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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 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