Written by Michele Bernstein Siegel Friday, 27 April 2012 00:00
The Great Neck Park District honored the Bruins hockey teams for their effort this past season, at the annual awards recognition dinner celebration. The event took place at the Exhibition Hall at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, beginning at 5 p.m. with an awards ceremony. Present were Great Neck Park District Commissioner Ruth Tamarin, Superintendent Leonard Celluro, Jr., Deputy Superintendent Peter M. Renick, facility supervisor Parkwood Sports Complex Chandev Perera; and coaches Blaine Aronovitch, Chris Byrnes, Joe Kelley, Chris Goodrich, Mark Teseriero, Zach Mercandate, Dino Pappous and hockey director Fred Ondris.
All of the teams worked hard throughout the season. The Peewee and Bantam teams won the Long Island league championships and the Midget Minors made it to the New York State Championships in Alexandria Bay, New York, only to be defeated in overtime during the semifinal game.
All of the players, on each of the five Bruins hockey teams, received an award for their hard work and dedication during the 2011-2012 season. In addition, a special award certificate was given to the Squirt team members by New York State Senator Jack M. Martins, who was impressed by the Squirts’ progress and team effort. A skater from each team was chosen by their coach to be the recipient of a special MVP award. Those skaters, considered to be the most valuable to their team include Squirts, Jordan Kahani; Peewees, Tyler Kahani; Bantams, Jamie Esperto; Midget Minors, Jack Schildkraut; and Midget Majors, Robert Campbell.
There will be tryouts for the 2012-2013 season beginning on April 17 and continuing through April 20. For more hockey information call Blaine at 487-2976, ext. 128.
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 08:08
Great Neck’s beautiful, majestic St. Aloysius Church celebrates its 100th birthday this year. On Sunday, June 23, the church hosts a centennial celebration, including a special mass and a dinner dance. The historic church is located at 592 Middle Neck Road in the Village of Great Neck.
“Even after 100 years, many people still consider St. Aloysius one of the most beautiful churches on Long Island,” said Monsignor Brendan Riordan, pastor of St. Aloysius. “This centennial celebration is a significant milestone for our parish and we are proud that St. Aloysius has been part of the Great Neck community for so many years.”
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
Once again the Great Neck School District received a host of gifts and donations. All were recently approved and accepted by the Board of Education at school board public action meetings.
Eight donations were received for the Robotics Club, to help offset some of the many costs associated with running a successful robotics program. Donations were sent from: the Rotary Club of Gold Coast, Cathy Sung, Stephen and Beth Wolf, Joel and Ellen Dressner, Jay and Judi Bosworth, Edith Novick and Dmitriy Tokar, Gary and Bianna Gal, Scott and Barbara Erlich and Jill A. Krieger.
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
The Great Neck Park District, in partnership with the Great Neck Figure Skating Club and the Great Neck School District, started the Therapeutic Skating program in February 2013. This program was extremely beneficial to students with special needs from Great Neck North Middle and High Schools. The skaters met bi-monthly at the Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink through Tuesday, April 23. They ended the season with a skating session as usual and then enthusiastically were awarded their trophies.
Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00
The Great Neck Dodgers baseball team opened against Manhasset at the new Manhasset Valley Park on Saturday, April 27. Coaches Mat Rubin and Steve Menist cheered the boys through an exciting game on the brand new turf field. Pictured (l. to r.): Kevin Li, Brandon Walter, Kenny Li, Alec Rich, Noah Kniesly, Philip Menist, Brad Fritzhand, Jordan Seidenberg, Max Silverstein, Josh Rubin, James Kessler, Michael Jacobs, coaches Steven Menist and Mat Rubin.