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German American Festival

Saturday, July 12

Town of Hempstead STOP Collection

Sunday, July 13

St. Hedwig’s Church Dinner-Dance

Sunday, July 13


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.

The Hance Family Foundation is teaming up with the New York Mets for Fill the Park for Charity Night on Thursday, July 10 at Citifield. Tickets are discounted at $40 each, and include a commemorative T-shirt. The game starts at 7:10 p.m., with a pre-game Spirit Award presentation at 6:30 p.m. Join your friends and neighbors for a great evening at Citifield. Go to www.hancefamilyfoundation.org/mets, or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to reserve tickets.


Saturday, July 12

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.


Sunday, July 13

Town of Hempstead STOP collection date on Saturday, 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.


Tuesday, July 15

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.


Thursday, July 17

The South Floral Park Civic Association will meet on Thursday, July 17 at 8 p.m. at village hall, 383 Roquette Ave. in South Floral Park. New members welcome. Call Anthony at 516-775-9345 for information.


Monday, July 21

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.


Upcoming Events

The Bellerose Jewish Center at 254-14 Union Tpke. in Floral Park, will be holding its fabulous Summer Rummage Sale on Wednesday, July 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. Sale items include: household items, clothing, bric-a-brac, and more. For information call 718-343-9001.

The Floral Park Architectural Review Board will meet on Wednesday, July 23 at the Recreation Center at 7:30 p.m.

The Town of Hempstead’s E-Cycling collection will be held on Saturday, Aug. 2 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Town Parking Field L2 Division Avenue, off Hempstead Tpke. in Levittown.

 The Town of Hempstead will hold its regular board meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 5 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.

The Town of North Hempstead will hold its regular board meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at town hall, at 220 Plandome Rd. in Manhasset.

Town of Hempstead STOP collection date on Saturday, 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.

News

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.

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.


Calendar

Free Barbeque Dinner For Local Veterans

Thursday, August 14

Hockey Team Concert Benefit

Friday, August 15

Summer Recreation Awards Ceremony

Thursday, August 21



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