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NewHydePark.com Calendar

Science Fair - March 13

Drama - Herricks - March 15

AARP - March 19

 

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.

Saturday, March 15

Herricks Drama Production

Herrick High School will hold Agatha Christe’s And Then There Were None at 7:30 p.m. in the school at 100 Shelter Rock Rd. in New Hyde Park.

Tuesday, March 18

Village Election Day

The Village of New Hyde Park will hold Election Day from noon to 9 p.m. in Marcus Christ Hall at 1420 Jericho Tpke. in New Hyde Park. Trustee Donna Squicciarino
is running for re-election unopposed.

Book Fair

The New Hyde Park Road School will hold a book fair in the school at 300 New Hyde Park Rd. in New Hyde Park.

Denton Avenue PTA

The Denton Avenue School PTA will meet in the school at 1050 Denton Ave. in New Hyde Park at 9:15 a.m.

Middle School PTA Meeting

The Herricks Middle School PTA will meet in the school at 7 Hilldale Drive at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March, 19

AARP Meeting

New Hyde Park’s AARP Village Chapter No. 5183 will meet from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Clinton G. Martin Park in New Hyde Park. New members are invited. You must have a national AARP membership.

Thursday, March 20

Village Board Meeting

The Village of New Hyde Park will hold its board of trustees meeting at 8 p.m. in Village Hall at 1420 Jericho Tpke. in New Hyde Park. A public hearing on a Nurse’s Aid School at 613 Jericho Tpke.
at 7:30 p.m.

Herricks School Board Meeting

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

Monday, March 31

NHP-GCP School Board Meeting

The New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Manor Oaks School at 1950 Hillside Ave. in New Hyde Park.

News

The New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District is planning improvements to a district that has already seen much success in recent years. The school year has only just begun and the Board of Ed is already setting its sights on the future. 

 

At the Sept. 8 board of education meeting, Superintendent Robert Katulak’s monthly report outlined the major goals set for the district last month. While approved in August, the three goals were made available to the public this month and each target different areas for improvement throughout the district. 

 

The first goal deals with English Language Learners (ELL) within the student population. ELL students are those that speak a language other than English at home and score below proficient on assessments. 

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.


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