Friday, 03 May 2013 00:00
What motive would a Manhasset resident have for voting “yes” for the school budget? Most certainly it is of the utmost importance to give our children the finest education to support their future in a very competitive world. Over 20 years ago my husband Dante and I purchased our home in Manhasset with the dream of raising our future family in a community that would provide the finest in education with neighbors possessing similar values. It never entered our minds that someday these dreams for our children would be challenged and perhaps compromised.
Common sense tells me that our dreams do not reflect all of the community – some without the need to educate their children in the public school system, others without children to educate, and others who simply cannot afford the school taxes necessary to maintain the highest quality in education. What else may motivate a Manhasset homeowner to vote yes in the upcoming school budget vote?
The Washington Post ratings were released a couple of weeks ago, and we are ranked second of the Long Island schools behind Jericho. Jericho is No. 80 and we are No. 90. Each and every homeowner benefits by having a school system ranked as high as this.
This study clearly is a major motivation for home buyers with growing families when seeking a community to raise their children. Therefore, Manhasset homeowners, when selling their homes, continue to get top dollar due to our excellent schools and proximity to Manhattan. How could any taxpayer not want to protect their investment? So, there are no secrets to the formula here…If you want to live in a thriving community that ultimately will bring you the best return on your investment, you will support the school budget and vote yes…Common sense.
All Manhasset residents should understand that statistics can be skewed depending on the motivation of the presenter. Keep on the Common Sense Track. Don’t let misrepresented statistics lead you in a direction that will result in throwing away what is critical to your future: the well- being of our children and the value of your home.
How can we keep on the Common Sense Track?
Nursery school parents must vote yes for the school budget for their children’s future;
Private school parents must vote yes for the vibrance of the community in which they live and to protect their investment;
Seniors and empty nesters must vote yes to maintain the return on their investment upon retirement;
All parents must take charge and vote yes. Be in control of your family’s future, pull the lever yourself and don’t leave voting just up to your neighbor…Take charge. Be in control of your fiscal future, and do so in order to ascertain what’s best for your children and the community in which you live.
Please vote yes on Tuesday, May 21, at the Manhasset High School.
Seval M. LaRocca
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.