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North End Civic Association Meeting

Thursday, June 19

Floral Park Memorial High School Parents Athletic Booster Club

Monday, June 23

Sewanhaka High School Board of Education

Tuesday, June 24


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.


Monday, June 23

The Floral Park Memorial High School Parents Athletic Booster Club announces its fifth annual golf outing to take place on Monday, June 23 at the North Shore Towers Country Club. This event is a fundraiser for the school’s athletic programs. Additional committee members are welcome. To register your four-some, contact Mike Jakob at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 971-912-3074. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Tom Engel at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 516-354-6058.


Tuesday, June 24

Sewanhaka High School Board of Education will hold its public meeting on Tuesday, June 24 at 8 p.m.


Wednesday, June 25

The Architectural Review Board will meet on Wednesday, June 25 at the Recreation Center at 7:30 p.m.


Saturday, June 28

Jimmy Klein, a retired NYPD sergeant and resident of Floral Park, was struck by an auto on Jan. 7 while walking home from the train station. He sustained life-threatening injuries but continues to recover. A fundraiser will be held on June 28 from 7 p.m. to midnight at St. Hedwig’s Parish to help offset his medical expenses. Admission is $50 and includes food, soda, beer and music. Raffles, T-shirts, and prizes will be available. Contact Rich Klein at 917-753-5052, Charlie Weber at 917-797-3779, or Steve McAllister at 347-538-0838 for tickets.

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 fireworks display and a patriotic tribute to military veterans. Town Park Point Lookout is 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 more information about 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 website at www.toh.li

Floral Park Memorial High School graduation will be held on Saturday, June 28.


Upcoming Events

Sunday, July 13

Town of Hempstead STOP collection date on July 13 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Division Avenue Parking Field L2 in Levittown. Visit www.toh.li or call 516-378-4210 for more information.

St. Hedwig’s Church Dinner-Dance will be held on Sunday, July 13 at 12:30 p.m. at the parish hall on Jericho Tpke. at Willis Ave. in Floral Park. Reserve seating before June 20. Cost is $50 per person and includes food, wine, beer, soda, coffee and dessert. Music by Nino Gegliemi. Call 516-354-4616 or 516-354-0042 for tickets and information.


Saturday, August 23

Town of Hempstead STOP collection date on Aug. 23 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 450 Milburn Ave. in Hempstead. Visit www.toh.li or call 516-378-4210 for details.


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. Should you or a loved one need transportation to a medical appointment, contact FISH at 516-835-9522 or telephone coordinator Fran Hornberger at 516-775-0740 for details.

Floral Park 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. Call for date of the next meeting.

The Art Club

Has year-round classes all taught by professionals. Classes for the littlest artist to the more serious, adult classes, too. Call for more information at 516-742-7662 or go onto the web at thegardenartstudio.com

Safe Boating Courses

Safe Boating Courses, free vessel safety checks and more from America’s Boating Club, the United States Power Squadrons. Visit WeBoatSafe.org or call 800-341-8777 for information.

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.

News

Buckley Country Day School recently presented its fall awards, honoring the school’s top student-athletes for the fall season. One of those standouts is Floral Park’s Vanessa Foy, who was named as the Most Valuable Player for the girls 5/6 Red soccer team.

“It is always great to celebrate and honor our wonderful student-athletes and coaches who work so hard during the season,” said Roney Eford, Buckley Country Day School’s director of athletics. “All of our student-athletes should be extremely proud of their accomplishments.”

At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, residents and community members joined with the Floral Park American Legion to honor veterans at the annual Veteran’s Day ceremonies at Memorial Park, following a march down Tulip Avenue to the park with the members of the veterans of the Legion post, American Legion Auxiliary members, Sons of the American Legion, Boy and Cub Scouts from Troops 482 and 678 and local officials.

During the ceremony, a plaque was dedicated in memory of General Kazimierz Pulaski and others of Polish heritage who have served in the U.S. military. The plaque dedication was led by members of the Polish American Congress, Long Island Division, President Grzegorz Worma and Honorary President Richard Brzozowski. An invocation was delivered by Father Peter Rozek of St. Hedwig Church, followed by a POW-MIA ceremony by Post 334 Vice Commander Matthew Cacciatore.


Calendar

Chris Deeks Memorial Alumni Game

Friday, November 28

Floral Park AARP Christmas Luncheon

Monday, December 1

Stewart Manor Board of Trustees Meeting

Monday, December 1



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