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NewHydePark.com Calendar

Dinner Dance - January 30

PTA Meeting - February 4

Village Board Meeting - February 4

 

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.

NHP-GCP School Board Meeting 

The New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District will hold a budget workshop on Monday, Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hillside Grade School, located at 1150 W. Maple Drive in New Hyde Park.

Manor Oaks PTA Meeting, Valentine’s Day Sale

The Manor Oaks PTA will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 8:45 a.m. in the Manor Oaks School, located at 1150 W. Maple Drive in New Hyde Park. The PTA Valentines Day sale will occur on Feb. 6.

Village Board Meeting

The Village of New Hyde Park will hold its board of trustees meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. in Village Hall at 1420 Jericho Tpke., in New Hyde Park.

Garden City Park School PTA Meeting

The Garden City Park School will hold a meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Garden City Park School, located at 51 Central Ave. in Garden City Park.

Herricks School Board Meeting 

The Herricks School District Board of Education will meet on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7:15 p.m. at the Herricks Community Center, located at 99 Herricks Road in New Hyde Park.

Herricks Middle School PTA Meeting

The Herricks Middle School PTA will hold a meeting on Tuesday Feb.11 at 7:30 p.m. at 7 Hilldale Drive in Albertson. For Heart Awareness Month, Karen Acompora will be speaking about sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). She lost her son Louis at age 14 in 2000 on a sports field. He was hit in the chest with a ball and suffered SCA. After Louis’ death, a law was enacted that mandates all public schools in New York State to be equipped with AEDs in their buildings and at all sporting events. 

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.For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

 

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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

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