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Local Walk To Fight ALS

Power walks in the ALS walk

Power walks in last year’s ALS walk with his wife, who passed away from the dieseas 

Westbury’s John Power will once again be participating in the Walk to Defeat ALS at Eisenhower Park on Sept. 20. He will be heading up Team Power in honor of his wife, Joan, who passed away last year from ALS.

ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease) is a neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. People with ALS lose their ability to initiate and control muscle movement, which leads to total paralysis and death within 2 to 5 years.

Power is still active with the ALS Association and their support group. In addition to research, funds also go to the association to ease the lives and care for those stricken. The Powers both have benefited immeasurably from the ALS association by their loan closet and support groups.

The walk is a great family event, which features food, entertainment and more. Visit http://webgny.alsa.org/goto/johnpower2014 to join Team Power or make a donation.

In addition to the walk, Power will be holding a Zumba-athon on Sunday, Oct. 5 at the Phipps Sports Center at 346 Post Ave from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Certified Zumba instructors will keep Zumba enthusiasts and beginners moving and grooving. $15 each. For more information contact John at 516-333-8489.

Student-run Musical Is A Success

IMG_5839[1]Carle Place High School recently staged Nine to Five, this year’s student-run musical production.

A five-year tradition at the high school, the musical is directed, produced, choreographed and costumed entirely by students. Directing this year was junior Thomas Vestuto, who began the rehearsals for the show in July. All proceeds went toward the continuation of the program for next year.

“It’s nice to see the months and months of hard work pay off,” Vestuto said. “I couldn’t ask for a more dedicated cast.”

Find out more about the show and see more pictures here

Champions For A Cure Honors Locals

On Wednesday, Sept. 17, The Hispanic Network teams up with Legendary Events to host Long Island’s 2nd Annual Champions for a Cure Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Party at The Woodlands at Woodbury from 6 to 8 p.m. This year proceeds will benefit Moms Who Kick, a non-profit raising funds for breast and ovarian cancer research. [Read more...]

Westbury 7-11 Robbed

Detectives are looking for information regarding a robbery that happened at a Westbury 7-11 on Sept. 16 at 12:27 a.m.  [Read more...]

Strength In Numbers For Tunnel Run

Last year, a contingent of 80 local runners embarked on their first trek to lower Manhattan for the Tunnel To Towers 5K Run through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel toward the World Trade Center site. This year, the United Mavericks, a networking group of local business people that support local charities and causes, are gearing up to surpass that number. Mavericks reps say they’re half way to gathering 1,000 people to run in the event’s 13th year on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Tunnelstowers_091914AThe run honors fireman Stephen Siller, who was enjoying a day off planning to play golf before he learned the Twin Towers were hit by two airplanes during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. He was one of the 343 firefighters who died when the towers collapsed. [Read more...]

WHS Class Of 1964 Reunites

DSCN3496The Westbury High School Class of 1964 held their 50th reunion this past weekend, proving that time and distance can’t break friendship. The tight-knit class easily picked up where they left off, reuniting with old friends and looking back on their high school years. [Read more...]

Rain Doesn’t Drown Out BID Fair

DSCN3520Though rain cut it short, the Westbury BID (Business Improvement District) street fair went on successfully this past Saturday. Kids enjoyed playing on the inflatable obstacle courses and taking pony rides, and fair attendees perused the booths of over 80 vendors selling items such as honey, jewelry and home décor, and services such as swim and dance lessons. There was also plenty of food, including a grilled cheese truck, and live music in the piazza. [Read more...]

Village Holds Constitution Day

The Westbury Village Justice Court will hold its sixth annual Constitution Day celebration Wednesday, Sept. 17, highlighting “Immigration, The Fourth Amendment and Illegal Housing.”   [Read more...]

Corner Bakery Cafe Coming To Westbury

Westbury will welcome the Corner Bakery Café Monday Sept. 15, marking one more option in the neighborhood for diners looking for a cozy place to get breakfast, lunch or dinner.

CornerBakeryCafe_091714AThe first 100 guests in line outside the restaurant at 6 a.m. will receive a commemorative Corner Bakery Cafe travel mug with free daily refills of coffee for one year. Throughout the first month, Corner Bakery Cafe will hold weekly drawings to award four lucky winners free grilled paninis for a year. [Read more...]

BID Street Fair Returns This Saturday

Over 10,000 people will stroll through Post Avenue Saturday, Sept. 13 for the annual Business Improvement District (BID) Street Fair and Fall Festival.

Fair attendees can enjoy live music in the piazza, a food court and perusing through the booths of over 100 vendors selling crafts, jewelry, handbags and other merchandise. There will also be family friendly attractions such as pony rides, a petting zoo and expanded inflatable kiddie carnival. [Read more...]