Taming a Little Wilderness
There is a parcel of land owned by the Village of Great Neck that is wedged on the northwestern edge of Strathmore beyond the homeowner association's privately funded playground. It has lain fallow for years and is remembered by some who grew up here as an idyll with slow moving fresh water streams that flow into Udall's Cove host to minnows, turtles and eels and wading birds. In later years, the village used the site as a place for haphazard composting and it was referred to by nearby residents as "The Dump." It has long been the desire of the village to clean up the area and make it into a usable park. Now, it seems, that is likely.
Schools Propose Chemical Policy
Acting on a recommendation from School District Safety Officer David Kincaid, the Great Neck Public Schools Board of Education proposed a new policy on the exclusion of petrochemical-based products from school buildings.
Football Award for Brandon Kaye
Brandon Kaye, a student at Great Neck South High School, has been nominated as an Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year. This competition recognizes high school football players who go above and beyond the call of duty, particularly in the Red Zone. The program honors athletes who are able to elevate their play and step up when the heat is really on. These athletes embody leadership, performance and desire, and serve as examples to their teammates on and off the field. Along with this goes the honor of being included in a full-page feature in USA Today in February.
Park District Seasonal Court Time Available
Seasonal court time at the Great Neck Park District's indoor tennis facility at the Parkwood Sports Complex on Arrandale Avenue is still available for half of the season (16 weeks) through May 16, 2004. However, space is very limited.
Our New Year's Wish for Great Neck