Written by Floral Park Dispatch Staff Thursday, 16 January 2014 00:00
Three Floral Park residents recently took leading roles in Kellenberg Memorial High School’s drama production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
Kellenberg senior, Thomas Laskowski was a lead in this year’s production. Beauty and the Beast.” Laskowski was chosen from dozens of students to play the supporting role of “Lumiere” where he performed in three shows.
Senior Michael O’Grady was also a lead in this year’s show, chosen to play the supporting role of “Maurice” for more than 2,000 show goers.
Kellenberg junior, Hannah Pipa was a lead in this year’s Kellenberg Memorial Drama Club production of Beauty and the Beast. Pipa was chosen from dozens of to play “Madame de la Garnde Bouche,” the story’s wardrobe.
Saturday, 25 October 2014 00:00
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.
Friday, 24 October 2014 00:00
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.