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Free Barbeque Dinner For Local Veterans

Thursday, August 14

Hockey Team Concert Benefit

Friday, August 15

Summer Recreation Awards Ceremony

Thursday, August 21


Wednesday, August 13

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

Assemblyman Ed Ra is hosting a free barbeque dinner to honor local veterans. The dinner will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 14 at VFW Post 2718 in Franklin Square. Representatives from Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell’s Veterans ID Program will be at the event. Veterans must bring their discharge papers or their DD214 to the barbeque. Upon presenting these papers, they will receive an ID card, a discount card and will be able to keep a copy of their discharge papers/DD214 form on file in the county clerk’s office. The copies filed with the clerk’s office will be considered legitimate documentation in the event that the original is lost. Veterans and one guest are invited to attend the event. Reservations are necessary and can be made by calling 516-535-4095.


Friday, August 15

Big Shot will perform on Friday, Aug. 15 at Mulcahy’s in Wantagh from 6 to 9 p.m. to benefit the Arrows Hockey PeeWee “AA” Team. Concert benefit is for adults. Advance tickets are $40. Tickets at the door are $45 and include open bar, appetizers, raffle prizes, 50/50 and concert admission. Email Patty O’Sullivan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 917-517-6552.


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, Aug. 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.


Tuesday, August 26

The Sewanhaka Central High School board of education meeting will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. at Sewanhaka High School. Visit www.sewanhaka.k12.ny.us for additional information and agenda material.


Wednesday, August 27

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


Upcoming Events

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

First day of school for Sewanhaka and Floral Park Memorial high school students is Tuesday, Sept. 2.

The Town of Hempstead will hold its regular board meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 2 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 Chamber of Commerce will meet on Sept. 4 for a luncheon at Jack Duggans.

News

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.

The Saint Mary’s High School Alumni Association hosted another successful Don Monti Memorial Golf Classic and Fall Alumni Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 25, despite the cancellation of the golf outing portion of the event due to heavy rain and wind throughout the day. The event, which was the 22nd annual, honored Tom Raleigh of Floral Park, who was this year’s recipient of the Timothy J. Coughlin ’76 Award for Outstanding Contributions to St. Mary’s High School.

The evening portion of the event brought a large turnout of alumni and guests to Plandome Country Club for the dinner reception to support St. Mary’s High School’s many wonderful programs. All the money raised directly benefits current St. Mary’s students.  


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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