For nearly a quarter of a century, Long Island local runners, walkers and their families have known that there’s no better way to celebrate the Holiday season than by being part of the fun at the Ho Ho Ho Holiday 5 Kilometer Run, and on Saturday morning, Dec. 17, athletes from Oyster Bay, East Norwich, Locust Valley, Bayville, Mill Neck and all over Long Island are invited to celebrate the 24th annual edition of this event at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Bethpage.
Thanks to the generosity of the leading law firm of Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt LLP (specializing in Intellectual Property Law) and Local 338, RWDSU/UFCW, this year’s edition of the Run will offer all the great amenities of past years... and MORE!!
It was a great end to the season for the Locust Valley-Bayville Falcons United won the division championship against the Valley Stream Tornadoes in an epic soccer battle that ended with a 4-3 victory.
The Falcons United ended the season undefeated with two ties.
The Fourth annual Bayville Turkey Trot/Chicken Run at West Harbor Memorial Park saw a good turnout on Saturday morning, Nov. 12. Over 175 participants showed up for the race which was in honor of Matthew Fetzer, a Bayville resident who lost his battle with cancer in 2007. He was 10-years old when he lost his battle.
Nicole Giannetti and the Oyster Bay Girls’ and Boys’ Cross Country teams ran in the Northeastern Championships sponsored by Brown University on Oct. 15. Ms. Giannetti’s goal was simple. She wanted to place in the top five and improve on last year’s performance. Accomplishing the goal would be somewhat difficult due to the muddy conditions of an otherwise very fast 5k course.
The Sagamore boys and girls rowing teams competed in the semi-annual Frostbite Regatta this past Saturday at Centre Island Beach in Bayville. The girls team came in first place overall in points in the event which featured 36 different competitions including a challenging 2.5 course around West Harbor Beach.
The girls had a point total of 236 points which beat Manhasset (229), and Our Lady of Mercy (53). The boys had 114 points placing second behind Manhasset.
More than 1,000 athletes and coaches from across New York State came together for the 2011 State Fall Games which took place on Oct. 21 and 22 at various venues throughout Glens Falls. The State Fall Games are one of three annual state games and more than 3,500 total competitions held each year throughout New York. All events were free and open to the public.
Albert Chu of Locust Valley received a Silver medal for the obstacle course and Bronze medal for equitation as he took part in the Special Olympics held this year. “We are very proud of him,” said his mother, Tan-Na Chu.
The Hispanic Cultural Center of Oyster Bay-East Norwich is holding a Family Zumbathon on Saturday, Nov. 12. Registration starts at 5:30 p.m. and the event takes place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School (gymnasium). The school is located at 150 West Main Street in Oyster Bay.
Family Zumbathon is an event aimed at promoting a healthy and active lifestyle for the entire family. “What better way to get your kids interested in exercise than to exercise together as a family,” says Adolfo Zepeda, programs coordinator of the Hispanic Cultural Center. He adds, “You’re never too old or too young to start making healthy lifestyle changes.”
Craig Pinto could edge former New York Yankee great Reggie Jackson for the title of “Mr. October,” in philanthropic terms anyway.
The Mineola resident kicked 1,000 field goals in 24 hours on Oct. 9 at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay. Pinto inadvertently christened the football field, being that it hasn’t been officially opened yet.
On Dec. 10, the New York Islanders will be hosting a special evening to support the non-profit, Literacy Nassau. Those attending as part of this group will get a chance to see the NY Islanders play the Pittsburgh Penguins with seats that are significantly discounted. You can sit downstairs for $45 (face value $85) or upstairs for $25 (face value $45). All those in attendance as part of this group will also get the opportunity to bring their skates and skate on the Nassau Coliseum ice after the game ends. And those who may not choose to skate can also have the opportunity to have their photos taken on the ice as a part of the group. There will also be NY Islander goodie bags for the kids.
The Sagamore Rowing Club will be hosting the Long Island Frostbite Regatta on Saturday, Nov. 5, at Centre Island Beach. Over 800 student athletes from 18 area high schools will compete, and the event will draw over 2,000 spectators.
Guests will park at Centre Island Beach (permit parking only), and Stehli Beach will be used as a secondary lot. Shuttle service will be available from Stehli Beach to Centre Island Beach.
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