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Local Karate Students Receive Fitness Tips

Students in the Karatatot program at Charles Water Karate & Fitness recently received fitness tips.

 

“We all want to be physically and mentally fit as this enables us to lead a healthy life style,” Water said. “Fitness can be achieved by proper exercises that are part of your daily schedule; this applies to both mental and physical fitness. Fitness is an intricate part of everything we do it is one of the keys to success.”  Karatatot is a combination of exercise and karate in a format specifically designed for children ages 4½ and up.  In a fun filled and nurturing setting your children learn concentration, discipline, respect, focus as well as an understanding of self defense at his or her  own level. These children are learning child safety and stranger training. They are becoming better students at school and better listeners at home.

 

New Hyde Park:  Nicholas Chao

 

Mineola:  James Toal, Andrew George

 

East Williston:  Paul Barton

 

Williston Park:  Sean Li,  Olivia Gavagan, Nolan Farrelly, Grayson Lee, Lola Farrelly

 

Westbury:   Kyle Haffner

 

Manhasset Hills:   Savvas Apostolatos

 

Franklin Square:  Naomi Mejia


News

Senator Jack Martins discussed education, business and drug use among other topics in a an exclusive interview with this newspaper and FiOS 1 News. He’s currently seeking re-election in November, being challenged by Democrat Adam Haber. Pointing to what he called “key legislation,” particularly the tax cap legislation passed in 2011 and prescription drug bill he helped shepherd to enactment, Martins feels New York State is on track to continue fiscal responsibility.

 

“In these last four years, we’ve had four balanced budgets, we’ve cut taxes working together, we have paid off debt, streamlined government, kept spending below 2 percent each one of those years,” Martins said.

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.


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


Columns

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