Thursday, 10 April 2014 10:42
Margaret A. “Peggy” Carlstrom of Locust Valley died on March 31, 2014, at age 87. Beloved wife of the late Warren “Pee Wee.” Loving mother of Ellen Horman (Ron), Eric (Keri), Otto (Stephanie), Beth (Frank) and the late Warren and Pamela. Dear sister of Ed Eaton, the late Tom, Jim, Mimi and Jack. Proud grandmother of Ron Meghan (Chris), Kristin, Rebecca, Dylan, Caitlyn, Magnus, Erik and Colin.
Our grandmother was an exceptional woman. She was brave, spirited, and full of sage advice that helped shape the lives of everyone she knew. Her unwavering devotion to her family, which she expressed with kindness, strength and a touch of Irish wit, could lift even the lowest of spirits. Grandma Peg taught her children, grandchildren and everyone else who had the pleasure of knowing her how to live a meaningful life; a life full of gratitude for all our blessings. Whenever I expressed grief about loss, Grandma Peg would share an old Irish adage: “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
Visitation at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove. Mass at St. Dominic RC Church. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery. DodgeThomas.com
Thursday, 30 October 2014 00:00
In a little-known chapter of New York City’s history, the name of police officer Phillip Cardillo is spoken in hushed, revered whispers. Though he was tragically killed in the line of duty back in 1972, the burning embers of his memory are still fanned by a passionate few who wish to finally obtain for the fallen hero the elusive recognition that he truly deserves.
At their Oct. 8 meeting in Mineola, the Nassau County-based Association of Retired Police Officers (ARPO) held a heartfelt ceremony, as both Cardillo as well as the driven NYPD detective who has fought for justice in his name for the past four decades, were honored as the true heroes that they are.
Saturday, 25 October 2014 00:00
Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), with one of the first cases identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, which school officials called for the closing of school, as a health precaution.
Dr. Charles Schleien, chairman of the department of pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, said that although the enterovirus is still active, cases are dwindling on Long Island. According to Schleien, approximately 500 cases have been reported this season of enterovirus, at Cohen’s Children Medical Center, with two to six patients being admitted per day.
Thursday, 30 October 2014 10:01
A number of awards were given to runners in the Oyster Bay-East Norwich area at the Oct. 18 Oyster Bay Town Supervisor’s 5 Kilometer Run, including 23-year-old Justin Nakrin of Oyster Bay, who finished in 12th place overall and second in the 20-24 age group, and 43-year-old Daniel Valderrama of Oyster Bay, who scored in 17th place overall and second in the 40-44 age group. Maggie Reid of Locust Valley earned first place honors in the 15-19 age group.
The indomitable 81-year-old Nina Jennings of Mill Neck was the oldest woman to finish the run, taking first place honors in the women’s 80-84 age group in 35 minutes, 11 seconds, a pace of 11:19 per mile. She was the fastest of all of the five finishers—male or female—who were 80 years old or more.
Thursday, 23 October 2014 09:08
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.