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Helping Kids Get A Grip On ADHD

Written by Chris Boyle, Thursday, 06 November 2014 00:00

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is a term that is thrown around quite wantonly these days. It seems that any kid that won’t sit still for two minutes is branded with it. However, for a growing segment of the population, ADHD is more than a simple phrase; it’s a very real condition that can make life difficult for both those afflicted with it and for the people they care about.

According to Parent ADHD Coach Cindy Goldrich, the disorder is often misunderstood and one of the biggest misconceptions is how common it’s becoming. The latest statistics state that 9.5 percent of all school-age children have some form of ADHD, Goldrich noted, and because of that high number, it’s vitally important for teachers and parents to understand what exactly the condition entails and how to best treat it.


Mom-mentum Business Organization Picks Up Speed

Written by Herald staff, Sunday, 02 November 2014 00:00

National women/caregiver business organization Mom-mentum will be presenting its Long Island Women’s Leadership Conference: Achieving Extraordinary at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury on Nov. 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The conference will feature a group of dynamic speakers covering topics meant for cultivating awareness and empowering women to execute change. During the conference Mom-mentum will introduce its new, enhanced mission and programs.  

The organization’s mission is to engage, enrich and empower women both personally and professionally. Women who want to refocus their career and business goals and aspire to advance themselves by connecting with the people and communities that can support them “must-go” to this conference. The subjects to be covered include: Leadership Skills; Personal Development; Career Development; Advancement; and Public Relations/Personal Branding. It is designed for leaders, managers and entrepreneurs who want to advance their career or grow their business by proactively pursuing their own professional and personal development.  


Locals Promoted To Board Positions

Written by Herald Staff, Saturday, 01 November 2014 00:00

The National Conference of CPA Practitioners (NCCPAP) is pleased to announce that on Nov. 1, two members of Plainview’s professional community will begin their term as officers serving on NCCPAP’s National and Nassau/Suffolk Boards.

At a the recent Annual Installation of Officers and Directors Dinner, which took place at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, Donald Ingram, CPA and Stephen H. Sternlieb, CPA were officially installed at their new positions. Ingram was installed as a vice president for NCCPAP’s National Board of Directors, and Sternlieb was installed as a director for NCCPAP’s Nassau/Suffolk Chapter. Both CPAs run practices in Plainview.


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.


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