Veterans Day Parade and Memorial Service
As a light drizzle began to fall, almost 50 members of the Manhasset Post 304 American Legion, the Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5063 and other veterans assembled in front of the post hall to march to the Five Star Memorial at the Mary Jane Davies' Green Park. A bagpiper, John Young, led the parade playing patriotic and military music. A number of residents had already convened at the park when the marchers arrived. The parade was accompanied by the Nassau County Sixth Precinct Police Officers. Commander Edward J. Gaus brought everyone to attention, and at 11 a.m. Chaplain William A. Baxter struck the bell three times and read the "Eleventh Hour Ritual." Simultaneously, church bells rang in memory of the moment 84 years ago when the guns were silenced and the "Great War" (WWI) was ended. Manhasset High School Trumpeters Roger Kalik and Justin Gaither sounded taps. At the conclusion of taps, the post commander and the chaplain placed a wreath at the Gold Star Memorial in remembrance of the veterans who made the supreme sacrifice.
Kiss Me, Kate Plays Manhasset This Weekend
This weekend, don't miss the opportunity to see the Manhasset High School's fall musical production, Kiss Me, Kate, a modern-day takeoff on Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew. Performances include a musical performance, free for senior citizens, on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m. Weekend performances are Friday, Nov. 22, at 9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 23, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 24, at 3 p.m. Tickets are on sale in the lobby at Manhasset High School. Prices are $12 for orchestra seats; $10 for side orchestra seats; $8 for balcony seats.
Fifth Grade Girls Basketball Splits Games
Bob Henrickson's team had two exciting games this past weekend. The first against St. Williams with scoring by Caitlan Samela, Brittany Carrol, Claudia Rogers and Christina Longo and a victory score of 12 to 8. The second game against St. Frances started out with a basket from Jessica Bushard. The Manhasset team was behind the whole game but Caitlan Samela hit 3 foul shots to keep us in striking distance. Claudia Rogers scored with an assist from Laura Conrachio and Christina Vivinetto. The crowd went wild in the last quarter when Julia Boylan and Brittany Carrol scored with assists from Berit Henrickson and Ali Cisek. With less than one minute to go Stephanie Gallo made a lay up and was fouled. Stephanie hit the layup putting the St. Mary's team within 2 points of a tie before she had to leave the game with five fouls. The most exciting game! Don't mess with these girls!
On the Bay
As frostbite sailors woke up Sunday morning, November 17th, the wind on Manhasset Bay was predicted to be in the gale force range, and thoughts of sailing during the afternoon hours were all but forgotten. Race Committee Chairperson Herb Schmidt held off canceling for the day to wait to see if the wind might decrease and prove the weather forecasters wrong. Luckily for the sailors, who really do not like to miss a weekend of sailing and eagerly await the opportunity to sail in cold, damp and rainy weather, the front was stalled keeping the wind between 12-14 knots out of the NNE, perfect for the little dinghies. Seven teams of racers competed in five races, with the last race of the day a crew race. There were no Laser sailors out last Sunday. The winners for the day: 1. #536, Pedro Lorson/Mimi Berry, 2. #661, Jonathan Siener/Monique Gaylor, and 3. #707, Bob Kirtland/Mark Cornachio. Mimi Berry won the crew race. Normally this column does not record second place in the crew race, but this week an exception is being made. Louise Browning, who is 12 years old, came in second to Mimi Berry, who is a very experience sailor. Louise skippered her IC dinghy with confidence and skill, and it was a joy to see her do so well. Louise is the daughter of John Browning and Stephanie Baas, both of whom are avid Sonar and Ideal 18 sailors in the warm weather months and skipper their own "his and her" IC dinghies during the winter.
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