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Christmas Music from France, Italy and Scandinavia

Monday, December 2

Mens' Club Luncheon

Thursday, December 5

Peter Pan

Saturday, December 7


Manhasset Meetings

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.

Kiwanis Club

The Kiwanis Club of Manhasset and Port Washington meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at The Port Washington Yacht Club, 1 Yacht Club Drive from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Clutterers Anonymous

A 12-step self-help group, offers help and support to those who have clutter problems in their homes or workplace. Meets the first and third Friday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the School of the Community Reformed Church, 90 Plandome Rd., Manhasset. There are no dues or fees. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , call (866) 800-3881 or visit www.ClutterersAnonymous.net.


Manhasset Events

Thursday, November 28

Happy Thanksgiving!


Thursday, November 28

Chanukah begins at Sunset


Monday, December 2

Christmas Music from France, Italy and Scandinavia

The Women’s Club of The Congregational Church of Manhasset, 1845 Northern Boulevard, Manhasset will hold its Christmas Program at 1 p.m. in the church’s Music Center. With guitar accompaniment, mezzo-soprano, April Lindevald, will present a program of Christmas carols from the French, Italian and Scandinavian traditions. For many years, Ms. Lindevald has been the alto soloist and section leader in the impressive Chancel Choir of The Congregational Church of Manhasset. She has been a member of the New York City Opera Chorus and the Gregg Smith Singers, and has performed with numerous other groups in New York City and on Long Island. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome. Call 627-4911 for additional information.


Thursday, December 5

Mens' Club Luncheon

The Mens' Club of Manhasset meets at the Swan Club for their annual Christmas Party at 11:45 p.m. For more information contact Frank Datzler at 627-9191.

Champions for Charity

Support your local charities by signing up for a Champions for Charity card. Enjoy shopping or dining knowing the charity you designate will receive 25 percent of your full-price pre-tax purchase. Champions for Charity will run Dec. 5, Dec. 6, and Dec. 7. Present the card as you shop at participating Americana and Wheatley Plaza stores.


Friday, December 6

Holiday Tree Lighting

Manhasset Chamber of Commerce hosts It Annual Tree Lighting at Mary Jane Davies Gazebo located on Plandome Road at 4:15 p.m.  Enjoy holiday music, hot chocolate, and surprise visit from the jolly old elf himself. Poster contest winners will be announced.

Musical Soiree Gala Benefit

The Women’s Group of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock will host their Annual Musical Soiree Gala Benefit starring the renowned Voxare Quartet. The performance will take place at UUCSR at 48 Shelter Rock Rd. Manhasset at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person and will include champagne and dessert. All proceeds will benefit the Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Reservations can be made by contacting Sharyn Esposito at 516-472-2960, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . This event is open to all.


Saturday, December 7

Peter Pan

SCA Family Theatre presents family theatre. The show will be presented at 2 p.m. at the Munsey Park Elementary School Auditorium and will run for approximately one hour. Advance ticket sales are $12 each, or purchase season tickets for both shows for $20, a $4 savings. Children under the age of 3 are free. Groups and birthday parties are welcome and special arrangements for a “meet and greet” with the cast members are available. Attend and enjoy an afternoon of fun and entertainment with our local community. Send check payable to SCA Family Theatre to 356 Park Avenue, Manhasset. Deadline Dec. 2. Contact Christine Schwartz at 917-924-9164 or via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Sunday, December 8

Light The Night

Munsey Park Women’s Club and Flower Hill Womens Clubs host Light the Night event at 5 p.m. The proceeds of this event will build a sidewalk and street crossing area at Munsey Park School at the corner of Hunt Lane and Abbey Road. To volunteer, purchase kits, or for more information please contact Michele Longobardi at email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Raindate Dec. 15.

Christmas Concert

The Chancel Choir and professional soloists of The Congregational Church of Manhasset will perform a Christmas concert under the direction of Craig Tocher, with accompaniment by Judith Feuss after the 10 a.m. service. Familiar as well as lesser known anthems and carols performed by the choir will be interspersed with the singing of carols by the choir and attendees. Following the concert, light refreshments will be served in the church’s Parish Hall. There is no suggested donation. The Congregational Church of Manhasset is located at 1845 Northern Boulevard, Manhasset. For additional information, please call the church office 627-4911 or visit the church’s website at uccmanhasset.org.


Wednesday, December 11

Guild of St, Francis Hospital Holiday Open House

Share the Spirit and Magic of Christmas at Holiday Ready Open House in Plandome sponsored by The Guild of St. Francis Hospital. Piano performance, light buffet lunch, holiday desserts. $50 Non-refundable Ticket 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. or 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. For more information, please call 516-629-2048.


Thursday, December 12

Holly Luncheon

Manhasset AHRC will hold its traditional Holly Luncheon beginning 11 a.m. at a warm and gracious home in Plandome. For further information, call Carolyn Conklin at 570-6775. Reservations are required. $65 per person. Mail your check to make a reservations to Carolyn Conklin, 21 Waldo Lane, Manhasset.


Sunday, December 15

Messiah Concert

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock will present its Annual Messiah Sing at 1:30 p.m. at the Congregation’s facility at 48 Shelter Rock Road in Manhasset. Scores for the Messiah Sing will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring personal scores if they possess them (Watkins Shaw edition preferred). While all attendees are invited and encouraged to sing, those wishing to simply listen to the amassed choir and soloists are cordially welcome. The event is open to the public.  A contribution of $7 will be requested at the door ($5 for Congregation members), and adequate free parking is available. 

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
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