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NewHydePark.com Calendar

Village Board Meeting - May 21

Boy Scouts Meeting - May 22, 29

Pack 544 WEBELOS Wood Schiff Scout Reservation - May 17-19 

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 22,29

Boy Scout Meetings

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

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 2. 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 .

Thursday, May 30

Ribbon Cutting

Fork and Cleaver will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. at 783 Hillside Avenue in New Hyde Park. Please RSVP to my email address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Saturday, June 1

Soccer Clinic

The Garden City Park Soccer Club hold a free soccer clinic on Saturday, June 1 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Michael J. Tully Park in New Hyde Park. The clinic will focus on dribbling, passing and finishing.

Each child will receive a free T-shirt. For more information and to register, email 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

Tuesday, June 11

After Cancer Program       

The North Shore-LIJ Health System is presenting “The Path to Wellness after Cancer Survivorship Program: Medical Issues After Treatment Ends” program on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the conference room at the Monter Cancer Center, located at 450 Lakeville Road, Lake Success.

This program is for cancer survivors who have completed their active treatment; caregivers and family members are welcome as well. Mark Hoffman, MD, attending physician in the division of hematology/oncology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center will be the guest speaker for the evening. Pre-registration for the event is required. Contact Sharon Lerman, LCSW, at 718-470-8964, or Donna Vignola, LCSW, at 516-734-8816.

Friday, June 14

Eagle Court Of Honor

Boy Scout Troop 298 will hold an Eagle Court of Honor for Justin Rezin and Michael Fink on Friday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Marcus Christ Hall Community Center at 1420 Jericho Turnpike. To RSVP, call Andrew Rezin at 516-233-2533.

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.


News

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.

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice’s office confirmed it’s investigating allegations made towards a Long Island Little League coach, suggesting he kept $12,000 players raised for a trip to Cooperstown.

 

Parents were outraged and children heartbroken to find the team would not be going to Cooperstown this year. They say Merillon Sharks coach Vincent Carreca, of New Hyde Park, told kids they were ready to go a few days before the trip. Then parents, who called Dreams Park in Cooperstown to confirm meal plans, learned the Sharks were not registered for the event.

 

“This is a horrible thing that happened,” one parent said, who asked not to be identified.


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


Columns

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