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Census Bureau Says Return Your Form

Friday, 02 April 2010 00:00

The 2010 Census is under way and those working on it urge residents to return their forms as soon as possible. The bureau hopes to receive as many back in the mail as possible prior to April 12. For those who do not mail back the form, a Census enumerator will begin knocking on doors after to record the information personally.

Those working on the Census stress its importance as the number of residents in a community can determine the amount of governmental aid a community will receive as well determine a community’s need when it comes to factors such as transportation and medical facilities. According to the Census Bureau, Census data “helps to determine how more than $400 billion of federal funding is spent on infrastructure and services.” In addition, the data will be used to redraw Congressional districts.


Ginger Lieberman Honored for Commitment to Community

Written by Denise Nash Friday, 26 March 2010 00:00

The Nassau County Legislature honored outstanding women in Nassau County at its meeting on Monday, March 22 to commemorate Women’s History Month.

Plainview-Old Bethpage school board member Ginger Lieberman was chosen by Nassau County Legislator Judy Jacobs and was honored for her unconditional commitment to the betterment of the community.


Postal Workers Rally to Oppose Eliminating Saturday Mail Delivery

Written by Denise Nash Friday, 26 March 2010 00:00

Congressman Steve Israel (D – Huntington) recently joined postal workers and leaders from the letter carriers, mail handlers and clerks to oppose ending Saturday mail delivery. Seniors, veterans and many others rely on the postal system for urgent deliveries, according to Israel. Recently, the United States Postmaster General proposed eliminating Saturday delivery to address issues with the Postal Service budget.


March 23 Hearing Scheduled On Improvements to Plainview Water District

Friday, 19 March 2010 00:00

Proposed improvements to the Plainview Water District will be the subject of a Tuesday, March 23, public hearing by the Oyster Bay Town Board, according to Town Councilwoman Rebecca M. Alesia.


Local Resident Overcomes Stuttering Problem

Written by Denise Nash Friday, 19 March 2010 00:00

Now a Speech Pathologist Specializing in Helping Children

Lori Melnitsky-Fradkin, a graduate of Plainview Old Bethpage JFK High School, overcame a severe stuttering disorder and dealt with many obstacles when she was younger. Rather than letting her disability take over her life – she took over the disability.

Melnitsky-Fradkin is a speech pathologist who specializes in stuttering therapy and has a private practice in Plainview called All Island Speech Therapy and Rehabilitation. She started the business eight years ago to educate people that there is help available for someone who stutters.


Parenting Book Tackles the Teen Years

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 12 March 2010 00:00

Years ago, former Plainview resident Ellen Pober Rittberg gave birth to three children all within a three-year time span. Such an experience gave her a unique perspective on parenting. Rittberg decided to parlay that into a book, 35 Things Your Teen Won’t Tell You, So I Will.

The book, published by Turner Publishing Company, is described as a “light-hearted, mini-manifesto of pragmatic parenting advice that teaches readers how to dig deep, survive and perhaps even crack the psyche of a hormonal, temperamental and ever-changing teen.” Rittberg’s three children—-Jay, Matt, and Kim—-were raised in Plainview. All three graduated from Plainview-Old Bethpage High School.


Jewish Genealogy Society Showcases Collection At POB Library

Written by Denise Nash Friday, 12 March 2010 00:00

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island (JGSLI), which was founded in 1985 and dedicated to encouraging and assisting the pursuit of Jewish family history, meets in Plainview once a month from June through September. Their goal is to bring together people interested in tracing their Jewish family roots.

The meetings, according to JGSLI president Roda Miller, feature international and national guest speakers and are free to attend. Meetings begin with Mispocha Mavens, Hebrew for family experts, available to answer questions and offer advice for people to get personalized help with their genealogical research.


Serenity Garden Is Plainview’s Oasis

Written by Elan Wurtzel Friday, 05 March 2010 00:00

Once an overgrown, garbage-filled lot, the corner of Old Country and Central Park roads has been transformed by the Plainview-Old Bethpage Chamber of Commerce into an oasis of flowers, shrubbery, ornaments, whimsy and memories. That place is Serenity Garden.


LI Decentralization Grant For the Arts Awarded To Local Artist

Written by Denise Nash Friday, 05 March 2010 00:00

Funds Used to Explore Forgiveness Through Poetry

The Huntington Arts Council, Inc. recently announced that Plainview artist Gayl Teller is the recipient of an award from the 2010 Long Island Decentralization Grants for the Arts Regrant Program. The grant is for “A Poetry of Forgiveness.” The awards for both Nassau and Suffolk counties were presented at a ceremony Friday, Feb. 26 at the Walt Whitman Birthplace in Melville.


Cultural Arts Playhouse Announces New Show

Friday, 26 February 2010 00:00

Plainview’s Cultural Arts Playhouse Center, Inc. was founded in 1995 by Bruce Grossman. Named by Long Island Press as Long Island’s 2007 Best Live Theaters, the Cultural Arts Playhouse is a year-round regional, off-off Broadway theatre that has produced over 500 productions including educational and touring shows.


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