Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00
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.
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.