Written by Michael Scro, email@example.com Thursday, 25 July 2013 00:00In the scorching and humid summer weather that has reached mid 90s, residents of Plainview and Old Bethpage have been making good use of the outdoor swimming pool at Plainview-Old Bethpage Community Park.
In an effort to help residents cope with the extreme heat, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano had extended the closing times to various outdoor swimming pools, saying: “Nassau County’s outdoor pools provide residents with a terrific place to exercise, have fun and beat the heat, and with the temperatures climbing to particularly oppressive levels we’re going to provide two extra hours of relief.”
While Plainview-Old Bethpage Community Park was not one of them, residents can enjoy the pool until 6 p.m. through June 28, 9 p.m. until August 25, 8 p.m. until September 1 and 6 p.m. until Labor Day when pools close for the season.
The Herald visited Plainview-Old Bethpage Community Park last week, and found over a dozen families enjoying the ice cold olympic size pool.
A Plainview mother and her two children below age 10 said they had been in the pool almost two hours. With her kids padding and learning how to swim, she said the pool provides “a great escape for the heat - we’re a minute away from here, and with this weather, its the place to be.”
With lanes set apart, residents can utilize the pool for exercise, or use the free area of the pool to dive and splash the heat away.
Friday, 19 September 2014 00:00
Plainview resident Gail Wurtzel will be leading her team, Memories of Miriam, in the Walk to Defeat ALS at Eisenhower Park later this month.
Wurtzel’s Mother, Miriam Hanania, also a Plainview resident, succumbed to the disease two years ago after a long struggle. The disease forced her to go from an active, vibrant person to being wheelchair-bound and dependent on others for her care.
ALS or Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00
While everyone is subject to the trials and tribulations that life offers on a day-to-day basis, some people can use just a little bit of extra help. Luckily, there’s help with a proven track record out there for those who need it.
Joe Russo of Old Bethpage heads up the Recovery International meetings held weekly at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library. These meetings extol the virtues of the self-help techniques developed by the late Dr. Abraham Low, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry as the University of Illinois Medical School.