Wednesday, 11 June 2014 00:00JLCS PTA To Meet
Thursday, June 12Theatre Box
Saturday, June 14Floral Park Flag Day
Saturday, June 14
FP Pool Opens
Saturday, June 14
Library Board of Trustees will meet on June 11 at the Floral Park Public Library at 7:30 p.m.
Zoning Board of Appeals meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 11 at 8 p.m. in the village court room.
The John Lewis Childs PTA will meet on Thursday, June 12 at 9 a.m. in the school's auditorium. The JLCS PTA will be hosting its turnover breakfast in the cafeteria. It’s a great opportunity to meet other parents and find out what’s going on at school. Officer Groshans and School Superintendent Opiekun will be the guest speakers. Babysitting will be available.
Volunteers are needed for Theatre Box’s Rob Syverson Fundraiser on June 14. Everyone invited to help support the Theatre Box’s good friend and theatre member who is making an amazing recovery from heart transplant surgery. Volunteers also needs for pre-event planning and tasks. For tickets, call the church office at 516-354-4969, Claudia Wilson at 516-445-1073, Barbara Heine 516-967-9364, or Bobbie Terpening 516-724-5196.
Floral Park Flag Day Ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 14 at 7 p.m. at Floral Park Recreation Center parking lot.
Summer is truly here today when Floral Park Pool opens. Located at Two Pool & Garage Road (that's 124 Stewart St. to your GPS), the pool offers exercise and relaxation throughout the summer. A Village of Floral Park Leisure Pass is required for use with registration and participation. For more info, call 516-326-6336.
The Floral Park Village Justice Court will meet on Monday, June 16 at 7 p.m. in village hall.
The Bellerose Village Board of Trustees will hold their regular meeting on Monday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m. at 50 Superior Rd.
Village of Floral Park Board of Trustees meeting will be held on June 17 in the Village Court Room at 8 p.m.
The North End Civic Association will meet on Thursday, June 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Reliance Fire House, on Holland Ave. New members welcome.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy brings their swingin’ big band era sound to the beach at Point Lookout for the Town of Hempstead’s Annual Independence Celebration on Saturday, June 28 at 7:30 p.m. Along with the free concert, the evening includes a breathtaking fireworks display and a patriotic tribute to heroic military veterans. Town Park Point Lookout is located at 1300 Lido Blvd. in Point Lookout at the foot of the Loop Pkwy. The park phone number is 516-431-3900. There is a rain date of Sunday, June 29. For information on the beach show and the entire schedule of summer concerts, call the Town of Hempstead Department of Parks and Recreation at (516) 292-9000, ext. 7382, or visit the town’s web site at www.toh.li.
The German American Festival will be held on Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13 at Plattduetsche Park, 1132 Hempstead Tpke. in Franklin Square beginning at noon. Admission is $10 (children under 12 free). Fun for the whole family – live music, German food and beer, queen/princess contest, Bavarian dancing, children’s games, magic act performance, etc.
Provides free transportation to and from medical appointments for senior citizens who are residents of the Floral Park/Bellerose area and cannot afford cab fare or who have no other means of transportation. For transportation to a medical appointment, contact FISH at 516-835-9522 or telephone coordinator Fran Hornberger at 516-775-0740.
The United Methodist Church Thrift Shop, at 35 Verbena Ave., features jewelry, clothing, housewares, bric-a-brac, dishes, linens, collectibles, some furniture, small appliances and antiques. Open every Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Donations gratefully accepted. Call 516-354-4969.
Located at 254-04 Union Tpke., Floral Park. Call 718-343-9001: Free Jewish education for kindergarten and Sunday School children. A thorough religious curriculum with experienced teachers for third grade to their Bar/Bat Mitzvah is also provided. The Renaissance Group. A nonsectarian group of men and women who have lost a dear one. Dialogue and an exchange of ideas can be helpful. Call for date of the next meeting.
Are you a senior who would like help paying for Medicare benefits and prescription drugs? Free assistance is only a phone call away if you qualify because of limited income. There may be a way to alleviate some of the cost of Medicare — deductibles and coinsurance, Part B premiums, prescription drug plans (Part D). Reducing monthly premiums, annual deductibles and co-payments, aiding with coverage gaps. To learn more call an LIS/HHS (Low Income Subsidy from U.S. Dept. of HHS) counselor from Family & Children’s, a community of caring. 516-485-3425, ext. 222.
The following programs regularly serve all residents of Nassau County. Call the NC Dept. of Senior Citizen Affairs 516-571-4330:
• Employment Referrals for Seniors. The NC Dept. of Senior Citizen Affairs is a resource to employers seeking qualified workers and to mature job seekers, 55+, who want assistance with employment and résumé preparation. Services are free of charge.
• The Foster Grandparents Program is recruiting senior volunteers to share their time and love with children in Nassau County. Volunteers receive a non-reportable stipend, transportation reimbursement, paid holidays, sick days and vacation days.
• If you are 55+, make your spare time count. Join the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, a national organization, and share your talents and skills at one of the many diversified placements.
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.