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.
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 00:00
The Floral Park Fire Department has maintained a stalwart presence in the community for more than a century. It boasts three station locations—Vernon Street and Floral Boulevard (headquarters), Holland Avenue north of Jericho Turnpike, and Atlantic Avenue and Pine Street—which are home to five companies: Rescue Co. #1, Hook & Ladder Co. #2, Alert Engine Co. #1, Reliance Engine Co. #2 and Active Engine Co. #3. All told, the department comprises more than 100 volunteers.
While that is an impressive number, it is down from a decade ago.
Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00
In 2012, Howard Kroplick was named town historian for the Town of North Hempstead. Now, two years later, he has published a pictorial history of the town, including several historical accounts of Floral Park, simply titled North Hempstead, a volume brought out by Arcadia Publishing as part of its extensive Images of America series.
“As town historian, it was the logical thing to write such a book,” Kroplick said. “This is the first published book on the town.” The volume, he added, is “long overdue” and also a publication that coincides with the 400th anniversary of the town’s discovery by the Dutch explorer, Adriaen Block.