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Blood Drive

Thursday, July 10

Summer Film Series Starts

Sunday, July 13


Thursday, July 10

Blood Drive

Hillside Public Library at 155 Lakeville Rd. in New Hyde Park, is sponsoring a Blood Drive from 1:30-7:30 p.m. For this 2014 Dine Around New Hyde Park Blood Drive, all Donors will be entered in a raffle to win local restaurant gift cards. The more you donate, the more times you will be entered. Bring ID with signature or photo; donors must be between ages 16 and 75 (16-year-olds need parental permission) and not have gotten any new tattoos in the past 12 months. Be sure to eat well and drink fluids before donating. For more information, please call 355-7850.


Sunday, July 13

Summer Film Series Starts

The Town of North Hempstead’s Summer Film Series begins with the movie Matilda. The free screening will be held indoors at Clinton G. Martin Park in New Hyde Park at 7:30 p.m. The 1996 film, which was based on Roald Dahl’s novel of the same name, received critical acclaim worldwide. Please call 311 or visit www.northhempsteadny.gov for more information and the full schedule of summer events and festivals.


Monday, July 14

Rhythm And Repetition

Musicians aren’t the only artists who create rhythm. Visual artists often use repeated shapes, lines, colors, or other elements to organize and create movement and interest within their compositions. Explore examples of how rhythm and repetition may be found in the natural and man-made worlds as well as created in abstract work.

All are invited to join docent Dorothy Cappadona, Heckscher Museum docent, for this art lecture and presentation based on the Heckscher Museum exhibit, Rhythm and Repetition in 20th Century Art, at 2 p.m. in the Community Room of the Main Great Neck Public Library at 159 Bayview Ave.

Building Advisory Meeting

The Building Advisory Outreach Committee will meet at 7 p.m. at the Station Branch Library, The Gardens at Great Neck, 26 Great Neck Rd. in Great Neck on the second floor.

Zumba, Yoga For Teens

Zumba will be held at 6:30 p.m. and Yoga at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays, July 14, 21 and 28 in the Community Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Ave. Stay for both classes if you like. Zumba combines dance and fitness moves set to high-energy international beats. It’s easy to do and fun. Wear comfortable clothing, sneakers and bring water. Bring a yoga mat. Each class is one hour. Register in person, by phone at 466-8055, ext. 218 or go online at www.greatnecklibrary.org.


Friday, July 25

Age In Place Successfully

At the Parkville Branch of Great Neck Library, 10 Campbell St. in New Hyde Park on July 25 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Cynthia Roth, managing consultant at the Kornreich Technology Center at the Viscardi Center, will present how residents can change their home to age in place safely. North Hempstead Project Independence invites all Town citizens ages 60 and over. Please call 311 or 869-6311 to register.

New Hyde Park Farmers Market

The New Hyde Park Farmers Market has returned. It will be held every Saturday, until Nov. 22, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the municipal parking lot on Jericho Turnpike just west of New Hyde Park Road, across from the Village Hall at 1420 Jericho Tpke. Locals can sample fresh fruits and vegetables from Long Island farms.

There are farms from Ronkonkoma, and Rasweiler Farm located in Laurel will be on hand with fruits such as apples, pears, peaches, plums, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and everything apple from cider to donuts and pies. Fresh pasta and over 30 varieties of ravioli will be available from Deer Park’s Bambino’s Raviolis.

Monty Breads will offer breads stuffed with everything from cheese to vegetables to meat.  For more information, go to facebook.com/pages/New-Hyde-Park-Farmers-Market/356443014466988

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