Thursday, 03 October 2013 00:00
B.I.D. Street Fair - October 5
Craft Sale - October 5
Pumpkin Carving Contest - October 12
Come down to Post Ave. for a fun filled day of food, free give-aways, music and more. Hundreds of vendors and merchants will line Post Ave., including Dave and Busters, CVS Pharmacy (who will be providing flu shots), a petting zoo, the North Shore Animal League with an Adopt-A-Thon, and the Long Island Aquarium. Artists of all ages are also invited to create chalk artwork as part of a street mosiac along Madison Avenue. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain date is October 6. Please contact the B.I.D office at 333-2235 with any questions.
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.
Come out to the “Yes We Can” Community Center 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.
St. Andrew Byzantine Church will be having an indoor garage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The church is located at 275 Ellison Avenue in Westbury. For more information contact Rita Faber at 352-1653.
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.
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.
Come out to the Westbury Village Piazza from 2 to 5 p.m. for music, dancing, games and other festivities as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
The Carle Place Civic Association will be hosting its annual Candidates Night Out. Several county and town candidates will discuss their platforms at the Carle Place High School North Cafe at 8 p.m.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (Pi Pi Omega and Theta Iota Omega Chapters) will be holding the first Long Island Weight Loss Challenge. At this kickoff event, you can register on your own, or with a team of five. You can also get nutrional, health and exercise information. Registration is $20 per team member, and all proceeds will go to a chairty of the winning team. At the “Yes We Can” Community Center, 141 Garden Street in Westbury from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information visit www.akathetaiotaomega.com.
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 Oct. 27. Saturday, Sept. 21 through Sunday, Oct. 31.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00
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.
Saturday, 08 March 2014 00:00
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.
Thursday, 20 February 2014 00:00
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.
Thursday, 20 February 2014 00:00
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.