Written by Donna Duffy Thursday, 05 September 2013 00:00
Residents of the Roslyn, Herricks, and East Williston school districts are invited to participate in the fall semester of Roslyn Adult Education. Registration is now open. Look for the catalog in the mail or online: www.roslynschools.org and click on Community and then click on Adult Education. On the website, residents will also find a printable registration form.
Many courses begin the week of September 30. Adult Education has more than 75 offerings in creative arts, exercise and dance, computers, humanities, languages, lifestyles, cultural trips and more, including many new day and evening offerings for Fall 2013. Exercise classes range from aerobics (non-impact) to Zumba with all different classes in between such as T’ai Chi for Arthritis (both beginner and intermediate), Pilates, Yoga and a new Core & Balance Combo class. Creative Arts classes take place in Roslyn High School or Herricks Community Center include Drawing & Painting, Clay Sculpture, Watercolor Painting, Oil and Acrylic Painting, and Piano.
Two new classes are being offered this fall that involve music. The Pleasures of Music is a course designed for the curious mind as well as for music lover and delves into the powerful role music has played throughout history. Musical Images, How Great Composers Enhance Beauty and Expression in All of the Arts will be presented by a prize-winning pianist who will lead discussions as well as perform.
Learn games such as Bridge or Mah Jongg to keep your mind sharp. A variety of crafts are offered that include some old favorites such as Jewelry Making, Crochet and Knitting.
The Humanities & Sciences section includes classes in Astronomy, Archaeology and Film Noir. Languages offered are Italian, Spanish, Chinese and French for beginners. The new Health and Wellness section has new courses such as Sleep Wellness, and Healthy Living & Eating. The Lifestyles section has many courses such as Adoption: Myths & Realities, Write Away for those interested to explore the craft of writing, and there is a series of sessions on the Secrets of Organizing Your Life.
This fall, the school will continue to welcome residents of the East Williston School District and Herricks School District to the Adult Education family. Residents of all three districts pay the resident rate for course offerings and trips, and are eligible for senior citizen discounts, as well. Classes are held at both the Roslyn Adult Education and the Herricks Community Center. Details are in the catalog. Register early as many courses have limited enrollment. Registration forms can be sent via mail or fax. In-person registration is between 10 a.m. – 12 noon on weekdays. Instructions are on the form. A $5 registration fee must be included. (Registrations will not be taken over the phone.)
The Adult Education office is in the Roslyn Public Schools Annex at 440 Round Hill Rd., next door to Roslyn High School and across the street from the East Hills School (in the St. Mary’s building). For information, call 801-5091 or visit us on line at: www.roslynschools.org and click on Community and then on Adult Education.
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
Howard Kroplick was just settling in to his new position as North Hempstead’s town historian in April of 2012 when a phone call from a resident who found an old headstone led him into a comprehensive study of all 28 cemeteries within
the town’s boundaries.
Kroplick, an East Hills resident for 29 years, serves in the unpaid role as an advisor to the North Hempstead board, out of his longtime love of history. His exhaustive study of the area’s cemeteries has helped him complete a history of
North Hempstead that will be published in January, which will coincide with the 400-year anniversary of the discovery of Long Island, by Dutch explorer Adriaen Block. It was Block, according to Kroplick, who first identified Long Island as an actual island, not a peninsula as many believed back then. The 128-page book from Arcadia Publishing is the first ever written about North Hempstead.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
For the time being, much of the Roslyn area is without representation on the Town of North Hempstead council. Recently, Thomas K. Dwyer, who has represented Roslyn on that body since 2002, announced that he would step down from the board while he is in negotiations with a Manhattan-based consulting firm.
Dwyer, who is the chief operating officer of Syosset-based American Land Services, would not identify the firm he is talking to, but he said that the new job would represent a conflict of interest with his work on the town board.
Thursday, 20 February 2014 00:00
Albertson resident and Kellenberg sophomore Gabby Schreib qualified for the Millrose Games in New York City. Schreib qualified as a member of the Sprint Medley Relay along with Danielle Correia, Bridget McNierney, and Jazmine Fray.
The Kellenberg relay’s close second place finish in January’s Millrose Trials has moved them closer to defending the title they won in the same relay at last year’s Millrose Games. Schreib and her teammates time is currently second in the United States for girls track and field performances.
Thursday, 06 February 2014 00:00
Registration for Farmingdale’s Over the Hill Gang Softball League will take place Feb. 1, Feb. 8 and Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. - Noon at the Allen Park meeting room on Motor Ave. in Farmingdale. The league is open to men 40 and over who live in Farmingdale or the Town of Oyster Bay area. Players can also apply online at www.othgny.com, however must attend one registration session to show proof of age and residency.
— Submitted by Jerry Mazza