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Plainview Student Receives Grant

Saturday, 20 July 2013 00:00

Citrin Cooperman recently announced it has awarded ten exceptional students with scholarships totaling $40,000 as part of the firm’s 9th Annual High School Accounting/Business Student Grant Program, one of them being Ryan Mandell of Plainview.

Each student will receive $4,000, equally distributed over the course of four years as long as he or she is enrolled in college and meets specific requirements set forth by the firm’s Scholarship Committee. Led by Alex Serrano, co-managing partner of the Livingston, N. J. office, the committee is comprised of a representative group in each of the firm’s offices in Connecticut, New Jersey, Philadelphia, White Plains, and New York City.


Mother And Daughter Gallery

Written by Claire Scro, Friday, 19 July 2013 00:00

Previously displayed in Chelsea Manhatten, Rockville Centre and Levittown, the art of mother and daughter can be found at Plainview-Old Bethpage Library for the remainder of July. Miriam Quen Cheikin, and her daughter Anita Cheikin Heiser, filled the gallery with the nature of both plants and people. Grayscale full-scale human etches from mom and flowers from daughter are just a taste of the mediums found in their exhibit.

Cheikin was an English emeritus professor at Nassau Community College, meaning she retired with the honor of keeping her title. She studied at The Art Student’s League of New York for nearly ten years, and was awarded the red dot, the highest award from the league.


Cerro Wire Controversy Heats Up

Written by Michael Scro, Wednesday, 17 July 2013 00:00

Supervisor Venditto Voices Opposition To Referendum

Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto responded to the continued concern from residents of Syosset and nearby towns on what will become of the previous Cerro Wire site at a town board meeting last Tuesday.

During public comment, various speakers addressed a campaign by Taubman Centers Inc. to have a referendum on August 20 that would benefit their proposal to build a mall on the site.


Plainview Resident Receives Award

Thursday, 18 July 2013 00:00

Paul Wasser, Administrator of Somerset Gardens Senior Living in Plainview has received the 2013 Assisted Living Administrator of the Year Award from the New York State Center for Assisted Living (NYSCAL). The award was presented on June 25 at the 2013 NYSCAL Awards program during the association’s annual convention in Verona, NY.

Paul has served as administrator of Somerset Gardens since 2010. During his tenure he has established continuous quality improvement programs for all departments and built a substantial referral base with surrounding communities. He has also established support groups for families of memory impaired residents, memorial service programs and multiple resident therapeutic groups to address the various needs of the residents. He has earned an MBA from Dowling College and a BS in Health Administration from St. Joseph’s College.


Charles Rutenberg Realty Expands

Friday, 12 July 2013 00:00

Charles Rutenberg Realty, Inc. recently announced its move to a 3,200-square-foot, state-of-the-art corporate headquarters in Plainview. Previously located in the same building, the Agency’s consistent expansion precipitated the need for a larger office space. This new facility offers the same convenient location, which accommodates the needs of more than 900 Real Estate Agents.


LI Women’s Group Gives $45k

Thursday, 11 July 2013 00:00

Meadowbrook Women’s Initiative (MWI) presented  grants totaling $45K at its 4th annual philanthropy awards ceremony and installation held June 26 at Temple Chaverim in Plainview.

The three 2012-13 recipients are the Hofstra University School of Medicine, Angela’s House, and Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE).


POB Board Welcomes Trustee

Written by Michael Scro, Wednesday, 10 July 2013 15:16

Swears In New President And Vice President

At a Plainview-Old Bethpage Board of Education meeting last Tuesday, the district swore in newly elected trustee Seth Greenberg, now Vice President Emily Schulman and now President Ginger Lieberman.  Former President Amy Pierno now sits on the board as a trustee, and the district also re-appointed Guercio and Guercio as their District Attorney.


Celebrating July Fourth In 1863

Written by Michael Scro, Tuesday, 09 July 2013 00:00

Hundreds of residents from Plainview, Old Bethpage and other neighboring towns celebrated the Fourth of July as if the clock was turned back to 1863 at the Old Bethpage Restoration Independence Day celebration.  

With actors dressed in 1800s attire and everyone getting into the historical spirit, activities included a demonstration of  ‘old time baseball’ – a game played by the rules of 1864; a demonstration of military drills and firing rounds by the 119th Regiment NY Volunteers Co. H Historical Society, a parade through the restoration village leading up to the Noon Inn and various other activities taking place throughout their numerous historically preserved houses. 


Meadowbrook Women’s Initiative

Friday, 05 July 2013 00:00

Nassau County Legislator Judy Jacobs (D-Woodbury) was recently the installing officer of the annual installation of the Meadowbrook Women’s Initiative, held at Temple Chaverim in Plainview last month on Wednesday, June 26. “This organization is devoted to making a difference in people’s lives,” said Jacobs.    

The Meadowbrook Women’s Initiative raises money through the year and then they present a checks to carefully reviewed and selected organizations to help in their efforts to help others. Every year a check is presented to the Hofstra University Medical School, in partnership with North Shore/Long Island Jewish Health System in recognition of the promise that this medical school with be a first class, innovative resource to the community. 


Local Artist Wraps Up Library Gallery

Thursday, 04 July 2013 00:00

Local artist Freddy Lopez’s art exhibit on display at Plainview Library concluded its run for the month of June earlier this week.  Born in Bogota, Colombia in March of 1953, Lopez said he has “always admired the beauty in colors and shapes that nature offers us each and every day – this was in part to my father’s vision he bestowed upon me as a child.”


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