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Cub Scout Pack 3 Open House

Wednesday, September 18

Men’s Club Meeting

Thursday, September 19

Friday, September 20  

North Hempstead Day


Events

Manhasset Rotary

The Manhasset Rotary meets every Tuesday at 12:30 pm at Pearl East, Northern Boulevard, Manhasset. Please contact Esther Miller, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 516-627-3453 for further information.


Wednesday, September 18

Cub Scout Pack 3 Open House

Munsey Park Cub Scout Pack 3 is holding an Open House recruitment meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Congregational Church of Manhasset. Pack 3 serves boys attending Munsey Park Elementary School, grades 1 - 5. Boys and parents are welcome at this informational meeting to learn more about scouting and all of the exciting activities planned for the upcoming year. For more information and to see photos of past events, please visit Pack 3’s website: http://sites.google.com/site/manhassetpack3cubscouts


Thursday, September 19

Men’s Club Meeting

The Men’s Club of The Congregational Church of Manhasset will host special guest speaker Grorge Maragos. For more information contact Frank Dotyler at 516-627-9191.


Friday, September 20  

North Hempstead Day

The Annual North Hempstead Day commences at 10am at Mary Jane Davies Park in Manhasset. Students from throughout the town join together for this special day to experience the Town of North Hempstead’s history during a live performance by our elected officials. Learn more about town’s rich history including the reenactment of North Hempstead’s split from the Town of Hempstead.


Monday, September 16 - 21

Music Institute of Long Island Open House Week

Come watch must lessons and group classes at the MILI located at 90 Plandome Rd. Reservations are necessary, please call 627-7052 to reserve your space.


Sunday, September 22

Helen’s Run/Walk - 5K/3.1 Miles

Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults is hosting its 17th annual walk-a-thon.  This year a run component has been added to our event! Registration and start point for Helen’s Run/Walk is at the Sands Point Park & Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point, N.Y. Check in and registration is 7:30 – 8:30 a.m., start- 9 a.m.  Registration fee is $25; the day of event is $35. Event is limited to 400 participants; early. Register online at www.active.com or for further information please visit www.hknc.org or call 516-944-8900, ext. 1310. Race timing by FINISH LINE Road Race Technicians of Port Washington. There will be age group awards. Each registration includes one t-shirt and refreshments. *Individuals of all ages and disabilities are welcome to participate.

Sunday, September 22

Schools of St. Mary Open House

The schools of St. Mary will be holding an Open House for prospective parents of children entering elementary, junior and high school.  For more information on the elementary or junior high school call 516-627-0184 or www.stmary11030.org ; the high school call 516-627-2711 or visit www.stmary.ws/highschool.


Wednesday, September 25

Kids Safety Day

The Town of North Hempstead’s Annual Kids Safety Day from 4pm to 6pm at Mary Jane Davies Park in Manhasset. This event offers unique safety tips for children and their families. This year’s activities and events include: public safety zones from the fire department and police department, child car seat safety checks, North Hempstead Child Safety I.D. kits and safety information on bike helmets, pets and the internet.


Thursday, September 26

Board of Education Meeting

The BOE will hold its regular bi-weekly meeting at 8 p.m. in Manhasset High School.


Saturday, September 28

Pumpkin Sale

Pumpkins will be available for sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of Manhasset Secondary School front field. Pumpkins, gourds and corn stalks will be sold at prices starting at $5. All proceeds will be donated to the charitable choice of the Manhasset elementary schools’ student councils and to the high school’s best buddies program.

Reunion for St. Mary’s High School Classes of 1972 and 1973

The reunion will be held at the Port Washington Yacht Club on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 6:30-11:30 p.m. Register for the event online at the St. Mary’s Alumni Association website www.stmarys.ws/alumni.


Saturday, September 28 - Sunday, September 29

Craft and Fine Art Festival

The 16th Annual Craft And Fine Art Festival at the Nassau County Museum Of Art, Roslyn Harbor. Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.


