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Reunions

North Shore High School Reunion 

North Shore High School’s class of 1973 will celebrate their 40th reunion on Saturday, October 12 at the Metropolitan Club Room in Glen Cove. Alumni can come enjoy the open bar, dinner, dessert and dancing. The cost is $95 per person. For more information and updates, visit the class’s Facebook page (North Shore High School Class of 1973) or contact Bergit Arctander at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

 

St. Mary’s High School Reunion 

The St Mary’s High School Manhasset Classes of 1972 and 1973 will be hosting a combined 40th and 41st Reunion Event at the Port Washington Yacht Club on Saturday, September 28 from 6:30 to 11:30pm. The evening will begin with a cocktail hour followed by buffet dinner and dancing overlooking beautiful Manhasset Bay. Come share 40 years of friendship and memories with your fellow classmates.

Spread the word and register for this event at the St. Mary’s Alumni website at www.stmaryalumni.ws and feel free to contact the reunion committee directly for any questions or comments: email Betty at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Marua at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Marlena at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Nancy at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

John F. Kennedy High School Reunion 

John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore will hold their multi-year reunion on Saturday, September 21 from 7 to 11 p.m. at Mulcahy’s of Wantagh (3232 Railroad Ave. in Wantagh) for graduation years 1968 through 2010. All alumni, guests, teachers, coaches, advisors and staff are invited to celebrate with friends, food, music and memories. There will be a buffet from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. as well as a cash bar. The first 500 people to purchase tickets online will receive a free alumni t-shirt. To register, visit www.bellmorejfkalumni.org and view upcoming events. 

 

General Douglas MacArthur High School Reunion 

The General Douglas MacArthur High School Reunion for the class of 1963 will be held on Saturday, October 26 from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the Melville Marriott Hotel (1350 Walt Whitman Rd. in Melville). The cutoff date to purchase tickets is October 1. For details or to register, visit www.reunionmanager.net/reunion_registration.php?class_id=142551&reunion=GEN+DOUGLAS+MACARTHUR+SENIOR+HIGH+SCHOOL&class_of=1963 


News

In response to the county’s fly-by-night decision to remove 176 old oak trees along Seaman’s Neck Road, earlier this month, New York State Sen. Kemp Hannon has issued a letter to Nassau County Department of Public Works Commissioner Shila Shah-Gavnoudias regarding constituents’ concerns with the appearance of the roadway.

In his letter, Hannon asks Commissioner Shah-Gavnoudias if the removal of the trees were under the jurisdiction of LIPA or PSEG.

“If not, I would like to know who made the decision to remove these trees and why,” Hannon states. “I request you review this case and take whatever course of action necessary.”

U.S. Navy Veteran Richard Meyerowitz of Levittown joined the military in 1962, enlisting straight out of high school. While he would never see combat, Meyerowitz served as a boilerman aboard the U.S.S. Dewey amid the United States’ blockade of Cuba.

“They gave us our orders,” Meyerowitz said, “turn any vessels away. If not, blow ‘em out of the water.”

During the blockade, Meyerowitz said he only encountered one ship, which they warned to turn back. Just a kid at the time, Meyerowitz said it didn’t occur to him at the time, how the country could have been on the verge of nuclear war.


Sports

Christopher Joseph of Levittown was recently selected to play on the United States world university hockey team in Italy this year. A 2009 MacArthur High School graduate, Joseph was captain of his high school team for two seasons, leading them to two championships. Joseph would later go on to play junior hockey for New York Apple Core and the New Jersey Rockets junior ‘A’ team.

Joseph’s parents, Hal and Theresa, along with his brother Robert and sister Kristin said they are very proud of Christopher’s accomplishments and are cheering him on as he heads off to Italy.

Farmingdale State College had four players named to the 2014 D3baseball.com All-New York Team. Senior outfielder Edward Bergmann of East Meadow, earned First Team honors, while junior shortstop Anthony Alvino of Lindenhurst was named to the Second Team. Junior outfielder Michael Marino of Franklin Square and sophomore pitcher Alex Weingarten of East Rockaway also earned Third Team honors this year.

Bergmann batted a team-leading .421 this season and also led the Rams in hits (53), runs scored (42), doubles (8), on-base percentage (.503), stolen bases (30) and held a perfect fielding percentage. Nationally, Bergmann ranks 4th for stolen bases per game (0.88), 10th in stolen bases, 23rd in both on-base percentage and batting average and 29th in runs scored per game (1.21).


Calendar

BOE Planning Session

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Bad Seed Auditions

Thursday, Aug. 28

Close Encounters with Benevolent ETs

Friday, Aug. 29



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com