Thursday, 20 June 2013 00:00
Runners and walkers from Plainview and all over Long Island and beyond are cordially invited to be part of the 7th annual Sands Point Preserve Sprint for the Feinstein Institute, a 5 Kilometer Run/walk to be held on Saturday morning, August 10. The starting horn will sound precisely at 9 a.m.
The event will be staged by the Plainview based Greater Long Island Running Club (GLIRC) under the guidance of GLIRC’s Abe Bernstein The event is made possible through the generosity of Abe Bernstein, Genentech (“In Business for Life.”), and the Lynbrook Runner’s Stop.
The Sands Point Preserve, located at the tip of the Port Washington peninsula, is one of the most beautiful spots on Long Island. The 5 Kilometer course features a unique combination of paved paths and runner friendly woodland trails (and a surprise or two!) - with an incredible view of Long Island Sound at the finish line. If you’ve been there before, you know what we’re talking about. If you’ve never been to Sands Point you are in for a treat - forests, meadows, gardens, a freshwater pond - it’s one of Mother Nature’s best shows on Long Island.
Awards will include age groups through 85 and over, Clydesdales and Athenas. There will be a very nice T shirt and lots of raffle prizes courtesy of the efforts of our host Abe Bernstein.
The entire net proceeds of the event will be turned over to the Feinstein Institute of North Shore- LIJ Health System and its Chronic Lymphatic Lymphoma research and treatment program.
A word from Run sponsor and Chair Abe Bernstein: “For those who have participated in the Sprint for the Feinstein Institute in prior years, thank you for keeping me alive and kicking, For those who join us in the Sprint for the first time in 2013, welcome. Your dollars will probably help save the life of a friend, a relative or someone you know. And - it’s a great race course as well.”
For more information or entry forms call the Greater Long Island Running Club office at (516) 349-7646. You can register online at www.glirc.org.
Friday, 18 July 2014 00:00
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.
Thursday, 17 July 2014 00:00
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.”