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School Supply Drive - September 6

Thrift Shop - September 12

Post 133 Installation Dinner - September 28

School Supply Drive

Sperry Federal Credit Union is holding a school supply drive now, through Friday, Sept. 6 at its location at 2400 Jericho Turnpike in Garden City Park. People can donate Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Thrift Shop

The thrift shop sponsored by Resurrection and St. Aidan Churches will reopen Sept. 12. There is a new supply of mostly all items including house wears, jewelery, clothing etc.  Hours are Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Resurrection Church is located at the corner of Campbell Ave. and Center St., Williston Park. For any further information, call 516-746-5527.  

Post 144 Installation Dinner

American Legion Post 144 will hold its Annual Installation Dinner on Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Legion Hall located at 730 Willis Avenue, Williston Park. Cocktails at 6 p.m. will be followed by the formal Installation Ceremony of Commander Frank Oliveri and his staff at 7 p.m. The installation will be followed by a dinner catered by Skalberg Caterers with an open ban, music and dancing.  Tickets are $25 per person. Contact Don Sassano at 516-747-3945 for ticket and seating information. Cut off date is Sept. 19. No tickets will be sold at the door.

AARP Meeting

Robert R. McMillian, internationally known attorney, TV host, and columnist, will be the guest speaker at the AARP North Hempstead Chapter No. 5176  meeting at Clinton G. Martin Park, New Hyde Park on Monday, Sept. 9 from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. New members welcome. National AARP membership required. Call 516-747-7840 for more information.

Gladiator Fund Golf Classic

The New Hyde Park Gladiator Fund will hold a golf outing to benefit Neil Duggan, New Hyde Park Class of 1976 at Clearview Golf Course on Willets Point Blvd on Friday, Sept. 13. He was recently diagnosed with cancer. Cost is $175, but $200 after Aug. 23. There’s a 6:30 a.m. registration and continental breakfast, followed by a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start with dinner at the Inn at New Hyde Park at 2 p.m. Dinner is $75.

Weekly Events

•Boy Scout Troop 200 Of Williston Park meets every Monday between 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church located at Willis Ave. and Winthrop St., Williston Park. Boys 11 to 17 are welcome to join.

 

•Irish American Society Social Gatherings every Monday at the Irish American Center, 297 Willis Ave., Mineola, from noon to 3 p.m. In the tradition and mission of the Irish American Society, we are here to make all welcome and be part of the local community. Bring lunch. Coffee and tea will be served. Play cards, board games or just sit and socialize. A film once a month. Ladies and gents welcome. Free to all. Call Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 746-9392 or 742-8080.

 

•Farmer’s Markets are held every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come buy local produce, breads, pickles and other goods at the municipal parking lot on Jericho Turnpike just west of New Hyde Park Road, across from Village Hall. Rain or shine until Novemeber. 

Monthly Events

•AARP #1868 Williston Park area meets on the first Monday of the month at 1:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post No. 144 Hall at 730 Willis Avenue in Williston Park Coffee and cake following meeting. New members welcome. Call 742-0465 for more information.


News

At the April 3 meeting of the Herricks Board of Education, it was revealed that New York State’s recently passed budget has allotted a larger-than-anticipated amount of aid for schools; this has resulted in an additional $360,000 for the district to use for its 2014-2015 budget.

 

According to Board of Education President James Gounaris, the 2014-2015 Herricks budget was already adopted, on March 20; after the surprise boost in state aid, the budget was adjusted and re-adopted at the April 3 meeting, with the additional funds allocated toward restoring some budgetary cuts made to the district in recent years.

Discussion over testing and class size opened a debate on spending at a New Hyde Park-Garden City Park Board of Education work session on Monday, March 31. 

 

The board voted unanimously to reduce the maximum class size for grades 3-6 to 27 from 29 students and to create an additional fifth-grade class next year.  These changes will be up for review next year.  

 

Reducing class size becomes a gamble if an unexpected amount of new students transfer to the district mid-year, according to district officials. If a class goes over the maximum, the district will have to hire additional aides.


Sports

Sewanhaka High School’s seventh grade girl’s basketball team finished with an undefeated season, coached by Alison Leighton and assistant coach Myeishay Brooks. 

 

“With an incredible starting five, and depth throughout the roster, the team showed that with talent and determination, they can do anything,” Leighton said. “Not only were they an unbelievable team to coach, they were sportswomen on the court, and gave one hundred percent effort in their games, and practices.”

Most tourists travel to see the sights and eat the food. But New Hyde Park resident Dr. Peter Douris recently flew to South Korea for a different reason entirely. He spent a week in the southern mountains testing for 5th degree black belt in the Korean martial art of Soo Bahk Do. 

 

Douris was part of a group from Kwon’s Karate studio in Manhasset, where they’ve all trained for many years with their instructor, Master H.Y. Kwon, a ninth level black belt.

 

In Korea, their days began at 6 a.m. and continued until very late.


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