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Manhasset Rotary Meeting
Tuesday, April 17

Manhasset SEPTA 
Tuesday, April 17

Manhasset Chamber of Commerce Speed Networking
Wednesday, April 18


Thursday, April 12

Kiwanis Club of Manhasset/PW

Meets on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 12:30 p.m. at the Port Washington Yacht Club. After enjoying a delicious luncheon, a speaker will be presented. Guests and new members are always welcome. Contact Barbara Pierce for further information 627-0661.


Friday, April 13

Matt Talbot Women’s Retreat Weekend

Friday, April 13 (5 p.m. registration) – Sunday, April 15 (check-out after lunch). Presenter: Margie Walsh, SSJ. Offering: $270 pp private; $220 pp semi-private; $200 pp commuter. St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House, 251 Searingtown Rd. Call 621-8300, ext. 10. Go to www.inisfada.net.


Saturday, April 14

Manhasset Spring Festival

The event will take place outdoors on April 14 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Manhasset Ave., Manhasset, main municipal lot (behind Mary Jane Davies Green). Featuring wood, jewelry, fiber, art, clothing, gift items, food and more. Rain or shine. Free admission. Free parking. Call Showtiques 631-724-5966.


Sunday, April 15

A Day of Prayer For Our Military Families

At St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House, 251 Searingtown Rd., Manhasset, from 1 to 3 p.m. Donation requested to help support the work of the S.I. Retreat House. Call 621-8300, ext. 10. Go to www.inisfada.net.


Monday, April 16

Duplicate Bridge Game

An open game is held every Monday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. at Temple Judea, 333 Searingtown Rd., Manhasset. Master points are awarded. There is a $10 card fee. Refreshments served. For questions call Lynn Weiss 718-279-1005.


Tuesday, April 17

Duplicate Bridge

Bridge games are held every Tuesday evening at 7:15 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Center, 29 Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset. If you are interested in a friendly duplicate game, call Jo-Ann Damato at 883-9248 for more information.

Al-Anon

Meetings Al-Anon meets at the Shelter Rock Church, 626 Plandome Rd. in Manhasset from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Story Times

Barnes & Noble in Manhasset holds Toddler Bedtime Stories every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. No drop-offs. Call 365-6723 to confirm.

Manhasset Art Association

Weekly live-model sessions. Meetings for members are held at the Quaker Meeting House, Northern Blvd., on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 3 p.m. For membership information, call Linda Davison Mathues 365-5019. Go to manhassetart.org.

Manhasset Rotary Meeting

The Rotary Club of Manhasset meets every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Pearl East Restaurant, 1191 Northern Blvd., across from Macys. Guests are welcome. For more information call Dick Law 633-7686.

The Board of Commissioners of the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire and Water Districts

Will meet every Tuesday at 5 p.m. and Thursday at 5 p.m. to discuss the weekly business of the district. All meetings will be conducted in the Boardroom at the District Office, 170 East Shore Rd., Great Neck, unless otherwise publicly notified. The regular office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The board is available on a daily basis to respond to concerns, questions and issues of the district residents pertaining to fire/water district matters. Special arrangements or appointments can be made through Barbara Pisani at 466-4416, ext. 704.

Manhasset SEPTA

Meeting and expert panel presentation. SEPTA official business meeting includes officer reports and 12-13 executive board nominations, followed immediately by renowned authors Ira Wolf and Andy Lockwood to discuss the top tips for getting the best SAT/ACT grades and financing any college tuition. Presentation will be followed by an “ask the expert” Q&A. Light refreshments will be served—all are welcomed to attend. 7:30 p.m. in the Manhasset Library Garden Room, 3rd floor. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more details or a copy of the presentation.


Wednesday, April 18

Igantian Volunteer Corps - Informational Meetings

The LI Chapter of the Ignatian Volunteer Corps is recruiting for 2012-13. Informational meeting will be held from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. at St.Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House, 251 Searingtown Rd., Manhasset. The Ignatian Volunteer Corps is an opportunity for retired men and women to offer their skills, wisdom and life experience in direct service to those who are economically poor and marginalized in our local community. In return for a commitment of two days a week at a school or nonprofit agency, the IVC provides guidance for personal reflection and prayerful conversation with fellow IVC volunteers through a monthly meeting. RSVP to Nick O’Neill 435-0065 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Morning of Prayer

For those who have participated in the book series, and others. Facilitator: Jan LaBorne. 10 to 11:30 a.m. at St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House, 251 Searingtown Rd. Free will donation. Call 621-8300, ext. 10. Go to www.inisfada.net. Future dates: May 16, June 13.

