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Mother And Daughter Gallery

Previously displayed in Chelsea Manhatten, Rockville Centre and Levittown, the art of mother and daughter can be found at Plainview-Old Bethpage Library for the remainder of July. Miriam Quen Cheikin, and her daughter Anita Cheikin Heiser, filled the gallery with the nature of both plants and people. Grayscale full-scale human etches from mom and flowers from daughter are just a taste of the mediums found in their exhibit.

Cheikin was an English emeritus professor at Nassau Community College, meaning she retired with the honor of keeping her title. She studied at The Art Student’s League of New York for nearly ten years, and was awarded the red dot, the highest award from the league.

Cheikin also had drawings in an exhibit at the office of the borough President of Manhattan in City Hall called “Never a Day Without a Line,” was invited to be part of an exhibit at the Grace Institute, also in New York City, and has participated numerous times in exhibits called “Postcards From the Edge” in a Chelsea gallery in Manhattan.

Heiser has 30 years experience as a professional designer and landscaper, and studied in New York and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Her watercolor painting “The Dying Tulip” was featured as a model poster for the Hofstra Flower and Garden show. Heiser participated in the “Postcards From the Edge” exhibit as well with her mother.

News

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.

For as long as she could remember, Christina Amato-Smith has always wanted to open her own hair salon. The Floral Park native worked at a salon down the road from her home, but it wasn’t until 1994 when Amato-Smith made good on her promise to herself.

“I came to Bethpage to open my business because my clients were here,” said Amato-Smith, who now lives in Lindenhurst and has owned Top Cuts for 20 years.

While her business has been met with much success, in 2008, Amato-Smith’s personal life was met with a life altering challenge when she was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. It was this event that prompted Top Cuts to organize a cut-a-thon to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. This year’s event occurs on Saturday, Nov. 1.


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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