Friday, 06 April 2012 00:00Brian Joseph Vincent of Greenport died Friday, March 16 at Eastern Long Island Hospital. He was 92 years of age.
He was born to Catherine (Manning) and Bernard J. Vincent on March 15, 1920 in Fordham, NY. He graduated from Manhasset High School in 1937 and The NY State Merchant Marine Academy in 1940. He sailed to South America before training as an aviator in the U.S. Navy and served in the South Pacific. After serving as a US Naval Aviator in the Pacific during WWII he worked for the Federal Aviation Adminstration as Chief of Flight Standards Division after flying with American Overseas Airlines.
He married Pamela (Wakem) in 1950. They lived in Westbury and Springfield, VA for 10 years, and Plandome for 35 years where Brian served as mayor for 12 years and as a volunteer firefighter for 28 years. After retirement they moved to Peconic Landing in Greenport, where they have lived for the last 10 years.
He worked tirelessly for others, including the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, the American Legion, the Knights of Columbus, the Economic Opportunity Council of Manhasset and Great Neck, and the Manhasset Community Fund.
Mr. Vincent is survived by his wife and four children, Cathleen (Edward) Matthews of Port Washington, NY, Brian Jr. (Diana) of Hampstead, NC, Ellen (Edward) Murray of The Woodands, Texas and John (Sarah) of NYC, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, and his siblings Robert, Joseph, Mary (Schuster) and Gerard. He was predeceased by his brother Kieran who was killed on Iwo Jima during WWII and his sister Catherine Kobell.
The family received friends at the Horton-Mathie Funeral Home, Sunday, March 18. A Mass of Christian burial was held at St. Agnes RC Church in Greenport with interment at St. Agnes Cemetery.
Those wishing to honor Brian’s memory may contribute to the Eastern Long Island Hospital, 201 Manor Place, Greenport, NY 11944 or Half the Sky Foundation, 715 Hearst Avenue, Suite 200, Berkeley, CA 94710.
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.