Thursday, 20 June 2013 00:00
Runners and walkers from Plainview and all over Long Island and beyond are cordially invited to be part of the 7th annual Sands Point Preserve Sprint for the Feinstein Institute, a 5 Kilometer Run/walk to be held on Saturday morning, August 10. The starting horn will sound precisely at 9 a.m.
The event will be staged by the Plainview based Greater Long Island Running Club (GLIRC) under the guidance of GLIRC’s Abe Bernstein The event is made possible through the generosity of Abe Bernstein, Genentech (“In Business for Life.”), and the Lynbrook Runner’s Stop.
The Sands Point Preserve, located at the tip of the Port Washington peninsula, is one of the most beautiful spots on Long Island. The 5 Kilometer course features a unique combination of paved paths and runner friendly woodland trails (and a surprise or two!) - with an incredible view of Long Island Sound at the finish line. If you’ve been there before, you know what we’re talking about. If you’ve never been to Sands Point you are in for a treat - forests, meadows, gardens, a freshwater pond - it’s one of Mother Nature’s best shows on Long Island.
Awards will include age groups through 85 and over, Clydesdales and Athenas. There will be a very nice T shirt and lots of raffle prizes courtesy of the efforts of our host Abe Bernstein.
The entire net proceeds of the event will be turned over to the Feinstein Institute of North Shore- LIJ Health System and its Chronic Lymphatic Lymphoma research and treatment program.
A word from Run sponsor and Chair Abe Bernstein: “For those who have participated in the Sprint for the Feinstein Institute in prior years, thank you for keeping me alive and kicking, For those who join us in the Sprint for the first time in 2013, welcome. Your dollars will probably help save the life of a friend, a relative or someone you know. And - it’s a great race course as well.”
For more information or entry forms call the Greater Long Island Running Club office at (516) 349-7646. You can register online at www.glirc.org.
Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00
In celebration of its tenth anniversary, the Kids of Distinction program is offering more scholarships and planning a festive gala that will look back on a decade of supporting our most civic-minded children. The Town of Oyster Bay and the Old Bethpage-based Kids Helping Kids by Kids Way, Inc., the sponsoring entities, are seeking nominations of local youngsters who are standouts in public service for the 2014 awards.
Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto, together with Kids Helping Kids co-founders Robert A.J. Eslick and Philip M. Eslick, kicked off the search for a new batch of “kids of distinction” at the end of February. Nominations are due by May 16. Winners will be recognized at a special ceremony held by the board of trustees on Tuesday, June 17 at 7 p.m. with a citation from the Town and a $2,000 scholarship from Kids Helping Kids.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 09:49
Standing at Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, joined by the Long Island STEM Hub and dozens of Long Island students who are part of the school’s engineering and robotics team, announced her education agenda to encourage more youths, especially women, to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), bolster engineering education programs across Long Island’s elementary, middle, and high schools and draw more STEM teachers to educate children in high-need areas.
With eight of nine of the fastest growing industries requiring math and science proficiency and women, minority, and low-income students underrepresented in STEM-related careers, Gillibrand is pushing for federal measures to close the achievement gap and bring more STEM-related programs, such as the Long Island STEM Hub’s Career Academies, to schools across Long Island. With the success of POB-JFK high school’s targeted STEM curriculum and engineering program, the Hub will be launching an additional career academy in engineering next school year.