Friday, 20 April 2012 00:00
Saturday, April 21
A Gala Evening of Jewish Music
Sunday, April 22
Project GRAD Long Island
Thursday, April 26
Featuring a variety of Frank Sinatra songs sung by Jerry Cardone. Sponsored by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Immaculata #444 7 p.m. at Corpus Christi Church, Fitzgerald Hall, 155 Garfield Ave., Mineola. $35 includes buffet dinner, dessert, soda, coffee and tea. For reservations call Jill 516-294-6379.
CRT Sisterhood Rummage Sale. Gently-used and new items, including clothing, shoes, costume jewelry, toys, small appliances,and linens are on sale. April 21 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and April 22 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Community Reform Temple, 712 The Plain Rd., Westbury. Sunday special: Buy two large bags, get one free. Admission: free. Free parking. For details, call 516-333-1839.
A program of musical inspiration: Chassidic, Israeli, Yiddish, Broadway, operatic and cantorial songs. Featuring Cantors Aron Heller and Ralph Nussbaum and the East Northport Jewish Center Choir. Accompanist: Terry Bernstein. 4 p.m. at Temple Sholom of Westbury, 675 Brookside Ct., Westbury. Admission: $10 per person; $15 per couple; $5 Children (pre-teen). RSVP to 516-334-2800. Tickets available at the door.
Swimmers of all skill levels are invited to enjoy a fun-filled morning while raising funds for a worthy cause at Winthrop-University Hospital’s Eleventh Annual Swim-a-Thon from 7 to 11:30 a.m. at Hofstra University’s Swim Center. Open to swimmers of all ages, the Swim-A-Thon will raise vital funds for the hospital’s Child Life Program through which certified child life specialists utilize play and education to improve children’s understanding of medical procedures; teach relaxation techniques to help young patients cope with illness or surgery, and provide emotional support for the entire family. Participants will enjoy swim coaching by Joe Petrush from Total Immersion Swimming, massage therapy by licensed massage therapist Denise Cooke, RN, live music by the Mineola High School jazz band and Central Beat rock band, crafts provided by Cathy Grossfeld of All About Kids, yoga, raffles, prizes and more. The registration fee for adults is $20; children ages four to 18 and students with a valid school ID $10. For more information, to register or volunteer, visit www.winthrop.org/events or call 516-663-4423.
Announces that its seventh-annual “Achieving Dreams” reception - which benefits the Project GRAD Long Island Scholarship Program – is slated for 6 to 8 p.m. at The Chateau in Carle Place. This year Project GRAD Long Island is partnering with the Westbury Union Free School District to help raise high school graduation and college attendance rates. This event is open to the public. For tickets and journal ads, contact Sybil Mimy Johnson 516-360-7606 or firstname.lastname@example.org). At the event, NC Legislator Robert Troiano will be honored with the 2012 Public Servant Award for his continued public service efforts in Westbury and surrounding Long Island communities. Also honored that evening with the 2012 John O’Neill Humanitarian Award will be NuHealth Foundation Executive Director Deidra Parrish-Williams and George Mason University Head Basketball Coach (and Westbury High School alum) Paul Hewitt.
At Temple Emanu-El of East Meadow, 123 Merrick Ave., in the Social Hall. Adults $18; seniors $14; under 18 $9. Call the temple office, 794-8911, to order tickets. Performances: April 28, May 5 at 8 p.m.; April 29, May 6 at 2 p.m.
Westbury Friends School invites families to “Math-ternoon,” an afternoon of interactive, hands-on math fun for children ages 3-11. Also see a dramatic student performance of Phoebe the Spy. Self-guided tour of the campus, meet our teachers, families, enjoy light refreshments. Free admission. 1 to 3 p.m. at 550 Post Ave., corner of Post Ave. and Jericho Tpke. For more information, call 333-3178.
Support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention by attending In Good Taste, a restaurant tasting event at The Carltun in Eisenhower Park. Fine food, winning wines and delicious desserts will be provided by many of Long Island’s premier restaurants, wineries, and bakeries. A Cabaret After-Party will feature singers and a comedian. This year, the addition of a casino will round out the evening. Tickets are $90 per person for the main event and $125 which includes the fantastic After Party. For more information, contact Dale Camhi 516-869-4215.
