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Supporting Charity Tournament

Long Island non-profit Community Mainstreaming Associates, Inc. (CMA) has announced that its annual fundraising golf and tennis tournament will be sponsored by Plainview-based business, CBS Coverage Group. CMA provides a range of services to men and women on Long Island with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including group and supported living homes, vocational services, and case management services. 

CMA’s Annual Golf & Tennis Tournament & Bike Ride will be held Monday, May 6 and Monday, May 13 at the Muttontown Country Club in East Norwich. The outing regularly sells out and draws more than 300 people. In recent years the outing has expanded to include a 25- or 50-mile bike ride. All are welcome. Info: Diana Guerin at 683-0710, extension 203 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Alternately, visit www.communitymainstreaming.org.

News

One local playwright and his company — The Plainview Project — seem to be headed to the big leagues.

Claude Solnik of Plainview, the Plainview Project’s writer, is married with two children. While he has a master’s degree in dramatic writing from New York University, after graduating he ended up going into journalism, which currently remains his day job. But in his free time he indulged in his true passion, hammering out numerous play scripts until the day they he realized that he needed to stop sitting on these works he was creating and put them in the hands of actors that could give them life.

Even as they hoped the parties would reach a last-minute settlement, commuters across Long Island were scrambling last week to devise alternate plans for getting to work if Long Island Rail Road’s 5,400 workers go on strike July 20. And they were vocal in their anger with the Metropolitan Transit Authority. The strike, it seems, has roused commuter ire over a wide range of LIRR issues, from timeliness to cleanliness to costs.

“I’ll have to figure out a new way home from work,” said Marco Allicastro, a 20-year-old Queens resident waiting for a train home at the Bethpage station after a day’s work at the local King Kullen. “Long Island doesn’t really have a lot of options in terms of transportation. Maybe I should get a new job.”


Calendar

Sonny And Perley

Saturday, July 26

Women Artists You Should Know

Thursday, July 31

Adult Summer Reading Club

Through Aug. 7



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com