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Here Comes Hockey Season

Kids of all ages are welcome to come play hockey at Cantiague Park in Hicksville, and this winter is no exception. Both shape-up sessions for those who want to get in shape for hockey season and tryout dates have been announced. The schedule, broken down by age group, is as follows:

Mites (birth years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)

Shape-Ups: March 13, 5:45 to 6:45 p.m.; March 14, 6 to 7 p.m.; and March 16, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. Tryouts: March 20, 6 to 7 p.m.; March 23, 8 to 9 a.m.; and March 27, 6 to 7 p.m.

Squirts (birth years 2003, 2004)

Shape-Ups: March 12, 6 to 7 p.m.; March 14, 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.; and March 16, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tryouts: March 20, 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.; March 23, 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.; and March 27, 7:15 to 8:15 a.m.

Peewees (birth years 2001, 2002)

Shape-Ups: March 13, 7 to 8 p.m.; March 14, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.; and March 16, 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Tryouts: March 18, 8 to 9:15 p.m.; March 20, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.; and March 25, 8 to 9:15 p.m.

Bantams (birth years 1999, 2000)

Shape-Up: April 7, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.; April 13, 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.; and April 14, 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Tryouts: April 17, 8 to 9:15 p.m.; April 18, 8 to 9:15 p.m.; and April 20, 3:15 to 4:30 p.m.

Midget Minor (birth years 1997, 1998)

Shape-Ups: April 7, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.; April 10, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.; and April 13, 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Tryouts: April 15, 8 to 9:15 p.m.; April 18, 8:15 to 9:15 p.m.; and April 20, 3:15 to 4:30 p.m.

All events are held at Cantiague Park, located at 480 West John Street in Hicksville. The Nassau County Hockey Program is open to Nassau County residents only, and all players/parents must have a valid Leisure Passport. The fee for each shape-up session is $25, while the tryout fee is $100, payable to “Treasurer of Nassau County” at the first tryout. All players are expected to attend all three tryouts.

News

One local playwright and his company — The Plainview Project — seem to be headed to the big leagues.

Claude Solnik of Plainview, the Plainview Project’s writer, is married with two children. While he has a master’s degree in dramatic writing from New York University, after graduating he ended up going into journalism, which currently remains his day job. But in his free time he indulged in his true passion, hammering out numerous play scripts until the day they he realized that he needed to stop sitting on these works he was creating and put them in the hands of actors that could give them life.

Even as they hoped the parties would reach a last-minute settlement, commuters across Long Island were scrambling last week to devise alternate plans for getting to work if Long Island Rail Road’s 5,400 workers go on strike July 20. And they were vocal in their anger with the Metropolitan Transit Authority. The strike, it seems, has roused commuter ire over a wide range of LIRR issues, from timeliness to cleanliness to costs.

“I’ll have to figure out a new way home from work,” said Marco Allicastro, a 20-year-old Queens resident waiting for a train home at the Bethpage station after a day’s work at the local King Kullen. “Long Island doesn’t really have a lot of options in terms of transportation. Maybe I should get a new job.”


Calendar

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Thursday, July 31

Adult Summer Reading Club

Through Aug. 7



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
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