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.
Friday, 24 October 2014 00:00
Matt Bentz, of Forest Hills, was the winner of the Oyster Festival Raffle that took place as the event ended at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. He had a choice between winning a 2015 Chrysler 200 three-year lease or $15,000 in cash. He chose the cash. He is the “Perfect Oyster Festival Raffle winner.”
Bentz is a computer systems administrator with Spa Creek Software, a company that writes software for other software developers, and has been to the festival numerous times over the years; in fact, next year he is hoping to sail here on his 24 ft. sailboat. He got it “reasonably” from a friend who was buying up.
Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:00
Richie Cannata may be best known for his song credits but his name will become a part of history this week. Cannata, a 28-year resident and business owner of Glen Cove, will be inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame on Thursday, Oct. 23 at The Paramount in Huntington.
As a member of the Billy Joel Band, the saxophone player was propelled to fame in 1975 when he joined the band and played on songs including “New York State of Mind” and “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant.”
Thursday, 23 October 2014 09:08
The autumn varsity sports season is well on its way in Oyster Bay. Many young athletes have distinguished themselves. Several fine young athletes excelled right out of the gate and were chosen by the Oyster Bay Hight School coaches as Athletes of the Month for October 2014.
Cross Country Coach Kevin Cotter has athletes who consistently qualify for the states. Picking one to honor is a difficult task. Within this impressive group of talented athletes, one stands out: junior Alex Tosi, who recently broke the 17 minute barrier for a 5K course at Bethpage State park with a time of 16:52. This feat has not been accomplished since 2008.
Thursday, 16 October 2014 08:58
5- and 6-year-old Peanuts
The Little Generals (Peanuts) stepped out into the cold Sunday morning ready to give the home crowd a show as they battled the Bellmore Braves, and that’s just what they did as the Generals beat the Braves 14-7. The teams battled to a first half tie as the Generals’ touchdown came on a 26-yard run by Kody Gehnrich, thanks to great blocks by John (Jack) Grace and Jack Symanski.
In the second half, where the Generals are usually at their best, the defense shut out the Braves as Rodney Hill, Jr. and Brandon Babel stepped in on the defense line to create a great push to allow Francesco Allocca to make eight tackles. The offense got a big boost with Allocca being allowed to play RB after playing QB the past two games, and boy did he respond behind great lead blocking from Luca Granito. Allocca carried the ball nine times for 60 yards and a TD coming on the last play of the game.