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POB Xtreme Power Soccer Team Wins Girls-Under-15 Arch Capital Group Challenge Cup

Friday, 08 July 2011 00:00

This year’s journey for the Plainview-Old Bethpage Xtreme Power (POB XP) Soccer Team started on April 9. After winning three games during April and May, the stage was set for the POB XP division-three team versus the Lindenhurst Extreme division-one team in the finals of the Girls Under-15 Arch Capital Group Challenge Cup on June 17, right at home at Peter Collins Soccer Park in Plainview. Both “Extreme” teams were ready to play.

 

‘Kids of Distinction’ Program Winners Announced

Friday, 01 July 2011 00:00
Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto and Kids Helping Kids by Kids Way, Inc. co-founders Robert A.J. and Philip M. Eslick have announced the winners of the 2011 “Kids of Distinction” Program, created to recognize exceptional youngsters in the Town of Oyster Bay.

The winners were selected by the organization Kids Helping Kids by Kids Way, Inc., which established a committee to judge applications.

 

ACLD Holds Groundbreaking for New Charles Evans Health Services Center

Written by Karen Gellender Friday, 01 July 2011 00:00

New Facility to Serve Long Island’s Growing Developmentally Disabled Population

When Adults and Children with Learning and Developmental Disabilities, Inc. (ACLD) opened its first clinical services and medical operations in 1992, the organization was planning on serving a few hundred people on an annual basis. Apparently, things changed. “Today, that number is over 1,700 people from Nassau, Suffolk, Queens [and] Brooklyn,” said Rick Wirth, assistant executive director for children and health services at ACLD.

 

Mangano Announces Workforce Reduction; Redeploys Police From Desks to Patrol

Friday, 24 June 2011 00:00

Says First-Round of Actions Saves Taxpayers $32 Million

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced on June 13 that in an effort to reduce the costs of running Nassau County government and protect homeowners from a property tax increase, he has plans that achieve $32 million in annual re-occurring employee-related budget savings. The plan, he stated, includes $10.6 million in savings from 130 employee layoffs; $9 million from redeploying police from desks to patrol; $7 million from the elimination of additional positions; and $5.3 million in savings from 54 employees participating in the Voluntary Separation Incentive Program. After personnel reductions in July 2011, he said the county will have 1,200 fewer positions than 2009 budgeted-levels – the last year of the previous administration. Nassau County, Mangano said, is now operating with the lowest level workforce since the 1950s and that this is just the first-round of employee cost-cutting actions he will take in 2011.

 

POB Xtreme Power Wins 32nd Annual Lincoln Page Memorial Day Tournament

Friday, 24 June 2011 00:00

Two things are viewed every year in the spring: flowers and Memorial Day soccer tournaments. The Plainview-Old Bethpage Xtreme Power (POB XP) decided to play in the 32nd annual Lincoln Page Memorial Day Tournament hosted by the Massapequa Soccer Club.

This tournament hosts travel teams from all over the northeast coast which results in a premier level of competition. The U-15 POB XP decided to play up an age group to U-16, which by itself would present a big challenge. On Saturday, the POB XP won its first game against a Massapequa team 4-1 and then played against a strong team from Massachusetts which resulted in a 1-1 tie. On Sunday, the POB XP won its semi-final game against a rough Middle Country team 2-1.

 

Students Celebrate the Art of Water Conservation

Friday, 17 June 2011 00:00

Plainview Water District Commissioners Honor Winners of Annual Poster Contest

Plainview Water District Commissioners Edward Shulroff, Andrew Bader and Joel Kessler honored the winners of the 2011 Water Conservation Poster Contest during an awards ceremony on Tuesday, June 14.

Plainview-Old Bethpage students took part in this springtime tradition, creating their own original poster artwork on the topic of water conservation and how it relates to a healthy environment. The commissioners voted on the top three entries from each grade level. First-place winners received a $100 U.S. savings bond; $50 bonds were awarded to second- and third-place winners.   

 

Mejias Cleared on All Charges

Friday, 17 June 2011 00:00

Former Nassau County Legislator and State Senate candidate David Mejias has been cleared of all charges stemming from a September incident involving his former girlfriend. The Queens District Attorney’s office, which handled the prosecution, confirmed that the charges of stalking and menacing were dismissed in December and the remaining charge of reckless endangerment was officially dropped on Friday, June 10.

“At the end of the day the system worked,” said Mejias. “All the charges were completely dismissed and I have been vindicated.”

 

Residents Flock to Second Annual POB Library Summer Reading Carnival

Written by Karen Gellender Friday, 10 June 2011 00:00

While some might assume the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library would slow down once the school year starts to wrap up, the thriving summer reading program makes the large building on Old Country Road a popular location when the weather heats up- and perhaps never more so than on the day of the carnival, the official kickoff to the summer reading season. This year, the Second Annual Summer Reading Carnival on Sunday, June 5 drew hundreds to the grounds of the library for two hours of good old-fashioned fun.

 

NORCWALK 2011 Raises More Than $16,000 To Benefit Plainview- Old Bethpage Seniors

Friday, 10 June 2011 00:00

Despite inclement weather, nothing was going to stop supporters and friends of the Mid-Island Y Jewish Community Center (MIYJCC) and POB NNORC (Plainview-Old Bethpage Neighborhood Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities) from participating in the second annual “NORCWALK.” Children, teens, adults and senior citizens gathered on Sunday, May 15, at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School for an intergenerational walk and family fun activities benefiting seniors in Plainview-Old Bethpage.

 

Plainview Resident Hosts Second Annual Fred K’s Cancer Walk

Written by Karen Gellender Friday, 03 June 2011 00:00

Participants to Walk Two Miles to Promote

Awareness of Oral and Testicular Cancers

Plainview resident (and John F. Kennedy High School graduate) Serena Ahne is used to being part of a team; she and her friend, Lisa Leone, make up the “Traveling Baseball Babes” a pair that visit baseball stadiums all over the country and chronicle their experiences on a joint blog. So when it was time to get involved in fundraising for cancer research, the subject may have been far more somber, but their approach was the same: teamwork all the way.

The two have created the non-profit Fred K’s Cancer, which will host its second annual walk-a-thon on Sunday, June 26 at Cantiague Park in Hicksville. Last year’s event raised $2,400, a figure that the group hopes to top this year. The funds were split between the Oral Cancer Foundation and Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation, both registered 501(c) 3 non-profit charities. “While the cancers may seem unrelated, there is a reason why we’ve chosen these particular diseases to support,” said Ahne.

 

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