Thursday, 19 September 2013 00:00To all of our many supporters over the past five years who have given so generously of their time and their money to help with our mission of assisting our injured troops and their families, we cannot thank you
enough. Because of your support, the Locust Valley Fired Dept. Operation Wounded Warrior has raised a total of just over $150,000 altogether over the past five years. This has in turn both helped to ease the burdens of and bring smiles to hundreds of injured veterans and their families, locally and afar.
However, due to circumstances out of our control, we the committee, regret to inform you that we are unable to hold our annual pasta dinner fundraiser this year.
We do hope and expect to resume again next year as unfortunately the needs of our military injured men & women still exist.
On that note NCFF Operation Wounded Warrior has other fundraising events coming up at various fire departments and towns over the next two months. If interested in attending any of these events please check out the website for details.
Among the many upcoming projects NCFF-OWW is involved with are plans to help with the costs of installing new kitchens and/or purchasing new kitchen appliances for six injured troops on Long Island.
Also, for those of you who cannot attend an event, should you wish, you can mail a donation to Nassau County Firefighters Operation Wounded Warrior at 120 Covert Ave, Stewart Manor, NY 11530. Note, checks have to be made out to NCFF-Operation Wounded Warrior.
NCFF -OWW also works closely with the Hope for the Warriors organization. Hope for the Warriors is a national, nonprofit organization that supports wounded U.S. service members, their families, and families of the fallen. A group of military wives founded the organization in 2006.
Concerning same, they will be holding their 6th annual “Run for the Warriors” on Sunday, Nov. 10 in Lindenhurst. See their website at HopefortheWarriors.org for more information.
This is a 10k, 5k, or 1 mile walk with many local and visiting injured veterans taking part. Please consider signing up on their website or sponsoring a runner.
The 6th Annual Long Island Run For The Warriors will begin and end at the Town of Babylon Town Hall. Hope For The Warriors encourages everyone to register online or during pre-registration that will close Wednesday, Nov. 6 at midnight. After Oct. 15, registration fees increase to $35.
Same day registration will begin at 7 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10 and will close promptly at 8:45 a.m. Opening Ceremonies will begin at 9 a.m. and the 5K run will begin at 9:30 a.m. The 10K run will begin at 9:45 a.m. and finally the 1mile run/walk will begin at 10 a.m.
We the LVFD OWW Chairs and Committee would again like to thank you all for your unwavering support and hope to see you all back again next year.
In the meantime perhaps we will see many of you at the Hope for the Warriors run in November.
LVFD OWW Co-Chairs and Committee members
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 00:00
To enter Raynham Hall on any given day is to step back in time. A recent Sunday, however, had visitors experiencing an especially poignant glimpse into life as it was during the Victorian age as Michael Goudket performed an uncanny portrayal of the infamous Dickens’ character, Ebeneezer Scrooge.
“Storytelling was one of the main sources of entertainment for people in those days,” said Goudket.
It therefore seems fitting that the art of storytelling be experienced in the Victorian parlor of the museum with one of the era’s most popular novellas, A Christmas Carol.
Saturday, 07 December 2013 00:00
There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than with music, and critically acclaimed pianist Stan Wiest will be hosting a holiday sing-a-long at Locust Valley Library to help get everyone in the mood on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Wiest has been playing piano since he was 5 years old, and now, at age 69, has recorded his first CD; an album that has been so well-received, it is a top seller on Amazon.com. The talented pianist spent much of his early career traveling and says he played every supper club in Manhattan, while also working full time on a TV soap opera. To promote his album, his local circuit also includes a presentation at Forest Books in Glen Cove on Dec. 12.
About 30 years ago, Wiest stopped traveling to be with his wife and kids and has been running a music entertainment business in Fort Salonga. Now, with his new album, he’s back on the road, something he never expected to happen at this point in his life.
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.”