Thursday, 15 August 2013 00:00
Pine Hollow, one of the North Shore’s finest country clubs, has just completed its annual Charity Week, with an outstanding turnout and record-breaking contributions from its members, all going to local causes.
Pine Hollow Country Club, celebrating its 51st year as a five-star, full-service venue, features an 18-hole golf course, fine dining, swimming and tennis and other activities in an ornate historic Vanderbilt mansion, replete with all the modern conveniences of a world-class club. Somewhat hidden off Route 25A, in East Norwich, nestled among giant chestnut trees, the club has recently undergone extensive renovations.
Decades of charitable contributions to many worthy organizations has placed Pine Hollow at the forefront of philanthropic circles.
Groups such as the American Cancer Society, St. Francis Hospital, Island Harvest, North Shore/Plainview Hospital, Developmental Disabilities Institute, UJA, Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, RobinHood/Hurricane Sandy, among many others, have all been the recipients of proceeds from previous years’ efforts.
This year, events included a kick-off “Pub Night” on Friday, Aug. 2, a full day’s Golf Championship Challenge, and a Saturday evening gala, themed “Rock of Ages” with themed costumes. A charity Tennis Event was held on Sunday, Aug. 4. Games of chance, Chinese and silent auctions, all with fabulous prizes, contributed to the excitement.
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
It takes a great deal of organization to run the annual Holiday Sharing Program of CSAC, the Community Social Action Committee. Rows of cardboard boxes were set up on tables in the Parish Hall of First Presbyterian Church on Sunday night, Nov. 24. One hundred sets of boxes, that fit just right at two boxes per family, were in the process of being filled with the makings of Thanksgiving dinners on Monday, Nov. 25. The CSAC Holiday Sharing Program offers food certificates or food baskets to needy families and individuals living in the OB-EN community through community support, in an inter-religious community effort working with local agencies, churches and schools to identify those in need.
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.”