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GNL Review November 10

Members of the Great Neck Library Board of Trustees Building Advisory Committee and staff will give a 90-minute presentation describing the planned renovation to the Main Library Building at Temple Beth-El on Sunday, Nov, 10 at 3 p.m. On Nov. 19, the public will vote on a $10.4 million referendum, which will decide the next step in renovations.

A short slide presentation showing the conceptual design plans, an explanation of the timeline and funding plans will be followed by a question and answer period. The Main Library Building, located at 159 Bayview Avenue in Great Neck, opened in 1970.

After 40 years of use, much of the library’s infrastructure has reached, or is about to reach, the end of its useful life.

At the time of its opening, the library was heralded as ahead of its time in design and function. In the fall of 2011, after the previous referendum plan was defeated, and a number of earlier attempts to renovate and modernize the building failed, the Library Board created a Building Advisory Committee, chaired by current Board President Marietta DiCamillo. This group worked as a team to create a plan to accomplish the renovations.

To learn more about the planned renovation, visit the Great Neck Library website at www.greatnecklibrary.org or call the Interim Library Director Laura Weir at 516-466-8055.

The temple is located at 5 Old Mill Road at the corner of Middle Neck Road and Old Mill Road.

News

James Sokol and Jake Leeds from Boy Scout Troop 298 recently completed their service projects.

 

Sokol and fellow Scouts replaced the backboards, rims and nets in the basketball court in Nuzzi Park. They also trimmed trees and repainted the court lines. 

The debate over New York State Common Core standards continues, with students from local school districts showing a mild resistance to the exams.

 

According to the New York State Allies for Public Education, 39 students in the Herricks School District opted out of the English exam, while 74 did not take the math test. For the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District, 17 students did not take the English test while 18 refused to take the math test.


Sports

The Sewanhaka Indians varsity football team hosted Elmont Spartans on Saturday, Oct. 18 in its final home game of the regular season. 

 

It certainly did not go as the Indians had hoped, falling 18-8, in a mistake filled game. Head coach George Kasimatis said the Indians had their chances, but kept digging themselves into a hole with mental mistakes on both sides of the ball. 

 

Playing from behind, senior running back Brenton Mighty was able to break free for a long touchdown run, to put the Indians on the board. 

Sewanhaka Indians Head football coach George Kasimatis told his team to expect a dogfight in this weeks game against the New Hyde Park Gladiators, and he was right after its 35-21 victory last week. 

 

“All the kids know each other really well, it’s always competitive when we play each other,” he said. 


Calendar

PTA Meeting - October 22

International Night - October 23

Halloween Dance - October 24


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