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POB School Board Acknowledges Over 320 Years Of Service

At a school board meeting last Monday, the Plainview Board of Education presented seventeen retiring employees with plaques commemorating their service to the school district for a combined total of over 320 years. Assistant Superintendent
for Human Resources

Dr. Timothy T. Eagen announced each retiree, and commented on their service on behalf of the school board: “We are very much appreciative of your efforts, hard work and leadership.”

Retirees included Ellen Levine, K-Center teacher; Ruth Lazarus, ESL teacher; Marisa Fang, Parkway teacher; Margaret Fessel, Parkway teacher; Arlene Freidman, Parkway teacher; Susan Margolies, Parkway teacher; Myra Brand, Stratford teacher; Judith Rosenthal, Stratford teacher; Eleanor Shapiro, Stratford teacher; Celeste Wenzel, Old Bethpage teacher; Leslie Weisman, nurse at Old Bethpage; Diane Sandler, Mattlin M.S. teacher; Angela DeLessio, POBMS assistant principal; Cindy DuBoff, French teacher at POBMS; Joan Sapir, guidance councelor at POBMS; Steve DuBoff, security at JFK High School and Sandy Steinberg, district assistant and director of PPS.

In addition to the retirees, the school board approved the appointment of POB Middle School Assistant Principals Paul Romanelli and Regina Talento.

News

The Columbus Day Parade played host a to a very special group this year. The Family Residences and Essential Enterprises’ (FREE) Players Drum Corps made history as they became the first special needs drum corps to march in the New York City Columbus Day Parade.

The group marched up Fifth Avenue from 44th to 72nd Street with a red carpet performance on Fifth Avenue between 67th and 69th Streets.

Driving rain and cold temperatures could not keep Long Islanders from coming out to support the first annual DogFest Walk ‘n Roll, a fundraiser for Canine Companions for Independence. Held for the first time at Marjorie Post Park in Massapequa, dogs of all breeds and sizes came with their humans with one goal in mind; to raise funds for CCI.

Massapequa resident and event organizer Yvonne Dagger, past president and now board member, discussed the importance of the event.


Calendar

4th Annual Harvest Festival

Saturday, Oct. 25

Health and Wellness Senior Fair

Tuesday, Oct. 28

Haunted Halloween

Wednesday, Oct. 29



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