Visioning Workshops Set To Discuss Syosset Improvement Plan Surveys
Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto and Councilman Chris J. Coschignano recently announced that the Syosset Hamlet Plan Committee, in cooperation with the Town, will disclose the results of recently mailed resident and business surveys at special visioning workshops to be held at the Southwoods Middle School, 99 Pell Lane, Syosset on Wednesday, June 2, and Monday, June 7, at 7 p.m. The surveys were mailed to gather public opinion on the needs of the downtown Syosset community, which will, in turn, help develop and shape a plan to improve the area.
Jericho School Community Relays to Save Lives
Overcast skies and the threat of thunderstorms rapidly dissipated to be replaced by clear blue skies and warm sunshine on Saturday afternoon as the Jericho school community joined together, more than 950 strong, to "Relay For Life." This enormous school community gathering was held to support the outstanding research, education, advocacy, and service of the American Cancer Society. Total donations are currently approaching $80,000.
Syosset Avenges Loss by Defeating Auburndale
The Syosset Invasion Girls U-11 travel soccer team battled a disappointing memory as well as their opponent when they took on the Avalanche in Auburndale this past Saturday. The two teams previously squared off in the second to last game of the fall season when Syosset needed a win to secure a second place finish. What started out as a promising 2-1 lead evaporated into a tough 3-2 loss as Auburndale scored two unanswered goals in the last five minutes of play and snatched victory out of the grasp of the Invasion. Incredibly, the Avalanche mounted a similar comeback this past Saturday, but this time Syosset responded with a decisive, aggressive, and physical 5-2 victory that avenged the autumn loss, gave Syosset a 4-1-2 record, and guaranteed the team a finish above .500 in LIJSL Nassau Division 2 for the first time in team history.
SYAC Softball Fun Continues
EAM won their fourth game, beating Top Banana in a close and well-played game on May 21. EAM led 4 to 0 after one inning as consecutive hits by Stephanie Grayson, Abby Raichek, Rebecca Raichek and Elizabeth Jacobsohn led the attack and the first four batters scored. EAM added two runs in the second, sparked by Jessica Kaden's lead off hit. Top Banana's hitters came back with three runs in the second and third innings. Bailey Donovan, Rachel Klobus and Samantha Merenstein had big hits in both innings and the score was tied after three. EAM took a short lived lead with three runs in the bottom of the fourth, highlighted by Elizabeth Jacobsohn's home run. But Top Banana would not quit. With two out in the top of the fifth, Bailey Donovan's two base hit was followed by consecutive hits by Rachel Klobus, Samantha Merenstein, Melanie Rabin and Kristen Happel, and once again the score was tied. Diana Saber led of the bottom of the fifth with a hit and was followed by hits from Stephanie, Abby, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Nikita Maddineni, Alyssa Levine and Jamie Levine. The four-run lead held, and there was fine defensive play in the top of the sixth inning. Nikita Maddineni's pitcher-to-first base play closed out the inning and sealed the win for EAM.