Wednesday, 23 October 2013 09:05
Water Quality Forum
Thursday, October 24
10th Annual Benefit Concert for United Cerebral Palsy
Sunday, October 27
Third Annual LGBT Forum
Friday, November 1
Weekly artisan and food market with handcrafted crafts, artisan foods, produce and local artists. Milleridge Village, 585 N. Broadway, Jericho. 631-991-2181, Weekly: Sun. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Through October 27.
Shine Dental will donate $200 per implant placed in the month of October to two Nassau County Families in need who are battling or survivors of breast cancer. Shine Dental Group, 400 Jericho Tpke., Syosset. 516-348-8500. www.shinedentalgroup.com
Women’s Fund of Long Island honors women achievers at this program featuring Wini Freund, long-time activist for women’s issues; and Elizabeth Jordan, renowned social change photographer and philanthropist. Shapiro-McCormick Young Woman Leader Awards will go to two visionary high school girls for their leadership roles in advocating for women and girls in their communities: Tayler Bradford and Brittney King. Crest Hollow Country Club, 8325 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury. 9 a.m.
This installation will be part of Shabbat Services, and followed by a festive Oneg Shabbat, when refreshments will be served. Cantor Magda Fishman graduated from the Jewish Theological Seminary’s H.L Miller Cantorial School. She has created a unique blend of traditional and contemporary styles. Cantor Rich Pilatsky started his professional career as a music teacher at P.S. 69 in Jackson Heights. He left teaching to enter the family business, but after many years in the business world, returned to his true loves, music and Judaism, and entered cantorial school. North Shore Synagogue, 83 Muttontown Rd., Syosset. www.northshoresynagogue.org. 516-921-2282. 7:30 p.m.
HorseAbility Gala campaign to raise funds to renovate and expand current facility. The night will consist of awards, cocktails, dinner and dancing featuring a silent and live auction, raffle prizes and casino games. Crest Hollow Country Club, 8325 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury. 6:30 p.m.
Featuring the music of Shira Kline, aka ShirLaLa. Shira is an award-winning NY-based performer and music educator. She travels across the country and internationally with her kiddie-rock band, delivering a dynamic, interactive program of joy and spirit, story and song. Shira has worked for more than a decade with a diverse array of Jewish communities to enliven rituals, holiday celebrations, and love for Jewish life and prayer. Blending words, story and music, she creates a rich experience for children and adults alike. Midway Jewish Center, 330 South Oyster Bay Rd., Syosset. 10 a.m.
Benefits United Cerebral Palsy. With Broadway vocalist Linda Eder. LIU Tilles Center, Route 25A, Brookville. 516-299-3100. 3 p.m.
Photography by members on display during library hours. Bethpage Library, 47 Powell Ave., Bethpage. Through October 31.
Hosted by the Jericho School District and featuring keynote speaker Dr. Eliza Byard, Executive Director of GLSEN. This forum is open to all K-12 educators and administrators and features great workshops. More details to come.
Thursday, 12 December 2013 10:25
The delightful and upbeat Annie Bleiberg, who is 93 years young, considers herself a very lucky person.
Bleiberg, a Woodbury resident, was a slave at Auschwitz during the Holocaust and her story of survival is chronicled in We Will Survive, a new book by Grammy award-winning artist Gloria Gaynor, known for her famous song “I Will Survive.”
On Nov. 19, The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County held its Annual Tribute dinner at the Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation, with more than 400 people in attendance including Bleiberg and Gaynor.
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 00:00
A Syosset surgeon has become the first in the United States to present findings from a clinical trial on a combined bariatric approach to enhance weight loss that involves implanting a Lap Band and performing surgery on the stomach.
Plication, or surgery to fold the outer curve of the stomach into a pleat, is new in its application to bariatric surgeries. For decades, the procedure was used to treat perforated ulcers or stomach trauma.
Thursday, 12 December 2013 10:56
The 6th Annual Blazing Trails 4 Autism 4-Mile Run held on Nov. 23 was almost a brand new race—a new community (East Meadow) with a new school (the new Eden II/Genesis School at St. Raphael’s Parish) and a new flat course through some very nice local streets.
Among the 863 finishers were several award winners from local communities: Patty Santella of Syosset (3rd woman 45-49 age group), Kim Solomine of Syosset (1st woman 55-59 age group), Glen Wolther of Jericho (3rd 55-59 age group), Pamela Lee of Syosset (1st woman 60-64 age group) and Bert Jablon of Syosset (1st 85-89 age group).
Thursday, 12 December 2013 10:50
Graduate student and Syosset native Kiera Harrison became the first-ever Loyola University Maryland cross country runner to earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Cross Country Championships, by the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Committee in November.
Harrison will become the first-ever Greyhound to compete at an NCAA Division I Championship in any sport as an individual.
“This was all Kiera’s hard work,” head cross country coach Rick Woods said. “She deserves this opportunity.”The veteran distance runner was the only Patriot League finisher to earn All-Mid-Atlantic Region honors this year, finishing 24th at the regional meet by tying a career-best time of 20:51 on Nov. 15.