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Long Island Voice of the Faithful - Wednesday, Aug. 7th
Thursday, August 8 - Small Business Breakfast
E-Device Help -  Friday, August 9


Weekly Events

Manhasset Rotary

The Manhasset Rotary meets every Tuesday at 12:30 pm at Pearl East, Northern Boulevard, Manhasset. Please contact Esther Miller, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 516-627-3453 for further information.


Monthly Events

Chamber Of Commerce

The monthly meeting of the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce will take place the first Tuesday of each month at the Manhasset Lakeville Firehouse, Company #1, Bayview Ave., from 5 to 6 p.m. All are welcome. For further information e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Council Of Civic Associations

The Council of Greater Manhasset Civic Associations meets at 8 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month, September through June, in Town Hall in the law library.

Park District

The Manhasset Park District Board of Commissioners meets on Mondays at 6:15 p.m., the second and fourth Monday of the month at the Manhasset Park District Office at 62 Manhasset Ave., Manhasset, unless otherwise publicly notified. These meetings are open to the public.

Village Of Flower Hill

 The Flower Hill Village Board meets on the first Monday of every month at 8 p.m. at the Village Hall, One Bonnie Heights Rd., Flower Hill.

Village Of Munsey Park

 The Village of Munsey Park Board of Trustees meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m., Village Hall, 1777 Northern Blvd., Munsey Park.

Village Of North Hills

North Hills Board of Trustees meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 8 p.m. at the Village Hall, One Shelter Rock Rd., North Hills.

Village Of Plandome

Plandome Board of Trustees meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 8 p.m. at the Plandome Village Hall, 65 South Dr., Plandome.

Village Of Plandome Heights

The Plandome Heights Board of Trustees usually meets at 8 p.m. on the first Monday of the month at the Plandome Heights Village Hall, 37 Orchard St. Contact the village office at 627-1136 to confirm the schedule. Any individual requiring special assistance to attend should notify the village clerk at least 48 hours in advance.

Village Of Plandome Manor

Plandome Manor Board of Trustees usually meets at 8 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at the Village Hall, 55 Manhasset Ave., Manhasset.


August Events
Wednesday, Aug. 7th

Long Island Voice of the Faithful

Father Helmut Schuler will speak about “The Catholic Tipping Point – Reform and Renewal in the Catholic church.”  Father Schuler, a priest of the diocese of Vienna, Austria, is founder of the Priests’ Initiative, a European-wide organization of diocesan priests called for dialogue with the hierarchy on issues pertinent to Catholic spiritual life. Father Schuler is on a countrywide tour of the United States talking to large groups across the nation on these matters. Manhasset is the last stop on his tour before returning to Austria.   He will be speaking at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock, 48 Shelter Rock Rd., Manhasset.   Meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.   All are welcome, bring a friend.  A goodwill  donation of $15 is suggested.  For further information contact Pat Paone at 516-627-2438.


Thursday, August 8

Small Business Breakfast

 “The Business of Art” seminar will be held 8:30 a.m. at the Amsterdam at Harborside in Port Washington. The Heckscher Museum of Art, CEO, Dr. Michael Schantz, Art League of Long Island CEO, Charlee Miller and Great Neck Arts Center, Executive Director Regina Gill will be the featured speakers.  For more information and registration call 516-433-5000.


Friday, August 9

 E-Device Help

 The Manhasset library is offering 30 minutes, one-on-one sessions with a librarian Thursdays and Fridays during the month of August.  Call 627-2300, extension 201 or stop by the reference desk to schedule an appointment.


Monday, August 12

New Vintage Swing Band Mary Jane Davies Gazebo

A 13-piece orchestra playing the music of the 40’s and the current dance hits. Mary Jane Davies Green is located on Plandome Road in Manhasset, across from Town Hall. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.


Wednesday, August 14

Introduction to Microsoft Excel

Manhasset Library.  Learn the basics of the popular spreadsheet. Session runs from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.  Registration begins July 22. Fee is $10.


Wednesday, August 14

College Bound: Faith and Education

8 p.m. in the Parish Ministry Center at the Church of Saint Mary, 1600 Northern Blvd. Manhasset. For more information, contact Tom Mayerhauser at 516-852-0812 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Wednesday, August 14

Homeowner Tax Exemption Workshop

Find out whether you qualify for real estate tax exemptions.  Legislator Judi Bosworth hosts this informative session and has applications available to file on site if you qualify. Bring a copy of your deed and the past two years tax returns. Manhasset Public Library from 1 to 3 p.m.


Thursday, August 15

All About Email

This hands-on lecture and demo class will enable you to send, receive, forward and reply to email.  Session runs from noon to 2 p.m. at the Manhasset Library.  Fee is $10.  Register at the circulation desk beginning July 29.


Saturday, August 24

Summer Serenity Wellness Retreat

Lean on Me Breast Cancer Network Inc invites you to Summer Serenity Wellness retreat funded by the Manhasset Women’s Coalition Against Breast Cancer Outreach Program.  The session will be held at Our Lady of Grace located at 29 Shelter Rock Road in Manhasset. The program will run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.  Pre-registration is required; free admission.  To reserve a spot or for more information contact Lean on Me at 516-829-6609.


Sunday, August 25

Play For Pink

“Play for Pink” a charity tennis event will be held at Shelter Rock Tennis and Country Club. The round-robin tournament will take place at 1 p.m. The tournament will feature men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed-doubles with A and B levels of play. There will be food, vendors, raffles and many surprises. The proceeds from the event will go towards breast cancer research. For information call 516-484-0100.  

 

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’
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