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Eagle Scout Project To Support Adventures In Learning

Please help organic garden for Manhasset EOC

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).


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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Thursday, December 5

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