Friday, 08 March 2013 00:00
A long time native of Long Island, Eric Gunner Carlson passed away peacefully at Saint Francis Hospital in Roslyn on the morning of Jan.26, 2013. Carlson was born June 22, 1924 to Helen and Gunner Carlson. Both parents emigrated from Sweden and came to Glen Cove, NY in the early 1900s. The family moved to Roslyn in 1925, and Carlson attended the local schools where he was selected as an actor for the WPA Federal Theater Project in Roslyn. He graduated from Roslyn High School in 1941 and enrolled in Cornell University that fall.
Carlson took a leave of absence from Cornell and entered the military in February of 1943 where he became a corporal with the 87th Division when he was transferred to the Air Corps. There Carlson received his bombardier wings as a Second Lieutenant at Victorville, CA in June, 1944. Carlson served with the 351st Bomb Group in the 8th AAF in England during WWII, where he participated in 13 B-17 combat missions and received the Air Medal and the Medaille De la France Liberee.
In September 1945, Carlson returned to Cornell where he received a BS in industrial relations in 1948. From 1948-1955, Carlson was the first executive director of the Cornell University Associates, the industrial liaison program for the ILR school at Cornell. Throughout the balance of his professional career, he was involved in various business development and not-for-profit fundraising capacities.
Carlson served as the first executive director of the National Fund for Graduate Nursing Education in New York City. He also served as a vice president of Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn prior to organizing Carlson Associates, Inc., a business development and public relations firm. He was also active in the early fund raising efforts for the North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York. In his later years, he was a real estate broker serving the greater Manhasset community.
Throughout his life, Carlson was an avid golfer. The interest started in 1936 while caddying at the Munsey Park, Shelter Rock and Links Country Clubs. He was a former member of the Mill River Country Club, North Hempstead Country Club, and Manhasset Bay Yacht Club, where he sailed one of the first catamarans out of MBYC in 1958.
Carlson was preceded in death by his parents and beloved sister Edith Hollister of Minnesota, formerly of Sea Cliff. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Anne Patricia, who still resides in Manhasset; their son, Eric Russell, daughter-in-law Joanna, also of Manhasset, and grandchildren Katherine Anne, Eric Joseph, and Alexia Anna Maria Carlson.
Carlson is also survived by his two children from his first marriage, Lee Richard Carlson of Tulsa, OK, daughter-in-law Jane, and grandson Arthur Gunner Carlson; Ellen Snodgrass of Lattingtown, son-in-law John Snodgrass, and grandchildren Lee Linnington and D’Arcy Lynne Snodgrass.
Carlson will be buried with his Mother and Father in the Locust Valley Cemetery, arranged by the Roslyn Heights Funeral Home.
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:48
Preparations are underway for the Annual Christmas Tree lighting to be held this Friday, Dec. 6 at Mary Jane Davies Park on Plandome Road. The event is scheduled to begin at 4:15 p.m.
Workers have been busy decorating the gazebo with garland and lights to make the this year’s celebration the best yet. Sponsored by the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, The Town of North Hempstead and the Manhasset Park District, the event will feature holiday music performed by the Manhasset High School Brass Choir.
The program will begin with the Pledge of Allegiance and the blessing offered by Rev. Dr. Steven D. Pierce of the Community Reformed Church. The winners of the poster contest will be announced during the ceremony followed by the anticipated lighting of the Manhasset Christmas tree. The Manhasset Parks Department will be dispensing hot chocolate and treats, too.Santa Claus will make a ‘surprise’ appearance on Manhasset-Lakeville’s Fire truck and volunteer firefighters will be handing out candy canes to girls and boys. Come on down and celebrate the beginning of the season.
Friday, 29 November 2013 00:00
It seems as though the real estate market is not the only thing hot in Manhasset. A number of new stores are popping up throughout the community making Manhasset the go-to location for business. On Plandome Road, facades are being renovated to add a fresh new look. The change is updating the appearance of the existing storefronts and causing the opening of new businesses. The exterior facade of Vincents Cleaners, Tony’s Shoe Repair and Manhasset Hair Stylists are brand new both front and back. The renovation beckons customers to come in to shop on a new trendy main street.
Last week a new tenant moved into the space that adorns the renovated new storefront called ivivva. ivivva is a new store from lululemon featuring clothing for young girls age 4 to 14. And the trend continues. Just this weekend, two new businesses, Adelina Boutique and Barrel Grapes, and new members of the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce opened their doors here. They held grand opening events on Friday and Saturday night.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
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.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
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.