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NewHydePark.com Calendar

Community Fund Meeting - February 26

Village Board Meeting - March 4

Scholarship Fund - March 12

 

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.

Museum Opening

The New Hyde Park Museum will hold its opening ceremonies on Friday, Feb. 28 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on the second floor of Village Hall at 1420 Jericho Tpke. For more information, go to http://newhydeparkmuseum.
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Athletics Booster Club Meeting

The Herricks High School Athletics Booster Club will meet on Monday, March 3 at 7 p.m. in the high school at 100 Shelter Rock Rd. in New Hyde Park.

Village Board Meeting

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

Center Street PTSA-PTA Meeting

The Center Street School PTSA-PTA will  hold its executive board meeting on Tuesday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. with the general meeting to start at 8 pm. in the school at 240 Center St. in Williston Park.

Manor Oaks PTA Meeting

The Manor Oaks School PTA will hold a meeting on Tuesday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the school, located at 1950 Hillside Ave. in New Hyde Park.

Football Booster Club Meeting

The Sewanhaka High School Football Parents Booster Club will meet on Tuesday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. room 238 at the high school.

Architectural Review Board Meeting

The New Hyde Park Architectural Review Board will meet on Wednesday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Village Hall at 1420 Jericho Tpke. in New Hyde Park.

Scholarship Fund Dinner 

The Herricks School District Council of PTAs will hold its 53rd Scholarship Fund Dinner on Wednesday, March 12 at 6 p.m. in The Inn at New Hyde Park at 214 Jericho Tpke. in New Hyde Park. It’s $55 per person. Make checks payable to the Herricks Scholarship Fund. Checks are due Friday, Feb. 28. Call 516-742-1926.


News

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.

Shake Shack, a burger restaurant giant which launched in New York City, is looking to establish its second Long Island location in New Hyde Park, reps told the New Hyde Park Illustrated News. The company opened its first Long Island spot in Westbury in November 2012.

 

“We’ve received such a warm welcome in Westbury,” said Edwin Bragg, Shake Shack’s marketing director. “We’ve had a lot of interest from Shake Shack fans in the many nearby villages and towns.” 

 

According to Bragg, the company makes an effort to ensure each new location is tailored to the community, taking “great care to build each Shack with custom architectural design, including forward-thinking structural elements and compelling eco-friendly design.” 


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

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