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Preparations Underway For The Manhasset SCA Fair

The Manhasset SCA Fair, the largest fundraising event of the year for the SCA. is set for Saturday, May 4 at the Munsey Park School and will be co-chaired by Daniela Buchholz and Dianne Tolentino.

The fair will offer many exciting attractions. Sample a selection of foods at the International Food Tent and visit the SCA Grill courtyard, the Old Fashioned Candy booth and the SCA Bakery booth. You can also shop the wide variety of wares offered by the vendors under the Big Tent, scale a rock climbing wall and have tons of fun enjoying face painting (new this year), the dunk tank and pie throwing.

The SCA Fair, in conjunction with Planet Manhasset, is committed to going green. Recycling bins will be located throughout the grounds, a continuation of a recycling program started in 2008.

Many volunteers are needed. For those interested in volunteering, please go to www.signupgenius.com for available dates and times.  Click: find a sign up, enter sign-up creator This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and click “SCA Fair 2013” or visit www.manhassetsca.org for more information. Available days and times can be found at www.signupgenius.com. You may contact Melinda Smotkin at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Jen Sheerin at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with any questions, as well.

SCA Fair Advance Ticket Sales

Unlimited Ride All Day Advance tickets are only available to purchase in advance and are not available the day of the fair. Ride all day for $35 per person or buy two tickets for $65. These Unlimited Ride Advance Sale Tickets are exchanged for bracelets on the day of the fair at the Bracelet Exchange Booth. Once you receive your bracelet, you may ride any ride as many times as you wish. Advance tickets ordered by mail are due by Wednesday, April 24 and must be picked up at Victoria Parisi’s home at 139 Kensett Road on Friday, May 3, between 1–7 p.m. Advance Ticket Sales forms can be found at www.manhassetsca.org. Unlimited Ride Advance Sale Tickets can only be purchased by mail or in person at Raindew (465 Plandome Road) on the following days:

Wednesday, April 24, from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. and Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

For more information, please contact Victoria Parisi at 627-7758 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or Caroline Kenlon at 627-4556 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

SCA Fair Grand Raffle Prizes

The grand raffle prize for the 2013 SCA Fair is a $1,000 gift card donated by the Americana Manhasset. Other top prizes include: one week of tennis camp, donated by Sportime, Roslyn; a beautiful, color-block suede leather tote, donated by Elie Tahari International; a semester of classes, donated by Unlimited Sports in Port Washington; a brown suede handbag, donated by Theory; a Day of Beauty, donated by DeLis Salon in Manhasset; a $250 gift certificate, donated by Limani Restaurant of Roslyn; a package of 10 classes, donated by The Fitness Loft of Manhasset (2 available); a week of soccer camp and soccer basket, donated by Manhasset Soccer Club; a week of Art Camp, donated by Abrakadoodle of Roslyn (2 available); and a $50 gift certificate and plush bear, donated by Matty’s Toy Stop.

Grand Raffle tickets will be available to purchase during the Advance Ticket sales on Wednesday, April 24 and Saturday, April 27 between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Raindew (465 Plandome Road). You can also purchase tickets for the Grand Raffle at the SCA Grand Raffle booth during the Fair. Raffles cost $5 or buy a booklet of 6 raffles for $25. For more information on the SCA Fair or any SCA committee event, visit www.manhassetsca.org.

2013 SCA Fair Collection Day Information

The Manhasset SCA is accepting donations of books, DVD’s, music CD’s, and electronic video games on Thursday, May 2, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. under the Big Tent at Munsey Park field.  The SCA appreciates you checking your items to confirm they are in working condition before bringing them to their drop-off location. Donations for Attic Treasures, Sports & Garden and Toys will be on Friday, May 3, from 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. under the Big Tent at the Munsey Park field. The SCA will gladly accept gently used, clean, unbroken and saleable pieces. Please no electronics, computers, baby items, skis, lawn mowers, exercise equipment or stuffed animals.

News

Negotiations are currently underway between the Village of Farmingdale and members of the local CSEA labor union. After a closed door executive session meeting, on Jan. 6, village trustees met with members of the labor counsel to iron out terms of a new contract proposal, which they said will hopefully meet the fancy of union leaders. 

 

“We have sent our proposals out there,” said Farmingdale Mayor Ralph Ekstrand, “we are just waiting for the CSEA membership to approve it.”

A new Child Care Centerfor children ages eight weeks through Pre-K—opened at Farmingdale State College this week, which will be open to the community and the college campus. 

 

“The College owes a great deal of thanks to everyone involved in this project,” said Farmingdale State College President Hubert Keen. “This center provides a safe and nurturing environment for the children of our students, faculty and staff.

Especially for our students, the availability of quality child care can determine whether or not they are able to complete their education.”


Sports

On Saturday, November 9, the MHS Girls Swim Team competed in the Nassau County Team Championships. After a strong preliminary performance on Friday, the girls had their sights set on swimming even faster on Saturday at the finals. On Friday, Manhasset qualified 14 individual swims in the top 10 and all three relays. The team also had an additional 7 swims in the consolation finals (places 11-20). On Saturday, the top 20 individuals and relays compete in each event, all finishers scoring points towards their team total.

In the championship’s opening event, the 200 yd. medley relay team from Manhasset set the tone for what turned out to be a historic day in Manhasset Girls Swimming. The relay team of Grace Kenlon, Allegra Sodi, Megan Smith and Meredith Johnson finished third and set a new school record time of 1:51.96, also qualifying for the New York State Championships.

Second at Counties, State Quals as Weilep Qualifies for State Meet

The Indians' regular season came to a close recently, but not before the boys locked up several more post-season honors to complete a highly successful campaign that brought an undefeated season as well as Division and Conference Championships. Manhasset headed into the post-season with high aspirations and battled it out with rival Wantagh High School for two weekends in a row—at both the Class Country Championships and the State Qualification race—coming up just short on both occasions, but achieving many milestones along the way.


Calendar

Champions for Charity

Thursday, December 5

Mens' Club Luncheon

Thursday, December 5

Holiday Tree Lighting

Friday, December 6



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