A Manhasset mother has combined her love of classic kids fashion with her desire for affordable clothing to create a children’s clothing line that is fit for her own four tots.
Monica Noone, a graduate of St. Dominic’s High School, launched Pennymeade this spring with a party at Nassau Country Club in Glen Cove.
“I was so frustrated that all the clothes I liked for my kids were so expensive,” says Noone. “We’d go to a barbecue and one ketchup stain later, we’re throwing out $350 worth of clothes.”
After five years as the Associate Pastor at Church of Saint Mary in Manhasset, Father Allan Sikorski is heading east to his next assignment, at Saint Matthew’s Roman Catholic Church in Dix Hills. He celebrated his last Mass at Saint Mary’s on Sunday, June 23 and expressed much gratitude and affection for the many parishioners who helped to make his first priestly assignment memorable. During the well-attended service and standing-room-only reception in the Marian Room that followed, Father Sikorksi spoke warmly of his time at St. Mary’s. Dozens of parishioners lined up for over an hour to speak with him and take pictures. Father Sikorski’s replacement will be Father Christopher Costigan, who comes from Saint Bernard’s Church in Levittown.
“What’s been given as a gift, you give as a gift.” This is the philosophy by which Sister Maria Regina Loures runs the Our Lady of Grace spiritual center.
The center was given as a gift to the sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in the 1940s. In her six years as a spiritual administrator, Sister Maria Regina worked hard to make the center more than just a retreat house. She put her efforts into making it a spiritual center, which offers people of all religions more than just retreats.
Under a blue sky, as the setting sun washed orange and pink tones across the horizon, Manhasset High School celebrated its 93rd commencement, on June 21. Proud family and friends filled the audience, while members of the graduating class made their way to the grandstand eager to start the next chapter in their lives.
“We are so excited and the journey is just beginning!” exclaimed Stacey and Peter Burger, parents of graduating senior Cameron. It was clear from the sunny faces in the audience that many felt the excitement of the bright future for these graduates.
When preparing for a wedding, most brides like to be on top of every little detail. Those who have been involved in planning a wedding, or watch shows like TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress, know that the dress can make or break the bride’s vision of her perfect day. It’s crucial to have the guidance of a wedding designer who knows and loves all things bridal. At her recently opened bridal couture house on Manhasset’s Miracle Mile, designer Karen Sabag works with brides, helping them find the perfect dress for any wedding event.
When it comes to gowns, Sabag’s philosophy rings true for brides everywhere: A wedding is a rare, one-of-a-kind occasion that calls for a one-of-a-kind dress. The level of artistry and careful detail that goes into a wedding dress, Sabag said, is not typical of everyday wear. “I’m known for fabrication and details and big things—you can’t wear details and big things [in] everyday life.”
For his Eagle Project, Austin Kulka, a Boy Scout with Troop 97 Manhasset, is raising funds so he can create an organic garden to benefit the Manhasset/Great Neck Economic Opportunity Commission (EOC) Adventures In Learning program in Manhasset. The donations will fund Kulka’s Eagle Project, a timely investment into creating or restoring something that will benefit the community.
The results of the school district budget vote are:
Total votes: 5,157
Manhasset residents successfully passed the budget with a super majority Yes vote of 71.86%.
The Girl Scouts of Nassau County recognized Catherine Blando, Grace Halio, Sarah Henry, Kelsey Quackenbush, and Caterina Russo, who earned the highest and most prestigious award within the Girl Scout Movement on June 12. In order to be eligible for a Gold Award, a Girl Scout must have completed two Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador Journeys or have already received the Silver Award and completed one additional Journey. The Gold Award also requires the completion of 80-hours or more of an individual leadership Take Action project that makes a sustainable and measurable impact on an important issue, or need in the community, and that serves to educate and inspire others in the community.
Gavin, Jade and Karyna Olsen
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