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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

It’s hard to imagine that it’s Thanksgiving already. Is it me, or did we just celebrate? Halloween wasn’t even upon us and the stores were stocked with Thanksgiving and Christmas items. We say to ourselves, “each year, it comes earlier and earlier.” While some prepare to cook and figure out where to seat relatives to avoid arguments, others plan to dine out. To many of us, Thanksgiving means shopping on Black Friday. But for the few and far between who look forward to catching the latest film from the array released exclusively for the holiday weekend, the time has come to relish relaxation. Sit back and enjoy the weekend at the movies, while the deliciousness of turkey and stuffing is probably still digesting in your tummy.

The following movies opened on Nov. 26:

The Penguins of Madagascar (PG–92 mins)

The Penguins of Madagascar finally have their own movie. If you’re familiar with the previous Madagascar films, featuring the zoo animals and their adventures, then you already know the funny and lovable spy penguins. Packed with animated fun for the whole family, Skipper, Kowalksi, Rico and Private begin a journey as undercover agents to help stop the notorious villain, Dr. Octavious. New and returning voices include Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Tom McGrath, Christopher Knight, Ben Stiller, Chris Rock and many more.

If you have a sweet tooth and want a taste of confectionary perfection, take a drive down Manetto Hill Road. Set far back in a shopping center you will find Sweet Karma Bakery. No matter where you park in the lot, your nose will be greeted by the scent of freshly baked cakes and cookies.

Owner and pastry chef Brian Fishman graduated from the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in 1991. He was a savory chef for eight years before he chose pastries over pâtés.


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Owl Prowl

Saturday, Nov. 29

Holiday Tea

Monday, Dec. 1

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