Written by Joe Scotchie Thursday, 21 March 2013 00:00
Few places in the Roslyn area suffered as much from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy as Clark Botanic Gardens. In fact, the grounds of the longtime establishment have remained closed since the hurricane hit last October. The gardens are expected to open in April.
In the meantime, Clark officials have up to 40 trees to replace. That restoration process received a huge boost recently when the Manes-American Peace Prize Foundation donated $10,000 to the gardens. Old Westbury resident Harvey Manes heads the foundation.
Manes said he made the donation after learning about the widespread destruction to Clark Gardens as reported in the local media. He has long patronized the gardens, which he called a “cute little place” which he believes is not as well known to the public as it should be.
Manes was also inspired by the life work of Grenville Clark, who donated the land that eventually became Clark Botanic Gardens. As with Manes, Clark was a firm believer in promoting peace among peoples and nations. An aid to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Clark, Manes recalled, had been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize on several occasions and was also a man who believed that the United Nations should play a major role in promoting peace. Similarly, Manes’ own foundation awards a peace prize to a deserving American who also promotes world and local peace. Restoration work isn’t the only community activity Manes is involved with. On Saturday, March 30, his foundation will be sponsoring a gun buy-back rally at Prayer Tabernacle Church in North Amityville. Manes said that such programs are usually sponsored by governmental agencies, but this is a rare occasion when a private organization does the work.
After the hurricane hit, garden officials set a goal of $15,000 in monies needed for restoration. So, the tranquility that Clark Botanic Gardens provides for local residents should be available again to all in the near future.
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.
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
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.