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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.

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Driving rain and cold temperatures could not keep Long Islanders from coming out to support the first annual DogFest Walk ‘n Roll, a fundraiser for Canine Companions for Independence. Held for the first time at Marjorie Post Park in Massapequa, dogs of all breeds and sizes came with their humans with one goal in mind; to raise funds for CCI.

Massapequa resident and event organizer Yvonne Dagger, past president and now board member, discussed the importance of the event.

For as long as she could remember, Christina Amato-Smith has always wanted to open her own hair salon. The Floral Park native worked at a salon down the road from her home, but it wasn’t until 1994 when Amato-Smith made good on her promise to herself.

“I came to Bethpage to open my business because my clients were here,” said Amato-Smith, who now lives in Lindenhurst and has owned Top Cuts for 20 years.

While her business has been met with much success, in 2008, Amato-Smith’s personal life was met with a life altering challenge when she was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. It was this event that prompted Top Cuts to organize a cut-a-thon to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. This year’s event occurs on Saturday, Nov. 1.


Calendar

4th Annual Harvest Festival

Saturday, Oct. 25

Health and Wellness Senior Fair

Tuesday, Oct. 28

Haunted Halloween

Wednesday, Oct. 29



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