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Sunday, January 13

New Year Luncheon

The Floral Park Historical Society will host its annual New Year Luncheon on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 at Duggan’s Restaurant in Floral Park.  Members and friends are invited. The festive buffet lunch, including appetizers, entrée, beverages and dessert is $30 per person. Reserve before Jan. 9.  Mail checks payable to the FPHS, 113 South Tyson Avenue, Floral Park.  For information call 516 775-6849.

Wednesday, January 16

AARP Meeting

The AARP Village Chapter No. 5183 will be meeting from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Clinton Martin Park in New Hyde Park. New members are invited to come to the meeting and sign up. You must have a National AARP membership. 

Winthrop-University Hospital’s Free Mini-Med School

Attention adults: do you have an affinity for science and learning? Not doing much this winter?  If so, then come hear from experts from Winthrop-University Hospital as you learn how the body functions.
 Winthrop’s free Mini-Med School Adult Education program begins on Wednesday, Jan. 16 and will be offered for a total of five weekly sessions through Wednesday, Feb. 13. Topics and sessions include:

Jan. 16 – The Cardiovascular And Endocrine Systems

Jan. 23 – The Nervous And Musculoskeletal Systems

·Jan. 30 – The Reproductive And Gastrointestinal Systems

Feb. 6 –   Dermatology And Ophthalmology

·Feb. 13 – The Respiratory System And Preventative Medicine

Classes will be held from 7 – 9 p.m. in the Dr. Martin Spatz Conference Center, located in the lower level of the main Hospital at 259 First St. in Mineola. Admission is free but space is limited and registration is required. To register for one or more of the sessions, please call 516-663-2234.

Thursday, January 17

Officer Installation 

The Greater New Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce will hold Gala Dinner and Chinese Auction coinciding with its Annual Installation of Directors and Officers Ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 6 p.m. at the Inn at New Hyde Park at 214 Jericho Turnpike. It’s $30 per person, which comes with a full dinner.

Please contact Jerry Baldassaro at 516-542-1409 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you’d like to donate a prize for the raffle.

Sunday, January 20

Lecture At Hofstra University

The Archeological Institute of America Lecture, Dr. Deborah Carlson will presents “The excavation of a Late Hellenistic Column Wreck at Kiilburun, Turkey” from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Public Room 105 Breslin Hall, Hofstra University. The remains of a ship carrying a marble column gives insight into the process of quarrying, transportation and monumental construction of the Greeks. Dr. Carlson is president of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology at Texas A & M University. 

For more information, call 631-420- 1564 email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Sunday, February 10

Handel’s Israel In Egypt

The Waldorf Choral Society presents Handel’s Israel in Egypt with chorus, soloists and full orchestra at 3 p.m. at The Presbyterian Church of Garden City, 91 Chester Ave., Garden City. Adults $20/seniors and students $18. For more information, call 516-747-4457.

Upcoming Events

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 516-224-5800 or visit www.licm.org.

Ongoing Events

Elmont American Legion Post 1033

It’s time to highlight Elmont American Legion Post 1033 located in the impressive building on Hill Ave. Besides providing great Memorial Day parades, the post is involved in many programs that benefit the community. Veterans are welcome to join this organization and become part of a group devoted to the betterment of the community. Call 354-9884. 

Thrift Shop

The thrift shop at the Floral Park United Methodist Church located at 35 Verbena Ave., is now open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays. There is a wide selection of household items, jewelry, antiques, clothing, as well as a Christmas room and Halloween decorations.

Clutterers Anonymous

Clutterers Anonymous (CLA), a 12-step self-help group, offers help and support to those who have clutter problems in their homes or workplace. Meets every Thursday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 265 Asbury Ave., in Westbury. There are no dues or fees. For more information, call 866-800-3881 or visit: www.ClutterersAnonymous.net.

Defensive Driving Courses

Six-hour course conducted by the AAA NY in the Garden City office located at 229 7th St. Save money; reduce violation points; sharpen skills. The cost is $39 for AAA members; $32 Plus members; $32 members 60 and older; $32 members 16-24 years old; $49 nonmembers; special group rates available. Dates and rates subject to change. Online class available. Visit AAA.com/DefensiveDriving. Reservations required. Call 516-873-2381. The following dates are offered:

• Dec. 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

• Dec. 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

• Jan. 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

• Jan.6 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

• Jan.14 & 15 from 6:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

• Jan. 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

• Jan. 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

• Jan. 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

• Jan. 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Free Breast Cancer Support Groups 

The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer program is offering new support groups. There is no cost for any group; however pre-registration is required. Additional groups are formed upon request, including groups for men with breast cancer and family members. All groups meet at Adelphi University School of Social Work in Garden City. For more information call Sandi Kafenbaum, LCSW, at 516-877-4314, or the Breast Cancer Hotline at 800-877-8077. 

