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.
The following was submitted by Oyster Bay Baseball:
Please go to our website at www.oysterbaybaseball.com and register to play for the 2010 season, which runs from April to June.
The Incorporated Village of Bayville Adult Basketball and Volleyball Programs include: older teens and adults basketball on Monday and Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and coed volleyball, Wednesday night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Activities are held at the Bayville Intermediate School. For more information call 628-1439.
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