Friday, 03 May 2013 00:00
Mary Walden Bell (“Wally”) Jeffers, beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died April 19, 2013, at the age of 99, in Bloomfield, CT.
Wally was born in Asheville NC in 1914. She was the eldest child of Mary Walden (Williamson) Bell and Landon Covington Bell. She grew up with six younger brothers in Columbus, OH, and graduated from Wellesley College in 1936. In 1940, Wally married Walter W. Jeffers, an officer of what is now Citibank, whom she had met on a blind date while in college. They resided in Plandome and were active in the Manhasset Congregational Church and in civic affairs. When Walter died, in 1989, she moved to Bloomfield, CT.
Wally is survived by three children: Christopher Jeffers, of Hartford, CT; Landon Jeffers, of South Huntington, NY; and Louise Jeffers Brami of Lexington, MA. A second daughter, Gabrielle W. Mangion, died in 1979. She is also survived by six grandchildren: Jonathan Mangion of Galway, Ireland; Sarah Mangion of Fairfax, CA; Alex Jeffers of New York, NY; Natalie Jeffers of Copenhagen, Denmark; Penelope Jeffers of Cambridge, MA; Julia Brown of Merrick, NY; and Elisabeth Brami of Lexington, MA. Another grandson, Joel Mangion, pre-deceased her. In addition, she is survived by six great-grandchildren.
One of Wally’s early and lifelong interests was travel. Her adventurous spirit took her, by boat and plane, to the British Isles and continental Europe, Greece and Turkey, Latin America, Africa, and India and Nepal. She was an avid painter, reader and devotee of crossword puzzles. Only a few months ago, culminating a lifetime of reading and fulfilling a long-held ambition, she read War and Peace. Above all, throughout her life Wally devoted her time and attention to her family and friends, and she died contentedly and peacefully, surrounded by them. Of her entire full and happy life, she often declared, simply, “I’m a very lucky lady.”
A memorial service was held in Bloomfield on April 25. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Doctors without Borders.
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.