Friday, 29 June 2012 00:00
Congratulations to 31-year-old Plainview runner Shari Klarfeld, who scored as the women’s overall winner of the 21st Annual David Lerner Associates Long Island Police Appreciation Run, a 5 kilometer race held at Eisenhower Park on Thursday evening, June 14.
Klarfeld crossed the finish line in 19 minutes, 21 seconds, a pace of 6:14 per mile that brought her to the finish line nearly two full minutes in front of runner-up Carina Ferry of Long Beach. This has been a wining year for the diminutive Klarfeld, who has been the first woman overall in such recent races as the Belmont Stakes Blue Ribbon 5K, the Sunset Run in Kings Park, and the CPAs 4(a) Cause 5K in Wantagh Park. She is a member of the Greater Long Island Running Club, who managed the event.
The net proceeds of the run will once again be turned over to the special Police Crisis Fund that has been established to aid local law enforcement officers and their families in time of personal financial emergency. In the 21 years of its existence, nearly $300,000 has been distributed to local law enforcement officers and their families.
The key sponsor of the run was once again David Lerner Associates, the Syosset-based Investment Securities firm that has been a steadfast supporter of the run and of local law enforcement officers generally for the past two decades.
In addition to Klarfeld, other local runners who came home winners from the David Lerner Associates Run were Bradley Raxenberg of Woodbury, who was the second finisher overall and first in the 20-24 age group, 9-year-old Giovanni Ramirez of Syosset, who scored third in the 14-and-under age group, Stacianne Lester of Plainview, third in the women’s 15-19 age group, Leslie Reed of Woodbury, second woman in the 50-54 age group, Kim Solomine of Syosset, second woman in the 55-59 age group, and Bert Jablon of Syosset, who earned first place laurels in the 85-89 age group.
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.