Friday, 21 June 2013 00:00
For his Eagle Project, Austin Kulka, a Boy Scout with Troop 97 Manhasset, is raising funds so he can create an organic garden to benefit the Manhasset/Great Neck Economic Opportunity Commission (EOC) Adventures In Learning program in Manhasset. The donations will fund Kulka’s Eagle Project, a timely investment into creating or restoring something that will benefit the community.
Kulka is very committed to Adventures In Learning, an afterschool educational and enrichment program dedicated to improving the lives of Long Island children, where he has been volunteering, teaching science for the last two years. Kulka plans to incorporate the organic garden into the science curriculum. The garden will not only benefit the children of the Adventures in Learning program, but the surrounding community as well.
Since most of the children at Adventures In Learning live in apartments, access to any type of garden is limited. This organic garden will be accessible to all. By donating to this project, the community will help fund the garden that will benefit those who are unable to obtain or grow fresh, organic, healthy food. The garden will grow of a variety of vegetables, which can be easily harvested. Diana Holden, Executive Director, stated, “this is a dream that I’ve had for a long time. I’m thrilled for the children to participate in growing their own healthy food.”
“I am set to begin work on Thursday, June 20,” said the eager Scout. “A minimum donation of $5 would help get things started, however, whatever you can give will be appreciated. No donation is too big or small. Donations will be used specifically to obtain materials required to build the garden.” Kulka said all donations are tax deductible, and once his goal is met, the remaining funds will be donated to the Adventures In Learning program.
Please send contributions to Manhasset/Great Neck EOC-Adventures In Learning, 65 High St., Manhasset, NY 11030. Attn: Diana Holden, Executive Director. Checks should be made out to: BSA Troop 97 (in the memo, write c/o Kulka).
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:48
Preparations are underway for the Annual Christmas Tree lighting to be held this Friday, Dec. 6 at Mary Jane Davies Park on Plandome Road. The event is scheduled to begin at 4:15 p.m.
Workers have been busy decorating the gazebo with garland and lights to make the this year’s celebration the best yet. Sponsored by the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, The Town of North Hempstead and the Manhasset Park District, the event will feature holiday music performed by the Manhasset High School Brass Choir.
The program will begin with the Pledge of Allegiance and the blessing offered by Rev. Dr. Steven D. Pierce of the Community Reformed Church. The winners of the poster contest will be announced during the ceremony followed by the anticipated lighting of the Manhasset Christmas tree. The Manhasset Parks Department will be dispensing hot chocolate and treats, too.Santa Claus will make a ‘surprise’ appearance on Manhasset-Lakeville’s Fire truck and volunteer firefighters will be handing out candy canes to girls and boys. Come on down and celebrate the beginning of the season.
Friday, 29 November 2013 00:00
It seems as though the real estate market is not the only thing hot in Manhasset. A number of new stores are popping up throughout the community making Manhasset the go-to location for business. On Plandome Road, facades are being renovated to add a fresh new look. The change is updating the appearance of the existing storefronts and causing the opening of new businesses. The exterior facade of Vincents Cleaners, Tony’s Shoe Repair and Manhasset Hair Stylists are brand new both front and back. The renovation beckons customers to come in to shop on a new trendy main street.
Last week a new tenant moved into the space that adorns the renovated new storefront called ivivva. ivivva is a new store from lululemon featuring clothing for young girls age 4 to 14. And the trend continues. Just this weekend, two new businesses, Adelina Boutique and Barrel Grapes, and new members of the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce opened their doors here. They held grand opening events on Friday and Saturday night.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
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.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
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.