Spring Harbor area. After the races, gather back at the club for refreshments and stories of that evening’s race. It is a great way to begin, whether for a skipper new to racing or a novice just wanting to assist as part of the crew. Open to all sailboats of Oyster Bay who register with Sagamore’s Race Committee. You do not have to be a member of Sagamore Yacht Club to join the Wednesday night racing program. Race starting time is 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Mike at 768-0932.
The Village Church of Bayville Thrift Shop, 9 Mountain Ave., Bayville. Come and see all new items in the shop. Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 628-2737.
Located at 1 West End Ave., Western Waterfront. Call 922-SAIL or visit www.thewaterfrontcenter.org. Ongoing programs: Learn to sail; junior summer programs; rentals; school and Scout group programs; an extensive program guide is available. Charters on the historic oyster sloop Christeen are offered. Call for fees and dates.
Saturday, 07 December 2013 00:00
There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than with music, and critically acclaimed pianist Stan Wiest will be hosting a holiday sing-a-long at Locust Valley Library to help get everyone in the mood on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Wiest has been playing piano since he was 5 years old, and now, at age 69, has recorded his first CD; an album that has been so well-received, it is a top seller on Amazon.com. The talented pianist spent much of his early career traveling and says he played every supper club in Manhattan, while also working full time on a TV soap opera. To promote his album, his local circuit also includes a presentation at Forest Books in Glen Cove on Dec. 12.
About 30 years ago, Wiest stopped traveling to be with his wife and kids and has been running a music entertainment business in Fort Salonga. Now, with his new album, he’s back on the road, something he never expected to happen at this point in his life.
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
It was a cold night for the annual Menorah lighting at the Derby Hall Bandstand last Monday. The event, which is sponsored by the Oyster Bay Civic Association, was well attended though, with Oyster Bay Jewish Center’s Rabbi Marvin Demant leading the crowd in cheerful Chanukah songs.
“Every year we gather at the gazebo to celebrate the miracle of Chanukah,” said Rabbi Demant. “It is actually very special this year because Thanksgiving and Chanukah will overlap for the first time in almost 100 years.”
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
With grit, determination and all-out teamwork, the Friends Academy Boys Varsity Soccer team completed their quest for a third state soccer championship, defeating a tough Lansing High School, 1-0, in the New York Class C State Championships.
Both teams kept the game at a tight 0-0, until 20 minutes into the second half, when a throw-in from senior Patrick Moodhe (Manhasset) connected with the head of senior Jon Nierenberg (Sands Point) for the game’s only goal.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
Nicole Giannetti entered her third cross country state meet in her career with one goal in mind: to place in the top 20 and earn an all-state medal. After finishing 38th in 2011 and 26th in 2010, the goal was definitely within her reach.
“She was ranked 25th according to one website, so we knew it was going to be close,” said Coach Kevin Cotter. “After looking at some of the times of her competitors, I told her she could potentially finish in the top 10. If she fell short, at least she would still remain in the top 20 and earn that elusive medal.”