Assemblyman Charles Lavine has received the top score from the EPL/Environmental Advocates in their 2011 Voters’ Guide. EPL’s Voters’ Guide is a legislative report card which compiles a thorough account of legislative voting records on state environmental legislation for members of both the Assembly and Senate.
On Saturday, Oct. 22, at 11 a.m. the Woodbury World War II monument is being re dedicated. The monument had been located in front of the Woodbury School at Jericho Turnpike and Woodbury Road. It has been relocated adjacent to the Syosset Fire Department Station #2 at 150 Woodbury Road.
Brittany Shepherd is one of 1,600 high school seniors designated as a Semifinalist in the 48th annual National Achievement Scholarship Program announced by National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) officials. More than 160,000 high school juniors from all parts of the United States requested consideration in the 2012 National Achievement Scholarship Program when they took the 2010 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSATINMSQT). Semifinalists are designated within geographic regions and are the highest-scoring program entrants in the states that make up each region. These scholastically talented young men and women now have an opportunity to continue in the competition for approximately 800 Achievement Scholarship awards worth more than $2.4 million to be offered next spring.
One of the most iconic images to come out of World War II was the famous poster by artist J. Howard Miller featuring “Rosie the Riveter,” a tough, capable woman in a kerchief bearing her biceps, stating “We Can Do It!” Though many things have changed since the 1940s, Rosie’s indomitable spirit is what New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand wished to invoke at the Friday, Oct. 7, Long Island Women’s Economic Roundtable.
The hour-long forum, featuring approximately thirty women business and community leaders from all over the island, was held at GSE Dynamics, a Hauppague defense manufacturer specializing in providing complex structural assemblies to the United States Air Force, Navy, and Army. Anton Newspapers publisher Angela Anton attended the forum. Though the panelists discussed varied topics including health care, the cost of college tuition and woman-to-woman mentoring, the defense backdrop brought to mind Rosie’s wartime origins.
Whole Foods is the annual sponsor of the Oyster Festival Best of the Food Court Contest. Chris Ivers, manager of Whole Foods Market in Jericho and Manhasset, is a regular at the annual Oyster Festival, held Oct. 15 and 16 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay.
Mr. Ivers and his staff will be in their booth at the entrance to the Food Court – to the right, shortly after you cross the LIRR tracks at Larrabee Avenue. The Whole Foods Market tent is the place to cast your vote for the Best of the Food Court contest. Visitors are asked to first enjoy the Oyster Festival Food Court offerings served by volunteers from local not-for-profits as fundraisers, and then pick out your favorite food. The contest entry blanks are available at the Whole Foods tent. Please fill one out and deposit it there.
A familiar topic was broached once again during the Syosset Central School District Board of Education Meeting on Monday, Sept. 26 at South Woods Middle School- the salary of Superintendent Dr. Carole Hankin.
Steger’s question was one of three posed to the board as part of the public session, and the only one not answered in front of the assembled residents. This left the resident notably frustrated immediately following the meeting.
Mill Neck Family’s Fall Harvest Festival annually brings the best of the autumn season to Long Island. This year’s festival, to be held on Oct. 8 and 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 40 Frost Mill Road in Mill Neck will be better than ever. Located on the grounds of a historic Gold Coast estate, between Oyster Bay and Bayville, the festival, also known as Apple Fest, has a wide variety of apples, handmade country crafts, grilled bratwurst, roasted corn and so much more.
Senator Carl Marcellino questioned LIPA and National Grid representatives last week, introducing a State Senate hearing with wording that many on the island might use at this point: “What the hell happened?”
After Tropical Storm Irene left many Long Island residents, municipal facilities and even emergency responders without power for days, and some for over a week, New York state senators held a hearing, first, to determine what went wrong in LIPA and National Grid’s storm preparedness plans and, second, to call for a delay in the renewal of the contract between LIPA and National Grid until an independent review can be done to see if Long Island could be better served by a different arrangement.
This October, Alexander’s Angels, Inc. of Jericho and the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) invite people everywhere to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in recognition of the many abilities and achievements of people with Down syndrome.
The National Buddy Walk Program has been running annually since 1995, kicking off in September and lasting through November, in celebration of Down Syndrome Awareness Month in cities and towns throughout the United States and abroad. The goals of the program are to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome and to positively influence local and national policy and practice.
The late Dr. Robert Bernstein was an avid runner: whether it was on Jericho Turnpike, Northern Boulevard or 106/107, friends saw the friendly OB/GYN and Jericho athletic coach running all over the community. Though he sadly passed away last year, this community leader is still inspiring people to get moving: on Oct. 1, organizers of the first annual 5K “Run for Rob,” at Bethpage State Park seek to raise $100,000 for Voices Against Brain Cancer (VABC) in Dr. Bernstein’s memory.
Bernstein, his wife Roz, and sons Jonathan and Craig moved to Jericho in 1984, joining Jericho Jewish Center soon afterward. In 1986, the family moved to nearby Brookville, where Bernstein enjoyed entertaining, and saw the birth of their third child, Sarah. A fixture in the community, Bernstein coached Jericho Athletics throughout his children’s involvement in the Jericho School District, and was an attending physician at North Shore LIJ Hospital in Manhasset for thirty years, where he loved delivering babies.
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