A Hectic Weekend
Lorraine left early on a rainy, windy Saturday morning to accomplish her many tricks of beauty. That evening we were going to my 50 years “Golden Reunion from my NYU Dental School” graduation. It was to be held at the ritzy Water Club on 30th Street and the East River. I passed it many times and I was truly in awe of it. It was the culmination of much planning and much infighting on the planning committee. They day of the glorious night had now arrived.
The Nassau County Police Department is advising residents that individuals are perpetrating a series of burglaries and scams throughout Nassau County. In two recent cases, individuals may have posed as Nassau County employees.
The “modus operandi” of these criminals is to portray a surveyor or a contractor, approach the homeowners at their residences and engage them in distracting conversation. The subject diverts the homeowners into their rear yards providing a means for an accomplice(s) to surreptitiously enter the home and commit a burglary.
A representative from Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s office spoke to residents at the Plainview Old Bethpage Library about home improvement fraud, as part of Cuomo’s statewide Consumer Awareness Initiative.
Paul Matthews, an investigator from Cuomo’s Nassau office, discussed home improvement contracts law and the Attorney General’s website, www. nyknowyourcontractor.com, which provides New Yorkers with the tools they need to make informed decisions when it comes to hiring a home improvement contractor.
The Plainview Old-Bethpage School District welcomes a new assistant superintendent for curriculum to the 2009-10 school year. Jill M. Gierash, formerly of the Sachem Central School District, joins the district with 15 years of experience in the education field.
On October 4, the Plainview Fire Department, under the direction of Chief James Mertz, kicked off it’s annual Fire Prevention week at Plainview Fire Department headquarters on Old Country Road.
Families from the community came out and were informed about fire safety, fire prevention and what to do in case of an emergency. There were also four live demonstrations. One was a mock auto accident where fire fighters used the Hurst Tool (Jaws of Life), hydraulic cutters and a sawz-all to remove the doors and roof of the auto in record time.
Dr. Mario Macaluso, a resident of Plainview and a retired Syosset School District teacher, recently published his seventh book, which is entitled Sicilian Myths and Legends.
Sicilian Myths and Legends is written for all Sicilian descendants living all over the world. According to Macaluso, myths, legends and stories are the precious jewels of 3,000 year-old Sicilian culture and civilization and those legends connect people to the past, and “make us proud of our ancestors whose literary and spiritual heritage bears witness to their indomitable struggle under the rule of colonizers who trampled our island, but did not kill our spirit.”
Bea Shacknow was well loved and respected at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library. She devoted a great deal of time to the children in the community and was also a master gardener.
After she passed away, the staff at the library wanted to honor her memory and in 2008 decided to create a memorial garden.
On Friday, October 2 at 6:30 p.m. three high school students will watch as their event comes to life for the second year in a row. Four hilarious professional comedians will take the stage at the Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School for this special fundraising event called Stand-Up For a Cause. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island.
The Plainview Old Bethpage Chamber of Commerce (POBCOC) kicked off its fall season with a networking lunch Wednesday, September 16 at AMF Plainview Bowl.
POBCOC board members Marianne Plummer, Don Ingram, Gary Epstein, Ilene Somer, Bryan Trugman, Elan Wurtzel, Sheila Maiman, Marcia Finkelstein and Francesca Carlow welcomed many new faces and encouraged everyone to get involved with this growing network of people.
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