Written by Dorothy Daly Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
The seniors of the Herricks Leisure Club welcomed spring after an active, and sometimes arduous, winter.
The new year started with a flea market and a presentation of Pinocchio by the drama students of the Center Street Schoolin January.
In February, the club celebrated Valentine’s Day with a dais decorated by Helene Picchiello, and apple turnovers donated by Martha Harris.
Members also celebrated two anniversaries and 14 birthdays, including the 104th of Anton Pramberger who sadly passed away shortly after reaching that milestone.
Twenty members of the group attended a Valentine’s luncheon sponsored by the Town of North Hempstead to honor couples married at least 50 years.
Other February highlights included a road trip to Empire Casino in Yonkers, and guest speakers including Steve Sussman, a mentalist, and Ronald Baumbach, author of “The Last Walk on Our Block,” about bygone days in Williston Park.
While bad weather caused some cancelations in early March, club members were able to enjoy trips to the Milleridge Inn and the Westbury Theatre.
At the March 14 meeting, the group received an update on Project Independence from Hilda Escobar and Assemblywoman Maureen O’Connell warned about scams. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Dorothy Daly delivered an Irish blessing and David Monfort regaled the group with Irish humor. Tess Fiorentino and Marie Rallo arranged a traditional feast of corned beef and cabbage.
On March 21, the group had pastries to mark the Feast of St. Joseph. Guest speakers Marion Rizzo and Gary Zimmermann of Syl-Lee Antiques presented a program on heirlooms. Each member was given an estimated value of one of their personal “treasures.”
In April, the club again welcomed the students from the Center Street Drama Club. A casino trip to Mount Airy Resort was made even more memorable by a stormy bus ride home. The group also mourned the passing of long-time constituent Bill Clark.
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One fortunate New Hyde Park resident was rescued from the freezing cold on Tuesday, Feb. 25 thanks to Dr. Julia Harmon, DVM, of the New Hyde Park Animal Hospital. That night, at approximately 8 p.m., Harmon was going to her car after work when she saw Spike, a wandering bulldog near Brooklyn Avenue, one block from the vet’s office on Jericho Turnpike.
Harmon immediately brought Spike, who was not wearing a collar and did not have a microchip implanted for identification, back to the vet’s office. The temperature outside was already at 31 degrees, but felt like 20 degrees with the windchill. Luckily Spike was
brought in from the cold early; temperatures dropped down to 25 degrees that night.
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The New Hyde Park-Garden City Park Board of Education talked finalizing the budget for the 2014-15 school year at its work session meeting on Monday, Feb. 24. The budget will be unveiled at the March 10 meeting.
Talks at the work session centered around what is or isn’t changing next year, and the board announced that they’re dealing with a “maintenance of effort” budget that will retain all current programs and non-mandated activities. Class sizes are expected to average about 21 students.
“Yes, we are status quo for the upcoming year, and this is a great achievement. It’s an amazing feat compared to the rest of the state,” Vice President Patricia Rudd said.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00
New Hyde Park Michael Castelli recently participated in the 32nd Black Belt Graduation at Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Ave. in Williston Park. He graduated to first-degree black belt.
“Our studio teaches students how to defend themselves responsibly while instilling self-confidence, self-discipline and respect for others,” says Grandmaster Charles Water, owner and director of the school.
Students tested in October, successfully passed their exam recently and received their black belt certificates. “Who says that the youth of America are not committed? A healthy life style at the karate studio, mentally and physically is alive, well and working,” said Water.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00
After missing the playoffs two straight years, the Sewanhaka Indians Boys lacrosse team will face tougher odds if it hopes to advance to postseason play in 2014.
The Indians, who start their season March 24 at Oyster Bay, will be playing out of Section 8, Nassau Conference II (Class B) this year; a bump up from their usual spot in Nassau Conference III (Class C). Typically, the schools are divided by enrollment.
“There are no gimmies in this league,” said nine-year coach Peter Burgess. “We were the last team to make this league in terms of population. They kind of drew the line below us. So we’re the smallest school in the league.”
Burgess said another obstacle for the Indians will be facing teams that they have no experience playing before.