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Know Your Candidate

Thursday, May 16

Last Hope Flea Market/Jewelry Sale

Saturday, May 18

East Woods School SPRING FAIR 2013

Sunday, May 19

Thursday, May 16

Know Your Candidate 

The Syosset Council of PTAs is hosting the Know Your Candidate Forum on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at 8:00 p.m. in the Auditorium at South Woods Middle School. Voters in the Syosset Central School District are invited to meet and question candidates for The Board of Education. Refreshments will be served before the forum. This forum will be simulcast on WKWZ, 88.5 FM.


Saturday, May 18

Last Hope Flea Market/Jewelry Sale

Last Hope Animal Rescue, Flea Market/Jewelry Sale, Saturday May 19th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Bede’s Church, 220 Berry Hill Road, Syosset. All proceeds for the benefit of lost, stray and rescued amimals. Some new and used items, a new selection of costume jewelry, treasures for all. Phone 921-0755 for information and directions.


Sunday, May 19

East Woods School SPRING FAIR 2013

31 Yellow Cote Road, Oyster Bay, N.Y., Sat., May 18th, & Sun., May 19th, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain or Shine. Fun for everyone! Rides, Games, Silent Auction, Estate Sale, Raffles, Chess Tournament, and so much more! Bring your family, bring your friends. General Admission: Free Advance purchase of ride bracelets 5/3–5/17, $40/day or $70 for both days; $45/day or $75 for both days at the door.


Wednesday, June 5

ERASE Racism 2013 Annual Benefit Reception    

Since 2001, ERASE Racism, a Syosset-based organization, has been working to eliminate barriers to racial equity on Long Island.  We invite you to join us for our Annual Benefit Reception on June 5, 2013, at The Garden City Hotel. Kenneth I. Chenault, chairman and CEO of American Express, is our 2013 Abraham Krasnoff Courage and Commitment Award honoree. He will be recognized for his lifetime commitment to creating racial justice and promoting racial diversity. JOBCO, INC. will receive ERASE Racism’s Corporate Leadership Award for its commitment to increasing quality affordable housing on Long Island.


Monday, June 17

Child Abuse Prevention Services Will Hold Its 15TH Annual Golf Outing Benefit

Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS), Long Island’s leading nonprofit resource on the prevention of child abuse and neglect, and provider of bully prevention and child safety education, will host its 15th annual Golf Outing benefit, Monday, June 17 at The Muttontown Country Club, East Norwich. The benefit supports CAPS’ prevention-through-education student programs, which are offered at no cost to all elementary, middle and high schools in Nassau and Suffolk. The outing begins at 10 a.m. with golfer registration and brunch; shotgun start is at noon; cocktails and a buffet dinner begin at 5:00 p.m.  John J. Corrado, president, Suffolk Transportation Service, Inc., will be honored for his extraordinary commitment to improving the lives of children. To register as a golfer or sponsor, or for event particulars, call CAPS at 516-621-0552 or 631-289-3240, or visit our website, www.capsli.org.


Ongoing Events

Miscarriage Support Group

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.

Free Veterinary Lectures

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.

Muttontown Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

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 gateposts with a large sign for Hunter’s Moon Farm. All are welcome. Call with any questions, 659-1686.

News

Eight students from Jericho High School, the largest number of students from any school on Long Island this year, are among the 300 semifinalists picked from 1,800 entrants nationally and overseas in the annual Intel Science Talent Search.

Brookville’s Green Vale School students were featured in the September/October 2013 issue of Sport Rocketry, the official journal of the National Association of Rocketry.

The seventh-grade students competed nationally at the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) last May in Virginia and were the youngest rocket scientists competing. They were also the only team from Long Island that qualified to enter the competition and one of only two teams from New York State.


Sports

The Syosset Braves 11-year-old football team recently won the Superbowl Championship Game against the Rosedale Jets with a final score of 13 to 0.

The Farrell & Schmidt Ho Ho Ho 5-Kilometer Run started and finished at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Bethpage on Dec. 21. The top local finisher was Tim Mahony of Syosset, who scored in 11th place overall and third in the 15 to 19 age group.

Other locals winning awards in this year’s Ho Ho Ho Run were Gina Ferraro of Syosset (2nd woman, 35-39 age group), Patty Santella of Syosset (3rd woman, 45-49 age group), Kim Solomine of Syosset (2nd woman, 55-59 age group).


Calendar

Jericho Wheelchair Basketball

January 17

Reality Check on America’s Economy, Health Care & Budget

January 17

Open Forum: Now What Do I Say?

January 21



Columns

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

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com