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Blood Cancer Fundraiser

The Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School Women’s Varsity and JV Lacrosse teams will be hosting a HEADstrong event on Monday, May 6 at 4:15 p.m. at Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School. The HEADstrong Foundation is a charitable organization that raises money and awareness for blood cancer research. The girls will be selling HEADstrong merchandise including shirts, lanyards, sunglasses and awareness bracelets after school and during their games against Oyster Bay on May 6. The team is encouraging all members of the community to come out and help them reach their fundraising goal of $2200.

News

There’s no question that Halloween is a holiday for the kids. But what about the kids that can’t enjoy it normally because they have severe allergies? That’s when “The Teal Pumpkin Project” steps in to help.

“The Teal Pumpkin Project is designed to promote safety, inclusion and respect of individuals managing food allergies – and to keep Halloween a fun, positive experience for all,” said Plainview resident Heather Alberti, whose five year old son, Nathan, has a life threatening allergy to peanuts and tree nuts.

The Columbus Day Parade played host a to a very special group this year. The Family Residences and Essential Enterprises’ (FREE) Players Drum Corps made history as they became the first special needs drum corps to march in the New York City Columbus Day Parade.

The group marched up Fifth Avenue from 44th to 72nd Street with a red carpet performance on Fifth Avenue between 67th and 69th Streets.


Calendar

4th Annual Harvest Festival

Saturday, Oct. 25

Health and Wellness Senior Fair

Tuesday, Oct. 28

Haunted Halloween

Wednesday, Oct. 29



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