Over 55,779 fans watched and waited with great anticipation at the 143rd Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 11. They waited for the sun to shine; it didn’t. They waited for the mud to turn back to Belmont’s trademark dirt; it wouldn’t. But on a day where the impossible seemed implausible, it happened.
Last year, 13-1 underdog Drosselmeyer took the third leg of the Triple Crown and this year saw much of the same with 24-1 shot Ruler on Ice.
Swim Lessons – start July 5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at West Harbor Beach. Come to Village Hall to obtain registration form or download from website @bayvilleny.gov. Registration is until June 13.
Swim Races – Aug. 6, at West Harbor Beach starting at 9 a.m.
The State University of New York (SUNY) College at Old Westbury will host its 10th Annual Summer Polo Match and Lawn Party on Sunday, June 26, from 2:30 to 6 p.m. at Hickox Field in Old Westbury. This championship polo tradition raises funds to support academic and programmatic enhancements at the College, while also honoring those who advocate for the preservation of Long Island’s open spaces.
Sagamore Yacht Club officers and members officially welcomed the start of the boating season at the traditional Opening Day Ceremonies on Sunday, May 22. Past Commodore Rob Casale was Master of Ceremonies.
The club was appropriately decorated with the boating colors and the officers’ boats were at the dock also displaying the colors.
Registration is now open for OBEN Soccer Club’s Travel program for the upcoming 2011/2012 Season. Play will begin early Fall 2011 and run through June 2012. Training for the Fall 2011 season will begin in late summer.
Sagamore Rowing Association’s Crew Club of Oyster Bay returned victorious from the May 14-15 New York State Rowing Championships in Saratoga Springs with five boats qualifying for the United States Rowing Jr. National Regatta, which will take place in Oak Ridge, Tenn., on June 10-12. Overall, seven of Sagamore’s CCOB boats placed in the top three with medals, with five earning gold or silver.
It began with a text from my co-worker and good friend, Rich Forestano, asking, “Want to fly in a fighter jet?”
The day of that particular inquiry was May 11.
Sure enough, fifteen days later – Rich is a man of his word – we flew.
On a beautiful afternoon in May 2011, Chris Kelly took the mound going for a sweep of the “Rocks” of East Rockaway in the second game of the Nassau County Class B Baseball Championship played at Hofstra University.The Baymen were feeling confident as just the day before, on Monday, May 23, Joe Siringo pitched a 21-6 victory over East Rockaway for the Baymen. Rob Morgan was named “Player of the Game” in Monday’s game. Tuesday’s “Player of the Game’ was Chris Kelly who pitched a complete game and led the Baymen to a 13-3 victory and a clean sweep to the County Championship.
Kayak and SUP Rentals are now available on the weekends at the WaterFront Center of OB! “Prospective floaters can heighten their wavesperience by taking a paddle sitting or standing around West Harbor. Take a spin out on one of our new SUPs (Standup Paddleboards), they are like a long board, but with a paddle, and you stand - cool!,” said Dave Waldo, WFC executive director. There are also double or single kayaks to rent.
The Brooke Jackman Race for Literacy brought out a great crowd in Oyster Bay on Saturday, May 14. Proceeds of the run go to benefit and support youth literacy, supply books and build libraries for underprivileged children in the greater New York area.
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