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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

James Sokol and Jake Leeds from Boy Scout Troop 298 recently completed their service projects.

 

Sokol and fellow Scouts replaced the backboards, rims and nets in the basketball court in Nuzzi Park. They also trimmed trees and repainted the court lines. 

The debate over New York State Common Core standards continues, with students from local school districts showing a mild resistance to the exams.

 

According to the New York State Allies for Public Education, 39 students in the Herricks School District opted out of the English exam, while 74 did not take the math test. For the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District, 17 students did not take the English test while 18 refused to take the math test.


Sports

The Sewanhaka Indians varsity football team hosted Elmont Spartans on Saturday, Oct. 18 in its final home game of the regular season. 

 

It certainly did not go as the Indians had hoped, falling 18-8, in a mistake filled game. Head coach George Kasimatis said the Indians had their chances, but kept digging themselves into a hole with mental mistakes on both sides of the ball. 

 

Playing from behind, senior running back Brenton Mighty was able to break free for a long touchdown run, to put the Indians on the board. 

Sewanhaka Indians Head football coach George Kasimatis told his team to expect a dogfight in this weeks game against the New Hyde Park Gladiators, and he was right after its 35-21 victory last week. 

 

“All the kids know each other really well, it’s always competitive when we play each other,” he said. 


Calendar

PTA Meeting - October 22

International Night - October 23

Halloween Dance - October 24


Columns

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

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