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Old Bethpage’s Kids Helping Kids Delivers Again

Friday, 11 December 2009 00:00

The Kids Helping Kids by Kids Way, Inc. not-for-profit organization located in Old Bethpage, via their “Making a Warmth of Difference” apparel program, delivered $140,000 in new coats, fleece and other winter related apparel to The Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN) in Hempstead.

 

Local Organization Encourages Residents To Shop Locally

Written by Denise Nash Friday, 11 December 2009 00:00

The Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce (NCCC) recently announced their new “It Starts Here. Buy Locally” campaign, which is their most comprehensive promotional campaign to date encouraging consumers to support the local businesses in their downtowns during this holiday season.

 

Tom Suozzi Concedes Election to Edward Mangano

Written by Joe Rizza and Victoria Caruso-Davis Monday, 07 December 2009 08:52

Says He’s Proud of Accomplishments

Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi announced on Tuesday, Dec. 1 that he will not challenge the election between him and Republican opponent Ed Mangano, ensuring that Mangano will become the next Nassau County Executive next month.

 

Meet the Candidates for Plainview Water Commissioner

Monday, 07 December 2009 08:49

Residents will have the opportunity to vote in the Water District Commissioner elections on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at the Plainview Water District, 10 Manetto Hill Road in Plainview, just north of Old Country Road, in the back of the building. Voting is from 1 to 9 p.m. For more information, voters can call the Plainview Water District at 931-6469. Incumbent Kevin Langberg is seeking re-election and is being opposed by Andrew Bader for a three-year term as water commissioner. The following information was sent in by the candidates.

 

POB Chamber of Commerce Kicks Off ‘Buy Locally’ Campaign

Friday, 27 November 2009 11:13

The Plainview Old Bethpage Chamber kicked off a “Buy Locally” campaign at its monthly meeting at the Atria of Plainview on November 18. The POB Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with the Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce and the Huntington Township Business Council, urge everyone to shop and keep their money on Long Island. Spending money here in your local community contributes to the tax base which provide for local services. It helps to keep local business open and your neighbors employed.

 

JCC Dedicates Teen Lounge Renovation

Friday, 27 November 2009 11:12

The Mid-Island Y Jewish Community Center in Plainview recently dedicated the renovation of its Teen Lounge in memory of Amy Cooper. A Plainview resident, Amy passed away in August, 2007, and shortly thereafter, her husband Lloyd, children Matthew and Alyssa, as well as friends and community members established The Amy Cooper Memorial Fund at the JCC. After two successful community fundraising events — a soccer tournament and concert — sufficient funds were raised for a substantial renovation of the Teen Lounge including new paint, two new flat screen TVs, new gaming tables, two new PCs, a new MAC and printer, new furniture, new video gaming systems, refurbished pool table, lighting and electrical work. Monies raised have also been allocated for a new GaGa pit as well as more than $5,000 in scholarships, enabling the JCC to provide financial support to families who cannot afford to send their children to camp, nursery school and after-school programs.

 

Plainview Grad Living Her Dream

Written by Denise Nash Friday, 20 November 2009 00:00

By Denise Nash

Jill Martin set strict goals for herself, and her dreams are becoming a reality after meeting those goals.

Martin graduated from Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School in 1994 and continued her education at the University of Michigan where she majored in communications and received a Bachelor of Arts degree. She landed a job on the The Maury Povich Show, where she worked on-air doing fashion reporting and makeovers.

 

Plainview-Old Bethpage Library Receives Five-Star Status Again

Friday, 20 November 2009 00:00

The Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library has just been named a 5-Star Library for the second time by Library Journal, the country’s oldest and most respected publication for the library field.

Based on data from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Plainview-Old Bethpage was rated along with 7,268 libraries across the nation. Overall, the LJ Index scores libraries according to four per capita output measures that indicate public service - circulation, visits, program attendance and public Internet use. The top libraries are assigned five, four or three stars.

 

Carbon Monoxide Leak at Plainview Restaurant Sends Eight to Hospital

Written by Denise Nash Friday, 13 November 2009 00:00

On Nov. 10, at 8:38 p.m., 2nd precinct officers responded to a call for multiple people passing out inside Ayhan’s Shish Kebab Restaurant, which is located at 379 South Oyster Bay Road in Plainview and within Syosset’s Fire District.

 

Lavine Provides POB Library With State Grant for Ongoing Projects

Written by Denise Nash Friday, 13 November 2009 00:00

Assemblyman Charles D. Lavine recently presented the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library with a state grant in the amount of $2,750.

This year, according to library director Gretchen Browne, Lavine was able to present two grants to the library through the Friends of the Library.

 

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