Back by popular demand, “Swing Fore the Health of It”, collaboration between the American Cancer Society and Harbor Links Golf Course, will offer survivors the opportunity to get into the swing of golf after dealing with breast cancer. In its sixth year at Harbor Links Golf Course in Port Washington, “Swing Fore the Health of It” is a free, five-week program that provides the opportunity for novices and experienced golfers to become physically active through the game of golf.
Theodore Roosevelt Park in Oyster Bay was a magnet for people who came to see friends and family take part in the annual UCPN Polar Bear Plunge on Sunday, March 7. The event is a benefit for the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County.
Applications are now available for the 23rd anniversary Runner’s Edge - Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon, Long Island’s largest triathlon, and perhaps the most athlete friendly—multisport event in the country. Fifteen hundred athletes representing 12 states participated in the 2009 edition of the Tri, and an equally big turnout is expected for 2010.
The Oyster Bay Chamber of Commerce took part in the Polar Bear Plunge again this year. Theodore Roosevelt Park, the site of the swim, was a magnet for visitors on Sunday, March 7. The event is a benefit for the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County.
The Town of Oyster Bay, partnering with Friends of the Bay, Inc. (FOB) and the Hempstead Harbor Protection Committee (HHPC), has received a $76,250 matching grant for the planning of a Blueway trail, which will begin in Hempstead Harbor, travel along Long Island Sound and proceed through Oyster Bay and Cold Spring Harbors, it was announced by Town Supervisor John Venditto.
“This year’s Fencing season at Oyster Bay High School, for both the boys and the girls, was indeed one of the most exciting we have had in several years.” said Coach John Bruckner. With losing eight senior boys last year and this year having only one senior and two juniors left to lead a very young boy’s squad, it looked like a rebuilding year. The boys’ team placed third in the county and pulled off a five win and three loss record.
Oyster Bay High School senior Kerri Apicella was selected by the ESPN 1050 Radio as the Melrose Credit Union MVP Scholar Athlete Program Honoree of the month for December. Kerri just came off a great season in the goal for the Oyster Bay High School Varsity Field Hockey team. Kerri helped lead the team to finish the season undefeated in league play.
Governor David A. Paterson’s state budget proposal is “a betrayal of the trust between his administration and our 150,000 members,” said Michael Fischer, president of the New York State Snowmobile Association (NYSSA). The NYSSA vowed to fight a multiyear, multimillion dollar state raid of the snowmobile trail development and maintenance fund.
Oyster Bay-East Norwich School District families received notice of their snow days via electronic messaging. Dr. Harrington has Connect-Ed, a brand name for calling families in the district to inform them of a special issue, said Tom Gould, OBEN Schools media specialist. He said Dr. Harrington made the decision to close the schools on Wednesday, Feb. 10, after hearing Mayor Mike Bloomberg announcing the closing of all the NYC schools.
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