Friday, 20 July 2012 00:00
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.
Saturday, 25 May 2013 00:00
The Community Emergency Response Team program helps individuals prepare for emergencies—large-scale ones like Superstorm Sandy and smaller ones like minor fires. The program’s new classes start in June.
Team Director Michael Arcari said the sessions help people know what is needed in an emergency situation and how they can help others. It also provides knowledge on how to assist first responders and groups like the Red Cross.
Friday, 24 May 2013 00:00
Doug Ingram was recently named the new chief of the Westbury Fire Department.
Ingram grew up in Old Westbury and graduated from Westbury High School in 1974. After graduating, he joined the Navy where he spent two years stationed in Italy. When he was honorably discharged in 1979, he joined the Westbury fire department and has been involved there ever since.
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
Avenging the previous day’s loss and moving themselves one step closer to a possible county title, the Carle Place Frogs Softball team beat out the Locust Valley Falcons Wednesday, May 15 in a game two rematch for the Nassau County Class B Semi-Final, 12-3.
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
Westbury Okinawan Karate recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary of coming to the Westbury Recreation Center. Since then, the dojo has trained 250 students, ages six and up, in the art of karate with the style of traditional Okinawan ShorinRyu Shidokan.
Founded by sensei John Power, the classes seek to instill the confidence and strength needed to obtain success in everyday life.
“A lot of kids are lacking confidence,” said Power. “We let them practice leadership in the class and this contributes to their confidence.