Wednesday, 04 December 2013 13:23
Boy Scout Troop 200
Farmer’s MarketsEvery Saturday
The Beacon Church in New Hyde Park will hold its Christmas Fest on Saturday, Dec. 7. The party begins at 6 p.m., with a tree lighting at 6:15 p.m. For more information, visit www.visitbeacon.com. The church is located at 1045 Lakeville Road, south of Hillside Avenue.
• 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.
• Farmer’s Markets are held every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come buy local produce, breads, pickles and other goods at the municipal parking lot on Jericho Turnpike just west of New Hyde Park Road, across from Village Hall. Rain or shine until November.
Needle Arts Circle
Wednesdays, Dec. 4, 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. Bring your favorite projects and stitch away.
AARP Defensive Driving
Registration for this program opens at 10:15 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 9. The class will be on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 10. The new prices will be $20 for AARP members; $25 for non-members. Out of District residents will be put on a Wait List.
On Monday, Dec. 9, from 1 – 3 p.m., Volunteer Ruth Kazdan provides information and referral services for seniors at the library.
Wolverine, PG13, 126 mins.
Monday, Dec. 9 at 1:30 p.m. Starring Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Tao Okamoto. When Wolverine is summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, he is embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons.
Project Hope’s Resiliency Workshop
Monday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. Everyone has faced challenges in life: job stresses, unemployment, serious illnesses, physical or emotional trauma, loss of a home – or loss of a loved one. It is normal to react to these stressors but it is most important that we do not let them overwhelm us but allow our resilience to triumph over them. Register by phone or email at
Girl Most Likely PG13, 103 min.
Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 6:45 p.m. Starring Kristen Wiig, Annette Bening, Matt Dillon Imogene, a failed New York playwright, hits the skids with her career and romance forcing a return to her New Jersey roots, her eccentric mother and younger brother. She comes to realize that, if she’s ever to stand on her own, she must accept her family and her roots and build on a stable foundation.
All programs require pre-registration and priority is given to residents of SD #5 and NHP Village.
Jump For Joy With Joyce Oddo
Thursday, Dec. 5 at 11 a.m. Ages: 18 mos- 4 years (parent or caretaker) Join this fun-filled program filled with music, puppets, parachutes, dancing, costumes, and instruments.
Deck The Halls Craft
Fun With Joanne
Friday, Dec. 6. Ages: 2-5 years, with caregiver at 1 p.m. Grades: K-4 at 4 p.m. Grades: 5 and up at 6:30 p.m.Create a holiday decoration. Fee: $2.
Children’s Movie: Polar Express
Friday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. Children must be pre-registered and accompanied by an adult.
Toys In The Attic
Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 5:30 p.m. Grades 2 and up. Registration has begun for this program which combines science with toys; the participants will create a simple toy.
Deck The Halls
Register on Wednesday, Dec. 11; program will be on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 5:30 p.m. Grades: K-1; holiday stories and crafts.
Mosaic Snowman Workshop
Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 5:30 p.m. for grades 2 and up. Registration has begun. Children will create a winter scene using faux gems, crystals and beautiful beads. Fee: $2
Last Updated (Monday, 29 November 1999 19:00) Wednesday, 12 March 2014 00:00
The Sewanhaka Central High School District’s ad hoc committee is still reviewing options for a second bond referendum, to be put up for a vote either in May during budget and school board elections or a special election in the fall. The district proposed a $99.5 million bond for various repairs to its five high schools in December, which failed by 293 votes.
Five options are before the ad hoc committee. The first is a vote on the original bond for a second time, with elimination of electronic signs and some capital work. The second and third options would decrease the bond issue, to $84,606,691 in one case or $87,029,591 in another. The fourth option would total $89,577,091. The fifth option is split into two: $73,567,876 in infrastructure repairs, improvements; and a separate $16,009,215 in athletic renovations and upgrades. The School Board will review the options in preparation for a special meeting on Tuesday, March 18.
Last Updated (Monday, 29 November 1999 19:00) Saturday, 08 March 2014 00:00
It’s a family affair for the Winters of Port Washington when they make pilgrimages to Bobb Howard’s General Store in New Hyde Park. “There’s something in that store for everyone,” says Tracy Winters, who has been a customer of this retro candy and toy store for eight years. Tracy goes for the Astro Pops, husband Michael gets Marshmallow Twists and Tracy’s mother, Phyllis Heller of Bellmore, can’t resist the Goldenberg Peanut Chews. Jake, Tracy’s older son, isn’t a candy lover so he gravitates to the old-time toys and nostalgia posters.
Jamie Waller of Queens says it made him feel like a kid again when he saw the wall of candy with treats from the 1990s and 1950s sitting next to each other. “Anything you can possibly want is there,” he says. For Jamie, a big treat is Circus Peanuts, peanut-shaped marshmallows. “My dad used to love them when he was a kid,” he says.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00
New Hyde Park Michael Castelli recently participated in the 32nd Black Belt Graduation at Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Ave. in Williston Park. He graduated to first-degree black belt.
“Our studio teaches students how to defend themselves responsibly while instilling self-confidence, self-discipline and respect for others,” says Grandmaster Charles Water, owner and director of the school.
Students tested in October, successfully passed their exam recently and received their black belt certificates. “Who says that the youth of America are not committed? A healthy life style at the karate studio, mentally and physically is alive, well and working,” said Water.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00
After missing the playoffs two straight years, the Sewanhaka Indians Boys lacrosse team will face tougher odds if it hopes to advance to postseason play in 2014.
The Indians, who start their season March 24 at Oyster Bay, will be playing out of Section 8, Nassau Conference II (Class B) this year; a bump up from their usual spot in Nassau Conference III (Class C). Typically, the schools are divided by enrollment.
“There are no gimmies in this league,” said nine-year coach Peter Burgess. “We were the last team to make this league in terms of population. They kind of drew the line below us. So we’re the smallest school in the league.”
Burgess said another obstacle for the Indians will be facing teams that they have no experience playing before.