Members of the media had the opportunity to meet New York Islanders owner, Charles Wang, as he hosted the fourth annual Lighthouse International Youth Hockey Tournament which featured pee-wee teams from China, Finland, Japan, Long Island and Westchester County. It was held at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Sunday, Jan. 23. The ages of participants in the tournament ranged from 9-12 years old.
Nassau County’s Muttontown Preserve will host a guided “Winter Trek” hike on Sunday, Feb. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon. The hike will lead participants through a variety of environments present on the preserve, including the wetlands, wooded trails and upland woods, open meadow, conifer stands, and kettle ponds. The tour guide will also discuss the plants and animals located in the various areas of the preserve. The hike is approximately three miles in length.
Notwithstanding frigid conditions, nearly 200 runners were on hand in Bethpage on Saturday morning, January 22 to get started on the RunSmart Training Program for the Long Island Marathon Festival of Races. Lots of people signed up that morning, and everyone enjoyed either a one loop or two loop running tour of the Bethpage community – from the library up Broadway and then around and back via Stewart Avenue to Broadway, Powell Avenue and the library.
The Mineola Portuguese Soccer Club and andGO Sports, Inc., have joined together to create “Soccer in the Community,” a youth soccer program in its first season, and even has star power with Carlos Mendes of the New York Red Bulls Soccer team on board.
Current Mineola Portuguese Soccer Club President Marco Da Fonte and Scott Knight, president of AndGoSports, organized this 10-week session of indoor soccer instruction.
Boys and girls interested in playing youth baseball are invited to register for the upcoming season. Youth ages 5 to 16 are welcome to play. Parents, friends and relatives are encouraged to sign on to help support our kids and this valuable youth program. Volunteers are needed for Board Member positons, coaching, field maintenance and concessions. Get involved and help support Westbury Little League.
Runners of all ages and levels of ability are invited to join the Greater Long Island Running Club at Bethpage State Park on Saturday morning, Feb. 19 for the 13th annual Runner’s Edge-Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt Trail Relay. The Relay will start at exactly 10 a.m.
There will be three runners on a relay team and each will run a two-mile loop starting and finishing adjacent to the Picnic Area in the park. You can form your own team, or we will help put together “pick up” teams on the morning of the relay.
More than 100 student-athletes were honored during Westbury High School’s Fall Athletic Awards Night on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010. The well-attended program, held at the high school, recognized the dedication and achievements of student-athletes from the varsity and junior varsity football, boys varsity and junior varsity soccer, girls varsity soccer, girls varsity and junior varsity volleyball, girls varsity swim, cross country and varsity cheerleading teams.
A new community workshop at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University allows students to train and dance with members of Pilobolus, an internationally renowned dance company, culminating in an on-stage performance in front of an audience.
“Performance PLUS!” will be held in the Hillwood Recital Hall on Friday, Feb. 4 at 6:45 p.m. and will feature the student performers enrolled in the Pilobolus Institute’s Community Workshop program.
Find out what Relay for Life is, how to start or join a team, and how you can help plan the event!
Carle Place Senior, Joanna Koronios signed a letter of intent to participate on the Division I Track and Field Team at Columbia University starting in the fall of 2011.
Joanna has received the Outstanding Field Events Award, set a Carle Place school record in the Discus 41’0; Shot Put 34’8”; 100M HH PR 17.6; and Weight Throw 35’11”. Joanna also competed at the National Scholastic Indoor Championships for Weight Throw and the Penn Relays for Discus. Joanna is a Division Champion in Shot Put and Discus, County Champion in Discus, placed second in Shot Put Division II State Champion in Discus, placed third in the Federation Championship, second place at the New Balance Nationals in the Emerging Elite Discus Event. Joanna participated at the Empire State Games and was a champion in Discus and Javelin and she is the only athlete on the Long Island Team to win two gold medals at the games.
Congratulations to Joanna and her parents and her parents for this wonderful accomplishment.
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