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Art Association Show

May 3-4

Women’s Club Luncheon and Program

Monday, May 6

Katie Oppo Research Fund

Thursday, May 9

Wednesday, May 1

Manhasset Schools And The Tax Cap

On Wednesday May 1, The Manhasset Proponents for School Accountability (MPSA) will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. in the Manhasset library to discuss the real estate tax increase.  The topics covered include the struggle for an effective tax cap, the role of unions in Manhasset education, the role of the board of education, and repercussions of the tax increase.  The website for MPSA is www.manhassetpsa.com


May 3-4

Art Association Show

Manhasset Art Association will host “The Spring Show” at Jericho Public Library, One Merry Lane, Jericho, New York 11753. The exhibit will feature a variety of media, including photography. A reception that is open to the public is scheduled for Saturday, May 4, 2013 between the hours of  2-4 p.m. Awards for Best in Show, Excellence and Merit and Honorable Mention certificates will be issued. The awards ceremony will commence at approximately 3:00 p.m.  For exhibition hours and directions, contact the Jericho Public Library at (516) 935-6790.  


Monday, May 6

Women’s Club Luncheon and Program

The Women’s Club of The Congregational Church of Manhasset will hold its annual Spring Luncheon at 12 Noon in the church’s North Lounge. Luncheon reservations must be made with Valerie at the church office (516) 627-4911 by Wednesday, May 1st. There is a suggested $10 donation for the luncheon. At 1 p.m., Ryan Torres, Horticulturalist for the Town of North Hempstead and Director for Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson, will be the guest speaker. The church is located at 1845 Northern Boulevard, Manhasset. The community is cordially invited to attend the luncheon and/or the program.


Thursday, May 9

Katie Oppo Research Fund

Informational Q&A session on women’s health topics at the Manhasset Public Library at 7:30 p.m. Topics will include ovarian cancer detection and prevention; birth control usage and safety and general gynecological issues. Featured will be Dr. Richard Barakat, Memorial Slone Kettering Hospital and Dr. Anita Sadaty, North Shore University Hospital. For more information visit www.teamkatieoppo.org

Shelter Rock Singles

The Shelter Rock Singles present “High Noon” with speaker Irwin Pfeffer at 7:30 p.m. in the Veatch House of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at 48 Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset, Admission $10, refreshments provided, 50 plus, non-religious event. Call Ben (516) 627-6560.


Sunday, May 19

Got A Question About Brooklyn History?

Temple Judea of Manhasset welcomes Ron Schweiger, authority on the lore of New York City and the borough of Brooklyn, from 2-4 p.m. He will take all on a nostalgic journey to the early days of Coney Island, Brighten Beach, Sheepshead Bay, and Ebbets Field. The program, sponsored by the Greatest Generation of Temple Judea of Manhasset, 333 Searingtown Road, Manhasset, NY 11030 is $10 per person and “more than a nosh” will be served. They would greatly appreciate if you would R.S.V.P. by May 14 to the temple office 516-621-8049. All are welcome.

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



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