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.
Saturday, 21 December 2013 00:00
At last, New Cassel has a supermarket and it’s a place where I intend to spend a lot of time shopping, not only because it is just a five minute walk from my house but because it gives me the opportunity to easily explore food products that I am unfamiliar with.
Located at 735 Prospect Ave., a few blocks from the intersection of Prospect, Brush Hollow Road and Union Avenue, Ideal Food Basket especially caters to the Hispanic and Haitian residents in the community, offering fresh vegetables and fruits, frozen and canned specialties and other prepared items from Mexico, Central America and Haiti, as well as typical supermarket items.
Friday, 20 December 2013 00:00
On Dec. 11, eight lucky young music hopefuls were granted the dream of a lifetime— strutting their stuff on-stage while playing with a celebrated popular music act in front of a packed auditorium.
Westbury’s Center Stage Music School sent an elite selection of hand-picked violin students to play on the stage of the NYCB Theater at Westbury with The Piano Guys, a music group and YouTube sensation whose unique calling card involves catchy combinations of classical and popular music.
Veronica Sanchez, Center Stage Director and co-owner, said that the opportunity for some of her kids to play a gig with The Piano Guys came through a chance meeting she had with the manager of the NYCB Theater.
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.
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