Love, Ludlow Debuts in Time for Valentine's Day
David Paterson lives in Manhasset and is happy with the choices he's made in life-not surprising because he chooses so much: actor, playwright, husband, father, carpenter, construction worker, fireman-so far. He has written 30 full length plays, 12 screen plays and on Jan. 31 his movie, Love, Ludlow, a quirky love story, will be distributed by Warner Home Video just in time for Valentines Day.
The Year 2005 in Review
The excitement was over in Munsey Park as The Good Shepherd movie crew had completed filming. The Village of North Hills Board of Trustees repealed a covenant to allow for residential development on an 18-acre parcel of land to be called Chatham Phase II. The Manhasset Rotary once again helped arrange for a children's circus. Tuesday's Children closed trading at the NASDAQ. Nine-year-old boys' baseball team wins tournament trophy. The school district policy on admission of nonresident students is reviewed. Rev. David Lowry of Christ Episcopal Church was involved personally with Hurricane Katrina as his sister Susan was in its path. The Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore switches to 100 percent green energy. The Manhasset Clergy Association sponsors the Candlelight Memorial Service to remember the victims of Sept. 11, 2001. Huntington Coach didn't do its homework for the first days of school as bus schedules run amuck. Andrew Miller, of Miller, Lilly and Pearce, certified public accountants for the Manhasset School District, is indited by a grand jury and arrested in conjunction with the Roslyn School District scandal. Rotary and Kiwanis clubs support the Coalition for a Safer Manhasset (CSM). The Outpost at MHS responds to Hurricane Katrina. Terrance Molinari and Tommy Dodge are undefeated in the Empire Games. The litter prevention team is visible on Plandome Road. CSM sponsors Safety Day, a "traffic stopping success." Manhasset School District examines transportation problems at school board meeting. Legislator Lisanne Altmann (D-Great Neck) supports paper ballot optical scanner voting machines. School district reaches agreement with Manhasset Education Association. Rev. Stuart Clark of the Community Reformed Church and his wife, Mary, were vacationing on Dauphine Island in Alabama when Katrina struck and they joined the relief effort. An armed robbery takes place in North Strathmore but no one is hurt. J. R. Moehringer, author of The Tender Bar, speaks at Barns & Noble about his best selling novel set in the pub at the end of Plandome Road, called Publicans at that time (now Edison's). Many characters from the book were there. Blake and Emma Goodwin win the logo contest sponsored by CSM. The Greentree Foundation donates $150,000 to local charities. North Hempstead celebrates Historic Origins Day. Conor McKenna represents the US in the Pan American Games in Buenos Aires in Karate Do.
Gael Hockey Players Visit Mercy Pediatric Unit
On Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, the St. Mary's Hockey Team visited the Pediatrics Unit at Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Centre. Each player brought two gifts for those children who would be staying in the hospital over the holidays. The players did their best to make the holidays. The players did their best to make the holidays brighter for the youngsters. One patient was particularly happy to see the hockey players as he had attended the Island game a few days before.
On The Bay
As all local sailors know, come the new year, the first sailing event of importance is the Annual Frostbite New Year's Regatta. Next up on the agenda is Acura Key West 2006, which started last Monday, Jan. 16. With the weather predicted to be great, with good winds, and only one day of rain, and with Peter Reggio as the PRO, the week is shaping up to be another great race for the 286 boats that have registered from 14 countries and 37 states. There are 19 classes of boats competing on four courses over the five day race week. The Race Committee hopes to get in at least nine races, which should give all the competitors a chance to shine.
A Plea for Help
Thank You Manhasset-Lakeville Fire District