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Floral Park North End Civic Association To Meet

Thursday, February 20

Floral Park-Bellerose Rotary Club

Tuesday, February 25

Floral Park Architectural Review Board To Meet

Wednesday, February 26


Wednesday, February 19

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.


Thursday, February 20

The Floral Park North End Civic Association will hold their meeting on Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. at the Reliance Fire House.


Tuesday, February 25

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.

Floral Park-Bellerose Rotary Club will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 5 p.m. at Trinity Restaurant. Visit www.rotaryfpb.com for details.


Wednesday, February 26

The Floral Park Architectural Review Board will meet on Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Recreation Center.


Thursday, February 27

The Hillcrest Civic Association will meet on Feb. 27 at the Recreation Center at 7:30 p.m.


Friday, February 28

The Floral Park-Bellerose School will hold Spirit Day on Friday, Feb. 28.


Saturday, March 1

Citizens’ Party will hold their family brunch on March 1 at 9 a.m. at Crabtree’s at 226 Jericho Tpke. For information visit www.FPCitizensParty.com or call 516-381-9101.


Tuesday, March 4

Covert Avenue Chamber of Commerce General Meeting will be held on March 4 at Park Place Restaurant. Details will be announced. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call Cathy Grasman at 516-488-2705 for information.


Wednesday, March 5

SEF SEPTA will hold their next meeting on March 5 at Sewanhaka High School, 2nd floor in the library at 7:30 p.m. Topic will be: Common Core Curriculum and Special Education. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for details.


Thursday, March 6

The Floral Park Chamber of Commerce will hold a breakfast meeting at Swing The Teapot, 6 Verbena Ave. on March 6 from 8 to 10 a.m. Individual price: $18. Visit www.floralparkchamber.org for more information.


Ongoing Programs

Senior Programs

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.

FISH Of Floral Park

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.

Floral Park United Methodist Thrift Shop

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.

At The Bellerose Jewish Center

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.

The Art Club

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.

News

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.

The Saint Mary’s High School Alumni Association hosted another successful Don Monti Memorial Golf Classic and Fall Alumni Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 25, despite the cancellation of the golf outing portion of the event due to heavy rain and wind throughout the day. The event, which was the 22nd annual, honored Tom Raleigh of Floral Park, who was this year’s recipient of the Timothy J. Coughlin ’76 Award for Outstanding Contributions to St. Mary’s High School.

The evening portion of the event brought a large turnout of alumni and guests to Plandome Country Club for the dinner reception to support St. Mary’s High School’s many wonderful programs. All the money raised directly benefits current St. Mary’s students.  


Calendar

Next Generation of Spirit Communication

Friday, October 24

FPMHS Athletic Booster Club Fundraiser

Sunday, October 26

Harvest Fair

Saturday, November 1



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