Thursday, 26 September 2013 00:00
Crack of the gun, they’re off!
Left, right, left…
Waves of swimmers
Slicing through crystal waters.
To cacophonous applause tossed like
crazy laps beyond them, bouncing off walls—
drowning the void between air and space,
pledging deafening sorority that promises
to go on forever past the finish line.
I breath in drunk wafts of energy.
Dripping humid air hangs on my skin like a pause.
A mother screams out to redirect her son:
arms waving, misconnecting, mishearing
he plods on wrong strokes, this way and that
for the home team.
A perfect little girl climbs out, bunched over
with cramp, is tenderly wrapped in a towel
and spirited away by her mother.
Another girl breaks a record in the breaststroke
to wild excitement—not on our team.
More wild pandemonium in a freestyle relay,
tsunami waves for another record—again, not our team.
A boy dives in undaunted, last in the event, pouring
heart and soul in an effort to catch-up, already lost.
Amidst it all a girl pulls soggy self out of the water.
A gorgeous intaglio trying not to be noticed; you can see
she is tired, reticent of her achievement—a quiet victory,
barely pulling a first against older larger opponents.
While this man’s eyes swim with joyous tears
for his adored daughter:
Diving in, ecstatic, gasping,
dripping in his feet.
Last Updated (Monday, 29 November 1999 19:00) Friday, 13 December 2013 00:00
The Water Authority of Western Nassau County opened its new 16,000 square-foot headquarters on Monday, Dec. 2 on Union Turnpike in New Hyde Park. They previously operated on South Tyson Avenue in Floral Park since 1996.
“As people walk by, even during construction, [the building] was so well-received,” Water Authority Superintendent Michael Tierney said. “It’s a modern-type building and designed to look like a water storage tank.”
While Western Nassau’s new facility is ready, Tierney stated there is still work to be done before moving in. The majority of the project was funded by a 2010 bond issuance by the water authority. It helped build the central garage and main
headquarters at the site.
Last Updated (Monday, 29 November 1999 19:00) Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00
New Hyde Park residents gathered Saturday, Dec. 7 to kick off the holiday season when The Village of New Hyde Park hosted their yearly Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the Village Hall.
The auditorium at the Marcus Christ Community Center, decorated for this holiday season, filled up quickly as families and local residents came to enjoy the Christmas festivities. Mayor Robert A. Lofaro, who’s been on the board for the last 15 years, welcomed guests.
Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano presented citations to honorees at the recent Milan Senior Program.
The mission of the Milan Senior Program is to offer educational and recreational activities, to promote personal growth and socialization, to foster feelings of achievement, companionship, and well-being
that would enhance the quality of life for people 60 years of age and older. For more information on the Milan Senior Program visit http://www.herricksindous.org/Milan
Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00
More than 300 friends and family attended the “Pig Roast” benefit for Dave Kelnhofer, a local New Hyde Park Volunteer and former FDNY fireman at Spanky’s Bar & Grill in New Hyde Park recently. Kelnhofer contracted a rare cancer, (Amyloidosis) while working at ground zero after 9/11. His wife Fran could not believe how many people turned out for her husbands fund raiser, saying “it is incredible what New Hyde park does to help someone who is in need.”