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Village E-Cycling Program - July 13
The Wizard of Oz at NYCB Theatre - July 16
The Hot Sardines - July 17


July 13

Village E-Cycling Program

Bring old TVs, computers and electronics to the Department of Public Works at 500 Dover Street. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


July 16

The Wizard of Oz at NYCB Theatre

A vibrant adaptation of the treasured classic in which a girl named Dorothy travels over the rainbow and follows the yellow-brick road.  Join in the fun and experience the perils along with Dorothy and her wonderful band of comrades in this jubilant, song-filled journey in which we learn the meaning of friendship, the value of teamwork and finally come to understand that, “There’s no place like home.” Tickets are $14.95 and available on livenation.com

Wine and Cheese Extravaganza

The Kiwanis Club of New Cassel will be holding a wine and cheese tasting at the Westbury Recreation Center. A small donation of $10 is requested, and the money will be toward the club and be used for community service events. Community members are invited to come out and network, and enter the raffle for a chance to win a gift basket. From 6 to 9:30 p.m.


July 17

The Hot Sardines

Hot Jazz, Dixieland, French Chanson & Gutbucket Blues.  The Hot Sardines sound – wartime Paris via New Orleans, or the other way around – is steeped in hot jazz, salty stride piano, and the kind of music Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt and Fats Waller used to make: Straight-up, foot-stomping jazz. (Literally – the band includes a tap dancer whose feet count as two members of the rhythm section). They manage to invoke the sounds of a near-century ago and stay resolutely in step with the current age. At the Old Westbury Gardens. Gates open at 5 pm.  Dance lesson at 6:30 pm.  Concert starts at 7 p.m.  General Admission is $10, $8 for 62 and older and members, free for children 17 and under.

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.


Calendar

Los Lobos - March 5

Coffee House - March 8

Meet the Mayor - March 8


Columns

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

Sustainable LI: Getting Good Things Done
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

LI’s ‘Most Prominent Lady In Politics’
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com