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Like Cats And Dogs

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.


News

The Village of New Hyde Park Board of Trustees held their 2014-15 tentative budget hearing on Monday, April 7, where a proposed budget of $6 million was presented.

 

The appropriation represents an increase of $160,512 from the 2013-14 budget and a tentative tax levy of $4.135 million, a 1.8 percent increase from last year.

 

“Working on this year’s budget was one of the hardest we’ve ever done,” Village Mayor Robert Lofaro said.

Following her uncontested election last month, trustee Donna Squicciarino was officially sworn in by Mayor Robert Lofaro for a one year term on Monday, April 7. 

 

Squicciarino is the second woman in New Hyde Park’s 86-year history to serve as trustee. Florence Lisanti was the first woman to serve on the board, whose term expired in 2001.

 

“I think it’s great,” said Squicciarino. “We needed a woman at the table with a different point of view. We have a lot of different perspectives that guide the village in the right direction.”


Sports

Sewanhaka’s boys lacrosse coach Peter Burgess has one rule when it comes to his goalies: make the saves that you’re supposed to make. 

 

Luckily for Burgess, senior Jake Mellen does that and more. 

 

“Once or twice a game he’ll make a save that no one’s supposed to make,” Burgess said. “I’ll look over to my assistant coach and say, ‘Wow, that was a special play right there’”

 

For three years, Mellen has been making those kind of spectacular saves for the Indians as the starting goalie. Before his senior season started, he was voted captain by his teammates and coaches. 

Coaching to some can be measured by wins and losses. But New Hyde Park’s head baseball coach Doug Robins measures his success through the success of his players, on and off the field. 

 

Robins has coached the Gladiators varsity baseball team since 1999 and made the playoffs 10 out of those 15 seasons. His teams have finished in second place in their league twice. 

 

Despite his teams on field success, Robins goal is to help his players succeed and receive the opportunity to play college ball. 


Calendar

Exercise Class - April 16

Kids Eat Free At Applebees - April 20

School Board Meeting - April 22


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