Thursday, 22 August 2013 00:00
Park Board Meeting - August 22
GNWPCD Meeting - August 22
Steppingstone Concert - August 24
At 8 p.m. the Board of Commissioners of the Great Neck Park District will hold a business meeting at the Park District Office, 5 Beach Road.
The Great Neck Water Pollution Control District board of commissioners will meet 8:30 a.m. at the GNWPCD office at 236 East Shore Road in Great Neck.
At 8 p.m. the Great Neck Park District will present a Steppingstone Summer Performing Arts concert, Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles. The performance will be at Steppingstone Park. Admission is with a park card.
At 8 p.m. the Great Neck Park District will present a Steppingstone Summer Performing Arts concert, the Alexis P. Suter Band. The performance is at Steppingstone Park. Admission is with a park card.
The Great Neck Public Schools next public action meeting is Monday, Aug. 26, at 8 p.m. at the school district’s Phipps Administration Building at 345 Lakeville Road in Lake Success. For information, call 773-1407.
The Great Neck Library will hold a public community meeting at 7 p.m. on the Main Library proposed building renovation. All community members are invited and encouraged to attend the meeting at the Station Branch Library, The Gardens at Great Neck, 26 Great Neck Road, second level, near Waldbaum’s. The architect will give a presentation of the approved building plan for the renovation. Refreshments will be served.
At 9 a.m. the Board of Commissioners of the Great Neck Park District will hold a work session meeting at the Park District Office, 5 Beach Road.
At 7 a.m. the Great Neck Park District will sponsor a nature program: Walk Before Work at Kings Point Park. Meet in the first lot at the park’s Steamboat Road entrance. No registration is required. No children under 16 years old are permitted. Call 482-0355 for more information.
REAP, retired, energetic, active professionals meet every Tuesday at the Cumberland School, 30 Cumberland Avenue, Great Neck. At 9 a.m. Aaron Reisberg will discuss “Mesopotamia Cradle of Civilization.” A business meeting will follow, including “My Opinion” by Arthur Beecher. He will choose a topic of interest to all. Our featured speaker this week, at 11 a.m. is James Coll, who will present, “Can Albany Be Fixed?” Lunch, is at noon, followed by current events led by Peter Lubell. Coffee, tea and refreshments will be served.
The next regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Great Neck Library will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.
The board of commissioners of the Great Neck Water Pollution Control District will meet at 8:30 a.m., at the GNWPCD office, 236 East Shore Road, Great Neck.
Free flu vaccinations will be provided at St. Aloysius Parish Center at 592 Middle Neck Road in Great Neck from 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25. The flu shots are being offered in conjunction with Catholic Health Services and St. Francis Hospital. For more information, call 516 829-8343.
A Wednesday Monthly Luncheon for St. Aloysius Sociables will be held at 1 p.m. on Sept. 11, at Turquoise Restaurant, 76 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck Plaza. Please call Ida at 516 482-1832 or John Hyland 516 482-3795 for reservations.
St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church in Great Neck is sponsoring a citizenship drive on Monday, Sept. 23, from 1 to 8 p.m., at the church, 592 Middle Neck Road (in the social hall). Free services include private, individual legal consultation, help in completing the application, mailing, the application and a follow-up. Assistance is available by appointment only. Register today by calling 516 867-3580!
The Great Neck Park District’s Parkwood Family Aquatic Center remains open for the summer through Friday, Aug. 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. You can get your pool membership at Great Neck House during regular registration hours or visit www.greatneckparks.com.
(Retired, Energetic, Active People) invites recent and longtime retirees to join a group of your peers for inspiring programs and stimulating discussions. R.E.A.P meets every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (except when schools are closed) at the Cumberland School, 30 Cumberland Avenue, Great Neck. Bring lunch if you wish. Beverages are provided. Call 441-4949.
Saturday, 30 November 2013 00:00
The recent adoption the Common Core Learning Standards, a rigorous series of teacher and student assessment testing, and the potential sharing of confidential student information with third parties have resulted in a radical change in the educational landscape in New York State—one that many parents have been concerned about.
To address these growing concerns, the Great Neck School District’s United Parent Teacher Council recently hosted a question and answer session at South High School with New York State Regent Roger Tilles, a Great Neck resident who has been outspoken with both his support of content the Common Core and his disapproval in how the new set of learning standards have been implemented.
Friday, 29 November 2013 00:00
At a meeting last week, after almost four hours of back and forth between Clover Drive residents, the attorney representing builder Frank Lalazarian’s controversial Old Mill II project and members of the Village of Great Neck’s Planning Board, there was very little progress, no vote taken and far more questions than answers.
The subdivision plan, a project under discussion for the last five years and recently approved by the village’s Zoning Board of Appeals, calls for 11 houses to be built in the area behind the Old Mill Apartments, with sole access from Clover Drive. Complicating the builder’s efforts to gain approval to start building is the fact that one of the lots is within the boundaries of Great Neck Estates and will require that village’s approval also. Additionally, Lalazarian’s project must gain the approval of several Nassau County agencies, including its department of public works, department of health and planning commission.
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 15:23
The Bears team before a recent game at the Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink with Coach Dan Marsella.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
Great Neck’s Ayal Hod is the proud coach of Great Neck’s winning Top Gun sixth grade team in the Island Garden Fall League. Hod puts together the team every season, mixing local youngsters from Great Neck and children son Dillon’s AAU Jamaica Queens team. The league is very competitive and challenging and it teaches the children many valuable lessons: “how to be great teammates by sharing the ball, how to compete hard on every possession and what you put in is what you get out.”
Hod says that the main challenge is for every child to bring their individual talent to the team and collectively they have something special. an ex-player, he says that “basketball was very good to me, it helped pay my college education and it paid my-bills for many years to come via several basketball commercials ... basketball also opened many doors for me and it helped me tremendously in my business career.”
Hod enjoys sharing his basketball journey background with his son and his friends and having them learn lessons too.