Brave American military personnel willingly put themselves in danger in service to their country every day. The effects of this kind of activity causes some veterans to experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.
On Monday, April 25, Westbury Okinawan Karate, which is offered by the Westbury Recreation Department, had a formal testing and an after-testing pizza party. Eleven students, all of whom met the attendance requirements and proficiency of the skills that are required, were tested. Several students who fulfilled the requirements but could not attend will be tested at a special testing to be announced.
During the month of March, thousands of fans across Long Island submitted their personal Islanders stories to win City Cellar of Westbury’s “Dinner with an Islander” contest.
Only one lucky New York Islanders fan would be selected to dine with one of his/her hockey heroes, so despite reading tons of extraordinary tales, one love story stood out from the rest.
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced that the county is teaming up with the Salisbury Golf & Learning Center and the Metropolitan PGA to sponsor four hours of free playing time at the Eisenhower Park driving range on Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In addition, the day’s activities will include free golf lessons and golf club fittings, a display of demonstration clubs from major golf manufacturers, and playing tips from PGA pros affiliated with local private clubs and from the staff from the Salisbury Golf & Learning Center.
The Westbury High School Varsity Baseball team is currently enjoying a three-game winning streak. The first came against conference rival Elmont, where Brandon Percival pitched eight innings for the complete game victory. The offensive firepower in that game came from Brandon Mapp who went 3-5 with two triples, two runs scored and five RBIs. Brandon Mapp also won the game for Westbury by executing a suicide squeeze bunt with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning. The final score was 11-10. The second game was a 7-0 shutout of another conference foe, Roosevelt. Ralph Davis led the way for the victory by throwing a 93-pitch, seven inning, complete game no-hitter for the dragons. Davis struck out 16 batters en route to the win. Davis helped his own cause by going 3-4 and scoring two runs. Brandon Mapp also added some offense by going 2-4 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI.
Recently, some members of the Carle Place Women’s Track and Field Team helped promote Relay for Life by painting the town purple. Paint the Town Purple is an initiative to spread the word about Relay for Life and pump up our community’s excitement since it is less than two months away!
The Girl Scouts of Nassau County announced Amy Palmiero-Winters as the 2011 Grand Marshall of the “Girls Go the Distance” Walkathon. On Sunday, June 5 at SUNY College at Old Westbury, Amy will lead the two-mile walk to raise awareness and support for the Girl Scouts of Nassau County’s Healthy Living Initiative.
“We are overjoyed to have Amy as the Grand Marshall of our Walkathon!” said Donna Ceravolo, Executive Director of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County. “Her perseverance, athleticism and accomplishments are incredibly admirable and inspirational to us all.”
An 11 a.m. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the M. Phipps Sport Center, 348 Post Ave. in Westbury, led by Mayor Peter I. Cavallaro will kickoff the Saturday, April 9 ceremony along with former State Senator Michael Balboni, who was instrumental in the establishment of the Dennis Dillon Cornerman Foundation and who is currently a board member.
Other dignitaries that have been invited and are expected to attend are State Senator Martins, Assemblymen Michael Montessano, Charles Lavine and Tom McKevitt, County Executive Edward Mangano, County Legislators Richard Nicolello and Robert Troiano, Town of North Hempstead Council Member Viviana Russell, along with Barbara Dillon, daughter of the former District Attorney Dennis Dillon, who truly advocated for these boxing programs for the community.
Runners and walkers of all ages and levels are invited to join in the fun for the 20th annual David Lerner Associates Long Island Police Appreciation Run, to be held on Thursday evening, June 9 at Eisenhower Park.
The proceeds will once again be turned over to the special Police Crisis Fund that has been established to aid Nassau and Suffolk County law enforcement officers and their families in time of emergency. In the 19 years of its existence, the fund has distributed more than $250,000 to local police officers and their families. Most recently, substantial distributions from the Fund were made to the families of Nassau County Police Department officers Michael Califano and Geoffrey Breitkopf, both of whom were so tragically killed earlier this year.
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