Today's 5: Chamber Kicks Off Food Drive

Did you read our story Tuesday about the pleas to preserve the Maine Maid Inn?

The Plainview-Old Bethpage is holding a breakfast meeting Wednesday to kick off a community-wide food drive for the region's needy.

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On Wednesday:

1. The Chamber is spearheading a community-wide Thanksgiving Food Drive. 
Joining forces with the Plainview-Old Bethpage Interfaith Clergy Council and Plainview Sports Council. They're asking members to bring canned goods, snack foods, dry goods and personal care items at Wednesday's meeting at the at 8 a.m.

2. The heard an impassioned plea Tuesday from a coalition of organizations asking for landmark designation of the old Maine Maid Inn in Jericho, which has an amazing history.

3.The hosts two free showings of Shakespeare's "The Tempest," starring Helen Mirren, Felicity Jones and Djimon Hounsou. There are two free shows, at  3 and 7:30 p.m.

4. We're keeping open our of Plainview-area veterans all this week, and beyond if necessary. The idea began on last Friday and provides a public on-line place to honor Plainview's uniformed service men and women. All you have to do is send us the picture and caption information and we'll include it. (This is ; there are great shots of local veterans. Patch will even help you research your veterans' unit and service history.)

5. .And...Do you have a great fall or Thanksgiving photo of your kids? Do you have an event that deserves special attention in Patch? A school play? A major life event or achievement? We want all of them. Send your stories, photos and publicity needs to us: Contact Joe Dowd at Joe.Dowd@patch.com

Barbara.Heaphy November 16, 2011 at 12:44 PM
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