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Today's 5: Fundraiser to Go On in Spencer's Memory

Plainview-JFK Freshman Spencer Reis lost his fight with cancer Sunday night; today's event will go on as planned.

are mourning the death of , a Plainview JFK Freshman who died Sunday night after bravely fighting cancer.

Today's scheduled benefit for the Reis family will go on as planned at Catch The Wave on Old Country Road. The freshman class is being asked to wear all white for the event.

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On Monday:

1. The fundraiser for Spencer's family is going on as scheduled at on Old Country Road. will donate 50 percent of all sales for the day to raise money for the Reis family. We will have a full report this afternoon in Patch.

2. The school district reminds residents that Monday, April 16, is now a scheduled school day. The original school-year calendar had kids returning tomorrow. 

3. Note to Plainview students: The next five-day weekend is just five weeks off, scheduled for Memorial Day weekend. You'll be off Friday May 25-Tuesday May 29.

4. Plainview and Syosset Patch editors are holding today, Monday, noon-2 at in the Plainview Centre shopping plaza. Stop by and meet the local editors and advertising representatives. Bring your questions and story ideas.

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Brent Martinez April 17, 2012 at 04:39 AM
joe just a correction we get 6 days off.. from the 24th till the 29th

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