Old Westbury aims to reduce water waste

September 7, 2017 by  

In an effort to better track water usage and identify leaks, the village of Old Westbury recently started a smart water meter program.

The water department installed smart water meters at [Read more]

Westbury School District introduces uniforms

August 8, 2017 by  

For the students who attend schools in the Westbury School District, figuring out what to wear every day just got easier.

The district recently introduced a [Read more]

Westbury residents invited to gala fundraiser

July 12, 2017 by  

The second most common form of dementia is Lewy Body Dementia, which often misdiagnosed and misunderstood. In an effort to raise awareness of the condition and to raise funds for the American Brain Foundation and the [Read more]

Westbury Summer Arts Series kicks off

June 14, 2017 by  

The 2017 summer arts and concert series is well underway in Westbury. [Read more]

Westbury basketball team honors coach’s memory

May 9, 2017 by  

In honor of the Westbury High School basketball team’s successful year, the PTA council and the family of assistant coach Edwin Redd recently held a [Read more]

Westbury students encouraged to ‘Step Up!’

April 20, 2017 by  

A recent event held at Westbury High School found around 50 students partnered with leaders from within the community.

The goal of the partnership was to [Read more]

Band plays homecoming show in Westbury

March 8, 2017 by  

A local band is about to return to its Long Island home to play a show at The Space at Westbury Theater.

The Lords of 52nd Street might be [Read more]

Westbury and Long Island make time for pets

February 11, 2017 by  

Long Island Cares might be known for collecting food and providing it to people in need, but the organization also helps out pets too, and the month of February marks the start of its annual Legislative Pet Food Drive Challenge.

The goal of the drive is not only to collect food for people’s four-legged companions, but also to [Read more]

Westbury approves school enrollment study

January 13, 2017 by  

The Westbury School District is growing, and the board of education recently approved a proposal from LBishop Associates to track and project the district’s growth over the next decade. [Read more]

Westbury resident sets lofty goal for cancer research

December 8, 2016 by  

Rebecca Amitai, a resident of Old Westbury, is planning to climb an African mountain to raise money for research.

Amitai is setting out to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in February of 2017. Before she sets out on her climb, she aims to raise $10,000 to support research for multiple myeloma.

Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer that forms in the plasma cells and weakens the bones. One of Amitai’s best friends has the cancer. Originally, the two women had planned to climb the Kenyan mountain together as part of the Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma program.

Groups that hope to raise money for a good cause can use brochure printers to get the word out about the cause they are supporting and how the money raised will benefit the project. In the case of the Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma project, all proceeds raised are going to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.

The foundation has so far played a big role in funding much of the research into multiple myeloma and in speeding up the process of getting treatments and medications for it onto the market.

Although Amitai has climbed mountains and run races such as ultra-marathons before, this is the first time she will be using her athleticism for a charitable cause. She will undertake the task with a team of 15 others, made up of researchers, cancer patients, and supporters.

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