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NewHydePark.com Calendar

Tri-M Concert - February 12

Community Fund - February 26

Candy Sale - February 12

 

Dine And Unwind Dinner Dance

The Manor Oaks PTA will hold its first annual Dine and Unwind Dinner Dance on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. at Knights of Columbus, located at 1000 Marcus Ave. in New Hyde Park. Tickets are $60 per person

Tri-M Honors Concert

The Herricks School District Tri-M Honors Concert will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Herricks High School, located at 100 Shelter Rock Road in New Hyde Park.

Candy Sale

The Garden City Park School PTA will hold a Valentine's Day Candy Sale on Wednesday, Feb. 12.

Library Meeting

The Board of Trustees of the Great Neck Library will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the community room of the Great Neck Library, main building, 159 Bayview Ave. 

Kick For A Cure

Lexi Zisseslman of Herricks Middle School will host Kick For-A-Cure on Saturday, Feb. 22 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  

NHP-GCP School Board Meeting

The New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District Board of Education will hold a workshop meeting on Monday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Manor Oaks School at 1950 Hillside Ave. in New Hyde Park.

Ninth Grade Parent Orientation Night

The Herricks School District will hold Ninth Grade Parent Orientation Night on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.
in the Herricks High School auditorium at 100 Shelter Rock Rd. in New Hyde Park.

Community Fund Meeting

The Herricks Community Fund, will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Herricks Community Center, located at 999 Herricks Rd. in New Hyde Park.

Herricks School Board Meeting

The Herricks School District Board of Education will meet on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7:15 p.m. at the Herricks Community Center, located at 999 Herricks Rd. in New Hyde Park.

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News

Dedicating itself to brining freshly made burgers to its customers, Smashburger in New Hyde Park provides gourmet hamburgers, but with a twist.

 

Since its grand opening on Oct. 18, 2013, business at Smashburger has been a smash, says owner Irwin Kruger.

 

“The location has been great for us,” added Kruger. “We have good tenants that surround us. It’s conveniently located on Marcus Avenue, and there’s plenty of parking.”

At the July 18 meeting of the Herricks Board of Education, the school district addressed a recent response by the State Education Department (SED) in regards to a recent hot-button topic that has many parents, students, and teachers alike up in arms—the rapid and stressful increase in state assessment testing.

 

Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Bierwirth recently received an email from Assistant SED Commissioner Dr. Julia Rafal-Baer, addressing the concerns of both parents and school districts in New York regarding the great deal of stress that many students have been put under as a result of what many have referred to “excessive state testing.” 

 

Many parents and school administrators argue these rob children of valuable classroom learning time in favor of multiple standardized assessment exams designed to gauge teacher performance, and

Rafal-Baer’s email acknowledged the difficulties that many students have been undergoing since the testing was implemented last year. 


Sports

The Sewanhaka Indians’ very talented lacrosse defenseman, Tyler Regnier, will be playing next season for the Division 1 Rutgers University Scarlet Knights.

 

Regnier started playing lacrosse as a third grader, when he played with the New Hyde Park Police Activity League, a youth lacrosse program.

 

“At first, I wasn’t too serious,” he said recently. “But I just stuck with it, a lot of training, a lot of travel and a lot of practice made it happen.”

Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness in Williston Park received belt promotions after completing a series of extensive exams.

 

Graduates

From New Hyde Park:  Jonah Khorrami to brown belt, Isabella Castelli to purple belt.

 

From Mineola:  Alexandra Santos and Kayla Toal to, Kayla Toal yellow belt, Jason DeJesus to Yellow/White Belt.

 

From Williston Park:  Mario Lombardo to red belt, Daniel Melore to blue belt, Grayson Lee to yellow/white belt.

 

From Garden City:  Alexandra Delgais: to brown belt, Jake Delgais to yellow/white belt.

 

From Roslyn Heights:  Suhani Jain to red belt.  

 

From Uniondale:  Isiah McClean to yellow/white belt.



Calendar

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Page Turner - July 23

Hip Pickles - July 28


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