Friday, 06 July 2012 00:00
School is out and there are a lot more children and young people out and about all day long. Little children playing outside, older ones skate boarding and riding bikes, and young people of all ages walking to and from town —- they are very visible during summer days and summer evenings. And while Great Neck is often praised as a very nurturing, very safe, community, there are definitely dangers out there on the roads.
All year long, but particularly during the warm, sunny months, we hear too many complaints about dangerous driving. It’s a “hot” topic of conversation around the office and at home too. Over and over again, we hear tales of reckless driving and rude, inconsiderate drivers, those who love to double-park and the many drivers who refuse to use hands-free cell phone devices while driving. Of course all of these drivers are engaging in some type of illegal driving, but we are at a loss as to what will stop those drivers who apparently just choose not to follow the law.
We urge everyone to please drive with care and please, please follow the law on all counts. Arriving a few minutes late never killed anyone; but disregarding traffic laws while you rush has claimed many, many lives.
And please, please, do remember to watch out for the children when you drive!
-Wendy Karpel Kreitzman
Saturday, 25 May 2013 00:00
Seeking to ensure that our children are even safer, the Great Neck School District is set to provide even more security in all of the district’s buildings. To this end, the Board of Education continues to consider new policies and revisions of existing policies. For the Policy on Code of Conduct: Visitors to the Schools, this new revision addresses a “more cautious approach” to visitors in the schools.
The school board held the first of at least three required hearings on the proposal at the April 8 public action meeting and again at the April 17 meeting. The policy revision was approved and adopted at the May 13 public action meeting.
Friday, 24 May 2013 00:00
For jazz saxophonist Sam Dillon, returning to North High School upon the invitation of Joseph Rutkowski, director of instrumental music, was an opportunity to spend time with classical music students and give them an intimate glimpse into making jazz and becoming a professional musician. He says, “It was so nice to come back to North High and see the school through more mature eyes ... Mr. Rutkowski is such an amazing teacher ... He really treats his students like professional musicians and expects them to give their best ... I can be in the middle of a gig and still hear his voice ringing in my ear.”
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
The North High School Relay for Life Committee, in conjunction with the American Cancer Society and the Town of North Hempstead, will host the fourth annual Relay for Life event at the North High School football field (corner of Polo and Beach Roads), on Saturday, June 1, from 2 p.m. to midnight, rain or shine. This fundraiser aims to incorporate an element of solidarity for those touched by cancer; it is an opportunity to remember, reflect, and fight back.
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
The North Shore Kayak Club will hold its annual kayaking clinic, targeted to novice recreational kayakers and those interested in the sport, on Tuesday, May 28. It is scheduled for 7 p.m., at the Town Dock in Port Washington, by the kayak docks (to the left of the fishing pier when facing the water).