Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00
Steven Weiss of Plainview scored an age-group win in the Jonas Chiropractic Run Nassau Series Race No. 4 at Eisenhower Park.
The 36-year old Weiss, who runs for the New York Police Department Running Team, finished in 10th place overall in this four-mile event, and took top honors in the 35-39 age group. His time was 26:33, a pace of 6:38 minutes per mile.
Larry Kurtzman of Plainview was one of the co-directors of the series.
The Jonas Chiropractic Run Nassau Series was conducted under the auspices of the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums, with race management handled by the Greater Long Island Running Club. The series is designed as a lead-up to the RXR Long Island Marathon, and to give participants a taste of four of the outstanding Nassau County Parks—Nickerson Beach, Cedar Creek Park, Old Bethpage Restoration Village and of course, Eisenhower Park.
“We were thrilled to be able to make this series happen again this year,” Co-Director Larry Kurtzman said. “After being forced to postpone the Old Bethpage race because of the February snowstorm, the remainder of the series (including the rescheduled March 30 Old Bethpage Race) went off without any problems. Our congratulations to Race No. 4 local winners Steven Weiss and Bert Jablon, and our thanks to Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and Nassau Parks Commissioner Carnell Foskey for supporting running and fitness in this way.”
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
Elementary school students in Plainview wrapped up a home-and-home exchange with the New York Islanders after some players made an appearance on their turf.
Three of the team’s finest pro hockey stars answered questions and signed autographs for more than 150 kids between grades three and five in a Monday morning assembly at Kramer Lane Elementary School on Nov. 25. The visit came two weeks after the students’ chorus serenaded an Islanders home game under music teacher Jonathan Wibben’s direction.
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:54
The Concerned Citizens of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Community held their Annual Winter Safety Forum at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library recently, and as per the norm for this passionate civic organization, security and preparedness were indeed the name of the game.
Carol Meschkow, president of the Concerned Citizens, started the group 20 years ago originally as a two-week campaign; however, it soon took on a life of its own and is still going strong today, she said.