Tuesday, 06 November 2012 09:24
Twenty-four-year-old Conor Shelley of Rockville Centre outlasted a pack of six other top competitors to repeat as the top finisher in the 2012 Oyster Bay Town Supervisor’s 5 Kilometer Run on Oct. 13. Shelley scored in 15:16 as the top seven finishers crossed the finish line in the Oyster Bay Townsend Square parking lot within 17 seconds of each other.
Top honors in the women’s division went to 27-year-old Jodie Robertson of Melville in 17:16, holding off runner-up Karen Roa of Port Jefferson by six seconds. Indicative of the overall strength of the field, the first 16 finishers broke the 18-minute mark on what is not an easy course, and 38 finishers broke the 20-minute mark. A total of 634 runners and walkers finished the event, 50 more than in 2011.
Top local finishers included Steven Weiss of Plainview, who earned the third-place plaque in the 35-39 age group, crossing the finish line in 20:38, and Shari Klarfeld, who took first-place honors among the women in the 30-34 age group, with a time of 21:31—clearly establishing herself as Long Island’s fastest seven-months-pregnant runner!
Other local award winners included Nicole Henn of Syosset (third woman, 40-44 age group), Kim Solomine of Syosset (third woman 55-59), Barry Jerson of Plainview (third man 60-64), Constance Sehlmeyer of Syosset (third woman 65-69), Odd Sangesland of Plainview (fifth, 80-84), and Bert Jablon (first in 85 and over, and oldest finisher from the Town of Oyster Bay).
Thanks go to the Town of Oyster Bay for partnering with the Greater Long Island Running Club on what could be the most interesting 5K course on Long Island.
“Supervisor John Venditto and the Oyster Bay Town Board have been incredible supporters of local recreational sports,” observed running club president Mike Polansky, “and we are thrilled to have Oyster Bay Town Councilman Chris Coschignano continue to have his law firm of Sahn Ward Coschignano & Baker support the event as our presenting sponsor.”
The club also thanked newest sponsor Pro Sports Physical Therapists of Huntington and Oyster Bay. Special thanks also go out to Allan Sobel and South Shore Outdoor for once again generously donating sweatshirts and trophies, and Glen Wolther and All Round Foods for donating baked goods. Extra thanks go out to Bob Cook and The Runner’s Edge for helping with their generous prize money stipend that helped to bring a large contingent of Long Island’s fastest runners to Oyster Bay once again this year.
Saturday, 07 December 2013 00:00
On Nov. 7, more than 150 supporters gathered for MercyFirst’s Annual Harvest Ball held at The Garden City Hotel, raising more than $100,000 to help fund MercyFirst’s programs.
This year, the 2013 MercyFirst Community Partner Honoree Awards went to three Syosset-Woodbury families: The Millers, The Cliffords and The Majoys.
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
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.