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2012 US Challenge Cup To Be Held On Red Course At Eisenhower Park

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


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.


Champions for Charity

Thursday, December 5

Mens' Club Luncheon

Thursday, December 5

Holiday Tree Lighting

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