Written by Herald Staff, email@example.com Thursday, 19 June 2014 00:00
Plainview runners Steven Weiss, Stacianne Lester, Shari Klarfeld, Rich Diamond and Barry Jerson each won awards at the 23rd annual David Lerner Associates Long Island Police Appreciation 5 Kilometer Run, which was held at Eisenhower Park on June 5.
Weiss took second place honors in the Open Law Enforcement Division, Lester took home the third place award in the women’s 20-24 age group, Klarfeld took home the second place award in the women’s 30-34 age group, Diamond scored second in the 35-39 age group, and Jerson was the second place finisher in the 65-69 age group.
The run was conducted by the Greater Long Island Running Club, under the sponsorship of David Lerner Associates, who donated more than $300,000 over the years to law enforcement officers and their families in time of personal emergency. A big contingent from David Lerner Associates was on hand at the run, to complement big teams from the Nassau Police Running Club and the NYPD Running Club.
Friday, 24 October 2014 00:00
Driving rain and cold temperatures could not keep Long Islanders from coming out to support the first annual DogFest Walk ‘n Roll, a fundraiser for Canine Companions for Independence. Held for the first time at Marjorie Post Park in Massapequa, dogs of all breeds and sizes came with their humans with one goal in mind; to raise funds for CCI.
Massapequa resident and event organizer Yvonne Dagger, past president and now board member, discussed the importance of the event.
Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:00
For as long as she could remember, Christina Amato-Smith has always wanted to open her own hair salon. The Floral Park native worked at a salon down the road from her home, but it wasn’t until 1994 when Amato-Smith made good on her promise to herself.
“I came to Bethpage to open my business because my clients were here,” said Amato-Smith, who now lives in Lindenhurst and has owned Top Cuts for 20 years.
While her business has been met with much success, in 2008, Amato-Smith’s personal life was met with a life altering challenge when she was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. It was this event that prompted Top Cuts to organize a cut-a-thon to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. This year’s event occurs on Saturday, Nov. 1.