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Nassau Notebook: 9/11 Ceremony, Driving Range Special

A weekly look-in at the news of Nassau County.

Mangano Announces 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

With the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks approaching, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced earlier this week that the county will honor the memory of those who lost their lives. The rremembrance ceremony will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre in Eisenhower Park.

Participating in the ceremony will be former New York City Fire Commissioner Tom Van Essen, Bishop William Murphy of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, Rabbi Dr. Marc Gellman of the Temple Beth Torah in Melville, the United States Marine Corps District Honor Guard, the Nassau County Police Department Pipe and Drum Band and Color Guard, many Nassau County Fire Departments, Long Island Harmonizers, and the North Shore Pops.

Names of Nassau County residents who lost their lives in the attacks will be read by family members at Lakeside Theatre, adjacent to Nassau County’s 9/11 Memorial in Eisenhower Park. The memorial features two semi-transparent aluminum towers, representing the World Trade Center towers, rising 30 feet from a fountain, and also contains two pieces of steel recovered from the World Trade Center.

Immediately following the remembrance ceremony, attendees will participate in a candle light vigil at the county’s 9/11 Memorial.

Medieval Festival Announced

The Sands Point Preserve great lawn, baronial Castle Gould and Hempstead House provide the perfect backdrop for the annual Medieval Festival. The popular weekend event, which features knights in shining armor, medieval archers and kings and queens, will take place this year on Sept. 10-11 and 17–18, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The admission for the festival at the Sands Point Preserve is $12 for adults and $6 for children ages 4-14. Children under 4 years of age are free with a parent.

For more information, call (516) 571-7900 or visit www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.

"Early Bird Special" Announced for County Driving Ranges

Mangano announced Monday that commencing Aug. 16, residents will have an opportunity to pay one price and receive unlimited refills of their bucket Monday through Friday, from 7 to 9 a.m., at any of Nassau County’s three driving ranges.

The driving ranges participating in the promotion are located at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow (516-572-0336); Cantiague Park in Hicksville (516-571-7061); and North Woodmere Park (516-571-7814).

The $10 “Early Bird Special” is open to all residents.

For more information about the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums, please call (516) 572-0200 or visit www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.

Robert Longabardi August 20, 2011 at 02:43 PM
Another political move, look what I've done for you. Not a good idea. Most people are getting ready for work, getting their kids ready for school, etc. at this time. How about something that we all could use at about 11am to 1pm. Then you have done something for the resident of Nassau Count and not another "lip service." Bob Longabardi
Mac August 20, 2011 at 03:57 PM
Correct me if I am wrong Robert but wouldnt the people getting ready for work at 7-9am be working at 11-1pm? I couldnt use 11-1pm so it wouldnt be for all would it? Also not sure how this is lip service. I am sure all the am golfers at eisenhauer and cantiague would love to use this 10.00 all you can hit. Played an outing at eisenhauer 2 weeks ago and paid for a few buckets at that same time to get loosen up. Not lip service just an "early bird special". What you are looking for is to complain. They could offer nothing. That is probably their slowest time and may draw some people. It is actually smart business get people in there to spend at an otherwise low spending time.
John Cocchiola August 20, 2011 at 04:01 PM
I work nights. I wish someone would have checked with me first, they never do!
Mac August 20, 2011 at 05:45 PM
Damn I wish is was a "under the lights" special. They didnt check with me either.

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