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A Nassau County Police sketch of the suspect connected to the Herricks burglary

Nassau County police are investigating a string of deception burglaries that occurred between Thursday, June 19 and Friday, June 20 in Syosset, Westbury and Herricks. [Read more...]

Crystal Ball Gala

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The Hospice Care Network will host its 21st Annual Crystal Ball Gala featuring Casablanca Night at the Glen Head Country Club on Friday, Nov. 14 from 7 p.m. to midnight. [Read more...]

Enterovirus D68 In North Hempstead

 The Nassau County Department of Health announced that a case of Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) has been confirmed in a Nassau County resident.  The individual is a school-aged child who resides in the Town of North Hempstead.  The child became ill in early September, was hospitalized and is now recovering at home.

The Nassau County Department of Health is advising parents and health care providers to be aware of signs and symptoms of EV-D68, a common cold-like illness occurring mostly among young children. EV-D68 can in rare cases develop into a severe upper respiratory illness, even possibly resulting in hospitalization.  This virus appears to especially impact children with asthma and other underlying medical conditions. “I encourage parents to remind their children of ways to avoid catching colds, including washing hands frequently and avoiding touching their face, said Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein, Nassau County Commissioner of Health. “I also ask parents to avoid sending sick children to school and other public places. Parents with children who have asthma should observe closely if their child catches a cold, and parents should not hesitate to consult with their pediatrician if they have any concerns.”

EV-D68 is one of many enteroviruses, and was first identified in California in 1962, but it has not been commonly reported in the United States.  Enteroviruses are transmitted through close contact with an infected person, or by touching surfaces contaminated with the virus and then touching the mouth, nose or eyes.  There is no specific treatment for people with respiratory illness caused by EV-D68 other than management of symptoms. Mild symptoms of the illness may include fever, runny nose, sneezing, cough, and body aches. 

 Nassau County Department of Health recommends the following steps to protect against EV-D68:

  • Wash hand often with soap and water for 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are sick.
  • Disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys and doorknobs, especially if someone is sick.These prevention tips are especially important for individuals or persons with family members who are infants, or who have chronic health conditions or compromised immune systems.Additional information on EV-D68 can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at http://www.cdc.gov/

     

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 dac1973@optonline.net.

Manhasset Locale For Warner Brothers Film

Jane_FondaMunsey Park was the setting for the newly released Warner Brothers film This is where I leave you airing in theaters on Friday, Sept. 19.  The movie which was derived from best selling novel written by Jonathan Tropper is about a family who has drifted apart and has to come together to fulfill the patriarch final wish and sit Shiva for a week.

Jason Bateman who plays Judd Altman, the deceased son, is newly divorced, newly jobless and has to travel home to face his dysfunctional family, including his hot-to-trot psychiatrist mom, his sarcastic older brother, his unhappy sister and his too-perfect younger brother in an effort to see if family bonds will prevent them from killing one another.  The screenplay is directed by Shawn Levy.

Click on the photo gallery link above to see more images.

The Manhasset village has used as a filming location  for Mr. and Mrs. Smith and The Good Shepherd, and has been used for episodes of The Good Wife.

Manhasset Clean Up

KayakClean_091214AThe North Shore Kayak Club will participate in the national American Littoral Society coastal cleanup.  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. [Read more...]

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 www.garviespointmuseum.com  and www.northshoreaudubon.org for further information.

 

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

Children’s Max Boot Camp

As part of his FitNassau Initiative and in recognition of Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, Nassau County will be hosting a free family-friendly Maximum Boot Camp at Cantiague Park on Sunday, Sept. 21 and Sunday, Sept 28.  There will be six classes each day, three at 10 a.m. and three at 11 a.m.

Maximum Boot Camp is a fitness and weight loss program for adults.  Realizing the need for a brighter and healthier future, the trainers at Maximum Boot Camp felt it was important to create a program for children.  Maximum Kids Club is the start of something new and ingenious for our kids, families and schools to promote health for our kids with the support of our community and school systems.

Maximum Kids Club is a series of Life Size Fitness Board and Card Games that teach our kids in a FUN and exciting way how to eat right, exercise, and perfect cognitive skills necessary for academic performance!  Exercise for many kids can be boring and weight loss for kids can be even more torturous; but playing a game with colors, Life Size cards, boards, dice and more can be very fun and challenging.  The best way to get our kids on the right path to fitness, weight loss and eating right is to allow them to do what they do best and that’s playing!  Why not tap into that natural desire of our kids to play and at the same time provoke learning, thinking, and fitness.

To reserve your spot please call 516-572-0200.  For more information please visit www.obesitychange.com.

For more information about the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums, please call  572-0200 or visit the website at www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks

Susan Lucci CoStar Teaches Theater

DrewKeil_092614ADrew Keil, who was cast opposite soap opera star Susan Lucci of All My Children will teach a drama workshop for the newly created North Hempstead Theatre Company create by the Town of North Hempstead and the Parks Department.  The drama workshop is designed for children ages 7 to 12 and requires no background experience to enroll.

The program is designed to empower children with confidence, self-esteem and leadership  and teamwork skills.  Enrollees will discover the joy of acting and will be able to use these learned skills in future endeavors, all while having fun.  The program will culminate with a final in-house performance.

Keil resume also includes the Broadway Production of “Sly Fox” with George C. Scott and Jeffrey Tambor. He has worked in both community theatre productions and regional theatre throughout the country and is currently the co-artistic director of an on-campus theatre group at Hofstra University where he has acted and directed for over 20 years.

The workshop will be held on Tuesdays at 4 o’clock from Nov. 11 to Dec. 16 on the second floor of the Aquatic Activity Center at Michael J. Tully Park in New Hyde Park.

Those interested in enrolling must be a resident of North Hempstead and can sign up at the Michael J. Tully Park facility. The cost will be $70 per student and includes a North Hempstead Theatre Company t-shirt.

Childrens Pops Auditions

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Are you interested in improving your musical skills, meeting other musicians, and/or performing? If so, the Town of North Hempstead has the perfect opportunity for you! North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board, in conjunction with the Parks and Recreation Department announce The Children’s Pops Orchestra will be holding auditions on Sept. 20 and 21 with 11 rehearsals to follow beginning Oct. 7 at Michael J. Tully Park.

“This is such a fantastic opportunity to bring young musicians together from all over the Town of North Hempstead,” said Supervisor Bosworth.

The Children’s Pop Orchestra is unique because it performs all styles of music from classic to pop to jazz. Acceptance to the orchestra is based on a performance of a solo selection, some orchestra experience, and the completion of NYSSMA level 4 or higher. There is no age limit and all instrument positions are available.

Sign up at Michael J. Tully Park for the Fall, Winter, or Spring sessions. Space is limited.

For more information please call 311 or 516-869-6311 or visit www.northhempsteadny.gov