Wednesday, 14 May 2014 00:00
JLCS PTA Meeting
Thursday, May 15
Hance Family Foundation Fun Run
Saturday, May 17
Floral Park-Bellerose School District Election and Budget Vote
Tuesday, May 20
Library board meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Floral Park Public Library.
Floral Park Zoning Board of Appeals regular meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 14 at 8 p.m. at village hall, 1 Floral Blvd.
Covert Avenue Chamber of Commerce will meet on Wednesday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. at SHE Boutique/Sewanhaka Travel at 58 Covert Ave.
Nassau County Police Department Annual Open House will be held from Wednesday, May 14 through Friday, May 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 1490 Franklin Ave. at 14th St. in Mineola. Exhibits and demonstrations include: the police museum, bomb squad, mounted unit, highway patrol, police academy, canine unit, aviation bureau, detention and more. No appointment necessary. Call 516-573-7135 for information.
North End Civic Association will meet on May 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Reliance Fire House at 2 Holland Ave.
JLCS PTA meeting on Thursday, May 15 at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. Meet other parents and find out what’s going on at school. Officer Groshans and School Superintendent Opiekun will be the guest speakers. Sign up for chair and co-chair positions for the many committees that help organize programs that support the school and students. Babysitting will be available.
The Town of Hempstead’s Rock Hall will host their children’s gardening club on Thursdays from May 15 through Aug. 21 from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m.
Gardening: A Lesson in Life - Learn how to cultivate, seed, plant, and tend a vegetable and herb garden. Membership to the Garden Club is $80 for children ages 5 through 10. Garden club fee includes instruction, plants, and seeds. Pre-payment required. Contact the museum at 516-239-1157 to make reservations and receive an application, and visit www.FriendsofRockHall.org for museum information. Sponsored by the Friends of Rock Hall.
Hance Family Foundation Fun Run will be held on Saturday, May 17 at Centennial Gardens. Visit www.hancefamilyfoundation.com for registration and details. First race begins at 9 a.m. Floral Park street closures will be effect from 9 to noon.
Family Fun Day will be held on Saturday, May 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Centennial Gardens. Games, food, raffles, face-painting and more. Hosted by the Hance Family Foundation, Floral Park Youth Council, and Floral Park Conservancy Society. Visit www.hancefamilyfoundation.com for details.
The Town of Hempstead Stop Throwing Out Pollutants (STOP) collection day for household waste will be held on Saturday, May 17 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Newbridge Road Park in South Bellmore. For information call 516-378-2200.
South Floral Park will host the annual Armed Forces Day Ceremony on Saturday, May 17 at 11 a.m. at 383 Roquette Ave. All active military, veterans and residents are welcome to attend.
The Bellerose Village Board of Trustees regular meeting will be held on Monday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. at 50 Superior Rd.
The Floral Park Village board of trustees will meet on May 20 at 8 p.m. in the village hall court room.
The Floral Park-Bellerose School District election and budget vote will be held on Tuesday, May 20 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. for registered voters at their respective schools, John Lewis Childs and Floral Park-Bellerose. The ballots contain four items: Floral Park-Bellerose UFSD budget; one trustee for Floral Park-Bellerose UFSD; Sewanhaka Central High School District budget; Sewanhaka Central High School District bond proposition. This year’s candidates for the FPBSD election are Jennell Horan and Elizabeth Rossi.
The Floral Park-Bellerose School PTA will meet on Tuesday, May 20 at 9:15 a.m. at the Floral Park-Bellerose School.
The Hillcrest Civic Association will meet on May 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the recreation center.
Bellerose Village Junior Women’s Club will hold their regular meeting on Thursday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m. at 50 Superior Rd. in Bellerose Village.
Village offices will be closed today in observance of Memorial Day.
Floral Park American Legion Memorial Day parade and ceremony begins at 10 a.m. in front of the post. Ceremony begins at 11 a.m. at Memorial Park.
Sewanhaka Central High School District Board will meet on Tuesday, May 27 at 8 p.m. at Sewanhaka High School.
Thursday, 14 August 2014 00:00
On Saturday, July 26, Floral Park and Hance Family Foundation supporters from more than 23 states, including from Michigan, Louisiana, and Arizona, from three countries joined in the remembrance of Emma, Alyson, and Katie Hance in the foundation’s annual Day of Remembrance. Green ribbons and balloons were tied generously around trees, lampposts, railing and garden stakes, celebrating the lives of the sisters, gone too soon.
The foundation’s Facebook page was loaded with photos and prayers and messages from around the globe, from those who participated in some way, remembering the sisters who died in a car accident on July 26, 2009, at ages 8, 7, and 5.
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 11:12
Bright blue eyes, a full head of hair, beautiful smile, and full of energy. At 5 years old, Ethan Demmers is possibly at the healthiest he will be in his life. Ethan was recently diagnosed with Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy (DMD). Typically, people with this disease live only into their 20s. Over the next few years, the disease will slowly attack every muscle in Ethan’s body, eventually causing him to permanently be in a wheelchair. Ethan’s parents are not ready to give up their hope for a cure. They are fully committed to helping find a cure for this deadly illness, not just for their own son, but for all others suffering as well.
Ethan’s father, Dustin Demmers, is an English teacher at Floral Park Memorial High School. To the student body, Demmers can be described as funny, happy, wacky, wild, crazy, and unique among other adjectives. Demmers can be found smiling through the halls, making jokes over the loudspeakers, or making his class into the ideal environment for learning.