Friday, 15 June 2012 00:00
Evelyn Horowitz Weinstein died peacefully in her sleep, at age 89. Her family was entranced by her beauty, love and devotion. Her many friends were bewitched by her empathy and allure. Her parents, Sam and Ida, emigrated from Poland. Scholarships and work paid for her studies at Brooklyn College (B.A. 1942) and Columbia University (M.A. 1944). Thousands of frail and poor were helped through her role as psychiatric social worker and advocate for the disadvantaged. During and after WWII she helped children with respiratory diseases, families of veterans and returning warriors with psychiatric issues. She was a social worker at Jamaica, Long Island Jewish and North Shore Hospitals. As ombudsperson she trained and supervised many volunteers protecting residents in institutional care. She organized and served on the boards of numerous social agencies. She was well known as an activist and as an amusing public speaker. She is survived by Jack, Seth, Marcie, Michael, Donna, Howard, Debora, Kelsey and Luke. Burial is private. Open house was held at Evelyn’s and Jack’s home. Memorial services at noon on June 24 at Temple Emanuel, Great Neck.
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 08:08
Great Neck’s beautiful, majestic St. Aloysius Church celebrates its 100th birthday this year. On Sunday, June 23, the church hosts a centennial celebration, including a special mass and a dinner dance. The historic church is located at 592 Middle Neck Road in the Village of Great Neck.
“Even after 100 years, many people still consider St. Aloysius one of the most beautiful churches on Long Island,” said Monsignor Brendan Riordan, pastor of St. Aloysius. “This centennial celebration is a significant milestone for our parish and we are proud that St. Aloysius has been part of the Great Neck community for so many years.”
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
Once again the Great Neck School District received a host of gifts and donations. All were recently approved and accepted by the Board of Education at school board public action meetings.
Eight donations were received for the Robotics Club, to help offset some of the many costs associated with running a successful robotics program. Donations were sent from: the Rotary Club of Gold Coast, Cathy Sung, Stephen and Beth Wolf, Joel and Ellen Dressner, Jay and Judi Bosworth, Edith Novick and Dmitriy Tokar, Gary and Bianna Gal, Scott and Barbara Erlich and Jill A. Krieger.
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
The Great Neck Park District, in partnership with the Great Neck Figure Skating Club and the Great Neck School District, started the Therapeutic Skating program in February 2013. This program was extremely beneficial to students with special needs from Great Neck North Middle and High Schools. The skaters met bi-monthly at the Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink through Tuesday, April 23. They ended the season with a skating session as usual and then enthusiastically were awarded their trophies.
Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00
The Great Neck Dodgers baseball team opened against Manhasset at the new Manhasset Valley Park on Saturday, April 27. Coaches Mat Rubin and Steve Menist cheered the boys through an exciting game on the brand new turf field. Pictured (l. to r.): Kevin Li, Brandon Walter, Kenny Li, Alec Rich, Noah Kniesly, Philip Menist, Brad Fritzhand, Jordan Seidenberg, Max Silverstein, Josh Rubin, James Kessler, Michael Jacobs, coaches Steven Menist and Mat Rubin.