Planning for your child’s future can be nerve-wracking enough when it covers just the basics such as grades, college, and a career; however, those worries can be a far cry from the potential issues that need to be dealt with when you add a child with special needs into the mix.
But help is out there, and with that help comes hope for a future as bright and fulfilling as any child’s, according to Marie Cantone, owner of Family Financial Services, an independent financial planning firm that she started nearly three years ago that specializes in serving the needs of families with special needs children. The help available to those with special needs was recently spelled out at a seminar at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library.
The Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District recently announced District Board of Education President Ginger Lieberman will be honored at the 2014 Nassau BOCES Education Partner Awards for her dedication to education. Lieberman will be recognized as one of the most influential school board members for public education on Long Island.
“Ginger Lieberman has been a strong advocate for our students and has been an influential leader in our community for more than 30 years,” said Dr. Lorna Lewis, Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District Superintendent of Schools. “We are very proud of Ms. Lieberman for being honored by our leaders as she has been a strong voice for public education on Long Island.”
All Long Islanders recall the weeks of frustrations and unanswered questions that followed in Superstorm Sandy’s wake. Now, a Plainview communtiy group is giving residents the chance to hear from the new power authority set to take the lead in all of the island’s utility concerns.
The Concerned Citizens of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Community, Inc. recently announced its upcoming Spring Community Forum featuring guest presenters from PSEG, the island’s new power company, along with the Sustainability Institute of Molloy College. The forum will be held at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, March 31 in the lower level meeting room.
While these days no one needs to be reminded of the benefits of exercise as they pertain to preventing a downturn to your overall health and well-being, one overlooked aspect is the therapeutic aspect exercise can also serve when engaging in an uphill battle against a pre-existing condition.
The Young Israel of Plainview held their 42nd annual dinner recently, singling out two extraordinary couples for their years of dedication to the synagogue. Elaine and Gerry Gross were recipients of the prestigious Pillars of the Community award, while Shelley and Gary Katz were the evening’s guests of honor, the highest award bestowed by the synagogue.
Elaine Gross was involved in educating and inspiring youth for 44 years before recently retiring. Gerry, a Navy veteran, currently serves as a facilities manager at Jamaica Hospital. Elaine was vice president of Hebrew Academy of Nassau County and was a member of the Board of Education. Gerry was previously the Plainview Coordinator for the Orthodox Little League for 10 years. They have been members of the Young Israel of Plainview for 34 fruitful years.
When a school district tightens its budgetary belt, arts education is usually the first to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous misfortune.
That is why organizations like the Cultural Arts Playhouse in Plainview exist — to fill in the gaps left by cash-strapped schools.Founded in 1995, the Cultural Arts Playhouse in Plainview is a year round regional, off-Broadway theater that has produced more than 500 productions including educational and touring shows. The playhouse serves thousands of people each year with its profesional adult productions, children’s theater performances and theater education class for youngsters ages seven through 18.
A senior at Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School is set to grace the stage with her violin talent.
Concert festival competition winner Amanda Hedgecock will be featured in Menselssohn’s Violin Concerto with the Island Chamber Sympony March 16.
Hedgecock started learning the violin at four years old using the Suzuki method at the Music Institute of Long Island, located in Manhasset. The Suzuki method instilled confidence in Hedgecock, as well as a love for music and performing.
For ages, humankind has debated the myriad intricacies of life, all the while pondering the imponderable in a desperate bid to satisfy the great questions that plague every man, woman, and child: Why are we here? What is my destiny? And how do I get that coffee stain out of my favorite dress shirt?
A former student at Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School had the good sense to start a career in fashion — and now, her work is set to land on the pages of a highly influential magazine.
This year, John F. Kennedy Class of 2002 alumna Traci Krasilovsky celebrates a benchmark achievement in her career as a senior swimsuit designer for a major design corporation. Ten swimsuits from the junior private label that Krasilovsky designs for a major retail chain are being featured in the 2014 Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition and on the Sports Illustrated website.
From smiling to swaddling to teething to crawling to walking; there are seemingly millions of little moments in a child’s life that go by in a flash.
Parents try to capture each significant second either with the semi-permanence of a cell phone camera or the fleeting nature of a mere glimpse — but some moments call for a professional’s touch, an inviting setting and an expert’s eye.
With her comfortable studio and lens talent to spare, Plainview resident and photographer Mindy Useloff-Milano captures the ephemeral flashes of a child’s life through I Hope You Dance Photography; her own business venture that started with the inspiring smiles of her own young children.
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