Friday, 31 August 2012 09:14
Thursday, September 6
3rd Annual Walk for Lymphedema and Lymphatic Diseases
Saturday, September 15
Bethpage Ocean to Sound 50-Mile Relay
Sunday, September 23
Bethpage Federal Credit Union partners on the presentation of Sweet Charity. Based on Federico Fellini’s Nights of Cabiria screenplay, it tells the story of Times Square Dance Hall performer Charity Hope Valentine and her romantic ups and downs. Evening performances: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sundays at 7 p.m. Matinee performances: Saturdays at 3 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $65/or $60 when using a special “BETHPAGE” promotional code available by visiting www.lovebethpage.com. Ticket sales help raise money for United Way of Long Island’s Operation LIVE UNITED campaign. For every ticket bought with the promotional code, The John W. Engeman Theater will donate $10 to Operation LIVE UNITED. The John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. Website: www.engemantheater.com or call 631-261-2900.
The Center for Developmental Disabilities, Inc., will be hosting its 2nd Annual theater benefit at the John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport at 2 p.m. This year’s play is Sweet Charity. Tickets are $75 each. For more information please call Debbie Patey, Director of Development at 516-921-7650, ext. 415.
Bring your muck boots and join the Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society as you walk around the East Pond looking for shore birds and other birds. Begins at 8 a.m. Contact Sharon at 516-433-5590 to register (required). Visit www.hobaudubon.org for more information.
Wildlife Through The Seasons: A Journey Through the Lens of a Nature Photographer with Lloyd Spitalnik at the Cold Spring Harbor Library, 95 Harbor Road (Route 25A), Cold Spring Harbor. Journey through the four seasons with noted photographer Lloyd Spitalnik. Visit places like Central Park, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Jones Beach, Sterling Forest, Barnegat Light, Cape May and other locations. Focus will be primarily on birds, but some mammals and insects will be featured as well. Begins at 7 p.m. Visit www.hobaudubon.org for more information.
The Syosset Camera Club will have its first meeting of the season, a photography competition, with guest judge John Brokos. The public is invited to this free event at the Community Center in Haypath Park, Haypath Road, Old Bethpage. From 7:30 to 10 p.m. Mentors will be available for new photographers. For further details visit www.syossetcc.org or call 516-528-0421.
NAMI Long Island Regional Council Inc., is hosting a lecture on mental illness. Topic: Keeping emotionally fit and healthy as we age. For family members with mental illness: preventing relapse and toxic thoughts. Speaker is Dr. Jane Brody, RN, Professor Nassau Community College. Begins at 7 p.m. in the Lecture Room (lower level) at North Shore University Hospital at Plainview, 888 Old Country Rd., Plainview. Meeting is free. For more information call 694-7327.
A discussion of Photoshop with expert Dick Hunt. The public is invited to this free event at the Town of Oyster Bay Community Center in Haypath Park, Haypath Road, Old Bethpage. From 7:30 to 10 p.m. Mentors will be available for new photographers. For further details visit www.syossetcc.org or call 516-528-0421.
The Bethpage Ocean to Sound 50-Mile Relay will be held on Sunday, Sept. 23 to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Start time is 8 a.m. Begins at Jones Beach and ends at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay. Teams must register online at www.glirc.org. Cost: $360/team if registered by Sept. 16. No day-of-race entries will be accepted.
The Long Island Fair begins Thursday, Sept. 27 at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. Corn husking contests, farm animals, games, crafts, vegetables, flower sales, and more. Visit www.lifair.org or call 516-572-8416 for more information. Fair runs through Sunday, Sept. 30.
The Syosset Camera Club will present What’s in My Camera Bag? The meeting, which is open to the public, will take place at the Town of Oyster Bay Community Center in Haypath Park, Haypath Rd., Old Bethpage from 7:30 to 10 p.m. There will also be a photo critique. Mentors will be available for new photographers. For further details see www.syossetcc.org or call 516-528-0421.
COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds free weekly support groups. Groups are held at the Elias Hicks Historical Home, 1740 Old Jericho Tpke., Jericho. For more information or directions, call Karen Flyer at 484-4993. The following groups are offered:
•September 3: Bereavement support group meets on the first Monday of the month for parents on the South Shore. 7 to 9 p.m. at the Merrick Jewish Center, 225 Fox Blvd., Merrick. Free.
•September 4: Grandparents’ bereavement support group one evening per month for parents who lost children who had children on the North Shore. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free.
•September 10: Bereavements support group two Mondays per month for parents on the North Shore. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free.
•September 11: Suicide survivors support group for parents and siblings who have lost a child or sibling to suicide. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free.
•September 11: Newly bereaved parent support group for newly bereaved parents (loss within past 18 months) one Tuesday per month. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Temple Emanuel, 123 Merrick Ave., East Meadow. Free.
•September 12: Bereavement support group meets on the second Wednesday of every month for bereaved parents at the Chai Center in Dix Hills. 7 to 9 p.m. Free.
•September 23: The 10th Annual COPE Walk from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Long Beach Boardwalk, Long Beach (Riverside Drive). If you are interested in walking or sponsoring the walk, please visit www.copefoundation.org. Free.
•September 24: Sibling support group for adult siblings on the North Shore. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Groups for siblings ages 5-10 and 11-17 also available. Free.
•September 25: Bereavement support group for parents on the North Shore. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free.
A safe, confidential, supportive environment to talk about what you have been through, reactions and feelings and how to move forward. You are not alone. Facilitated by a professional therapist. Three consecutive Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m. in the Hicksville-Plainview area. $60 for three meetings. To register call Nancy Berlow, LCSW: 516-356-7109. All inquiries are confidential.
