Thursday, 11 July 2013 00:00
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.
Saturday, 08 March 2014 00:00
Famous American painter Georgia O’Keeffe was the topic of discussion at the Plainview Old-Bethpage Public Library on Feb. 20.
Members of the audience were given an in-depth look into the life and artwork of O’Keeffe through a self-made and researched lecture and slideshow by art appraiser Louise Cella Caruso.
O’Keeffe lived for 98 years. Within her lifetime, she was granted the Medal of Arts by Ronald Regan, and in 1938, she was selected as one of the 12 most outstanding women of the previous 50 years. When she passed away she was accorded the honor of a first page obituary in the New York Times.
Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00
In celebration of its tenth anniversary, the Kids of Distinction program is offering more scholarships and planning a festive gala that will look back on a decade of supporting our most civic-minded children. The Town of Oyster Bay and the Old Bethpage-based Kids Helping Kids by Kids Way, Inc., the sponsoring entities, are seeking nominations of local youngsters who are standouts in public service for the 2014 awards.
Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto, together with Kids Helping Kids co-founders Robert A.J. Eslick and Philip M. Eslick, kicked off the search for a new batch of “kids of distinction” at the end of February. Nominations are due by May 16. Winners will be recognized at a special ceremony held by the board of trustees on Tuesday, June 17 at 7 p.m. with a citation from the Town and a $2,000 scholarship from Kids Helping Kids.