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BOT Meeting - July 3

Swim-a-Thon - July 5

Town Board Meeting - July 8

 

Thursday, July 3

South Floral Park Board of Trustees will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, July 3 at 8 p.m. at village hall, 383 Roquette Ave.

Saturday, July 5

The AHRC Nassau Floral Park Auxiliary will host the Robert McVeigh Swim-a-thon on Saturday, July 5 at the Floral Park Recreation Center. Swim laps for a worthy cause. Pool membership is not required for this event. All are welcome to participate. Pick up sponsor sheets at the pool. 

Tuesday, July 8

The Town of Hempstead will hold its regular board meeting on Tuesday, July 8 at 10:30 a.m. at the Nathan L.H. Bennett Pavilion, Hempstead Town Hall, 1 Washington St. in Hempstead. Agendas post the town’s website on the Friday before the meeting date. Visit www.toh.li for more information.

Thursday, July 10

The Bellerose Village Architectural Review Committee will hold a regular meeting on July 10 at 7 p.m. at village hall, 50 Superior Rd. 

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 details.

 

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 and music by Nino Gegliemi. Call 516-354-4616 or 516-354-0042 for tickets.

Upcoming Events

The Floral Park Board of Trustees will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, July 15 at 8 p.m. at village hall, 1 Floral Blvd. 

 

The Town of North Hempstead will hold its regular board meeting on Tuesday, July 15 at 7:30 p.m. at town hall, at 220 Plandome Rd. in Manhasset.

 

Bellerose Village’s Board of Trustees regular meeting will be held on Monday, July 21 at 7:30 p.m. at village hall, 50 Superior Rd. 

News

Community gathers together

for 16th annual Liz’s Day

When a young woman named Elizabeth McFarland died of breast cancer, a group of women gathered together for a small meeting and Liz’s Day was born.

On Sept. 27, the 16th annual Liz’s Day took place at the Floral Park Recreation Center. The event featured a used book sale, a Chinese style auction raffle, foods, drinks and music. All of the money raised from the event went to breast cancer research.

A Village of Stewart Manor Board of Trustees meeting turned into a lesson in the values of community engagement on Oct. 6. The regularly scheduled village meeting was attended by a group of Boy Scouts working toward a merit badge who witnessed new laws enacted and speeches from Fire Chief Tom Skinner and members of the Elmont School District Board of Education.  

Members of Troop 134 attended the meeting to gain an Eagle Scout-required merit badge for Citizenship within the Community. They were required to go to a town hall-style meeting and witness a little democracy in action.


Calendar

Next Generation of Spirit Communication

Friday, October 24

FPMHS Athletic Booster Club Fundraiser

Sunday, October 26

Harvest Fair

Saturday, November 1



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