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Financial Literacy Day

High School And

Middle School

Students Participate 

Plainview-Old Bethpage fifth graders learned about economic basics from their high school peers. Thirty-six Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School juniors and seniors recently participated in the District’s 4th annual Financial Literacy Day. The student-volunteers served as mentors to fifth grade students from Mattlin Middle School and Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School, and educated them on budgeting basics, money saving tips and young entrepreneur skills. The day was coordinated by DECA student club members Derek Ash, Zachary Pokorny and Adam Stern.

News

The Columbus Day Parade played host a to a very special group this year. The Family Residences and Essential Enterprises’ (FREE) Players Drum Corps made history as they became the first special needs drum corps to march in the New York City Columbus Day Parade.

The group marched up Fifth Avenue from 44th to 72nd Street with a red carpet performance on Fifth Avenue between 67th and 69th Streets.

Driving rain and cold temperatures could not keep Long Islanders from coming out to support the first annual DogFest Walk ‘n Roll, a fundraiser for Canine Companions for Independence. Held for the first time at Marjorie Post Park in Massapequa, dogs of all breeds and sizes came with their humans with one goal in mind; to raise funds for CCI.

Massapequa resident and event organizer Yvonne Dagger, past president and now board member, discussed the importance of the event.


Calendar

4th Annual Harvest Festival

Saturday, Oct. 25

Health and Wellness Senior Fair

Tuesday, Oct. 28

Haunted Halloween

Wednesday, Oct. 29



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com