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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

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



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