Located at 100 Jericho Tpke. Call 334-0066. There is no charge and reservations are not necessary for the following:
•April 21: Vegetable Gardening Basics. Growing a vegetable garden is a fun and rewarding activity for the whole family. Participants will learn the basics of starting a garden from site selection and watering to planting and harvesting crops. Presented by Hicks Nurseries’ head grower John Patterson and senior buyer Bob Friedl. Free. 10 a.m.
•April 28: Plants for Privacy. Participants will learn which trees and shrubs will grow tall and full to help make their yards a private oasis. Hicks Landscapes’ designer Rich Abate will discuss the best options available to gain valuable privacy or to block out undesirable views. Free. 10 a.m.
The Garden City Historical Society is holding its 7th Annual Flea Market on Saturday, June 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is an ideal time to do some spring cleaning and weed through furniture you don’t need and have no use for. All proceeds benefit the Garden City Historical Society.
The Attic Thrift Shop (178 Post Ave., Westbury), which helps to support St. Brigid’s Outreach Program, is seeking donations of gently-used clothing, shoes and accessories for men, women and children. Donations of household items including bedding, cookware, dishes, flatware, lamps, pictures, decorative household items and bric-a-brac also accepted. Only small furniture items can be accepted. Call if you have a question about a donation you would like to make. The thrift shop can always use additional volunteers. If interested in volunteering on Fridays call Sheila Leonard 333-5969.
The A.T. Stewart Exchange Consignment Shop, 109 Eleventh St., Garden City, is looking for furniture to add to its inventory. The shop can use cocktail tables, end tables, consoles, chairs of all types, dressers, dining room tables, breakfronts, servers, secretaries, mirrors, etc....it’s all in demand. If you have a particularly large piece, take a picture, and show it to Kris or Jill at the shop (516 746-8900). Consignees get 50 percent of the selling price. Parking is convenient because the shop is located on the lower level of the Garden City Historical Museum.
For the 12th year, Hicks Nurseries, 100 Jericho Tpke., Westbury, is raising money for the Meghan’s Pansies Breast Cancer Fund. Through the end of April, for each specially marked pansy six-pack that is sold, 15 cents will be donated to the fund. Meghan’s Pansies, which is administered by the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program, educates young women and men about breast cancer. Meghan’s Pansies is a special fund established in memory of Meghan Kenny Halloran, a Garden City resident who succumbed to breast cancer at age 31. Call 334-0066.
•Rotary Club of Westbury-Carle Place meets each Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 369 Old Country Rd., Carle Place.
•The Nassau Mid-Island Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society invites any man who is interested in singing barbershop harmony to join them any Tuesday from 8 to 10:30 p.m. in the Church of the Advent Winthrop Hall, 555 Advent St. Call 378-5137 or www.longislandharmonizers.org.
•Storytime every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Barnes and Noble, Country Glen Center, 91 Old Country Rd., Carle Place. Call 741-9850 for information.
•Kiwanis Club of New Cassel meets every second and fourth Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Harvest Diner, 841 Old Country Rd. For further information call President Vashmir Pascal–Turner 631-827-9878. The club is a service organization for the New Cassel/Westbury area and is seeking members in order to continue serving the neighborhood. Come join us anytime to meet with our great team. Call Fred Meeks 516-334-8264 or check out www.NewCasselKiwanis.org for more information.
•Carle Place Senior Citizens meet each Tuesday at Charles Fuschillo Park, Carle Rd. and Broadmoor Ln., Carle Place. Coffee and cake is served at noon. Meetings start at 1 p.m. Call John T. Heslin 997-7271.
•Carle Place Homemakers Chapter. The group knits, crochets, quilts, makes jewelry and more. Meetings are on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. in the south cafeteria of the Carle Place High School, Cherry Ln., Carle Place. Business meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month. Call 334-7762.
•Al-Anon and Alateen host weekly meetings all throughout Nassau County. For more information, visit www.alanon-nassau-ny.org.
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.
Friday, 14 June 2013 00:00
In the span of three years, Westbury’s Maria Hernandez had three huge events to plan. She had her wedding, her daughter’s sweet sixteen and her mother’s retirement party. All three events were very different, but would need the same excellent entertainment.
But once she met Raphael Sicinski, from The Sound Connection, she knew she had found a solution.
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.