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Locals Enjoy Synagogue BBQ

Written by Herald Staff, Friday, 22 August 2014 00:00

Members and guests of North Shore Synagogue’s Brotherhood BBQ and Erev Shabbat Service enjoyed a wonderful summer’s evening in early July with a classic BBQ and services led by Brotherhood, with help from Rabbi Jaimee Shalhevet and Cantor Rich Pilatsky.   

“This is a wonderful way to connect with other members of Brotherhood, which focuses on building camaraderie among our members, and instilling a strong sense of community away from the hectic pressures of our day-to-day lives,” said  Brotherhood co-president Jeffrey Levine.


Rolling Fun Into Physics

Written by Chris Boyle, Thursday, 21 August 2014 00:00

Kids love amusement parks, and they especially love one aspect of these fanciful places above all others — the twists, turns and death-defying loops of the mighty roller coaster. Given the chance, it’s likely that almost any child would love the chance to actually build one of their own.

Susan Sears of Port Jefferson runs an ongoing series of science classes aimed at stimulating the growing minds of children. Recently, she was holding one of them at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library on Roller Coaster design, which she described as “a physics lesson disguised as fun.”


Speed Cameras Flash Forward

Written by Steve Mosco, Wednesday, 20 August 2014 00:00

School zone speed cameras are beginning to gear up in Plainview-Old Bethpage, and though the robot law enforcement tools are not yet fully operational, drivers are beginning to get road weary at the prospect of a surveillance state.

While officials at the Nassau County Traffic Safety board said that only five cameras have been activated, drivers are spotting far more on daily drives through the neighborhood. Michael Dulphin, a Plainview resident who makes a daily commute to a local college, said he has seen school zone speed cameras pop up near Parkway Elementary School as well as Our Lady of Mercy school on South Oyster Bay Road.


Auto Style In Plainview

Written by Chris Boyle, Friday, 15 August 2014 00:00

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.”  


Learning To Fly At Eisenhower

Written by Colleen Maidhof, Thursday, 14 August 2014 00:00
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.

Ann Marie Cagnazzi from Bethpage is a fairly new convert. “I love the freedom that I feel and the sense of accomplishment that I get,” Cagnazzi said. “Everyone always cheers, and I feel so good about myself. You don’t get to feel that in your everyday life.”


Plainview Man Earns Small Biz Honor

Written by Steve Mosco, Wednesday, 13 August 2014 10:38

The Plainview-Old Bethpage Chamber of Commerce board recently announced that one of its members, Andrew M. Lamkin, has been named Plainview-Old Bethpage Chamber of Commerce Small Business Person of the Year for 2014.

Principal of the Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin, P.C., located on Old Country Road in Plainview, Lamkkin has been practicing law since 2008. Receiving a bachelor of arts degree in political science and history in 1996 from Syracuse University and a juris doctor from Widener School of Law in 2006, Lamkin is currently an active member of the Plainview Old Bethpage Chamber of Commerce where he serves as chairman of the membership committee and is a member of the executive board. He was also recently elected as vice president of the Chamber of Commerce.


St. Pius Provides Space

Written by Herald Staff, Friday, 08 August 2014 00:00

Individuals with Down syndrome, autism and other developmental disabilities now have a new safe haven in Plainview.

In order to accommodate their continual growth, Long Island-based ACDS, in moving into a space at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church on Washington Avenue in Plainview. The new facility will house the agency’s adult day habilitation and 5-plus program, which provides recreation and respite activities for children ages five and up.


Our Lady Of Mercy Fair Draws Locals

Written by Betsy Abraham, Thursday, 07 August 2014 11:08

With Our Lady of Mercy’s close proximity to Plainview, it is no surprise that plenty of local residents found their way to a fair on the school’s grounds recently.

Among the many Plainview people that made their way to the school on South Oyster Bay Road were Alanna Savino, Emma Cohen, Connor Savino, Colleen Mack-Savino and Michael Savino, who all walked the red on their way to enjoying some great food and rides.


Dog Owners Join The Pack

Written by Chris Boyle, Wednesday, 06 August 2014 00:00

LI DOG, the Long Island Dog Owner’s Group, is a not-for-profit organization championing the cause of the canine in Nassau and Suffolk counties, and it’s mission is to get the island’s four-legged friends the rights their passionate owners believe are owned to them.

At a recent meeting at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, Ron Richichi of Westbury has been a member of LI DOG for about a year, and said that he first joined the group when he heard that they were starting an initiative to open a dog park in East Meadow’s Eisenhower Park, which he noted was a stone’s throw from his house. Since that successful effort, he’s taken on a role as one of the group’s co-organizers.  


Library Stacked With Changes

Written by Chris Boyle, Friday, 01 August 2014 00:00

Modern libraries can no longer be thought of as cavernous monuments to dusty old books — and nowhere is that more evident than at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library.

Library director Gretchen Browne recently sat down with the Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald to discuss a few of the more significant changes taking place under her watch; the biggest news, she said, was regarding funding for the library’s recently-completed renovation project.   


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