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Tenth Anniversary Heart And Sole 5K Run

The tenth annual Heart And Sole 5-Kilometer Run was held through the streets of Plainview on Sunday morning, July 22.

The Run started and finished at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School. A record smashing field of 541 runners and walkers completed the Run as, in its tenth year, the Heart & Sole Run has clearly become one of the more important summer road races in Nassau County.

Top local finishers included Christian Schiavone and John Azzaro, both of Plainview, who scored first and second respectively in the 12 and under age group, Gregory Kossin of Plainview, third place award winner in the 20-24 age group, Naomi Smolevitz of Woodbury, who earned first place honors among the women in the 20-24 age group, Shari Klarfeld of Plainview, who was the third female finisher overall and first in the 30-34 age group, James Sabatino of Syosset, third place award winner in the 35-39 age group, Stephanie Plotkin of Plainview, who took home the third pl;ace plaque in the women’s 45-49 age group, Linna Tang of Syosset, third place winner among the women in the 55-59 age group, Pamela Lee of Syosset, top female finisher in the 60-64 age group, Eddie Arbeiter of Plainview, who scored second in the 60-64 age group, Constance Sehlmeyer of Syosset, top woman in the 65-69 age group, Bill Meisner of Plainview, third place awardee among the 65-69 year old men, Art Koppelman of syosset, tops in the 70-74 age group, Howard Kestenbaum, a recently arrived resident of Plainview who took second place in the 80-84 age group, Bert Jablon of Syosset, first in the 85-89 age group, and Ira Bellach of Syosset, top finisher in the Clydesdale Plus category.

In addition, special awards were presented to Ira Salzman of Woodbury, who earned second place honors among the Physicians associated with Plainview and/or Syoset Hospitals, Diana Cusa of Syosset, who scored third among the female employees in the NSUH-LIJ Sysem, and Trevor Goodman of Jericho, who scored third among male NSUH-LIC employees.

The 5K was preceded by a fun run for the youngsters, with about 40 young runners completing a lap around the Middle School track.

News

The kids may be grown. The marriage may have not worked out. Perhaps retirement affords more free time than was anticipated.

Enter The Transition Network, an national social group featuring an active chapter on Long Island that meets regularly at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library.

Judy Forman, Plainview resident and program co-chair, noted that The Transition Network is an organization of women ages 50 and over who are ‘transitioning’ into the next phase of their lives — whether it be retirement, divorce, losing a loved one or so on — and helping them to meet new people while expanding their horizons.  

Plainview resident Cila Schlanger was eager to attend a two-hour property tax workshop at the Farmingdale Public Library last week — the problem is, so were many other people.

“I was taken aback once I came here because there was such a line,” she said. “I thought it would be a two-hour workshop, but individuals had to wait to be helped on a first come, first serve basis.”

Residents are trying to save a buck whenever and wherever they can, especially when it comes to property taxes. To try and lend a helping hand, elected officials recently hosted a property tax exemption workshop at the library, drawing residents from across Nassau County.


Calendar

Sonny And Perley

Saturday, July 26

Young Israel Blood Drive

Sunday, July 27

Fun In The Sun

Monday, July 28



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