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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

The Village of New Hyde Park Board of Trustees held their 2014-15 tentative budget hearing on Monday, April 7, where a proposed budget of $6 million was presented.

 

The appropriation represents an increase of $160,512 from the 2013-14 budget and a tentative tax levy of $4.135 million, a 1.8 percent increase from last year.

 

“Working on this year’s budget was one of the hardest we’ve ever done,” Village Mayor Robert Lofaro said.

Following her uncontested election last month, trustee Donna Squicciarino was officially sworn in by Mayor Robert Lofaro for a one year term on Monday, April 7. 

 

Squicciarino is the second woman in New Hyde Park’s 86-year history to serve as trustee. Florence Lisanti was the first woman to serve on the board, whose term expired in 2001.

 

“I think it’s great,” said Squicciarino. “We needed a woman at the table with a different point of view. We have a lot of different perspectives that guide the village in the right direction.”


Sports

Sewanhaka’s boys lacrosse coach Peter Burgess has one rule when it comes to his goalies: make the saves that you’re supposed to make. 

 

Luckily for Burgess, senior Jake Mellen does that and more. 

 

“Once or twice a game he’ll make a save that no one’s supposed to make,” Burgess said. “I’ll look over to my assistant coach and say, ‘Wow, that was a special play right there’”

 

For three years, Mellen has been making those kind of spectacular saves for the Indians as the starting goalie. Before his senior season started, he was voted captain by his teammates and coaches. 

Coaching to some can be measured by wins and losses. But New Hyde Park’s head baseball coach Doug Robins measures his success through the success of his players, on and off the field. 

 

Robins has coached the Gladiators varsity baseball team since 1999 and made the playoffs 10 out of those 15 seasons. His teams have finished in second place in their league twice. 

 

Despite his teams on field success, Robins goal is to help his players succeed and receive the opportunity to play college ball. 


Calendar

Exercise Class - April 16

Kids Eat Free At Applebees - April 20

School Board Meeting - April 22


Columns

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

Sustainable LI: Getting Good Things Done
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

LI’s ‘Most Prominent Lady In Politics’
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com