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Today's 5: Leap Day Chili Cook-off

Also: Two late breaking stories on Plainview Patch from Tuesday afternoon.

The big Chili-Cook-off is scheduled for tonight at Plainview JFK, where more than a dozen chefs will whip up their best dishes, all for scholarship money. And it's Feb. 29, the extra day added to the Gregorian calendar (most) every four years. The adjustment compensates for our man-made calendar "days" which, over the course of four years, are off by about 24 hours.

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On Wednesday:

1. The is in the gym of the from 7-9 p.m. It's $10 for adults and $5 for students. See for more details.

2. There were two late breaking stories Tuesday you should check out: Plainview fireghters were called to a blaze at the in Old Bethpage to put out a fire in a pile of electrical devices.

3. And, a Levittown man faces multiple charges after police say he led them on a that ended with a crash in Plainview.

4. The offers two free showings today of the film starring Paul Giamatti, Burt Young & Amy Ryan: At 3 and 7:30 p.m.; 106 minutes. Rated "R."

5. The library has also scheduled an course taught by state certified teachers and subject specialists. Students have to purchase McGraw Hill's SAT 2012 Edition prior to the first session. See our .

Joe Dowd February 29, 2012 at 03:08 PM
Who's going to be attending this today? There's going to be music as well as chili and Patch needs help with pictures and video. Let us know.

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