Friday, 08 February 2013 00:00
Jericho Public Library Board Meeting
Monday, February 11
Thursday, February 14
Bowling For Last Hope Animal Rescue
Friday, February 15
The next regular meting of the Jericho Public Library Board of Trustees will be held on Monday, Feb. 11 at 8:15 p.m. in the meeting room.
Dr. Richard Isaacson, a Harvard-trained neurologist and co-author of the book The Alzheimer’s Diet: A Step-By-Step Nutritional Approach for Memory Loss Prevention and Treatment, will be among the speakers at the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation (LIAF) 25th Annual Coping and Caring Conference and Awards Luncheon at the Hilton Long Island in Melville. In addition to Dr. Isaacson’s talk, this year’s Coping and Caring Conference and Awards Luncheon will feature multiple presentations. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in skill-building stations. Full-day registration includes continental breakfast and attendance at the awards luncheon. For more information, or to register for the Coping and Caring Conference and Awards Luncheon, please call 767-6856.
The next meeting of SAGE (Senior Adult Group Enthusiasts) will take place at 10:30 a.m. at Woodbury Jewish Center, located at 200 South Woods Road in Woodbury. Join the members as they celebratePurim with Doug LeBlang’s lecture on Jewish Comedians. In the twentieth century, Jews made up only 3 percent of the American population. However, 80 percent of the professional comedians were Jewish. What is the connection between comedy and the Jews? This lecture attempts to answer these questions and also takes a close look at the greatest Jewish comedians. As always, a light brunch will be served. Membership in SAGE is free to synagogue members, $5 per session or $36 per year for all others. For more information, call Roberta Weinstein-Cohen at 398-0342.
There will be three hours of bowling excitement, fun for the whole family, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Farmingdale Lanes, located at 999 Conklin Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735. Registration begins at 7 p.m. Win prizes via raffles and a 50/50 drawing, all benefiting Last Hope Inc.’s animal rescue and community outreach programs. $25 per person, $20 for children 12 years and under; shoe rental, pizza and soda included. For more information, call 631-332-6606.
Last Hope Animal Rescue will be hosting a rummage sale at St. Bede’s Church, located at 220 Berry Hill Road in Syosset from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds benefit Last Hope’s rescued dogs and cats, as well as community outreach programs like Fix-A-Feral. For more info, visit www.lasthopeanimalrescue.org. No vendors, please. Call 731-6750 to donate items.
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 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.
•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.
•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.
•Syosset Day Chapter/Homemakers Council of NC holds its business meetings the first Wednesday of the month (September through June) at 10:15 a.m. Classes are held on subsequent Wednesdays at 10 a.m. The Homemakers meet at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, Berry Hill Rd., Syosset. All are welcome to join.
•Caring For The Caregiver Support Group meets at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, 220 Berry Hill Rd., Syosset, every first and third Wednesday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. and every second and fourth Thursday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Parish Hall. This is a nonsectarian, nondenominational program. Call 921-0755. Go to www.caringforthecaregiver.org or email us email@example.com.
•Senior Adult Group Enthusiasts. Woodbury Jewish Center, 200 South Woods Rd., Woodbury, invites you to check out its SAGE. It meets the second Thursday of every month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Programs are varied and are free for synagogue members; for all others, there is a $36 annual membership fee. Call Roberta Weinstein-Cohen 496-9100, ext. 225.
•Bereaved Parents Of The USA. This national self-help support group charters the LI NY Chapter. Meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 231 Jackson Ave., Syosset. The group offers support, compassion, understanding and hope. No dues or fees.
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
Syosset’s Blumenfeld Development Group (BDG), headed by Ed Blumenfeld, has proposed a $200 million design to demolish Nassau Coliseum and build a new arena and state-of-the-art exhibition center for the 21st century.
“The existing facility cannot be effectively retrofitted,” said Brad Blumenfeld, BDG Vice President, adding “Our team is committed to building a new, preeminent facility—other proposals only call for renovations to the existing arena.”
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
During a Syosset school board meeting last week, tension arose between Superintendent of Schools Carole Hankin, Trustee Joshua Lafazan, and Fred Gang, a resident speaker on transparency and accusations made against the district.
During public comment, Gang expressed disapproval of the district’s proposed budget for 2013-14, and inquired about reports of the district’s use of software to target various community members with the objective of increasing voter turnouts — which is illegal under New York State election law as Gang pointed out.
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
In the last of three quarter-final games at Hofstra University’s Shuart Stadium on Wednesday evening last week, the Syosset Braves boys’ lacrosse was victorious over the MacArthur Generals in a hard fought 5-4 victory that went into triple-overtime.
With both teams playing their hearts out for possession of the ball, it was Syosset freshman Mac Okeefe who found the hole necessary in MacArthur’s tight defense, and delivered the win for his team.
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
The U.S. Tennis Association’s Long Island Region recognized several area residents, including New York State’s top male and female high school singles players, for their tennis playing or volunteer achievements.
Syosset’s Josh Levine was a New York State and Nassau County Boys’ Singles Champ at Cold Spring Harbor High School. This was Levine’s second consecutive year winning the New York State championship. Peggy Gluck and Nadine Netter won the Women’s 60s Doubles Eastern, and Flo Levine was the Adult Volunteer of the Year.