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NewHydePark.com Calendar

Troop 298 Car Wash - May 11

Village Board Meeting - May 21

Ribbon Cutting - Mayu 13

Saturday, May 11

Troop 298 Car Wash

New Hyde Park Boy Scout Troop 298 will have their annual Car Wash on Saturday, May 11 in the Municipal Parking Lot ( corner of Jericho Tpke  and Lakeville Road from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Scouts will take donations to wash your vehicle, just in time for Mother’s Day.

Tuesday, May 21

Village Board Meeting

The Village of New Hyde Park will hold a village board meeting on Tuesday, May 21 in Village Hall at 1420 Jericho Turnpike in New Hyde Park at 8 p.m.

Wednesdays, 

May 15,22,29

Boy Scout Meetings

Boy Scout Troop 544 will hold troop meetings on Wednesdays, May 8,15,22,29 at the Manor Oaks School from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Monday, May 13

Ribbon Cutting

Owner Kal Gullapalli of Fork and Cleaver will hold a ribbon cutting on Monday, May 13 at 3 p.m., located at 783 Hillside Avenue in New Hyde Park. RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Friday, May 17

Cancer Support Group

Notre Dame’s Cancer Support Group meets every other Friday, at 9:15 a.m. at 9 Aberdeen Road, New Hyde Park (sign in front says:  Emmaus House of Prayer). Upcoming meetings are Friday, May 17 and 31. For more information, call Judy Coste at (631)-523-5406.

May 17-19 

Pack 544 WEBELOS Woods Schiff Scout Reservation

WEBELOS Woods is an outdoor program activity designed to aid in the WEBELOS to Scout transition plan. The purpose is to help form a desire to know more about Boy Scouting and give WEBELOS a preview of the thrills of Boy Scouting.

WEBELOS Woods gives Scouts an opportunity to take a step up from Cub Scouting by camping as a Boy Scout Troop does. The weekend is designed as a Patrol activity, much like a Boy Scout Camporee. The boys and adults will be participating in archery, first aid training, knot tying and games, religious services, campfire program and more.

Monday, May 20

Argo Civic Meeting

The Argo Civic Association of Elmont meeting will be held on Monday, May 20 at the Elmont Memorial Library at 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont at 7 p.m., in Meeting Room 1. The Association has invited Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice and Nassau County District Court Judge Andrew Engel and an Officer of the Fourth Precinct Police Processing Center to speak. Argo Civic Association can be reached at the following e-mail address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Sunday, June 2

New Hyde Park 8K (4.97 mile) Championship Race 

The New Hyde Park Running Club’s 36th annual 8K (4.97 Mile) a USA Track & Field LI Running, Race Walking, Individual & Team Grand Prix Championship Run/Walk will take place on Sunday, June 2, at the Denton Avenue School, on Denton Avenue.  There is also a 1/4-mile children’s run, which starts at 8 a.m. The 8K (4.97 Mile) Run will kick off at 8:30 a.m. and the two-mile Fitness Walk starts at 8:35 a.m.  Rain or shine.

Proceeds to benefit Nassau County’s Firefighter’s Operation Wounded Warrior. Volunteers/runners/walkers/sponsors raffle prizes are welcomed.  Please visit our website for more information:http://www.newhydeparkrunners.com/Home.html

Weekly Events

•Boy Scout Troop 200 Of Williston Park meets every Monday between 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church located at Willis Ave. and Winthrop St., Williston Park. Boys 11 to 17 are welcome to join.

•Irish American Society Social Gatherings every Monday at the Irish American Center, 297 Willis Ave., Mineola, from noon to 3 p.m. In the tradition and mission of the Irish American Society, we are here to make all welcome and be part of the local community. Bring lunch. Coffee and tea will be served. Play cards, board games or just sit and socialize. A film once a month. Ladies and gents welcome. Free to all. Call Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 746-9392 or 742-8080.

•Relapse Prevention Support Groups are held by the LI Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in its Williston Park Office, 207 Hillside Ave. Groups are facilitated by professional staff trained to help you or a loved one successfully transition from inpatient treatment back home or into a sober living environment. Aftercare and support following substance abuse treatment is an essential part of maintaining sobriety and creating a strong foundation for recovery. Call Jeffrey L. Reynolds 747-2606, ext. 12 or Steve Chassman, ext. 17.

