Manhasset Mourns Bill Geoghan
St. Mary's Church in Manhasset was filled with grieving friends and relatives on Monday, Aug. 21, as they came to say a last goodbye to William F. X. Geoghan Jr. Bill Geoghan had been an active participant in many causes, philanthropic, religious and educational over his years in Manhasset. In 1997 he was honored by the Manhasset Community Fund as its Man of the Year. Seven priests, led by Rev. Joseph Towle, S.J, concelebrated the funeral Mass. In his eulogy Father Towle captured the spirit of Bill Geoghan, "a true liberal," deeply spiritual and concerned for others and an unfailing optimist. Monsignor John J. Wiest, Pastor Emeritus of St. Mary's and one of the concelebrants, called Bill "one of the great human beings I knew. He always had an encouraging word for others, not only doing things himself, but encouraging others to do them."
Middle and High School Parents Warned of Traffic Congestion as Schools Open
Parents of Manhasset High School and Middle School students are advised that, due to the closing of the Manhasset Avenue bridge, the entrance to the secondary school, for repairs by the MTA, traffic delays and congestion are expected at the entrance of the school property on the first day of school, Wednesday, Sept. 6. Delays are expected to continue until the project is completed.
Summer S.H.O.P. - Fun in Sun or Rain
The Manhasset Youth Council's S.H.O.P. Program (Summer at Home Opportunities Program) provided students with another summer filled with fun, education, and new experiences. Anthony T. Blyskal, S.H.O.P. director, reports that 225 students participated in eight different trips and that both students and parents raved about the diversity and enjoyment of the trips. Emily Faeth, who went on many of the excursions, had a typical comment; "It's great to go on trips with your friends."
Save the Date
High School's varsity teams will play "under the lights" over the course of three evenings. On Friday night (September 15), the boys' and girls' varsity
Call for Volunteers
A Great Man Has Died