A Look at the Middle East Peace Process
Even though the hour was early, the brisk, sunny day and the promise of some real words of wisdom from our extremely popular congressman, Gary Ackerman, produced a sell-out crowd at the Great Neck Chamber of Commerce breakfast last Thursday morning at The Inn at Great Neck. Rep. Ackerman, the top Democrat on the House International Relations Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia, offered detailed, firsthand information on the current situation in the Middle East.
Great Neck Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Dinner Jan. 26
The Great Neck Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual awards ceremony and dinner on Wednesday evening, Jan 26, 6 to 10 p.m., at the Officers' Club/Melville Hall at the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point.
North Girls' Varsity Fencing Team Comes Out Fighting
In a repeat of last year's Nassau County Championship, the Great Neck North High School women's varsity fencing team, led by Captains Lisa Schwartz and Stephanie Butnick, defeated arch rival, Garden City, in the season opener. In that match, Lisa Schwartz defeated Garden City's Elizabeth Oliver 5-2 for the first time, having competed against Ms. Oliver in 20 bouts over the last four years. Interviewed after the bout, Lisa Schwartz said, "She is one of Nassau County's top foilists, but I have been gaining ground on her each year. I knew after the first scored point, that today was my day."
South Swimmers Shine at County Championships
Two, four, six, eight, who do we appreciate? At the end of each meet, this traditional chant is recited by the girls, ending with the name of the opposing team. However, Coach Andy Berlin and Assistant Coach Jen Billow rightly appreciate the efforts and results of the Great Neck South High School Girls Swim and Diving team. Senior captains Nicole Hosseini-Pour, Maia Meirovitch and Soojeong Son, ably led the group and contributed to the successful results all season long.
Statement by Assemblyman Thomas P. DiNapoli On Eliot Spitzer's Announcement