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NewHydePark.com Calendar

Music Boosters - January 22

School Board Meeting - January 23

Pancake Breakfast - January 26

 

Village Board Meeting

The Village of New Hyde Park will hold its board of trustees meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. in Village Hall at 1420 Jericho Tpke., in New Hyde Park.

Music Boosters

The Herricks High School Music Boosters will host a program, titled “How To Prepare For A NYSSMA Solo” on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. at the high school.

School Board Meeting January 23

The Herricks School District Board of Education will meet on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 7:15 p.m. at the Herricks Community Center, located at 99 Herricks Road in New Hyde Park.

Art League of Nassau County Meeting

The Art League of Nassau County will feature artist SallyAnne Keller’s work will be on display at the Clinton G. Martin Recreation Center at 1601 Marcus Avenue in New Hyde Park on Friday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free. Professional videos of past demonstrations are available for rent for $5 (with a returnable deposit of $25).

Pancake Breakfast

Troop 298 in New Hyde Park will hold a pancake breakfast on Sunday, Jan. 26, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holy Spirit Church, located at 500 Jericho Tpke. Admissions for ages 11-59, $6, 60-99, $5. Children 3-10 years old are $3. Scouts are $4, while children under 2 and adults over 100 eat for free.

School Board Meeting January 27

The New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District will hold a work session on Monday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Manor Oaks School, located at 1950 Hillside Avenue in New Hyde Park.

Dinner Dance

The Herricks Community Fund’s Dinner Dance is Thursday, Jan. 30 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Inn at New Hyde Park, located at 214 Jericho Turnpike in New Hyde Park.

 

Kick For A Cure

Lexi Zisseslman of Herricks Middle School will host Kick For-A-Cure on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at the Hofstra University Practice Bubble from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Uniondale. Proceeds will benefit the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.

Raffle prizes, including a 32-inch flat screen TV, iPad Mini and a pizza party for 20 people will be available. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

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.

• 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.

• The Port Washington-New Hyde Park Marine Corp League will now hold its meeting on the second Thursday of each month at 8 p.m. in the New Hyde Park Elks Lodge at 901 Lakeville Road in New Hyde Park. All marines are welcome.
For more information, call Commander Vinny Annunziata at 516-775-0383.

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News

Drivers—get ready to slow down. Nassau County is currently in the process of installing school zone speed cameras in an effort to enhance safety by encouraging drivers to travel with caution, as well as support law enforcement efforts to crack down on violators and prevent accidents caused by speeding.

Nassau County officials say Sewanhaka High School will receive a camera on Covert Avenue, which spans the eastern stretch of the property. Tulip Avenue runs in front of the high school and was also considered. Cameras could begin operation in September.

The Village of New Hyde Park finished its Operation Main Street project just in time, because the town’s eligibility for federal funds is shrinking, officials announced last week.

“The qualifications revolve around money,” trustee Donald Barbieri said. “Like how much income is being earned by people in the area. I guess as seniors move on, you can’t buy an [expensive home] and it changed the demographic, shrinking our eligible area.”


Sports

New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler and catcher Travis d’Arnaud brightened the day for some patients at Cohen Children’s Medical Center last week in New Hyde Park, posing for pictures and handing out gifts and autographs. The players hung out with the kids in the afternoon, playing video games and answering questions.

They also found the time to make the rounds, stopping by bedsides to spread some cheer. Mr. Met also joined the tour and was a big hit with the children, who peppered him with questions about everything from his four-fingered hand to the whereabouts of the missing Mrs. Met.

The Sewanhaka Indians football team has a season of change in store.

The Indians have moved up from Conference III to Conference II, due to an increase in enrollment, and are set to face teams that they have never seen before, according to head coach George Kasimatis.

“It is hard to gauge where we will be in this conference,” he said. “There is a lot of uncertainty as where we fit in.”


Calendar

Library Board Meeting

Thursday, Aug. 28

Welcome Reception

Wednesday, Sept. 3

Herricks School Meeting

Thursday, Sept. 4



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com