Library Director Arlene Nevens Resigns
When Arlene Nevens leaves the position of library director in November, she will be leaving the only place she has ever worked, a rarity in today's world of hop-scotching from one company or organization to another. Thirty-three years ago she began filing cards in the card catalogue as a part-time job, fell in love with the ambiance and activity of the Great Neck Library and went to Queens College to become a librarian.
Town Approves NS Heritage Management Plan
North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman announced that the North Hempstead Town Board has approved, by a unanimous vote of 7-0, the Long Island North Shore Heritage Management Plan. The town board approved the town's participation in the plan at its meeting held on Tuesday, July 18.
Great Neck Weekend Softball 2006
The Great Neck Weekend Softball Organization is now in its 16th year and how sweet it still is. For the fourth consecutive opening day, local opera star Sandia Ang sang her dulcet rendition of our Star Spangled Banner. Sandia always adds class and elegance to an admittedly raucous, fun loving group of ball players.
Olympic Athletes Circumnavigate Long Island to Raise Awareness of Alzheimer's Disease
Expectations are high as two Olympian women kayakers, Kathy Colin and Dru van Hengel, travel to Long Island from the west coast, to shatter the record for the "Memory Paddle Challenge." For the sixth year the Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation (LIAF) will be hosting this grueling 300-mile circumnavigation of Long Island, with kayakers paddling in a double sea kayak. The record is currently held by champion kayakers Joe Glickman and Nells Akerland, paddling 46 hours and 56 minutes over the course of seven days, in 2004.
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