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Library Closed For Pole Removal

PSEG-LI is shutting down electrical power to the library on the morning on Tuesday, Aug. 26.

The old poles will be removed from Northern Blvd requiring the power for the immediate area to be shut down.
The library will be closed during the outage and anticipates re-opening from 1 – 9 p.m. after the PSEG work is complete.

The Manhasset Specialty Store in Yakima

The 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. He developed his first music stands using the highest quality materials and workmanship – a tradition that continues today. At the time of the company’s founding, Otto lived in Manhasset, New York – hence the company’s name. During the early 1940s, Otto moved the company to Yakima, Washington (where it is still located).

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...]

Kids Mentor Atlanta Homeless

manYouth from the Congregational Church of Manhasset, Christ Episcopal Church and the Community Reformed Church ventured to the most neglected neighborhoods of Atlanta, Ga. hoping to make a difference. 

When the school year comes to an end, teenagers in our community have a wide range of programs and activities to choose from. Many students ship off for weeks of summer camp, while others perfect their skills on the field through competitive sports camps. Some students experience new countries and cultures, while some stay close to home to work on their summer reading assignments. But then there are some students in our community who devote a week of their summer helping those in need. [Read more...]

Stella McCartney At Pure Barre

barPure Barre Manhasset unveiled its newest line of fitness apparel, Adidas by Stella McCartney, at the Fall Winter 2014 Trunk Show for the true fashion-forward workout enthusiast on Aug. 12. From 9 a.m. through 1 p.m., guests and members of Manhasset’s Pure Barre studio enjoyed stretching and reaching through the many hangers of soft and chic shirts, tank tops, sweatshirts, leggings and more – all in the neutral, earthy shades of the Fall/Winter 2014 collection sold exclusively on Long Island at the Manhasset Pure Barre studio. Three brand representatives were in-studio sharing expert product knowledge, offering styling services while members had refreshments and shopped around.  [Read more...]

Spraying For West Nile In Manhasset

Nassau County ground treatment by truck for West Nile Virus scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. and Thursday, Aug. 21.

Based on the current mosquito trap data and consistent with the 2014 Nassau County Mosquito Control Plan, the Nassau County Departments of Health and Public Works have recommended that localized truck treatment of mosquito adulticide occur at targeted areas in the County. This recommendation is based on the persistent presence of West Nile virus and mosquito activity at these locations.

Weather permitting the current schedule for ground treatment by truck is as follows:

Wednesday, August 20, 8 PM through 4 AM –Sections of Flower Hill, Manhasset, Munsey Park, Plandome, Plandome Heights, Port Washington, Roslyn, Roslyn Heights, Roslyn Estates and North Hills.     [Read more...]

What Are You Reading This Summer?

FriendsLibrary_080814BFriends of Manhasset Public Library ask “Looking for a good summer read?”

Check out Dorothea Benton Franks new book, The Hurricane Sisters. Recently on the New York Times Best Seller list, this book is the story of three generations of women buried in secrets and takes place in the Low country of South Carolina.

Bestselling author Adriana Trigiani says “Dorothea Benton Frank is a great storyteller, a ray of sunshine, and a fabulous party guest. If she were a cocktail, she’d be fizzy.” This fall you will have the opportunity to meet Dorothea Franks. The Friends of the Manhasset Public Library will be hosting an evening with the author at Strathmore Vanderbilt Country Club on Wednesday, Oct 15. [Read more...]

New Regs Block Parking Freeloaders


The Manhasset Park District parking lots adjacent to the Long Island Railroad station now require a $5 daily fee for non-resident weekend parking. The fee is required only for vehicles without a resident permit. Vehicles with the Manhasset Park District decal will continue to use these lots at no charge on the weekends.

Manhasset residents eligible for a Manhasset Park District decal can purchase them at the Manhasset Park District office at 62 Manhasset Avenue between the hours of 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday thru Friday. [Read more...]

Whole Foods & SEPTA

septaWhole Foods Markets Manhasset is supporting the Manhasset PTA for special education (SEPTA) on Wednesday, Aug. 27 for the Give Back 5 percent shopping day. Five percent of all spending that day will be donated to Manhasset SEPTA as part of the store’s commitment to educators in the community. Both Whole Foods Manhasset and Manhasset SEPTA hope residents will come out to shop and support the event.

“As the T in our PTA, the teachers are a vital part of our children’s lives and learning process,” Manhasset SEPTA Co President Diane Treacy states. “We are delighted to partner with Whole Foods to raise funds to benefit the students and school staff over the 2014-15 school year with programs and resources SEPTA has planned.” [Read more...]

Play For P.I.N.K.

PlandomeGolf_080814APlandome Ladies Golf Association

Play for P.I.N.K. (Prevention, Immediate diagnosis, New technology, Knowledge) or (PFP) is a grassroots charity organization dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research through sporting and lifestyle events. On Tuesday, July 29, the Plandome Ladies’ Golf Organization held their annual golf, tennis, mah Jongg and bridge tournaments in support of this worthy cause. Chairpersons Karen Blum, Mary McGorry and their many supporters worked tirelessly until the last minute raising over $20,000. That will buy a lot of petri dishes…may it be one of these that finds the cure. Congratulations to Karen, Mary and all who participated in making the day a P.I.N.K.-fect success!

The winners were:

Low Gross: Jayne Cardascia, Susan Larocca, Mary Lou Johnson

Low Net: Deborah Kucharczyk, Lori Downey, Tara Baranello, Lauren Baranello

2nd Low Net: Doreen Crimmins, Cathy Dodge, Deirdre O’Connell, Lisbeth Shibley

3rd Low Net: Anne Baumann, Flo Musalo, Anita Schmidt, Debra Celebre

Longest Drive (Hole #12): Tracy Petracca

Longest Drive (Hole #16): Alyson Caligure

Straightest Drive: Lou Ann Gribbon

Closest to the Pin (Hole #3): Lou Ann Gribbon 4’9″

Closest to the Pin (Hole #11): Tara Baranello 8’5″

Closest to the Pin in Two (Hole #18): Janet Marron 3’11″