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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

Community gathers together

for 16th annual Liz’s Day

When a young woman named Elizabeth McFarland died of breast cancer, a group of women gathered together for a small meeting and Liz’s Day was born.

On Sept. 27, the 16th annual Liz’s Day took place at the Floral Park Recreation Center. The event featured a used book sale, a Chinese style auction raffle, foods, drinks and music. All of the money raised from the event went to breast cancer research.

A Village of Stewart Manor Board of Trustees meeting turned into a lesson in the values of community engagement on Oct. 6. The regularly scheduled village meeting was attended by a group of Boy Scouts working toward a merit badge who witnessed new laws enacted and speeches from Fire Chief Tom Skinner and members of the Elmont School District Board of Education.  

Members of Troop 134 attended the meeting to gain an Eagle Scout-required merit badge for Citizenship within the Community. They were required to go to a town hall-style meeting and witness a little democracy in action.


Calendar

Firematic Awards Ceremony

Thursday, October 16

St. Elisabeth’s Craft Fair

Saturday, October 18

Floral Park Memorial High School Homecoming

Saturday, October 18



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