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Inclusive Sports Clinic At Hofstra

Children of all abilities welcome to play

From the same organization who brought the all-inclusive playground to Eisenhower Park, Let All The Children Play (LATCP) of Jericho will host an all-inclusive sports clinic at Hofstra University on Saturday, Feb. 8. Hofstra’s student-athletes will be coaching baseball, softball, and soccer to child and young adult participants.

The event registration will begin at 3 p.m. at The Fitness Center on Hofstra’s campus, 235 Hofstra University Drive, and is free to all who wish to participate, open to all children, those with and without disabilities. Due to NCAA regulations, not all high school-aged students (grades 9-12) are eligible to participate. For information on registering for this special event, please contact Shea at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-597-4937 ext. 1091.

The sports clinics will run until 6 p.m., with a light dinner provided before heading over to the Hofstra Pride men’s basketball game. LATCP clinic participants and their families will receive complimentary tickets to the game, beginning at 7 p.m.

LATCP will also hold fundraising event at Governor’s Comedy Club, at 90 Division Avenue, in Levittown on Thursday, Jan. 23, a fun night filled with many laughs. Doors open at 6 p.m. Guests must arrive by 7 p.m. Audience guests must be 18 or older. Two beverage minimum required. Visit www.govs.com for information.

The LATCP playground is located near parking field 4 in Eisenhower Park. Let ALL The Children Play (LATCP) is a recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and all contributions are tax-deductible. Event sponsorships are also available. Visit www.LATCP.org for more information about the organization and its upcoming events.

News

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. That’s just what a Hicksville baker is doing, except in her case it isn’t lemons, but a gluten-free diet. Her lemonade stand of choice is her brand new gluten-free eatery, “Jac’s Bakeshop and Bistro,” which held its grand opening on April 12.  

“I’m a baker who can’t even eat wheat or eggs,” said owner Jaclyn Messina, chuckling at the irony.

There’s a lot you can do in 99 minutes. You could cook dinner, play a non-stop soccer game, watch a romantic comedy or hang out with Odysseus, Achilles and Hercules. If you chose the last option, Hicksville High School’s upcoming theatre production of The Iliad, The Odyssey, and All of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less  is the place for you.

The mouthful of a title says it all. The cast will take on over 80 characters as they speed through all of Greek mythology, including popular tales such as The Iliad and The Odyssey, in a little over an hour and a half.


Sports

Vito Sciascia was recently named Hicksville Soccer Club’s Volunteer of the Year at the 2014 Long Island Junior Soccer League 2014 Kick-off Convention.

Sciascia started coaching travel soccer in 1998 for a boys team, the Flash, who later changed their names to the Muddogs. He could always be found at various sporting fields trying to recruit new soccer players. He would make each of these boys feel important and there was always room for another player. He tried to never turn a child away and when other coaches were having trouble with a boy he would take them on his team, no one was ever too much for him. Sciascia found the good in all those boys and they in return respected him. He took them to many tournaments and solicited enough sponsorship so that it was never a financial burden on their families.

Cantiague Park Senior Men’s Golf League had its first tournament on Thursday April 4. Twenty golfers came out on on a crisp but sunny morning. Charlie Hong was the only man to score under a 40, with a 38 and won for low overall score. Jim O’ Brien  scored a 41, and won low overall net in a tie-breaker with Mike Guerriero.

Competition on the nine-hole course is divided into two divisions. Flight A is for players with a handicap of 13 or lower. Flight B is for players with a handicap of 14 or more. The league is a 100 percent handicap league. Any man 55 years or older is eligible for membership. We have many openings for this year, and you can sign up anytime throughout the the season.


Calendar

The Acchords Concert

April 26

Senior Citizen Luncheon

May 1

Curtains

May 1-3



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