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Manhasset Summer Festival

Saturday, July 27 

Family Night At Mary Jane Davies Gazebo

Monday, July 29

Introduction to Computer

Thursday, August 1


Saturday, July 27  

Manhasset Summer Festival

The festival will feature plenty of unique arts and crafts, antiques and delicious food. The festival will be held in the Main Municipal Lot on Manhasset Avenue. For details, call 631-724-5966.


Monday, July 29

Family Night At Mary Jane Davies Gazebo

Strummin’ and Drummin’ will surely put a smile on the faces of children and kids at heart during Family Night on July 29.  Mary Jane Davies Green is located on Plandome Road in Manhasset, across from Town Hall. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.


Thursday, August 1

Introduction to Computer

Register at the Manhasset Public Library circulation desk beginning July 29. Fee is $20 and is non-refundable. From Noon to 2 p.m. This class is for the computer novice. Second session August 8.  Fee covers both sessions


Through August 2

America the Beautiful Exhibit

The Manhasset Public Library along with its Art Advisory Committee and Exhibitions Director Amy Finkston are pleased to announce a new exhibit “America the Beautiful” in the Community Room Art Gallery. “America the Beautiful” is a song of patriotism, and the exhibit shows our democracy in a patriotic manner. Through photographs of the country’s natural beauties and in paintings and mixed media art, interpretations of what America means to each artist will be displayed. Smaller scale images on the theme continue on all levels of the library. The show coincides with the celebration of our 4th of July holiday, and the season when many people go on vacation and travel our great land. Visitors will enjoy the exhibition while marveling at its diversity. The exhibit will run through Friday, August 2, at 30 Onderdonk Ave., Manhasset. For gallery viewing hours, call the library at 516-627-2300.


Monday, August 5

The Chiclettes At Mary Jane Davies Gazebo 


Girl Band singing the music of famous female groups of the 50’s through today.

 Mary Jane Davies Green is located on Plandome Road in Manhasset, across from Town Hall. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.


Tuesday, August 6

Chamber of Commerce Meeting

There will be no July Chamber meeting. This will be a closed Board meeting, and we will need a quorum to conduct business. 5:30 PM. Firehouse.


August 8 - 9

E-Device Help

The Manhasset library is offering 30 minutes, one-on-one sessions with a librarian Thursdays and Fridays during the month of August.  Call 627-2300, extension 201 or stop by the reference desk to schedule an appointment.


Monday, August 12

New Vintage Swing Band 
At Mary Jane Davies Gazebo

A 13-piece orchestra playing the music of the 40’s and the current dance hits. Mary Jane Davies Green is located on Plandome Road in Manhasset, across from Town Hall. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.


Wednesday, August 14

Introduction to Microsoft Excel

Learn the basics of the popular spreadsheet at the Manhasset Library. Session runs from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Registration begins July 22. Fee is $10.


Thursday, August 15

All About Email

This hands-on lecture and demo class will enable you to send, receive, forward and reply to email. Session runs from noon to 2 p.m. at the Manhasset Library. Fee is $10. Register at the circulation desk beginning July 29.


Thursdays Through September 5

Manhasset-Lakeville Water and Fire District Summer 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, unless other publicly notified. 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.


Weekly Events

• Womanspace, now in its 32nd year, meets weekly to discuss issues of interest and concern to women. New members are welcome. Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. at the Great Neck Social Center, 80 Grace Ave., 516-487-0025.

• Stroke Support Group. North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset offers a free weekly support group for stroke survivors and caregivers every Friday from 10 a.m-1:30 p.m. at 300 Community Dr., Entrance 3, and Apt. Bldg. #304. Each meeting begins with a general social period from 10-11 a.m. From 11 a.m. to noon, guest speakers give presentations on a wide variety of topics. Lunch is from noon to 12:45 p.m. (bring your own lunch, beverages provided). From 12:50-1:30 p.m., physical therapy is provided for stroke survivors, and concurrently a separate caregiver’s-support group meeting is held. For information and parking instructions, call 516-562-4947.


Monthly Events

• Brain Tumor Support Group. This is an educational support group designed to help adults with brain tumors improve their quality of life and share their experiences. Learn about testing and treatment options, available resources, share information, and socialize. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. Held on the second Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Brain Tumor Center, North Shore University Hospital, 300 Community Dr., 9 Tower, Large Conference Room, Manhasset. To RSVP, contact: Louise Anne Purcell, 516-562-3058.

