Plainview Water Commissioners Honor Winners of Annual Poster Contest
Plainview Water Commissioners Kevin Langberg, Joel Kessler and Edward Shulroff honored the winners of the Plainview Water District’s 2009 Water Conservation Poster Contest during an awards ceremony on Tuesday, June 23.
“The annual poster contest has long been one of our favorite community activities,” said Board of Commissioners Chairman Kevin Langberg. “It seems that the entries get better and better every year, and this year was certainly no exception.”
The Sustainability Institute at Molloy College recently issued a report on the results from a project it is coordinating through a group called Long Island Interfaith Environment Network.
The report called: “Greening the Faith — A Long Island Environmental Stewardship Report,” showcases progress made at local places of worship in reducing their environmental footprint. One of the places of worship highlighted in the report is Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and School in Plainview.
Golf Digest hosted a U.S. Open Challenge on Friday, June 12 that featured former NBA star Michael Jordan, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and performer Justin Timberlake with contest winner Larry Giebelhausen rounding out the foursome.
The transportation plan, from June 15-21, for the 2009 U.S. Open Championship at Bethpage State Park’s Black Course is designed to provide a satellite parking system, while minimizing traffic congestion on the local roads surrounding Bethpage State Park. Traffic representatives from New York State, the Village of Farmingdale, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Nassau County, Suffolk County and the local townships have been involved in the planning process with the USGA for the past two years.
All general spectators attending the 2009 U.S. Open at Bethpage should utilize free championship parking, located at Jones Beach State Park. Nearly 11,000 parking spaces have been secured at Jones Beach in Parking Fields 3, 4 and 5 to ensure that the anticipated 45,000 daily spectators enjoy trouble-free travel to and from the championship. From Jones Beach, the USGA will provide more than 125 complimentary shuttle buses that will run continuously from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, dropping spectators off within 100 yards of the championship’s main admission gate.
Rumors are spreading around Plainview that Harriet Blatt is retiring from her volunteer position. She wants to set the record straight – this is not true.
Blatt was recently honored for her volunteer work with the Plainview-Old Bethpage Neighborhood Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (POB NNORC), a non-sectarian program of the Mid-Island Y Jewish Community Center, offering assistance to seniors (60+ years old) in Plainview and Old Bethpage in their homes. The event was dubbed “I’m Just Wild About Harriet,” and was not a retirement party.
Children’s author C.P. Siebenhuener, of Plainview, has written a new title, “But What If I Don’t Understand?” Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book releases nationwide this week.
“But What If I Don’t Understand?” introduces readers to an adorable little girl who learns the very important lessons of honesty, communication, and self confidence. Siebenhuener depicts a child’s insecurity fear of admitting to not understanding what is being taught in school and demonstrates how young Danielle’s mom lovingly and patiently explains the importance of asking questions and having the confidence to ask for help.
Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the arrest of a Plainview attorney who has been charged with stealing more than $73,000 from a couple he was representing in the sale of a piece of property. In a separate case, charges were filed Tuesday morning against a disbarred attorney who, Rice said, held himself out as a practicing attorney to a woman, who eventually lost a civil judgment of more than $200,000 after the Merrick man failed to appear in court on her behalf.
The Plainview attorney, Stuart Gorman, 55, has been charged with Grand Larceny in the Second Degree. The disbarred Merrick attorney, Michael Schlussel, 47, has been charged with practicing law without a license and faces up to a year in jail. Gorman faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.
The Second Squad recently reported the arrest of a Dix Hills man in connection with an occupied burglary that occurred on May 26 at 1:20 p.m., in Plainview.
At that time, according to detectives, a 20-year-old resident of a Plainview home heard the front doorbell ring several times, looked out the window and saw no one, and then heard noises coming from his basement that sounded to him like someone attempting to break in.
Plainview’s annual Memorial Day parade was again a success with Mother Nature cooperating as well – beautiful blue skies and warm weather made everyone smile as they watched the parade with pride.
Every year the parade salutes the men and women from the Armed Forces for their service to this county past and present.
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