The Gift of Years

Wayfaring: A Gospel Journey in Everyday Life by Margaret Silf. This program is for seniors aged 62 and over. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House, 251 Searingtown Rd. April 18 ($15 pp. Bring your own lunch) and April 30 ($25pp lunch is provided). Call 621-8300, ext. 10. Go to www.inisfada.net.

Manhasset Chamber of Commerce Speed Networking

Come to the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce Speed Networking opportunity to meet new contacts and expand your universe. 5:15 p.m. at Chase Bank, 330 Plandome Rd. Bring plenty of business cards. There will be refreshments and raffle prizes. RSVP to: Michael. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516 869 2460.

Fundraiser for Diabetes Prevention and Treatment

The Manhasset North Shore-LIJ Lions Club is holding its Charter Night at 6 p.m. in the Kaufman Conference Center at North Shore University Hospital, 300 Community Dr., Manhasset. Come help support the cause that can help so many New Yorkers maintain their health. All proceeds go directly to funding diabetes and pre-diabetes screening, prevention and treatment. Tickets are $40 in advance; $45 at the door, for buffet dinner, dessert and wine. Mail check, payable to Manhasset North Shore-LIJ Lions Club, to 410 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach, NY 11561. RSVP required. Contact Marie Frazzitta 516-474-3549 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.


Thursday, April 19

Men’s Club

The Men’s Club of Manhasset has met continuously for 65 years. The club usually meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month (except July and August) at the Congregational Church of Manhasset at 11:45 a.m. for a hot lunch, coffee and dessert, followed by an interesting speaker. There is a $10 charge that is waived for your first visit. For further information call Frank Dotzler at 627-9191.

Red Stocking Revue

Port Washington /Manhasset Chapter of Cancecare present its “ Red Stocking Revue,” on April 19, 20, 21 at 8 p.m. and April 22 at 2 p.m. Join the chapter and assist cancer patients and their families. Tickets are on sale at local stores and on Paypal. For Patron reservations call Carole 516-944-9838 or regular tickets, call Debbie 516-883-8955. Call Barbara Faticone, RSR chairperson 516-883-6693 for any other information if needed.

Art and Journaling Workshop

Encountering God in Creation through Art and Journaling. Facilitator: Joan Woelfel. Starts today (five-week series; future dates: April 26, May 3, 10, 17). 1 to 3;30 p.m. at St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House, 251 Searingtown Rd. Offering $60 pp for the series (materials provided). Call 621-8300, ext. 10. Go to www.inisfada.net.

Topics of Concern in Today’s World

The Call to Worship: A Key to Islamic Spirituality. Presenter: Patrick J Ryan, SJ. 7:30 to 9 p.m. at St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House, 251 Searingtown Rd. Free will offering. Future date: May 24. Call 621-8300, ext. 10. Go to www.inisfada.net.


Friday, April 20

Clutterers Anonymous

A 12-step self-help group, offers help and support to those who have clutter problems in their homes or workplace. Meets on the first and third Friday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the School of the Community Reformed Church, 90 Plandome Rd., Manhasset. There are no dues or fees. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , call (866) 800-3881 or visitwww.ClutterersAnonymous.net.

Friday Afternoon Book Club

In the Garden of the Beast by Eric Larson. 1 p.m. at the Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore, 1001 Plandome Rd., Plandome. All welcome. Free.


Saturday, April 21

Workplace Spirituality: Holding Faith from 9-5

Looking for ways to integrate God into your work day? Come and hear what others are doing. Presenters: Joan McGovern and Vince Buzzeo. 9:30 a.m. to noon at St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House, 251 Searingtown Rd. Offering: $25/pp. Advance registration requested. Future date: June 2. Call 621-8300, ext. 10. Go to www.inisfada.net.

Health Fair

St. Francis Hospital’s DeMatteis Center will hold its annual health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The DeMatteis Center For Cardiac Research & Education, 101 Northern Blvd., Greenvale. No registration required. The day includes: Cholesterol/BP/Diabetes screening, Ask the Doctor Series, nutrition information, Women’s Center services, tours, stroke prevention/information, stop smoking tips, health screenings and more. Also available are CPR and First Aid demonstrations. The Heart Walk will begin at 1 p.m., weather permitting. Bring walking shoes. For more information call 629-2013.

