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Class Reunion Of Class Of 1965
Saturday, October 27

St. John’s Fair
Saturday, November 3

Temple Tikvah Annual Rummage Sale
Sunday, November 11


Saturday, October 27

Class Reunion Of Class Of 1965

The graduating class of Holy Ghost School, 1965, is sponsoring a reunion for all Holy Ghost/Holy Spirit students Saturday, October 27 at 6 p.m. at Umberto’s Restaurant and Pizzeria. Many a story of struggling families sending large numbers of children through parochial school will be remembered. Amazingly, most of the classes numbered 60 or more students with only one teacher, usually a nun. The class of ’65 has the distinction of being the last class to be so named before the change was made to Holy Spirit. These blue and white uniformed baby boomers started first grade in what was then a rickety older wooden building in disrepair, with the classrooms separated by army surplus parachutes hanging as dividers. To make room for the new school, the Catholic Church built in 1892 for Polish immigrants was moved from the northeast corner on Jericho Turnpike at S. 6th Street, directly west toward the rectory, and then sadly, later demolished. Tickets can be purchased through Paypal on the Facebook webpage “Holy Ghost New Hyde Park.” Additional activities may be planned. Email Ed Knapp at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information. Seating is limited. Renowned guitarist Terry Brady will provide music.


Monday, October 29

A Spiritual Call To Ban Fracking

Join faith and community leaders in urging Governor Cuomo to ban fracking. Vigils to protect land and water will be followed by a potluck supper. Please bring food to share. The event, which begins at 6 p.m., takes place at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, located at 48 Shelter Rock Road in Manhasset.


Wednesday, October 31

Kabbalah Course

“The Kabbalah of You: A Guide to Unlocking Your Hidden Potential”. A six-week course from the Jewish Learning Institute that will explore what it is that makes the real you, enabling you to discover new depths of meaning that will have an impact on every aspect of your life. Six Wednesdays beginning Oct. 31 to Dec. 5 (excluding Nov. 21) from 8 to 9:30 p.m. At Chabad of Roslyn, 75 Powerhouse Rd., Roslyn Heights. Fee: $99 which includes textbook and all materials. Couples discount: 10% off. Not sure? Sign up and try the first class free. To register or for more information, visit: www.ChabadRoslyn.com or call 516-484-3500 or e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Saturday, November 3

Fall Fair

Presbyterian Church in Garden City will host a fall fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be handmade items, jewelry, bakery and deli goods, raffles and much more. The church is located at the corner of New Hyde Park Rd. and Chester Ave. Entrance is on Adams St. For more information, call 354-1848.

St. John’s Fair

Hosted by the Ladies’ Aid of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Willis Ave. and Cornell St., Williston Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Homemade baked goods, stationery, gifts, handicrafts, white elephant items, gently used toys, and more. Proceeds will go to various missions. Moderately priced refreshments will be available during the day. Free. For information call 516-742-5858.


Sunday, November 11

Temple Tikvah Annual Rummage Sale

Temple Tikvah of New Hyde Park will hold its annual rummage sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Monday, Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon. Highlights this year include costume jewelry, watches, pocket books, clothes, shoes, books and household items. Vintage fashion finds and great bargains. Temple Tikvah is located at 3315 Hillside Ave., in New Hyde Park.


Upcoming Events

Gold Coast Film Festival From October 24 to October 28

The Gold Coast International Film Festival will be held from Oct. 24 to Oct. 28 the films will be shown in Manhasset, Roslyn, Great Neck and Port Washington. Venues for many of the events and parties include renowned Gold Coast mansions, including NYIT’s de Seversky Mansion (former DuPont estate), the Oheka Castle, commissioned by Otto Kahn, and the former Chrysler Mansion (currently on the grounds of the United States Merchant Marine Academy). For tickets or further information, please go on Facebook at facebook.com/gciff.

According to the organizers, the festival will include “feature length narrative, documentary and short film competitions with the Panavision and Deluxe Audience Awards; an out-of-competition series that will focus on classics and forgotten gems; foreign films; conversations with prominent members of the film community; and signature series, panels and special events.”

This year’s honorees include Ed Burns The Brothers McMullen, She’s the One, Saving Private Ryan, an actor, producer, director, and writer, who will receive the “Artist of Distinction” Filmmaker Award. A special screening of his latest film, The Fitzgerald Family Christmas will be presented during the festival.

Nelson DeMille – a best-selling author who wrote The Gold Coast, The Gate House, The General’s Daughter – will receive the festival’s Gold Coast Legend Award honor.

The lineup of films will be announced in October, but categories will include Iconic Hollywood: screenings of a classic silent film with live music accompaniment as well as conversations with Hollywood power personalities and more.

Heroes: a tribute in film and television to those who protect and defend our nation; films, broadcast, visual and musical presentations.

The Best of Long Island: films and candid conversations with producers, directors and writers from LI that have made an impact on the film industry.

Movies that Rock: films that tell stories about some of our most famous musicians and bands.

Animation: master class with Oscar-nominated animation artist Bill Plympton, featuring his latest film program featuring the best-animated shorts of New York’s Children’s Film Festival.

At the Long Island Children’s Museum

Upcoming events at the Long Island Children’s Museum include: Early Childhood Programs stART (Story plus Art): Tuesday to Friday from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Music and Movement: Wednesday and Friday from 11:30 a.m. to noon. Messy Afternoons: Saturday, Sunday, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Fee: $3 with museum admission ($2 LICM members). For additional information, contact 224-5800 or visit www.licm.org.

News

Following her uncontested election last month, trustee Donna Squicciarino was officially sworn in by Mayor Robert Lofaro for a one year term on Monday, April 7. 

 

Squicciarino is the second woman in New Hyde Park’s 86-year history to serve as trustee. Florence Lisanti was the first woman to serve on the board, whose term expired in 2001.

 

“I think it’s great,” said Squicciarino. “We needed a woman at the table with a different point of view. We have a lot of different perspectives that guide the village in the right direction.”

At the April 3 meeting of the Herricks Board of Education, it was revealed that New York State’s recently passed budget has allotted a larger-than-anticipated amount of aid for schools; this has resulted in an additional $360,000 for the district to use for its 2014-2015 budget.

 

According to Board of Education President James Gounaris, the 2014-2015 Herricks budget was already adopted, on March 20; after the surprise boost in state aid, the budget was adjusted and re-adopted at the April 3 meeting, with the additional funds allocated toward restoring some budgetary cuts made to the district in recent years.


Sports

Sewanhaka High School’s seventh grade girl’s basketball team finished with an undefeated season, coached by Alison Leighton and assistant coach Myeishay Brooks. 

 

“With an incredible starting five, and depth throughout the roster, the team showed that with talent and determination, they can do anything,” Leighton said. “Not only were they an unbelievable team to coach, they were sportswomen on the court, and gave one hundred percent effort in their games, and practices.”

Most tourists travel to see the sights and eat the food. But New Hyde Park resident Dr. Peter Douris recently flew to South Korea for a different reason entirely. He spent a week in the southern mountains testing for 5th degree black belt in the Korean martial art of Soo Bahk Do. 

 

Douris was part of a group from Kwon’s Karate studio in Manhasset, where they’ve all trained for many years with their instructor, Master H.Y. Kwon, a ninth level black belt.

 

In Korea, their days began at 6 a.m. and continued until very late.


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