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The SCA Fair is One Week Away!

Saturday, May 4 is that magical day when the SCA Fair returns to Manhasset. Held at the Munsey Park School on Jimmy’s Field, rain or shine from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., this unforgettable event will offer many exciting attractions. Chaired by Daniela Buchholz and Dianne Tolentino, with tremendous help from Santina Petruso and Concetta Slaney, the fair will offer many exciting attractions, including thrilling rides, such as Gravitron, Pharoah’s Fury, the Round Up and Super Shot. Sample a selection of foods from the International Food Tent and visit the SCA Grill and hot dog booth for authentic fair grilling. You can also shop the wide variety of wares offered by vendors under the Big Tent, scale a rock climbing wall, test your strength at Iron Man and have fun enjoying a great selection of rides, games and activities for all, including face painting, baseball pitch and pie throwing.  Make sure to stop by the grand raffle booth and enter to win some really fantastic prizes!

One more date added…There is still time to purchase Unlimited Ride Advance Tickets in person this Saturday, April 27 at Raindew at 465 Plandome Road from 9 a.m.– 4 p.m.  These tickets are only available to purchase in advance and are not available the day of the Fair and this is the absolute last day they will be available. 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 that were ordered by mail can be picked up at Victoria Parisi’s home at 139 Kensett Road on Friday, May 3, between 1–7 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 ).

If you are interested in donating, 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 will accept children’s books, fiction, novels, art, cooking, home and garden books. Sorry, but the SCA cannot accept textbooks, manuals, encyclopedias, business books, or record albums. 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.

Volunteers are still needed to help at the Fair.  Many volunteers are needed in all different areas of the Fair from under the Big Tent with attic treasures, books, plants and flowers, toys to food and game booths. Please give a few hours of your time.  The SCA Fair is the largest fundraising event of the year for the SCA, and the SCA hopes you can lend a hand.  A few hours go a long way.

Volunteer available shifts:

Thursday, May 2: book, DVD, electronic game collection: 4–7:30 p.m.

Friday, May 3: attic treasures, sports & garden, and toys collection: 9-11 a.m., 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Friday, May 3: Set Up Fair: 9-11 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and 1-3 p.m.

Saturday, May 4: SCA Fair Day: 9:15-11:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 1:30-3:30 p.m., and 3:30– 5:30 p.m.

Sign up at  Click:  find a sign up, enter creator This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and click “sca fair 2013.” You may also 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.

2013 SCA Fair To Host 30 Vendors

In addition to neat bargains found in Attic Treasures, 30 vendors will be offering their wares on Saturday under the Big Tent. Shop for all types of jewelry, accessories, handbags, household gifts, clothing, sports apparel, stationery, and much, much more.  You are sure to find many great gifts for Mother’s Day, too.

Come to look, stay to shop, and don’t forget your checkbook.

As part of the SCA’s continuing efforts to “go green,” please bring your own shopping bags to carry away your treasures.

2013 SCA Fair Baked Goods Drop Off

Calling all bakers!  The SCA Fair committee is looking for baked goods donations for this year’s SCA Fair.  You can drop off your delicious goodies on Friday, May 3 between 10 a.m – 8 p.m. to Tammy Kelly’s at 139 Rolling Hill Road, North Strathmore. Baked goods donations are also accepted at the SCA Bakery Tent during Fair hours.  Please label all items and, if possible, wrap items individually for easy sale. Any questions, please contact Tammy Kelly at 627-0608 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

SCA Fair Grand Raffle Prizes

The Manhasset SCA expresses its sincere appreciation to the families and businesses that have helped make this year’s Grand Raffle possible. The grand prize for the 2013 SCA Fair is a $1,000 gift card donated by Americana Manhasset.  Other top prizes include one week of tennis camp, donated by Sportime, Roslyn; a beautiful colorblock 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 from 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 at Raindew on Saturday, April 27.  Raffles are $5 or purchase a booklet of 6 for $25.  You can also purchase tickets for the Grand Raffle at the SCA Grand Raffle booth during the Fair.  For more information on the SCA Fair or any SCA committee event, please visit


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.”


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.


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