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Local Baller Drains Contest

A fourth-grader at Pasadena Elementary School in Plainview won first place at the annual Knights of Columbus Free-Throw Contest, beating out the competition from all of downstate New York.

Dylan Banner now heads to the New York State Championship at West Point April 5. Banner plays on the St. Pius X fourth grade team, where the initial contest representing the in-house Knights of Columbus chapter. Dylan then competed against other local Knights’ chapters at Pius again in which he won to advance to the Nassau regionals. At the Nassau regionals at Holy Trinity, Dylan drained 24 of 25 free throws to represent all of Nassau County. On March 23 at Chaminade High School, he beat out three other contestants from Brooklyn, Queens and Suffolk to represent downstate New York next week at West Point. Thanks to Dylan too for wearing the St. Pius X sweatshirt and jersey throughout the competition representing St. Pius and Plainview.

— Herald Staff

News

Thousands of Long Islanders streamed into Burn Park in Massapequa recently for the Town of Oyster Bay’s annual Salute to America concert featuring Dean Karahalis and the Concert Pop Orchestra with fireworks by Grucci.

The event paid tribute to veterans, past and present, and honored three deserving honorees: Guillermo Torres, Plainview’s Robert Reahl and Barbara Tortorice.

Torres is the winner of the Town’s Veteran Lifetime Achievement Award. A Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient, Torres was wounded while on maneuvers.

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.  


Calendar

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Wednesday, July 23

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Thursday, July 31

Adult Summer Reading Club

Through Aug. 7



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1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
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