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B&GC Parents’ Council Hosts Family Kickball Night On May 18

Fun for members and friends of the Boys & Girls Club of Oyster Bay-East Norwich

Join in a night of family fun at the Boys & Girls Club of OB-EN’s Third Annual Family Kickball Night.  Club members, along with their family and friends, are invited to participate in this family event hosted by the club‘s parents’ council, on Friday, May 18. The event starts at 7 p.m. with registration.  Refreshments will be available for purchase at an additional cost, at this time. 

At 7:30 p.m., let the games begin.  Club members and their guests are invited to sign up on a team and play with their family and friends.  The club promises that a great time will be had by all.  Parents must provide supervision for children and their guests. 

This event is free; however, in order to attend the Family Kickball Night, at least one team participant must be a Boys & Girls Club member.  A fee of $35 and completion of the membership application by a parent/guardian is all that is required to join.  If you would like to learn more about the parents’ council, please contact Phil Castiglione, parents’ council president, at 922-9285.

Stop by the clubhouse today in order to register for the Family Kickball Night event.  For further information regarding this event and all other club programs, please contact Valerie Lerner, program/outreach director, at 922-9285, ext. 19, or visit their website at www.bgcoben.org, or find them on Facebook and become a fan.

News

Driving rain and an early start time did not deter 600 people who arrived at Crest Hollow Country Club recently to celebrate the Women’s Fund of Long Island’s 20th year and to honor four exceptional women.

The breakfast started with a meet and greet and a chance to showcase Women’s Fund contest winner Patti Hogarty, designer of “Women as Bamboo.” Inspired by her neighbor’s bamboo, she entered the contest drawing a design of the bamboo, which Ambalu Jewelers of Roslyn then turned into various pendants of which 40-percent of the profits would go to WFLI. Hogarty wrote a short essay comparing women to bamboo in that they are strong and can weather difficult storms, yet remain graceful and continue to grow sending out new shoots.

Oyster Bay High School Principal Dr. Dennis O’Hara addressed the board of education at Tuesday night’s meeting about offering a summer school program at the high school. It would be the first time the district had a summer school program in more than 12 years.

Dr. O’Hara explained that with the institution of the Common Core state standards, students are faced with a greater level of academic rigor and more challenging coursework. The program would offer remedial and enrichment classes for students both in and out of district.


Sports

In the history of Oyster Bay High School athletics, no one has ever won a Girls’ Tennis New York State Championship. Celeste Matute and Courtney Kowalsky became the first when they won the 2014 New York State Doubles Championship in Latham on Nov. 3. What makes this tremendous achievement even more remarkable is that Matute is a junior and Kowalsky is a sophomore.

The girls, who are usually singles players, teamed up to take on the very best players in Nassau County and New York State. They won all 10 matches in the section XIII and NYSPHSAA tournaments and left Latham as the 2014 New York State doubles champions.

The conditions were as fierce as the competition earlier this month at Oakcliff Sailing’s Halloween Invitational.

Ten teams from the U.S., Canada and Bermuda battled 30-knot-plus winds, heavy rain and biting cold to see who would take top honors at Oakcliff’s final match racing event of the 2014 season.


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