Thursday, 29 August 2013 00:00
Championing the road with remarkable alacrity
We run, run, run. And we run.
Severe concrete smacks every sure step,
By step by step; hot enough to melt the soles.
The gritty sweat of it—the grueling salty
Thirst of it—the awful sun performs
Its duty, photon by photon—
painful inch by inch,
With sheer force and determination.
But one runner’s shackles are another’s spurs
Gauged to the physics of victory
And all our greatest expectations.
Unparalleled effort all the way—
Sort of—well, maybe not my every step.
But who looks at my performance anyway?
That honor’s reserved for the best,
Those who are ahead of the pack,
Backs to the rest of us.
Those who are fated to win,
Blessed with this sort of thing:
Possessed in a way that others like me
Can only admire and watch in awe.
So my every step is in faithful duty as they
Stride across the finish line. Forcefully,
Skilled, in elegant effortless demonstration—
Did they even break a sweat or breathe hard?
We marvel at the granite-like records.
It’s more than a run, the timely results are
Legend, part of our very Freedom and Independence,
Achievement in all its sacred glory.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 04 December 2013 13:33) Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
A new proposal by interim Supervisor John Riordan seeks to hike pay for elected officials of the Town of North Hempstead. Riordan's plan would have board members’ salaries jump by $15,000 to a total of $55,000, an increase of 37.5 percent. Other proposed salaries would be $138,000 for the supervisor, $115,000 for the receiver of taxes and $105,000 for the town clerk.
Riordan introduced the proposal at the last town board meeting, on Nov. 19, requesting that a resolution be placed on the agenda setting Dec. 10 for a public hearing to consider the adoption of an amendment that would enable the salary increases for the 2014 calendar year.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 04 December 2013 14:00) Wednesday, 04 December 2013 13:30
New Hyde Park residents and officials reacted to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s decision to veto a state bill that would require the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to conduct a noise study of two major airports. A main sticking point in the bill was the necessity of the identical legislation put forth by the state of New Jersey.
Rather than wait for New Jersey, the governor is ordering a study be held. New Hyde Park resident Kurt Lanjghar, a proponent of aircraft noise abatement in the community, was pleased, but puzzled.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Avenue in Williston Park recently participated in the studios 33nd Black Belt Graduation.
“Our goal at Charles Water’s Karate & Fitness is to facilitate mental growth enabling our students to reach their highest potential as human beings,” says Grandmaster Charles Water owner and director of the school. “Our studio teaches students how to defend themselves responsibly while instilling self-confidence, self-discipline and respect for others.”
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
The foundation for character building and success starts at home. The schools and role models that impact your child’s life assist in reinforcing the aspirations that you have for your child’s development and future.
Children learn this is Karatatot, a unique program offered by Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Avenue in Williston Park. 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, as well as an understanding of self defense at his or her own level. Children learn child safety and stranger training. They are becoming better students at school and better listeners at home.