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theFloralParkDispatch.com Calendar

Elvis is Back

Friday, August 8

Town of North Hempstead Board Meeting

Tuesday, August 12

Library Board Meeting

Wednesday, August 13


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.


Thursday, August 14

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.


Thursday, August 21

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


Friday, August 22

Andy Cooney, the nation’s most beloved Irish American singer and world-touring band return to Floral Park on Friday, August 22 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Floral Park Summer of Stars 2014 series at Memorial Park at Tulip and Plainfield avenues. Bring your own chair or blanket. All concerts are held rain or shine.


Saturday, August 23

Town of Hempstead STOP, hazardous materials collection will be held 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.

On Saturday, Aug. 23 at 7:45 p.m. the movie Frozen plays at the North Hempstead Beach Park, and it will be set up as an old-fashioned drive-in movie. It is part of the Town of North Hempstead’s free summer film series. Visit www.northhempsteadny.gov for details.


Upcoming Events

The Floral Park Architectural Review Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Recreation Center.

Village offices closed in observance of Labor Day. Monday, Sept. 1

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



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