Friday, 26 October 2012 00:00
Westbury United Methodist Women Bazaar
Saturday, October 27
Halloween Party at Winthrop
Sunday, October 28
Thursday, November 1
The WUMW are hosting a fall bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 265 Asbury Ave. in Westbury. Call 516-333-0874 for more information.
“Halloween Casino Night” cocktail reception, sit-down dinner, games of chance, silent auction, entertainment and dancing to benefit Hospice Care Network’s programs and services. Honorees include Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice and Justice Ute Wolff Lally. At the Glen Head Country Club, 240 Glen Cove Rd., Glen Head from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Tickets are $350 each and sponsorships begin at $100. Call 516-224-6467 or visit www.hospicecarenetwork.org.
Ilene Corina, President of PULSE, an organization dedicated to raising public awareness of patient safety through advocacy, education and support will be speaking at 12:30 p.m. on the topic: Advocates for Hospital Patients. The program will take place at Temple Sholom, 675 Brookside Ct., in Westbury. Sponsored by The National Council of Jewish Women, Westbury Section. Program and refreshments are free. For more information, call 516-935-0887.
NERA meeting at the Marine Corps Center located at 605 Stewart Ave., in Garden City. Meeting begins at 7:30 p.m., classroom, open to all Maritime personel. Bring a shipmate. For more information, call 516-526-0144.
An Evening With the Stars: Doo-Wop Fundraiser to help support the games for the physically challenged will be held on Friday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. at Bethpage High School. Featuring Winnie Winfield, Lenny Dell and the Dimensions, Continentals, Cathy Jean, The Fireflies, The Jarmels, and Classic Sounds. Tickets are $25 each, reserved seating only. Free parking. Go to www.larentr.com or call 631-873-8817 for more information.
Hicks Nurseries is offering fun activities for families through October 31. Hicks Nurseries, Long Island’s largest garden nursery (established by the Hicks family in 1853), is located at 100 Jericho Turnpike in Westbury. Call 516-334-0066 or visit www.hicksnurseries.com; www.facebook.com/hicksnurseries. The nursery is handicap accessible throughout.
•Otto the Ghost returns in the free animated story “Otto’s Crows Woes” where Otto aids his friends the scarecrow and the witch in saving their fall harvest of corn and pumpkins from the hungry crows. Glowing scenes and special effects make the show visually exciting and visitors are asked to be helpful like Otto by donating non perishable food items to support the efforts of Long Island Cares.
•The weekends are packed with activities that include real live farm animals to visit (free) plus Otto’s Hay Ride and homemade fudge, fresh cider and roasted corn. To decorate the home there will be hay bales, corn stalks, gourds and lots of pumpkins for sale.
•Decorate Otto’s Krispie House. Children are invited to turn a house made out of rice krispies into a home for Otto the Ghost. Hicks will supply the house and all of the candy and icing. The house, which measures 7 inches by 8 inches, is edible. On Oct. 25 at 4:30 p.m. Cost: $12 plus tax per child. •The store is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and until 8 p.m. on Fridays.
Special children’s workshops are offered during the week. Reservations can be made by calling 516-334-0066.
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 Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Harvest Diner, 841 Old Country Rd., Westbury. For further information call President Fred J. Meeks Jr. at 516-334-8264. 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. For additional information call Secretary Gennie Vann at 718-528-4723 or check out www.NewCasselKiwanis.org for more information.
•Korean War Veterans of NC Chapter #1 regular monthly meeting takes place on the third Monday of every month (except July and August) at 8 p.m. at American Legion Post #1711, 3123 N. Jerusalem Rd., in Levittown. Call 334-1025 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.
•Unified Civic Association Of New Cassel meets the second Monday of every month at the Westbury Middle School. For further information. Call Mr. Neal at 333-2505.
•The National Council Of Negro Women, LI Cross County Section meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month in the Westbury Community Center, 360 Post Ave., Westbury. For information call Johnnie Walker at 997-5352.
•Westbury Carle Place Chamber Of Commerce Board meets the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 516-997-3966 or visit www.wcpchamber.com.