•Gam-Anon Support Group holds an anonymous meeting for spouses, adult children over 18, family and friends of those whose lives have been affected by a gambling problem. Held on Thursdays at Temple Emanuel, Hillside Ave., New Hyde Park at 8 p.m. For more information call the 24-hour hotline: 631-321-2883.

Monthly Events

•AARP #1868 Williston Park area meets on the first Monday of the month at 1:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post No. 144 Hall at 730 Willis Avenue in Williston Park Coffee and cake following meeting. New members welcome. Call 742-0465 for more information.

•Look Good...Feel Better sponsored by LIJ Medical Center in association with the National Cosmetology Association, the Toiletry Fragrance Association and the American Cancer Society. The program reaches out to women with cancer and teaches them how to best apply makeup and wear their hair while undergoing cancer treatment. Meets on the second Monday of every month at LIJ Medical Center, 27005 76th Ave., New Hyde Park. Reservations suggested, but not required. Call Harriet Pine or Selma Robinton 718-470-7094. All women who attend receive a make-up kit filled with brand-name cosmetics valued at over $200.

•VFW Post #5253 meets every second and fourth Wednesday of the month (only on the second Wednesday in the summer, November and December) at 8 p.m. at 155 Searingtown Rd., Albertson. For more information call 833-7536.

•Mineola Chapter Order Of The Eastern Star meets every first and third Thursday at 8 p.m. at the New Hyde Park Elks Lodge, 901 Lakeville Rd., New Hyde Park. Call 354-0377 for more information.

VFW Post #5253 Auxiliary holds its meeting on the second Thursday of each month at 8 p.m. at 155 Searingtown Road in Albertson. Refreshments served after the meeting. For more information call 746-9676.

News

Last year Manhasset Park District Commissioner Mark Sauvigne was thinking about running for the office of Manhasset-Lakeville Fire & Water District Commissioner, but he sensed the timing wasn’t right. The district covers Manhasset and parts of Great Neck and north New Hyde Park. Commissioner terms are for three years.

 

“About a year ago I was approached by various members of the Manhasset Lakeville Fire Department, asking me if I would be interested in running for the office of the Fire/ Water

Commissioner,” said Sauvigne. “Although I was honored to be considered, I wasn’t sure the timing was right, so I put the decision off for a year. In the meantime, when the communication tower controversy occurred in October of 2013, I knew it was time to get involved.”

When it comes to fitness, getting off the couch is half the battle.

 

Plenty of people start each day with the best of intentions, but plans to eat healthy and get to the gym often fall by the wayside with even the most shoddy of excuses. But a New

Hyde Park native is bringing physical fitness to the front door with a mobile, personal traning regimen focusing on individualized one-on-one fitness, group sessions and corporate fitness. 


Sports

The students of Herricks High School were treated to a “Blast from the Past” as the Herricks High School Class of 1964 during this year’s Homecoming celebration.  Approximately 60 members of the class of 1964 arrived at the high school on homecoming day for a tour of their alma mater.  Most of these alumni had not been back to the high school since graduating 50 years ago.

 

All were impressed with the changes that have taken place and with the friendly demeanor of our high school students. One alumnus became teary eyed when he ventured out into the courtyard.

Despite a disappointing playoff loss against the Wantagh Warriors, Sewanhaka Indians Head Coach George Kasimatis, is pleased with his football team’s season. 

“I’m proud of my team,” he said. “But you are never satisfied unless you win the whole thing.”

 

The Indians faced a big challenge this year, moving up into Conference II left them as the new kids on the block, unfamiliar with the teams they would be going against. 

Kasimatis will have a tall task next year replacing graduating seniors, which made up most of his starting lineup. Kasimatis said most of the offensive line, such as Danny Gianotti, Adrian Gonzalez and Louis Segarra III, and the defensive line, such as Justin Alexandre, Peter LaTorre and Peter Militano are seniors, many of which have started multiple years for him. 


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