Thursday, 20 June 2013 00:00
A great spring season of SYAC Girls Softball moved into the final stages, as playoffs began, with the Junior League (grades 4-5) leading things off last week.
Players in the Pony League (2-3) of SYAC Girls Softball were set to begin playoffs June 10. The Instructional League was set to conclude its season the same day. Finally, the SYAC Senior League (6-7), which competes with nearby towns in the InterTown League, awaited word of their playoffs schedule. Also happening this busy week: Tryouts for the SYAC Travel teams for the next school year were held June 8-9.
SYAC, which spans at least four decades of Syosset history, fields teams in four divisions from kindergarten through seventh grade. Several hundred girls from Syosset, Woodbury and Jericho take part each spring. SYAC also fields a travel program, with teams in three age groups in competition around Long Island spring and fall.
For more information and to view game photos: 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.