Friday, 13 April 2012 00:00
On Saturday, April 28, the Lead The Way Fund will host its annual Lead The Way Lacrosse Day For Heroes “Regs Rock” game at Chaminade High School in Mineola. The Lead The Way Lacrosse Day For Heroes is a two-game shootout between the country’s best high school lacrosse teams, the Chaminade Flyers vs. the Manhasset Indians. The one day event, which last year attracted over 2,000 spectators, recognizes past and present protectors of the flag and honors the life of local hero Sgt. James J. Regan (CHS ‘98), who was killed in action while serving with the 75th Ranger Regiment soldiers. And 100 percent of the proceeds from the day will go directly to the Lead The Way Fund.
Funds raised by Lead The Way are directed to disabled U.S. Army Rangers and the families of Rangers who have died, have been injured or are currently serving in harm’s way around the world. “Our Ranger assistance programs provide services that are vital to Rangers’ and their families’ well-being, beyond what the government can offer,” says Jim Regan, chairman/CEO. In addition to financial aid and wellness programs the Lead The Way Fund also provides hospital beds and special vehicles for wounded Rangers; travel expenses for family members visiting hospitalized loved ones; and supports many other morale-boosting efforts.
The gates at Chaminade High School’s Ott Field will open at 9 a.m. At 10 a.m. the Chaminade Flyers and Manhasset Indians Junior Varsity teams will face off against each other. The main event featuring the Chaminade Flyers and the Manhasset Indians Varsity Lacrosse teams will take place at 1 p.m. Following the game, the winning teams will be awarded the “Regs Rock” trophy. All tickets will be available at the gate the day of the event. Suggested donation to Lead The Way Fund is $10 for adults 18 and over and $5 for children over the age of 12.
For further details about the event please visit www.leadthewayfund.org or their Ranger Lead The Way Fund page on Facebook.
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 00:00
Submitted by Manhasset Post 304 American Legion
Matthew Falcone, commander of the Manhasset Post 304 American Legion, and James Brooks, parade chairman, have announced the parade order and schedule for the 2013 Manhasset Memorial Day Parade and Memorial Services. All Manhasset residents, their families and friends are invited to join the Legion in this remembrance of the great sacrifices of our American heroes. The theme of the parade this year, “Honoring Those Who Serve in Special Operations,” is a reminder that, while Memorial Day honors all deceased veterans, the intention is to remember service personnel engaged around the world in an effort to preserve American freedom and way of life from global terrorism.
A memorial service in honor of Manhasset’s war dead will be held at the Community Reformed Church, 90 Plandome Rd., on Sunday, May 26, at 10 a.m. Pastor Steven D. Pierce will officiate. All are urged to attend and to join with the Legion in the remembrance of the great sacrifice of our military.
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
That first meeting, culminating in the May 2 ribbon-cutting for organic vegetable and herb gardens at all three Manhasset school campuses, was in September 2012.
Two organizations, both formed under the auspices of the SCA, were involved: Planet Manhasset, which under president Angela Classi and officers Merilyn Donnelly, Zari Ginsburg and Connie Parsons, spearheaded the construction of each site and Project Share, the which will distribute the produce raised to families in need. Classi, during the ribbon-cutting, told the students they were limited only by their imagination, and encouraged each one to embrace the secondary school garden as their own.
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
Gymnast Alexis Stern, an eighth-grader at Manhasset Middle School, represented New York State in the Junior Olympic National Championships held in the Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek, MI the weekend of May 3. Competing against the top Level 9 gymnasts in the country, Alexis took home a bronze medal on the balance beam with a 9.45 and finished 12th in the country with an impressive 36.80 all around score (bars, beam, floor, and vault). Alexis earned her spot on the Junior Olympic team with a third place finish at the Level 9 North East USAG Regional Championship held in Springfield, MASS and was also recognized as one of New York’s top Level 9 gymnasts. Alexis trains five days a week at Gold Medal Gymnastics Center in Greenlawn under the tutelage of Hall of Fame Coach Tammy Marshall.
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
On April 7, the Manhasset High School Crew Team held its first 5K Walk/Run fundraiser, which started and ended in the Flower Hill Village Park. More than 300 participants came out to race or stroll through Flower Hill, while raising funds for two great causes.
Proceeds from the event will fund additional equipment for the growing MHS crew team, with 10 percent of monies raised contributed to the Manhasset UFSD Fields Initiative, a fund created to re-turf the MHS Stadium Field and create a new field at Shelter Rock Elementary School. Barbara Thermos, who organized and coordinated the 5K event, noted, ”It was a great way for the community to come together for these causes, connecting with neighbors and friends while getting some exercise on a gorgeous, crisp sunny morning. Both causes support healthy athletic opportunities for Manhasset’s youth.”