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It’s Time Fore! Golf

The Floral Park Lions Club’s 13th Annual Mickey Finn Swing into Spring Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, May 6 at the North Shore Towers Country Club, located at 27240 Grand Central Pkwy., Floral Park.

The cost of a foursome is $600, single golfer is $150, and dinner only is $50. For more information or questions regarding attendance, sponsorship opportunities, donations, or raffle prizes please contact: Lion Barton Fingerman, DDS (516) 354-8917 or Lion Jim Whalen (516) 502-5696.

Previous recipients that have benefited from the proceeds of the Annual Golf outing have included ; The Guide Dog Foundation, Freedom Guide Dogs, Long Island Lions Eye Bank, The INN in Hempstead, Anna House- Belmont Childcare Association, Lions  Eyeglass Recycling Program, Diabetes Education Center, VISIONS Camp for the Blind, The Society of St. Vincent  de Paul, and many more. With an increase in requests from various local charitable groups, the Floral Park Lions have once again decided to distribute the proceeds from this year’s event to the numerous charities they support.

News

The Village of New Hyde Park adopted its 2014-15 operating budget Tuesday, April 14. The new budget totals $6 million. Last year’s budget topped off at $5.8 million. 

 

The adopted budget holds a final tax levy of $4.135 million, a 1.65 percent increase from last year. It’s estimated that residents will need to pay an additional $18 per year in village taxes.

The Village of New Hyde Park held off on its decision regarding the possible reopening of the Angry Gnome Pub. New Hyde Park resident John Murnane is looking to reestablish the bar and its two upstairs apartments at 1217 Jericho Tpke.

 

The pub was devastated because of Hurricane Sandy two years ago. According to village officials, tenants were using “alternative means of heat and air conditioning” which caused a fire in October 2012 after the storm, resulting in two deaths.

 

“It’s a neighborhood bar,” said Murnane. “It’s been a fixture in New Hyde Park for a long time.”


Sports

Sewanhaka High School’s girls lacrosse coach Erica Brennan knows something good is going to happen when attacker Skylar Shimansky is sprinting down the field. 

 

“When she’s on the move, shooting, 90 percent of the time, it’s going in,” Brennan said. 

 

The goals have been going in for Shimansky on a consistent basis so far this season. She leads the Indians with eight goals and has scored in each of the team’s first six games.

For Ariana Bruschi, winning the school award in the national Wendy’s High School Heisman competition is about hard work. The New Hyde Park Memorial High School senior is a standout Gladiators field hockey, lacrosse player and an avid volunteer.

 

“It really helped me and showed how hard work paid off,” she said. “I thank all my coaches and my guidance counselor Mary Beth Healy. They really helped me.”

 

The Wendy’s competition measured three parts: academics, athletics and leadership. These categories were strengths for Bruschi.


Calendar

Budget Vote - April 24

Herricks Host Calhoun - April 24

Senior Lunch - April 27


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