Sandi Ellen Vanderpool, a resident of Plainview and a teacher in the Plainview-Old Bethpage, John F. Kennedy High School was honored as the Health Education Teacher of the Year by the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NYS AHPERD), a statewide, not-for-profit membership service organization whose membership consists of K-16 professionals and future professionals.
Ex-Chief Ed Ocker of the Plainview Fire Department celebrated his 90th birthday recently. Ex-Chief Ocker is a lifelong resident of Plainview and has been an active member of the Plainview Fire Department for 69 years. Ex-Chief Ocker played Santa for the children of Plainview for over 50 years. His father Anton Ocker was the 2nd Chief of the Plainview Fire Department from 1930-1931.