Wednesday, 19 March 2014 00:00
Breast Cancer Support Group
Wednesday, March 19
Rabbi Rafi Rank Speaks
Thursday, March 20
Friday, March 21
Saturday Evenings: 3:45 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.
Sundays: 7, 8:30, 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Weekdays: Monday to Saturday: 8:45 a.m.
Reconciliation: Saturday: 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
270 Washington Ave., Plainview
Phone: 516-938-3956 Web: www.stpiusxrc.com
The Women’s Therapy Center, 54 Sunnyside Blvd. in Plainview, hosts a free breast cancer support group at 7 p.m. Facilitated by cancer specialist Jennifer Kolton, LCSW, this group is open to women who are newly diagnosed, in active treatment and those living life after breast cancer. This group is a safe and confidential place to discuss cancer experiences and meet other women learning to live a full life even after a breast cancer diagnosis. For more information, visit www.womentc.com.
The Town of Oyster Bay Hadassah hosts Rabbi Rafi Rank of the Midway Jewish Center as he comes to the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Rd., at 7 p.m. to discuss “Our Children, Grandchildren and Their Bubbies: Navigating the Wacky World of Religious Identity in the 21st Century.” Coffee and cake will be served after the presentation.
Residents are welcomed to this event at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library from 2 to 4 p.m. In this program, Game Changers with Dr. Bill Thierfelder features “Founding Mothers” and explores the women of the American Revolution who helped change the course of history. For more information, call 516-938-0077.
Join POB Cares Beth Spickler-Lerman and librarian Gretchen Browne for insightful discussion and socializing with other book lovers at the Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Rd. This month’s selection is Notorious: The Life of Ingrid Bergman by Donald Spoto.
The ELIJA School in Levittown will be holding a workshop with Pete Wright Esq. on March 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wrightslaw special education law and advocacy training programs are designed to meet the needs of parents, advocates, attorneys, educators, health care providers, and others who represent the interest of children with disabilities and their families. The training program will focus on four areas, including: special education law, tests and measuring progress and regression, SMART IEP’s, and strategies and tactics for effective advocacy.
Families In Action is a six session family program developed around the premise that parents and teens are more likely to learn successfully when they learn together. Teens and parents will spend part of the time in separate groups learning complementary skills and then come together for discussion of the skills learned. The YES Community Counseling Center will be holding this six session Active Parenting of Teens: Families in Action program on March 26, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the YES offices, located at 152 Center Lane in Levittown. The fee for the six week program is $120. To register or if you have any questions contact Kathleen Coletta at 516-799-3203.
The Township Theatre Group presents “Getting It Together: Three One-Act Plays” at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library at 8 p.m. It is a program with a little drama, a little mystery and a lot of humor with acts including Some Assembly Required by Linda Delmonico Prussen, Mother’s Day by Donald Steele and Living Arrangements by Laura Pedersen.
The Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Rd., hosts a teen program with ever-blossom flower chocolate cupcakes. This program for children in grades five through 12, allos tweens and teens to create yummy chocolate cupcakes using butter cream, vanilla, chocolate, wafer cookies and a dollup of fondant in the center. Program takes place in downstairs meeting room A. For more information, call 516-938-0077.
A 12-step self-help group, offers help and support to those who have clutter problems in their homes or workplace. Meets at the following locations: Thursdays, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 265 Asbury Ave., Westbury first and third Friday, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the School of the Community Reformed Church, 90 Plandome Rd., Manhasset. Monday evenings, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Rd., Plainview. There are no dues or fees. For more information, call 866-800-3881.
Friday, 18 July 2014 00:00
One local playwright and his company — The Plainview Project — seem to be headed to the big leagues.
Claude Solnik of Plainview, the Plainview Project’s writer, is married with two children. While he has a master’s degree in dramatic writing from New York University, after graduating he ended up going into journalism, which currently remains his day job. But in his free time he indulged in his true passion, hammering out numerous play scripts until the day they he realized that he needed to stop sitting on these works he was creating and put them in the hands of actors that could give them life.
Thursday, 17 July 2014 00:00
Even as they hoped the parties would reach a last-minute settlement, commuters across Long Island were scrambling last week to devise alternate plans for getting to work if Long Island Rail Road’s 5,400 workers go on strike July 20. And they were vocal in their anger with the Metropolitan Transit Authority. The strike, it seems, has roused commuter ire over a wide range of LIRR issues, from timeliness to cleanliness to costs.
“I’ll have to figure out a new way home from work,” said Marco Allicastro, a 20-year-old Queens resident waiting for a train home at the Bethpage station after a day’s work at the local King Kullen. “Long Island doesn’t really have a lot of options in terms of transportation. Maybe I should get a new job.”