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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

In an effort to optimize energy usage, while minimizing waste, the Sewanhaka Central High School District has contracted Cenergistic, an energy conservation company based in Dallas, TX, to create a plan for the district’s needs.

 

According to District Superintendent Dr. Ralph Ferrie, the district’s goal is to realize energy savings during times when the district’s buildings are non-occupied and to then budget those savings for student programs.  

Last year Manhasset Park District Commissioner Mark Sauvigne was thinking about running for the office of Manhasset-Lakeville Fire & Water District Commissioner, but he sensed the timing wasn’t right. The district covers Manhasset and parts of Great Neck and north New Hyde Park. Commissioner terms are for three years.

 

“About a year ago I was approached by various members of the Manhasset Lakeville Fire Department, asking me if I would be interested in running for the office of the Fire/ Water

Commissioner,” said Sauvigne. “Although I was honored to be considered, I wasn’t sure the timing was right, so I put the decision off for a year. In the meantime, when the communication tower controversy occurred in October of 2013, I knew it was time to get involved.”


Sports

The students of Herricks High School were treated to a “Blast from the Past” as the Herricks High School Class of 1964 during this year’s Homecoming celebration.  Approximately 60 members of the class of 1964 arrived at the high school on homecoming day for a tour of their alma mater.  Most of these alumni had not been back to the high school since graduating 50 years ago.

 

All were impressed with the changes that have taken place and with the friendly demeanor of our high school students. One alumnus became teary eyed when he ventured out into the courtyard.

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. 


Calendar

Songfest - November 26

International Night - November 27

Blood Drive - November 29


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