Friday, 20 April 2012 00:00
This Saturday, April 21, the Bulldogs Booster Association will hold its first 5K run/walk event. The walk will begin and end at Roslyn High School, following a course through the Village of Roslyn.
The race honors the memory of Greg Fried, a beloved Roslyn track and field coach.
The Roslyn Bulldogs Booster Association (RBBA) is a tax exempt, not-for-profit organization that supports the spirit and athletic programs of the Roslyn School District. The RBBA is entirely comprised of volunteer parents who support these programs through fundraising initiatives and donation of time. RBBA strives to ensure that the best athletic and physical education programs and facilities are available to all students, in an effort to enhance pride in the community and the students’ athletic experience. To date, the RBBS has donated almost $500,000 to the district including $25,000 in student scholarships. Its initiatives have included the development of the high school field turf and entrance complex, the establishment of a Wall of Fame and the sponsorship of many special events and clinics. The latest project is the rebuilding of the field house/locker room at Roslyn High School.
Greg Fried was an outstanding teacher, track and cross country coach from Roslyn High School, and the Manhasset and Wheatley schools for over 40 years. He passed away from ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) in November, 2010. His students, athletes and peer coaches were a huge part of his life. They all brought him joy and satisfaction from their personal and athletic growth through hard work and dedication.
Go online to http://rbba5krunwalk. eventbrite.com to register for the race and/or become a sponsor.
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