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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

On Saturday, July 5, Building J on the Western Waterfront was opened to the public for a free concert of classical music played by talented youth in the Oyster Bay Music Festival. The acoustics in the large metal shed were lively as the backdrop of the Ida May, a wooden oyster dredge under construction, lent artisanal flavor to the rich stew of mostly sea-related musical selections. People sat on stacks and benches of freshly milled wood or stood in the cavernous space. They soaked in beautiful solos, duets and trios that combined voice, piano, flute, cello and violin. Frank M Flower & Sons provided fresh oysters that engaged the palate, and representatives from Steinway & Sons gave a quick overview of how their pianos are made, relating several aspects of their meticulous process to the construction of the Ida May.

Last week was one of Oyster Bay’s biggest, most anticipated summer events, the Italian American Society’s St. Rocco’s Festival. Returning to its usually spot in Fireman’s Field on Shore Avenue, the festival was filled with amusement rides, live music, and great food and company.

“We come every year to St. Rocco’s with friends,” said Laura Regan of East Norwich. “The rides and awesome food make it a lot of fun.”


Sports

Oakcliff’s intensive training program provided a high level of competition last weekend at the U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship in Oyster Bay.

This year, the teams selected for the event were highly ranked through the United States, and several of the competitors are past and current Oakcliff trainees, including Elizabeth Shaw, Kathryn Shiber, Madeline Gill, and Danielle Gallo.

A total of 11 members of St. Dominic Track Team (grades 1-8) recently medaled at the Nassau-Suffolk CYO Championship Finals at Mitchel Field. In the finals, the athletes competed against the finalists from all three regions, representing more than 2,500 athletes from 23 other parishes.

In addition to the student athletes’ success, the track coaches were honored as well. St. Dominic CYO Track coaches Phil Schade (grades 1-3), Julie and Mike Keffer (grades 4-6) and Rich Cameron (grades 7-8) were selected by peer coaches in their region for the NSCYO Team Sportsmanship Award. The Saint Dominic CYO track program, in its second year, has already proven to be a force to be reckoned with and the young runners are among the best on Long Island.


Calendar

OB Band Concerts

Wednesday, July 23

Music Under The Stars

Friday, July 25

Annual Chicken BBQ

Saturday, July 26



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