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Health Center Thriving

Bronx native administers to women’s concerns

A native of the South Bronx, Joanne Figueroa, like many one-time residents of the city, has found a home in Roslyn.

Dr. Figueroa has been in Roslyn Heights on 216 Mineola Ave. since 2008. Not only does she find Roslyn “a lovely place,” Dr. Figueroa also notes that her location is convenient for her patients from all over Long Island, but especially from Glen Cove, where she previously practiced medicine.

Dr. Figueroa was in Glen Cove from 2004 to 2008. Now she is in Roslyn to stay. “[Roslyn Heights] is easy for patients to get to,” she told The Roslyn News. “I love it here so much that I moved here.”

Dr. Figueroa’s practice specializes in urology and pelvic health. More specifically, the office specializes in general urology, female pelvic reconstructive surgery, painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis and pelvic pain. Hospital affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, NSLIJ at Glen Cove Hospital and NSLIJ at Syosset Hospital. In addition, Dr. Figueroa is enthusiastic about her staff and equipment. “We have all the top of the line, state of the art equipment,” she said. “We have a family-friendly with a young, vibrant staff.” 

A native of The Bronx, Dr. Figueroa was trained at that borough’s famed Albert Einstein. In Long Island, she earned both her undergraduate and medical degree at Stony Brook University. 

“Our doors are open to all residents,” she said. “I look forward to helping my patients to help themselves.”

News

Some people deserve a long obituary: in a way, it is a tribute to the number of people’s lives they have touched, so for Dottie Brandt, it is a given. A long line of mourners stretched down the street from the Francis P. DeVine Funeral Home, in Oyster Bay, where Dorothy R. Brandt, known to everyone as “Dottie,” was laid to rest, soon after her death on Friday, Sept. 12.

Dottie was a beautiful woman that age couldn’t change. When your warmth, spirit and love come from the inside, it keeps the outside looking bright and fresh. Dottie was always smiling, full of energy and always willing to help people.

The music was rocking and everybody was dancing on Friday, Oct. 3 in the St. Dominic High School gymnasium as the school hosted its Fall Ball dance. The event included gregarious kids from St. Dominic’s dancing and socializing with 20 disadvantaged children from St. Christopher-Ottilie Family of Services in Sea Cliff.

“St. Dom’s is very active with St. Christopher-Ottilie during the school year,” said Janice Seaman, who was the party coordinator and one of many volunteers at the dance, which ran from 7 to 10 p.m. “This was the first time, though, that St. Dom’s invited the kids from St. Christopher-Ottilie to their school for a dance and it is a great way to bring some normalcy into these children’s lives and show them what a school function is like.”


Sports

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.

The Diane Whipple Foundation with the cooperation of Manhasset PAL, Manhasset School District and St. Mary’s High School Athletic program has announced a premier College Division I Women’s Lacrosse Scrimmage day on Saturday, Oct. 18.

Competing in this great event will be Columbia, Fairfield, Michigan, Sacred Heart, Stonybrook, UCONN, UMASS, and USC.


Calendar

That’s a Smash!

Wednesday, Oct. 15

East Woods Open House

Friday, Oct. 17

 Oyster Festival

Weekend, Oct. 18, 19



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
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