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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

Holidays increase daily congestion 

While parking around LIRR train stations is typically a challenge, even on a regular work day, the holidays create more of a struggle for commuters in search of parking spots. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said that ridership between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day increases by at least 10 percent; last year it was by 12 percent. Though the MTA is adding more trains to the schedule, that doesn’t ease the parking situation, which is operated not by the LIRR, but by individual municipalities in each town. 

 

“Every station is different,” Arena said. “A good part of our parking is in the hands of the locality. They set the rules essentially.”

A little bit of Hollywood has come to Plainview. The Loft Sound Studio, a Plainview-based vocal and performance training facility, is the creation of lifelong music artist Donnie Klang

and Matthew LaPorte. The duo says that they draw upon their personal experience of the ups and downs of the recording industry to give kids today the chance to be superstars.

 

“Essentially, we’re looking for the next Justin Bieber, someone we can train and teach them how to really become an artist, put them on YouTube and hope they really blow up,” said

LaPorte. “If they do, through our connections that we made while we were in the music industry the past 15 years, we would try and get them a record deal.”

 

The Loft Studio, located at 1530 Old Country Road, already has a list of achievements, including protégé Madison Beer, who got attention after Justin Bieber tweeted a link to a video of her singing. She is currently signed to a record deal on Bieber’s label in Los Angles.


Sports

The Island Trees Cross Country teams continue their improvement in 2014. This year the girls’ team has a record of 8-2 and with their victories over Clarke and Wheatley High Schools, they clinched the Division Championship for the first time in Island Trees High School history.

 

The girls are led by senior Captain Angela Brocco who has been rewriting the girl’s record boards. Brocco set the school record for the Warwick Valley 5000 meter course on Sept. 20. 

This season the Girls’ Varsity Soccer Team at Division Avenue has the rare ability to fill every position on the field with a member of the senior class. All 11 seniors have made contributions to the success of this year’s squad.


Calendar

Turkey Cookie - November 21

Lost Nights - November 22

Town of Hempstead Meeting - November 25


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