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Memorial Day Service in Stewart Manor

Saturday, May 24

Floral Park American Legion Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 26

Architectural Review Board To Meet

Wednesday, May 28


Thursday, May 22

The Hillcrest Civic Association will meet on Thursday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the recreation center.


Saturday, May 24

The Village of Stewart Manor will hold their Memorial Day service on Saturday, May 24 at 10 a.m. at the country club gazebo.


Monday, May 26

Floral Park American Legion Memorial Day Parade and ceremony begins at 10 a.m. on May 26, in front of the post on Elizabeth St. Ceremony begins at 11 a.m. at Memorial Park at Tulip and Plainfield avenues.

Bellerose Village will hold the Memorial Day parade and ceremony on Monday, May 26. Parade steps off at 9:30 a.m. in the village and ends in Bellerose Terrace. Ceremony to be held at Bellerose Terrace Fire Department.


Tuesday, May 27

The Stewart Manor-Floral Park Chapter of Nassau County Homemakers will hold their membership meeting on Tuesday, May 27 at 7 p.m. at 120 Covert Ave. New members welcome. Call Gina at 516-437-9679 for information.


Wednesday, May 28

The Architectural Review Board will meet on May 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the recreation center.


Thursday, May 29

Belmont Stakes Carats, Jewels and Little Black Dress Luncheon will be held at the Turf and Field Club at Belmont Park on Thursday, May 29 at 11:30 a.m. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for details.


Friday, May 30

Annual jockey visit to Ronald McDonald House of Long Island at North Shore – LIJ Hospital in New Hyde Park on Friday, May 30 at 10 a.m.

News

The Town of North Hempstead has prepared a transportation contingency plan for local commuters who may be looking for alternatives if the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) workers strike on July 20.

The plan includes adding free parking at North Hempstead Beach Park, on West Shore Rd. in Port Washington, to aid car pooling, and providing up to 300 spaces at iPark, 1305 Union Tpke. in New Hyde Park, enabling commuters to catch bus service along Union Tpke. or meet up with carpooling buddies.

Speaking for a group of local residents, Santo Cipolla is asking the Sewanhaka Central High School District to revisit a 28-year-old policy that allows one community to attend any of the five district high schools, including Floral Park Memorial High School.

“It was a policy that was created to desegregate South Floral Park and a portion of Floral Park called Jamaica Square,” Cipolla said at a school board meeting last week. “It is our belief that there is not equal access to the schools and violates the equal protection clause under the Fourteenth Amendment.”


Calendar

Mike Barry will perform at Swing The Teapot

Friday, July 18

Bellerose Village’s Board of Trustees Meeting

Monday, July 21

Summer Rummage Sale

Wednesday, July 23

 


 

 


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com