More than 300 friends and family attended the “Pig Roast” benefit for Dave Kelnhofer, a local New Hyde Park Volunteer and former FDNY fireman at Spanky’s Bar & Grill in New Hyde Park recently. Kelnhofer contracted a rare cancer, (Amyloidosis) while working at ground zero after 9/11. His wife Fran could not believe how many people turned out for her husbands fund raiser, saying “it is incredible what New Hyde park does to help someone who is in need.”
Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Avenue in Williston Park recently participated in the studios 33nd Black Belt Graduation.
“Our goal at Charles Water’s Karate & Fitness is to facilitate mental growth enabling our students to reach their highest potential as human beings,” says Grandmaster Charles Water owner and director of the school. “Our studio teaches students how to defend themselves responsibly while instilling self-confidence, self-discipline and respect for others.”
The foundation for character building and success starts at home. The schools and role models that impact your child’s life assist in reinforcing the aspirations that you have for your child’s development and future.
Children learn this is Karatatot, a unique program offered by Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Avenue in Williston Park. Karatatot is a combination of exercise and karate in a format specifically designed for children ages 4½ and up. In a fun filled and nurturing setting your children learn concentration, discipline, respect, as well as an understanding of self defense at his or her own level. Children learn child safety and stranger training. They are becoming better students at school and better listeners at home.
The North Hempstead Town Board honored the New Hyde Park 12 and under baseball team prior to the Nov. 19 board meeting at Town Hall.
The New Hyde Park Blue Devils finished with an impressive 13-1 record in the National Junior Baseball League’s (NJBL) 12U National Division, taking home 1st place honors. The entire team was on hand to be awarded with certificates as well as their coaches Marlon Artigas, Phil Munoz, Dennis Rowinski, and Peter Yip.
“Each game it was someone else. It was all about teamwork,” Artigas said.
Councilman Angelo Ferrara, whose council district encompasses New Hyde Park, gave a brief recap of the Town’s history, and told the team that they, too, are now a part of North Hempstead’s compelling story.
Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Avenue in Williston Park are required to complete and pass four exams with their required skills and then they are recommended for their black belt test. There are students that are invited to the exams who have different goals.
“Our goal at Charles Water’s Karate & Fitness is to facilitate mental growth enabling our students to reach their highest potential as human beings,” says Charles Water owner and director of the school. “Our studio teaches students how to defend themselves responsibly while instilling self-confidence, self-discipline and respect for others.”
The Sewanhaka Indians snapped its playoff drought this season, making it to the postseason for the first time since 2010, but were bounced in the first round.
The Indians, led by head coach George Kasimatis, finished the regular season with a 4-4 record, after finishing each of the previous two seasons 2-6. That was good enough for the seventh seed in the Nassau County Conference III. The Indians went on the road to play the Lawrence High School Golden Tornadoes and lost 42-12.
Herricks High School tennis player Taylor Cosme stepped onto the courts at Eisenhower Park to compete in the finals of the recent Nassau County Girls Tennis Championships. Cosme, the top singles player for Herricks was seeded second in the county tournament. Taylor had already defeated three other singles players in straight sets.
When she faced the first seed from Manhasset High School in the finals, Cosme was focused and ready to take on the challenge.
Her game was on, as she displayed a strong forehand, backhand slices down the line and powerful and accurate baseline shots.
She won the championships in straight sets, upsetting the Manhasset 6-2, 6-4.
The second seeded Lawrence High School Golden Tornadoes bounced the seventh seed Sewanhaka Indians from the playoffs on Saturday, Nov. 9, winning 42-12.
“I wish it could have turned out different,” said Indians Head Coach George Kasimatis. “We ran into a juggernaut, they were hot. We didn’t play well today and they did, they didn’t make mistakes and we made a lot.”
The Indians put themselves in a hole early. On the first play from, Lawrence’s Jordan Fredericks picked off QB Jake Mellen. Fredericks punched the ball in for the score just a few plays later to put the Golden Tornadoes up 6-0.
For senior Jake Young, playing for the New Hyde Park Gladiators football team is more then just an opportunity to get to play the game he loves; it is a brotherhood.
Young has gone through hard times while as a member of the Gladiators; whether it’s his mother’s battle with cancer, his brother Dan serving for the armed forces in Iraq and Afghanistan or dealing with the death of a close friend Frank
Trivigno, his teammates have always helped him through it.
Young found out about the death of one of his close friends as he walked off the field after a game. He credits the strong bond with his teammates and coaches for getting him through this incident.
The Long Island Aquatic Club announced that New Hyde Park residents Timothy Yeung, Andrew Sallusto, Adrian Chan and Sean McClellan along with Sophia Karras (Albertson), Jessica Guglielmo, and Anthony Melchore (Williston Park) have qualified to compete at the National Age Group Challenge Meet. These athletes are seven of 67 LIAC swimmers invited to attend this prestigious competition.
This is the fifth year that LIAC has qualified swimmers to race in the meet. The LIAC athletes will compete in single age groups against swimmers from all over the east coast. In 2011 LIAC had 90 individual swims in the Top 8. After being sidelined by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the coaches and swimmers look forward to returning to the competition and improving on that performance this year.Results of the National Age Group Challenge meet can be found live on LIAC’s website www.longislandswimming.com
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