Thursday, 27 June 2013 00:00
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.
Executive/Head Start Director
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.