Wednesday, 03 September 2014 00:00
Covert Avenue Chamber of Commerce Street Fair
Saturday, September 6
9/11 Memorial Service
Thursday, September 11
Floral Park Memorial High School PTSA Meeting
Tuesday, September 9
The Floral Park Library will hold its board meeting on Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the library.
The United Methodist Church Thrift Shop will reopen, beginning today. Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Floral Park Chamber of Commerce will hold its next luncheon meeting at Jack Duggans with, owner and host Kathleen Duggan on Thursday, Sept. 4 from noon to 2 p.m. Come join to hear the mayor’s message and current goings on from Police Commissioner Steve McCallister. Maximum 50 attendees, so please reserve ahead. Cost is $18 per person.
The Floral Park West End Civic Association will meet on Sept. 4 at 8 p.m. at the Atlantic Avenue Firehouse.
The Covert Avenue Chamber of Commerce Street Fair will be held on Sept. 6 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. between Tulip and Cisney avenues.
The Floral Park Memorial High School PTSA will have their first meeting of the school year on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the school library, 210 Locust St. There will be a membership table for anyone who wishes to join the PTSA. All are welcome.
The Town of North Hempstead will hold its regular board meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at town hall in Manhasset.
The Bellerose Village Women’s Club will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 1 p.m. at the village hall, 50 Superior Rd.
Primary elections will be held from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The FISH of Floral Park will hold its regular board meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 3:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church (use the Violet Ave. entrance). All drivers and telephoners are invited to attend. The meeting is open to the public.
The Floral Park Zoning Board of Appeals will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 8 p.m. in the village courtroom.
Liz's Day organizational meeting at 7 p.m. on Sept. 10 at the recreation center.
The Irish Cultural Society will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Garden City Library, 60 Seventh St. The meeting is free and open to the public. The topic will be the Irish in baseball, with guest speaker Richard Pioreck, adjunct associate professor of English at Hofstra University. Call John Walsh at 516-488-1353 for information.
Patriot Day and local 9/11 observances
The Village of Floral Park will be remembering the lives that were lost on September 11, 2001 with a memorial service at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11 at the 9/11 Relic Memorial in front of village hall. (Photo by Christy Hinko)
Bellerose Village Day, the bi-annual picnic and one-mile run, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 13, beginning at 9 a.m. at village hall, 50 Superior Rd. Call 516-354-1000 for more information.
The Queens County Farm will host their 34th Annual Antique Motorcycle Show on Sunday, Sept. 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come see a display of motorcycles of various makes and models that have been out of production for more than 10 years. Trophies will be awarded for various categories. Music, historic tours, hayrides, and food will provide fun for the entire family. Free for members, $5 admission for all ages.
The Floral Park Historical Society will hold a membership meeting on Monday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Floral Park Centennial Hall (Tulip and Carnation avenues). The public and new members are welcome to attend. Visit www.floralparkhistorial.org for more information.
The Floral Park Chapter 5224 of AARP will hold its regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. at the Floral Park Recreation Center. This month’s featured speaker will be Senator Jack Martins, discussing “What it’s like to be Senator Martins, the personal side of being a senator”. The meeting is open to the public. Call President Marge Vance at 516-354-4296.
The Town of Hempstead will hold its regular board meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 16 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 meet on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. in the village court room.
The Hance Family Foundation’s Inaugural Beautiful Me Gala will be held on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City. Visit www.hancefamilyfoundation.org and check out the events page for details.
The South Floral Park Civic Association regular meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. at 383 Roquette Ave.
Thursday, 11 September 2014 10:43
Maybe not a scene from the rap song video, Thrift Shop, but the popular spot in Floral Park to score some of the best deals on lightly used goods and clothing, the United Methodist Church’s Thrift Shop, was just as exciting to watch when it re-opened to customers for the season. The thrift shop re-opened on Wednesday, Sept. 3 after being closed for the summer for restocking, cleaning and organizing the shelves and racks.
Thrift Shop Manager Dolores Rossi said more than nine volunteers helped throughout the summer to get the shop back into top shape for its re-opening, including her 17-year-old grandsons, Andrew Rossi of Floral Park and Jake Kennedy of New Hyde Park.
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 00:00
In 1963, Sewanhaka High School alumni and Floral Park resident, Adele Werthmuller pulled out her yearbook. She was on a mission and began paging through the pictures and names of her beloved classmates. She decided to look through the phone book for familiar names. She said, “I kept in contact with many of my girlfriends so I started looking for the men first.”