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Lit Comes Alive With American Girl Fashion

Tickets are now on sale for Our Lady of Mercy’s American Girl Fashion Show® that will take place at Our Lady of Mercy School in Hicksville, Oct. 18  to Oct. 20. Fashion show tickets are $37 and can be purchased online at www.americangirlfashionshows.com. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

A total of four two-hour fashion shows will be held highlighting the American Girl historical characters and their individual stories, as well as showcasing contemporary fashions.  Each fashion show will include tea-party style refreshments, raffles, souvenirs, and door prizes.  Proceeds from the fashion show will be used to benefit Our Lady of Mercy School.

Last year’s American Girl Fashion show hosted by Our Lady of Mercy was a tremendous success raising over $24,000 for Our Lady of Mercy School with over 800 people from all over long island attending the event. “The gym was transformed and the decorations were wonderful!” said one attendee from Bethpage, “and the food was delicious!”

This year’s fashion shows will once again feature local girls from the community modeling American Girl Fashions on loan to Our Lady of Mercy from American Girl Programs, Inc. Our Lady of Mercy is having a “model search” for girls who are either size 6x or 10 to model during the shows   If you would like information about modeling, please see the fashion show website,  www.americangirlfashionshows.com.

American Girl Dolls are a contemporary phenomenon that teaches young girls about periods in American history by telling the stories from the perspective of young girls living in that time period.  The American Girl stories cover topics such as poverty, racism, and war, and present these topics in way that young girls can understand.  Each American Girl Doll comes with its own line of clothing, accessories, and storybooks.

For more information contact Christine Mace at 516-433-7040.

News

The kids may be grown. The marriage may have not worked out. Perhaps retirement affords more free time than was anticipated.

Enter The Transition Network, an national social group featuring an active chapter on Long Island that meets regularly at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library.

Judy Forman, Plainview resident and program co-chair, noted that The Transition Network is an organization of women ages 50 and over who are ‘transitioning’ into the next phase of their lives — whether it be retirement, divorce, losing a loved one or so on — and helping them to meet new people while expanding their horizons.  

Plainview resident Cila Schlanger was eager to attend a two-hour property tax workshop at the Farmingdale Public Library last week — the problem is, so were many other people.

“I was taken aback once I came here because there was such a line,” she said. “I thought it would be a two-hour workshop, but individuals had to wait to be helped on a first come, first serve basis.”

Residents are trying to save a buck whenever and wherever they can, especially when it comes to property taxes. To try and lend a helping hand, elected officials recently hosted a property tax exemption workshop at the library, drawing residents from across Nassau County.


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