Tuesday, October 1

America’s Boating Course

This course will be offered at the Port Washington Yacht Club 7:30 p.m. located at 1 Yacht Club Drive Port Washington. For more information contact Bob Miller  at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-625-0347 Cost of the program is $60.  


Thursday, October 3

Children’s Circus

Manhasset Rotary hosts a one ring circus at Memorial field across from the commuter parking lot at the Manhasset train station. Children under 12 are free. Pre-sale tickets $10. Available at Citibank 66 Bayview Ave., Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate 154 Plandome Rd., Coldwell Banker 600 Plandome Rd., At&T Ranger Wireless 376 Plandome Rd., Daniel Gale-Sotheby International 364 Plandome Rd., Nancy Morris State Farm Insurance 22 Bayview Ave.

Men’s Club Meeting

The Men’s Club of The Congregational Church of Manhasset will host special guest speaker Tom Suozzi, candidate for Nassau County Executive. For more information contact Frank Dotyler at 516-627-9191.


Sunday, October 6

Fascinating Rhythm Concert

The Congregational Church will offer a concert featuring the music of Stephen Sondheim and George and Ira Gershwin, milestones in the world of American musical theater, will be performed by the Chancel Choir and soloists of The Congregational Church of Manhasset at 3 p.m. The concert is under the direction of Craig Tocher, with piano accompaniment by Judith Feuss and Craig Tocher. Requested donation: $15. Light refreshments served. The church is located at 1845 Northern Boulevard, Manhasset. For more information call 516-627-4911.


Thursday October 10

Munsey Park Garden Club

The Munsey Park Garden Club invites the community to a program and clinic on ‘Successfully Growing African Violets’ at 1 p.m., at Manhasset Public Library. Bring in your ailing violets for diagnosis and a care plan from speakers Jeanne Maier and Muriel Fasullo of the Long Island African Violet Society. The Munsey Park Garden Club welcomes new members from Manhasset and surrounding communities. Visit www.munseyparkgardenclub.org or call 516-365-7167 for more information.


Monthly Events

Manhasset Chamber Of Commerce

The monthly meeting of the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce will take place the first Tuesday of each month at the Manhasset Lakeville Firehouse, Company #1, Bayview Ave., from 5 to 6 p.m. All are welcome. For further information e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Council Of Greater Manhasset Civic Associations

The Council of Greater Manhasset Civic Associations meets at 8 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month, September through June, in Town Hall in the law library.

Village Of Munsey Park

The Village of Munsey Park Board of Trustees meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m., Village Hall, 1777 Northern Blvd., Munsey Park.

Village Of North Hills

 

North Hills Board of Trustees meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 8 p.m. at the Village Hall, One Shelter Rock Rd., North Hills.

Village Of Plandome

Plandome Board of Trustees meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 8 p.m. at the Plandome Village Hall, 65 South Dr., Plandome.

Village Of Plandome Manor

Plandome Manor Board of Trustees usually meets at 8 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at the Village Hall, 55 Manhasset Ave., Manhasset.

Manhasset-Lakeville Water and Fire District Regular Fall Schedule

The Board of Commissioners of the Manhasset-Lakeville Water and Fire District has a fall/winter/spring schedule of public official meetings. The board will meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 5 p.m. every month beginning September 10 to discuss the weekly business of the district.  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.

Village Of Plandome Heights

The Plandome Heights Board of Trustees usually meets at 8 p.m. on the first Monday of the month at the Plandome Heights Village Hall, 37 Orchard St. Contact the village office at 627-1136 to confirm the schedule. Any individual requiring special assistance to attend should notify the village clerk at least 48 hours in advance.

Village Of Flower Hill

The Flower Hill Village Board meets on the first Monday of every month at 8 p.m. at the Village Hall, One Bonnie Heights Rd., Flower Hill.

Manhasset Park District Schedule Of Meetings

The Manhasset Park District Board of Commissioners meets on Mondays at 6:15 p.m., the second and fourth Monday of the month at the Manhasset Park DistrictOffice at 62 Manhasset Ave., Manhasset, unless otherwise publicly notified. These meetings are open to the public.

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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