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.
Congratulations to three members of the Locust Valley Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team for making the Long Island-Metro School Girls Team: junior- Courtney Boyd; sophomore- Taylor Bleistein; and sophomore- Bairre Reilly.
Last Sunday, May 1 they participated in a highly competitive evaluation for the national team that sends three Long Island teams to compete in the National Tournament. The Women’s Division National Tournament will take place Long Island on May 28 and 29 at Stony Brook University and Ward Melville High School.
Jan. 12, 2010 marked a particularly tragic day in Haiti’s history, as the effects of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that shook the country’s already impoverished population and infrastructure were catastrophic.
The quake shattered Port-au-Prince and its neighboring cities, leaving families to mourn the devastating loss of over 230,000 lives.
If you live and breathe golf, please mark your calendar! The Boys & Girls Club of Oyster Bay-East Norwich is planning its 2011 President’s Cup Golf Tournament to be held on Monday, May 23 at the Pine Hollow Country Club, in East Norwich. An exciting day of competition, games and prizes is being planned, including a 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK 350 for the Hole-in-One winner. This annual fundraising event benefits the youngsters of the Oyster Bay-East Norwich community in ensuring the continuation and expansion of the Club’s programs and activities.
Tennis sessions will be held on Tuesdays, beginning May 17, and will run 6 sessions thru June 21. Times are from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for members in grades 3 to 5. The registration fee for Tennis is $40.
Run for a cause and sign up for the Brooke Jackman Race for Literacy in Oyster Bay on Saturday, May 14. Proceeds to benefit and support youth literacy, supply books and build libraries for underprivileged children in the greater New York area.
The Race begins at 10:15 a.m. at the Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School in Oyster Bay, where a bronze statue of a young girl standing and reading a book in a garden with a bench, is a reminder of Brooke.
Friends of the Bay has some great raffle live auction items that are perfect for people who love being out on the water. Prime is a trip to watch for sharks out of Montauk, and even bird watch while out on the ocean. There is also an opportunity to do some sailing racing (or cruising) aboard a sailboat with Dawn Riley of Oak Cliff Yacht Club. If you like a quiet time there is a Sunset Cruise of our harbors aboard Andrew Curto’s beautiful 55’ power boat.
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