Tuesday, 20 November 2012 00:00
Congratulations to Jenney Tesoriero, Shari Zimmerman and Susan Schmuck, all residents of Westbury, for their award winning performances in the 5th Annual Grillo & Associates Blazing Trails 4 Autism 4 Mile Run, recently held on the streets of North Bellmore and North Merrick.
Jenney crossed the finish line at Nassau BOCES Children’s Readiness Center in 29 minutes, 37 seconds, earning first place in the Athena Division. Shari scored in 34:36 to win the first place award in the women’s 60-64 Age Group and Susan finished in 32:47, good for top honors in the Athena Division.
The entire net proceeds of the run were once again dedicated to the Eden II and Genesis Foundation, which supports children and adults with autism through specialized programs designed to help them achieve the highest possible quality of living throughout their lives. Joanne D’Esposito, of Eden II Genesis, did an excellent job as the new run chairperson, while race management was provided by the Greater Long Island Running Club.
Race organizers were thrilled to welcome the Richard Grillo Agency, of Nationwide Insurance back again as the title sponsor of the event, and to welcome other major sponsors, including South Shore Bicycle & Fitness, Petro, Anton Media Group, Panera Bread, Tekniverse, Different Roads to Learning, Pamela’s Products, Forest Laboratories, All Round Foods, Waldbaum’s, New York Community Bank Foundation, Ridgewood Bank, Whole Foods and Knockout Pest Control.
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 00:00
After a year of filling the role as an interim, Mary Lagnado was appointed permanent superintendent of the Westbury Board of Education effective July 1, 2013.
Saturday, 15 June 2013 00:00
Everyone wants to know that their neighborhood is safe. But an omnipresent police force is impossible and extensive home security can be expensive. So the watchful eye of a neighbor can come in handy.
Now in its second year, the Westbury Neighborhood Watch is a small group of residents who stick to the phrase “see something, say something.” Director Jacquelyn McCullough says that the group, comprised mostly of seniors, keeps an eye out for suspicious behavior and looks out for their neighbors. She encourages them to report any odd behavior to her, so she can relay it to the appropriate authorities.
Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00
Deidree Golbourne has been running track and field all four years she has been at Westbury High School. Her passion for the sport comes from knowing that “you can put your all into it. It’s not a team sport where you have to depend on other people. You get out as much as you put into it.”
Golbourne is also seeded fourth in the state for discus throwing. She says that when she initially picked up discus her freshman year, she wasn’t a fan.
Thursday, 06 June 2013 00:00
The U.S. Tennis Association Eastern Long Island Region recently honored Westbury resident Susan Alvy at a celebratory dinner, presenting her with the Hy Zausner Lifetime Achievement Award for her longtime commitment to tennis. The Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury hosted the 23rd annual awards dinner, which honors tennis champions from Nassau and Suffolk County.