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Obituary: Anne Frances Orlando

Anne Frances Orlando, 80, died peacefully on Nov. 22 in her Manhasset home surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her husband, Edward, brother John Begley, sister in laws Gerda, Georgia and Jennie and her three children, Edward Orlando, Jr., Sharon McCormack and Donna Travers.  She was predeceased by her youngest child, Thomas Orlando, in 2003. She was also the proud and beloved grandmother of Elizabeth, Emily-Anne, Thomas, Brian, Mary Claire, Katherine Anne, and Eric and great-grandmother to Jaeda Lynne. She is also survived by many loving friends.

Anne was always an involved member of her community.  In her earlier years, she was an extremely active member of the Ecumenical Committee in Bayside, New York. She was also a leader and executive council member of the Girl Scouts of America. In Manhasset, she was secretary to the Strathmore Women’s Club and also very involved with the Manhasset Civic Association.  

Funeral mass was celebrated on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, 1300 Northern Boulevard, Manhasset, NY.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the remarkable Hospice Care Network of Long Island 99 Sunnyside Blvd., Woodbury, NY  11797.

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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