Written by Michael Scro, email@example.com Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00
The Plainview Diner is welcoming all residents to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, this year, where co-owners John Papavasilopoulos and Nicholas Kalamaras have operated the neighborhood favorite since 1972.
The diner will have a special Mother’s Day dinner menu, which will feature up to seven items, including steak and fish entrees. Their regular breakfast menu will be served, as well as daily discounts.
“Mother’s Day is the biggest day of the year, right after Christmas,” Kalamaras said, who recalled his youth in Greece, where his mother cooked “delicious Greek food that I’ll never forget.”
Kalamaras and his wife, Irene, have been married for 45 years, and he said his wife continues to make Greek food for family gatherings.
Papavasilopoulos, who first came to the U.S. in 1972, said numerous dishes on the menu have been inspired by his mother, Pam’s, cooking — including their spinach pie and Greek chicken, which is only available on Thursdays.
“She lives in Greece and comes to visit when she can,” Papavasilopoulos said. “It’s a great feeling to see families come in and enjoy Mother’s Day; it’s a very special day.”
Papavasilopoulos said he expects an estimated 1,000 customers to come through their doors on Mother’s Day. He will be joined by his wife, Anna, of 29 years, and son, who works at the restaurant to welcome all customers in Plainview, or those passing through from other towns.
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.