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Park District Sunday @ 3 Series

Sunday, Dec. 1

Park Board Meeting

Tuesday, Dec. 3

Library Socrqates Salon With Ron Gross

Friday, Dec. 6


Sunday, Dec. 1

Park District Sunday @ 3 Series

At 3 p.m. the Great Neck Park District presents its Sunday @ 3 Series with a concert by Jim Dawson.Performance at Great Neck House. Park card required for admission.


Tuesday, Dec. 3

Tuesdays With REAP

REAP, retired, energetic, active  people meets Tuesdays at the Cumberland School, 30  Cumberland Avenue, Great Neck.  At 9 a.m. there is a board meeting followed by a business meeting at 10:30 a.m. The Mentalist and More will be discussed by David Rosenberg. Break for lunch about 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bring your lunch if you like.  Round-table duscussion of current events follows lunch to be led Bernard Saper Coffee, tea and refreshments are served.

Park Board Meeting

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.

Lit Chat & Chit Chat At the Great Neck Library

Lit Chat & Chit Chat is a book club designed for adults with special needs that allows participants to share in the joys of reading, to listen, and to socialize with peers in a relaxed and supportive environment at 7:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue. To register by phone or for more information call 466-8055, ext. 208 or 246. For specific information call Kim Warga, special education teacher, at 516 669-1095 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Friday, Dec. 6

Library Socrqates Salon With Ron Gross

Join Ron Gross for this Socrates Salon to discuss How Cosmopolitan Are You? at 3 p.m. in the Community Room of Great Neck Library, the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue. Ponder what it means to be a Citizen of the World...Morally, Economically, Politically, Culturally, and Ecologically.


Upcoming Events

St. Aloysius Sociables Luncheon

The next St. Aloysius Sociables luncheon will be held at 1 p.m. on Dec. 11, sponsored by the St. Aloysius Sociables, at the  Milleridge Inn, 585 North Broadway, Jericho. The cost is the price of your meal. Please call Ida at 516 482-1832 or John Hyland at 516 482-3795 for reservations.


Ongoing Events

Great Neck Choral Society

The Great Neck Choral Society meets Wednesdays from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in the Choral Room at Great Neck South Middle School, 349 Lakeville Road, Lake Success. David Close is the conductor. Website: wwwgnchoral.org. For information call 233-1460 or 536-0451. New members welcome.

Tuesdays With R.E.A.P.

 

(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.

Manhasset-Lakeville Fire And Water Districts Board Of Commissioners  

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.

News

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.

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.


Sports

The Bears team before a recent game at the Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink with Coach Dan Marsella.

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.


Calendar

Park District Swim

Saturday, Dec. 7

Board of Education Meeting

Monday, Dec. 9

Peter Max Exhibit Presentation

Tuesday, December 10



Columns

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

Sustainable LI: Getting Good Things Done
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

LI’s ‘Most Prominent Lady In Politics’
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com