Wednesday, 02 October 2013 10:41
Myrla (Wilbur) Roseberry, 96, resident of Brooksby Village in Peabody, Mass., died peacefully on September 7, 2013. Born in Amesbury on April 29, 1917, she was one of four children of the late Arthur H. and Polly G. (Short) Wilbur. She was a graduate of Lowell High School, Class of 1934. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Lowell, her master’s of education from the University of Hyannis, and attended the University of Maine and Harvard University for advanced graduate studies in education.
Myrla began her teaching career in Tyngsboro and Reading, Mass., moving to Manhasset, N.Y., in 1951, where she taught until her retirement in 1989. With her husband, Jack, she was a longtime resident of Huntington, N.Y., where she was active in the Women’s Club, the Garden Club and AARP. She served as Worthy Matron for the Tyngsboro Order of the Eastern Star. She loved children, reading, gardening, flower arranging, decorating, and animals. She was known for her cheerful disposition and sense of style.
She is survived by her niece, Helen L. Wilbur with Christopher Tarle of New York, N.Y.; nephew, David W. Wilbur, father of Stephen, and Thomas of Beverly and his wife, Paulette. She was preceded in death by her husband Elwood L. Roseberry of Huntington, and brothers Wayne, Glenn and Craig Wilbur. She also leaves her sister-in law, Bernadette Wilbur of Haverhill, Mass.; as well as stepsons, John Roseberry of Syracuse, N.Y., and his wife, Malka, and James Roseberry of Albany, N.Y., their children and grandchildren.
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.