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Little Leaguer Named Tri-State Champion

Written by Greg Giaconelli Friday, 26 July 2013 00:00

Eight-year-old NHP girl places in Top Ten nationwide 

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. 

 

End Of An ‘Empire’

Written by Rich Forestano Thursday, 25 July 2013 00:00

Pool hall shuts its doors

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. 

 

Bumpy Ride For Walk Street

Written by Rich Forestano Wednesday, 24 July 2013 09:35

Co-owner feels bar unfairly tarred by billiard hall problems

Walk Street Tavern owner Jimmy Tubbs walked out of Village Hall on Tuesday, July 16 frustrated at having his restaurant compared to a shuttered pool hall.

 

Tubbs and village trustees got into a verbal tussle after Tubbs’ business was mentioned in the same breath with the controversial Empire Billiards, which recently closed. Tubbs feels his tavern is being unjustly saddled with baggage from the defunct pool hall.

 

Walk Street’s location put it in rough company. Residents repeatedly complained about noise at Empire as well as numerous quality of life issues from late-night patrons at the BP gas station, including public urination, fights and loitering. While Walk Street may have gotten caught in the fray, problems were raised by concerned residents.

 

Tanner Tapped To NCVOA Top Spot

Written by Chris Boyle Saturday, 20 July 2013 00:00

East Williston mayor appointed president of village officials association

 

The Nassau County Village Officials Association (NCVOA) elected its executive board for the 2013-14 year on Thursday, June 27, headed up by newly appointed president and current East Williston Mayor David Tanner.

 

This year’s installation dinner was held at the La Marmite Restaurant in Williston Park, where a virtual who’s who of local and county government was present, including recently appointed Town of Oyster Bay Clerk James Altadonna, formerly the mayor of Massapequa Park.

 

Resident Elected To Girl Scouts Board

Friday, 19 July 2013 00:00

The Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) announced that during the recent 48th annual meeting, Valerie Terzano has been elected to serve as Member-at-Large on the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County, Inc. She joins a panel of 28 board members in their mission to provide leadership, innovation and to support to the Girl Scouts of Nassau County.

 

NHP Man Screens Short Film

Written by Greg Giaconelli Thursday, 18 July 2013 00:00

And that’s a wrap.  On July 19, director, producer and writer Kenneth Oefelein will screen the New York Premiere of his short western film Skeleton Canyon at the 16th Annual Long Island International Film Expo.  

 

Coming Full Circle

Written by Dave Gil de Rubio Wednesday, 17 July 2013 00:00

When Plainview-Old Bethpage resident David Rosner was recently appointed the new director of development for the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island (RMH-LI), he came to the position with a unique perspective. He’d battled leukemia as a teenager and had dealt with two years of chemotherapy from the ages of 16 to 18 before his disease went into remission. It’s an experience that shaped his worldview and led to his now nearly two decade journey through the nonprofit fundraising world. 

 

New Hyde Park Resident Elected To Girl Scouts Board

Thursday, 11 July 2013 00:00

The Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) announced that during the recent 48th annual meeting, Valerie Terzano has been elected to serve as Member-at-Large on the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County, Inc. She joins a panel of 28 board members in their mission to provide leadership, innovation and to support to the Girl Scouts of Nassau County.

“We are thrilled to have Valerie serving on the Board of Directors,” stated Wanda Jackson, President of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County Board of Directors. “We know that her experience will make her a wonderful contributor to our board and we are confident that she will bring strong leadership and valuable skills to help us to continue our mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character.”

 

Pet Of The Week: July 12, 2013

Wednesday, 10 July 2013 10:20
This is Stephen J. Cipot’s best friend Gunner, a English Yellow Labrador, after play at 1-week-old from the kennel.

Want your pet featured in the New Hyde Park Illustrated News? Email a high quality photo taken with a digital camera (no cell phone pictures please) and a brief, funny description to Rich Forestano at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Entries will be published in the order they are received.
 

Katie’s Run Draws 800 Runners

Written by Rich Forestano, rforestano@antonnews.com Tuesday, 09 July 2013 00:00

Run/Walk event creates raises more than $15,000

More than 800 runners and walkers were out in full force for the recent 4th Annual Katie’s Run in New Hyde Park. The run honored Katie McBride, who passed away five years ago from Burkitts Lymphoma. She was 11 years old.

Ryan McDermott, a Chaminade High School graduate finished as overall winner to take the Mayor’s for a second year in a row with a time of 17:24. The overall female champion was SUNY New Paltz All-American Amanda Wolfer from Woodbury.

 

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