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Letter: Remembering Gene Goidell

Friday, 10 December 2010 00:00

I was saddened to learn of the passing of one of the true giants of the Plainview-Old Bethpage community – Gene Goidell.

Gene was an active and involved member of our community for a half century. He had a true passion for community service and the kind of “can-do” attitude that is far too rare these days. Whatever Gene did, he did with enthusiasm and a maximum effort.

 

Over 60…And Getting Younger: December 10, 2010

Written by Stanley Greenberg Friday, 10 December 2010 00:00

A Delicate Assignment

How can a loving father review a play written and produced by one of his children?

I gave myself this extremely arduous and demanding task after attending the opening performance of Clemenza and Tessio Are Dead at The Shell Theater at 300 West 43rd Street.

According to my son Gregg Greenberg, the playwright, it is a comedy-drama parody of the movie The Godfather. Two of the soldiers of the Don Corleone Mafia family are discussing their prospects in a world that is changing, and they are two dinosaurs of a past life.

 

Over 60…And Getting Younger: December 3, 2010

Written by Stanley Greenberg Friday, 03 December 2010 00:00

Forgotten Films?

Because of the response to our column on movies, I realize we have many film buffs out there. This column will bring back memories of some not-so-popular movies. The selection had no particular genre or theme in mind, only terrific and almost forgotten films.

How many do you remember?

 

Over 60...and Getting Younger: November 26, 2010

Written by Stanley Greenberg Friday, 26 November 2010 00:00

The Philadelphia Story

Do you remember the deprecating put-down by W.C. Fields of the city of Brotherly Love? “Last week I traveled to Philadelphia, but it was closed.” Not very nice!

 

Parenthood Plus: November 26, 2010

Written by Andrew Malekoff Friday, 26 November 2010 00:00

Please Do Fight With Your Teen-Agers

Teen-agers enjoy a good “fight” with adults who do not feel a need to dominate and are willing to listen. As children progress from the “earthbound” quality of concrete thinking to the “intergalactic” quality of complex thinking, they become capable of formulating contrary-to-fact-hypotheses, of leaping with their minds here, there and everywhere. Herein lays the source of teen-agers’ growing ability and fervor for challenging others’ ideas, beliefs and values and for engaging in furious debate, often to the dismay of parents, teachers and other adults.

 

From Long Island Wins: November 19, 2010

Written by Maryann Sinclair Slutsky Friday, 19 November 2010 00:00

Thanksgiving: A Tradition of Welcoming

As we all learned in elementary school, the first Thanksgiving holiday set the tone for centuries to come. During the initial winter that the Pilgrims spent in Plymouth, Massasoit, the leader of the Wampanoag tribe, donated food stores to the settlers. In turn, the Pilgrims invited members of the tribe to a three-day feast after their first harvest in 1621.

 

Over 60...and Getting Younger: November 19, 2010

Written by Stanley Greenberg Friday, 19 November 2010 00:00

B.F.F.

I do not text message!

I have no iPod!

I haven’t yet figured out Facebook or Craig’s List!

 

Over 60...and Getting Younger: November 12, 2010

Written by Stanley Greenberg Friday, 12 November 2010 00:00

Duty

This past Wednesday I did my duty!

I traveled to Staten Island to tidy up and say a few prayers at my parents’ graves. Refreshing my bonds with my mother and father is always pleasurable and meaningful to me. No matter what is done, the weeds keep coming in and popping up, uninvited on the gravesite.

 

A Bird’s Eye View: November 12, 2010

Written by Michael Givant Friday, 12 November 2010 00:00

The Lure of the Hawk Watch

From September through early November at the Fire Island Hawk Watch, migrating raptors are counted daily and the data is eventually shared with researchers worldwide. I go once a week, but not just to help spot and identify birds. I go for the excitement, the feast of images and for the moments when the words “this is why I come,” ring silently in my head.

 

Over 60...and Getting Younger: November 5, 2010

Written by Stanley Greenberg Friday, 05 November 2010 00:00

Pills

Today, I would like to discuss a topic near and dear to the hearts of citizens over 60. It is the subject of PILLS. You know, those little, expensive things you buy at CVS and swallow every morning upon awakening and before you put on your pajamas in the evening.

 

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