The Class of 2001 - Honors and Awards
An overview of the Great Neck Public Schools Class of 2001 reveals 498 graduates from our three high schools: 214 from North, 268 from South, and 16 from the Village School. Over 98 percent of these graduates will pursue higher education in either four-year or two-year colleges. The remaining 2 percent historically seek employment or vocational training, or join the Armed Services.
LIE Lanes at Community and Lakeville Patience and Pluck Pay Off
Almost as soon as the pavement markings dried at the brand new construction of the bridges at Community Drive and Lakeville Road at the Long Island Expressway (LIE), the complaints about the lane configurations grew from grumbles to growls. Lake Success Mayor Robert Bernstein alerted the peninsula's other mayors of the problem through the Village Officials Association, and Police Chief William Roberts documented the accidents and near-misses that occurred as drivers swerved and swore at the traffic. (Great Neck Record, February 8, 2001, LIE Lane Logistics Are Lambasted).
Local Merchants Donate Prizes for the Third Annual Rex Lardner Tennis Tournament
The weather cooperated beautifully and the Great Neck Park District's Third Annual Rex Lardner Tennis Tournament was a happy success. The tournament namesake, Rex Lardner, was an author who wrote extensively about tennis-and was a regular at the Memorial Field tennis courts. The event was held on Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Memorial Field. The friendly competition included men's doubles and mixed doubles. There was no entry fee for the tournament, but a Great Neck Park District park card and tennis permit were just the "tickets" residents needed to participate and be eligible for prizes.
Pro Am Bicycle Challenge Sponsors Present Check
Sponsors present a check for the upcoming world class Pro Am Great Neck Bicycle Challenge Race, to be held on July 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Great Neck Plaza on a .6-mile course around Grace Avenue Park. There are five separate races depending on riders' age, sex and skill.
Justin Ressler April 11, 1983 - June 23, 1997