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.
Sunday, 23 November 2014 00:00Driving rain and an early start time did not deter 600 people who arrived at Crest Hollow Country Club recently to celebrate the Women’s Fund of Long Island’s 20th year and to honor four exceptional women.
The breakfast started with a meet and greet and a chance to showcase Women’s Fund contest winner Patti Hogarty, designer of “Women as Bamboo.” Inspired by her neighbor’s bamboo, she entered the contest drawing a design of the bamboo, which Ambalu Jewelers of Roslyn then turned into various pendants of which 40-percent of the profits would go to WFLI. Hogarty wrote a short essay comparing women to bamboo in that they are strong and can weather difficult storms, yet remain graceful and continue to grow sending out new shoots.
Saturday, 22 November 2014 00:00
Oyster Bay High School Principal Dr. Dennis O’Hara addressed the board of education at Tuesday night’s meeting about offering a summer school program at the high school. It would be the first time the district had a summer school program in more than 12 years.
Dr. O’Hara explained that with the institution of the Common Core state standards, students are faced with a greater level of academic rigor and more challenging coursework. The program would offer remedial and enrichment classes for students both in and out of district.
Thursday, 20 November 2014 09:27
In the history of Oyster Bay High School athletics, no one has ever won a Girls’ Tennis New York State Championship. Celeste Matute and Courtney Kowalsky became the first when they won the 2014 New York State Doubles Championship in Latham on Nov. 3. What makes this tremendous achievement even more remarkable is that Matute is a junior and Kowalsky is a sophomore.
The girls, who are usually singles players, teamed up to take on the very best players in Nassau County and New York State. They won all 10 matches in the section XIII and NYSPHSAA tournaments and left Latham as the 2014 New York State doubles champions.
Thursday, 13 November 2014 10:17
The conditions were as fierce as the competition earlier this month at Oakcliff Sailing’s Halloween Invitational.
Ten teams from the U.S., Canada and Bermuda battled 30-knot-plus winds, heavy rain and biting cold to see who would take top honors at Oakcliff’s final match racing event of the 2014 season.