Thursday, 01 August 2013 00:00
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.
Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00
In celebration of its tenth anniversary, the Kids of Distinction program is offering more scholarships and planning a festive gala that will look back on a decade of supporting our most civic-minded children. The Town of Oyster Bay and the Old Bethpage-based Kids Helping Kids by Kids Way, Inc., the sponsoring entities, are seeking nominations of local youngsters who are standouts in public service for the 2014 awards.
Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto, together with Kids Helping Kids co-founders Robert A.J. Eslick and Philip M. Eslick, kicked off the search for a new batch of “kids of distinction” at the end of February. Nominations are due by May 16. Winners will be recognized at a special ceremony held by the board of trustees on Tuesday, June 17 at 7 p.m. with a citation from the Town and a $2,000 scholarship from Kids Helping Kids.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 09:49
Standing at Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, joined by the Long Island STEM Hub and dozens of Long Island students who are part of the school’s engineering and robotics team, announced her education agenda to encourage more youths, especially women, to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), bolster engineering education programs across Long Island’s elementary, middle, and high schools and draw more STEM teachers to educate children in high-need areas.
With eight of nine of the fastest growing industries requiring math and science proficiency and women, minority, and low-income students underrepresented in STEM-related careers, Gillibrand is pushing for federal measures to close the achievement gap and bring more STEM-related programs, such as the Long Island STEM Hub’s Career Academies, to schools across Long Island. With the success of POB-JFK high school’s targeted STEM curriculum and engineering program, the Hub will be launching an additional career academy in engineering next school year.