Thursday, 03 April 2014 09:29
Anna Goidell, 93, a 60-year resident of Plainview, passed away on March 13, 2014. She was born October 12, 1921, in New York City to Max and Bessie Merer. She graduated from Brooklyn College in 1941 with a degree in English, and taught for several years in New York City, as well as working in other jobs in the entertainment and insurance fields. She married Eugene Goidell in January 1947 and they moved to Plainview in February 1954. She was very active in the Plainview community, especially early on with PTA at the schools her children attended. She returned to the classroom in the Plainview-Old Bethpage school system in 1968 and taught until she retired. She then was elected to the Plainview-Old Bethpage Board of Education, serving for nine years, including three years as president. She was also past president of the Woodbury chapter of ORT and of the Friends of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library.Goidell is survived by her two sons, Lewis (Pam) and Mark (Lynn), four grandchildren, Adam (Kim), Andrew, Kim, and Matt, two great-grandchildren, Emmelyn and Hayley, and a sister, Sylvia Skoller of West Palm Beach, FL. She was preceded in death by her parents, Max and Bessie Merer, and her husband, Eugene Goidell. Services were held at I.J. Morris funeral home of Dix Hills and interment was at New Montefiore Cemetery.
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.