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Swimming For Gold

Franklin Square residents Meaghan Rush, Julia Pusateri, Kimberly Chan, Amanda Agostino, Valley Stream residents Tyquann Walker, Adam Kapusta, Carolyn DeFranco, and Elmont residents Dranoel Truter, Yuvaraj Dhir, Vincent Agostino, and Dylan VanManen have qualified to compete at the 2013 Metropolitan Swimming Junior Olympics.  These swimmers represented the nationally ranked host team, Long Island Aquatic Club (LIAC).  Each year, LIAC sends a large squad to the junior olympics to compete for the titles as the best age group swimmers. Since 1996, LIAC has qualified 21 swimmers for the U.S. Olympic Trials. For more information on the Junior Olympics or the Long Island Aquatic Club visit LIAC’s website www.longislandswimming.com.


News

The word “veloce” in Italian means quick. Just like the word, the mobile pizza setup, Pizza Veloche, provides fresh food for catered events.

 

Instead of making the pizza inside and serving through a window, counters are set up in front of the truck, and the pizzas are made and served while the customers are watching.

 

The owner of Pizza Veloche is also the owner of Gino’s Trattoria and Pizzeria in New Hyde Park. Owner Alfredo Vitolo wanted to expand his business with unique off-premise catering.

 

Gino’s has other locations, in Port Washington and Bayside. 

Hurricane Arthur was no match for the water wars that emerged with the New Hyde Park and Garden City Park fire department along the route of the 16th annual Fourth of July parade in Stewart Manor on

July 4. Despite ominous-looking clouds and cooler than usual temps, spectators stood ready with water balloons, Super Soakers, buckets and garden hoses, as they awaited the onslaught from the many fire departments who participated in the parade.


Sports

The New Hyde Park Lady Jaguars recently defeated the Albany AllyCats  1-0. Jaguar goalie Linda Artuso was fantastic in her strategic play in preventing the Albany squad from scoring a goal. The defensive team of Caitlin McDonough, Catherine Rivera, Nora Higgins, Samantha Corrigan and Andrea Bouzos helped keep the game in the control of the Jaguars by their assertive play on both ends of the field.

The Lady Jags scored a goal on an assist by Zoe Winston that was put into the net by Tesse Cash. The remainder of the offensive force—Cate Conway, Mary Tsahas, Alexandra Caldwell, Sammie Coope, Vrisida Bouzos, and Nicole Orlando—displayed great control of the play throughout the match. 


Brennan Scanlon, a New Hyde Park Gladiator baseball standout, received an academic scholarship to Sacred Heart, and will be playing for their club ball team this coming school year.  

 

Scanlon, who also played football and basketball for the New Hyde Park Gladiators, was an All-League center fielder and starting pitcher this past season. He was a constant in the lineup, hitting third, he batted .305 with 16 RBI and flashed his speed as he swiped 11 bases. However, Scanlon states he did not play for personal stats. 

 

“I always focus on winning, not my personal achievements,” he said. 


Calendar

Blood Drive

Thursday, July 10

Summer Film Series Starts

Sunday, July 13



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com