Thursday, 10 October 2013 00:00
Gloria Elizabeth Sullivan, a long time Manhasset resident, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 3. She is survived by her husband of 70 years Gene, her children Eugene Jr., Edward, Robert, and Elizabeth, ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Their daughter Ann died in infancy.
She was born Gloria Roesch in Brooklyn in 1921. Her family moved to Astoria, Queens when she was 4. She attended St. Jean Baptiste High School in Manhattan and then Grace Academy. Her first job was as an executive secretary.
She married her childhood sweetheart, Gene Sullivan, in 1943 at the height of WW II. In 1951, they moved to their first home in Wantagh, N.Y. While raising five children, she found time to begin her life-long commitment to volunteer service, both at the Mercy League and at the newly formed parish of St. Frances de Chantal.
Gloria and Gene, moved to Manhasset in 1965. The family joined St. Mary’s R.C. Church upon their arrival and have been active parishioners ever since. Gloria also became involved as a volunteer at St. Francis Hospital at a time when it was a sanatorium for children with rheumatic heart disease. Over the next 25 years, she continued her volunteer work, eventually taking over the job of coordinator of volunteers, a position she held for 20 years. Gloria also served as President of The Guild of St. Francis Hospital from 1976 to 1979. She was named to the Town of North Hempstead Women’s Roll of Honor in 1999 in recognition of her over 22,000 of volunteer service.
St. John’s University recognized Gloria’s service with the Mother Elizabeth Seton Metal in 1987. Catholic Charities of Rockville Centre awarded her the Caritas Award, their highest honor. She was a Dame of the Sovereign Order of Malta and a Lady of the Holy Sepulchre.
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.