Spotlight on the Village of Saddle Rock
The following historical framework will put the local history of Saddle Rock into perspective: Just 20 years after the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock "Mad Nan" (Ann Heatherton) attempted to take over the northern part of the peninsula from the Native Americans inhabiting the area. The Mattinecock Native Americans for many hundreds of years had inhabited the area prior to the settlements established by the western Europeans. "Mad Nan's Neck," as it was known before 1700, became the present Great Neck peninsula.
GN Public Schools 2004-05 Calendar
School will open for the 2004-05 school year on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004. (Prior to the school's opening day, there will be two Superintendent's Conference Days, on Wednesday, Sept. 1 and Thursday, Sept. 2. Labor Day is Monday, Sept. 6.)
Weekend Choose-up Softball Thrives in Great Neck
Typically as autumn approaches and the winds of football blow in, baseball and softball seasons are either winding down or completely finished. But this is far from true here in Great Neck. For the fanatical Great Neck Weekend Softball players, it is still mid-season and players look forward to another three months of play. This year the desire for softball grew so strong, that a Friday-morning-coed game was added to the summer schedule. Great Neck softball addicts were able to play three days in a row, if they so desired. Work simply gave way to an appointment with Dr. Softball. It's amazing what a good hit or fielding play can cure.
Childsafe: Free Bullyproof and Abduction Prevention Seminar
Tiger Schulmann's Karate in Great Neck will conduct a free Bullyproof and Abduction Prevention Seminar for children ages 5-14 on Sunday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m. This seminar will focus on teaching children basic abduction prevention skills and what to do if they encounter bullies in school. Through a combination of "do and don't" situation skits, and through discussions about strangers and bullies, students are taught how to avoid situations as well as basic tips on using code words and escape techniques. Instruction will also be given on what to do (and not to do) when at home alone (especially relative for latchkey children). Parents will also be coached on recognizing the symptoms of children being bullied as well as the importance of educating their children on identifying potentially dangerous situations and teaching them how to react.
A Wonderful Summer at the Steppingstone Theatre!