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Pink Ribbon Festival Coming To Plainview

On Sunday, Aug. 17, the Long Island Junior Soccer League and the Estee Lauder Companies will join forces to host the 11th annual Pink Ribbon Soccer Festival at the Peter C. Collins Soccer Park in Plainview. All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, dedicated to advancing the world’s most promising cancer research.

The event is for girls’ teams ages under-13 and under-14. Games begin at 9 am, and all teams will play three games. All players will receive a commemorative festival t-shirt, there will be special Pink Ribbon merchandise for sale and all commemorative game balls will be raffled off to help raise additional proceeds.

Space is limited, so register early. Contact Carlos Ospina at 516-978-6548 or by e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The team donation for this event is $300. Checks should be made payable to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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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.”


Calendar

Sonny And Perley

Saturday, July 26

Women Artists You Should Know

Thursday, July 31

Adult Summer Reading Club

Through Aug. 7



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
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