Bam! Pow! Do you love comics? Looking for a great place to get your hands on the latest issue of your favorite series? Your quest is only a stone’s throw away. Come down to a local store to check out some of the best books, graphic novels and collectibles near you. Be on the lookout for these three great shops: Grasshopper Comics, Best Comics International and Amok Time. “It’s less a matter of ‘which is the best’” said graphic artist and IDW fanatic Mike Samuel. “It’s more of ‘which store is more likely to have what I’m looking for.’” Keep this fresh in your mind and then you’re on your way.
Money couldn’t buy you love or diamond rings at the recent Beatlmania performance, but the next best thing, a trip back in time to the ’60s, surfaced at Michael J. Tully Park.
The stage was built on the sidelines of the football field which was packed with people on chairs, blankets with picnic baskets and coolers and some people sat on the bleachers. Children played frisbee, tossed the football around and chased each other on the field as their parents and grandparents viewed the show.
With recent economic troubles, local family owned mom and pop stores have not fared well. Fortunately, a gem still stands with Best Hardware and Mill Supplies at 406 Jericho Turnpike.
The local hardware store sitting aside the nearby CVS Pharmacy and
Throughout the year, the Town of North Hempstead sponsors environmental events for students aimed at educating them about the importance of preserving nature and their surroundings. This includes community clean-ups, grocery bag projects, poetry contests, the Environmental “Mock” Town Board and more.
The Town of North Hempstead recently honored more 250 students at the Clinton G. Martin Community Center.
Despite the hot and humid weather, plenty of people turned out for the recent Family Safety Day at Kelleher Park in Williston Park. New York State Assemblyman Ed Ra and Williston Park Mayor Paul Ehrbar were in attendance for the event which featured three safety tables highlighting the community’s commitment to keeping children and families safe. The three tables included a fire safety table, AT&T’s No Texting and Driving and Nassau County’s Kidpix Child Identification Program.
New Hyde Park Memorial High school alum Neil Duggan will be honored at The 23rd Annual Gladiator Fund Golf Classic Friday, Sept. 13. The Gladiator Fund is a local organization, which aids families afflicted by catastrophic illness.
Duggan has bone cancer. He was diagnosed a week before Christmas in 2012 and after spending time in the hospital, he said he had “good results.” Duggan went into the hospital again Friday, July 24. “It’s an honor [to be recognized], to have all the support from friends and family.”
Jainy Thomas wants to help village youth. The eight-year resident sees a need for additional learning, specifically English, and is looking to make the corner of Hillside Boulevard and Jericho Turnpike a stronghold for learning via a center recently approved by the village board of trustees.
“I want to try to utilize my educational background with my professional experience to start an English learning center in the Village of New Hyde Park,” says Thomas, a certified K-12 teacher. She likened her idea to Mathnaisum, which is dedicated to tutoring students in math and has nine Long Island locations, including New Hyde Park.
“When I grow up I want to be a dancer and a fashion designer for dancers, so I can dance while wearing the outfits.” Pint-size student Joelle Paccione from New Hyde Park is one of the many dancers at the American Theater Dance Workshop in New Hyde Park determined to have a career in dance. Thirty years ago a small dance training facility “The American Dance Machine,” opened its doors to the public.
Founded by Broadway dancer, director and choreographer, Lee Theodore, the school began a place to preserve the great Broadway numbers that had come to pass. Theodore led the American Dance Machine until her death in 1986. Theodore was a highly respected artist appearing as the character Anybodys, in the original production of West Side Story.
Eight-year-old New Hyde Park Little League player Tori Parente has been named Tri State Champion in the 7/8 age group in Major League Baseball’s Annual Pitch, Hit and Run
Competition (PHR). After finishing in first place in the first three levels of competition, she placed eighth overall in the country to wrap up her remarkable run.
PHR is the league’s official skills competition. Youngsters compete in four rounds, with the first taking place locally.
Empire Billiards in New Hyde Park has apparently scratched on the eight ball. New Hyde Park village officials announced last week the bar and pool hall, which had been met with extreme criticism and community outrage for some time, shut its doors for good on Sunday, June 30.
Village officials said they received notice about the closing when public works representatives visited the bar to conduct an inspection. Public Works Superintendent Tom
Gannon was going to issue yet another series of summons before Mayor Robert Lofaro heard Empire may close. He said the hall’s final Sunday on June 30 night saw a standing-room-only crowd with about 30 people outside the club until 2 a.m.
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