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All They Need Is Love

Local couples renew vows on Valentine’s Day

County Executive Edward P. Mangano and his wife, Linda, hosted a special Valentine’s Day luncheon at the Coral House in Baldwin for Nassau County couples, especially those with significant anniversaries.

At this event, the couples socialized with other couples, enjoyed a free lunch and renewed their wedding vows. Among the happy couples were East Meadow residents, Ed and Anne Paley, and Westbury residents, Arnie and Sherry Scher.

Ed and Anne Paley have been married for 32 years. They first met in March 1980 at a fundraiser dance for special needs children in SoHo. They grew very fond of each other, and three weeks later, they went on their first date.  They got engaged just a few months later in August 1980, and on April 12, 1981, they were married in a temple in Brooklyn.  

Anne currently works as an occupational therapist. Ed was a clinical socialist for 36 years, and he had a lot of experience with marital counseling, so he is very knowledgeable when it comes to the age-old question – what makes a good marriage?

“What makes a good marriage is a sense of humor, compromise, respect, trust, trying to never go to bed angry and having similar values,” Ed noted. “We also try to do things together, like date night every once in a while.”

Together, the Paleys have one son named Justin, who is now 28 years old. Ed and Anne invested their time in raising him to be the confident young man that he is today, which also helped to strengthen their bond as both a married couple and a family.

“I am a very lucky person,” said Ed.  “[My wife and I] are always there for each other and committed to each other.”

Arnie and Sherry Scher have only been married for five years, but they have been together for much longer than that. The couple met through mutual friends in 2001.  Sherry’s friend gave her Arnie’s number, and before Sherry decided that she would call him, Arnie called her first. Arnie asked her out on a date, but because of her busy teaching job, they couldn’t get together right away. 

They finally went on their first date three weeks later, which they continue to reenact every year. This ritual helps strengthen their love for each other and makes their marriage even more special.

They were married in August of 2007 after six years of dating at the Meadowbrook Pointe complex, where they now live. Arnie saw Mangano’s event in the newspaper and thought it would be fun.

“I would think that the fifth anniversary is definitely special,” Sherry said, smiling.  “But then again, any anniversary is special.”


Westbury High School students are teaching younger children from Park Avenue Elementary School valuable life lessons about money and business skills through the High School Heroes program.


In this program, high school students that are taking Renate Johnson’s Junior Achievement class will go into first grade classrooms to teach 45-minute lessons.


“It is a program that gives high school and younger students confidence and teaches them about business and financial literacy,” said Johnson.

The Westbury Historical Society will host Dr. Natalie Naylor, professor emerita at Hofstra University and author of Women in Long Island’s Past: Eminent Ladies and Everyday Lives at their next meeting on March 9. 


Naylor’s presentation will focus on the place of women in Long Island’s history, including several prominent women from Westbury’s past.  


Albertson resident and Kellenberg sophomore Gabby Schreib qualified for the Millrose Games in New York City. Schreib qualified as a member of the Sprint Medley Relay along with Danielle Correia, Bridget McNierney, and Jazmine Fray. 


The Kellenberg relay’s close second place finish in January’s Millrose Trials has moved them closer to defending the title they won in the same relay at last year’s Millrose Games. Schreib and her teammates time is currently second in the United States for girls track and field performances.

Congratulations to Westbury athletes Michael Esposito, Eileen Harris, Brett Harris, and Michael Going, each of whom won awards in Race # 1 of the Jonas Chiropractic Run Nassau Series co-hosted by Nassau County and the Greater Long Island Running Club.


Michael Esposito, age 15, took home the second place award in the 15-19 age group with a time of 23 minutes, 6 seconds.  Eileen Harris, age 42, earned the first place award in the women’s 40-44 age group.  She completed the race with her 45 year old husband, Brett Harris, who was the third place award winner in the men’s 45-49 age group.  Michael Going, age 41, scored third place honors in the 40-44 age group with a time of 20 minutes, 51 seconds.


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