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MHS School Of Distinction

Manhasset public schoolScholarAthlete_100314A qualified for this prestigious award after 100% of all varsity teams during the 2013-2014 school year were declared Scholar/Athlete Teams with academic averages above 90%.

All of Manhasset High School’s varsity sport teams qualified as Scholar Athlete Teams this past year and the three years before that.

Pictured from left to right is Todd Nelson, Manhasset High School Athletic Director Jim Amen, and Superintendent of Schools Charles Cardillo accepting the award.

Holiday Boutique At Lutheran Church

Tom Buzzitta, Valerie Gavora, Heinz Pape, Charlie Pupelis, Carter Haff, Bill Miller and Antonio Centeno will don their aprons again for the 39th Annual Holiday Boutique and Craft Fair run by the Ruth Circle of Church of Our Saviour, Lutheran.
The large auditorium is converted into a beautiful festive holiday scene including decorated Christmas trees. Santa Chris will be on hand to visit and is available for photo ops for people of all ages. Bring your children, grandchildren, friends and neighbors for this wonderful event.
A special attraction this year is the participation of author, illustrator and opera singer Bryce Westervelt, the creator of the popular new children’s picture book series The Adventures of Pomodoro Penguin, about the pasta-loving penguin with his friends: the opera- singing turkey, geography-loving giraffe and best friend, an owl named Violet. His books are perfect for gift giving and he will be available to sign them.
Featured departments include attic treasures; jewelry; frozen soups to go; delectable homemade baked goods of all categories; homemade jams and pickles from homegrown cucumbers; beautiful raffle prizes; boutique items handcrafted by members; and quality vendors with merchandise to please all. Toys, books and games will be handled by the Church Youth Group.
The most popular attraction still remains the German/American Café, serving traditional pea soup, bratwurst, hot dogs and chicken salad with homemade cakes for a finale: the perfect place to meet friends for lunch. Free admission and ample parking at Church of Our Saviour, Lutheran, 1901 Northern Boulevard, across from Crate & Barrel. All are welcome to attend on Saturday,
Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
www.manhasset-lutheran.org.

Thanksgiving Food Drive

FoodDrive_110714AThe Manhasset High School “Interact Club” (Junior Rotarians), ” Neal’s on Wheels” also a MHS school club that solicits food for the needy all year long, along with the Real Estate Board of Manhasset and Port Washington have launched a Thanksgiving Food Drive for the Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN).   The food drive will start Nov. 1 and end on Friday, Nov. 21. [Read more...]

Burglaries Prompt More Police Patrols

Untitled-1A recent rash of burglaries has local residents of communities usually known for their peaceful, safe nature looking over their shoulders. So far, break-ins number in the double-digits, and frightened locals are demanding action from the authorities to bring security back to the area as soon as possible.
Areas affected by the burglaries have included Manhasset, Manhasset Hills, Herricks, Albertson, Searingtown and East Hills. [Read more...]

007 Star Filming In Sands Point

Actor Pierce Brosnan has been seen in Sands Point filming a new film named “Urge.”  The film  is a about a serial killer named Diana with a warped sense of family love. Aaron Kaufman, the director, was also on the set.

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Halloween Safety Tips

With daylight hours getting shorter, children are more likely to be trick-or-treating in the dark when it’s more difficult for drivers to see them.  According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data, twice as many children are killed in pedestrian/vehicle incidents on Halloween between 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. as compared to the same hours on other days throughout the years.

Here are a few tips you show know to keep you safe during Halloween:

  • Cross streets safely.  Cross at a corner, using signals and crosswalks.  Make eye contact with drivers before crossing.  Look left, right and left again when crossing, and keep looking as you cross.
  • Walk on well-lit sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.  Children should walk in familiar areas with minimal street crossings.
  • Be a safe pedestrian around cars.  Watch for cars that are turning or backing up.  Never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.  Do not use electronic devices while walking.
  • Costumes can be both creative and safe. Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers.  Masks can obstruct a child’s vision, so choose no-toxic face paint and make-up instead.  Children should carry flashlights in order to see and be seen.
  • Be especially alert.  Children are excited and may move in unpredictable ways.  Remember that popular trick-or-treating hours are during the typical rush-hour period between 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Drive slowly.  Slow down and anticipate heavier than usual pedestrian traffic.  Full headlights should be on so that children can be spotted from greater distances.
  •  Reduce distractions.  Eliminate driver distractions such as talking on the telephone or eating.

Although pedestrian safety is a main concern on Halloween, parents also need to keep in mind that there are other hazards for their children on this holiday.  For more tips on how to keep kids safe while walking on Halloween and throughout the year, visit http://www.usa.safekids.org and search Halloween.

Semper Fi Honoree Costelli

Matt Falcone of DetachFalcone_103114Ament 614 and Marine Corps League Commandant Vincent Annunziata presented a plaque to Manhasset resident Bernie Costelli for his generous contributions to the Semper Fi Fund. [Read more...]

Parents Matter

Manhasset CASA invCASA_102414Aites parents, students and residents to attend It’s a Fact…Parents Do Matter on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Manhasset High School. [Read more...]

Antique Roadshow On LI

AntiqueRoadshow_100314ANorth Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board, in conjunction the Department of Services for the Aging, will be presenting the Town’s 1st Annual “Antiques Roadshow” on Monday, Oct. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Clinton G. Martin Park in New Hyde Park.

The program will be co-hosted by the Museum of Interesting Things, a traveling interactive demonstration and exhibition of antiques and inventions. Their experienced curators will allow attendees to see and touch antiques and inventions that have shaped our history. Those who are attending the event may also bring a small item with to be informally appraised.

In addition, the Office of the Town Clerk will be on hand to share fun historical facts about the Town.

Celeb Photographer

When photographer Deborah Feingold moved to New York City in the late 1970s, her relationship with a jazz musician led her to embrace a spirit of improvisFeingold_102414Eation in her work. Early commissions for Chet Baker and Miles Davis led to work with Rolling Stone, GQ, The New York Times and Musician Magazine among others, and indelible images of Bono, Madonna, Mick Jagger, James Brown, Prince, Tina Turner, Tom Waits, Brian Eno, Philip Glass, Joey Ramone, and Sam Rivers,to name a few. [Read more...]