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Plainview Musician Honored

Written by Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald Staff, editorial@antonnews.com Thursday, 24 October 2013 00:00

Music Institute of Long Island (MILI) located in Manhasset at the Community Reformed Church, on Plandome Road recently announced four students, including one from Plainview, were accepted and will participate in this year’s All-State Music Festival for high school students.

Violinist Amanda Hedgecock, who is from Old Bethpage and attends Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School, will participate in the festival, which is sponsored by the New York State School Music Association.

 

Put ‘Em Up For Charity

Written by Steve Mosco, smosco@antonnews.com Wednesday, 23 October 2013 10:22

Biz owners set to raise funds with fists

The Plainview-Old Bethpage community will be well represented when a group of Long Island business leaders step up and into the ring for charity next month.

A variety of causes stand to benefit from the 10th annual Long Island Fight for Charity at the Hilton Long Island in Melville Nov. 25, as 20 fighters take a break from their day jobs as landscapers, marketers, construction workers, attorneys and more to enter the squared circle and become pugilists for a day for a cause.

 

Plainview’s Chamber of Commerce Gets Crafty

Written by Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald Staff, editorial@antonnews.com Saturday, 19 October 2013 00:00

Not even the chilly, misty weather could stop community residents and shoppers from attending the Plainview-Old Bethpage Chamber of Commerce’s second annual Craft & Gift Fair on the grounds of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library.

More than 65 vendors catered to hundreds of residents and shoppers who walked up and down the aisles shopping, looking and checking out the variety of goods, clothing and services that were offered for sale. Jewelry, clothing, cosmetics, pet accessories, plants, professional services, club memberships, cable services were all up for sale and enthusiastically purchased by residents and shoppers from other communities.

Bryan Trugman, chairman of the event, said the weather could not dampen the spirits of the vendors.

 

‘Battle’ For A Cause

Written by Steve Mosco, smosco@antonnews.com Friday, 18 October 2013 00:00

A Plainview letter-carrier is helping to deliver a special event aimed at raising funds for two worthy causes.

Denise Treulieb, a 26-year veteran of Long Island postal service and former resident of the Plainview, is staging a Battle of the Bands to benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation at Mr. Beery’s in Bethpage on Nov. 10.

The effort is part of the Combined Federal Campaign; a mission that encourages federal employees to contribute to charities through automatic deductions form paychecks or lump sum payments to stage fundraising events.  

 

Ukuleles Keep On Strummin’

Written by Chris Boyle, editorial@antonnews.com Thursday, 17 October 2013 00:00

Made famous by performers such as Don Ho and Tiny Tim, the ukulele has a proud and popular history that is still going strong even today.

A four-stringed guitar-like instrument that originated in Hawaii, the ukulele has a lively and thriving local following in the form of the Long Island Ukulele Strummers, a club of creative and talented individuals who hold regular bi-weekly meetings in the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library.

 

Library 's ‘Comfort Women’ Program

Written by Wendy Kaplan, editorial@antonnews.com Wednesday, 16 October 2013 10:50

The history, testimony and controversy concering “comfort women” will be the theme of a fascinating multi-faceted program to be held at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library on Monday, November 18 at 2 p.m. in the auditorium. Featured at this event will be New York State Assemblyman Charles Lavine; Dr. Arthur Flug, Executive Director of the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives at Queensborough Community College; and artist and activist Steven Cavallo.

Via words, images and film, the story of women abused and forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese Army during World War II will be told. Estimates vary as to how many women were involved, but it is known that between 100,000 and 200,000 young women from countries including Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan, Indonesia, along with Korea and other Japanese-occupied territories were recruited or kidnapped by soldiers to serve in Japanese military brothels between the early 1930s and 1945.  

 

Hooters Returns to Rte. 110 Stretch

Written by Rachael Funk, editorial@antonnews.com Saturday, 12 October 2013 00:00

Dry your eyes and pull up a giant barstool—Hooters is back in Farmingdale. The restaurant, known for its chicken wings and orange shorty shorts, reopened in July under new management. In the three months since then, Colin P. Parker, director of operations for Hooters of the New England and New York region has been working to restart business in Farmingdale and beyond.

“We knew the potential of the location, and are very pleased with how things are going,” Parker said. Between their aggressive beer pricing, famous wings, and even more famous Hooters Girls, he is confident Hooters will remain a steady presence in Farmingdale.

 

The Heart Of Plainview

Written by Steve Mosco, editorial@antonnews.com Friday, 11 October 2013 00:00

It was a month of inspiring women for the Plainview-based American Heart Association, as the group honored two brave young ladies in their battle against heart disease while also naming two female members to important health posts.

Led by Mark S. Davis, Managing Partner of Deloitte’s Long Island location and Heart Walk Chair, and Plainview-based American Heart Association Long Island’s Heart Walk Red Cape Ambassadors, 6-year-old twins and heart survivors, Gabriella and Gianna Eaderoso, thousands of walkers stepped out on Sunday, September 22, a beautiful, warm and sunny day at Jones Beach, to help save Long Islanders from heart disease and stroke.  

 

Falling Values Send Tax Rates Soaring

Written by Jaclyn Gallucci, jgallucci@antonnews.com Thursday, 10 October 2013 00:00

School officials say tax burden

shifted to homeowners

Nassau County rountinely ranks as one of the most expensive places to live and according to residents, it is not getting any cheaper any time soon.

Residents across Nassau County are being hit with sharp school tax rate increases, leaving politicians pointing fingers and school administrators blaming a broken property assessment system and specifically, valuation reductions on commercial properties.

 

Plainview Couple’s Sparkling Business

Written by Cynthia Paulis, editorial@antonnews.com Wednesday, 09 October 2013 09:27

With arms outstretched over rows of grapevines, a carved wooden statue of Christ the Redeemer stands above the bountiful harvest as if giving a silent blessing to the award winning champagne vineyard, Sparkling Pointe, owned by Plainview legal eagles Cynthia and Tom Rosicki.

Sparkling Pointe was founded in 2003 and visitors will notice that this vineyard is unique to the area. The tasting house is a stunning French style country manor with soaring ceilings crowned by three crystal chandeliers and fireplaces in the main room with a mantle full of awards. There is also the VIP “Bubble Room,” a smaller room that can be rented for intimate parties -- as actress Katie Holmes did recently. The Bubble Room overlooks the gleaming silver wine presses with views of the vineyards and is outfitted with plush white leather chairs a fireplace and its own bar.

 

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