Written by Herald Staff Thursday, 03 July 2014 00:00
Jennifer Golio (kneeling, first from right) of Plainview and Camryn Roeller (standing, first from left) of Old Bethpage were among the Fundamental Sports Training ninth grade girls AAU basketball team that took second place at the prestigious Basketball at the Beach Classic at Richard Stockton College, in Galloway, New Jersey, June 14 and 15. The girls posted a 3-1 record, defeating The Storm (PA), 46-24,
FBC Defenders (NJ), 40-37 and the Golden Eagles (NY), 42-19. They lost to York Unity (PA), 42-25.
Other members of the team consisted of Kristen Cassidy, Levittown; Kiersten Colvin, Rockville Centre; Kaitlin Deegan, Levittown; Yonique Hill, Baldwin; Angeline Klein, Levittown; and Raya Skopicki, Jericho.
The tournament featured 85 teams in divisions from 5th Grade through 11th Grade. FST is located on in Westbiury.
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.
Saturday, 18 October 2014 00:00
Thanks in large part to a substantial increase in sponsor support – and Mother Nature’s cooperation – the 2014 Plainview-Old Bethpage Craft and Gift Fair was a rousing success.
A caravan of vendors filled the parking lot of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library starting at 7 a.m. By the time fairgoers crossed the blue and green balloon arch at 10 a.m. to receive their free T-shirt and bags stuffed with sponsor goodies, there were 108 booths ready to welcome them on the sunny day.