Friday, 22 March 2013 00:00
Carle Place High School recently donated over $16,000 to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The money was raised during their annual Battle of the Classes: Battling for a Cause event, where students competed against each other in activities such as pictionary, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball and obstacle courses. Various local Carle Place and Westbury businesses, such as the New York Islanders, Bikram Yoga, Benihana, and La Bottega, donated prizes for the top fundraisers for the event.
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 00:00
Thousands of Long Islanders streamed into Burn Park in Massapequa recently for the Town of Oyster Bay’s annual Salute to America concert featuring Dean Karahalis and the Concert Pop Orchestra with fireworks by Grucci.
The event paid tribute to veterans, past and present, and honored three deserving honorees: Guillermo Torres, Plainview’s Robert Reahl and Barbara Tortorice.
Torres is the winner of the Town’s Veteran Lifetime Achievement Award. A Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient, Torres was wounded while on maneuvers.
Saturday, 26 July 2014 00:00
The kids may be grown. The marriage may have not worked out. Perhaps retirement affords more free time than was anticipated.
Enter The Transition Network, an national social group featuring an active chapter on Long Island that meets regularly at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library.
Judy Forman, Plainview resident and program co-chair, noted that The Transition Network is an organization of women ages 50 and over who are ‘transitioning’ into the next phase of their lives — whether it be retirement, divorce, losing a loved one or so on — and helping them to meet new people while expanding their horizons.