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Local Runners Score In Old Bethpage

A strong field of 319 enthusiastic runners took aim at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration finish line in the first of the 2014 Jonas Chiropractic Run Nassau races.

Plainview was well-represented in the race, with Shari Klarfield finished in 19 minutes, 54 seconds for a pace of 6:25 per mile. That was good enough for second overall in the women’s category and earned her top honors in the 30-34 age group.

Also winning awards were Howard Kestenbaum of Plainview and Odd Sangesland of Plainview, who scored second and third respectively in the 80-84 age group. Bert Jablon of Syosset scored 1st in the 85 and over age group.

Chris Koegel of Malverne led all runners, scoring in 17:18 for the 5-k, 35 seconds in front of Anthony Chan of Central Park Track Club, with Jimmy Peck of Huntington Station in third place. The amazing 61 year old Kevin Carroll of Huntington Station was the first Masters finisher, coming in 5th overall in 19:27.

Sarah Alaei led all women with a time of 18:18.

With much of the “farm” area of the Village Restoration covered in snow, the host Long Island Running Club had no choice but to reroute the course onto the streets. The Town of Oyster Bay and the Nassau County Police Department did their part to help make the race happen despite the snow covered track.

Several elected officials were on hand to support the event, including Nassau County Legislators Rose Marie Walker, Michael Venditto and Don McKenzie, along with Oyster Bay Town Clerk Jim Altadonna.

The runners club also noted co-race directors Walter Keuffner and Plainview resident Larry Kurtzman.

News

It’s hard to imagine that it’s Thanksgiving already. Is it me, or did we just celebrate? Halloween wasn’t even upon us and the stores were stocked with Thanksgiving and Christmas items. We say to ourselves, “each year, it comes earlier and earlier.” While some prepare to cook and figure out where to seat relatives to avoid arguments, others plan to dine out. To many of us, Thanksgiving means shopping on Black Friday. But for the few and far between who look forward to catching the latest film from the array released exclusively for the holiday weekend, the time has come to relish relaxation. Sit back and enjoy the weekend at the movies, while the deliciousness of turkey and stuffing is probably still digesting in your tummy.

The following movies opened on Nov. 26:

The Penguins of Madagascar (PG–92 mins)

The Penguins of Madagascar finally have their own movie. If you’re familiar with the previous Madagascar films, featuring the zoo animals and their adventures, then you already know the funny and lovable spy penguins. Packed with animated fun for the whole family, Skipper, Kowalksi, Rico and Private begin a journey as undercover agents to help stop the notorious villain, Dr. Octavious. New and returning voices include Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Tom McGrath, Christopher Knight, Ben Stiller, Chris Rock and many more.

If you have a sweet tooth and want a taste of confectionary perfection, take a drive down Manetto Hill Road. Set far back in a shopping center you will find Sweet Karma Bakery. No matter where you park in the lot, your nose will be greeted by the scent of freshly baked cakes and cookies.

Owner and pastry chef Brian Fishman graduated from the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in 1991. He was a savory chef for eight years before he chose pastries over pâtés.


Calendar

Owl Prowl

Saturday, Nov. 29

Holiday Tea

Monday, Dec. 1

Art in the Afternoon

Wednesday, Dec. 3



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