2018-11-30

Plainview Old Bethpage Chamber networking event

On Tuesday, November 20th, the Plainview Old Bethpage Chamber of Commerce held its monthly Networking Event hosted by member,  Central Island Healthcare. About 30 members were in attendance in addition to department Directors of many of the services provided by the facility. Central Island Healthcare is a premiere 202 bed, sub-acute rehabilitation and skilled nursing center located in Plainview, They […]

2018-11-30 E-Edition

JFK Middle School science teachers traveled to Island Trees Middle School on Nov. 6 during a Superintendent’s Conference Day collaboration on zSpace Studio. Photos courtesy of the Bethpage Union Free School District

Proactive Superintendent’s Day in Bethpage

The Bethpage Union Free School District gathered on Nov. 6 for its fall Superintendent’s Conference Day, during which the various staff departments participated in presentations, workshops and activities to continue proactive learning and development as educators. Staff members from the high school and JFK middle school along with Superintendent David Schneider attended morning sessions that focused on dynamic issues, led […]

First- and third-grade students at Kramer Lane Elementary School constructed balloon animals during a STEM lab activity on Nov. 20.

Balloons over Kramer Lane

Inspired by the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as well as the book “Balloons Over Broadway” by Melissa Sweet, students at the Bethpage Union Free School District’s Kramer Lane Elementary School came together on Nov. 20 and 21 to create their own balloon animals. Third-graders in Cynthia Cavallo’s class teamed up with Margaret Meehan’s first-grade students in the STEM lab to […]

Childcare worker arrested for child endangerment

Nassau County Police arrested a Hicksville woman on November 19th for allegedly endangering two toddlers who were found wandering in the street. According to police, at 10:52 a.m. a driver on Jerusalem Avenue near 8th street saw a three year old girl standing alone in the right lane. The driver stopped his vehicle to help the child and found a […]

Bethpage High School seniors and district third-graders were excited for the Read to Achieve event on Nov. 20.

Tradition of Read to Achieve continues at Bethpage

 Third-grade students from all three elementary schools in the Bethpage Union Free District gathered in the gymnasium at Bethpage High School on Nov. 20 for the annual Read to Achieve program. The annual program is geared toward stressing the importance of reading and sparking the interest of young students with fun activities. Superintendent of Schools David Schneider opened the event […]

Santa’s Mailboxes arrive at Town offices

The Town of Oyster Bay has announced that children can send their holiday lists directly to Old St. Nick at the North Pole through a special network of Santa’s Mailboxes which arrived in Town facilities from the North Pole.  Mailboxes will accept letters now through Friday, December 14th. The Town of Oyster Bay will forward letters to Santa at the […]

Eighth police precinct will reopen in Levittown


Nassau County plans to reopen two local police precincts that had been closed due to budgetary constraints. The Eighth Precinct, which is located in Levittown, and The Sixth Precinct in Manhasset, will reopen next year after County officials agreed that the move would benefit local residents. Nassau County Executive, Laura Curran, who was initially against the reopening of the precincts […]

Nonprofit helps kids realize their dancing potential


Dancing is an art form, and a nonprofit organization that holds classes in Plainview, helps disabled kids realize their dancing potential. Dancing Dreams opened in October at the American Legion Hall. Joann Ferrara, a pediatric physical therapist, helped launch the program, after a little girl in her office stated to her that she wanted to become a dancer. “One day […]

Interfaith Clergy Council hosts Thanksgiving Prayer Service

Nassau County Legislator Arnold W. Drucker (D – Plainview) joined the Plainview – Old Bethpage Interfaith Clergy Council for a Thanksgiving prayer service and celebration of faith, love, culture and diversity at the Guru Gobind Singh Sikh Center in Plainview on Tuesday, Nov. 20.
The interfaith service is an annual tradition spearheaded by the Interfaith Council, which includes leadership from area Catholic, Christian, Jewish, Mormon, Muslim and Sikh congregations and community centers.
“This beautiful and inspiring Thanksgiving service highlights how much we share in common as neighbors and the positive impact we can bring to our communities when we work together,” Legislator Drucker said. “I am truly thankful for the Plainview – Old Bethpage Interfaith Clergy Council and the valuable services they provide every day for this community.”