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.
Ever dream of playing a sport with a celebrity? Make that dream a reality by attending Mill Neck Family’s fourth annual Spring Swing Invitational Golf Tournament, to be held at the North Hills Country Club in Manhasset on Monday, May 24. Well-known sportscaster and author Len Berman will join us at this year’s event, where he’ll play golf and speak at the Champions Dinner. Sign up today! Entries are limited to the first 25 men’s, ladies’ or mixed foursomes.
All golfers will receive an autographed copy of Berman’s new book The Greatest Moments in Sports. Additional copies will be available for purchase during the fun-filled evening portion of the event. For an entry fee of only $350 per person, guests will enjoy delicious brunch, golf challenges and food and refreshments on the seventh, 10th and 12th holes of the course. Cocktails, a Champions Dinner, honoree recognition, raffle prizes, a silent auction and golf contest awards will follow the tournament. Don’t play golf? Register for dinner only at just $95 per person.
In celebration of youth hockey, the New York Islanders recently hosted the 2010 Lighthouse International Tournament as peewee hockey teams (ages 11-13) from Finland, China, Japan and the United States converged on the Nassau Coliseum ice.
Team Nassau made it to the semifinals, but was taken out by Team China, with a score of 8-2. Team China then went on to a championship game against Team Suffolk, where they fell, losing 6-2. Suffolk County was named the Tournament gold medal winner. Immediately after the game, there was a medal ceremony with special presenters, Islanders General Manager Garth Snow and Team President Chris Dey.
With the scent of snow in the air, but fortunately several hours before it hit the ground in the big Dec. 19 snowstorm, 21-year old Austin Huminski of Oyster Bay created a storm of his own by winning the 22nd annual Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt Ho Ho Ho Holiday 5 Kilometer Run through the streets of Bethpage.
The Muttontown Preserve will host a guided “Winter Trek” hike on Sunday, Feb. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon.
The Oyster Bay East Norwich unit of the Nassau County Police Activity League (OBEN PAL) will be hosting their annual Kick-A-Thon Saturday Feb. 27, from 4 to 5 p.m. The Atlantic Steamer firehouse on East Main Street has again graciously offered their firehouse to OB-EN PAL to host the event. This year they will attempt to break the record set by the participant’s last year, 111,021 kicks
The 6th Annual Polar Bear Plunge to benefit the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County, Inc. (ucpn) will be held on March 7, Theodore Roosevelt Park in Oyster Bay. Honorary co-Chairs John Venditto, supervisor of the Town of Oyster Bay and Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg from Long Beach invite everyone to chill out at this fun event that raises funds for a heartwarming cause!
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-03 held its first monthly meeting of 2010 at the Hideaway Restaurant in the Glen Cove Marina the evening of Jan. 8. In addition to the normal meeting agenda, the various FSOs (Flotilla Staff Officers) were sworn in by the District Auxiliary Commander, John Pitrowski.
Five Oyster Bay women took part in the New York Marathon on Nov. 1. Friends, they started their training in August. The women are Maryann Santos, Cara Baugh, Adrianne Faranda, Angela Sesti and Colleen Puccio.
This winter, the Boys & Girls Club of Oyster Bay-East Norwich will be offering a Ball Room Dance clinic in conjunction with the “Yoga Rocks” Studio in Oyster Bay. This very exciting program will be instructed by Vladimir Velev, a dance teacher at Yoga Rocks. It is designed for members in grades K-eight and will be held on Friday, Jan. 22, at the clubhouse. Members in grades K-two will dance from 4:15 to 5 p.m. while members in grades three through eight will glide gracefully from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. The cost of this unique one-day clinic is just $5 for club members.
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