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Quality Gardening In New Hyde Park

Eagle Nurseries at 225 Jericho Tpke. is all about quality.  It is owned and run by brothers Rich and Mike Scordo, who are both certified horticulturists and have been operating and running their full-service garden center for 15 years.

 

The Scordos started out as young kids cutting grass with their mother’s lawnmower. As middle school and high school passed, they both went on to receive their degrees in landscape design from SUNY Farmingdale.

 

“You can go anywhere and maybe find a bag of topsoil for a dollar cheaper, but we load your car,” said Mike.

 

Not only do they provide services, but Eagle also points people in the right direction in the garden. They give customers proper gardening advice from what and where to plant and what and when to apply.

 

“We are trying to bring in higher-end materials like quality trellises and ironwork as opposed to plastic,” Mike said. “We go with better quality for our great clientele.”

 

The garden center offers various types of plants including annuals, perennials, flowering trees, and ornamental plants such as fastigiate and evergreen trees. Their biggest sellers are fruit trees and privacy screeners.

 

“Everybody in New Hyde Park wants privacy,” Mike joked. “Nobody wants to see their neighbors apparently.”

 

They work on landscape design, building and maintenance. Eagle Nurseries also has crews handling full-service weekly landscaping maintenance as well.

 

Besides a garden center and landscape services, Eagle Nurseries offers a propane refill station, which is not very common. Most businesses can only exchange tanks. “People are able to keep their own tank here,” Mike said. “If you bring your tank, we will fill your tank up right on site.” 

 

The garden center has something new for every holiday. Their biggest holiday is Mother’s Day, which Scordo described as their Super Bowl. It jump-starts the barbecue season as well as the planting season.

 

During Christmastime, they offer handmade and hand-decorated wreathes. T“Always doing business straight enabled us to get to where we are today,” Mike said. “There is absolutely education and knowledge involved. That also helps us stand out.” The garden center also does work with local schools by supplying flowers for plant sales. 

 

For the past two years, Eagle has been hosting a Fall Festival the weekend before Halloween. This event has become increasingly popular. The festival has attractions such a petting zoo, DJ, bouncy house, popcorn and cotton candy.


News

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice’s office confirmed it’s investigating allegations made towards a Long Island Little League coach, suggesting he kept $12,000 players raised for a trip to Cooperstown.

 

Parents were outraged and children heartbroken to find the team would not be going to Cooperstown this year. They say Merillon Sharks coach Vincent Carreca, of New Hyde Park, told kids they were ready to go a few days before the trip. Then parents, who called Dreams Park in Cooperstown to confirm meal plans, learned the Sharks were not registered for the event.

 

“This is a horrible thing that happened,” one parent said, who asked not to be identified.

Shake Shack, a burger restaurant giant which launched in New York City, is looking to establish its second Long Island location in New Hyde Park, reps told the New Hyde Park Illustrated News. The company opened its first Long Island spot in Westbury in November 2012.

 

“We’ve received such a warm welcome in Westbury,” said Edwin Bragg, Shake Shack’s marketing director. “We’ve had a lot of interest from Shake Shack fans in the many nearby villages and towns.” 

 

According to Bragg, the company makes an effort to ensure each new location is tailored to the community, taking “great care to build each Shack with custom architectural design, including forward-thinking structural elements and compelling eco-friendly design.” 


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


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