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Plainview Student Graduates On Top

Joshua Wurtzel of Plainview graduated first in the 2013 graduating class of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, NY.  Joshua won the prestigious Louis D. Brandeis Award for having the highest GPA in the entire graduating class of 399 students. 

He also graduated Summa Cum Laude and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Joshua was a Staff Editor and the Business Manager of the Cardozo Law Review as well as the Managing Editor of the law school’s student newspaper, the Jurist.  Joshua graduated from P.O.B.J.F.K. High School in 2006 and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Binghamton University in 2010.  

Joshua is the son of Plainview residents Gail and Elan Wurtzel, brother of Matthew Wurtzel, and is engaged to marry Amanda Chad of Plainview.  Joshua will be joining the law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges as an associate in the fall.

 

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After surviving the “Cold Blooded” episode last week, the eight remaining contestants on Ink Master faced off in a “Flash Challenge” testing their ability to use finesse. The tougher the situation, the more finesse an artist needs to create a masterpiece, and this week was no exception.

Artists were given five hours to tattoo amputees. The residual limb left behind after an amputation can be badly traumatized, unusually shaped and scarred. The artists were challenged to create a phenomenal tattoo on the residual limb to make these amputees love the part of their body they are missing. Although all of the contestants created beautiful designs, Bethpage’s Erik Siuda’s incorporation of the scar tissue and pre-existing tattoo into his design showed the most finesse.

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano recently announced that the annual “1863 Thanksgiving Holiday Celebration” at Old Bethpage Village Restoration will be held on Saturday, Nov. 22 and Sunday, Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Visitors to Old Bethpage Village, the re-created mid-19th Century village, will be able to enjoy the sights and aromas of an old-fashioned Thanksgiving including decorated pumpkin pies baked in a beehive oven and turkey roasted over an open fire. In addition, each afternoon, traditional fiddle music will be played, and children’s stories will be read several times each day.


Calendar

Concert Performance

Friday, November 21

Craft Barn Open House

Saturday, November 22

8th Annual POB Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Tuesday, November 25



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1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
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