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Hofstra Teams To Teach Tykes At Special Sports Clinic

Children of all abilities welcome to play

The same organization that brought the all-inclusive playground to Eisenhower Park, Let All The Children Play (LATCP) of Jericho, will host an all-inclusive sports clinic at Hofstra University on Saturday, Feb. 8. Hofstra’s student-athletes will be coaching baseball, softball, and soccer to child and young adult participants. 

 

Registration will begin at 3 p.m. at The Fitness Center on Hofstra’s campus, 235 Hofstra University Drive, and is free, open to all children with or without disabilities. (Due to NCAA regulations, not all high school-aged students are eligible to participate.) For more on registering, please contact Shea at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-597-4937 ext. 1091. 

 

The clinics will run until 6 p.m., with a light dinner provided before heading over to the Hofstra Pride men’s basketball game. LATCP clinic participants and their families will receive complimentary tickets to the game, beginning at 7 p.m. 


News

The Village of New Hyde Park adopted its 2014-15 operating budget Tuesday, April 14. The new budget totals $6 million. Last year’s budget topped off at $5.8 million. 

 

The adopted budget holds a final tax levy of $4.135 million, a 1.65 percent increase from last year. It’s estimated that residents will need to pay an additional $18 per year in village taxes.

The Village of New Hyde Park held off on its decision regarding the possible reopening of the Angry Gnome Pub. New Hyde Park resident John Murnane is looking to reestablish the bar and its two upstairs apartments at 1217 Jericho Tpke.

 

The pub was devastated because of Hurricane Sandy two years ago. According to village officials, tenants were using “alternative means of heat and air conditioning” which caused a fire in October 2012 after the storm, resulting in two deaths.

 

“It’s a neighborhood bar,” said Murnane. “It’s been a fixture in New Hyde Park for a long time.”


Sports

Sewanhaka High School’s girls lacrosse coach Erica Brennan knows something good is going to happen when attacker Skylar Shimansky is sprinting down the field. 

 

“When she’s on the move, shooting, 90 percent of the time, it’s going in,” Brennan said. 

 

The goals have been going in for Shimansky on a consistent basis so far this season. She leads the Indians with eight goals and has scored in each of the team’s first six games.

For Ariana Bruschi, winning the school award in the national Wendy’s High School Heisman competition is about hard work. The New Hyde Park Memorial High School senior is a standout Gladiators field hockey, lacrosse player and an avid volunteer.

 

“It really helped me and showed how hard work paid off,” she said. “I thank all my coaches and my guidance counselor Mary Beth Healy. They really helped me.”

 

The Wendy’s competition measured three parts: academics, athletics and leadership. These categories were strengths for Bruschi.


Calendar

Budget Vote - April 24

Herricks Host Calhoun - April 24

Senior Lunch - April 27


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