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Bulldogs Booster 5K Run/Walk This Saturday

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.

For any questions, contact Steve Shenfeld at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Jody Schwartz at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

News

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.

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.


Sports

SUNY College at Old Westbury recently named Dr. Anthony DeLuca of Levittown as the College’s NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR), beginning at the start of the 2014-15 academic year.  

DeLuca, now entering his third year at Old Westbury, also holds the position as director Old Westbury’s Honors College.

 

“We are thrilled that Dr. DeLuca will serve as Old Westbury’s Faculty Athletics Representative,” said director of athletics Lenore Walsh.  “He is a champion for intercollegiate athletics and has been involved with our program since his arrival at Old Westbury.  I am looking forward to the opportunity to work closely with Dr. DeLuca in support of our students’ academic and athletic pursuits at Old Westbury.”

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.



Calendar

Pete Hamill Lecture - December 5

Chazak Celebration - December 7

More Mussar Programs - January 8


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

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