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Irene Blows Through Leaving Downed Trees and Wires

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 02 September 2011 00:00

Hurricane Irene, true to predictions, blew through New Hyde Park and surrounding areas, leaving power outages and downed trees and massive flooding.

 

The Cellini Italian Feast Roars Into Town Ahead of Irene

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 02 September 2011 00:00
With threats of a vicious hurricane swirling around, the Annual Cellini Lodge Festival opened last Wednesday and the entire area was packed. 
 

McKevitt Holds Annual Women of Distinction Event

Friday, 26 August 2011 00:00

Assemblyman Tom McKevitt hosted his 5th annual Women of Distinction event recently at the Albertson VFW. With over 200 guests in attendance including former recipients of the award, family, friends, and this year’s honorees, the event was a community-wide success, noted McKevitt.

“With the outpouring of support for these women in the community it is obvious that we are so fortunate to call them our friends and neighbors,” said McKevitt. “These women represent some of the most courageous and accomplished individuals in our state and nation. Taken together, their achievements and dedication have resulted in the continuous improvement of our quality of life and an enlargement of our sense of community here on Long Island.”

 

Herricks Sets Tax Levy For 2011-2012

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 26 August 2011 00:00
At the last Herricks School Board meeting the tax levy for the 2011-2012 school year was set at $86,929,401.  Setting this tax levy will result in a tax increase of 3.78 percent, as advertised.

Further, the board allocated the following funds:  

$1,128,834 to the Workers Compensation Reserve Fund.

$948,977 to the Unemployment Insurance Reserve Fund.

$221,043 to the Employees Retirement Contribution Reserve Fund.

 

Cellini Annual Italian Festival Set for August

Friday, 19 August 2011 00:00

Community Appreciation Day August 28

The Cellini Lodge #2206, Order Sons of Italy in America, located in New Hyde Park, will hold its Annual Italian Festival to start on August 24  through August 28 at Michael J. Tully Park, 1801 Evergreen Avenue (off   Denton Avenue) in New Hyde Park.  

The hours of the festival will be: Thursday and Friday from 6 to 11 p.m., Saturday from 3 to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 3 to 10 p.m. Admission is $1 and children under 8 years are free. 

 

New Hyde Park School Board Appoints Dr. Raymond Bredur

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 19 August 2011 00:00

At the last meeting of the New Hyde Park/Garden City Park School Board,  Dr.  Raymond Bredur was appointed by the board as  Director of Pupil Personnel Services.

At the outset of the meeting Board President Ernie Gentile called for any comments from the public.

A resident asked if the inquiry she had made at the last meeting regarding the moving of Special Education students from place to place had been resolved.

 

Hail Shatters Many Windshields In New Hyde Park

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 12 August 2011 00:00

Last Monday, during a fierce thunder and lightening storm, hail plummeted in New Hyde Park and surrounding areas, destroying  the windshields of many cars.

Along with the shattered windshields, residents also experienced a numerous amount of small dings in their cars the size of the rapidly falling hailstones.

 

Cold Spring Harbor Band Performs at William Gill Theatre

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 12 August 2011 00:00
The Cold Spring Harbor Band, under the direction of Pat Farrell, vocalist, on the piano, moved its concert to the William Gill Theatre, atop New Hyde Park Village Hall, due to rain.  The Cold Spring Harbor Band performs a tribute to the songs of Billy Joel and features, along with Farrell, Robert Goebel, keyboard, guitar and percussion, Lou Kouvaris, guitar, Nick Cangemi, drums, Paul Tuthill, sax and Peter Salvato, bass.
 

Carlyle Holds Largest Same Sex Wedding for Eighty-three Couples

Written by Rachelle Blidner and Christy Hinko Friday, 05 August 2011 00:00

Largest Ceremony on Long Island After New York Passes Gay Marriage Rights

On Tuesday, July 26 the largest same sex wedding ceremony was held on Long Island at Carlyle on the Green at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale after the New York State Senate passing of the marriage bill on Friday, June 24.

Hosted by the Long Island GLBT Services Network, many donors made the complete event possible, from the venue and services of the Carlyle on the Green, to Andrew Scott Events and Floral, Top Tiers cakes by Jason Ellis, All Star Limousine Service, Ltd., Todd Barrie Music & Entertainment, and JoVon Photography.

 

New Hyde Park Village Holds Loading Zone Hearing

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 05 August 2011 00:00

Prior to the last New Hyde Park Village Board meeting, the village board held a hearing to determine what exactly is designated as a “loading zone.”

According to Schedule XX, the following locations are designated as loading zones:  

Second Avenue-north-from a point 94 feet west of South 5th Street Westerly 71 feet to a point 37 feet West of South 4th Street,

Brooklyn Avenue:  North from Cherry Lane to a point 100 feet east thereof.

 

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