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Students In All-County Music Festival

One hundred twenty-six Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District high school and middle school students recently participated in the Nassau Educators Music Association All-County Music Festival. The students were selected to represent their community in the festival based on teacher recommendations as well as their previous performances in the New York State School Music Association Solo Festival.  

The student-musicians had the unique opportunity to rehearse with guest conductors and musicians from the entire state and performed at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post.

The Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District congratulates the following for their remarkable musical achievements:

Mattlin Middle School: Elijah Blum, Minkang Choi, Minjee Kim, Joshua Martin, Zachariah Samuel, Arushi Bhatia, Lindsay Brenner, Kayla Kirchenberg, Jake Meyers, Sierra Miles, Matthew Orgel, Trinity Pascarella, Jasbina Sabharwal, Amie Spatz, Lauren Eterno, Gabriela Feijoo, Sara Takahashi.

Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School: Lauren Brandenstein, Emily Howell, Gregory Kies, Jungin Lee, Evan Ressel, Selin Baytan, Ryan Boody, Ethan Budd, Christine Chai, Christine Gonzalez, Cooper Levine, Nicolette Levine, Kevin Lynch, Laura Newman, Ian O’Neill, Maxwell Shackman, Emily Stone, Bailey Vader, Katherine Wang, Haley Wynne, Matthew Yoon, Erin Kim, Joseph Kim, Justin Kim, Ryan Kim, Stanley Kim, Brian Lee, Ellisa Lee, Lauren Park.

John F. Kennedy High School: Cassandra Edelstein, Zachary Goldstein, Robert Gough, Matthew Leo, Jordan Rinder, Gabriel Salzman, Tamara Saxman, Claire Shamul, Joshua Wicker, Matthew Wieselthier, Jasmine Anastasiadis, Bailey Bravin, Bryan Davidson, Bari Dershowitz, Paige Friedman, Jenna Goerke, Rachel Goerke, Stephanie Handschu, Samuel Howell, Benna Jacob, Berlin Jacob, Samantha Jessop, Kristin Lunt, Lindsay Paris, Natalie Towba, Elizabeth Varghese, Megan Wolyniec, Channin Amelia, Alexandra Baker, Nicole Brenner, Trisha Chabria, Michael Clinton, Matthew Dershowitz, Nicole Faraci, Matthew Goldman, Emory Granat, Jordan Hecht, Giselle Hernandez, Jennie Kang, Grace Kim, Brandon Kurnit, Matthew Kurnit, Sydney Kurnit, Alyssa Lubrano, Jaymie Lunt, Andrew Miller, Samuel Miller, Dana Osborn, Gabrielle Picard, Alexander Resnick, Ethan Scherrer, Jason Sims, Julia Sternberg, Emma Taubenfeld, Olena Trojanowski, Julia Tsvyakh, Athina Vrosgou, Amanda Wittels, David Gallub, Harrison Hahn, Amanda Hedgecock, Courtney Hedgecock, Crystal Kim, Aaron Knoll, Gyuri Lee, Benjamin Ozur, Michelle Shin, Sabrina Song, Justin Tung, Irene Constantinidis, Gabriela DeOliviera, Gabrielle Dworkin, Emma Gold, Amanda Goldstein, Melanie Hornstein, Elana Laster, Carly Schindler, Sydney Schwartz, Samantha Seidita, Jessica Senzer.

News

Thousands of Long Islanders streamed into Burn Park in Massapequa recently for the Town of Oyster Bay’s annual Salute to America concert featuring Dean Karahalis and the Concert Pop Orchestra with fireworks by Grucci.

The event paid tribute to veterans, past and present, and honored three deserving honorees: Guillermo Torres, Plainview’s Robert Reahl and Barbara Tortorice.

Torres is the winner of the Town’s Veteran Lifetime Achievement Award. A Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient, Torres was wounded while on maneuvers.

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.  


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