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Mike Barry will perform at Swing The Teapot

Friday, July 18

Bellerose Village’s Board of Trustees Meeting

Monday, July 21

Summer Rummage Sale

Wednesday, July 23

 


 

 

 

Thursday, July 17

The South Floral Park Civic Association will meet on 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.


Friday, July 18

Mike Barry will perform at Swing The Teapot at 6 Verbena Ave. on July 18 at 9:30 p.m. Call 516-488-2180 for information.


Saturday, July 19

Rob Marcik will perform at Swing The Teapot at 6 Verbena Ave. on July 19 at 9:30 p.m. Call 516-488-2180 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.


Wednesday, July 23

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


Thursday, July 24

The Magic & Comedy of Jim McClenahan will perform on July 24 at 1:30 p.m. at the Echo Park in West Hempstead. All shows are free and open to the public. Tickets are not required. Call 516-292-9000 ext. 7382 for information on all performances. Visit www.toh.liparks-andrecreation/announcements in case of inclement weather.


Friday, July 25

The Magic & Comedy of Jim McClenahan will perform on July 25 at 10:30 a.m. at Elmont Road Park in Elmont and again at 1:30 p.m. Rath Park in Franklin Square. Free and open to the public. Call 516-292-9000 ext. 7382 for information on all performances.


Saturday, July 26

Irish Kids-Fleah Music Fundraiser will be held on July 26 from 9 to 11:30 p.m. at Swing The Teapot at 6 Verbena Ave. to benefit young musicians try to attend World Fleadh in County Sligo, Ireland, an international Irish and Celtic music festival. Call 516-488-2180 for information.

News

County sponsors Narcan training at high school

Long Island communities are waging a war against prescription drug abuse and a rampant heroin epidemic. The county launched a free public training program in 2012 to teach ordinary citizens the signs of an overdose and how to reverse its effects using a drug called Narcan.

Garden City High School hosted one of these training events on Oct. 9 as a packed auditorium of parents and community members gathered to learn the skills needed to potentially save a life. Floral Park will host the event in December.

Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), with one of the first cases identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, which school officials called for the closing of school, as a health precaution.

Dr. Charles Schleien, chairman of the department of pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, said that although the enterovirus is still active, cases are dwindling on Long Island. According to Schleien, approximately 500 cases have been reported this season of enterovirus, at Cohen’s Children Medical Center, with two to six patients being admitted per day.


Calendar

Next Generation of Spirit Communication

Friday, October 24

FPMHS Athletic Booster Club Fundraiser

Sunday, October 26

Harvest Fair

Saturday, November 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