Friday, 04 May 2012 00:00
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano has announced that the Eisenhower Park Red Course will host the US Challenge Cup and its Long Island Junior Championship on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6 at 11 a.m.
Held on Eisenhower Parks Red Course, US Challenge Cup participants will play a course with a championship history that dates back to 1926, when it hosted the PGA Championship. More recently, the Eisenhower Park Red Course has held events for the PGA Champions Tour and has received praise as “one of the better and one of the toughest courses we play” from PGA golfer Lee Trevino. Included in Golf Digest’s “Four Stars Best Places to Play 2008/2009,” the par-72 course measures 7,107 yards from the championship tees, 6,416 yards from the middle tees, and 5,470 yards from the forward tees.
The United States Challenge Cup, founded in 1980 and formally established in 1983, is a non-profit charitable organization formed to perpetuate the growth of junior golf. They provide young people with opportunities to further themselves in and through the game of golf, under the direction of a well-organized and administered program. The foundation offers instructional opportunities through local PGA golf professionals, a junior mini-tour for novice to intermediate players, 23 major competitions, and chances to qualify for six of the world’s top junior events as well as two of New England’s premiere amateur tournaments. Each year the foundation continues to participate in numerous charitable events and has raised more than $100,000 to support the efforts of groups like the USGA Centennial Amateur, the Hasbro Children’s Hospital, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, the Button Hole Short Course, the RI Interscholastic League, and the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund.
Golf at Eisenhower Park consists of three 18-hole courses including the championship Red and White courses, along with the Blue course, as well as a driving range with 60 bays. For more information on Eisenhower Park, call: (516) 572-0348, or visit www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.
Saturday, 18 May 2013 00:00
Manhasset resident Arda Nazerian Haratunian is lending her expertise and support to ERASE Racism, a civil rights non-profit that advocates for racial equity on Long Island. As a member of its planning committee for the third year in a row, she is helping to organize ERASE Racism’s Annual Benefit Celebration, which will take place on June 5 at the Garden City Hotel.
A strategic communications consultant, Arda has more than 25 years experience in both the private and public sectors. She most recently served as senior policy advisor and communications director to former Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi and previously worked for New York Governor Mario Cuomo. During the decade between her two careers in public service, Arda was on Wall Street, serving as managing director of global corporate communications for Citigroup’s Corporate and Investment Bank and before that, head of media and public relations at the American Stock Exchange.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
There is a floral treasure in Manhasset, something unique: it’s the greenhouse in front of Manhasset Florist on Orchard Street. “Having my own greenhouse ensures premium plant growth and creates optimum conditions. This allows me to offer the healthiest plants to my customers,” says owner Alexander Otis. Indeed, the plants look truly perfect and a delightful scent of blossoms fills the air of the greenhouse.
“My father bought the business and property 45 years ago. During those years, he opened a total of five flower shops in Nassau County,” said Alex. His father trained him and his sister Aretta in the flower business. “While still attending high school we both helped on Saturdays and during our vacations,” he explains. Alex graduated from the New York Institute of Technology as an architect and worked as an engineer for over six years before returning to his roots to help his father manage his five flower shops and to run one, Garden City Florist. “When my father retired in 1999, I took over Manhasset Florist & Greenhouse and Aretta took over Port Washington Florist.”
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
One of Manhasset’s 12U intramural baseball teams defeated Great Neck in the first game played at the renovated Valley Park field on Saturday April 27. Manhasset’s offense scored 10 runs, including a home run from Devin Callery, while pitchers Logan Hyde, Jeff Torborg, James Marchetti and Grant Petracca combined to limit Great Neck to one hit with 11 strikeouts in six innings. Edward Jarvis, Robert DeCastro, Massimo Abruzzo, Colby Schmidt, Gabriel Cohen, Spencer Kaye and Justin Louie each contributed quality defensive plays. Manhasset raised its record to 4-0 and stands in first place in the inter-town intramural league, which includes 8 teams from Merillon, Albertson-Herricks, Great Neck and Manhasset.
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:34
The Manhasset Junior Varsity Ice Hockey Team finished their season Wednesday night, April 17, beating Bellmore/Merrick 4-3 in the championship game at the Bethpage Community Park Ice Rink. Wednesday’s finale marked the end of an impressive campaign by the Indians which included a 19-1 regular season record and a trip to the New York State Championship in Ithaca.
Manhasset got off to a strong start scoring four times in the first period on goals by Michael Walsh, Michael Brzozowski, Mario De Bueriis, and Matthew Cecchini whose tally would prove to be the game winner. Nolan Behringer, Ryan Kiess, and goaltender Alex Feinstein led the defense in shutting down a powerful Bellmore/Merrick squad, securing Manhasset’s first ever Junior Varsity Championship.