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Plainview Runners Score In Local Jaunt

Local runners had a strong showing at a recent run through the streets of Plainview.

The Greater Long Island Running Club held its 11th annual Heart & Sole 5 Kilometer Run on Sunday, July 20, with a near-record field of 531 runners and walkers completing the run — only 10 less than the record set last year. The run started on Radcliffe Road in Plainview and finished on the grounds of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School.  

The 5K was preceded by a fun run for the youngsters, with about 40 young runners completing a lap around the Middle School track.

Lots of runners from Plainview-Old Bethpage walked away with awards from their hometown race. Top local finishers were David Drebsky of Plainview, who scored in 19th place overall and third in the 30-34 age group, and Shari Klarfeld of Plainview, who was the third woman finisher and earned first place honors in the women’s 30-34 age group in a race that was staged only a few blocks from her home.

Other local award winners included Claire Ackerman of Plainview, third woman in 12 and under; Jacob Biren of Old Bethpage, third in 12 and under; Christian Schiavone of Plainview, first in the 13-15 age group; Jason Steier of Plainview, second, in the 13-15 age group; Stacianne Lester of Plainview, second woman in the 20-24 age group; Lindsay Klausner of Plainview, third woman in the 30-34 age group; Barbara Moskowitz of Plainview, third woman in the 35-39 age group; Robert Taubenfeld of Plainview, second in the 45-49 age group; Eddie Arbeiter of Plainview, third in the 60-64 age group; Howard Sitomer of Plainview, first in the 75-79 age group; Howard Kestenbaum of Plainview, third in the 80-84 age group; Karen Friedman of Plainview, first in female physicians; and Gary Plotkin of Plainview, second among North Shore-LIJ employees.


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.

A special series of medical lectures will be held throughout the country in October. The Plainview Hospital is one of the stops on the tour.

On Sunday, Oct. 19 from 7-9 p.m., a free lecture will be presented by Franz Gringinger, MD, Austria and A.W. Arends, MD, Germany. These specialists are members of the Medical Scientific Group (MWF), a part of the Bruno Groening Circle of Friends.

Dr. Gringinger earned his degree at the University of Vienna in 1987 and from the beginning of his medical career, was interested in alternative methods.


4th Annual Harvest Festival

Saturday, Oct. 25

Health and Wellness Senior Fair

Tuesday, Oct. 28

Haunted Halloween

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