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NewHydePark.com Calendar

Architectural Review Board Meeting - March 5

Herricks PTSA-PTA Meeting - March 6

Fund Dinner - March 12

 

Wednesday, March 5

Architectural Review Board Meeting

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

Herricks PTSA-PTA Meeting

The Herricks School District PTSA-PTA will meet in the Herricks Community Center at 999 Herricks Rd. in New Hyde Park. The executive board will meet at 7 p.m., with the general meeting starting at 7:45 p.m.

Thursday, March 6

North Hempstead and The U.S. Civil War

Local history enthusiast Matthew Moshen has uncovered approximately 175 North Hempstead residents who fought, received wounds, and died in the military services, including the U.S. Colored Regiments. Moshen will discuss his research on these local veterans, including the renown “Willis Brigade,” made up predominantly of Roslyn volunteers at 7:30 p.m. in the community room of the Great Neck main library, 159 Bayview Ave.

Herricks School Board Meeting

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

Friday, March 7

Denton Family Fun Night

The Denton Avenue School will host Family Fun Night from 7 to 9 p.m. in the school at 1050 Denton Ave. in New Hyde Park.

Tuesday, March 11

Middle School Book Fair

The Herricks Middle School will host a book fair all day in the school at 7 Hilldale Drive in Albertson.

Wednesday, March 12

Scholarship Fund Dinner 

The Herricks School District Council of PTAs will hold its 53rd Scholarship Fund Dinner at 6 p.m. in The Inn at New Hyde Park at 214 Jericho Tpke. in New Hyde Park.

Garden City Park PTA Meeting

The Garden City Park School PTA will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the school at 51 Central Ave. in Garden City Park.

Hillside Grade School PTA Meeting

The Hillside Grade School PTA will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the school at 150 West Maple Drive in New Hyde Park.

Zoning Board Meeting

The Village of New Hyde Park’s Zoning Board of Appeals will meet at 7:30 p.m. in Village Hall at 1420 Jericho Tpke. in New Hyde Park.

Thursday, March 13

Science Fair

The Hillside Grade School will host a science fair at 6:30 p.m. in the school at 150 West Maple Drive in New Hyde Park.

News

The tax levy for the 2014-15 school year was set at the Aug. 14 meeting of the Herricks Board of Education, and district residents may be surprised that it’s coming in a bit lower than the amount voters had previously approved.

 

Assistant Superintendent for Business Helen Costigan initially revealed the Herricks’ tax levy for the coming school year was a 1.73 percent increase. However, she noted that a surplus in the budget could allow the district to establish a lower levy than previously anticipated. The board adopted the new levy, 1.3 percent or $93,325,352.

The Sons of Italy, Cellini Lodge No. 2206 Italian Festival in New Hyde Park garnered a solid turnout during its five-day run at Michael J. Tully Park last week. According to Lodge First Vice President Alfonso Squillante, the annual festival had more 1,500 people each day, with 3,200 people on Saturday night for the fireworks display.

 

“We’ve had a great turnout, the community has responded very positively,” said Squillante. “Last year we had 12,000 people over the course of five days and this year we are looking at record-breaking numbers.”


Sports

Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Ave. in Williston Park, recently participated in a talent show at the school. This was a great way to not only show their talent but to go out of their every day comfort zone and perform in front of an audience. 

 

Charles Water’s Karate & Fitness is a full-time, professional martial arts school, with classes for children, adults and teenagers. 

The New Hyde Park Firecats defeated Huntington’s HBC Sudden Impact in a shootout in the Girls-Under-13 State Open Cup final recently. After tying 1-1 in regulation, New Hyde Park advanced from the shootout, 3-1. 

 

New Hyde Park’s Izzy Glennon beat three defenders and chipped the HBC keeper to equalize after HBC’s Ryan Conway scored in the first half. 


Calendar

Age In Place - August 20

Sweetwater Concert - August 21

Check Your Medications - August 22


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