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Free Arthritis Program

WinthropHospitalWinthrop-University Hospital’s Perspectives in Health series and The Long Island Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation will co-sponsor a free program, “Medicine, Vitamins, Nutrition & Arthritis: Fact vs. Fiction,” on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. The program will be held at the Mineola Community Center, 155 Washington Avenue in Mineola, located one block south of Jericho Turnpike, between Mineola Boulevard and Willis Avenue.

Physicians from Winthrop’s Arthritis and Rheumatic Disease Center – Steven Carsons, MD; Elise Belilos, MD; Kristina Belostocki, MD; and Gary Rosenblum, DO – will outline the role of diet, as well as medication, in the management of a variety of rheumatic diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, and osteoporosis.  New developments in arthritis medication will also be discussed.  A question and answer period will follow.

 Attendees are asked to arrive at 6:45 p.m. for registration. Parking is adjacent to the building. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. To reserve a space, please call 663-3916.

 Winthrop’s Arthritis and RheumaticDiseaseCenter offers patients state-of-the-art treatment. The medical staff is devoted to providing comprehensive arthritis care to its patients with treatment approaches that help patients minimize pain, achieve the greatest degree of function and maintain their ability to participate in activities they enjoy.

 For information on other free wellness programs at the Hospital, please call 1-866-WINTHROP.

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.

SCA Executive Board Holds First Meeting

DSCN2548Manhasset’s School Community Association held it’s first Executive Session meeting on Friday, Sept. 12 in the Black Box Theatre at Manhasset Secondary School.

SCA Executive President Tricia Cash opened the meeting with the pledge of Allegiance and introduced the board as well as several committee members and spoke of the  upcoming events.

Liz Tilikas, the Executive Treasurer made a motion to approve the new SCA budget presented last spring. The 2014-15 Executive Board approved the 2014-15 SCA Budget.

Each SCA School President spoke briefly of her school’s upcoming events.  Superintendent of School Charles Cardillo, presented a brief overview of the Long Term Planning Committees efforts and the upcoming proposal of potential bond vote.  Meeting was adjourned by 9:55 a.m.

The Executive Board meeting was followed by the Manhasset Middle School/High School Parent meeting at 10 a.m.


Manhasset Indians Lose Opener 21-28

DSCN2546The Manhasset Indians varsity football team fought  and played an excellent game against the Hewlett Bulldogs but missed by one touchdown on Friday night at Hewlett.

The teams were assessing each other in the first quarter and kept the score 0-0. For more on this exciting first game of the season, read this week’s Manhasset Press on newsstands Wednesday, Sept. 17.


Manhasset Circus Is Coming!

Circus_101113AThe Manhasset Rotary Club will hold the 13th annual Manhasset Children’s Circus on Thursday, Oct. 3 at Memorial Field located near the Manhasset High School. There will be two shows, 4:45 and 6:45 p.m..

The circus is free for children grade six and under. Adult tickets and for those children in grades 7 and above can be purchased in advance at eight different locations:


Citibank, 66 Bayview Ave; Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 154 Plandome Rd; Coldwell Banker Realtors, 600 Plandome Rd; Daniel Gale/Sotheby’s International Realty, 364 Plandome Rd; State Farm Insurance, 22 Bayview Ave.; People’s United Bank, 384 Plandome Rd.

Port Washington

Tori’s Place, 10 Willowdale Ave.

Great Neck

Great Neck Fitness, 200 Middle Neck Road.

Tickets are $10 each when purchased in advance and $15 when purchased at the gate. It is advisable to purchase tickets in advance. Tickets will be available at the above locations starting on Monday, Sept. 9. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Zerbini Circus is a full-fledged one-ring circus under the big tent and has thrilled children and adults alike for the past thirteen years. It includes clowns, acrobats, jugglers, and lots of trained animals. The dog will thrill children and adults alike. There are animal rides for children available in the field prior to the shows and don’t forget the popcorn, cotton candy and other goodies to enjoy while watching the performance. The acts change each year so that there are always surprises, even for those who have attended before.

