Friday, 31 August 2012 00:00
A new running and walking tradition will be coming to the Hofstra campus on Saturday morning, Sept. 8, as nearly 500 runners, walkers, and wheelchair athletes are expected to join in the fun for the inaugural North Shore-LIJ Orthopaedic (NS-LIJ) Journey 5K and 1K hosted by NS-LIJ’s Orthopaedic Institute.
The athletes will gather at the Hofstra NS-LIJ School of Medicine on Hofstra’s North Campus on the morning of Sept. 8, with the starting horn for the 1K sounding at 8:30 a.m., and the starting horn for the 5K sounding at 9 a.m.
Packet pickup and registration will be available at The Runner’s Edge in Farmingdale from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7, and at the medical school between 7 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. on the morning of the event.
The event is being hosted by the NS-LIJ OI, with the institute’s vice president Nina DePaola, along with Jessica Mabie and Jaime Stephens, serving as the liaisons for the institute.
Race management chores are being handled by the Greater Long Island Running Club (GLIRC), with Linda Ottaviano and Mike Polansky serving as the event GLIRC co-directors.
Timing and scoring chores will be handled by JMS Racing services, utilizing the RFID Timing system with the computer chip built right into the bib number. Results will be available within 24 hours at glirc.org and pigmantri.com.
Entry fees are only $20 for those who register in advance, and only $15 for preregistered Hofstra students or North Shore-LIJ employees. Day of race entry is $25. You can register online at glirc.org.
Every entrant will receive a high quality “technical” shirt commemorating the inaugural event, plus outstanding post-run/walk refreshments, and will be eligible for the great collection of door prizes that will be presented to randomly selected entrants at the award ceremony.
The 5-kilometer run/walk awards will be presented to the top male and female finishers overall, the top male and female NS- LIJ employees, to the top wheelchair finishers, and to the top three male and female finishers in five year age groups starting at 14 and under and running through 85 plus.
The NS-LIJ OI specializes in multidisciplinary orthopaedic care for the entire spectrum of musculoskeletal disorders with the goal of helping patients regain mobility and return to active independent lives. For more information about the institute, visit nslij.com/ortho.
In addition to the orthopaedic institute, other valuable sponsors of the event include Xerox, Equinox Fitness, Vicom, STARS (Sports Therapy And Rehabilitation Services), and The Runner’s Edge running and multisport specialty store in Farmingdale.
For entry forms or more information about the Sept. 8 event, call Mike or Linda at the GLIRC office at 349-7646.
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
The streets of Oyster Bay were full with enthusiastic supporters of the Oyster Bay High School PTSA, coming out in force to enjoy a Taste of the Town. This was the first annual Taste of the Town — Restaurant Stroll, and, judging by the crowds and the happy smiles in evidence all evening, it will be the first of many successful events.
This event, previously known as the Taste of the Gold Coast, had been held in catering facilities. This year, the committee felt strongly that they wanted to support the local restaurants and businesses that were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The local restaurants and businesses are very generous to the community, whether to the PTSA, sports clubs or local nonprofits. The Chamber of Commerce enthusiastically supported the idea, and a wonderful concept came to life.
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
“There won’t be any fireworks on July 4,” said Caroline DuBois. She said letters have gone out to residents of Cove Neck from the Dolans telling everyone the news. Charles and Helen Dolan have celebrated their wedding anniversary with fireworks on the Fourth of July for many years. Having attended one of them was a great boon. It was a massive production and needed the cooperation of their neighbors, who were all invited to the party. We parked in an area along the road and with our invitation to show, we were picked up by a van and driven to the estate.
The entire beachfront was filled with tables and chairs. Food stations dotted the area. There was a carousel in the section where you first arrived. The food was served on china with real silverware: no paper plates and plastic forks. We sat with a basketball pro and his lovely family. When the party ended there were teddy bears for the children and stationery for the ladies. You knew you had been to a great party.
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club held their Annual Golf Tournament, named for the late World Golf Hall of Famer Joseph C. Dey Jr., on Monday, May 6, at Meadow Brook Club in Jericho. Hugh R. O’Kane, President of Hugh O’Kane Electric Company, chaired this year’s event.
“This year’s outing was an overwhelming success due to the tremendous support from both our corporate and personal friends. We attracted a sold-out crowd across a broad spectrum from both the Long Island and New York City communities,” said O’Kane. “We are thankful to all those that both attended and supported our outing this year.”
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
According to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, more than five million Americans are suffering with Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.
Troubled by these statistics and personally affected, Long Islander and NBA draftee Gordon Thomas founded the Alzheimer’s All-Star Basketball Classic Committee, a group of professionals dedicated to raising awareness of Alzheimer’s and dementia.