Once a month beginning in September through December. Long Island Cat Fanciers sponsors free lectures given by top local veterinarians on topics relevant to dog and cat owners. All members of the public are welcome to attend. The lectures are generally held on the first Monday of each month at the Town of Oyster Bay Syosset-Woodbury Community Center, 7900 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury, at 7:45 p.m. For more information, call 631-277-3844.
The Fellowship provides an atmosphere of warmth and camaraderie, with talks presented by intelligent, enlightening and non-dogmatic speakers who come from the entire spectrum of the arts, history and sciences. This is followed by coffee and an informal discussion circle, held in the turn-of-the-18th century farmhouse in a bucolic setting. Sundays at 10:30 a.m. The Muttontown Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is located on the south side of Route 25A (Northern Blvd.), East Norwich, directly east of Martin Viette Nurseries and about a half mile west of Route 106. Look for the white brick gate posts with a large sign for Hunter’s Moon Farm. All are welcome. Call with any questions 659-1686.
•Gam-Anon Support Group is an anonymous organization for spouses, adult children over 18, family and friends whose lives have been affected by a gambling problem. Tuesdays at the Woodbury Methodist Church, Woodbury Rd., Woodbury, at 8 p.m. Call Hotline at 321-2883.
•Syosset Chess Mates, a nonprofit children’s instructional chess club, will begin its fall session at 4 p.m. at the Walt Whitman Elementary School. It meets every Tuesday and beginner, intermediate and advanced instruction are provided by a nationally ranked Grand Master. Call Randi 381-1755.
•Business Network International is looking for business owners interested in having breakfast and networking every Tuesday at 7 a.m. at the Celebrity Diner, 312 Jericho Tpke. For more information call 357-1893.
•Mothers Meeting Place meets every Wednesday at Faith Lutheran Church, 231 Jackson Ave., from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. All invited. Children always welcome. Babysitting is provided at a nominal fee. Call Rena Damon 496-0262 (daytime).
•Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting. Open Meeting -All you need is a desire to STOP Drinking or Drugging (folks who have problems with prescription drugs, marijuana, cocaine and ecstasy are also invited). Every Thursday night from 7:15-8:15 at the Community Church of Syosset, 36 Church St., Syosset.
•Hicksville-Jericho Rotary Club meets every Thursday at 12:15 at Caracalla Ristorante, 102 Jericho Tpke., Syosset.
•Speak Easy: A Toastmasters Club. Can help you conquer your fear of public speaking. In Bethpage, Northrop Grumman Toastmasters meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 5:45 p.m. in Northrop Grumman Building 5, South Oyster Bay Rd., Bethpage. Call Brian 346-7516.
•Meet The Doctors. Focusing on education, Premiere OBGYN will sponsor a Meet the Doctors program on the first Tuesday of each month from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at 79 Froelich Farm Blvd., Woodbury. Women who are planning a pregnancy or are already expecting can join Drs. Prince, Brooks and Flynn and have their questions answered on conception and a safe pregnancy.
•The LI Psoriasis Network Meetup Group will get together in the second floor In-Service Classroom of North Shore University at Plainview, 888 Old Country Rd., on the first Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. All are welcome. No cost. More information is available at http://psoriasis. meetup.com/24/
•Alzheimer’s Support Group. Are you a caregiver who would like to share your experience with others? There is strength in knowing you are not alone. Join this support group at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month in the Adult Day Health Care Program Room at the Cold Spring Hills Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 378 Syosset-Woodbury Rd., Woodbury. Call Mary Beth Heinicke, CSW, 622-7770.
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 00:00
During its April and May meetings, the Birchwood Civic Association welcomed Board of Education members and candidates from the Syosset School District, as well as Board of Education members and administrators from the Jericho School District to discuss budget proposals and issues facing the districts. The BCA voted to endorse both the Syosset and Jericho budgets, as well as the Jericho Library budget, acknowledging that all made a strong effort to retain programs while staying below the state tax levy cap. In addition, the BCA voted in support of Jericho's Proposition 2 regarding the establishment of a capital reserve fund. The Syosset Library budget was not reviewed.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
Susan Parker, a resident of Syosset for 24 years, is running for a trustee seat on the Syosset Board of Education.
A mother of three and employee of the Syosset Fire District for the past seven years, Parker has been an active PTA member for the past 21 years on a local and county level. Parker received her BS from SUNY Binghampton and her MBA from Boston University. Parker says she has two “gainfully employed” graduates of the school district, and a son currently attending Syosset High School.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
The Syosset Braves varsity boys lacrosse team (7-1) were victorious over the Plainview JFK Hawks (5-3) last Friday afternoon, 12-5 in Conference I play. The Braves are the number two seed going into the playoffs, and the Hawks are the number six seed.
Ending the first two periods with a 6-2 lead, the Braves’ defense reduced Plainview’s potential comeback to only one goal, while Syosset scored four.
Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00
Monmouth University sophomore Ashley Sandler of Jericho was named Northeast Conference tennis co-player of the week in April. The Syosset High School grad earned her second career league honor after posting a 4-0 record, including a 3-0 NEC mark, in a week that saw the Blue and White go 3-1.
Sandler did not drop a game in rolling to a 6-0, 6-0 win over La Salle’s Allison Amrein then stopped Wagner’s Rachel Jurgielewicz, 6-0, 6-4. Sandler edged the Mount’s Renee Deane in a marathon three-set affair, winning 6-2, 3-6, 13-11 and ended her week with another 6-0, 6-0 victory, this time over St. Francis’(Brooklyn) Akuila Edwards.