The featured speaker at the Tuesday evening, Nov. 17, meeting of the Greater Long Island Running Club will be Sarah Reinertsen, Amputee Champion Athlete, Ironman Triathlete and spokeswoman for the Challenged Athletes Foundation.
The meeting will be held in the Auditorium of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library, 999 Old Country Road in Plainview, starting promptly at 8 p.m. Admission is free, and the general public is cordially invited to attend.
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Carol Ash is reminding boaters that a new state law that took effect Nov. 1 requires that all boaters on recreational watercraft less than 21 feet in length including motorboats, canoes, kayaks, rowboats and sailboats must wear a personal flotation device (PFD) from Nov. 1 through May 1 on New York waters.
A six race, three-hour duel took place on the bay by the Waterfront Center as local teams vied for the coveted title of champion in the second annual Oyster Festival Regatta on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 24. Fiddleheads Restaurant took the prize in the eight-team competition which included Alex Gallego Group Stifel Nicolaus, Superstar Beverage, Laffey Associates, Global Companies, Mariners Walk and race organizers Oyster Bay Marine Center and Renaissance Property Associates.
Notwithstanding the threatening weather on Oct. 17, the opening event of the Oyster Festival, the Supervisor’s 5K race attracted over 700 entrants and almost 600 finishers.
The clock tells the winner’s story with – a 14 minute, 43 second finish by Chris Mammone of the Bellmore Striders that shattered his own USA Track & Field -Long Island record of 14:57 and got him to the finish line at Oyster Bay’s Townsend Square 29 seconds in front of Dan McGrath, in the 26th annual Oyster Bay Town Supervisor’s Oyster Festival 5 Kilometer Run on October 17th.
Exciting things are in store for residents of the Village of Bayville. On Saturday, Nov. 14, at West Harbor Memorial Beach they will be holding the Second Annual Bayville Turkey Trot fundraiser to benefit the Matthew Fetzer’s Holiday Toy Drive. The toys are distributed throughout local hospitals during the holidays.
The event begins with the Bayville Chicken Run, a one K fun run for tots, on Nov. 14 at 9 a.m. and is followed by the Bayville Turkey Trot at 9:45 p.m. sharp.
Often in the game of football, the defensive players get overlooked for the high-profile players, like quarterbacks, running backs, and wide receivers. A week ago Newsday singled out an OBHS Varsity defensive player as a “Player to Watch.”
In the first game of the season played Saturday, Sept. 19, at Memorial Field against the Rams of Clark High School, Matt Comack certainly lived up to the title. Clark came to town as the clear favorites to beat the Baymen. Our 2009 Baymen thought differently.
Parent Ty Jimenez said, “It’s simply amazing to watch my precious son Kyle’s amazing progress due to the many dedicated professionals that work with Kyle. My son Kyle is able. He will have dreams to fulfill. The professionals at ACDS are helping to fulfill those dreams so I’m standing with ACDS. Thank you for supporting this amazing organization.”
As the New York Jets recently discovered, rookies can at times find themselves in situations that can be overwhelming. Having been appointed to the position mid-year last year, Ms. Cerrone faced her first Homecoming this fall.
Thanks to the combined efforts of the Town of Oyster Bay, Friends of the Bay and a dedicated corps of volunteers from the local community who worked together for the 24th International Coastal Cleanup, the beaches and bays of Oyster Bay are now much cleaner.
Members of the Junior Coalition of Friends of the Bay, students from East Woods School and Girl Scouts swarmed on Roosevelt and Beekman Beach, eager to help the environment. The Cub Scouts worked at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. Since the 26th of September was also National Public Lands Day, this was especially fitting. Students from Westbury Friends School took care of the beach at Centre Island.
This year, said Walter Imperatore of Renaissance Properties Associates, they decided to rethink the event and instead have it closer to shore to keep the excitement more visible – and to have local businesses sponsor the racing boats at $500 each. The event is being worked in conjunction with the WaterFront Center, using their Sonars. The race will launch from the WFC.
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