A Bittersweet Farewell for Richard Arenella
It was a bittersweet moment in time, the farewell retirement party for the enormously popular Great Neck Park District Superintendent Richard Arenella. Although he will remain in his job for a few months longer (and he will be available to consult), ''officially'' the community bade farewell, but surely not goodbye, on Sunday evening, Dec. 2, at a gala party at Leonard's.
St. Aloysius Church Celebrates 125 Year Presence in Great Neck
Bishop William F. Murphy officiated at a special concelebrated Mass at St. Aloysius Church on Sunday, Nov. 25, marking the 125th Anniversary of the founding of the church in Great Neck. Co-celebrants were: Monsignor Brendan P. Riordan, pastor; Monsignor Alan J. Placa, vice chancellor of the diocese; and Monsignor John J. Alesandro, vicar general; Father Simon Kim Hanki, Korean apostolate and other priests who have served in the parish in the past. Rabbi Jennifer Krauss from Temple Beth El, Rabbi Marim D. Charry from Temple Israel, Rev. William Jiles of St. Paul AME Zion Church and representative Tom DiNapoli were also in attendance.
North Field Hockey
The Great Neck North High School varsity field hockey team has had another successful year. Coached by Cathi Behar and Joan Grunebaum, the team had five wins, six losses and one tie. Captains Lisa Lalezarian, Meredith Schloss, Melissa Latorre and Mara Cole have tried hard to lead the team. The team consists of seniors Melissa Latorre, Mara Cole, Meredith Schloss, Lisa Lalezarian, Lindsay Miller, Emily Rosen, Lauren Blitzer, Mallory Zalkin, Amanda Levine and Bari Smith; juniors Florence Han, Bernice Wu, Kim Greenberg, Allison Polland and Jill Resnick; and sophomores Nina Huang and Rana Pedram. The girls have been playing together since the seventh grade. All the sophomores and juniors are returning next year.
Kings Point Men's Basketball Stands at 5-1
The Mariners men's basketball team posted a 2-1 record this week, defeating regional power New York University and Skyline foe Stevens Institute of Technology and then dropping their first game of the season at arch rival Coast Guard. The Blue and Gray are now 5-1 overall and 2-0 in the Conference with two home games left to play before the holiday recess. Kings Point will play host to Yeshiva University on Dec. 18 at 8 pm. It will be Community Appreciation Night with the first 50 children (12 and under) in attendance receiving free T-Shirts beginning at 7 pm.
For Richard Arenella
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