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From left, twins George and Lenny Motchkavitz, 85, (Credit: Brittany Wait)

From left, twins George and Lenny Motchkavitz, 85, recall what it was like growing up in Great Neck. (Aug. 28, 2012)

Great Neck people

Brittany Wait profiles people around Great Neck, from community leaders to residents she bumps into around town.

George Motchkavitz, 56, an assistant foreman of the
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

George Motchkavitz, 56, an assistant foreman of the Great Neck Alert Fire Company, remembers pretending to be a firefighter as a child with his friends. (Aug. 30, 2012)

Tom Jennings, a member of the Great Neck
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Tom Jennings, a member of the Great Neck Alert Fire Company for 49 years, also serves as chairman of the memorabilia historic committee, collecting items from the widows of former firefighters and displaying those items at the fire station in their honor. (Aug. 30, 2012)

Doug Reynolds, 22, of Great Neck, has lived
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Doug Reynolds, 22, of Great Neck, has lived in the community all his life. He studied actuarial sciences at Binghamton University and is co-director of the Stepping Stone Waterfront and Sailing School. (Aug. 29, 2012)

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Jean Celender, 57, mayor of Great Neck Plaza,
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Jean Celender, 57, mayor of Great Neck Plaza, has lived in the village for 32 years. She was elected mayor in 2000 and re-elected in March to serve another two-year term. (Aug. 29, 2012)

Alice Kasten is the president of the Great
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Alice Kasten is the president of the Great Neck Historical Society. (Aug. 29, 2012)

Seth Adelson, 42, associate rabbi at Temple Israel
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Seth Adelson, 42, associate rabbi at Temple Israel of Great Neck on Old Mill Road, has lived in Great Neck for five years with his wife Judith, 44, daughter Hannah, 5, and son Zev, 3. (Aug. 29, 2012)

Ralph Kreitzman, 66, mayor of Great Neck Village
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Ralph Kreitzman, 66, mayor of Great Neck Village since 2007, has lived in the community for 38 years. (Aug. 27, 2012)

From left, twins George and Lenny Motchkavitz, 85,
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

From left, twins George and Lenny Motchkavitz, 85, recall what it was like growing up in Great Neck. (Aug. 28, 2012)

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Brett Joseph, 27, of Great Neck, has lived
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Brett Joseph, 27, of Great Neck, has lived in the community his entire life, but plans to move to Manhattan in October to pursue a business initiative with his friend. (Aug. 27, 2012)

Sherry Ross Goodman, 69, of Lake Success, taught
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Sherry Ross Goodman, 69, of Lake Success, taught kindergarten at Parkville Elementary School in New Hyde Park from 1992 until she retired in 2009. (Aug. 27, 2012)

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