Thursday, 30 May 2013 00:00
Softball players of varied sizes and ages all turned out for the annual Syosset Youth Athletic Council (SYAC) Girls Softball Skills Clinic at Syosset-Woodbury Park last month.
The Long Island Thunderbolts, a premier tournament level softball organization, led the clinic. The Thunderbolts, which fields teams at U14, U16 and U18 levels, includes many high school-aged players who got their start playing on teams in the SYAC Girls Softball program.
SYAC, which spans at least four decades of Syosset history, has teams in four divisions from kindergarten through seventh grade. Several hundred girls from Syosset, Woodbury and Jericho take part each spring, and SYAC also fields a travel program with teams in three age groups in competition around Long Island in the spring and fall.
SYAC depends upon an extensive network of moms and dads who volunteer as softball coaches, and a host of local businesses and organizations that sponsor teams.
For more information and to view game photos, go to www.SYACGS.org.
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.