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Plainview Wins Mock Trial Tournament

No argument here — the Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School mock trial team defeated 45 schools in the courtroom to win the Nassau County Championship in the 2014 New York State Mock Trial tournament.

Coordinated each year by the Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau boasts the largest team enrollment for a single county in the state in this competition, which pits high school teams against one another to argue their case before judges in courtrooms of the Supreme Court in Mineola. This year, 118 attorneys and judges volunteered and more than 500 students from 46 high schools competed in seven rounds, consisting of 77 trials.

The Plainview-Old Bethpage champions went on to compete for the state title in Albany in mid-May, placing fourth in the finals.

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Founded in 1995 by owner Bruce Grossman, the Cultural Arts Playhouse of Plainview is a year round, regional, off-off Broadway-style theater that has produced over 500 productions including educational and touring shows. It is also located in Roslyn Heights and Wantagh.

Named as one of Long Island’s Best Live Theaters, the theater serves more than 20,000 people each year with its professional adult productions, children’s theater performances, and theater education classes for ages 7-18. Artistic Director Tony Frangipane took time out of his busy schedule to talk theater.

There’s no question that Halloween is a holiday for the kids. But what about the kids that can’t enjoy it normally because they have severe allergies? That’s when “The Teal Pumpkin Project” steps in to help.

“The Teal Pumpkin Project is designed to promote safety, inclusion and respect of individuals managing food allergies – and to keep Halloween a fun, positive experience for all,” said Plainview resident Heather Alberti, whose five year old son, Nathan, has a life threatening allergy to peanuts and tree nuts.


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Movie: The Fault in Our Stars

Wednesday, October 29

Free Flu-Vaccines

Thursday, October 30

Family History Workshop

Sunday, November 2



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