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NewHydePark.com Calendar

Exercise Class - April 16

Kids Eat Free At Applebees - April 20

School Board Meeting - April 22

 

Wednesday, April 16

Herricks Hosts Long Beach

The Herricks High School baseball team will face Long Beach at 10:30 a.m. at 100 Shelter Rock Rd. in New Hyde Park.

 

Herricks Travels To Island Trees

The Herricks High School boys varsity lacrosse team will face Island Trees at 11 a.m. at 59 Straight Lane in Island Trees.

 

North Hempstead Exercise Class

The Town of North Hempstead’s Project Independence will hold a fitness class at 11 a.m. in Clinton G. Martin Park in New Hyde Park.

Friday, April 18

Village Offices Close

The Village of New Hyde Park Offices are closed for Good Friday. Garbage collection schedule does not change.

Sunday, April 20

Kids Eat Free At Applebees

In celebration of Easter, Applebee’s in New Hyde Park invites families to enjoy free meals for kids.  Families who dine-in at Applebee’s on Easter Sunday will receive up to two free Kids’ Meals with each adult entrée purchase. Children ages 12 and under can choose any entrée on the Applebee’s Kids’ Menu, accompanied by their choice of side dish and soft drink or juice.

Tuesday, April 22

Sewanhaka School Board Meeting

The Sewanhaka Central High School District will meet at 8 p.m. to discuss the budget for the 2014-2015 school year in Sewanhaka High School at 500 Tulip Ave. in Floral Park. 

Wednesday, April 23

Herricks Hosts Port Washington

The Herricks High School softball team will host Port Washington at 4:45 p.m. at 100 Shelter Rock Rd. in New Hyde Park.

 

Community Fund Meeting

The Herricks Community Fund will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Herricks Community Center at 999 Herricks Rd. in New Hyde 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.

News

The Sewanhaka Central High School District selected Brentwood-based Park East Construction as its bond construction management firm last week. The group will oversee the $86.6 million in improvements coming to the district. Park East will analyze school architect Wiedersum Associates’ plans before applying for New York State Education Department approval.

 

“They are going to make sure the [firms that win district contracts] do the work right,” District Superintendent Dr. Ralph Ferrie said. “They’re going to make sure [the engineer’s] drawings are right before they are sent up to New York State. [Park East] reports directly to the architect and the Board of Education to make sure what we say we’re going to do is done well.”

The Sept. 18 meeting of the Herricks Board of Education covered a range of issues, from the district’s overall performance to the sudden death of a student to fiscal and personnel issues—even to the loss of maple trees. 

 

National Ranking 

Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Bierwirth announced that the district’s high school had achieved an impressive level of distinction in a recent national survey that measured scholastic achievement; in fact, a great deal of Long Island made the cut, he said.


Sports

Seniors Daniella Ford and Margie Londono highlight a Sewanhaka Indians girls soccer team vying for its second straight winning season. 

 

Ford, who is in her fourth season as starting goalie for the Indians, netted a season-high 24 saves in a 3-1 loss to Valley Stream Central. 

 

“She’s a stud back there,” said Sewanhaka third-year coach Eric Premisler, whose team is 0-3 as of press time, after going 8-3-1 last season. “If we can stop a team from taking five shots because of good defense, Daniella is going to stop another 15 shots. And we’re going to have a chance to win every game.”

The Sewanhaka Indians continue to let their presence be felt in Nassau Conference II. 

 

The Indians played their second game as members of the conference on Saturday, Sept. 21, against the Long Beach Marines, topping the south shore squad 51-30. 

 

On the opening drive, the Indians relied on running back Brenton Mighty’s legs to get them into the red zone. On first and goal from the 15-yard line, quarterback Elijah Tracey hit

Michael Parasconda on a screen pass for the first score. 


Calendar

Exercise Class - September 24

Silver Sneaker Fitness - September 25

Live Music - September 26


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