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March Of Dimes Presents Annual Invitational Golf Outing

Many joined together to

celebrate the 75th anniversary

The 32nd Annual Invitational Golf Tournament was held at The Creek in Locust Valley on Aug. 12, where many professionals joined together to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the March of Dimes. This year’s honoree was Robert Gilman of Plainview, CPA of Anchin, Block & Anchin, LLP. Other sponsors included Seyfarth Shaw, Bryan Cave, Deloitte, Jericho Capital, Merrick Financial Group, Michael & Darci Hirschberg, Meister Seelig & Fein LLP, Property Resources Corporation, TD Bank, and Lexus of Massapequa.  

Even though this event was postponed from June due to inclement weather, it couldn’t keep away the 96 golfers who raised over $105,000.  On the 17th hole, golfers were challenged by 12-year-old youth volunteer, Alex Keener of Bethpage. Each golfer took a chance but only a handful of golfers were able to top his shot.  Also, Paul “Dr. Hook” D’Amato joined the March of Dimes golfers for a fun filled day.  

The year’s golf committee was chaired by Mitchel Hill and included Sonia Bain, Miles Borden, Charles Catapnao, Jeffrey Fliegel, Douglas Forsyth, Thomas Huszar and David G. Moss.

Premature birth is the most serious infant health problem in the United States today. It affects more than half a million babies each year nationwide and over 31,000 right here in New York State. Babies born too soon are more likely to die or have lifelong disabilities. Funds raised from this event will help support prenatal wellness programs, research grants, advocacy efforts and a Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Family Support® program at Stony Brook University Medical Center, all for stronger, healthier babies.  

The March of Dimes is a national voluntary health organization whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality. Founded in 1938, the March of Dimes funds programs of research, community services, education and advocacy to save babies. For more information, log onto www.marchofdimes.com or call 516-496-2100.

News

Serving Oyster Bay and the rest of Long Island since 1990, Periwinkles is an Oyster Bay business on Audrey Avenue that assists with event planning, staging and staffing and catering a multitude of different events. Periwinkles was started by Pat Spafford, who was encouraged to take her passion and make it a career.

 

“I was raising a family and doing this part-time,” said Spafford. “One of my clients encouraged me to make it full-time. Most of my clientele was from Oyster Bay so I settled here. I have a huge affection for the people and the place. It’s great that I have been successful here for so long.” 

On Sunday, Sept. 21, the only place to be for lovers of local music is the Homestead in Oyster Bay, where a full day of live music is planned at GlenFest featuring 25 different performances. The lineup includes big names like Richie Cannata to Sea Cliff mainstays Kris Rice and Chicken Head to up-and-comers like Matt Grabowski and Lisa Vetrone.

 

GlenFest is the brainchild of Dave Losee, 53, of Glen Cove, who plays in the Crosstown Blues Band.

 

“I had this idea for a festival years ago, and when I finally nailed down a date, people are coming out of the woodwork to be a part of it,” says Losee.


Sports

Former football coach and NFL player Bill Curry recently brought a wealth of experience, knowledge and history to a wide audience of student-athletes and coaches at Hofstra University for a lesson on diversity, tolerance and respect in high school athletics.

 

Director of the NYS PHSAA Sportsmanship Committee and Manhasset High School Athletic Director Jim Amen Jr. established the summit and invited Curry as keynote speaker.

Amen Jr. and Section VIII Executive Director Nina Van Erk introduced Curry to a crowd representing more than 37 local high schools.

Hard work paid off for local athletes Christine Grippo of Locust Valley, Kelly Pickard of Oyster Bay, Bernadette Winnubst of Locust Valley, Steven Quigley of Bayville, Catherine Soler of Oyster Bay, Maria Elinger of Oyster Bay, and Armand D’Amato of Oyster Bay Cove, each of whom won awards in a field of some of the best triathletes from all of Long Island and beyond in the 27th annual Runner’s Edge - Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon, held in and around Oyster Bay’s Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park on Saturday morning, Aug. 23.

Grippo earned top honors in the women’s 30-34 age group with a time of 1 hour, 17 minutes, 36 seconds. Pickard (1:17:39) scored first among the women in the 35-39 age group. Winnubst scored in 1:38:48 to earn third place honors in the Masters Athena Weight Division. Quigley earned the second place award in the Masters Clydesdale Weight Division in 1:23:23. Soler (1:29:12) scored 5th among the women in the 20-24 age group. Ehlinger (1:39:23) was the 4th place award winner in the women’s 55-59 age group. D’Amato (1:42:44) earned top honors in the 70-74 age group.


Calendar

MSA Party - September 17

West Shore Rd. Update - September 18

Harbor Beach Cleanup - September 20


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