Friday, 04 May 2012 00:00
Elder Care Seminar
Thursday, May 10
Meet Author Joe Jackson
Wednesday, May 16
Senior Center Golf Outing
Wednesday, May 16
Presents the fifth concert and brunch of its 2011-2012 season at the DeSeversky Conference Center on the campus of New York Institute of Technology, Northern Blvd. Old Westbury. This program celebrates the chamber masterworks of Schubert, featuring the great Piano Trio in E-flat. Performers will include the pianist Olga Vinokur. The program begins with a champagne brunch buffet at noon, followed by the concert at 1:30 p.m. Admission is $60 per person with group rates available. For reservations (required) and information, call 877-444-4488.
Presents a recital by flautist Judith Mendenhall. The setting for this upcoming concert will be in the Red Ballroom at Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury, on May 6 at 2 p.m. Judith Mendenhall has appeared throughout the U.S., Europe and the Far East as recitalist, chamber and orchestral musician and teacher. She is the principal flutist of the American Ballet Theater Orchestra, is a member of the Berkshire Bach Ensemble, has appeared in 13 nationwide Musicians From Marlboro tours and has been guest artist with the Cleveland, Emerson and Mendelssohn String Quartets. Solo recitals include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the 92nd Street Y in its Distinguished Artists Series, the Schubert Club in St. Paul and the National Chiang Kai-Shek Cultural Center in Taipei. Call 333-0048.
At the Dahlias 101 Class at 7 p.m., it will be time to plant. Best methods and required supplies will be discussed. At 8 p.m. tubers will be offered for sale. Mid Island Dahlia Society, 7 to 9:30 p.m., at the Church of the Advent, 555 Advent St, Westbury. Free refreshments will be served. Call 516 791- 6894 or visit midislanddahlia.com for details.
Join Senator Hannon for an informational seminar, Planning Ahead: Boomers and Seniors Living in the 21st Century. The event will be taking place at the East Meadow Library,1886 Front St., East Meadow, from 7 to 9 p.m. Featured speakers will be Nicole Zuvich, elder law attorney, Marie Rakoczy, elder care advisor, and William Worth, financial advisor for the New York State Partnership for Long Term Care. Contact Senator Hannon’s Community Office at 516-739-1700.
The Westbury Memorial Public Library, 445 Jefferson St., Westbury, will welcome author Joe Jackson to discuss and sign copies of his latest work Atlantic Fever: Lindbergh, His Competitors, and the Race to Cross the Atlantic. Jackson’s Atlantic Fever takes readers on an aviation journey and delves into the lives of those who competed to be the first to fly, nonstop, over the Atlantic Ocean. The book’s May 8 release coincides with the 85th anniversary of Charles Lindbergh’s successful and historic flight in 1927, Atlantic Fever should be particularly interesting to Long Islanders, especially with 2012 marking the 85th anniversary of Lindbergh’s world-renowned flight, which took off from Roosevelt Field. For more information, contact the library at 333-0176 or visit www.WestburyLibrary.org.
At temple Emanu-El of East Meadow, 123 Merrick Ave. (two blocks south of Hempstead Tpke., off the M5 Exit on Meadowbrook Pky.). Featuring over 95 items. Doors open at 7 p.m. Auction starts at 8 p.m. $5 for 20 tickets. Additional tickets sold. Door prizes and 50/50. Call 516-794-8911.
At Eisenhower Park Field 2, East Meadow. Skin cancer, with a lifetime risk of 1 in 5 including deadly melanoma, risk of 1 in 50, is an epidemic. It is the most common form of cancer in adults 25-29 and second among 15-25 year olds. Register online or on-site starting 8:30 a.m. Run starts 10 a.m.; walk 10:30 a.m. A $20 donation by May 6 is requested. Under 12 free. After May 6, the donation is $25. Winner medals, prize wheel, raffles, 50/50 and children’s activity tables. Go to www.ccmac.org.
Located at 100 Jericho Tpke. Call 334-0066. There is no charge and reservations are not necessary for the following:
•May 8, 9, 10: Mother’s Day Terrarium Planting. Children can decorate and plant a terrarium with plants for mom. 4:30 p.m. Cost: $10 plus tax includes all materials. Smock recommended. Reservations required.
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.
•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., Westbury. 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., Westbury. 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.
•Westbury Duplicate Bridge Club meets every Friday at 3:30 p.m. sharp in the Westbury Community Center, 360 Post Ave., Westbury. For further information, call Alverna Lewis 997-6529.
•Bingo every Friday (except August). Games begin at 7:30 p.m. at St. Brigid/Our Lady of Hope Regional School, 101 Maple Ave., Westbury. Two “Share the Wealth” Games are offered, a $500 and a $1000 Jackpot as well as Progressive Bingo. Other weekly events include Bell Jars and 50/50 Raffles. Food and drinks are available in the kitchen. Call 334-0021, ext. 145.
•Al-Anon and Alateen host weekly meetings all throughout Nassau County. For more information, visit www.alanon-nassau-ny.org.
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 00:00
Once a week, Robert Blume goes to Virpa Convenience on Carman Ave. to buy breakfast and lottery tickets. When he bought his Mega Millions and Powerball tickets on Sunday, Oct. 20, it was just like any other day. But when he went in to Virpa to check his tickets later that week, life changed forever.
He won $7 with his Mega Millions ticket, and then ran his Powerball ticket through the ticket check. Instead of the usual reading of “Sorry You Are Not A Winner,” he saw a message that said ‘Big Winner. See Retailer.’
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
“Art is beautiful. It's all around us and makes you see the world in a different way. Anyone can learn to paint, it just takes time, but when you do, you never look at clouds the same way or water the same way or even at the beach the same way.” These are the words of Westbury’s own artist and teacher Laura Meshover. Her captivating oil paintings exhibit the very essence of photo realism.
“I always knew I wanted to be an artist even from way back at a young age,” explained Meshover. “I used to take painting lessons in my neighbor’s basement when I was a little girl. You can’t do that kind of stuff anymore,” she said with a laugh.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
The wrestling team at Westbury High School looks forward to a fresh start this season. Last year, they struggled to stay atop the Nassau Conference, but this time, the team has a lot of valuable pieces that are crucial for them to flip the script and potentially climb to the top of the standings.
One of the shining stars in the school’s team this year is the dominating Raeco Jackson. For the past two seasons, Jackson has had an extraordinary winning record in the 113 and 120 weight classes. “Last year, my record was 28-5 and the year before that it was 30-5,” he said. With a total record of 58 wins and 10 losses, he has won 85 percent of his matches. His impressive feat helped Jackson receive all-county honors last season.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
The Carle Place boys’ varsity soccer team made school history on Nov. 17, when they captured the NYS Class B championship title. It ended a long journey during which the team never lost a game. Carle Place was the only team in the state to go undefeated — and that includes all classifications. The final statistics were an impressive 18 wins, 0 losses, and 1 tie; 56 goals for, 6 against, and 14 shutouts.