Thursday, 21 November 2013 00:00
Glass and Pottery Show - November 24
Commission on Campaign Financing - November 25
The Torah's Timeless Wisdom - December 3
The Big Apple Depression Glass Club’s annual Glass and Pottery Show and Sale will take place at the VFW Post 5253 at 155 Searingtown Rd., Albertson. The show will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission is $5 per person. For more information call 516-476-0155. Albertson resident, Rosemary Trietsch is rounding up her most intricate Depression glass antiques collected since 1988 for the show, which will attract collectors from all over the tri-state area. Dealers will bring a wide range of glassware and pottery produced from the 1920s through 1960s that will be available to purchase. This includes vintage lighting, Depression era tableware, kitchen glass, Fire King Glass, and elegant glassware. All items offered for sale were made in the United States and are authentic.
The League of Women Voters of Nassau County and Long Island Progressive Coalition will be hosting a People’s Commission to End Public Corruption to take Long Island citizen testimony about the pervasiveness of corruption in the election system and the need for real campaign finance reform, including public matching for small donations. The event will take place on Monday, Nov. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church at Shelter Rock. Testimony will be recorded and submitted to the Moreland Commission.
Join Rabbi Michael White at 10 a.m. for The Torah’s Timeless Wisdom. The discussions will center on the Torah portion of the week, along with ancient and modern commentaries. You will see how relevant, inspiring and transformative the Torah’s messages are to lives, struggles and circumstances. No previous knowledge or experience is necessary. Come to one session or all the sessions. (Also being held Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. on November 12, December 3, January 14, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13 and on Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m. on January 13, February 10, March 10, the last eight dates in 2014.) All are welcome. Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Rd., Roslyn Heights, 516-621-6800. www.mysinai.org.
Come to Wednesday Morning Mussar Study with Rabbi Andrew Gordon at 11 a.m. Mussar is a medieval and Chasidic study that focuses on Tikkun Middot, the refining of the soul’s traits. Participants will use the Torah, ancient Mussar texts, and the modern commentary of Alan Morinis to focus on character development. Each month they will study a different Middah - a quality of the heart - such as patience, generosity, humility, compassion and simplicity. (Also being held November 6, December 4, January 8, February 12, March 5, April 9, May 7, June 18, the last seven dates in 2014.) All are welcome. Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Rd., Roslyn Heights 516-621-6800. www.mysinai.org.
The Sinai Notable Speaker Series kicks off with acclaimed author, Pete Hamill and the Temple Sinai “Big Read.” The writer will visit Temple Sinai on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. to dmiscuss his bestselling novel, Snow in August. Hamill’s visit is the culminating event of an exciting line up of temple-wide activities and discussions based around his book. Snow in August is set in post-World War-II Brooklyn, and explores the relationship between immigrant Orthodox Rabbi Judah Hirsch and Michael Devlin, an Irish Catholic boy. Events include a visit to the historic Eldridge Street Synagogue and Manhattan’s lower east side at 11 a.m. on Sunday, November 10 (cost: Adults: $25; Children 12 and under: $15); screening of the Snow in August film, co-sponsored by Friend of a Friend and Brotherhood, at 7:00 pm on Thursday, Nov. 21 (suggested contribution: Temple members: $5; non-members $10). There will be a Temple-wide discussion of the book on November 7 at 7:30 pm (free). For temple members, the cost in advance is $18; at the door $25. For non-members, cost is $25, for students, $10. Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Rd., 516-621-6800. www.mysinai.org
Join Temple Sinai for a Chazak Shabbat Celebration 10–11:30 a.m. Chazak is an ongoing program for children 6–14, with developmental differences. See your child grow, learn, and thrive in a nurturing, inclusive environment. All programs are free of charge and integrate music, movement, and other forms of enrichment into the learning experience. Call 621-8016 to register and get additional information. Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Rd., 516-621-6800. www.mysinai.org
Come to Wednesday Morning Mussar Study with Rabbi Andrew Gordon at 11 a.m. All are welcome. Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Rd., 516-621-6800. www.mysinai.org
Another Temple Sinai Chazak Shabbat celebration will be held on Jan. 11, 2014 from 10–11:30 a.m. Call 621-8016 to register and get additional information. Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Rd., 516-621-6800. www.mysinai.org
Join Rabbi Michael White at 7:30 p.m. for The Torah’s Timeless Wisdom.
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
Howard Kroplick was just settling in to his new position as North Hempstead’s town historian in April of 2012 when a phone call from a resident who found an old headstone led him into a comprehensive study of all 28 cemeteries within
the town’s boundaries.
Kroplick, an East Hills resident for 29 years, serves in the unpaid role as an advisor to the North Hempstead board, out of his longtime love of history. His exhaustive study of the area’s cemeteries has helped him complete a history of
North Hempstead that will be published in January, which will coincide with the 400-year anniversary of the discovery of Long Island, by Dutch explorer Adriaen Block. It was Block, according to Kroplick, who first identified Long Island as an actual island, not a peninsula as many believed back then. The 128-page book from Arcadia Publishing is the first ever written about North Hempstead.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
For the time being, much of the Roslyn area is without representation on the Town of North Hempstead council. Recently, Thomas K. Dwyer, who has represented Roslyn on that body since 2002, announced that he would step down from the board while he is in negotiations with a Manhattan-based consulting firm.
Dwyer, who is the chief operating officer of Syosset-based American Land Services, would not identify the firm he is talking to, but he said that the new job would represent a conflict of interest with his work on the town board.
Thursday, 20 February 2014 00:00
Albertson resident and Kellenberg sophomore Gabby Schreib qualified for the Millrose Games in New York City. Schreib qualified as a member of the Sprint Medley Relay along with Danielle Correia, Bridget McNierney, and Jazmine Fray.
The Kellenberg relay’s close second place finish in January’s Millrose Trials has moved them closer to defending the title they won in the same relay at last year’s Millrose Games. Schreib and her teammates time is currently second in the United States for girls track and field performances.
Thursday, 06 February 2014 00:00
Registration for Farmingdale’s Over the Hill Gang Softball League will take place Feb. 1, Feb. 8 and Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. - Noon at the Allen Park meeting room on Motor Ave. in Farmingdale. The league is open to men 40 and over who live in Farmingdale or the Town of Oyster Bay area. Players can also apply online at www.othgny.com, however must attend one registration session to show proof of age and residency.
— Submitted by Jerry Mazza