• LI Junior Chamber of Commerce regularly has the Meet and Greet on the first Thursday, and the monthly meeting on the third Tuesday of each month, along with a variety of other events throughout the month. For more information on the LI Junior Chamber, visit www.lijc.com. Contact chairman Martin Dekom at 516-850-2717 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; membership director Julie Dekom at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; or community development VP Steven Eiselen at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

• Brain Aneurysm Support Group held by the Brain Aneurysm Center at North Shore University Hospital, part of the Harvey Cushing Institutes of Neuroscience, on the second Tuesday of every month at NSUH’s 9th floor Tower conference room, 300 Community Dr., Entrance 3. Known as the “Circle of Friends,” the support group is open to all brain aneurysm patients, family members, and friends. The group is led by social workers, registered nurses, and a brain aneurysm coordinator. Attendees are able to share feelings and experiences regarding reactions to diagnosis, treatment, and recovery, and receive group and professional support in coping with a life-changing event. The meeting, light dinner, and group discussion are from is 5:30-8 p.m. RSVP to Nicole Salant at 516-562-3815 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

• Myeloma Support Group. Are you or someone you love battling Multiple Myeloma? Local area myeloma patients, their families, and friends have come together to form the NC Myeloma Support Group. Meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month from 7-9 p.m. at St. Peter of Alcantara Church, 1327 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington. This is an excellent way to meet and interact with fellow Myeloma patients and their families. Learn new information about the treatments and management of Multiple Myeloma. Refreshments are served. For more information, call Carmen Scibetta at 516-316-1574 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Contact the International Myeloma Foundation at 800-453-2873 or visit www.myeloma.org.


Ongoing Programs

Manhasset Art Association

The Manhasset Art Association (MAA) has scheduled shows at the Manhasset Public Library, the Great Neck Library, and the Unitarian Universalist Shelter Rock Gallery. Call the facility to see what is showing or call Linda Davison Mathues at 516-365-5019.

Safe Boating Courses

Safe Boating Courses, free vessel safety checks, and more from America’s Boating Club, the United States Power Squadrons. With 18 squadrons around Long Island, there’s one near you. For more information, visit www.weboatsafe.org or call 800-341-8777.

Cancer Support Groups At Hewlett House

1in9’s Hewlett House offers free breast cancer and other cancer support groups and classes. All services are free and confidential. Preregistration is required. Call the Hewlett House at 516-374-3190. Groups and classes are held at Hewlett House, 86 E. Rockaway Rd., Hewlett. Visit www.1in9.org.

Look Good, Feel Better

• The American Cancer Society’s two-hour class for women undergoing treatment for cancer. It’s designed to help them deal with possible appearance-related side effects, such as hair loss and skin changes, while enhancing their self-image. The class is free. Preregistration required. Some sessions are held in Spanish and English at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset. For more information, call 800-ACS-2345.

Nassau County Art Museum

The Nassau County Art Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and closed Mondays. The museum offers docent-led tours for individuals or families every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 p.m. Each tour can accommodate up to 20 people. No reservations are required, but spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The tours are free with paid admission. The museum also welcomes group tours from schools, camps, or other community groups. Reservations for these tours must be made in advance. For prices and information, call 516-484-9338.

Sands-Willets House Tours

From May through October, the Sands-Willets House, circa 1735, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the headquarters of the Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society, is open for guided tours of its 10 fully furnished rooms on the first and third Sunday of each month from 2-4 p.m. Also included is a tour of the 1600s Dutch barn. Tour hours are 2:15 and 3:15 p.m. An admission fee of $5 per adult and $2.50 for children under 12 helps the society maintain the house, its barn, and the grounds on which they stand. Basement “Trash & Treasures” will also be open, for bargain-hunting enjoyment at 336 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington. For further information, call 516-365-9074.

Single Parent Network

Problems such as finances, child care, visitation schedules, grandparents, extended family, and demanding work schedules can overwhelm a single parent. The North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center, through the Single Parent Action Network, offers support services, workshops, and community meetings for single parents with children 18 years of age and younger. Call SPAN and ask for Cynthia Wagner at 516-626-1971.

Teen Helpline

If you need to talk to someone who cares, call Tel-A-Teen at 516-254-BE-OK, Monday through Saturday from 7-10 p.m. Tel-A-Teen is a youth phone center answered by teen “sharers” under the supervision of an adult.

Violence Hotline

The Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence is the service provider in Nassau County for the victims of domestic or dating violence, sexual assault, and elder abuse. The Coalition operates a fully staffed, 24-hour hotline at 516-542-0404. Counseling, safe housing, advocacy, and legal assistance are available in a warm, supportive, professional atmosphere. For women who are victims of violent behavior, safety is a major concern. Therefore, the coalition operates a safe home in Nassau County for battered women and their children. Advocates are also available Monday through Friday in Family Court and at Domestic Violence Court in Criminal Court and are on-call 24 hours a day for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in local hospital emergency rooms. If you or someone you know needs help, either ask for a coalition advocate or call our 24-hour hotline at 516-542-0404. The hotline is free and confidential.

Support For The Widowed

AARP Widowed Persons Service in Nassau County offers emotional support, counseling, and other services to recently widowed men and women of all ages. The program is free of charge and open to all Nassau County residents. The service offers the help of trained volunteers, all of whom have been widowed themselves. Individuals interested in AARP Widowed Persons Service in Nassau County should call 516-887-8611 or 718-347-1368.


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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



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