Thursday, 20 June 2013 00:00
The Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) recently honored Lisa Elbogen for her adult volunteer service and lifelong achievements with the Girl Scouts. Lisa received the GSUSA Appreciation Pin, which recognized her service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and her memorable impact in at least one community where Girl Scouting is offered.
In addition to Troop Leadership, Lisa has held two Service Team positions, most recently taking on the role of Association Treasurer. Lisa will continue to serve on this committee as an adult volunteer and use her passion and knowledge of Girl Scouts to benefit the Girl Scouts community.
The ceremony was held at the Hillwood Commons Auditorium at the LIU-Post campus in Brookville.
Friday, 18 July 2014 00:00
One local playwright and his company — The Plainview Project — seem to be headed to the big leagues.
Claude Solnik of Plainview, the Plainview Project’s writer, is married with two children. While he has a master’s degree in dramatic writing from New York University, after graduating he ended up going into journalism, which currently remains his day job. But in his free time he indulged in his true passion, hammering out numerous play scripts until the day they he realized that he needed to stop sitting on these works he was creating and put them in the hands of actors that could give them life.
Thursday, 17 July 2014 00:00
Even as they hoped the parties would reach a last-minute settlement, commuters across Long Island were scrambling last week to devise alternate plans for getting to work if Long Island Rail Road’s 5,400 workers go on strike July 20. And they were vocal in their anger with the Metropolitan Transit Authority. The strike, it seems, has roused commuter ire over a wide range of LIRR issues, from timeliness to cleanliness to costs.
“I’ll have to figure out a new way home from work,” said Marco Allicastro, a 20-year-old Queens resident waiting for a train home at the Bethpage station after a day’s work at the local King Kullen. “Long Island doesn’t really have a lot of options in terms of transportation. Maybe I should get a new job.”