Thursday, 27 February 2014 00:00
On Feb. 8, Rushmore Avenue School in the Carle Place School District hosted its annual Jump Rope for Heart event. Student participants were sponsored by family, friends, neighbors, civic groups, municipal groups and local businesses, which helped to continue the longstanding tradition of raising funds for the American Heart Association (AHA). Over the past 26 years, the Carle Place community has raised more than $404,000 to suport the AHA, the nation’s oldest, largest voluntary organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
“The Rushmore Avenue community volunteers their own time to be part of this event,” said Rushmore Avenue Principal Susan Folkson. “It’s a great cause.” Student volunteers helped with refreshments while their peers jumped rope and did group dances to familiar upbeat tunes to keep the momentum flowing.
“I’ve been participating since third grade,” said sixth-grader Danielle Grima. “It’s a really fun event and a good way to raise money for the American Heart Association, which is a great cause.”
Last year, the district raised more than $18,000 for the AHA, ranking fifth in all of Long Island.
— From the Carle Place School District
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.