Robert Lincoln, as a boy growing up in Great Neck, loved playing in the different parks all over town. Each one had for him a special appeal, each a unique character. There were the ball fields and there were the play areas that stimulated imaginative games. Mr. Lincoln says, "In the Kings Point Park, you felt you were in the middle of New England, far away from any town. The atmosphere at the skating rink was like a rustic ski lodge. Going to the different parks was a treat and an escape." His fond memories of the parks and how important they are to the quality of life in Great Neck kept him from becoming discouraged when he ran twice for the park district commissioner position unsuccessfully.
Great Neck Library Director Christine Salita is resigning her post effective the end of this month. She has served as library director since July 1998. Ms. Salita explained that a ''key'' reason for her departure is contained in the following sentence from her letter of resignation: ''Only when vision is implemented in a cooperative atmosphere can goals be realized.''