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Letter: Thank You To Our Friends and Neighbors

We would like to take this opportunity to say “thank you” to those of you who responded so quickly to our request for contributions for the Manhasset/Great Neck EOC’s 2013 summer program.

As many of you are aware, the Manhasset/Great Neck EOC offers a six-week, full-day summer program that includes a variety of activities that reinforce concepts learned during the school year while introducing new ideas, encouraging creativity, and giving approximately 75 children ages five to 13 opportunities to learn new skills and make new friends. Most of the counselors, group leaders, and volunteers who supervise the children are community residents—many of them attended programs at the EOC as children themselves. Volunteers, many of whom are completing high school community service requirements, share their hobbies and talents with the children in the program. In recent years they have taught swimming, tennis, and karate, and led groups of youngsters in cooking and arts & crafts activities.

While it costs approximately $600 per child to operate the program, parents (many of whom are low-income, working, single parents) are asked to pay only a nominal registration fee. Our fundraising efforts and the generosity of community residents, businesses, and community and civic organizations provide the funding needed to make the program a success. Your contributions allow us to provide training for the counselors, purchase supplies and materials, provide meals and snacks, and include enrichment programs and workshops as a part of each day’s activities. If you have already made a contribution, we would like to take this opportunity to, once again, say thank you. If not, please consider a tax-deductible donation payable to the Manhasset/Great Neck EOC. Contributions can be sent to my attention at 65 High St., Manhasset, NY 11030.

Stephanie Chenault

Executive/Head Start Director


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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