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Local Teens To Join Olympians On The Ice

Ice Dreams, an Olympic Ice Show starring 2014 Olympic Bronze Medalist Jason Brown and aspiring local skaters, is coming to Twin Rinks Ice Center at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow on Sept. 20.

Isabella Skvarla, 13, Julia Tauter, 12, and Chiara Vlacich, 12, all of Oyster Bay, Julia Forte, 12, of Locust Valley and Riley Stein, 11, of Bayville will be skating in the world class show to celebrate the opening of the best figure skating facility Long Island has ever seen.

“Twin Rinks is proud to host this figure skating event which will feature some of the best figure skaters in the world,” said owner Ron Friedman. “We welcome everyone to come visit our state of the art facility, located in Nassau County’s Eisenhower Park, to watch these athletes up close in what is sure to be an enjoyable evening.”

Ice Dreams will feature some of the top figure skating talent in the U.S. and Canada including National Champions John Coughlin and Caydee Denney, 2014 Olympic and World alternate and Long Island Native Samantha Cesario, 2014 Olympic Silver Medalist Dylan Moscovitch and International Competitor Liubov Ilyushechkina, U.S. National Silver Medalists Alexa Scimeca and Chris Knierim, Two-Time Canadian National Medalists Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier and The Skyliners! The entertaining show also offers more than 100 young skaters from Nassau County and the surrounding area the chance to skate in the show on the same ice as their Olympic heroes.

“I am looking forward to performing in Ice Dreams with fellow Olympians and National Champions. I hope this show will inspire a young generation of skaters to achieve their Dreams,” said Brown, the Olympic Bronze Medalist.

“Nassau County is pleased to present this family-fun ice show at the new Twin Rinks at Eisenhower Park,” said Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano. “Ice Dreams is a once in a lifetime opportunity that brings together Olympic, World and National skaters with young skaters from our community. This wonderful event promises to be an entertaining, inspiring and memorable event for our young skaters and our community.”

Youth skaters can sign up to skate in the show by visiting www.icedreamstour.com or by calling 212-600-4330. Tickets to the show can also be purchased online.

News

Matt Bentz, of Forest Hills, was the winner of the Oyster Festival Raffle that took place as the event ended at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. He had a choice between winning a 2015 Chrysler 200 three-year lease or $15,000 in cash. He chose the cash. He is the “Perfect Oyster Festival Raffle winner.”

Bentz is a computer systems administrator with Spa Creek Software, a company that writes software for other software developers, and has been to the festival numerous times over the years; in fact, next year he is hoping to sail here on his 24 ft. sailboat. He got it “reasonably” from a friend who was buying up.

Richie Cannata may be best known for his song credits but his name will become a part of history this week. Cannata, a 28-year resident and business owner of Glen Cove, will be inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame on Thursday, Oct. 23 at The Paramount in Huntington.

As a member of the Billy Joel Band, the saxophone player was propelled to fame in 1975 when he joined the band and played on songs including “New York State of Mind” and “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant.”


Sports

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.

5- and 6-year-old Peanuts

The Little Generals (Peanuts) stepped out into the cold Sunday morning ready to give the home crowd a show as they battled the Bellmore Braves, and that’s just what they did as the Generals beat the Braves 14-7. The teams battled to a first half tie as the Generals’ touchdown came on a 26-yard run by Kody Gehnrich, thanks to great blocks by John (Jack) Grace and Jack Symanski.

In the second half, where the Generals are usually at their best, the defense shut out the Braves as Rodney Hill, Jr. and Brandon Babel stepped in on the defense line to create a great push to allow Francesco Allocca to make eight tackles. The offense got a big boost with Allocca being allowed to play RB after playing QB the past two games, and boy did he respond behind great lead blocking from Luca Granito. Allocca carried the ball nine times for 60 yards and a TD coming on the last play of the game.


Calendar

Boys & Girls Club Gala

Thursday, October 23

Halloween Party

Saturday, October 25

Property Tax Exemptions Workshop

Tuesday, October 28



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