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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.


When it comes to food, New York is known for three things; pizza, deli sandwiches and bagels. Some of the best bagels are right here on Long Island. Plainview to be exact.

“When I was in eighth grade, I took a job at the local bagel store next to the high school,” said Steve Cohen, owner of Town Bagel in Plainview. “I still have that same job today, 36 years later.”

It’s hard to imagine that it’s Thanksgiving already. Is it me, or did we just celebrate? Halloween wasn’t even upon us and the stores were stocked with Thanksgiving and Christmas items. We say to ourselves, “each year, it comes earlier and earlier.” While some prepare to cook and figure out where to seat relatives to avoid arguments, others plan to dine out. To many of us, Thanksgiving means shopping on Black Friday. But for the few and far between who look forward to catching the latest film from the array released exclusively for the holiday weekend, the time has come to relish relaxation. Sit back and enjoy the weekend at the movies, while the deliciousness of turkey and stuffing is probably still digesting in your tummy.

The following movies opened on Nov. 26:

The Penguins of Madagascar (PG–92 mins)

The Penguins of Madagascar finally have their own movie. If you’re familiar with the previous Madagascar films, featuring the zoo animals and their adventures, then you already know the funny and lovable spy penguins. Packed with animated fun for the whole family, Skipper, Kowalksi, Rico and Private begin a journey as undercover agents to help stop the notorious villain, Dr. Octavious. New and returning voices include Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Tom McGrath, Christopher Knight, Ben Stiller, Chris Rock and many more.


Owl Prowl

Saturday, Nov. 29

Holiday Tea

Monday, Dec. 1

Art in the Afternoon

Wednesday, Dec. 3


1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller,

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry,

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller,