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Guess Who’s Coming To Read?

During the week of Jan. 2, both Munsey Park (MP) and Shelter Rock (SR) Elementary Schools welcomed local luminaries to “Guess Who’s Coming To Read,” an annual program in which members of the community read books to children in grades K-3. As per tradition, the identities of the readers were unknown to the students until the readers walked through their classroom door, making this highly anticipated event even more fun and exciting. 

Those who participated in the “Guess Who’s Coming To Read?” program at Shelter Rock were: 

Sean Adcroft, Manhasset School District administrator; Anthony Ambrogio, Manhasset School District administrator; Don Benvenuto, Villa Milano; Judi Bosworth, Nassau County legislator; Charles Cardillo, Manhasset School District superintendent; Coach Brian Corbo, baseball coach; Danielle Gallagher, women’s lacrosse coach; Steve Gleason, piano teacher/musician; Roger Goodwin, Plandome fire chief; Marguerite Harvey, preschool teacher; Coleen Leon, student information system specialist; John McCann, fire department; Blake Miller, professional lacrosse player; Theresa Muller, school nurse; Alex November, FDNY; Elaine Phillips, martial arts; Patti Ann Reilly, dancer; Jen Spina, Long Island Science Museum; Will Sylvia, hockey coach; Rita Syracuse, pet assistant for blind.

Those who participated in the “Guess Who’s Coming To Read?” program at Munsey Park were: Katie Ciaci, Adelphi women’s lacrosse; Rosemary Johnston, Manhasset School District deputy superintendent for business and finance; William Mead, Munsey Park Village; Allison Perruza, crossing guard; Don Benvenuti, Villa Milano; Charles Cardillo, Manhasset School District superintendent; Ari Nieminen, chef; Anthony Ambrogio, Manhasset School District assistant superintendent; Randy Sabiston, music producer; Ann Graf, Actor’s Garage; TJ Costello, architect; Jack Martins, New York State Senator; Michelle Savel, pediatric dentist; Dr. Richard Roberts, physician and Munsey Park graduate; Jennifer Henriquez, SMLI; Deidre Costa-Major, president, The Americana; Bob Lippiello, Harbor Links Golf Course; Charles Leone, Manhasset School District assistant superintendent; Leslie Gross, Town of North Hempstead town clerk; Regina Rule, Manhasset School District board of education; Matt Seidner, volunteer, Cradle of Aviation; Steve Panzik, fitness teacher. 


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.”


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.


Champions for Charity

Thursday, December 5

Mens' Club Luncheon

Thursday, December 5

Holiday Tree Lighting

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