Wednesday, 12 February 2014 00:00
Barry Plays Swing The Teapot
Saturday, February 15
Floral Park Chapter 5224 AARP
Monday, February 17
Town of Hempstead Public Board Meeting
Tuesday, February 18
For great music and good company, stop by Swing the Teapot on Saturday, Feb. 15 to hear some country-blues-folk-rock served up by local guitar-harmonica-mandolin player, Mike Barry and Friends. Show starts at 9:30 p.m. Swing The Teapot is located at 6 Verbena Ave. For information visit swingtheteapot.com or call 516-488-2180. No cover. No admission fee.
— Christy Hinko
The regularly scheduled meeting of Floral Park Chapter 5224 AARP will be held on Feb. 17, at 1 p.m. at the Floral Park Recreations Center. This month’s featured presentation will be the Floral Park Antiques Appraisal Show. Marion Rizzo Will be on hand to appraise any and all articles that members can bring to our February meeting. The meeting is open to the public. For information call President Marge Vance at 516-354-4296.
The Floral Park-Bellerose School District will be in winter recess from Monday, Feb. 17 through Friday, Feb. 21.
The next Town of Hempstead public board meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 10:30 a.m. at the Nathan L.H. Bennett Pavilion in Town Hall Plaza at One Washington St. in Hempstead. The agenda will be posted on the Friday prior to the meeting at http://townofhempstead.org
Nominations for the Town of North Hempstead’s 2014 Women’s Roll of Honor are being accepted through Feb. 19. For more call Stephanie Sajous at North Hempstead’s 311 Call Center. Or visit www.northhempsteadny.gov/Roll-of-Honor for nomination forms.
The Sewanhaka Central High School District will hold its Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. at Sewanhaka High School.
Provides free transportation to and from medical appointments for senior citizens who are residents of the Floral Park/Bellerose area and cannot afford cab fare or who have no other means of transportation. Should you or a loved one need transportation to a medical appointment, contact FISH at 516-835-9522 or telephone coordinator Fran Hornberger at 516-775-0740.
The United Methodist Church Thrift Shop, at 35 Verbena Ave., features jewelry, clothing, housewares, bric-a-brac, dishes, linens, collectibles, some furniture, small appliances and antiques. Open every Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Donations gratefully accepted. Call 516-354-4969.
Located at 254-04 Union Tpke., Floral Park. Call 718-343-9001: Free Jewish education for kindergarten and Sunday School children. A thorough religious curriculum with experienced teachers for third grade to their Bar/Bat Mitzvah is also provided. The Renaissance Group. A nonsectarian group of men and women who have lost a dear one. Dialogue and an exchange of ideas can be helpful. Call for date of the next meeting.
Has year round classes all taught by a professional. Classes for the littlest artist to the more serious, adult classes too. Call for more information at 516-742-7662 or go onto the web at thegardenartstudio.com.
Safe Boating Courses, free vessel safety checks and more from America’s Boating Club, the United States Power Squadrons. Visit WeBoatSafe.org or call 800-341-8777 for information.
Are you a senior who would like help paying for Medicare benefits and prescription drugs? Free assistance is only a phone call away if you qualify because of limited income. There may be a way to alleviate some of the cost of Medicare — deductibles and coinsurance, Part B premiums, prescription drug plans (Part D). Reducing monthly premiums, annual deductibles and co-payments, aiding with coverage gaps. To learn more call an LIS/HHS (Low Income Subsidy from U.S. Dept. of HHS) counselor from Family & Children’s, a community of caring. 516-485-3425, ext. 222.
The following programs regularly serve all residents of Nassau County. Call the NC Dept. of Senior Citizen Affairs 516-571-4330:
• Employment Referrals for Seniors. The NC Dept. of Senior Citizen Affairs is a resource to employers seeking qualified workers and to mature job seekers, 55+, who want assistance with employment and résumé preparation. Services are free of charge.
• The Foster Grandparents Program is recruiting senior volunteers to share their time and love with children in Nassau County. Volunteers receive a non-reportable stipend, transportation reimbursement, paid holidays, sick days and vacation days.
• If you are 55+, make your spare time count. Join the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, a national organization, and share your talents and skills at one of the many diversified placements.
Saturday, 25 October 2014 00:00
Long Island communities are waging a war against prescription drug abuse and a rampant heroin epidemic. The county launched a free public training program in 2012 to teach ordinary citizens the signs of an overdose and how to reverse its effects using a drug called Narcan.
Garden City High School hosted one of these training events on Oct. 9 as a packed auditorium of parents and community members gathered to learn the skills needed to potentially save a life. Floral Park will host the event in December.
Friday, 24 October 2014 00:00
Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), with one of the first cases identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, which school officials called for the closing of school, as a health precaution.
Dr. Charles Schleien, chairman of the department of pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, said that although the enterovirus is still active, cases are dwindling on Long Island. According to Schleien, approximately 500 cases have been reported this season of enterovirus, at Cohen’s Children Medical Center, with two to six patients being admitted per day.