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East Meadow students wins Astoria Federal Savings essay contest

Astoria Federal Savings recently announced that Matthew Rein, 10, was named the East Meadow branch winner of the seventh annual Astoria Federal Savings “Teach Children to Save” essay contest.  

The contest, which is in recognition of Financial Literacy Month, asks children ages 5 to 12 to complete the statement. “If I save a lot today, in the future I could.” 

Nearly 1,000 essays were received from neighborhood branches throughout Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, Brooklyn and Westchester.

Astoria Federal Savings judges selected one winner from each branch. Matthew’s winning essay stated that he wants to use savings to go to college and become a math teacher.

He visited the East Meadow branch to receive his award, which including a $25 American Express Gift Card, a Teach Children to Save Certificate and an Education First medal from Branch Manager Sharon Phillips.

NuHealth encourages bicycle riding

As part of a new initiative for Employee Wellness, the NuHealth System installed a new bicycle rack at A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility for workers who wish to pedal their way to work.

“I’m loving the new bike rack that the Wellness Committee installed,” said Mark Kobulnick, an analyst for Corporate Applications who currently works on the fourth floor of the nursing home.

The rack was placed outside the employee entrance and provides the staff with a secure place for their bicycles while they work. The rack is one of the ways NuHealth is encouraging healthier lifestyle choices for all staff.

East Meadow Kiwanis donates golf outing profits

Two deserving charities, the Alzheimer Foundation and Easter Seals, each received $1,5000 checks from East Meadow Kiwanis. The fund came from some of the profits made during the July 23 golf outing held at Eisenhower Park. East Meadow Kiwanis and Borrelli’s Restaurant jointly sponsor this annual event.