Nassau County’s Muttontown Preserve will host a guided “Winter Trek” hike on Sunday, Feb. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon. The hike will lead participants through a variety of environments present on the preserve, including the wetlands, wooded trails and upland woods, open meadow, conifer stands, and kettle ponds. The tour guide will also discuss the plants and animals located in the various areas of the preserve. The hike is approximately three miles in length.
Members of the media had the opportunity to meet New York Islanders owner, Charles Wang, as he hosted the fourth annual Lighthouse International Youth Hockey Tournament which featured pee-wee teams from China, Finland, Japan, Long Island and Westchester County. It was held at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Sunday, Jan. 23. The ages of participants in the tournament ranged from 9-12 years old.
Runners and walkers of all ages and levels of ability from Oyster Bay, East Norwich, Mill Neck, Bayville, Locust Valley, and all over Long Island are invited to test their training and endurance levels by being a part of the 14th annual Lazer, Aptheker, Rosella & Yedid Kings Park 15 Kilometer Run. The Run will take place on Saturday, March 19, starting at 9 a.m. at the New Discovery Elementary School on Lawrence Road in Kings Park. (Additional parking is available 3/8 mile away at Kings Park High School).
It’s time to sign up for the 7th Annual ucpn Polar Bear Plunge which will be held on Sunday, March 6 at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Beach/Park. Everyone is already gearing up for the fun.
Atlantic Steamer Fire Company ex-chief Frank Ozol is the liaison between the fire company and ucpn. He is also on the Polar Bear Plunge committee. “We are one of the sponsors of the Plunge, he said. “I am going to have the East Norwich Juniors (firefighters) assisting us. I’m also going to try to get the Nassau County Police Explorers to come and help. We had them last year and they were a great help with crowd control. We get a pretty good crowd so we need help,” he said.
The WaterFront Center is hard at work on the oyster sloop Christeen. The project is being documented on the WFC Internet site by Executive Director Dave Waldo. It is a wonderful site with videos of the action showing shipwright Josh Herman and the volunteers at work. It is informative and gives a great feeling for the work being done.
The Long Distance Running Committee of USA Track & Field’s Long Island Association has selected the Oyster Bay Town Supervisor’s 5 Kilometer Run as the Association 5 Kilometer Championship race for 2011.
Oyster Bay Power Squadron District 3 Lieutenant Glen Sherman, public relations officer, announced courses designed to make every boater a safe boater are now available through local power squadrons.
Congratulations to Senior Kira Garry (Locust Valley) for being the latest recipient of the Long Island News12 / MSG Varsity Scholar-Athlete Award, which recognizes all around achievement in scholarship, athletics, leadership, and school service.
More than 200 guests recently attended the 15th Annual Camp Loyaltown Auction at the Swan Club in Glenwood Landing, raising more than $114,000 for the special needs camp located in the Catskills, Hunter, NY.
Santa made his annual visit to Sagamore Yacht Club on Dec. 18 for breakfast with members and their children and grandchildren. This is, after all, a boating club so Santa arrived not down the chimney, but by boat at the Sagamore dock accompanied by some of his elves and reindeer.
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