Written by Manhasset Press Staff, Manhasset@antonnews.com Saturday, 21 September 2013 00:00
The Very Reverend David B. Lowry, Rector of Christ Church Manhasset, recently retired from Christ Church, after almost ten years as Rector there, and almost 41 years since of his Ordination to the Priesthood. Father Lowry and his wife Mary have relocated to New Orleans, where they lived previously.
As part of the celebration of Father Lowry and Mary’s years with Christ Church, a special Eucharist service was celebrated on Sunday, August 25. A record number of parishioners were in attendance to honor Lowry’s service to the Church, as well as many members from the community-at-large.
Father Lowry was acknowledged and thanked for his accomplishments: of encouraging Christ Church’s ministry be more than worship and that it incorporate more Parish Community Outreach through the Food Pantry, caregiver support group, and Helping Hands, as a few examples; for his innovative and path-breaking ecumenical outreach to partner with The Reverend Dr. Steven D. Pierce of the Community Reformed Church to offer joint Sunday School, youth programs, and various services throughout the year, as well as his partnership with Pastor Paul Chung of the New Heart Mission Korean Church to offer joint fellowship and services during the year. And, Father Lowry was also thanked for his parting gift to Christ Church: to spearhead the renovation of the Parish House with Mike Puntillo for its future use for ministry and outreach.Father Lowry and Mary were presented with an oil painting of Christ Church by the Vestry and Parish as a thank you for their years of service to the church. The beautiful painting was rendered by Christ Church parishioner and Manhasset resident, artist Debbie Czlegedy.
The Christ Church Choir reprised the music composed in Father Lowry’s honor by McNeil Robinson, and sang a beautiful closing Benediction. Yeou-Cheng Ma also performed a Bach Violin Sonata at Communion. A well-attended reception under the apple tree just outside the Sacristy. Father Lowry thanked everyone for joining him and commented that it has been an extraordinary privilege and blessing to serve Christ Church these past ten years.
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.