Friday, 05 July 2013 00:00
Nassau County Legislator Judy Jacobs (D-Woodbury) was recently the installing officer of the annual installation of the Meadowbrook Women’s Initiative, held at Temple Chaverim in Plainview last month on Wednesday, June 26. “This organization is devoted to making a difference in people’s lives,” said Jacobs.
The Meadowbrook Women’s Initiative raises money through the year and then they present a checks to carefully reviewed and selected organizations to help in their efforts to help others. Every year a check is presented to the Hofstra University Medical School, in partnership with North Shore/Long Island Jewish Health System in recognition of the promise that this medical school with be a first class, innovative resource to the community.
This year, as in prior years, the MWI check will be sponsoring scholarships for the summer for interns. Another check was presented to Angela’s House, an organization dedicated to assisting families caring for children who are medically fragile, chronically ill and/or suffering from a life threatening illness. It provides residential housing with 24 hour nursing care.
The third check was presented to Family Residences and Essential Enterprise, Inc, known as FREE. This is an organization that supports a diverse program benefitting over 3,500 differently disabled people. Clients of FREE have intellectual and other developmental disabilities for which they receive a wide assortment of services including housing, rehabilitation, family support and after school programs based on individual needs.
Jacobs said, “Following the presentations, young people from FREE sang beautifully for the over 200 people who were gathered. I do not believe there were many dry eyes in the room. I am now a member of MWI and marvel at how many lives they touch by their devotion to “making a difference.”
Saturday, 26 July 2014 00:00
The kids may be grown. The marriage may have not worked out. Perhaps retirement affords more free time than was anticipated.
Enter The Transition Network, an national social group featuring an active chapter on Long Island that meets regularly at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library.
Judy Forman, Plainview resident and program co-chair, noted that The Transition Network is an organization of women ages 50 and over who are ‘transitioning’ into the next phase of their lives — whether it be retirement, divorce, losing a loved one or so on — and helping them to meet new people while expanding their horizons.
Friday, 25 July 2014 00:00
Plainview resident Cila Schlanger was eager to attend a two-hour property tax workshop at the Farmingdale Public Library last week — the problem is, so were many other people.
“I was taken aback once I came here because there was such a line,” she said. “I thought it would be a two-hour workshop, but individuals had to wait to be helped on a first come, first serve basis.”
Residents are trying to save a buck whenever and wherever they can, especially when it comes to property taxes. To try and lend a helping hand, elected officials recently hosted a property tax exemption workshop at the library, drawing residents from across Nassau County.