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Sewanhaka 2014-15 Budget Discussion Meeting

Wednesday, April 2

Joint Civic Association Meeting

Thursday, April 3

Parade and St. Baldrick’s

Saturday, April 5


Wednesday, April 2

The Sewanhaka Central High School District will hold its 2014-15 budget discussion meeting on April 2 at 7 p.m. as a public forum in the board room at Sewanhaka High School.


Thursday, April 3

The joint civic association meeting will be held on April 3 at 8 p.m. at the Floral Park Recreation Center. Topic of discussion will be the proposed renovations to the Floral Park pool. All are welcome to attend.


Saturday, April 5

Floral Park’s Parade of Heroes and St. Baldrick’s event on Saturday, April 5. Parade steps off at 1:30 p.m. from village hall, arriving at Trinity Restaurant on Jericho Tpke.


Sunday, April 6

The Floral Park Historical Society Meeting will meet at Centennial Hall on March 6 from 1 to 5 p.m.


Monday, April 7

The Village of Floral Park will hold the Reorganization Meeting on March 7 at the Village Court Room at 8 p.m.

Covert Avenue Chamber of Commerce General Meeting will be held on Monday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. 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.

The Floral Park Historical Society will meet on Monday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Centennial Hall.

The Floral Park Bellerose School District will hold the regular board of education meeting on Monday, April 7 at 8 p.m. at John Lewis Childs School.


Tuesday, April 8

The Village Zoning Board of Appeals will meet on April 8 at the Village Court Room at 8 p.m.

The Bellerose Women’s Club will meet on Tuesday, April 8 at 1 p.m. at the village hall, 50 Superior Rd.

The Floral Park Bellerose School PTA will hold their PTA meeting on Tuesday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m.


Wednesday, April 9

The Floral Park Library Board will hold their meeting on April 9 at the library at 7:30 p.m.

The Floral Park Village budget hearing will be held on Tuesday, April 9 in the village court room at 8 p.m.

Mothers’ Club meeting will be held at United Methodist Church, 35 Verbena Ave. on Wednesday, April 9 at 9 a.m.

The Floral Park Lions’ Club will meet on Wednesday, April 9 at 12:15 p.m. at Crabtree’s Restaurant.

Bellerose-Floral Park Homemakers monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 9 at 11:30 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 57 Spooner St, in Floral Park.  Guests and new members welcome. For information call Barbara at 516-593-1873.

The Floral Park-Bellerose School District special education parent workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 9 at 7 p.m. at the Floral Park-Bellerose School.


Thursday, April 10

South Side Civic Association will meet on April 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Floral Park Recreation Center.

Catholic Daughters meet on Thursday, April 10 at 8 p.m. at Our Lady of Victory Memorial Hall.

The John Lewis Childs PTA meeting will be held on Thursday, April 10 at 9 a.m. at John Lewis Childs School.


Wednesday, April 11

The Floral Park Women’s Club will hold “Fun Nite Out” on April 11 at 7 p.m. at St. Elisabeth’s Church on Harvard St. Prizes, raffles, vendors, games available. Cost is $15 per person, reserve before April 3. Proceeds benefit the Women’s Club Scholarship Fund. Call Sandy at 516-328-9042 for information.


Saturday, April 12

The annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on April 12 at 10 a.m. at the Stewart Manor Country Club. All children are welcome to participate, arriving with basket in hand. The Easter Bunny is likely to make a special appearance.

The Recreation Center’s annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 12. A 9:30 a.m. start in the tiny town area for children ages five and under. A 9:45 a.m. start in the stage area for children ages six and older.


Tuesday, April 15

Village of Floral Park Board of Trustees meeting will be held on April 15 in the Village Court Room at 8 p.m.


Thursday, April 17

The North End Civic Association will meet on April 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Reliance Fire House.

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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