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NewHydePark.com Calendar

Community Fund Meeting - February 26

Village Board Meeting - March 4

Scholarship Fund - March 12

 

Community Fund Meeting

The Herricks Community Fund, will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Herricks Community Center, located at 999 Herricks Rd. in New Hyde Park.

Herricks School Board Meeting

The Herricks School District Board of Education will meet on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7:15 p.m. at the Herricks Community Center, located at 999 Herricks Rd. in New Hyde Park.

Museum Opening

The New Hyde Park Museum will hold its opening ceremonies on Friday, Feb. 28 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on the second floor of Village Hall at 1420 Jericho Tpke. For more information, go to http://newhydeparkmuseum.
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Athletics Booster Club Meeting

The Herricks High School Athletics Booster Club will meet on Monday, March 3 at 7 p.m. in the high school at 100 Shelter Rock Rd. in New Hyde Park.

Village Board Meeting

The Village of New Hyde Park will hold a board meeting on Tuesday,  March 4 at 8 p.m. in Village Hall at 1420 Jericho Tpke. in New Hyde Park.

Center Street PTSA-PTA Meeting

The Center Street School PTSA-PTA will  hold its executive board meeting on Tuesday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. with the general meeting to start at 8 pm. in the school at 240 Center St. in Williston Park.

Manor Oaks PTA Meeting

The Manor Oaks School PTA will hold a meeting on Tuesday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the school, located at 1950 Hillside Ave. in New Hyde Park.

Football Booster Club Meeting

The Sewanhaka High School Football Parents Booster Club will meet on Tuesday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. room 238 at the high school.

Architectural Review Board Meeting

The New Hyde Park Architectural Review Board will meet on Wednesday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Village Hall at 1420 Jericho Tpke. in New Hyde Park.

Scholarship Fund Dinner 

The Herricks School District Council of PTAs will hold its 53rd Scholarship Fund Dinner on Wednesday, March 12 at 6 p.m. in The Inn at New Hyde Park at 214 Jericho Tpke. in New Hyde Park. It’s $55 per person. Make checks payable to the Herricks Scholarship Fund. Checks are due Friday, Feb. 28. Call 516-742-1926.


News

The Sewanhaka Central High School District renewed Superintendent Dr. Ralph Ferrie’s contract for the next five years at a recent board meeting. Ferrie will receive no pay increase in 2014-15 at a $238,000 salary. The contract expires on June 30, 2019.

 

“You can’t get [work] done without a unanimous board,” Ferrie said. “This board took a leap of faith with the program plans for the district. We also have an excellent team [of administrators]. That’s an awesome team.”

New Hyde Park resident Tom Madera, of 7th Avenue, doesn’t want another car crashing into his house and hopes a Nassau County plan to install traffic calming features along Covert Avenue will prevent another incident.

 

“Anything would help, even if it makes noise like rubber strips along the road,” he said. “I can assure that it doesn’t make as much noise as a screeching Cadillac which has decided to reorganize the front of your house. That happened two years ago.”

 

The project would run down Covert Avenue from Jericho Turnpike in New Hyde Park, south to Hempstead Turnpike in Elmont. The project could cost more than $250,000, according to Aryeh Lemberger, unit head for Nassau County traffic engineers. He expects the plan would begin in 2015.


Sports

The Sewanhaka Indians’ very talented lacrosse defenseman, Tyler Regnier, will be playing next season for the Division 1 Rutgers University Scarlet Knights.

 

Regnier started playing lacrosse as a third grader, when he played with the New Hyde Park Police Activity League, a youth lacrosse program.

 

“At first, I wasn’t too serious,” he said recently. “But I just stuck with it, a lot of training, a lot of travel and a lot of practice made it happen.”

Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness in Williston Park received belt promotions after completing a series of extensive exams.

 

Graduates

From New Hyde Park:  Jonah Khorrami to brown belt, Isabella Castelli to purple belt.

 

From Mineola:  Alexandra Santos and Kayla Toal to, Kayla Toal yellow belt, Jason DeJesus to Yellow/White Belt.

 

From Williston Park:  Mario Lombardo to red belt, Daniel Melore to blue belt, Grayson Lee to yellow/white belt.

 

From Garden City:  Alexandra Delgais: to brown belt, Jake Delgais to yellow/white belt.

 

From Roslyn Heights:  Suhani Jain to red belt.  

 

From Uniondale:  Isiah McClean to yellow/white belt.



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