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Violinist Tugs At Heart Strings

A senior at Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School is set to grace the stage with her violin talent.

Concert festival competition winner Amanda Hedgecock will be featured in Menselssohn’s Violin Concerto with the Island Chamber Sympony March 16.

Hedgecock started learning the violin at four years old using the Suzuki method at the Music Institute of Long Island, located in Manhasset. The Suzuki method instilled confidence in Hedgecock, as well as a love for music and performing.

“Amanda is a gifted musician and combines humility and harmony in her performances,” said Geri Kushner, violin instructor and co-director milimusic.com.

The gifted violinist has won many other music competitions. Most recently, she was selected as one out of 100 to perform with the National High School Orchestra in Tennessee at the American String Teachers Conference. This past November, Hedgecock was selected and performed in the Chamber All-State Orchestra in Rochester. She has been selected to perform in many Master Classes at MILI and chamber ensembles and she is a member of the New York Youth Orchestra in Manhattan.

The Island Chamber Symphony, under the baton of Jeremy Niles Kempton, will perform at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Glen Cove on Sunday, March 16 at 3 p.m.

Admission is available at the door, $15 general admission, $10 for seniors and students. St. Paul’s is located at 28 Highland Rd.  

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News

Oyster Bay Town officials are mulling an override of the state’s 2 percent property tax cap for the second consecutive fiscal year. On Aug. 12, the town held a hearing to approve local legislation, giving the Town Council authority to pierce the cap.

However, according to Marta Kane, a spokesperson with the Town of Oyster Bay, Supervisor John Venditto and the members of the Oyster Bay Town Council are not certain if they will entertain a repeat of last year, when the board adopted a $277 million budget, increasing the tax levy by $15,964,647 — or 8.8 percent.

Members and guests of North Shore Synagogue’s Brotherhood BBQ and Erev Shabbat Service enjoyed a wonderful summer’s evening in early July with a classic BBQ and services led by Brotherhood, with help from Rabbi Jaimee Shalhevet and Cantor Rich Pilatsky.   

“This is a wonderful way to connect with other members of Brotherhood, which focuses on building camaraderie among our members, and instilling a strong sense of community away from the hectic pressures of our day-to-day lives,” said  Brotherhood co-president Jeffrey Levine.


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