Manhasset Chamber of Commerce Meeting
The Manhasset Chamber of Commerce (MCC), on June 15 hosted a brown bag lunch at the gazebo on the Mary Jane Davies Green. Settling in, the conversation focused on the recent gravesite tour jointly hosted by the Historical Society of the Town of North Hempstead and the Town of North Hempstead. Fr. David Lowry, pastor of Christ Church, in conducting part of the tour, lectured on a particular 13th century window at the church. There are four in the world like it, he said proudly: one is in the Parisian church of St. Germain des Pres, one is at the Cloisters in New York City, another is in Baltimore and one is right here in our midst. Lowry also said Payne Whitney gave the approximately 3-foot high, 2 1/2-foot wide window to the church in 1934.
Local Special Districts and Brief Political History
Local government is focusing on overlapping special districts that operate within Nassau County claiming duplication of services, in many cases, causing increased spending culminating in higher taxes. Because Nassau County residents pay the highest property taxes in the state, and special districts are often cited as one of the reasons, a conference was held on June 8 at Hofstra University's Center for Suburban Studies, organized by Nassau County Comptroller Howard Weitzman, and moderated by Richard Guardino, executive dean of the center. The conference was attended by over 300 people indicating that, perhaps, the time has come to address the issue.
Kiwanis Club of Manhasset Sponsors Eleventh 5K Race
The Kiwanis Club of Manhasset was proud to sponsor its 11th Manhasset/Port Washington 5K Race on Sunday, June 11. The club supports various activities such as the Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Center at North Shore University Hospital, Kamp Kiwanis, for summer experiences for youngsters throughout the state of New York, and, most importantly, local students in the Manhasset/Port Washington area. Thank you to all supporters who made the event possible.
Manhasset Baseball Honored
As a result of a very successful 2006 season, the Manhasset High School varsity baseball team received numerous post-season awards. Honored at the Nassau County Baseball Coaches Association awards banquet on June 14 were four players and their head coach for their outstanding effort in Conference A VI.
Mrs. Rogers Friday Night Live
Community Preservation Fund