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Theatre Box

Friday, August 1

E-Cycling Collection

Saturday, August 2

Floral Park Board of Trustees

Tuesday, August 5


Thursday, July 31

Erik’s Reptile Edventure will perform on Thursday, July 31 at 10:30 a.m. at Averill Boulevard Park in Elmont as part of the Town of Hempstead Children’s Summer Shows series. 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-and recreation/announcements in case of inclement weather.


Friday, August 1

Theatre Box will perform William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night on Friday, Aug. 1, Saturday, Aug. 2, and Thursday, Aug. 7 through Saturday, Aug. 9 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Aug. 3 at 2 p.m. at United Methodist Church at 35 Verbena Ave. in Floral Park. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students. For reservations email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-900-2031.


Saturday, August 2

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.


Tuesday, August 5

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 Floral Park Board of Trustees will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 8 p.m. at village hall, 1 Floral Blvd.

The Stewart Manor Village Board of Trustees will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 8 p.m. at village hall, 120 Covert Ave.


Wednesday, August 6

The Floral Park Fire Department will hold its annual picnic on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at the Floral Park Pool in a private event. The pool will close to the public at 4:30 p.m. The pool will be open to fire department members from 6 to 11 p.m.  


Friday, August 8

Elvis is Back as part of the village’s Summer of Stars 2014 series. Tommy J. Walker and The Michael Ventimiglia Band perform all the greatest hits of Elvis at Memorial Park on Friday, Aug. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Bring your own chair or blanket. Performances held rain or shine.


Tuesday, August 12

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.


Upcoming Events

The library board meeting will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 13 at the Floral Park Public Library at 7:30 p.m.

The Hambones will perform a tribute concert of Bob Dylan’s album Blood On The Tracks at the Floral Park Public Library Outdoor Concert on Thursday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. on the library’s front lawn at Tulip Ave. and Caroline Pl. For information call 516-326-6330.

The Floral Park Summer Recreation Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday, Aug. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Recreation Center.

News

TV studio enhances web presence, wins awards

Lights. Camera. Action. These are the words you may hear if you are in Floral Park’s village hall. 

 

For almost two decades Floral Park has been home to Four Village Studio (4VS), a local community television station serving the four-village area.  

The community station airs a variety of programs hosted by residents, a community billboard and its own weather station. However, according to Operations Manager James Green, this is not the only goal of the studio.

Senator Jack Martins mentioned education, business and drug use among other topics in a recent interview with the Floral Park Dispatch. He’s currently seeking re-election in November, being challenged by Democrat Adam Haber. 

Pointing to what he called “key legislation,” particularly the tax cap legislation passed in 2011 and prescription drug bill he helped foster to enactment, Martins feels New York State is on track to continue fiscal responsibility.


Calendar

Spirit Day - September 20

Town Stop - September 21

Sewanhaka Central - September 23


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