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Fencing Teams Are Division Champs

Junior Macy Meng, reigning Nassau County champion in girls épée, scored a touch during a fencing tournament. (Photo courtesy of The Southerner)

Junior Macy Meng, reigning Nassau County champion in girls épée, scored a touch during a fencing tournament.
(Photo courtesy of The Southerner)

The North High School Girls and Boys Fencing Teams and the South High School Girls Fencing Team have clinched their respective Division titles.

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Town Officials Celebrate Chinese New Year 

From left: Master of Ceremonies David Lin, Nassau County Legislator Ellen Birnbaum, New York State Senator Jack Martins, North Hempstead Councilwoman Lee Seeman, North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Great Neck Chinese Association President Shuna Luk, North Hempstead Councilwoman Anna Kaplan, Great Neck Park District Commissioners Daniel Nachmanoff, Robert Lincoln and Frank Cilluffo, New York State Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel and Great Neck Chinese Association Advisor Betty Leong

From left: Master of Ceremonies David Lin, Nassau County Legislator Ellen Birnbaum, New York State Senator Jack Martins, North Hempstead Councilwoman Lee Seeman, North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Great Neck Chinese Association President Shuna Luk, North Hempstead Councilwoman Anna Kaplan, Great Neck Park District Commissioners Daniel Nachmanoff, Robert Lincoln and Frank Cilluffo, New York State Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel and Great Neck Chinese Association Advisor Betty Leong

On Jan. 31, at Great Neck North High School, Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and Councilwomen Anna Kaplan and Lee Seeman attended the Chinese New Year Festival. The program, hosted by the Great Neck Chinese Association, included Chinese drums, a traditional Chinese orchestra chorus, dancing, Chinese yo-yo and more. The celebration marked the beginning of the year 4714 on the Chinese calendar, the Year of the Monkey.

Troop 10 Camps On Kittatinny Mountains

Troop10_120215.IOn a sunny and cool weekend, Troop 10 of Great Neck had its third of their annual fall camping trips.

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Iranian Mother’s Association Raises Awareness

From left, front row: Honorable Mojgan Lancman, panel member; Mahnaz Rabizadeh, IMA vice president; Dr. Maryam Broukhim, panel member; Parvaneh Sarraf, IMA president; Councilwoman Anna Kaplan, panel member; and Jacqueline Harounian, attorney and panel member; back row: IMA Board Members Shida Mizrahi, Farangiss Sedaghatpour, Sima Alvandi, Edna Khalily, Nora Khalili, Farnaz Simhaee (IMA vice president), Madeline Yousefzadeh, Flora Simhaee, Shideh Ahdoot, Helen Lalezari and Sheila Soufian; and not pictured: Board Member Mina Khordipour

From left, front row: Honorable Mojgan Lancman, panel member; Mahnaz Rabizadeh, IMA vice president; Dr. Maryam Broukhim, panel member; Parvaneh Sarraf, IMA president; Councilwoman Anna Kaplan, panel member; and Jacqueline Harounian, attorney and panel member; back row: IMA Board Members Shida Mizrahi, Farangiss Sedaghatpour, Sima Alvandi, Edna Khalily, Nora Khalili, Farnaz Simhaee (IMA vice president), Madeline Yousefzadeh, Flora Simhaee, Shideh Ahdoot, Helen Lalezari and Sheila Soufian; and not pictured: Board Member Mina Khordipour

The Iranian Mother’s Association (IMA) hosted a panel discussion at Beth Hadassah Synagogue in Great Neck, which was comprised of accomplished women who spoke about their inspirations, goals and paths to achievement.

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Calling All Children For Vacation Recreation Day

During school break, kids can enjoy a fun staycation day at Tully Park.

During school break, kids can enjoy a fun staycation day at Tully Park.

During the February school break, a Vacation Recreation Day for children will be hosted by Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the North Hempstead Town Board in conjunction with the Department of Parks and Recreation on Tuesday, Feb. 16, beginning at 1 p.m.

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Finally, Best Market Opens

Photos by Sheri ArbitalJacoby

Photos by Sheri ArbitalJacoby

The wait is over. Tonight, you can get off the train and pick up everything you need for dinner. Ready to delight voracious appetites, Best Market had a soft open at 10 this morning—and it looks like the supermarket will satisfy the neighborhood’s hunger for a comprehensive grocery store.

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GN Rotary Club Greets New Chamber President

Great Neck Rotary President Leonard N. Katz (left) with Scott Zimmerman, the newly elected president of the Great Neck Chamber of Commerce

Great Neck Rotary President Leonard N. Katz (left) with Scott Zimmerman, the newly elected president of the Great Neck Chamber of Commerce

By Neo Botvinik

Scott Zimmerman, the newly elected president of the Great Neck Chamber of Commerce, was the featured speaker at a recent weekly breakfast meeting of the Rotary Club of Great Neck. [Read more…]

Senator Requests Federal Funds For Lighthouse

Photos by Sheri ArbitalJacoby

Photos by Sheri ArbitalJacoby

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer called on the National Park Service (NPS) to provide $165,000 in federal funding to help rehabilitate the Town of North Hempstead’s historic Stepping Stones Lighthouse, which has fallen into disrepair. The lighthouse, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, dates back to 1877 and remains an aid to navigation as well as an important educational structure.

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JFK Takes Virtual Tour Of Kennedy Museum

Photo by Jessica K. Vega

Photo by Jessica K. Vega

In conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the John F. Kennedy School, the students had a personal electronic tour of the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum via FaceTime. [Read more…]

GN’s Jenna El-Sawaf Named LuHi Student Of The Month

LuHiStudent_111815.ALong Island Lutheran Middle & High School named Jenna El-Sawaf, an 11th grader from Great Neck, as Student of the Month. To receive this recognition, students must exemplify academic excellence as well as character and service to fellow students.