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Healthy Run Heads To Plainview

Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School will once again serve as the starting and finishing line of the Heart & Sole 5-Kilometer Run.

The 11th annual event, organized by the Greater Long Island Running Club and sponsored by Central Island Heath Care, will hit the ground running Saturday, July 20 at 8:30 a.m.

The fundraising run, at Central Park Road and Southern Parkway and hosted by Plainview and Syosset hospitals, is being held to raise awareness of diabetes and to help fund scholarly activities and community outreach programs.

Dr. Alan Mensch, senior vice president of medical affairs for Plainview and Syosset hospitals and a long time member of the running club, will serve as the chairman of the event once again. Race management will be handled by the Greater long island Running Club.

The 5K Run features a fast, flat USA Track & Field certified course, awards three deep in five year age groups, outstanding technical shirts for all entrants, ample post race refreshments, generous post-race door prizes — including two flat screen high definition televisions. The 5K will be preceded by a 1/4 mile fun run for youngsters age 12 and under.

Runners can register online at www.glirc.org through 11:59 p.m. on July 18 or call the GLIRC office at 516-349-7646 for hard copy applications or more information. Contact Kathy DiVeglio at 631-242-3089 to volunteer.

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One local playwright and his company — The Plainview Project — seem to be headed to the big leagues.

Claude Solnik of Plainview, the Plainview Project’s writer, is married with two children. While he has a master’s degree in dramatic writing from New York University, after graduating he ended up going into journalism, which currently remains his day job. But in his free time he indulged in his true passion, hammering out numerous play scripts until the day they he realized that he needed to stop sitting on these works he was creating and put them in the hands of actors that could give them life.

Even as they hoped the parties would reach a last-minute settlement, commuters across Long Island were scrambling last week to devise alternate plans for getting to work if Long Island Rail Road’s 5,400 workers go on strike July 20. And they were vocal in their anger with the Metropolitan Transit Authority. The strike, it seems, has roused commuter ire over a wide range of LIRR issues, from timeliness to cleanliness to costs.

“I’ll have to figure out a new way home from work,” said Marco Allicastro, a 20-year-old Queens resident waiting for a train home at the Bethpage station after a day’s work at the local King Kullen. “Long Island doesn’t really have a lot of options in terms of transportation. Maybe I should get a new job.”


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