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Manhasset Practices Lock-down

manhassetschoolIn keeping up-to date with safety measures to keep Manhasset children safe, the Manhasset public schools will hold a district-wide lockdown drill.  The drills are scheduled to take place in each school building in the Manhasset Public School system on Friday, February 27, 2015. [Read more…]

Gordon Korman At Book Fair


>>> The Shelter Rock Elementary School’s School Community Association (SCA) annual Book Fair Family Night will be held on Monday, March 2, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  At 7:00 pm, New York Times best-selling children’s author, Gordon Korman, will be on hand to sign copies of his books, which will be available at the Fair for purchase. [Read more…]

Internet Classified As Public Utility

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved a proposed change to net neutrality rules outlined by commission chairman Tom Wheeler. These new rules reclassify the Internet as a Title II public utility, which would effectively prevent Internet service providers (ISPs) from discriminating for or against content providers in the speed at which their content is delivered to the consumer. [Read more…]

Mercedes Tire & Rim Larcenies

mercedesbenz295Larceny of 2014, 2015 Mercedes

County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Acting Police Commissioner Thomas C. Krumpter are advising the public of an ongoing series of larcenies involving Tires & Rims being removed from 2014 and 2015 Mercedes-Benz vehicles. These thefts are occurring throughout the County. We are asking residents to be diligent and if they see persons in their neighborhoods acting suspiciously, to please call 911. [Read more…]

Wrapped Up At Chief Graphix


A Chief Graphix wrap

JB and Abby Meyer are co-founders of Chief Graphix in Port Washington. The company specializes in custom car wraps but they also do so much more. They create helmet wraps, signs, logo designs, graphic designs and custom branding, booth wraps, banners, decals and office graphics to name just a few of their services.

Three years ago the Meyers decided to leave the corporate world and open their own business. They’ve never looked back. Business has doubled every year in the three years they’ve been open. They invested in a state-of-the-art website and they’ve also had great word of mouth. They recently changed the name to Chief Graphix from Chief Signs.

They wanted to open their business in the community they know so well. JB grew up in Manhasset and graduated from Manhasset High School, where he played goalie for the lacrosse team. He was inducted into the Manhasset Hall of Fame and made the All-Decade team. He also played lacrosse at the University of Virginia, where he was an All-American goalie.

JB and Abby have lived in Port Washington for 12 years. JB is a volunteer fireman in Port Washington and also a PAL coach. They have three sons in Sousa Elementary School. “Living and working in Port Washington has benefits,” says Abby, “including using the LIRR to make deliveries in New York City. It’s so convenient.” They have many local clients on Long Island as well as clients in New York City and elsewhere. They employ a staff of seven full-time employees and several part-timers. “All the work, from designing, printing and installation, is all done here in Port Washington,” says JB. “Because the jobs are done in-house from start to finish, we offer very competitive prices.”

They have all of the equipment on the premises including a garage to install the vehicle wraps. They use an HP flatbed 500 printer, which can print on substrate. They can print directly to reflective vinyl, wood, ceiling tile or PVC, among other materials. Their Multicam 3000 Router can create engraved signs and 3-D lettering. They even do carved signs with gold-leaf lettering. They’ve created signs for many local businesses, including Initial Stop on Main Street in Port Washington. The company has done large jobs of several hundred signs for a college or small jobs such as enlarged photo sign-in boards for a bat mitzvah.

JB says that 30 to 40 percent of their business is vehicle wraps. The wraps are eye-catching and the print quality is perfect. The company has wrapped 40-foot trailers, box trucks, commercial vehicles, fleets of company vans, and cars. They’ve even installed reflective graphics for Port Washington’s police cars and the sign at police headquarters.

They create retail graphics, wall graphics, political signs, banners, boat wraps, and brochures. They created car magnets for Sousa School and permanent fence banners at Schreiber High School. They created Central Park Summer stage banners in Manhattan. Chief Graphix can also help you create your own logo or graphic if you don’t already have one. Their custom lacrosse, football, baseball and hockey helmets are flawless.

There seems to be no end to the possibilities of what they can create.

Chief Graphix is located at 82A South Bayles Ave. Store hours from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Go to www.chief for more information or call 516-883-7446.


Bellini Born Again In Manhasset

The high-end Manhasset merchandiser of fine baby and juvenile furniture is going to be reborn.

Recognized as a pioneer and leader in the kid’s furniture industry, Bellini has been a trendsetter in Manhasset since its inception. With a vast following of celebrities, politicians and sports figures, Bellini is known as being the high end choice for discerning parents. The quality and use of premium woods and fine craftsmanship to create pieces allow parents to furnish their child’s room from nursery to college.

Many Manhasset residents who purchased their first crib and baby furniture from Bellini on Northern Boulevard in Manhasset were saddened to see the closing signs in the windows. Bellini has been a fixture in Manhasset for the past 35 years. But there is good news.

According to Bellini President Dave Zagorski, “the store is closing as part of a transition to new ownership. We are in the process of making plans for a beautiful Bellini showroom and looking forward to staffing it with the same experienced sales staff that has been there for years.”

The grand reopening will take place at the end of April and Zagorski says the store will be fully renovated and have a new look. “Bellini is very grateful for the support it has received from the community and has valued its relationship with Manhasset and the surrounding
area customers for 35 years,”
says Zagorski.

Bellini will be reborn and that’s great news for Manhasset.


Manhasset Grad On Shark Tank

SharkTankNathan Meryash, a 2001 graduate of Manhasset High School, is making a pitch on Shark Tank. [Read more…]

Black History Month Celebration

Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Councilwoman Viviana Russell and the North Hempstead Town Board will host their annual Black History month celebration on Feb. 27 at the “Yes We Can” Community Center in Westbury. This year’s theme will be “The Words of Maya Angelou” and will feature, in part, readings of Angelou’s most famous works. [Read more…]

New Water District Project

The Manhasset-Lakeville Water District has sent correspondence to each Manhasset homeowner regarding a new infrastructure program to automate meter readings. The program will replace outdated water meters with new meters that have an automated meter reading system that are read by radio frequency (RF) waves. This program will begin this year (no specific start date was indicated) and take approximately two years to complete.
Radio frequency waves are transmitted by antennae. According to the district, the strength of the reading wave would be similar in strength to TVs, garage door openers or radios. The new automated reading system would provide a reading directly to the water district. Currently, the existing system requires someone to come to take a reading. [Read more…]

Help Needed For LI Sound

As many readers may already know, George Martin, Manhasset Bay Shipyard, and his wife Pia Haselbach lost their home, their four cats and all their possessions in a devastating fire aboard their houseboat.  George and Pia are also very involved in volunteer activities for CancerCare and the Lutheran Church of Our Savior. The church has found temporary housing for them and established a fun

Junior sailors from local yacht clubs participate in an educational program provided by Save The Sound, where they learned all about Long Island Sound and how to protect it and our bay.

Junior sailors from local yacht clubs participate in an educational program provided by Save The Sound, where they learned all about Long Island Sound and how to protect it and our bay.

d to help them. If you would like to personally contribute to the fund, you can send your donation, payable to the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, to: Lutheran Church of our Savior, 12 Franklin Avenue.  Indicate on the check the donation is for George and Pia.  Alternatively, donors can contribute at this website:  [Read more…]