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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

 Online food market OurHarvest has recently joined forces with Mineola-based Island Harvest Food Bank, Long Island’s largest hunger relief organization, to help feed hungry Long Islanders over Thanksgiving and throughout the holiday season.

In the year it’s been open, the Space at Westbury has been host to musicians, comedians, dancers and last week, the venue opend its doors for world class boxers and their loyal fans. One of the headliners was Richie “Brazil” Neves, from New Hyde Park.

 

Winner Takes All Productions and Greg Cohen Promotions brought a night of boxing to the Space on Thursday, Nov. 13. While boxing events have come to Long Island before, this was the first of its kind to come to The Space. 


Sports

Despite a disappointing playoff loss against the Wantagh Warriors, Sewanhaka Indians Head Coach George Kasimatis, is pleased with his football team’s season. 

“I’m proud of my team,” he said. “But you are never satisfied unless you win the whole thing.”

 

The Indians faced a big challenge this year, moving up into Conference II left them as the new kids on the block, unfamiliar with the teams they would be going against. 

Kasimatis will have a tall task next year replacing graduating seniors, which made up most of his starting lineup. Kasimatis said most of the offensive line, such as Danny Gianotti, Adrian Gonzalez and Louis Segarra III, and the defensive line, such as Justin Alexandre, Peter LaTorre and Peter Militano are seniors, many of which have started multiple years for him. 

The fifth seeded Sewanhaka Indians traveled to Wantagh to take on the fourth seeded Wantagh Warriors on Friday, Nov. 7 for its opening playoff game. 

 

The Indians opened the game sluggish on offense, and were held in check throughout the first quarter. The Indians defense did its best to keep the team within striking distance, but field position form shaky special teams play, put them in a difficult position. 

 

Warriors running back Dylan Beckwith, was able to punch in a 15-yard touchdown run, to give the Warriors a one score lead after the first quarter. 


Calendar

Songfest Tickets - November 19

PTA Meeting - November 19

Herricks School Board Meeting - November 20


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