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Library Board Meeting

Thursday, Aug. 28

Welcome Reception

Wednesday, Sept. 3

Herricks School Meeting

Thursday, Sept. 4


Wednesday, Aug. 27

Eat, Pray, Love

Join the conversation led by librarian Judy Snow about Eat, Pray, Love by author Elizabeth Gilbert at 7 p.m. at the Lakeville Branch of the Great Neck Library at 475 Great Neck Rd. In her 2006 memoir, Eat Pray Love (One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia), Elizabeth Gilbert chronicled her journey alone around the world, looking for solace after a difficult divorce. Call 516-466-8055, ext. 232.

Armchair Historians Book Club

The Armchair Historians Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. in the Hillside Library at 155 Lakeville Rd. in New Hyde Park. The book being discussed is George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring that saved the American Revolution by Brian Kilmeade. After Gen. George Washington’s hasty retreat from New York City in 1776, many thought the American Revolution was over—until Washington recruited a secret and highly sophisticated ring of spies known as the Culper Spy Ring on Long Island to help infiltrate the British and win the war!


Thursday, Aug. 28

Library Board Meeting

A Special Great Neck Library Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the community room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Ave. All are welcome and attendance is encouraged. Please check with the Library to see if there is any change regarding the time the meeting will begin.


Friday, Aug. 29

What Matters To You

This men’s community group will meet at 10:30 a.m. in the Parkville Library at 10 Campbell St. in New Hyde Park. Open to men 60 and over, discuss topics of related interest about living in the community.

Aqua Fitness, Exercise Program

Enjoy an aqua fitness and exercise program at Martin Reid Pool between Broadway and Urban avenues in Westbury from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.


Saturday, Aug. 30

Training And Bootcamp Exercise

Class sessions are ongoing at Gerry Pond Park and Michael J. Tully Park on Saturday and Sunday from 9 to 10 a.m. Single classes are available at a cost of $25 for residents and $30 for non-residents. Classes can also be purchased in bulk at a discounted rate, 10 classes for residents at the cost of $200 and $240 for non-residents.

Personal Training classes will be offered at Michael J. Tully Park by appointment only. There will be two options available. The 50-minute session will cost $80, and be offered at a discounted rate of 10 sessions for $750. There will also be a 30-minute session available at a cost of $50 and at a discounted rate of 10 sessions for $450. Participants are asked to call within 24 hours to cancel your appointment to avoid being charged.

Meet Your Dog Trainer

Get to know your educated and dedicated Petco Dog Trainer with a FREE 15-minute consultation in Petco in New Hyde Park at 2300 Jericho Tpke. in Garden City Park from 2 to 2:30 p.m.. Learn about the Petco Positive Dog Training philosophy and customized behavior solutions for you and your dog. See a store associate and sign up today.


Monday, Sept. 1

Village of New Hyde Park offices are closed for Labor Day. There is no garbage collection.


Tuesday, Sept. 2

First day of school for Sewanhaka Central High School District and New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District students


Wednesday, Sept. 3

First day of school for Herricks and school district students

Welcome Reception

The Center Street School PTSA-PTA will hold its welcome reception for incoming kindergarten students from 9 to 11 a.m. at 240 Center St. in Williston Park.

Town Zoning Meeting

The Town of North Hempstead Board of Zoning Appeals  will meet at 10 a.m. in Town Hall at 220 Plandome Rd. in Manhasset.


Thursday, Sept. 4

Herricks School Meeting

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

New Hyde Park Farmers Market

The New Hyde Park Farmers Market is in full swing. 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 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 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

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