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.
Runners and walkers of all ages and levels are invited to join in the fun for the 20th annual David Lerner Associates Long Island Police Appreciation Run, to be held on Thursday evening, June 9 at Eisenhower Park.
The proceeds will once again be turned over to the special Police Crisis Fund that has been established to aid Nassau and Suffolk County law enforcement officers and their families in time of emergency. In the 19 years of its existence, the fund has distributed more than $250,000 to local police officers and their families. Most recently, substantial distributions from the Fund were made to the families of Nassau County Police Department officers Michael Califano and Geoffrey Breitkopf, both of whom were so tragically killed earlier this year.
On Saturday, March 5, as 48 enthusiastic martial artists and their family and friends gathered at the Atlantic Steamer Fire Department to launch the 12th Annual OBEN PAL Martial Arts Kick-A-Thon.
The Kick-A-Thon, originally started by Project Action, is designed to raise money for children who want to participate in the martial arts program, but have limited economic resources. The funds raised from this event go toward providing those students in need with the opportunity to be involved in the martial arts program. Involvement in the martial arts keeps children active, physically fit, and involved in an activity that provides focus, discipline, and positive peer role-model relationships.
Congratulations to East Woods School’s JV Ice Hockey Team for an undefeated season!
On February 23, the East Woods School Junior Varsity Ice Hockey team wrapped up their second consecutive undefeated season. The season ended with a 7-0 victory against Allen-Stevenson, with goals by Weldon Hauser (2), Cole Barnard (2), Joseph Cortese (1), Mickey Brennan (1), and India Hamilton (1). Colin Brennan led the team to victory with his second straight shutout against Allen-Stevenson.
Mixed Breeds In Need of Oyster Bay is hosting a Shelter Animal Awareness Event and 5k Run/Hike in the Park at the Muttontown Preserve on Route 106 in Muttontown, on June 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The 5K Main Race takes place at 9 a.m. and the Half Mile Fun Run is at 8:30 a.m.
Amazingly, 29-year old Fabian Daza Pacheco of Flushing made it all look easy as he sped through the challenging Kings Park course in a record breaking 48minutes, 45 seconds, a 5:14 per mile pace that brought him to the finish line of the 14th annual Lazer Aptheker Rosella & Yedid Kings Park 15 Kilometers on March 19 a full two minutes in front of runner-up Aaron Robertson of Albertson. Chris Mammone of Massapequa, who had set the existing record of 49:39 in 2009, was third overall this year in 52:34.
Work is coming along on the oyster sloop Christeen, now berthed in Building J at the Western Waterfront, as she readies for the upcoming Spring season. The National Historic Landmark needed her keel replaced which necessitated taking apart the boat below the water line, putting in the new keel, hardware, and replacing antique square nails with screws and bolts – today’s more secure system of putting ships together.
Long Islanders are invited to see a collegiate women’s soccer tournament, attend soccer clinics and beat-the-pro competitions as well as a men’s soccer game as part of the “Kick, Score, Save” soccer event on Saturday, April 30 on New York Institute of Technology Old Westbury campus. The event will benefit Save the Children-Haiti.
Senior Joe LaCorte placed 2nd in the steeple chase. This was a particularly grueling 3000 meter race which included a water jump. With the temperature hovering at 35 degrees, Joe’s motivation to clear the water was simple. Keep himself from freezing. A 2010 state qualifier in the steeple jump, LaCorte is no stranger to the event, and placed second to Great Neck South’s Ben Siegel with a time of 10:58.2.
In their first winter league ever, the girls 3/4th grade Lady Riders team finished in second place overall. The Lady Riders played a fantastic season ending with a 9-1 record. The girls played against teams from Rockville Center, Garden City, and Seaford to name a few. Their one loss during the season was to Port Washington, in a very close one-point game!
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