Written by Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald Staff, email@example.com Thursday, 19 September 2013 00:00
Legendary National Hockey League referee Kerry Fraser (2nd from left) recently met with Town of Oyster Bay Councilman Chris J. Coschignano (second from right), Councilman Joseph G. Pinto (right) and former pro hockey player Buzz Deschamps (left) of the Town of Oyster Bay’s Youth Ice Hockey Program. The group discussed aspects of the Town’s thriving program and shared interesting stories of the game.
Fraser, a native of Ontario, Canada, called an NHL record of 1,900 regular season games and 260 Stanley Cup playoff games since joining the league in 1980. He retired as a referee in 2010 and continues his involvement in the NHL community by participating in a TSN.ca blog named “C’Mon Ref!” where he applies his NHL referee experience to controversial calls in current NHL games.
“Kerry was in Town to address the coaches, staff and referees of the New York District of USA Hockey and share his unique insight and perspective,” Coschignano said. “As a hockey legend, Kerry discussed life lessons of the game that far transcend the final score. His anecdotes were important reminders to the staff that their passion for the sport can have a tremendously positive impact on the lives of the program’s young participants.”
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 09:58
The gigantic inflatable dinosaur figure in the middle of Plainview’s Trio Hardware says it all.
“Personal service is not extinct here,” the sign underneath the creature says. “Nice customers deserve nice service.”
That policy helped propel the venerable Plainview storefront to being selected as America’s favorite small business in a national competition sponsored by Chrysler. Trio was awarded the INDIE award, courtesy of the small business-oriented United We Stand organization, beating out nine other finalists and several other nominees from across the country.
Saturday, 14 December 2013 00:00
The Hebrew Academy of Nassau County (HANC) Plainview elementary school held its third Family Shabbaton at the Glen Cove Mansion recently. Families checked in to the hotel on a Friday afternoon and were treated to a pre-Shabbat buffet and each family was given a beautiful Shabbat gift basket, prepared with love by second grade parent Tara Stier.
“I tried very hard to make the welcome baskets present a very warm, personal and thoughtful feeling,” said Stier. “I wanted families to start off right from the lobby feeling very included and special.”