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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

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

Firematic Awards Ceremony

Thursday, October 16

St. Elisabeth’s Craft Fair

Saturday, October 18

Floral Park Memorial High School Homecoming

Saturday, October 18



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