Thursday, 30 January 2014 00:00
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.
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.