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New Hyde Park Village Hall was all aglow on Saturday, Dec. 1, as the village hosted its annual Christmas tree lighting and magic show. Valley National Bank and the Village of New Hyde Park Cultural Commission sponsored the event, which was held at the Marcus Christ Community Center.
“On behalf of the Village of New Hyde Park, I’d like to welcome you all to the annual tree lighting ceremony,” Trustee Donald B. Barbieri said to a standing-room-only crowd. “I want to first thank Rich DeMartino and Mary Durkin from Valley National Bank for sponsoring the event today. They’ve been good friends of ours for many, many years,” he said. Indeed, as in previous years, DeMartino and Durkin presented a check for the event’s magic show. This year, guests were entertained by Amore, a magician who engaged audience members of all ages.
“I want to take one more second to thank Lisa Miranda from our Cultural Commission,” Barbieri continued. “We all went through this horrible month and it’s wonderful that we can move right into this terrific season and all be here together to kick this off and enjoy it together.”
The magic show was followed by live holiday music performed by the New Hyde Park Memorial High School choir and band.
While the choir sang its final song and the band played its final tune, the sun sank deeper, setting the stage for the main event of the day. As guests prepared to head outdoors onto the front lawn of Village Hall to witness the tree lighting, they received one more treat: Teachers from Little Treasures Nursery School surprised the children in the room by giving each of them a gift.
Once outdoors, guests heard the sirens then saw the bright lights of a New Hyde Park fire truck, which stopped in front of village hall carrying a very special passenger. Santa Claus jumped down from the truck and made his way through the crowd, stopping along the way to greet children and listen to their Christmas wishes. Before long, he made his way up the front steps of village hall and with help from Barbieri, DeMartino, Durkin, Deputy Mayor Robert A. Lofaro and Trustee Lawrence J. Montreuil, Santa flipped the switch to illuminate the village’s Christmas tree.
With that, the holiday season officially began in New Hyde Park.
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Wayne Wink, Town of North Hempstead town clerk candidate, sat down with Anton reporters recently to talk about what makes him good for the job and the current administration’s shortcomings.
Wink was originally running for county comptroller, however, he decided to step down after a lack of union backing. Wink said that a number of big unions decided to endorse Howard Weitzman and also garnered the support of the working families party for Weitzman.
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For those that are fans of the Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters that are seen on their television screens, Nassau County residents now have the chance to train like them. Starting on June 15, the first ever east coast location for the brand-extended UFC gym opened at 2020 Jericho Turnpike in New Hyde Park.
UFC Gyms operate under the slogan “Train Different,” which is some of the best training that people come to this type of gym to get, according to Operations Manager Suzanne Silver.
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M. Ogden hit a triple with the bases loaded in Zadnik’a 5-5 tie against Franklin Square 1. Pitchers M. Bleeker and M. Bronzino worked the mound and did very well. Most of the girls are getting some good hits in and getting on the bases.
Ogden again had what would have been 3 triples but held up at second due to a pulled leg muscle and had 5 RBI’s in a 14-11 win over Stewart Manor. Bronzino and Ogden pitched and did a really good job. Sara P caught the entire game and did amazing. She had a couple of tries at picking off the runners but they were a split second quicker to the base. M. Bleeker hit a single and a double. Emily Locker had 3 singles and Mia had 4 singles. Sara P had 2 singles and Vanessa and Brianna each had a single as well. Brianna stole one base and Katie Hop attempted to steal home and was tagged out with a glove to the face, it might not have hurt as much if she would have been safe! As always, it was an exciting game and the girls had fun!