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Adult Ed

Beginning June 10

World In Depth

Thursday, June 13

Manhasset Reads

Wednesday, June 19


Mondays To Fridays, Beginning June 10

Adult Ed

New Center Adult Ed classes start this week and fill up fast. Come in and register. Fees are $25 per seven-session course. Call 516-487-0025 for more information. The address is 80 Grace Ave., Great Neck.


Thursday, June 13

World In Depth

Join a group of active, savvy men and women, who meet every Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. to discuss what goes on in the world, everywhere—from the county to Albany, Washington, Europe, Asia, and all over the map. On June 13, Jeigh Duran will be your session leader, moderating the opinions and strategies. No charge to put in your own point of view. The event will take place at the Great Neck Manhasset Community Senior Center, 80 Grace Ave., Great Neck.


Friday, June 14

The Roaring Twenties

Thinking about seeing The Great Gatsby? So are the guys and gals in the Great Neck Veterans Group. On Friday, June 14 at 2 p.m., come join the vets, their spouses, and guests to hear Dr. Mischa Schwartz, a Ph.D. from Harvard, past president of the Great Neck Library Board, and a board member of the Great Neck Historical Society, who will discuss what went on in Great Neck during the Roaring Twenties. The meeting is free, and refreshments are courtesy of Atria Great Neck. The event will take place at the Great Neck Manhasset Community Senior Center, 80 Grace Ave., Great Neck.


Wednesday, June 19

Manhasset Reads

Just in time for the summer season, the Manhasset Library has outfitted duffle bags with five of the summer’s hottest reads. Come and charge out your Manhasset Reads bag. Read at home; take the books to your summer place; leave a title in the guest bedroom for visitors; be transported while on vacation. Our duffle bags may be charged out for 28 days and are renewable. They will be available beginning on June 19th.

AARP Offers Defensive Driving

You can reduce points on your license, costs of insurance, and update your knowledge of the rules of the road by reserving a seat for the one-day course at the Great Neck Social Center. The course is being given Wednesday, June 19 from 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. Come into the Center to register in person. Your check must be made to AARP. The location is 80 Grace Avenue, Great Neck. Make sure to call 516-487-0025 to ensure a spot is available.


Wednesday, June 26

Munsey Park Meeting

The Village of Munsey Park’s monthly meeting for June takes place Wednesday, June 26, at 7:30 p.m. at 1777 Northern Blvd.


Thursdays Through September 5

Manhasset-Lakeville Water and Fire District Schedule

The Board of Commissioners of the Manhasset-Lakeville Water and Fire District has a summer schedule of public official meetings. The board will meet Thursdays at 5 p.m. through September 5 to discuss the weekly business of the district. The regular meeting schedule will resume September 10. All meetings will be conducted in the boardroom at the district office, 170 East Shore Rd., Great Neck. Regular office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The board is available daily to respond to concerns, questions, and issues of district residents pertaining to water or fire district matters. Special arrangement or appointments can be made through Barbara Pisani at 516-466-4416, ext. 704.

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