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Eagle Scout Hopeful Honors Veteran

Written by Herald Staff, Wednesday, 11 June 2014 00:00

A Plainview-Old Bethpage Boy Scout made honoring a U.S. Army sergeant his Eagle Scout Project priority.

Eagle Scout candidate Ryan Lessman chose to honor Commander Joseph P. Slattery Jr. for his Eagle Scout Project by dedicating a memorial garden at the American Legion Hall in Plainview. A dedication ceremony took place on Memorial Day at the Legion Hall and was attended by Slattery’s wife Pat, as well as other dignitaries, guests and Scout Troops. During the ceremony, Lesman received an official citation from County Executive Ed Mangano.


Trio Of Tech Talents In Plainview

Written by Steve Mosco, Friday, 06 June 2014 00:00

Three young Plainview-Old Bethpage area residents recently became members of the National Technical Honor Society after outstanding work Nassau BOCES Barry Tech.

Young adults David Glassman, Gina Galletti and Jesse Krasnoff, along with more than 130 other students, were recognized for their studies in such programs as cosmetology skills, aviation operations, welding, pharmacy technicians, horse science, police science/law enforcement systems and auto skills.


Lemonade Stand Against Cancer

Written by Paige McAtee, Thursday, 05 June 2014 14:45

While members of the community walked to honor the memories of fallen soldiers in the Plainview-Old Bethpage Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 26, there was a small lemonade stand set up on Washington Avenue that was run by a group of young kids to help raise money for children with cancer.

“Lemonade,” they yelled out to the parade. “All proceeds go to help fight childhood cancer!”

This lemonade stand is part of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), which helps raise money towards finding a cure for childhood cancer.


Game Changing

Written by Chris Boyle, Thursday, 05 June 2014 14:28

History has a way of making itself heard. Be it through its own actions or the words of those who observe its passing, history makes an indelible mark on the lives of each and every one of us every single day.

Dr. Bill Thierfelder considers himself both a teacher and a student of history. A Bayport resident, Thierfelder holds a regular series lectures, entitled “Game Changers,” at local area libraries, including his most recent on the Salem Witch Trials at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library. For many years he was a professor of liberal arts at Dowling College in Oakdale. He retired from full-time teaching in 2010 and is now a part-time docent tour guide at the Museum of Natural History, in addition to spending his free time dabbling in writing, photography and artwork.


Community Gives Thumbs Up To School Budget

Written by Steve Mosco, Friday, 30 May 2014 00:00

Plainview-Old Bethpage School District Superintendent Dr. Lorna Lewis, POB Board of Education members and all administration and staff expressed their gratitude to the Plainview-Old Bethpage community members for approving the District’s 2014-15 budget proposal during the May 20 vote. More than 70 percent of the voters approved the District’s budget.

“The 72 percent passing of our proposed budget sends a strong message of our community’s support for public education,” said Lewis. “Our entire community — the staff, students and administrators — thank you for the commitment you have made to preserving the unique qualities of the Plainview-Old Bethpage schools.”


A Special Pack Of Compassionate Pups

Written by Cynthia Paulis, Thursday, 29 May 2014 11:48

Several hundred people filled the grand ballroom of the Marriot Islandia from all parts of the northeast waiting to see a class of canines embark on a career in companionship.

Brothers Dagger and Diesel, wearing blue vests and gold tassels, playfully wrestled on the floor while proud moms Yvonne Dagger of Massapequa and Sandra Slomovitz of Old Bethpage looked on with misty eyes. The surrogate dog mothers knew this would be the last time they would see their pups before they are sent off to boot camp, as with tails wagging both dogs moved to the next level with the Canine Companions for Independence class of 2014.


Answering Medicare Concerns

Written by Chris Boyle, Thursday, 29 May 2014 11:52

While getting older can open access to a whole host of interesting benefits — wisdom, experience and even some great discounts — it can also offer its fair share of complications.

Take Medicare, for example, a national social insurance program that offers health insurance for Americans 65 and over. Like many programs offered by the U.S. government, it boasts a nearly insurmountable degree of complexity to the average person.  


Woman Power In Bethpage

Written by Cynthia Paulis, Friday, 23 May 2014 00:00

Close to 200 women went to Briarcliff College in Bethpage to attend the Fair Media Council’s Women’s Empowerment Summit with keynote speaker Bernadette Castro, COO of Castro Convertibles and former New York State Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

The morning opened with Castro delivering the key note speech followed by six breakout sessions with an impressive group of panelists from all different fields including some elected officials, CEO’s, doctors, lawyers, writers, bankers and media executives.


Local Grads Ready For Future

Written by Colleen Maidhof, Thursday, 22 May 2014 00:00

Young people from the Bethpage and Plainview areas are getting primed to turn the page on a new chapter in life.

Bethpage residents Lauren and Shannon McCarthy, Mathew La Rose, and Danielle Siebner and Plainview residents Angela Formica, Lindsay Gladstone and Rita Iosefson were amongst the nearly 2,300 students who were awarded bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral degrees, or advanced certificates from LIU’s three Long Island campuses: LIU Post, LIU Brentwood, and LIU Riverhead.   


Chasing Big-League Dreams

Written by Brianna Barbieri, Wednesday, 21 May 2014 00:00

Despite dwindling odds, James Giulietti still hasn’t lost sight of his childhood dream of playing Major League Baseball. In fact, every summer the 25-year-old leaves his hometown on Long Island to chase that dream.

Giulietti, a left-handed pitcher from Plainview, plays for the Rockland Boulders, a Pomona, NY-based independent professional team not affiliated with MLB.


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