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Obituary: Sister M. Antoine Daniel Knipfing

Sister M. Antoine Daniel Knipfing, SSND, 100 years of age, of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, 345 Belden Hill Road, Wilton, CT died on June 15, 2012. Born in Westbury, NY, she attended St. Bridget’s School, Westbury High School and St. Savior H.S. in Brooklyn. She was a teacher, professor and administrator during her 80 years as a Notre Dame nun.  She was the ninth child of fourteen children born to the late Michael and Anna Knipfing of Westbury. She was the last survivor of those fourteen siblings but is survived by more than 100 nieces and nephews who loved her greatly and many of whom came from around the country to attend her 100th birthday celebration last November. Funeral services were held on Thursday, June 21, 2012 in the SSND Villa Chapel, Wilton, CT with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bethel, CT. Memorials to SSND Mission Advancement Fund, Wilton, CT 06897 will be appreciated.

News

Westbury High School students are teaching younger children from Park Avenue Elementary School valuable life lessons about money and business skills through the High School Heroes program.

 

In this program, high school students that are taking Renate Johnson’s Junior Achievement class will go into first grade classrooms to teach 45-minute lessons.

 

“It is a program that gives high school and younger students confidence and teaches them about business and financial literacy,” said Johnson.

The Westbury Historical Society will host Dr. Natalie Naylor, professor emerita at Hofstra University and author of Women in Long Island’s Past: Eminent Ladies and Everyday Lives at their next meeting on March 9. 

 

Naylor’s presentation will focus on the place of women in Long Island’s history, including several prominent women from Westbury’s past.  


Sports

Albertson resident and Kellenberg sophomore Gabby Schreib qualified for the Millrose Games in New York City. Schreib qualified as a member of the Sprint Medley Relay along with Danielle Correia, Bridget McNierney, and Jazmine Fray. 

 

The Kellenberg relay’s close second place finish in January’s Millrose Trials has moved them closer to defending the title they won in the same relay at last year’s Millrose Games. Schreib and her teammates time is currently second in the United States for girls track and field performances.


Congratulations to Westbury athletes Michael Esposito, Eileen Harris, Brett Harris, and Michael Going, each of whom won awards in Race # 1 of the Jonas Chiropractic Run Nassau Series co-hosted by Nassau County and the Greater Long Island Running Club.

 

Michael Esposito, age 15, took home the second place award in the 15-19 age group with a time of 23 minutes, 6 seconds.  Eileen Harris, age 42, earned the first place award in the women’s 40-44 age group.  She completed the race with her 45 year old husband, Brett Harris, who was the third place award winner in the men’s 45-49 age group.  Michael Going, age 41, scored third place honors in the 40-44 age group with a time of 20 minutes, 51 seconds.


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Los Lobos - March 5

Coffee House - March 8

Meet the Mayor - March 8


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