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Floral Park Historical Society To Meet

Sunday, March 2

Floral Park Lion's Club Meets

Wednesday, March 5

Chamber to Hold Breakfast Meeting

Thursday, March 6


Wednesday, February 26

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

The National Senior Honor Society and Interact clubs at Floral Park Memorial High School are hosting a Prom Dress Drive to support the nonprofit Women of Integrity. The clubs are collecting prom dresses, evening gowns, cocktail dresses, dress shoes, and evening handbags. All dresses must be cleaned and in good condition. Bring donated items to the high school’s library through Friday, March 14.


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.


Sunday, March 2

Floral Park Historical Society will meet on March 2 at Centennial Hall from 2 to 5 p.m.


Tuesday, March 4

The Village of Floral Park Board of Trustees will meet on March 4 in the Village Hall Court Room at 8 p.m.


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.

The Floral Park Lions Club chapter meets on the first Wednesdays of each month at 12:30 p.m. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, March 5 at Crabtree’s Restaurant, 226 Jericho Tpke. in Floral Park.


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.

Join the Floral Park Memorial High School Athletic Booster Club for an Evening With Aunt Barbara, the nation’s leading seller of Tupperware. The event will take place on Thursday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall located at 15 Elizabeth St., in Floral Park. Admission is $10 per person which includes the show and light snacks. Bring your own beverages. Checks should be made payable to the FPMHS Athletic Booster Club and sent to Kelly Pipa, 57 Clover Ave., Floral Park, NY 11001 Attn: Booster Club Fundraiser.

The West End Civic Association will participate in a joint civic association meeting to be held on Thursday, March 6 at 8 p.m. at the Floral Park Recreation Center, second floor meeting room. Candidates for trustee, James Rhatigan and Kevin Fitzgerald will be present to answer any questions and present their positions going into the Village election. President Perry Criscitelli urges all members to attend.


Friday, March 7

In order to be eligible to vote in the village election on March 18 you must be a registered voter with the Nassau County Board of Elections. If you are not, registration forms are available at www.fpvillage.org  or at Village Hall, One Floral Boulevard. Registration forms must be received by the Nassau County Board of Elections no later than Friday, March 7. Registration with the county is permanent and entitles the registrant to vote in all general elections on village, town, state and federal levels.

Sewanhaka High School PTSA presents Supermarket Fun Night on Friday. March 7. Doors open at 6 p.m. Games begin at 7 p.m. in the Sewanhaka High School Student Cafeteria, 500 Tulip Ave. in Floral Park. Admission is $5 and includes two boards, coffee, dessert, and door prizes. Raffles and 50/50 will be available. Call 516-488-9607 for tickets. Proceeds support the Senior Scholarship Fund. No one under 18 will be admitted.


Sunday, March 9

The FISH of Floral Park annual member meeting will be held on March 9 at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church (use the Violet Ave. entrance). The guest speaker will be Nick Stavola of Allstate Insurance Agency, discussing insurance and volunteer driving. Light refreshments will be served.


Tuesday, March 11

The Bellerose-Floral Park Center Lions Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. The next meeting will be held on March 11. Contact the chapter’s president at 516-532-7046 for more information.


Wednesday, March 12

The Floral Park Library Board will hold their public meeting on March 12 at the library at 7:30 p.m.

The Zoning Board of Appeals for the Village of Floral Park will be held on March 12 in the Village Court Room at 8 p.m.

News

Girl Scouts of Nassau County recently recognized Krista Longobardi and Meaghan Smith, both students at Floral Park Memorial High School, for individually earning their Gold Award, the highest and most prestigious award within the Girl Scouts Organization. In order to be eligible for a Gold Award, a Girl Scout must have completed two Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador Journeys or have already received the Silver Award and completed one additional Journey. The Gold Award also requires the completion of 80-hours or more of an individual leadership Take Action project that makes a sustainable and measurable impact on an important issue, or need in the community, and that serves to educate and inspire others in the community.

Longobardi’s Girl Scout Gold Award Take Action Project, Pick Your Pet, teaches children ages 5-12 the benefits of owning a pet. She was able to educate her community on the adoption process, the best pet for your household, and how adoption can save an animal’s life. Longobardi’s love of animals made it easy to spread knowledge on this topic. She improved her communication and public speaking skills as a result of her project since she spoke in front of her community leaders and peers.

Saint Mary’s High School will host the 22nd Annual Don Monti Memorial Golf Classic and Fall Alumni Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 25, at Plandome Country Club. Following the golf outing, a dinner reception will take place where Tom Raleigh, of Floral Park, will be honored with the Timothy J. Coughlin ’76 Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions to St. Mary’s High School.

Raleigh has deep connections to St. Mary’s High School and the Manhasset community. Four of Raleigh’s five children went to St. Mary’s: Tom, Jr. ’88, Brian, ’91, Katie ’93, Kevin ’95. Raleigh has been a loyal St. Mary’s advocate both as a past parent and former coach.  


Calendar

Town of Hempstead Board Meeting

Tuesday, September 2

Floral Park Senior Citizens’ Picnic

Tuesday, September 2

Village of Floral Park Board of Trustees To Meet

Tuesday, September 2



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