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JLCS PTA To Meet

Thursday, June 12

Theatre Box

Saturday, June 14

Floral Park Flag Day

Saturday, June 14

FP Pool Opens

Saturday, June 14


Wednesday, June 11

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.


Thursday, June 12

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.


Saturday, June 14

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.


Monday, June 16

Floral Park AARP Chapter 5224 Annual Spring Luncheon will be held on Monday, June 16 at 1 p.m. at the Floral Park Recreation Center for all 2014 paid-up chapter members. The convocation will be given by Pastor Sikes of the Floral Park Methodist Church. Entertainment and sing-along hosted by Kenny Hendricks. For information contact Bernie Hayes at 516-354-3212, Marge Vance at 516-354-4296 or Joe Contardi at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 516-437-8125.

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.


Tuesday, June 17

Village of Floral Park Board of Trustees meeting will be held on June 17 in the Village Court Room at 8 p.m.


Thursday, June 19

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.


Upcoming Events

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.

The tradition continues. The 18th Annual Our Lady Of Victory (OLV) School Golf Classic is set to take place on Friday, Sept. 26. The entire community, as well as all OLV School alumni, are invited to participate in the school’s biggest fundraiser and social event. The shotgun start will take place at the Clearview Golf Course at noon followed by dinner, auctions, raffles and live music at Plattduetsche Park Restaurant in Franklin Square at 7:30 p.m. For more details regarding registration and sponsorship opportunities, contact Ed McCann by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 646-258-2610.  


Ongoing Programs

FISH Of Floral Park

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.

United Methodist Thrift Shop

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.

At The Bellerose Jewish Center

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.

Medicare Help For Seniors

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.

Senior Programs

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.

News

On Monday, July 7, Vincent J. Calamia, 48, of Floral Park, was arrested on charges related to the production and possession of child pornography. The criminal complaint, filed in the Eastern District of New York, alleges that between approximately 2005 and the date of his arrest, Calamia engaged in sexually explicit conduct with minors and possessed and produced child pornography. The complaint further alleges that approximately 10 videos seized from the defendant’s computer depict the defendant engaging in sexual contact with boys who appear to be as young as between 15 and 17 years old.

Village Board Trustee Mary-Grace Tomecki spoke on behalf of the Noise Abatement Committee at Tuesday night’s Village Board meeting regarding the proposed helicopter track route put forth by State Senator, Charles Schumer. Changes to the route would affect noise levels in the village and to other communities along the LIRR line.

The North Shore Route is a route currently used by helicopters exiting New York City heliports to locations on the east end of Long Island.

“The current route takes helicopters over the Long Island Sound at an altitude of 2,000 feet and is designed to minimize noise on the residential communities below,” said Tomecki. “A helicopter must arrive at its destination which in the case of the North Shore Route, means it must transition from water to land.”


Calendar

Village Concert

Friday, July 25

Magic & Comedy

Friday, July 25

Irish Kids-Fleah Music Fundraiser

Saturday, July 26



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