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Plainview Scores In Sands Point Run

Plainview-Old Bethpage was well represented at a recent jaunt through a Long Island preserve.

The Greater Long Island Running Club congratulates 33-year-old Shari Klarfeld of Plainview, who led a large contingent of runners from the area in the Lynne, Gartner, Dunne & Covello Sands Point Sprint 5 Kilometer Run, held on the grounds of Nassau County’s Sands Point Preserve on Saturday morning, Aug. 9.

Klarfeld was the 11th runner overall to cross the finish line overlooking Long Island Sound at the Preserve, with a time of 19 minutes, 56 seconds; scoring as the second woman finisher overall and first woman in the 30 to 34 age group.

Also winning awards at Sands Point were Richard Kleiman of Plainview (24:43), who scored second in the 65 to 69 age group; and Howard Kestenbaum of Plainview (48:32), who earned the second place award in the 80 to 84 age group.

A total of 348 runners completed the run, which was sponsored by the Mineola law firm of Lynne, Gartner, Dunne & Covello, with the Lynbrook Runners Stop serving as the presenting sponsor. John Dunne, a named partner in the law firm, completed the Sprint in a very creditable 29:49.

News

The Columbus Day Parade played host a to a very special group this year. The Family Residences and Essential Enterprises’ (FREE) Players Drum Corps made history as they became the first special needs drum corps to march in the New York City Columbus Day Parade.

The group marched up Fifth Avenue from 44th to 72nd Street with a red carpet performance on Fifth Avenue between 67th and 69th Streets.

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.


Calendar

4th Annual Harvest Festival

Saturday, Oct. 25

Health and Wellness Senior Fair

Tuesday, Oct. 28

Haunted Halloween

Wednesday, Oct. 29



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