Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Diamonds Are Forever was the theme when Old Westbury Gardens hosted its 10th Anniversary Children in Bloom Luncheon at Orchard Hill in Old Westbury on Oct. 18.The honoree was Arlene Levine, a founding member of the Children in Bloom Council and a major philanthropist. The monies raised from the luncheon support the educational and environmental childrens’ programs at the Gardens and help children of underserved schools and all children have the opportunity to experience the many programs offered.The guest speaker was Manda Kalimian, founder of the CANA Foundation, which works to help rewilding of horses that are displaced across the United States.L. to R.: Albert and Manda Kalimian. (Photo by Tab Hauser)L. to R.: Joan MacNaughton and Carol Large. (Photo by Tab Hauser)Joan MacNaughton (Photo by Tab Hauser)L. to R.: Dierdre Costa Major and Rita Castagna. (Photo by Tab Hauser)Manda Kalimian. (Photo by Tab Hauser)L. to R.: Arthur Levine, Cindy Settlemen, Arlene Levine, and Joy Levine. (Photo by Tab Hauser)
Kaden Reynolds visited and edged Shane Oberbreckling at the finish line to take the Kinsella Concrete IMCA Hobby Stock 12-lapper. That finished off a great battle that included track champion Daniel Wauters. Brandon White and Bobby Taggart followed. Gansen moved by early leader Jaden Fryer after several side by side laps on lap nine and extended the advantage. Tyler Soppe took the 15-lap Peosta Warehousing Logistics IMCA SportMod finale and the track title as well. Early leader Jake Murphy, Jerry Miles, Matt Stagman and Travis Fecht followed. “It takes consistency and wins,” Garnhart said. “We put a lot of time in at the shop and I can’t thank my crew and sponsors enough.” Tyler Madigan also passed Fryer late. Track champion Bryce Garnhart and Timmy Current rounded out the top five. “It looked like (Fryer) was staying on the bottom and we were fast enough up top,” Gansen added. “I wasn’t sure if he would figure something else out so wanted to make the move.” Cole Mather topped the K Motorsports IMCA Stock Car 10-lap season championship topping his title season. Reece Norton and Kyle Merkes came next. Matt Gansen’s car made it that final lap as he won the 20-lap Merfeld Brothers Automotive IMCA Modified Season Championship feature Sunday evening at Dubuque Speedway. “The car started to overheat and steam was hitting my faceshield,” a jubilant Gansen said. “I was using a tearoff every lap. I didn’t know what was going on on the track.” DUBUQUE, Iowa (Aug. 25) – He tossed another helmet tearoff as the white flag flew. By Rob Hinckley
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed But it puts the Lakers in a tough spot with games against the third- and fourth-place teams in the Western Conference, respectively: The team has just gone 4-7 in the stretch without James, hanging on in a tie for eighth place in the standings. Only one of their four wins (at home against the Sacramento Kings) has been against a team with a winning record, and they’ve already lost to the Thunder at home without James.“That’s a tough stretch for anybody in the league,” Lonzo Ball said on Tuesday, following the Lakers’ win over the Chicago Bulls. “But can’t make no excuses, it’s the NBA but it’s good to have those three teams, gotta go in and try to win every one of them.”James (27.3 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 7.1 apg) hasn’t played since Christmas, when he was injured against the Warriors. Since he’s not joining the Lakers for either of the next two games, the earliest he could return is the team’s Martin Luther King Day rematch with Golden State on Monday at Staples Center. But if he isn’t able to return that soon, the home-heavy schedule against Minnesota, Phoenix, Philadelphia and a “road game” against the Clippers would give the Lakers a chance to integrate James in practices in Los Angeles.The 34-year-old forward has never missed more than 13 games in any season of his 16-year career, when he missed that many during 2014-15 with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersRelated Articles Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Even before a scheduled medical evaluation on Wednesday, the Lakers knew that LeBron James would not join them on their upcoming two-game trip.An ESPN report early late Tuesday night indicated that James would not travel for games at Oklahoma City (Thursday) and Houston (Saturday), citing information from his agent Rich Paul. That was later affirmed by the Lakers, who said James was cleared in his evaluation to begin practices next week after the Lakers return Sunday for a stretch of five games in a row at Staples Center.The plan would extend the Lakers star’s absence to 13 games with his strained left groin. Several reports, including from ESPN and The Athletic, have indicated James is willing to take as much time as needed to heal.It’s not a shock, given that James has just recently returned to shooting and passing in half-court scenarios with the team. Before Wednesday, he had not been cleared for more taxing work, and groin injuries are notoriously prone to reinjury and are sometimes slow to heal.