The circus is made possible mostly by the generosity of its many sponsors and donors. Manhasset Rotary would like to thank King Kullen Grocery Store, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Americana Mortgage, Daniel Gale/ Sotheby’s International Realty, Accents on Real Estate, Coach Realtors, Laffey Fine Homes, People’s United Bank, and Coldwell Banker Real Estate, as well as the many donors who contributed ads to the event’s journal.

Manhasset Rotarians work hard to bring the circus to the community with all proceeds going to various charities. Please join them by attending this joyous event for the children of Manhasset and the nearby communities. If you have any questions, please call Dick Law, 516-633-7686 or Esther Miller, 516-510-9928.

Manhasset City Sports Opens

CitySport_091214COn Friday, the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce Co-President Nancy Morris and North Hempstead Town Councilwoman Anna Kaplan joined City Sports CEO Edward Albertian and his staff in the celebration as City Sports opened its newest location at 1900 Northern Boulevard in Manhasset. Councilwoman Kaplan extended a warm welcome to the management and employees and said, “Welcome to our North Hempstead family. We look forward to having you join our community and be part of what makes our Town such a great place to live.”

The grand opening event on Saturday, Sept. 6 featured family fun with a free bootcamp class at 10 a.m. for ages 12 and older. Health Coach Maryann Jones was on hand and had fun with customers making their own granola along with KJoy FM to make it a truly festive day.

The store features an indoor track for runners to check out how their running shoes fit.

City Sports has everything you need in practically every sport you participate in. You can get sport sunglasses, stop watches, or your tennis racquet re-strung or pick a can of balls in addition, to the brands you want most, at a price you can afford. They have an exciting array of sunglasses appropriate for any sport. A custom fitter for sports bras as well as athletic clothes for the entire family with brands like Patagonia, RayBan. Nike, Saucony, and a myriad of top of the line clothes and accessories for every sport.

Started in 1983 in Boston by two high school tennis partners looking for athletic gear in their neighborhood, City Sports has more than two dozen locations in the Northeast and boasts an assortment of innovative athletic apparel, equipment and footwear.

You won’t want to miss the new store at 1900 Northern Blvd. Manhasset right next to the Apple Store. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Job Prep Courses

Nassau County Executive Mangano is offering job preparation workshops this coming fall.

The Job Preparation Workshops are being offered Sept 17,  23, and 30 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Coordinating Agency for Spanish Americans (CASA) located at 40 Main Street, Lower Level in Hempstead. Professionals from reputable personnel staffing agencies will be conducting these workshops.  For more information please call (516) 227-7692 or (516) 227-8656.

Mega Job Fair

for the Private Sector Mega Job Fair which will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, the County is providing free job preparation classes for residents.  Classes include assistance with resume writing, techniques for an effective interview and how to best explore career options.

County Executive Mangano stated, “With more than 350 companies anticipated to register for the Private Sector Mega Job Fair and more than 13,000 job seekers expected to attend, the competition for jobs can be great. I encourage everyone to register for one of the free job preparation workshops as this is a great opportunity to improve your skill set in this competitive market.”

The Job Preparation Workshops are being offered Sept 17,  23, and 30 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Coordinating Agency for Spanish Americans (CASA) located at 40 Main Street, Lower Level in Hempstead. Professionals from reputable personnel staffing agencies will be conducting these workshops.  For more information please call (516) 227-7692 or (516) 227-8656.


Manhasset Indians Play Hewlett

Football_091214BThe Manhasset High School football team will play Hewlett at 7 p.m. in an away game.  Come on down to support your team!

Manhasset Boys State

AmericanLegion_091214AAmerican Legion Manhasset Post 304 held their first meeting of the year on Wednesday, Sept. 3. Vice Commander James Brooks turned thepodium over to five of the six high school students that Post 304 sponsored for the annual Boys State Program in Albany. The young men were Taylor Wilson,Johnathan Knox, Thomas Moschitta, Tyler Lew and William Delaney. [Read more...]