Thursday, 29 August 2013 00:00
GNWPCD Meeting - August 29
Park District Steppingstone Concert - August 31
GN PUblic Schools Opening Day - September 3
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.
A film will be shown on at 2 p.m. at the Station Branch of the Great Neck Library at The Gardens at Great Neck. Refer to the library newsletter, film brochure or website for information on the films scheduled. Doors open at 1:45 p.m. Arrive early as seating is limited.
The Great Neck Park District will present a Steppingstone Summer Performing Arts Concert, Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway, at 8 p.m. at Steppingstone Park. Admission is with a park card.
The Great Neck Public Schools will open for the 2013-2014 school year on Tuesday, Sept. 2. School district schools will open for all students.
REAP, retired, energetic, active professionals meet every Tuesday at the Cumberland School, 30 Cumberland Avenue in Great Neck, at 9 a.m. the first Tuesday of the month. First is the board meeting and then at 10:30 a.m. there is a business meeting open to all members. “My Opinion” will be presented by Carolyn Minionis, who will choose a short topic of interest to all. The featured speaker is to be announced and the presentation will take place at 10:45 a.m. Current events will be led by Irma Wolin at 12:30 pm. Coffee, tea and refreshments will be served.
An afternoon matinee (for children ages two to 12 with parent/caregiver) will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 3:30 p.m. at the Main Library. The movie is Disney’s Pixar film, Brave, Princess Merida’s actions unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric wise woman for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The library extends the invitation for an afternoon of popcorn-fueled cinema. MPAA Rating: PG. Adult library card is not valid for registration. Participating child’s library card is required for registration.
The Great Neck Breast Cancer Coalitions’s Yogathon & Wellness Fair is on Sept. 22 at Firefighter’s Park on Grace Avenue. Registration brochures are displayed in over 80 different stores and businesses in Great Neck and also can be found at our Great Neck public libraries and village halls.
A special meeting of the board of trustees of the Great Neck Library will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue and on Monday, Sept. 16 at the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Dept. Co. #4, 97. These meetings are open to the public and attendance is encouraged.
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. 5. 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!
(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.
The board meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 5 p.m. every month. All meetings are conducted in the boardroom at the district office, 170 East Shore Rd., unless otherwise publicly notified. Regular office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The board is available on a daily basis to respond to concerns, questions and issues of the district residents pertaining to fire/water district matters. For special arrangements or appointments call 466-4416, ext. 704.
Due to the Yom Kippur holiday, the deadline for the Sept. 20 issue of the Great Neck Record will be 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12. There can be no exceptions.
The Great Neck Record office will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2. The early deadline for the Sept. 6 issue will be Thursday, Aug. 29, at noon. There can be no exceptions.
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.