Friday, 01 February 2013 00:00
Syosset speedster Kim Solomine took second-place honors among the women in the 55 to 59 age group in the Jan. 19 Sayville Running Company 10 Mile Run to the Blue Point Brewery.
Solomine, who is 44 and runs competitively for the Greater Long Island Running Club, crossed the finish line in 1 hour, 17 minutes, 39 seconds, just 41 seconds behind age group winner Linda Ottaviano of Cold Spring Harbor.
While it wasn’t nearly as warm as it was for the 2012 edition of the run, Mother Nature provided clear skies on the morning of Jan. 19 for the 3rd Annual running Sayville Running Company 10 Mile Run to the Blue Point Brewery.
One thousand seventy finishers enjoyed a fast, flat 10-mile course from Patchogue through Blue Point and Bayport to Sayville and back, followed by a post-race courtesy of Pete Cotter and his team at the Blue Point Brewery in Patchogue.
Ric Diveglio of the Greater Long Island Running Club served as race director. Diveglio and the race committee of Linda Ottaviano, Brendan Barrett, Mike Nolan, Pete Cotter of the Blue Point Brewery, Fred von der Heydt, Nikita Dorcinvil of justfinish.net, and Carl Grossbard made something that was not very easy look as smooth as possible
Organizers are pleased that a significant amount of the proceeds of the run will be turned over to Tom Fricke and his Better Understanding of Life in Africa (BULA) program.
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.