Legion Paraders March for God and Country
The sun did not shine as brightly as it had the day before, but remembering last year's rainout, Manhasset marchers were grateful for the cool breezy day that was Memorial Day, 2004. Sponsored by Manhasset American Legion Post 304, the theme of this year's parade was, "So Freedom Can Prevail." The 319th Statue of Liberty Band, directed by CWO Stephen Joseph, band master, led this year's parade and it set a rousing tone for the many groups that followed. The Legionnaires themselves, led by Commander James R. Russell, marched with their usual military precision. This year there were a number of vintage cars in which several of the legionnaires rode. Organizations too numerous to mention were in the line of march, ranging alphabetically from Adventures in Learning to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
A Store for all Seasons
An old fashioned but updated and high tech neighbor will soon be joining the Gourmet Grill and Edison's on Plandome Road. The new Manhasset Sporting Goods located at 580 Plandome Road opened on Memorial Day, May 31, with a grand display of balloons and good cheer. It's opening will definitely fill a void here in town.
Manhasset Girls defeat Shoreham-WR for Another Long Island Title
After dashing onto the field shouting and hugging one another, the Manhasset High School Varsity Girls lacrosse team regrouped to pose for their first photo as 2004 Long Island Champions last Thursday night. With multiple cameras flashing and the excitement of their title only minutes old, the girls smiled for the camera as one mother yelled at the team to look in her direction. But the girls yelled back, almost in perfect unison, "The cap. The lens cap is on!" Even in the midst of their 17-12 romp of Shoreham-Wading River in front of a crowd of over 400 people at SUNY Stony Brook's Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, the young athletes kept their heads.
Seventh-Grade Basketball: Undefeated!
The Manhasset seventh-grade basketball team finished the 2003-2004 Winter I season with a perfect 11-0 record. The team exemplified the concept of teamwork. They were extremely unselfish as exhibited by the countless buckets scored off the give and go, backdoor cut, and pick and roll. A strong defense, along with outstanding rebounding, charges a great fast break which allowed the Indians to average 45 points per game while giving up only 20!
School District Transportation Performed Outstanding Service
McMillan Misses the Point