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Comedian at Shelter Rock Singles

Friday, March 15

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Saturday, March 16

Spectrum Designs Foundation St. Patrick’s Day Benefit Bash

Saturday, March 16

Friday, March 15

Event Honors Michael Mazzei and Jamie Mazzei

The “Give the Gift of Life” event in honor of Michael Mazzei and Jamie Mazzei has been rescheduled from 7 – 11 p.m. at the North Hills Country Club in honor of National Kidney Awareness Month. They are partnering with North Shore-LIJ Health System to celebrate the successful kidney transplant surgery between Michael and Jamie, father and son.  For more information and ticket purchases please visit: http://support.northshorelij.com/mazzeievening

Comedian at Shelter Rock Singles

Shelter Rock Singles present acclaimed comic Eric Tartaglione on Friday, March 15 in the Veatch House, Unitarian Universalist Congregation at 48 Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset, Admission, $15, Refreshments provided, 50+, Contact Ben, 516-627-6560 X 134.


Saturday, March 16

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

The Don Scott Memorial Foundation invites you and your family to attend its second annual Colon Cancer Benefit Dinner to be held at Plandome Country Club. The event will benefit the Center for Colon & Rectal Diseases, North Shore LIJ. There will be cocktails at 7 p.m. followed by dinner from 8 - 11 p.m., a silent auction and 50-50 raffle and music provided by a DJ. Tickets should be purchased by March 16 — adults are $155 per person and those under 21 are $125 per person.  For more information visit This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Spectrum Designs Foundation St. Patrick’s Day Benefit Bash

Spectrum Designs Foundation is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Benefit Bash to support their “Spectrum of Opportunities” expansion campaign at the Polish Hall in Port Washington. To buy tickets or sponsorship opportunities, please visit their website www.spectrumdesigns.org, call 767-7177 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


March 18-22
Manhasset Health and Fitness Week

Health and Fitness Week  is co-sponsored by the Manhasset Public Schools’ Physical Education Department, Manhasset SCA and Manhasset CASA and offers students the opportunity to try new fitness activities, as well as keep track of their own physical activity and healthy nutrition. For more information visit the Manhasset SCA website www.manhassetsca.org.


Tuesday, March 19

Manhasset Community Club

The guest speaker this month is Pat Giancantiere, textile/surface designer and owner of Yellow No. 5 Design Studio, Inc., Laser Design Solutions and the Conti Collection of Fine Jewelry. The presentation is at the Church of Our Savior Lutheran at 11:30 a.m. The guest fee of $10 includes lunch and slide lecture. For reservations call Barbara Pierce at 627-0662


Thursday, March 21

Alice in Wonderland

Newly revived, the historic Port Washington Play Troupe’s Children’s Show will present “Alice in Wonderland,” featuring a multi-generational cast of 50. Performances will be held in the Parish Hall at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m.; Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for children, and can be reserved by calling Port Washington Play Troupe at (516) 473-6243.


Saturday, March 23

Alice in Wonderland

Newly revived, the historic Port Washington Play Troupe’s Children’s Show will present “Alice in Wonderland” featuring a multi-generational cast of 50. Performances will be held at 3 and 8 p.m. in the Parish Hall at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for children, and can be reserved by calling Port Washington Play Troupe at (516) 473-6243.


Sunday, March 24

Alice in Wonderland

Newly revived, the historic Port Washington Play Troupe’s Children’s Show will present “Alice in Wonderland” featuring a multi-generational cast of 50. Performances will be held at 3 p.m. in the Parish Hall at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for children, and can be reserved by calling Port Washington Play Troupe at (516) 473-6243.


Tuesday, March 26

Temple Judea Second Seder

Temple Judea of Manhasset invites the community to its  5th Second Seder in the ballroom at 6 p.m.  The Seder will be led by Rabbi Todd Chizner, spiritual leader of the Congregation and will be assisted by their Cantor, Abbe Sher.  The dinner will be catered by the Temple Caterer, Newman & Leventhal and will be kosher.

For further information, please call the Temple office at 516-621-8049 and reserve a place for you and your family. Temple Judea is located at 333 Searingtown Road, Manhasset, NY, 11030


Sunday, April 7

Free Legal Assistance For Veterans

On Sunday, April 7, Hofstra Law will host a free legal assistance clinic for all veterans. Free consultations with pro-bono attorneys who specialize in elder law, tax, wills, estate, family law, VA benefits, claims, disability, employment, USERRA, housing, bankruptcy, debtor/creditor matters, medicare/medicaid, landlord-tenant issues and more. To schedule a consultation, contact the Hofstra Veterans Law Student Association at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-468-3551.                   


Thursday, April 11

Container Gardening

The Munsey Park Garden Club invites the community to a program on Container Gardening by Old Westbury Gardens’ greenhouse supervisor Scott Lucas. He will advise on all aspects of container gardening from plant selection and design to choice of container and the best soil to use. Mr Lucas’ expertise is evident at Old Westbury Gardens where he is responsible for growing all the plant material for the Gardens, its plant shop and cutting garden, and for all the floral arrangements throughout the mansion.  For information about joining the Munsey Park Garden Club, visit www.munseyparkgardenclub.org or call 516-365-7167.

News

Negotiations are currently underway between the Village of Farmingdale and members of the local CSEA labor union. After a closed door executive session meeting, on Jan. 6, village trustees met with members of the labor counsel to iron out terms of a new contract proposal, which they said will hopefully meet the fancy of union leaders. 

 

“We have sent our proposals out there,” said Farmingdale Mayor Ralph Ekstrand, “we are just waiting for the CSEA membership to approve it.”

A new Child Care Centerfor children ages eight weeks through Pre-K—opened at Farmingdale State College this week, which will be open to the community and the college campus. 

 

“The College owes a great deal of thanks to everyone involved in this project,” said Farmingdale State College President Hubert Keen. “This center provides a safe and nurturing environment for the children of our students, faculty and staff.

Especially for our students, the availability of quality child care can determine whether or not they are able to complete their education.”


Sports

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.

Second at Counties, State Quals as Weilep Qualifies for State Meet

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.


Calendar

Champions for Charity

Thursday, December 5

Mens' Club Luncheon

Thursday, December 5

Holiday Tree Lighting

Friday, December 6



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com