Written by Karen Gellender Friday, 19 October 2012 00:00
“It was a huge shock to all of us, but, for our son’s sake, we put on a brave face and jumped head first into learning everything we could about the disease that had changed our lives forever,” said Julie Rubinsky, Gabe’s mother.
While Gabe’s life with T1D obviously includes many challenges including insulin injections and even hospitalizations, according to Rubinsky, Gabe decided to take the focus off himself to do something good for everyone with this disease. That’s why Gabe and his family have formed a team, GABE’S BABES (and Guys Too!), that will be taking part in the JDRF Walk To Cure Diabetes on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. at Eisenhower Park. The family seeks to raise funds to help JDRF achieve its goal of improving the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising treatments and possible preventions.
As of this writing, the team has already raised over $6000 for T1D research. Those who wish to donate to Gabe’s team to help everyone with T1D can do so by visiting www2.jdrf.org: pick New York State, then search for GABE’S BABES (and Guys Too!).
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 00:00
During its April and May meetings, the Birchwood Civic Association welcomed Board of Education members and candidates from the Syosset School District, as well as Board of Education members and administrators from the Jericho School District to discuss budget proposals and issues facing the districts. The BCA voted to endorse both the Syosset and Jericho budgets, as well as the Jericho Library budget, acknowledging that all made a strong effort to retain programs while staying below the state tax levy cap. In addition, the BCA voted in support of Jericho's Proposition 2 regarding the establishment of a capital reserve fund. The Syosset Library budget was not reviewed.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
Susan Parker, a resident of Syosset for 24 years, is running for a trustee seat on the Syosset Board of Education.
A mother of three and employee of the Syosset Fire District for the past seven years, Parker has been an active PTA member for the past 21 years on a local and county level. Parker received her BS from SUNY Binghampton and her MBA from Boston University. Parker says she has two “gainfully employed” graduates of the school district, and a son currently attending Syosset High School.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
The Syosset Braves varsity boys lacrosse team (7-1) were victorious over the Plainview JFK Hawks (5-3) last Friday afternoon, 12-5 in Conference I play. The Braves are the number two seed going into the playoffs, and the Hawks are the number six seed.
Ending the first two periods with a 6-2 lead, the Braves’ defense reduced Plainview’s potential comeback to only one goal, while Syosset scored four.
Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00
Monmouth University sophomore Ashley Sandler of Jericho was named Northeast Conference tennis co-player of the week in April. The Syosset High School grad earned her second career league honor after posting a 4-0 record, including a 3-0 NEC mark, in a week that saw the Blue and White go 3-1.
Sandler did not drop a game in rolling to a 6-0, 6-0 win over La Salle’s Allison Amrein then stopped Wagner’s Rachel Jurgielewicz, 6-0, 6-4. Sandler edged the Mount’s Renee Deane in a marathon three-set affair, winning 6-2, 3-6, 13-11 and ended her week with another 6-0, 6-0 victory, this time over St. Francis’(Brooklyn) Akuila Edwards.