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Adult Education Spring Offerings

Friday, 08 March 2013 00:00

From belly dancing to Mah Jongg

There are so many different things to learn through the Roslyn, Herricks, and East Williston Adult Ed program.  Middle Eastern Dance, better known as Belly Dancing. is offered Wednesday evenings beginning April 3.  

After taking Jewelry Basics you could impress your friends and family with birthday and holiday gifts of your own, hand-made jewelry. You will make a necklace and matching earrings and learn important fundamentals, which will equip you with essential skills in jewelry making and design.  Class takes place 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. on April 3 and April 10.  Jewelry Making: Intermediate & Beyond gives you a chance to make more projects, perfect basic skills and make use of varied materials.  It takes place 6:30-8:30 p.m. on April 17 and April 24.


Eat, Drink, Be Merry

Friday, 08 March 2013 00:00

Tantillo is celebrity auctioneer for March 7 event  

Tony Tantillo, CBS’s Fresh Grocer, will be the celebrity auctioneer at the Sid Jacobson JCC’s 18th annual Auction For Excellence, An Epicurean Event, at Glen Oaks Club, 175 Post Rd., Old Westbury, Thursday, March 7.

Tantillo will join Vanessa Thanos, That Auction Girl, to raise money for Alzheimer’s, autism and cancer programs.


Village of Flower Hill Trustee Election

Friday, 08 March 2013 00:00

In the Village of Flower Hill four candidates are running for three open trustee positions. Two incumbents, Tab Hauser and Robert McNamara, are both members of the Flower Hill Party. They are being challenged by Eileen Mills, Flower Hill Party, and Roy Nelson, Civic Party.

The Manhasset Press asked each candidate to provide a headshot, a short biography and to answer seven questions that would assist residents of the village in making their decisions. The candidates are listed alphabetically.  The election will be held on Tuesday, March 19, from noon to 9 p.m. at the Flower Hill Village Hall, 1 Bonnie Heights Road. 

–Pat Grace


Haber’s Hat In The Ring

Written by Rich Forestano and Dave Gil de Rubio Friday, 08 March 2013 00:00
County executive candidate sits down with Anton Editors

Though he has to contend with Tom Suozzi to challenge Ed Mangano for the Nassau County seat, Democrat Adam Haber said he knows what will happen. 

“I’m not going to get the nomination,” the Roslyn resident said in a sitdown with Anton Newspapers last week. “I’m going to run a primary. I’m going to do exactly what Suozzi did against [Thomas] DiNapoli. He didn’t get the nomination. He ran a primary and I’m going to win the primary.”


Pollack And The Piano Man

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 22 February 2013 00:00

Pollack’s duet with Billy Joel already a YouTube hit 

Roslyn resident Michael Pollack has always been a Billy Joel fan. Pollack is also an accomplished musician. Now an undergraduate at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, Pollack, in 2007, played a live gig with Richie Cannata, Joel’s longtime saxophonist. So, it was inevitable that Pollack would someday play with the Piano Man as he has always considered Joel as the major inspiration for his own musical creativity. 

The opportunity finally presented itself last month when Joel was giving a concert at Vanderbilt’s Langford Auditorium. It is Joel’s habit, when he plays in such a smaller setting, to conduct a question and answer period with audience members, some of whom are likely to be budding musicians themselves. Pollack and his friends knew this would happen at the Langford forum and so he was prepared. When it was his turn, Pollack asked Joel if he could play onstage with him. Such requests are familiar ones and Joel readily obliged. Pollack promptly made himself comfortable at the Piano Man’s piano and chose the Joel classic, “New York State of Mind” as the tune the two would perform. As Pollack broke into the opening chords of the familiar song, whoops and cheers could be heard from the audience, many of whom were Pollack’s friends. 


Culture And Politics

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 22 February 2013 00:00

Move Over, Mr. Bryant

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano traveled to Roslyn Harbor last Wednesday for the unveiling of a road marker commemorating Cedarmere, the home of William Cullen Bryant. But as soon as he stepped out of his vehicle, all the talk was about politics as Mangano was peppered with questions about Thomas R. Suozzi’s announcement that he too would run for his old job as county executive.

Mangano appeared ready for the inevitable questions, claiming that a possible rematch of the 2009 race would present a “stark contrast” between Suozzi and himself. Mangano criticized Suozzi for raising property taxes, while adding that his administration had cut such taxes. Mangano used the impromptu press conference to claim that his administration was taking the county in the “right direction,” adding that “for the first time, jobs are coming back” to Nassau County and that his administration had a proven ability to attract jobs. 


Finding Home At Viscardi

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 22 February 2013 00:00

Hurricane victims find relief locally

The Albertson-based Henry Viscardi Center is legendary for assisting children with special needs in finding their way into adulthood. The center also owns several residential units near their property on I.U. Willets Road. One of them came in handy recently as it gave a Long Beach family devastated by Hurricane Sandy a real home to live in until their old one has been renovated.

When Hurricane Sandy wreaked its damage last fall, the Greengus family’s property suffered so much damage that the family of six was forced out of their house and into a hotel in Garden City, while they remained in negotiations with insurance companies. At the same time, the FEMA hotel assistance program was reaching its deadline and rentals were beyond the family’s means. Help came in the form of The Disability Opportunity Fund (DOF) and its president and CEO, Charlie Hammerman. 


Arrests In Roslyn Heights Robbery

Friday, 01 March 2013 00:00

Two men and a woman have been arrested on connection with a $1,000 rbbery of a TD Bank branch in Roslyn Heights, Nassau County robbery squad detectives said. Police said one of those arrested was responsible for five other robberies in Nassau County.

Police said the arrests occurred Feb. 21 shortly before 9 p.m.


Roslyn Heights Bank Robbed

Friday, 01 March 2013 00:00

The Nassau County police are investigating the robbery Feb. 17 of a TD Bank branch in Roslyn Heights.

According to detectives, a white man entered the bank at 111 Mineola Ave. and passed a demand note to the teller. The teller gave an undetermined amount of cash to the robber who then fled on foot out the front door towards the rear of the bank, detectives said. The subject, detectives said, is described as 5’10” tall, of medium build, between 40 to 50 years old, and was wearting a green hooded jacket, a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and boots. There were four employees and one customer in the bank at the time of the robbery, detectives said. No injuries were reported.

Detectives ask anyone with information regarding the above crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.  All callers will remain anonymous.


Expand Your Horizons

Friday, 01 March 2013 00:00
Adult Education 

The Roslyn, Herricks, and East Williston Adult Ed program offers many opportunities. Some of the courses are unique and inspiring.  A new course, Women of New York, has historian and guide Art Zuckerman taking participants on an “armchair tour” around the Island of Manhattan where they will learn of the histories of some of the most influential and creative women of New York.  This two-hour lecture on March 11 is definitely not for women only.


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