Written by Gary Simeone, email@example.com 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.
Thursday, 30 October 2014 00:00
In a little-known chapter of New York City’s history, the name of police officer Phillip Cardillo is spoken in hushed, revered whispers. Though he was tragically killed in the line of duty back in 1972, the burning embers of his memory are still fanned by a passionate few who wish to finally obtain for the fallen hero the elusive recognition that he truly deserves.
At their Oct. 8 meeting in Mineola, the Nassau County-based Association of Retired Police Officers (ARPO) held a heartfelt ceremony, as both Cardillo as well as the driven NYPD detective who has fought for justice in his name for the past four decades, were honored as the true heroes that they are.
Friday, 31 October 2014 00:00
In what was their last free meeting at the Community United Methodist Church of East Norwich, the East Norwich Civic Association presented a money saving/energy saving program. It was presented by Marriele Robinson of the Homeowner Support PowerUp Communities group, an outreach of the L.I. Progressive Party. She came to offer free energy evaluations of homes to make them more energy efficient, which will save money.
She said Poor Richard’s Almanac promises it to be very cold this winter, and this is a way to plug up your energy leaks, with both current savings on needed work and through rebates resulting in future savings. After an energy assessment of your home, PowerUp will present you with a report based on their contractor’s assessment, which will outline all the ways you can improve your energy efficiency. The report will include all the potential rebates to reduce the cost of the upgrade which includes the option of financing through PS&G, which will include the monthly payments in your monthly bill.
Thursday, 30 October 2014 10:01
A number of awards were given to runners in the Oyster Bay-East Norwich area at the Oct. 18 Oyster Bay Town Supervisor’s 5 Kilometer Run, including 23-year-old Justin Nakrin of Oyster Bay, who finished in 12th place overall and second in the 20-24 age group, and 43-year-old Daniel Valderrama of Oyster Bay, who scored in 17th place overall and second in the 40-44 age group. Maggie Reid of Locust Valley earned first place honors in the 15-19 age group.
The indomitable 81-year-old Nina Jennings of Mill Neck was the oldest woman to finish the run, taking first place honors in the women’s 80-84 age group in 35 minutes, 11 seconds, a pace of 11:19 per mile. She was the fastest of all of the five finishers—male or female—who were 80 years old or more.
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.