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Manhasset’s Music Muse

picDebbie Jellif, a Manhasset music teacher, had always been surrounded by music. Her mother was a pianist and her two older sisters, being violinists, had inspired her to pick up the string instrument 52 years ago. In fact, there is not a time Jellif can remember when she didn’t know how to play the piano either. 

But it wasn’t until March 2002 when the mother of four began giving lessons. Yet in a matter of six months, the small group of six pupils multiplied five times over, and by the fall, Jellif, who has a background in secondary education, was an instructor to 30 students. [Read more...]

Cigar Night Raising Funds

JuvenileDiabetes_071114AThe Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund has always been a favorite charity of the Gurino family of Manhasset. So it is not unusual that they raised $30,000 this summer hosting their third annual Cigar Night at their home.

Anthony and Linda Gurino, along with Anthony’s brother Angelo and JDRF advocate, Joe Mure, hosted an enchanted evening under the stars at their South Strathmore home. Guests were greeted with a glass of champagne and entered into a candlelit property illuminating the venue. [Read more...]

Manhasset Artist Featured

artManhasset artist Linda Giacalone will be featured at the Heckscher Museum of Art and Cinema Arts Centre’s Long Island Biennial 2014 in Huntington. On view Aug. 16 through Nov. 30, this juried exhibition features work from artists and filmmakers of Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Giacalone’s Portrait of a Young Woman is featured at the show. [Read more...]

Serena Williams At U.S. Open

DSCN2442 Serena Williams was at the U.S. Open today speaking with reporters after the Returning The Love tennis clinic. Returning the Love unites the US Open with players from the ATP and WTA tours, proactively reaching out to New York City communities and surrounding areas — including youth, families and nonprofit organizations — to create a positive and lasting impact.

 Williams is seeded number one as she seeks her third straight U.S. Open title.

She will face an up-and-coming American player Taylor Townsend, age 18, in the first round of the US Open. This Townsend’s  third major tournament.

Townsend is a former top-ranked junior player who reached the third round at the French Open this year. She got into her first US Open main draw with a wild card.  Whoever advances will be from the U.S. to play the winner of the Francesca Schaivone(Italy)/Vania King (U.S.) match in the next round.

The 32-year-old Williams has won 17 Grand Slam titles.  She has won the U.S. Open five times and is looking to collect number six this year.


Growers Market At The Park

GrowersMarket_082214AWednesday mornings through Nov. 26, vendors from all over New York arrive to set up their stands and tents at Christopher Morley Park parking lot to sell their wares. The farmers market is sponsored by the Long Island Growers Market operates in a number of locales on different days.

More Pictures From the Christopher Morley Park Growers Market

The vendors change each year but some stalwarts have established themselves as regulars. The Orchard of Conklin’s in Pomona, N.Y. is a regular fixture at the market, selling farm fresh fruits, eggs, honey and baked goods as is Terry from Orient who sells farm fresh vegetables. These two vendors anchor each end of the farmer’s market as stalwart bastions of the event. Ethel Terry is the creator behind the Long Island Grower’s Market. [Read more...]

Art Crew At Munsey Park


Munsey Park students entering sixth grade recently volunteered to be part of a special art crew to decorate blackboards at Munsey Park School as a welcome back for all Munsey Park students. The crew is includes Emily Ma, Serena Mancuso, Shaan Prabhakar, Michael Raybetz, Lucy Tashjian, Elizabeth Taylor, Haroula Tsiamis and Emily Weigand. More pictures…

Flower Hill Board Meeting Items

boardAt the Village of Flower Hill Board meeting on Monday, Aug. 4, the following items were discussed:

Arhaus Furniture: The Board approved the proposed site plan application for Arhaus Furniture located at 15-25 Port Washington Blvd, Roslyn. We look forward to the opening of their high quality home and office retail showroom. [Read more...]

The Manhasset Specialty Store In Yakima

music standsThe Manhasset Specialty company began in 1935, when inventor and musician, Otto Lagervall, dissatisfied with the quality of the existing music stands and their inherent problems and shortcomings, set out to develop a better music stand. He succeeded in developing the initial Manhasset music stands. [Read more...]

1 Dead In Manorhaven Boat Explosion

expOne person was killed and another was injured when a boat caught fire and exploded Wednesday afternoon. Read more…

ALS Challenge Soaks Manhasset

iceIn the past two weeks, Manhasset kids, teens and adults alike have been dared to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Manhassetites have quite literally been “soaked” as is the rest of the nation. Everyone from Ethel Kennedy to Justin Timberlake have poured a bucket of ice water over his or her head and challenged others do the same or make a donation to fight ALS within twenty-four hours. Its social media message gone viral and the results are conclusive. [Read more...]