Friday, 28 December 2012 00:00
Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Avenue in Williston Park received belt promotions after successfully completing a series of extensive exams.
“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. “The studio teaches students how to defend themselves responsibly while instilling self-confidence, self-discipline and respect for others.”
Charles Water’s Karate & Fitness is a full time, professional martial arts school, with classes for children, adults and teenagers. The school is the only one on Long Island that also offers Karatatot, the only program specifically designed for children 4 1/2 to 6 years old.
Congratulations to the following graduates:
From Brookville: Elan Adami to brown belt.
From Williston Park: Jake Barraza to purple belt, Austin Velez to black/brown belt,
Thomas Zaid and Matthew Gavagan to yellow belt.
From Roslyn Heights: Michael Diehl to red belt.
From New Hyde Park: Edward Mauceri to Green Belt, William Birkdale to Brown belt.
From Carle Place: Michael Mancuso to orange belt, Vincent Natalie to yellow belt, Jack Taveras to orange belt.
From Manhasset: Nikhil Mehta to brown belt.
From Mineola: Andrew Paternostro to brown belt, Ethan Sargeant to brown belt,
Addie Steinberg to brown belt.
From Old Westbury: Zak Zulfiqar to yellow belt.
From East Williston: Anthony Tufano to yellow belt, Gabrielle Tragale to brown belt.
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 00:00
The Mineola School District’s 2014-15 draft budget is $87.5 million, a 1.65 percent increase from the 2013-14 budget, which was $86.1 million when it was certified last May.
The budget also includes a 1.46 percent increase in the tax levy, the maximum allowed by the state. The 2014-15 levy sits at $79 million.
District officials said pensions, salaries and special education costs drove the increases. Superintendent Dr. Michael Nagler estimated salaries and pensions would total $400,000 each; special education, $300,000.
Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00
After two denials by John and Theresa Muzio, the Village of East Williston finally inspected 8 Sumter Ave. recently, officials confirmed. The property has been the subject of controversy and public criticism, resulting in numerous hearings and court proceedings.
The village tried to inspect the house on Jan. 14 and 31. The Muzios thwarted their entry each time, calling the police.
“They’re persecuting me,” Muzio said. “They’re harassing me and they destroyed my house. My house froze up since it’s had no heat since 2009. They need a court order before [demolishing the house].”
Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00
This is the year the program has been waiting for. Head Coach Helms Bohringer, now in his 17th season at Mineola High School, is looking forward to having eight returning seniors from the 2013 varsity baseball team. That squad finished with seven wins, an improvement over the previous year.
The Mustangs have a program that is trending upward and Bohringer is excited for the prospects of this squad.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00
Children, teens and adults competed in the recent Winter 2014 Martial Arts Tournament at Charles Water Karate & Fitness in Williston Park.
Williston Park: Mario Lombardo-first place
Williston Park: Gavin Boylan - third place
Williston Park: Gavin Lee - Medal Winner
Matthew Gavagan – Medal Winner