Every community has its share of the dark and unexplained; every region has its urban legends and spook stories spoken about in hushed whispers.
However, the Shadows of the Paranormal (SOP), a brave and intrepid group of spiritual sleuths, are casting light on Long Island’s darkest corners with a series of investigations and lectures on the subject of the macabre.
Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School continues to reach new academic heights.
The institution received high marks in a recent ranking of the top 1,000 schools in the country compiled by Newsweek/Daily Beast, nabbing the 278th spot — a grand improvement from the school’s 2012 ranking of 837th overall.
A local elected official is pushing a federal agency to allow a woman from the Philippines to enter the county and perhaps save an Old Bethpage woman’s life.
Congressman Steve Israel called on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to expedite the review and consideration of a humanitarian parole case for Caroline Dela Cruz, who wants to donate her kidney to Esther Slubski, who suffers from end stage renal disease.
Dela Cruz, a friend of the Slubski family, was found to be a match for her friend, but has been denied a nonimmigrant visa multiple times. This has prevented Cruz from traveling here to donate her kidney to Slubski.
It is a dark, bone-chilling night and a madman is on the loose. The guts of a thousand tormented and dismembered souls line the hallways as mutilated bodies are stacked 10 high, blocking any possible escape. The air is choked with a sinister silence, broken only by the shallow, halting breaths signaling a coming dread.
You are about to die. And you love every minute of it.
At least that is the hope of Plainview filmmaker Frank Sabatella, a horror fanatic and maven of the macabre who recently wrapped the short slasher flick “Children of the Witch,” about a troupe of undead, resurrected, turn-of-the-century trick-or-treaters who terrorize an all-girls slumber party.
Cerro Wire Property
For nearly two decades residents and mall developer Taubman Centers have been fighting over Taubman’s plans to construct a luxury mall on the former Cerro Wire property bordering Robbins Lane and the Long Island Expressway in Syosset.
The site was once listed by The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) as a hazardous waste zone. It was removed from the list of Superfund sites in 1994 after a clean-up effort.
Taubman already owns a chunk of the land, and wants to build an upscale mall—the company’s first in New York. That would threaten Simon, which owns Walt Whitman Shops and Roosevelt Field Mall nearby. It would also threaten one of Simon’s partners in the Syosset project, Castagna Realty Co., which owns Americana Manhasset.
If there’s one thing most people have in common, it’s the drive to get ahead in a competitive and challenging economy, and one of the riskiest ways to do so is playing the stock market...especially if you’re doing it on your own.
Well, such a prospect needn’t be as intimidating or difficult as one might think; thanks to the Long Island Stock Traders Meetup Group (LISTMG), which holds monthly public meetings free of charge at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library, even an average Joe or Jane can become a stock market whiz...with a little guidance and support, that is.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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