•Support group for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer will meet weekly for eight weeks from 7 to 8:30 p.m. 

•Support group for women post treatment will meet weekly for eight weeks from 7 to 8:30 p.m. 

•Support group for young women with breast cancer will meet weekly for eight weeks from 7 to 8:30 p.m. 

•Support group for women with metastatic breast cancer will meet weekly for eight weeks from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

•A telephone support group for women with breast cancer will be held weekly for eight weeks from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Little League Registration Now Open

The Merillon Athletic Association (MAA), home of the Merillon Little League and Merillon Sharks Travel Program, would like to announce that registration for Spring 2013 is currently open. For more information, please visit www.merillonaa.com to register today.

Monthly Cancer Support Group

Franklin Hospital’s cancer support group will meet on Monday, Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. in the former coffee shop at North Shore LIJ Franklin Hospital in Valley Stream. (Please note the new location for 2013.) The group regularly meets the first Monday of every month from 2 to 4 p.m. It is open to all cancer survivors, including family members and is ideal for people who need someone to talk to about the illness. Discussions include new medicines and treatments, advice on how to cope and also provides emotional support. Additional information about the monthly meetings, or those seeking assistance and information concerning cancer are urged to contact group advisors Anna Rossetti at 516-256-6025 or Meg Wehrum, RN at 516-256-6478.

South Nassau Hospital Offers Parent-Child Education Classes And Support Groups

The following classes will be held in January 2013:

Wednesday, Jan. 2

Prepared Childbirth Class, 7-9 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 7 

Mommy & Baby Yoga, 12:30 -1:45 p.m.

Preparation for Breastfeeding, 7-9 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 8

Breastfeeding Support Group, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Prenatal Yoga Class, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 9 

Prepared Childbirth Class, 7-9 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 10

Maternity Orientation, 7:30-8:30 p.m., South Nassau’s Conf. Room A

Sunday, Jan. 13

Prepared Childbirth Class, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 14

Mommy & Baby Yoga, 12:30-1:45 p.m.

Sibling Class, 4:30-5:45 p.m., South Nassau’s Albert Conf. Room 

Tuesday, Jan. 15

Prenatal Yoga Class, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 16

Prepared Childbirth Class, 7-9 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 21 

Baby Care Class, 7-9 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 22

Breastfeeding Support Group, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Prenatal Yoga Class, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 23

Prepared Childbirth Class, 7-9 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 24

Maternity Orientation, 7:30-8:30 p.m., South Nassau’s Conf. Room A

Monday, Jan. 28

Mommy & Baby Yoga, 12:30-1:45 p.m.

 

News

The New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District is planning improvements to a district that has already seen much success in recent years. The school year has only just begun and the Board of Ed is already setting its sights on the future. 

 

At the Sept. 8 board of education meeting, Superintendent Robert Katulak’s monthly report outlined the major goals set for the district last month. While approved in August, the three goals were made available to the public this month and each target different areas for improvement throughout the district. 

 

The first goal deals with English Language Learners (ELL) within the student population. ELL students are those that speak a language other than English at home and score below proficient on assessments. 

Senator Jack Martins discussed education, business and drug use among other topics in a an exclusive interview with this newspaper and FiOS 1 News. He’s currently seeking re-election in November, being challenged by Democrat Adam Haber. Pointing to what he called “key legislation,” particularly the tax cap legislation passed in 2011 and prescription drug bill he helped shepherd to enactment, Martins feels New York State is on track to continue fiscal responsibility.

 

“In these last four years, we’ve had four balanced budgets, we’ve cut taxes working together, we have paid off debt, streamlined government, kept spending below 2 percent each one of those years,” Martins said.


Sports

Sewanhaka boys soccer coach Peter Burgess wasn’t sure how long his team’s playoff drought was when it was broken last season. 

 

“Somebody said it was 13 years,” said Burgess, whose entering his fourth year coaching varsity. “But I think it was five or six, I don’t know maybe longer.”

 

But one thing’s for certain, he wants to keep last year’s momentum going. 

 

The Indians, who started their season with a 3-0 loss at Hewlett, will aim for their second straight trip to the playoffs this year. 

The Sewanhaka Indians made their Nassau Conference II debut with a bang.  The Indians opened their season at home against the Calhoun Colts, unsure what to expect, as all they had ever seen of the Colts was one tape of a scrimmage. 

 

“It was nerve raking leading up to the game,” said Head Coach George Kasimatis. “We weren’t sure what to expect on offense or defense, you have to guess early on. “

 

But it didn’t take the Indians long to introduce themselves to the conference, as junior, Quarterback, Elijah Tracey broke a 75-yard run taking it the distance to put the Indians up early, which ended in a 27-7 rout of the Colts. 


Calendar

Town Zoning Meeting - September 17

Herricks Meeting - September 18

Bike Safety Day - September 21


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