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Plainview Resident Wins Marcum Workplace Challenge

Chuck Merritt of Plainview, competing under the colors of Merritt Environmental Consulting Corporation, of which he is the CEO, was the winner of the “Top Dog” Division of the 8th annual Marcum Workplace Challenge, held at Jones Beach State Park last month. Merritt crossed the finish line of this 3.5 mile race in 24 minutes, 42 seconds.

To be eligible to score in the Challenge competition as a “Top Dog,” you must be the most senior executive of your company.

A major turnout record was set that evening, as a record field of 8,401 athletes from 211 companies participated in this year’s Challenge; nearly 1000 more athletes than in 2012.

The Greater Long Island Running Club, with GLIRC Vice President Mindy Davidson serving as the Event Director, once again managed the Run. Charitable beneficiaries were Long Island Children’s Museum, the Long Island Children’s Medical Fund of New York, and Long Island Cares (the Harry Chapin Food Bank).

“Our congratulations to Chuck for his winning performance again this year,” stated Davidson. “He is an outstanding athlete as well as the head of an important business firm. Congratulations and thanks as well to that great corporate citizen Marcum LLP, for making this important event a reality once again in 2013.”

Merritt Environmental Consulting Corporation provides comprehensive environmental consulting services to lending institutions, landlords and attorneys.

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A symbol of freedom and expression for many, cars of all shapes and sizes have served as the gateway to adventure for both the young and young-at-heart alike for countless generations.

H. Roy Jaffe has collected and photographed cars for more than 70 years. It’s this lifetime of knowledge that he recently shared with a large audience in the form of an interactive visual presentation held at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library entitled “The Rarest and Most Exotic Cars Ever Built.”  

It might not be a traditional sport, but visitors to Eisenhower Park are doing flips in the air and dangling from harnesses, training at I.FLY, a recreational flying trapeze and circus arts program.

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