Manhasset SEPTA

Free Parent-Child Activity Group. Saturdays for five weeks of group activities for special needs kids (all ages). Second session—Fishing (Cold Spring Harbor group rate applies). All families are welcomed to this special needs activity group—it is like scouts without the badges or meetings. It is just getting out to do fun activities in this five week program run by a social worker to facilitate parent-child interactions and experience sharing. Only cost is what is charged by activity location (mini golf, bowling, fishing, etc). Come meet other parents and kids while learning to enjoy various activities together in local settings. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to sign up or for more details about the program.

Coalition for a Safer Manhasset

Plandome Road Merchants’ Association “Sidewalk Sweep” on Plandome Road, 10 a.m. to noon, in partnership with the Town of North Hempstead. Student and adult volunteers meet at the Manhasset train station for this community event. The town will provide T-shirts, gloves and trash bags. Bring your own broom. Community Service Hour Certificates will be available. Volunteer photographers are needed to document the event. Many Plandome Road merchants will be offering discount opportunities. RSVP with your name, youth or adult T-shirt sizes requested and phone number to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or CSM, P.O. Box 556, Manhasset, NY 11030.


Sunday, April 22

Holy Ground - A Day of Reflection

Presented by Monica Brown. Through the blending and weaving of music with scripture, imagery and ritual, this program provides participants with an opportunity to reflect on their journey in the awareness of the awesome mystery of the New Universe Story. The program invites people to come into the Holy Ground of God’s Presence in the sacred mystery of their own being and all of creation. 1 to 4 p.m. at St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House, 251 Searingtown Rd. $25pp. Call 621-8300, ext. 10, to register.

Manhasset SEPTA

Free Ride a Two Wheeler and Lose the Training Wheels workshops. 1 to 2 p.m. Mary Jane Davis LIRR parking lot. Open to all ages—email reservation is needed, for space is limited to 10 participants. Adaptive PT teaches the skills needed for riding a two wheeler in this workshop. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to reserve a spot or to find out more about the program.

News

Negotiations are currently underway between the Village of Farmingdale and members of the local CSEA labor union. After a closed door executive session meeting, on Jan. 6, village trustees met with members of the labor counsel to iron out terms of a new contract proposal, which they said will hopefully meet the fancy of union leaders. 

 

“We have sent our proposals out there,” said Farmingdale Mayor Ralph Ekstrand, “we are just waiting for the CSEA membership to approve it.”

A new Child Care Centerfor children ages eight weeks through Pre-K—opened at Farmingdale State College this week, which will be open to the community and the college campus. 

 

“The College owes a great deal of thanks to everyone involved in this project,” said Farmingdale State College President Hubert Keen. “This center provides a safe and nurturing environment for the children of our students, faculty and staff.

Especially for our students, the availability of quality child care can determine whether or not they are able to complete their education.”


Sports

On Saturday, November 9, the MHS Girls Swim Team competed in the Nassau County Team Championships. After a strong preliminary performance on Friday, the girls had their sights set on swimming even faster on Saturday at the finals. On Friday, Manhasset qualified 14 individual swims in the top 10 and all three relays. The team also had an additional 7 swims in the consolation finals (places 11-20). On Saturday, the top 20 individuals and relays compete in each event, all finishers scoring points towards their team total.

In the championship’s opening event, the 200 yd. medley relay team from Manhasset set the tone for what turned out to be a historic day in Manhasset Girls Swimming. The relay team of Grace Kenlon, Allegra Sodi, Megan Smith and Meredith Johnson finished third and set a new school record time of 1:51.96, also qualifying for the New York State Championships.

Second at Counties, State Quals as Weilep Qualifies for State Meet

The Indians' regular season came to a close recently, but not before the boys locked up several more post-season honors to complete a highly successful campaign that brought an undefeated season as well as Division and Conference Championships. Manhasset headed into the post-season with high aspirations and battled it out with rival Wantagh High School for two weekends in a row—at both the Class Country Championships and the State Qualification race—coming up just short on both occasions, but achieving many milestones along the way.


Calendar

Champions for Charity

Thursday, December 5

Mens' Club Luncheon

Thursday, December 5

Holiday Tree Lighting

Friday, December 6



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