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Drug Take Back Saturday

Nation’s Annual Prescription Drug Take Back Event.  Clean out your medicine cabinets of any prescription or over-the counter drugs that may be expired, unused or unwanted and drop them off on Saturday, September 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at North Shore University Hospital’s Campus Main Entrance or at the Nassau County Police 3rd Precinct Police Center both on Community Drive in Manhasset.  

Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In 2013, 5.4% of 12th grade Manhasset High School students reported taking a drug without a prescription. Your participation is especially needed to protect our youth (2013 Bach Harrison Prevention Needs Assessment Survey).

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Emergency Volunteer Training

Nassau County Emergency Training This Sunday

  Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announces a comprehensive hands-on emergency volunteer training session will be held this Sunday, Sept. 21 at 4 Towns Fireman Training Center located at 1650 Merrick Road in Merrick.

The Nassau County Citizen Corps Training Exercise which runs from 8 a.m. through 2 p.m. is open to any local CERT volunteers and amateur radio operators who would be activated in a declared emergency, scout volunteers are encouraged to participate in the training as well.  The Training exercises include message running, equipment distribution, establishing training stations, and caring for victims.

County Executive Mangano urges volunteers to attend the session. “The Nassau County Citizen Corps Training program provides our dedicated volunteers with basic instructions on how to be an effective emergency volunteer,” stated County Executive Mangano.  “All Participants will learn through hands-on methods how to respond and perform in real life situations.”

 A light breakfast and lunch will be served.  Anyone seeking additional information please contact Eric Zausner, CERT Deputy Director at the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management at 516- 573-9720 or by email at


Working Women Kickoff

fallThe Working Women of Manhasset will be hosting their Fall Kick-Off Social on Thursday, Sept. 18 from 7-8:30 pm.  All area women both actively working and retired, are cordially invited to attend.  

The Working Women plan activities catered to many different interests.  The group also supports several local charities and each year awards a scholarship to help a deserving high school senior with college expenses.

To RSVP or for further details, please contact Donna at 627-7116 or

Garvies Point Coastal Cleanup

Garvies Point Museum and Preserve, located at 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove  is hosting a Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, Sept. 20.  From 12 to 2 p.m, participants will clean up the beach area.  At 2 p.m, there will be a live bird and animal program, sponsored by the North Shore Audubon Society, presented by the Tackapausha Museum.  Light refreshments will be served.  The Garvies Point admission fee will be waived for those who participate in the cleanup.   

Call Veronica Natale at 516-571-8010 or visit their websites at  and for further information.


Suggested attire for the cleanup:  Old clothes, sneakers, or boots.  Bring drinking water, hat, sunscreen, and gloves.  All ages welcome.

Munsey Park Women’s Open House

manhassetlightthenightKick off the fall season at the Munsey Park Women’s Club Open House on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Valerie Siener, 271 Park Avenue. [Read more…]

Special Clinic On Pulmonary Fibrosis

September has been designated as the first Global Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month.  In recognition of this campaign, Winthrop-University Hospital is offering a free seminar for the community, “Living with Pulmonary Fibrosis,” on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m..   The program will be presented at the Winthrop Welcome Center, located at 1300 Franklin Ave., Suite ML-5, in Garden City. 

            Girish Nair, MD, Director of Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Director of the Interstitial Lung Disease Program at Winthrop, will provide an overview of pulmonary fibrosis and discuss new breakthrough treatments.  Gary Rosenblum, DO, Attending Rheumatologist, will provide an overview of rheumatologic disorders associated with interstitial lung disease, and Mara Bernstein, RT, will provide an overview of how pulmonary rehabilitation can help improve exercise capacity and the quality of life.  Attendees will also hear from a Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation ambassador, who will discuss her experiences as a caregiver. A question and answer period will follow the lectures.

                     Admission is free, but seating is limited and pre-registration is required.  For further information or to register, please contact Grace Trimmer, RN, MSN, Pulmonary Nurse Specialist/Transition Care Coordinator at 663-2579.

Leed Pond Clean-up

leedspondFor the seventh consecutive year, the North Shore Kayak Club will participate in the national American Littoral Society coastal cleanup. As in years past, the Kayak Club will concentrate its clean-up efforts on Leeds Pond Beach in Plandome. The clean-up will occur on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 10:30 a.m.. Participants can arrive by kayak or canoe, walk over, or drive and park at the Science Museum of Long Island across the street. There is a staircase that descends to the beach.

Working in teams, the refuse will be bagged and cataloged as it is picked up. Volunteers will be provided with gloves and trash bags. Each piece of trash will be recorded and the results forwarded to the American Littoral Society, which tracks coastal trash collection data nationwide. The compilation of this data provides important information as to the type of refuse found within our nation’s waterways.

North Shore Kayak Club beach cleanup co-captains, Pat Valente and Jim Roman, said, “Our waterways are meant to be enjoyed for their serenity and natural beauty. It is very difficult to understand why anyone would want to foul them with trash.”

Any litter dumped locally on beaches, tossed from boats, thrown into the street or down storm drains, eventually travels into Long Island Sound. Cigarette butts, which contain non-biodegradable filters, made up the largest percentage of litter collected during the annual Leeds Pond Beach cleanup last year.

For further information about this important event, please contact Jim Valente at 917-626-4808 or Alan Bergman at 917-400-7041.

CitySports Manhasset Grand Opening

DSCN2523Come on down to City Sports in Manhasset. The grand opening event on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. features family fun with a free bootcamp class at 10 a.m. for ages 12 and older.  Come Ask a Health Coach with Maryann Jones at 11 a.m. and make your own granola. Enter in a raffle to win a new pair of sneakers  every two months for a year! [Read more…]

Health Fitness & Sports Expo

Dwight “Doc” Gooden, will speak about his longtime, and often public, struggles with drug addiction at Nassau County’s Annual Health, Fitness & Sports Expo on Saturday, Aug. 9.  The family-friendly Expo, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mitchel Athletic Complex, is free and designed to introduce an array of healthy lifestyle alternatives to replace fast food and chronic video game playing.  The Mitchel Field Athletic Complex is located at 1 Charles Lindbergh Boulevard in Uniondale. [Read more…]

Generations Talk Communication

Project Independence discusses the past/present pros and cons in the world of social communication. The panel will be intergenerational consisting of PI constituents, high school, college and recent college graduates. The program runs from 2 to 3 p.m. at Great Neck Social Center, 80 Grace Avenue, Great Neck call 311 or 869-6311 to register.