•Cpl. James F. Walsh VFW Post #945, Westbury, meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 8 p.m. Call 334-7925.
•Donatello Lodge #2559 Order Sons Of Italy In America meets on the first Wednesday of every month promptly at 8 p.m. at the Westbury Community Center, Post Ave. For further information, call Patricia Diglio at 334-1325.
•Councilman Charles J. Fuschillo Republican Club meeting at 8 p.m. at the Westbury Community Center, 360 Post Ave. The club is the Republican Club for the Westbury Republican Committee, covering the Westbury, Carle Place and Old Westbury communities. Meetings are generally held on the second Wednesday of each month. Contact Frank Moroney 334-5800.
•New Cassel American Legion Post #1851 meets each third Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the post, 887 Prospect Ave. (at Hopper St.). For more information, call 334-9364.
•Omega Psi Phi Fraternity meets every third Wednesday of the month at the Westbury Recreation Center at 8 p.m.
•Westbury Knights Of Columbus Council #1012 meets on the second and fourth Thursday of every month at 8 p.m. in the lower level of Our Lady of Hope RC Church, Cherry Ln. and Broadway, Carle Place. Call Grand Knight Will Baker at 917-549-3845.
•Carle Place American Legion Post #1718. Led by Commander Al Piscitelli, meets on the second Friday of each month at 8 p.m. at 252 Rushmore Ave., Carle Place. Call 334-6603.
•Pi Pi Omega Chapter Of Alpha Kappa Alpha meets every second Saturday of the month at Westbury Community Center. The executive meeting is at noon. The chapter meeting is at 2 p.m.
•East Meadow-Levittown JWV Post #709 meets every month except July and August, at 9 a.m. on the fourth Sunday at Levittown Hall, Levittown Pky., Hicksville. Breakfast is served and all new members are welcome. Call 933-9400.
Pack 233 of Westbury invites you to join friends and neighbors for an enjoyable and education filled experience teaching young boys to be independent, sociable good citizens of the community. This is accomplished through interacting with and exposing the boys to a fun filled culturally receptive and educational environment. They advance in rank as they learn new skills and excel in projects and achievements while building self-esteem and camaraderie with boys their own age. Call Norma Nunez 997-8749.
For information or the register for programs call 334-5560 (Fax 334-1059) or stop in at the Village of Westbury Recreation Dept., 357 Rockland St., Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday, 19 December 2013 00:00
Demetra Ingram wanted to get healthy. The 56-year-old Westbury resident had gained weight over the past several years, and at a recent doctor’s appointment, was told that she had an irregular heartbeat. Her doctor encouraged her to do cardio exercise, not only for her heart, but to help fight Alzheimer’s Disease, which runs in her family.
So Ingram, along with a team of fellow members from her sorority Pheta Iota Omega, decided to join the Long Island Weight Loss Challenge, an eight-week health initiative that encouraged people to focus on healthy eating and exercise.
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 00:00
Thanks to a grant from the Early Years Institute (EYI), several area daycares and early childhood organizations will be able to expand their services and continue to help Westbury youngsters learn valuable skills they need to succeed in school and life.
Eleven groups applied for the Ready Set Achieve grant, which was donated to the EYI by The Rauch Foundation. Grants were awarded to nine groups in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.
The grants will go toward a variety of community agencies dedicated to helping improve school readiness for children ages one to five. Many applicants wanted to use the money to expand their daycare programs, while others wanted to use the funding to increase literacy or create educational workshops for parents. The LIFE Lutheran Church is one such group that received a grant for $7,500, which will help them continue their free ESL program.
Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00
Congratulations to the Westbury boys varsity basketball team who defeated East Meadow High Schoool 57 to 51 to win the championship game of the Coaches vs. Cancer tournament.
The tournament was dedicated to Coach Martin “Bunky” Reid and the 1985 state championship team. Before the finals of the tournament, a poster signed by many of the players from the 85’ team was presented to Mrs. Reid to honor her son.
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.