Written by Claire Scro, firstname.lastname@example.org Friday, 19 July 2013 00:00
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.
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.