Friday, 23 March 2012 00:00On March 20, six villages held elections. One village, Saddle Rock, had a contested election for three trustee spots. The other five villages (Great Neck Estates, Great Neck Plaza, Kensington, Russell Gardens, and Thomaston) all held uncontested elections. We congratulate, and thank, all of our re-elected and newly elected public officials, as well as those already sitting in public positions. Our public officials, and community leaders, are the ones who spend their time and energy, so willingly, on our behalf, generally without monetary compensation.
If our neighbors did not generously “step up to the plate” for the good of us all, we would surely be in a sorry mess. As so many of us have so strongly stated recently, we all very passionately want to maintain local control. Local government is the closest to us, local officials the ones who really make a difference in the quality of our lives, day-by-day. It’s what we all want!
So, thank you so very much to all of you who are out there for all of us! We do know that you elected officials are a major part of keeping the “great” in Great Neck.
- Wendy Karpel Kreitzman
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.