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Parkway Honors Wounded Vets

Nassau County Legislator Judy Jacobs was an invited guest at Parkway School in Plainview to Honor Wounded Warriors on September 10. The children from grades K through 4th grade were all given small American flags, which they placed in the ground to honor all of the men an women serving this country.

On hand to honor the wounded warriors were members of various veteran groups, the Plainview Fire Department and the Second Precinct. Special guest Chris Levi, who was devastatingly injured during his tour of duty following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, spoke to the children about why it is important to care for one another. Levi is now enrolled at LIU Post and is working toward his degree.

Jacobs said seeing the children act so respectfully toward Levi and other wounded warriors nearly brought her to tears.

“This was one of the most moving days I have ever participated in,” she said. “My praise to Principal Ronelle Hershkowitz for bringing everyone together for a few minutes to remember and reflect.”

News

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.

A little bit of Hollywood has come to Plainview. The Loft Sound Studio, a Plainview-based vocal and performance training facility, is the creation of lifelong music artists Donnie Klang and Matthew LaPorte. The duo says that they draw upon their personal experience of the ups and downs of the recording industry to give kids today the chance to be superstars.

“Essentially, we’re looking for the next Justin Bieber, someone we can train and teach them how to really become an artist, put them on YouTube and hope they really blow up,” said LaPorte. “If they do, through our connections that we made while we were in the music industry the past 15 years, we would try and get them a record deal.”


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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