Written by Illustrated News Staff Thursday, 23 January 2014 00:00
The Great Neck Library will host a reading of Like Cats and Dogs with Diana Heinlein and David Houston on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 2 p.m. in the community room of the main library at 159 Bayview Avenue.
Like Cats and Dogs is a humorous, one-hour performance reading in the style of radio drama, with music and effects. This reading is taken from conversations and confessions by and about our furry roommates, servants and masters, featuring classics from Thurber, Eliot and Nash.
The performance includes pieces from How to Raise a Jewish Dog and I Could Pee On This and Other Poems by Cats.
Houston is a published writer of fiction and non-fiction. He has also appeared in leading roles in scores of plays and musicals including Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet and Ben in Death of a Salesman. In addition to directing productions of his own plays, he directed such plays as The Belle of Amherst and Social Security for theaters and schools.
Heinlein has acted in a myriad of leading and featured roles in Neil Simon classics including Mrs. Banks in Barefoot in the Park, Kate in Brighten Beach Memoirs and Florence in The Odd Couple. She also starred in Houston’s The Ghost of Dorothy Parker. Another memorable portrayal is the role of Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker.
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Dedicating itself to brining freshly made burgers to its customers, Smashburger in New Hyde Park provides gourmet hamburgers, but with a twist.
Since its grand opening on Oct. 18, 2013, business at Smashburger has been a smash, says owner Irwin Kruger.
“The location has been great for us,” added Kruger. “We have good tenants that surround us. It’s conveniently located on Marcus Avenue, and there’s plenty of parking.”
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At the July 18 meeting of the Herricks Board of Education, the school district addressed a recent response by the State Education Department (SED) in regards to a recent hot-button topic that has many parents, students, and teachers alike up in arms—the rapid and stressful increase in state assessment testing.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Bierwirth recently received an email from Assistant SED Commissioner Dr. Julia Rafal-Baer, addressing the concerns of both parents and school districts in New York regarding the great deal of stress that many students have been put under as a result of what many have referred to “excessive state testing.”
Many parents and school administrators argue these rob children of valuable classroom learning time in favor of multiple standardized assessment exams designed to gauge teacher performance, and
Rafal-Baer’s email acknowledged the difficulties that many students have been undergoing since the testing was implemented last year.
Thursday, 24 July 2014 00:00
The Sewanhaka Indians’ very talented lacrosse defenseman, Tyler Regnier, will be playing next season for the Division 1 Rutgers University Scarlet Knights.
Regnier started playing lacrosse as a third grader, when he played with the New Hyde Park Police Activity League, a youth lacrosse program.
“At first, I wasn’t too serious,” he said recently. “But I just stuck with it, a lot of training, a lot of travel and a lot of practice made it happen.”
Thursday, 17 July 2014 00:00
Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness in Williston Park received belt promotions after completing a series of extensive exams.
From New Hyde Park: Jonah Khorrami to brown belt, Isabella Castelli to purple belt.
From Mineola: Alexandra Santos and Kayla Toal to, Kayla Toal yellow belt, Jason DeJesus to Yellow/White Belt.
From Williston Park: Mario Lombardo to red belt, Daniel Melore to blue belt, Grayson Lee to yellow/white belt.
From Garden City: Alexandra Delgais: to brown belt, Jake Delgais to yellow/white belt.
From Roslyn Heights: Suhani Jain to red belt.
From Uniondale: Isiah McClean to yellow/white belt.