Wednesday, 05 December 2012 13:25
For more than 25 years, Camp Loyaltown has provided a unique camp experience designed to meet the individual needs of children and adults with developmental disabilities. More than 200 friends of the camp stepped up to help ensure its continued success by raising more than $120,000 at the 17th Annual Camp Loyaltown Auction, held at the Inn at New Hyde Park last month. The evening’s festivities included cocktails and a silent auction, followed by dinner, dancing and a live auction.
The auction, organized by AHRC of Brookville, honored Bernard Rosof, M.D., M.A.C.P., a national leader in the areas of health care quality and performance improvement. Dr. Rosof is the chair of Huntington Hospital’s board of directors, a member of the North Shore-LIJ Health System’s board of trustees executive committee, and sits on the board of the Pearl and Jack Ain Advantage Care Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Brookville. Nationally, he is chair of the physician advisory committee for United Health Group, and chair of the American Medical Association’s Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement, which continues to lead efforts in developing, testing and implementing evidence-based performance measures for use at the point of care.
Among the hundreds of items auctioned off at the event were fabulous vacation packages in the Hamptons, a “Destination Anywhere” seven-day cruise, opera tickets, jewelry and sports memorabilia. For the past 17 years, the auction has raised money to fund capital projects such as a state-of-the-art infirmary; a solar-heated, handicapped-accessible swimming pool; and newly paved roads to allow wheelchair accessibility throughout the camp. For more information about Camp Loyaltown, visit www.camployal town.org.
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
On a crisp November evening, more than 200 people arrived at Chelsea Mansion at East Norwich for the Syosset-based Long Island Jewish Community Relations Council’s holiday party, entitled “Multicultural Visions, Artists Exploring Identity.” People from all ethnic and religious walks of life mingled under the heated tent viewing art from six local artists, equally diverse, including Manu Kaur Saluja, a Sikh artist from Old Brookville.
Each artist addressed the audience and talked about art and how it reflects their individual identity as a Jew, a Sikh woman, a Latino woman or an African American man. Saluja, a portrait artist, explained to the audience how identity is a very complicated issue. Standing between two portraits of her brother, a cardiologist, one wearing a black turban and one with his long hair cascading down his shoulders, she explained why she chose to paint these two portraits.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
If you’ve ever been to the 16 Handles store in Jericho and topped your frozen yogurt with the crumbcake crumbs, you know why shop owner Scott Silverman has to re-order them frequently. They are that popular.
“And they always come in fresh,” he says.It’s not surprising, since they are made just a few miles away at Laura & Co. Snacks: The Crumb Without the Cake in Glen Cove.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
Fourteen student-athletes from Syosset High School have committed to play at a college or university next year.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
Jericho Celeste Taub, 13, showed that she could run with the big girls (and the big boys!) on Sunday, Nov. 17, as she scored a decisive victory in the Women’s Division of the 5th annual Blue Ribbon Run for Prostate Cancer, a 5-kilometer road race that started and finished at Syosset-Woodbury Community Park.
Taub finished the Run in 20 minutes, 17 seconds, 53 seconds in front of 36-year-old runner-up Kelly Bregou of New York City.