Written by Gary Simeone, firstname.lastname@example.org Saturday, 30 August 2014 00:00
There is a new psychic medium on the North Shore of Long Island to compete with the original “Long Island Medium,” Theresa Caputo. Her name is Mary Drew and she has been working for more than a decade doing private readings. Recently, Drew has expanded her horizons and has been conducting readings at restaurants, public events and fundraisers.
“I discovered my ability to speak and to hear the deceased voices when I was 10 years old,” said Drew, who grew up in Brookville and now resides in Glen Cove. “The first deceased person I had an encounter with was my grandmother and it was a very profound experience, to say the least.”
Since that initial experience, she said that she has literally been in contact with thousands of people who have passed on to the other side.
“I see them, I hear them, I feel them, that’s the only way I can explain it. It is still frightening to me when it happens but I’ve grown to live with it.”
Divorced and raising four kids on her own, Drew worked at several jobs to make ends meet. One of those jobs was a self- employed landscaper and that is where she first met Lauren Wasserfall, her current manager.
“I introduced myself to her and one of the first things she said to me was that my mother and she shared the same first name,” said Wasserfall. “I was absolutely floored. I never met this woman in my life and for her to know that, I knew she had a special talent.”
Wasserfall has helped Drew to reveal her talents by coordinating events for her on the orth shore. She has done public readings in Bayville, Glen Cove, Sea Cliff and recently at Jack Halyard’s Bar & Grill in Oyster Bay and in Glen Head, where she shared her gift with restaurant-goers at JW’s Public House.
“I walk around the room and I’m in a zone,” said Drew. “I feel the energy the spirits are giving to me and I let that energy draw me to a certain person.”
She said that when she shares information with someone from their dead relative she can’t be vague in her dialogue and tries to be as detailed as possible.
“I also try to have a good bedside manner with each person because I do not want to say something that might devastate someone in a room full of people.”
To the skeptics out there, Drew said that when she holds a private or public reading she does not know any details about anybody besides their first names.
“People’s information is too easily accessible today so I make a point of not knowing anything about the people I’m reading besides their first names.”
Her next event will be held at The View Grill in Glen Cove on Monday, Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m., followed by another event at JW’s Public House on Sept. 16.
More information on Mary Drew can be found at marydrew.moonfruit.com.
Saturday, 27 September 2014 00:00
This year you can expect to see the Freedom Schooner Amistad, Connecticut’s flagship, tied up on the Western Waterfront Pier at the Oyster Festival on Oct. 18 and 19. The ship is a Baltimore Clipper that is 129 feet in length and weighs 96 tons. Its home port is New Haven, Conn.
The tall ship visits ports worldwide, as an ambassador for friendship. It serves as a floating classroom, icon and monument to many souls that were broken or lost as the result of the transatlantic slave trade.
The original Amistad, which means friendship in Spanish, was made famous in 1839 when 53 African captives (men, women and children) transported from Havana revolted against their captors. The captives gained control of the ship under the leadership of Sengbe Pieh, later known as Joseph Cinque, who commanded the ship’s navigator to return them to Sierra Leone. Instead, the ship headed north, landing in Long Island, and was taken into custody by the United States Navy.
Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00
Diamond Fitness held its grand opening on Saturday, Sept. 6. Members of the Historic Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce came out to meet Wendy Goldstein, her staff and her re-invented gym at 138 South St.
Goldstein said she was touched by the warmth of the people who came into the gym to welcome her, even before the official opening. “People came in to say hello, saying they had heard that the gym had changed hands. It warms my heart,” she said.
Goldstein attended a chamber meeting and is now a member. Nassau County Legislator Donald McKenzie helped Goldstein cut the red ribbon as chamber members Walter Imperatore and Michele Browner cheered the opening along with staff members and friends.
Thursday, 25 September 2014 00:00
Football season is here and the Oyster Bay-Bayville Generals held their opening day games on Sept. 14. Here are the results:
5 & 6 Peanuts:
The Peanuts opened the season vs. the Seaford Broncos and came out on the losing end of a hard fought game. The Lil Generals opened the game on offense and quarterback Rodney Hill, Jr. marched the offense down the field and completed the drive with a touchdown pass to Francesco Allocca. Yes, the Peanuts have a potent air attack with Hill Jr. going two for two for 26 yards. The defense played strong with Allocca leading the team in tackles with help on the defensive line from first-year players Dean Wolfe and Anthony Pelchuck.
Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00
Former football coach and NFL player Bill Curry recently brought a wealth of experience, knowledge and history to a wide audience of student-athletes and coaches at Hofstra University for a lesson on diversity, tolerance and respect in high school athletics.
Director of the NYS PHSAA Sportsmanship Committee and Manhasset High School Athletic Director Jim Amen Jr. established the summit and invited Curry as keynote speaker.
Amen Jr. and Section VIII Executive Director Nina Van Erk introduced Curry to a crowd representing more than 37 local high schools.