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North Merrick, New York, U.S. October 18, 2020. NMR North Merrick Runners club members have practice run with staggered starting times for social distancing safety during COVID-19 pandemic. © 2020 Ann Parry, FromLongIsland.com

North Merrick Runners Do It with Social Distancing

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (annparry.com)
October 25, 2020

North Merrick Runners – safety comes first

The North Merrick Runners club used staggered start times during its practice run October 18th to ensure social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Looking forward to cheering on my daughter Sue and her fellow NMR members, I began looking near Park Avenue School for runners about 3:20 PM, optimistically soon after the 3:00 scheduled start time.

VIDEO  (with music; clips not chronological):
I looked up the sidewalks and road for a while. Then I told my neighbor, who was working in his front yard, that runners in the North Merrick Runners club would be passing by soon, which they did.

After cheering and videoing each runner, and hearing my neighbor also cheer before he left, I stayed on the lookout until at least ten minutes, but no runners, passed by.

20201018 NMR 5K PR route strava

20201018 NMR 5K PR route strava

Enjoy the run!


  • FEATURE PHOTO   North Merrick, New York, U.S. Oct. 18, 2020. NMR North Merrick Runners club member makes “V for Victory” hand sign during practice run with staggered starting times for social distancing safety during COVID-19 pandemic. (© 2020 Ann Parry)

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Seaford, New York, U.S. May 5, 2020. JOEY CESTARE decorates his truck and makes sign with ‘Happy Birthday Ada, Thank You for being our Hero!’ and 2 schnauzers, for friend, nurse Ada Cea, a COVID-19 frontline healthcare worker at North Shore University Hospital, Northwell Health, on Long Island, during novel coronavirus pandemic. (© 2020 Ann Parry, AnnParry.com)

Happy Birthday Ada, Thank you for being our Hero!

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (annparry.com)
May 21, 2020

Frontline RN Ada Cea

Long Island is a hot spot for the COVID-19 pandemic, so ADA CEA, a nurse at North Shore University Hospital, Northwell Health, has been staying at a hotel to avoid exposing her parents to the novel coronavirus.

JOEY CESTARE decorates his truck and makes sign with ‘Happy Birthday Ada Thank You for being our Hero!’ for friend, nurse Ada Cea. (© 2020 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

Seaford, New York, U.S. May 5, 2020. JOEY CESTARE decorates his truck and makes sign with ‘Happy Birthday Ada Thank You for being our Hero!’ for friend, Ada Cea, RN, a COVID-19 frontline healthcare worker at North Shore University Hospital. (© 2020 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

JOEY CESTARE, her close friend and the owner of Signarama in Bellmore, wanted to give Ada a special surprise on her birthday earlier this month.

He decorated his truck and created a huge colorful sign showing a smiling Ada wearing a superhero nurse’s uniform, complete with red cape, as she ran with her two schnauzers.

Seaford, New York, U.S. May 5, 2020. At dusk, L-R, JOEY CESTARE and LAURIE GRAB are by truck decorated for friend Ada Cea's birthday. (© 2020 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

Seaford, New York, U.S. May 5, 2020. At dusk, L-R, LAURIE GRAB and JOEY CESTARE are by truck he decorated for friend Ada Cea’s birthday. (© 2020 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

And based on a photo I saw captured on her birthday – when Ada saw Joey with his decorated truck and cheerful sign: “Happy Birthday ADA – Thank You for being our Hero!” at the front of her hotel, her smile matched the one on the sign.


FEATURE PHOTO at top of post: Seaford, NY, U.S. May 5, 2020. JOE CESTARE, owner of Signarama in Bellmore, stands next to his truck he decorated and sign he created, to celebrate his friend Ada Cea’s birthday. (full color version)


Birthday Truck for Frontliner Nurse:  PHOTO GALLERY

First Responders & Health Care Workers Fund:  https://www.healthresearch.org/donation-form/  (Donation link is from https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/4955/Important-COVID-19-Resources

Signarama in Bellmore  •  516-783-1075
2956 Merrick Rd, Bellmore, NY  • directions

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