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John F. Kennedy High School Students ‘Pink Out’

Written by Herald Staff, Thursday, 20 November 2014 09:35

At the end of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Plainview-Old Bethpage (POB) School District’s John F. Kennedy High School joined forces with the American Cancer Society to hold a “Pink Out” event, which raised over $600 for breast cancer research and raised awareness throughout the community. Students, dressed in their best pink ensembles, decorated the campus with banners, balloons and flags provided by the American Cancer Society and sold pink-colored goods donated by local small businesses such as Family Bagel. During the evening’s football game, fans gathered to honor varsity cheerleading coach Stacy Brennan for her bravery and dedication to the community despite her personal battle with breast cancer.  

“The district never turns down an opportunity to unite the community under an important cause such as promoting breast cancer research,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lorna Lewis. “Our students and faculty are passionate about giving back, particularly when the cause involves one of our own. This event would not be possible without the dedication and participation by all staff and students involved.”


Hawk Fans Fly Down To The Football Field

Written by Herald Staff, Thursday, 13 November 2014 09:46

POB John F. Kennedy High School brought in the Homecoming weekend with school spirit and Hawk pride.

Students gathered for a pep rally to meet the members of the team from all fall sports including the Plainview-Old Bethpage Hawks football team who played in game. The next day, each class created their own Homecoming banner according to a game show theme and marched with the band, cheerleaders and other student groups to gear up the crowd for the game.

Hundreds of fans gathered to cheer on the Hawks who were ultimately victorious, defeating Hicksville High School 26-14.  

Congratulations Hawks!


Mets Pitcher Meet And Greet

Written by Herald Staff, Thursday, 06 November 2014 10:39

1986 Mets World Series Champion pitcher Ron Darling will be appearing at Bottle Values 734 Old Bethpage Rd., Old Bethpage on Friday, Nov. 7 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Ron will be greeting fans and signing bottles of Darling Sonoma Reserve Syrah. Proceeds from the wine support the Ron Darling Foundation and the quest to cure Juvenile Diabetes. Don’t miss your chance to take a picture and get an autographed bottle from an All-Star, Gold Glove winner and current commentator for Major League Baseball.

For more information, call 516-420-1000 or visit


WWE Wrestling Comes To Bethpage

Written by Herald staff, Thursday, 06 November 2014 10:36

The Nassau County Police Medic Association (NCPMA), a benevolent association for the medics of the Nassau County Police Department, recently brought Big Time Wrestling to the Bethpage High School for a fundraising event.

There was a great turnout of all ages to watch wrestling stars Booker T, Sandman, Tommy Dreamer, Matt Striker, The Patriot and Flex Armstrong do battle in the ring during six action packed matches. Attendees had the opportunity to get up close with the wrestlers during a picture and autograph session before the bell rang.


Local Participates In Historic Football Game

Written by Herald staff, Thursday, 30 October 2014 10:25

Lehigh University football player Matthew Cohen of Plainview will take part in the historic 150th football game between Lehigh University and Lafayette College in New York’s iconic Yankee Stadium on Nov. 22. The game, known simply as “The Rivalry,” is the most-played game in NCAA college history.

The Rivalry has continued unabated since 1897 for these two Patriot League schools well known for academic excellence and post-graduate success. This makes it not only the most played rivalry but the longest continuously played rivalry series in college football. This year also marks the 118th consecutive year.


POB Athletes Score In 5K

Written by Herald staff, Thursday, 30 October 2014 10:27

Congratulations are in order for Shari Klarfeld, Steve Weiss, Craig Lerman and Howard Kestenbaum of Plainview, and Jessica Petrina of Old Bethpage, each of whom won an award in the Oyster Bay Town Supervisor’s 5 Kilometer Run, held on the roads in and around Oyster Bay hamlet on Oct. 18.

Klarfeld and Petrina were the first and third finishers respectively in the women’s 30-34 age group. Weiss earned third place honors in the 35-39 age group, while Lerman won the fourth place award in the 40-44 age group, and 83 year old Kestenbaum scored second in the 80-84 age group.


Program Brings Pros To Town Rink

Thursday, 23 October 2014 11:09

The Town of Oyster Bay, in conjunction with the New York Rangers, will once again host a special “Try Hockey for Free Program” on Sunday morning, Oct. 26 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Ice Skating Center located in Bethpage Community Park, 1000 Stewart Ave.

The event will allow youngsters a unique opportunity to sample the sport of ice hockey. Four morning sessions will be available. Session times are 8-9 a.m., 9-10 a.m., 10-11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon.

Residents can register their child by going to the New York Rangers’ website location for the program at


Voices Against Brain Cancer Benefit

Written by Herald Staff, Thursday, 16 October 2014 12:36

Voices Against Brain Cancer, is set to host its annual Join The Voices! Long Island Run for Rob Run and Walk on Sunday, Oct. 19 at Eisenhower Park at 9 a.m. Check-in is at 8 a.m.

Run for Rob is a 5K run or walk dedicated to the memory of Dr. Robert Bernstein, a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who lost his battle to brain cancer in 2010. The Bernstein family is dedicated to finding a cure for this devastating disease. The event, which will be hosted by Jill Martin, Sportscaster for the New York Kicks and NBC Reporter, will include a family friendly morning consisting of a 5K Run, 5K walk, Kid’s Races, Entertainment, and an award ceremony. VABC also acknowledges individuals who have shown tremendous strength in either their battle against brain cancer, supporting a loved one who has battled brain cancer, or is making strides towards finding a cure.


Love For Lax

Written by Herald staff, Thursday, 16 October 2014 12:37

The Diane Whipple Foundation with the cooperation of Manhasset PAL, Manhasset School District and St. Mary’s High School Athletic program is very proud to announce a premier College Division I Women’s Lacrosse Scrimmage day on Saturday, Oct. 18. Competing in this great event will be Columbia, Fairfield, Michigan, Sacred Heart, Stonybrook, UCONN, UMASS, and USC.

Short games of 30 minutes each with a round-robin format will start with the first three games at St. Mary’s at 11:30 a.m. and will continue on the two turf fields at Manhasset from 1:45-7 p.m.


Town Sports Shifts To Youth Hockey

Written by Herald Staff, Thursday, 25 September 2014 10:39

It’s almost time to hit the ice again.

The Town of Oyster Bay Youth Ice Hockey Program will hold its registration on Monday, Oct. 6 and Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. on both nights. Registration takes place at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center in Bethpage.

“The Youth Ice Hockey Program provides youngsters, ages three to 13, with the opportunity to hone their skating and hockey skills under the guidance of ice hockey coaches,” Councilman Joe Pinto stated. “The highly regarded program has earned it recognition by the NHL, which has partnered with the Town to promote hockey programming and youth enrichment through its ‘Hockey is For Everyone’ initiative.”


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