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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

Elmont Library reneges on Stewart Manor drop-box

It was announced at the August Stewart Manor Board of Trustees meeting that the Elmont Memorial Library recently reneged on a deal to place a library drop-box in Stewart Manor Village Hall. The box would have allowed the Village’s elderly residents a more convenient option for returning books. According to the Board, the deal was all but done before the library backed out at the last minute.

“They offered us the world and we got crumbs. Rocks, really,” said Stewart Manor Mayor Gerard Tangredi.

On June 6, 1944, the Americans and the Allies stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, with 150,000 soldiers, 5,000 ships, and 11,000 aircraft in a titanic battle to breach Hitler’s fortified Atlantic Wall. Operation Overlord was the largest invasion in world history; the forces of democracy and freedom were in a fight to the finish against powerful totalitarian regimes and their ideologies. The invasion drew upon all the physical, spiritual, material, and human resources of our great nation. Brave, young Americans overcame daunting odds as they fought their way across Utah and Omaha beaches. These boys, doing the deeds of men, that day changed the course of history.


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