Written by Manhasset Press Staff, Manhasset@antonnews.com Thursday, 24 October 2013 00:00
Thanks to overwhelming generosity from the community, the School Community Association's Project Share was recently able to provide numerous economically challenged children within the school district with necessary school supplies, as well as a new pair of sneakers. This endeavor brought smiles to the faces of many at the start of the 2013 school year.
In June, the Munsey Park Women’s Club Philanthropic Inc., hosted the Fourth Annual Fun Run & Fair. Project Share was extremely grateful to have been selected as the primary beneficiary of this wonderful community event for the third year in a row. More than 175 children participated in the run and enjoyed the festivities, making the morning a resounding success. With proceeds from the event, Project Share was able to purchase back-to-school sneakers for many Manhasset children. Modell’s Sporting Goods in Lake Success partnered with the SCA to supply the sneakers, graciously offering a meaningful donation as well as a discount to defray the cost of the purchase.
In late August, Project Share also received a very special surprise from Raindew Family Centers and Pharmacy. Project Share has worked with Raindew for the last several years to purchase back-to-school supplies for children in need. Raindew has always shown extraordinary generosity by providing a significant discount. This year Raindew exceeded expectations and delighted many by donating 100 percent of the school supplies that were ordered by Project Share! In addition, Raindew individually packaged the school supplies by grade level and school, making the delivery of the supplies seamless.
Thanks to donations from generous community members, Project Share was able to purchase backpacks. The start of the school year was brightened for numerous children within our school district because of the support of so many.
The SCA Project Share is a 501c3, nonprofit committee whose mission is to provide economically challenged children and families in the schools and community with basic items. Project Share is completely volunteer-based and relies solely on donations. Project Share has provided families with items such as food, clothing, shoes, diapers and bedding, making a real difference in the everyday life for many families in our community.
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:48
Preparations are underway for the Annual Christmas Tree lighting to be held this Friday, Dec. 6 at Mary Jane Davies Park on Plandome Road. The event is scheduled to begin at 4:15 p.m.
Workers have been busy decorating the gazebo with garland and lights to make the this year’s celebration the best yet. Sponsored by the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, The Town of North Hempstead and the Manhasset Park District, the event will feature holiday music performed by the Manhasset High School Brass Choir.
The program will begin with the Pledge of Allegiance and the blessing offered by Rev. Dr. Steven D. Pierce of the Community Reformed Church. The winners of the poster contest will be announced during the ceremony followed by the anticipated lighting of the Manhasset Christmas tree. The Manhasset Parks Department will be dispensing hot chocolate and treats, too.Santa Claus will make a ‘surprise’ appearance on Manhasset-Lakeville’s Fire truck and volunteer firefighters will be handing out candy canes to girls and boys. Come on down and celebrate the beginning of the season.
Friday, 29 November 2013 00:00
It seems as though the real estate market is not the only thing hot in Manhasset. A number of new stores are popping up throughout the community making Manhasset the go-to location for business. On Plandome Road, facades are being renovated to add a fresh new look. The change is updating the appearance of the existing storefronts and causing the opening of new businesses. The exterior facade of Vincents Cleaners, Tony’s Shoe Repair and Manhasset Hair Stylists are brand new both front and back. The renovation beckons customers to come in to shop on a new trendy main street.
Last week a new tenant moved into the space that adorns the renovated new storefront called ivivva. ivivva is a new store from lululemon featuring clothing for young girls age 4 to 14. And the trend continues. Just this weekend, two new businesses, Adelina Boutique and Barrel Grapes, and new members of the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce opened their doors here. They held grand opening events on Friday and Saturday night.
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.