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Local Playhouse Keeps Theater Alive And Well

Written by Jennifer Fauci, Wednesday, 29 October 2014 00:00

Founded in 1995 by owner Bruce Grossman, the Cultural Arts Playhouse of Plainview is a year round, regional, off-off Broadway-style theater that has produced over 500 productions including educational and touring shows. It is also located in Roslyn Heights and Wantagh.

Named as one of Long Island’s Best Live Theaters, the theater serves more than 20,000 people each year with its professional adult productions, children’s theater performances, and theater education classes for ages 7-18. Artistic Director Tony Frangipane took time out of his busy schedule to talk theater.


The Teal Pumpkin Project

Written by Jennifer Fauci, Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00

There’s no question that Halloween is a holiday for the kids. But what about the kids that can’t enjoy it normally because they have severe allergies? That’s when “The Teal Pumpkin Project” steps in to help.

“The Teal Pumpkin Project is designed to promote safety, inclusion and respect of individuals managing food allergies – and to keep Halloween a fun, positive experience for all,” said Plainview resident Heather Alberti, whose five year old son, Nathan, has a life threatening allergy to peanuts and tree nuts.


Local Program Shines At Holiday Parade

Written by Herald staff, Saturday, 25 October 2014 00:00

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.


It’s All About The Dogs

Written by Cynthia Paulis, Friday, 24 October 2014 00:00

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.


Cut-a-Thon Donates To Cancer

Written by Jennifer Fauci, 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.


Sponsors Boost Annual Chamber Fair

Written by Barbara Mars, 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.


Medical Lecture: Spiritual Healing

Written by Herald Staff, Friday, 17 October 2014 00:00

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.


Eat Well And Show Support

Written by Lyn Dobrin, Thursday, 16 October 2014 12:24

Plainview’s Sweet Karma Bakery is one of many Long Island restaurants, bakeries and food purveyors that are doing their part to help the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program throughout October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month.

In Plainview, Brian Fishman, the baker/owner of Sweet Karma Bakery is preparing pink velvet cupcakes—a buttermilk chocolate cake with pink colored vanilla bean buttercream icing. Half the proceeds will be donated.


Eagle Scout Creates Rain Garden

Written by Herald Staff, Saturday, 11 October 2014 00:00

The Plainview Water District Board of Commissioners Joel Kessler, Andrew Bader and Edward Shulroff thank Michael Milana for his contribution to conserving and protecting the local water supply.

For his Eagle Scout project, Milana created a rain garden that will conserve groundwater and provide nutrients to plant life on the District’s grounds. A rain garden is a planted depression that gives rainwater runoff a place to be absorbed.


The Road Less Traveled

Written by Cynthia Paulis, Friday, 10 October 2014 00:00

Old Westbury Gardens was the scene of an evening of art where Long Island’s elite came to admire and bid on the beautiful landscapes and portraits painted by Bethpage’s David Peikon.

Sixty paintings were displayed and many of them sold totaling $100,000; of which $30,000 was donated back to Old Westbury Gardens by Peikon.


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