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Manhattan dolls Fundraiser - September 27

Concert At Old Westbury Gardens - September 28

B.I.D. Street fair - October 5

 

September 20, 21

Legally Blonde 

The Carle Place Student Run Theater Club presents Legally Blonde. The show starts at 7 p.m., and tickets cost $5. 

September 27

Manhattan Dolls Fundraiser 

The Carle Place High School Music Honor Society will be holding a benefit concert starring The Manhattan Dolls, a swing style female vocal trio at 8 p.m. at Carle Place High School to aid fellow student Nicole Buttino who is battling “Good Pastures Syndrome” a rare auto immune disease which causes rapid destruction of the kidneys and lungs. 

For reserved seats call 516-662-1039 or 516-622-6458. Admission is $25 and all proceeds will go directly to the family. For more information on The Manhattan Dolls visit www.TheManhattanDolls.com.

September 28

Concert at Old Westbury Gardens

Music lovers can come enjoy the works of Debussy, Ravel, Poulenc, Roussel and more at Poetica Musica: Mystère D’Amour held at the Old Westbury Gardens.  Artists include Barry Crawford on flute, Oren Fader on guitar, Soprano Eleanor Valkenburg, soprano and guest artist, Molly Morkowski on piano. There will be a guided tour of Westbury House at 6:45 p.m., a pre-concert talk at 7:30 p.m. and the concert will start at 8 p.m.  $25.00/$20.00 members, students & seniors. Registration required, please call 333-0048 Ext. 301 or register online. 

October 5

B.I.D Street Fair

Come down to Post Avenue for a day of crafts, street vendors, food, free give-aways, raffles, children’s rides and more. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain date is October 6. 

Craft Sale

The Carle Place Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting a craft sale at the Carle Place Firehouse located on Broadway between Cherry Lane and Rushmore Ave. There will be vendors, crafts, a white elephant sale, raffles and baked goods. Come on out from 10 am.. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. 

Zumba Benefit 

Come out to the “Yes We Can” Community Center at 141 Garden Street to Zumba for a good cause. Admission is $10 and proceeds will benefit the ALS Association. The event is from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at 141 Garden Street in Westbury.  

October 6

Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off

Everyone who has grown a pumpkin – no matter what the size – is encouraged to bring it to the Annual Pumpkin Weigh-Off at Hicks Nurseries Show. In addition to awards for the three heaviest pumpkins, Hicks will also award prizes to the ‘Rookie of the Year’ and ‘Best Pumpkin Grown by A Child’ (under the age of 15). Contestants who need to have their pumpkins unloaded must be at the nursery no later than 10 am. Judging begins at 11 a.m. Weigh-Off prizes are $500 for first place, $300 for second place, $200 for third place and $100 for rookie of the year. Best Pumpkin Grown by a child will win a ribbon and  free hayride for their family.

 October 12 

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Long Islanders are encouraged to bring in their carved and decorated pumpkins to Hicks Nurseries for the third annual Pumpkin Carving Contest. Registration begins at 1 pm; judging begins promptly at 2 pm. The winner of each category will receive a $20 gift certificate to Hicks Nurseries.

Ongoing

Fall Festival

Saturday, September 21 through Sunday, October 31

The Fall Festival at Hicks Nurseries includes hayrides, farm animals, the cider tent, roasted corn, popcorn, fudge apples and autumn flowers. Roasted corn will be sold until October 27.

Farmer’s Market 

New Cassel Farmers’ Market is an investment in yourself, your family, and your community. Our market provides farm-fresh, local produce to customers at an affordable price and acts as a gathering place where neighbors can come together, share recipes, watch a cooking demonstration and enjoy fun activities and events for the entire family. New Cassel Farmers’ Market, operated by Unified New Cassel Community Revitalization Corp., is open every Saturday through November 23 from 11 – 4 p.m. or until sold out in the parking lot of First Baptist Cathedral located at 212 Garden Street, Westbury. Volunteers needed/Vendor space available. For more information, Call 984-0230 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

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