Written by Cory Twibell: email@example.com Friday, 13 July 2012 00:00
With the temperatures heating up, we all need ways to keep cool during the scorching hot months of July and August. Sitting home in the air conditioning is a nice thought, but few can enjoy that luxury seven days a week.
For starters, keep a close eye out for the following heat-related symptoms: headache, light-headedness, fatigue, anxiety, nausea, vomiting and low pulse rate. Elderly residents are more susceptible to heat stroke; check in on any senior citizen who live close by and lend them a hand or offer some advice on staying cool, especially during the hottest times of the day between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
If you have children attending an outdoor summer camp, remind them to drink lots of water and take frequent breaks in the shade or inside. Preparing light, nutritious lunches with hydrating fruits and vegetables is important as well.
When you’re out and about, consider stopping in at a local cooling center to beat the heat. The following locations provide the necessary resources to keep your body temperature where it should be: East Meadow Senior Center, 1485 Front Street, East Meadow, 794-2458, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; William P. Bennett Hicksville Community Center, 28 Carl Street, Hicksville, 797-7900, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Salisbury Senior Center, 460 Salisbury Park Drive, Westbury, 333-5440, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Charles J. Fuschillo Park, Carle Road at Broadmoor Lane, Carle Place, 869-6311, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Remember, being sun-smart will not only help you now but also down the road – so be extra cautious at the beach or out on the water and enjoy all that our area has to offer without putting your health at risk.
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.