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Sunny Skies And Smiling Faces At East Woods Fair

The annual East Woods Spring Fair weekend was kicked-off with a spectacular dinner dance and auction held on the waterfront at the Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club on Centre Island on Friday, May 16.  

The storm of the previous night gave way to radiant sunshine and smiling faces all around as the celebration and fun continued on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19 at the East Woods Spring Fair. No small fair, the Spring Fair boasted plenty of rides for children of every age. The Ferris Wheel, Giant Slide, Scat, Dizzy Dragons, Starship, Sizzler, Merry Go Round and Bumper Cars were among the favorites.

The “Kiddie Carnival” section of the fair was also a big hit, with sand art and prize-awarding games. Many children—and adults—were seen toting around brightly-colored stuffed animals and various treasures that served as proof of a fun filled day.  

The fair wasn’t only for the children. There were beautiful items at the indoor vendor boutiques and amazing, one-of-a-kind finds at the now famous East Woods Estate Sale. The East Woods “Gazebo” tent sold a beautiful assortment of spring plants and flowers.

The Spring Fair guests were treated to live music by three different bands throughout the weekend: Lost Time, Riptide Blues Band and ‘60s Invasion. Their enthusiastic performances were the perfect background for the guests eating their delicious lunches from the Bistro.

Perhaps most impressive of all is that this entire weekend was run by East Woods parent volunteers. The Spring Fair could not happen without their vision, dedication and hard work.

East Woods was thrilled to host all of its friends, families and neighbors for a weekend of fun, laughs, good food, good buys and a great time.

News

In a little-known chapter of New York City’s history, the name of police officer Phillip Cardillo is spoken in hushed, revered whispers. Though he was tragically killed in the line of duty back in 1972, the burning embers of his memory are still fanned by a passionate few who wish to finally obtain for the fallen hero the elusive recognition that he truly deserves.

At their Oct. 8 meeting in Mineola, the Nassau County-based Association of Retired Police Officers (ARPO) held a heartfelt ceremony, as both Cardillo as well as the driven NYPD detective who has fought for justice in his name for the past four decades, were honored as the true heroes that they are.

Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), with one of the first cases identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, which school officials called for the closing of school, as a health precaution.

Dr. Charles Schleien, chairman of the department of pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, said that although the enterovirus is still active, cases are dwindling on Long Island. According to Schleien, approximately 500 cases have been reported this season of enterovirus, at Cohen’s Children Medical Center, with two to six patients being admitted per day.


Sports

A number of awards were given to runners in the Oyster Bay-East Norwich area at the Oct. 18 Oyster Bay Town Supervisor’s 5 Kilometer Run, including 23-year-old Justin Nakrin of Oyster Bay, who finished in 12th place overall and second in the 20-24 age group, and 43-year-old Daniel Valderrama of Oyster Bay, who scored in 17th place overall and second in the 40-44 age group. Maggie Reid of Locust Valley earned first place honors in the 15-19 age group.

The indomitable 81-year-old Nina Jennings of Mill Neck was the oldest woman to finish the run, taking first place honors in the women’s 80-84 age group in 35 minutes, 11 seconds, a pace of 11:19 per mile. She was the fastest of all of the five finishers—male or female—who were 80 years old or more.

The autumn varsity sports season is well on its way in Oyster Bay. Many young athletes have distinguished themselves. Several fine young athletes excelled right out of the gate and were chosen by the Oyster Bay Hight School coaches as Athletes of the Month for October 2014.

Cross Country Coach Kevin Cotter has athletes who consistently qualify for the states. Picking one to honor is a difficult task. Within this impressive group of talented athletes, one stands out: junior Alex Tosi, who recently broke the 17 minute barrier for a 5K course at Bethpage State park with a time of 16:52. This feat has not been accomplished since 2008.


Calendar

Ghastly Grounds

Thursday, October 30

Trick Or Treat

Friday, October 31

Long Island Baroque Ensemble

Sunday, November 2



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