Thursday, 03 April 2014 09:35
A fourth-grader at Pasadena Elementary School in Plainview won first place at the annual Knights of Columbus Free-Throw Contest, beating out the competition from all of downstate New York.
Dylan Banner now heads to the New York State Championship at West Point April 5. Banner plays on the St. Pius X fourth grade team, where the initial contest representing the in-house Knights of Columbus chapter. Dylan then competed against other local Knights’ chapters at Pius again in which he won to advance to the Nassau regionals. At the Nassau regionals at Holy Trinity, Dylan drained 24 of 25 free throws to represent all of Nassau County. On March 23 at Chaminade High School, he beat out three other contestants from Brooklyn, Queens and Suffolk to represent downstate New York next week at West Point. Thanks to Dylan too for wearing the St. Pius X sweatshirt and jersey throughout the competition representing St. Pius and Plainview.
— Herald Staff
Friday, 24 October 2014 00:00
Driving rain and cold temperatures could not keep Long Islanders from coming out to support the first annual DogFest Walk ‘n Roll, a fundraiser for Canine Companions for Independence. Held for the first time at Marjorie Post Park in Massapequa, dogs of all breeds and sizes came with their humans with one goal in mind; to raise funds for CCI.
Massapequa resident and event organizer Yvonne Dagger, past president and now board member, discussed the importance of the event.
Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:00
For as long as she could remember, Christina Amato-Smith has always wanted to open her own hair salon. The Floral Park native worked at a salon down the road from her home, but it wasn’t until 1994 when Amato-Smith made good on her promise to herself.
“I came to Bethpage to open my business because my clients were here,” said Amato-Smith, who now lives in Lindenhurst and has owned Top Cuts for 20 years.
While her business has been met with much success, in 2008, Amato-Smith’s personal life was met with a life altering challenge when she was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. It was this event that prompted Top Cuts to organize a cut-a-thon to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. This year’s event occurs on Saturday, Nov. 1.