Parent Power: Believe It or Not Parents Do Have Power!
The Manhasset Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse is presenting "Parent Power," a CASA Wellness Week Parent Seminar with David J. Wilmes, the best selling author of Parenting for Prevention: How to Raise a Child to Say No to Alcohol/Drugs and a featured expert on numerous local and national media programs including USA Today, CBS Morning News, and ABC's Good Morning America. The workshop will be held Monday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre at the Manhasset Secondary School. "Research proves," Wilmes states, "that parents do have power." The workshop will provide parents with practical skills and research based information to help them learn to use their power to protect their child from dangerous choices such as alcohol and other drugs.
Suozzi Initiative Allows Property Owners to Appeal Tax Assessments Online, Free
Nassau County Executive Thomas R. Suozzi has announced that property owners can now appeal the tax assessments on their properties - free of charge - through the county's website,
Indian Hoopsters Split, Make Playoffs
The Manhasset High School boys varsity basketball team has split its last four tough conference games and as they look to finish second in their conference and make the Nassau County "A" Playoffs, with an away game at North Shore and a final home game against Seaford.
On the Bay
Move over Punxsutawney Phil. Here in Manhasset Bay we have better predictions for the onset of spring. With the weather unseasonably warm for the past month, it has made the long, cold winter months more endurable. Even so, most sailors still are in the "winter mode," either skiing - if they can find some snow - or are at home finishing up the "to do" list before springtime arrives and they hide out in local boatyards readying their boats for the upcoming season. Last Sunday, Feb. 5, those who came to the water's edge were treated to a beautiful scene as the frostbiters were out in Ideal 18s sailing near Kraus' Kastle. It was an especially beautiful sight on this particular Sunday, as the sun broke through the clouds, and shone a beacon of light right over the little fleet of boats. Mother Nature seemed to be smiling on our little fleet of sailors. They were not the only boats out on the bay. Just as predictable as the frostbiters sailing each Sunday afternoon, there is another boat that those who frequent the shore have come to expect seeing sailing all winter long. She is a graceful Pearson, blue-hulled, owned by Gary Cohen, who sails her every chance he gets. The only time Winds of Change is sidelined in the winter is when the bay is frozen. So it was not surprising to see Gary sailing about on an overcast, winter afternoon. He had two other intrepid sailors with him, but distance prevented one from identifying his mates - could it have been his wife, Debbie Greco and Evan, their youngster? It wouldn't surprise anyone who knows them - for they are a family who lives and breathes sailing. So it is with gratitude that we watch those sailors enjoy nature's bounty, for it is a reminder that spring will soon be here, and another season of nautical pleasures awaits. So forget Groundhog Day. Local sailors have given us the high sign -it won't be long until spring is here!
Change the Taylor Law
It's Time to Get With the Program