The New York Islanders announced on Sept. 8 the launch of their campaign to celebrate their 40-Year Anniversary. The Islanders played their first National Hockey League season in 1972 and are proud to celebrate 40 years on Long Island.
The theme for the Islanders’ upcoming season is “Commitment,” representing the organization’s ongoing commitment to its fans and the Long Island community.
The annual Commodore’s Cup Regatta and Dinner was held on Sept. 17. All Sailors were invited to participate regardless of racing experience. The race started at 11 a.m. with a good wind. There were two divisions - Spinnaker and Jam [Jib and Main].
Kayak owners may obtain their free identification sticker at this year’s Oyster Fest USCG Auxiliary’s display booth on West End Avenue. They will also have free kayaking and boating safety materials on hand for distributing to all recreational boaters.
Morgan McCurdy of the Waterfront Center is shown in the accompanying photo pointing to a kayak identification sticker provided by USCG Auxiliary in Oyster Bay. The 3x6 waterproof stickers provide space for the owners of the kayak to write their name and two telephone contact numbers. Each year thousands of empty floating kayaks are found floating inshore and offshore waters. In that kayaks are not required to be registered in the State of New York and have no registration numbers, there is presently no way for authorities to identify and contact the owner of the craft.
A free intro-to-rugby clinic for fifth - seventh grade boys and girls will be held from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Sundays through October at Clifton Park on Sea Cliff Avenue in Sea Cliff. Players should dress in a soccer uniform with cleats or sneakers. Drills include, passing and catching in motion, punting, and touch rugby. The program is geared for new players without any prior rugby experience.
Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto and members of the town board recently attended and lent their support to a prepublicity event for the Town of Oyster Bay’s Annual “Supervisor’s 5K Run/Walk”, held on the morning of Oct. 15, as a fun-filled and exciting way to kick off the festivities for this year’s Oyster Festival.
The hills of Oyster Bay are calling you!
On a beautiful and warm summer day, a group of 40 Oyster Bay area residents, volunteers and brain aneurysm survivors participated in the fifth annual one-mile swim in Oyster Bay Cove, raising $2,500 benefiting North Shore University Hospital’s Brain Aneurysm Center, part of the Cushing Neuroscience Institute. The swim started at noon on Saturday, Aug. 13.
The event was organized by brain aneurysm survivor Joan Imhof, along with the Long Island Volunteer Center, an affiliate of HandsOn Network.
The first game was against the Rams of West Hempstead. This was the first time they played in our conference. It was seen as a challenge because they brought a squad of 35 with some very big kids on the line.
Moms Who Kick Inc, a 501(c)(3) public charity that promotes physical fitness and proper nutrition, will turn heads as they host a spectacular Fashion Show on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. The evening kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the official launch of the 2012 Moms Who Kick Calendar. The calendar, themed ‘Strength and Elegance,’ is printed on recycled paper.
Meet and mingle with the calendar model moms, eight of whom are breast cancer survivors. Network with community business leaders while enjoying an open bar, buffet dinner, and gala fashion show highlighting the latest clothing trends from Lonny’s, a clothier with five Long Island locations, and evening and cocktail attire from Nikki’s Dressing Room of Huntington.
With the exception of one lockout season (2004-2005), the Ice Girls have been part of the show at Islanders’ games since the 2001-2002 season. In addition to presenting the Islanders flag at every game, Ice Girls keep the ice clean during games, and perform an additional routine when the team wins. The girls must be over 18 with strong skating skills, capable of skating backwards as well as doing lunges, spirals, t-stops and power crossovers.
Registration is open for the 4th annual edition of the Grillo & Associates Blazing Trails 4-Autism 4 Mile Run/Walk, to be held on Sunday morning, October 23, at the Great Neck South High School/Middle School campus. Every runner, walker and supporter of families who are dealing with autism is invited to be part of this year’s event. Specifically, the event will benefit the Eden II and Genesis Foundation, which supports children and adults with autism through specialized programs designed to help them achieve the highest possible quality of living throughout their lives.
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