Building Trades Endorse Retail Mall on Cerro Wire Property
Jack Kennedy, president of the Nassau-Suffolk Building Trades, announced earlier this week that the organization, representing about 35,000 union families throughout Long Island, has endorsed plans to build a quality retail shopping center on the grounds of the old Cerro Wire site in Syosset overlooking the Long Island Expressway.
Local Residents Honored for Volunteer Work
Barbara Sabot, a Syosset resident for 46 years, and Ellen Widlitz, a Jericho resident for just under 47 years, were both recently honored for their ten years of volunteer service to Literacy Volunteers of America - Nassau County, Inc. (LVA-NC). Executive Director Anne DuPrey praised the women for making an outstanding contribution to Nassau County at a recent ceremony held in their honor.
Jericho Youth Football Tryouts
In an effort to offer children from the Jericho community the opportunity to participate in football at an early age, Jeff Falk ad Steve Brett have coordinated the Jericho Youth Football League, which is sponsored by the NFL and Nike. The league is for children between the ages of 7 and 12 and will consist of one or two practices during the week and six weeks of "flag football" games on Saturdays and Sundays, beginning Sept. 16. Games will be played on modified-size fields at Jackson Elementary School and Jericho High School and will be refereed by experienced adults.
Local Favorite Wins Second National Title
John Peterson, local business owner of Syosset's Framing Productions on Jackson Avenue had the rare distinction of winning National Championship titles in two different sports. Ten years ago, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Peterson won the National Racquetball Championship. On Aug. 6, along with his partner Michael Demetriou of Muttontown, he captured the National Handball Championship, Masters Division, in Coney Island, Brooklyn. It came down to an exciting winning point in the tie-breaking third match.