Friday, 27 April 2012 00:00Lawrence (Larry) A. Day, a 52-year resident of Manhasset, died peacefully at the age of 87 on April 4, 2012, at The Tuttle Center at The Amsterdam at Harborside, Port Washington, NY. For 57 years, he was the loving husband of the late Elizabeth Carlo Day, who died in 2010; and the devoted father of their three children: Dana Day of Houston, TX, and John and Kim Day both of Mineola, NY. Son of Loran A. Day Sr. and Selma Jaeger, Larry is also survived by his sister-in-law Midge Day of Davenport, IA, sister - and brother-in-law Mary and Les Bjork of New Bern, NC, as well as seven loving nieces and nephews. Larry was predeceased by his twin brother, Loran A. Day Jr., sister Rose Mettler, and brother-in-law, Richard Mettler.
Born and raised in the Midwest, Larry (aka “Fats”) graduated from Mason City High School (IA) in 1943. In his senior year, he played on the Mohawks basketball, football and baseball teams that compiled a streak of 58 football, basketball and baseball games without a defeat. After serving in the Seabees during World War II, Larry attended Northwestern University where he was a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity, elected captain of the baseball team and where he and his twin brother “Pee Wee” played on the 1948 Wildcat team that won the 1949 Rose Bowl. Larry began his professional career in accounting with Standard Oil in Chicago, IL. He joined Pepsi-Cola in Chicago before being transferred in 1960 to their New York headquarters. Larry held a variety of sales, management and marketing positions with Pepsi-Cola until he retired in 1990.
Larry was a member of the Congregational Church of Manhasset and after retirement was an active member of the Great Books Club at the Manhasset Public Library. Larry enjoyed writing poems for friends’ and family’s birthdays, anniversaries and the annual Christmas poem that was sent to family and friends. He was recognized by many as the guy who took walks every weekday through town, rain or shine, summer and winter. He tended his own lawn until he was 80 years old; and when his children were young it was the only yard for blocks on which neighborhood kids were allowed to play. He was a voracious reader, enjoyed travel (he visited all 50 States) and instilled his thirst for knowledge into his children. Larry was a kind, humble, smart, generous man with a great sense of humor. He enriched the lives of others with his warm and caring attitude and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
In keeping with Larry’s wishes, no service will be held. Private internment of Larry and his wife, Elizabeth will be made at a later date at the Christ Church Cemetery in Manhasset.
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.