Written by Elizabeth Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday, 27 June 2013 00:00
The parents of graduating seniors worked diligently on the construction of this year’s frolic “Lucky 13—Las Vegas.” The committee spearheading the frolic efforts consisted of Joanne Goldberg, Caroline Kenlon, and Judy Pegno. With the crew of parent volunteers coordinated by Diane Riscica, the Manhasset High School gym was transformed into the Manhasset Club setting of Las Vegas.
As party guests entered the club, pictures of graduating seniors adorned the wall under the banner of “High Rollers.” A pair of dice adorns the wall where a photographer will snap pictures of the attendees. Slot machines were lined up against the wall for those interested in playing the one-armed bandit. Assorted playing tables for games such as “21” (or blackjack), were cordoned off for the “high rollers.” A beautiful gazebo was designated the “Cupid Chapel” to imitate Las Vegas wedding chapels. The chapel will be donated to the school after this year’s Frolic. These are just a few of the things that the seniors enjoyed Friday night.
The decorators even re-invented the bathrooms. The furnishings of the facilities included a play on words—toilet stalls were labeled “Royal Flush.” Special DJ appearances included a surprise visit by Alyen.
Friday, 17 January 2014 00:00
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.”
Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00
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.”
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
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.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
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.