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Students Honored For Wounded Warrior Work

Once again the children of the John Lewis Childs School have risen to the occasion of supporting the Nassau County Fire Fighters Operation Wounded Warrior (NCFF-OWW). They received a special citation from the men at Fort Bragg and it is being displayed in the front entrance of the school.

The citation from Commanding Officer LTC, LG Judson P. Nelson, Jr. to the faculty and students of John Lewis Childs reads, “Thank you for your selfless service to the Soldiers and Families of the Fort Bragg, Warrior Transition Battalion. Your contributions to the Battalion on 5 December 2013 were immense and meant a great deal to all who attended. Your support is a true testament to your commitment, compassion, and dedication to giving back to those who serve. Your service reflects great credit upon your organization and is a superb example for all others to follow.”

- Submitted by Floral Park School District

News

The Sewanhaka Central High School District School Board adopted the 2014-15 proposed budget last week. The proposed budget total for the 2014-15 school year is $175.3 million, a budget increase of $3.52 million from last year. The tax levy increase is set at 2.1 percent. The budget vote will take place on May 20.

The current projection for state aid in 2014-15 is $29.2 million in the state legislative budget, a slight increase from last year ($27.8 million).

“There was a budget-to-budget state aid increase of 5.2 percent,” District Superintendent Dr. Ralph Ferrie said.

The Floral Park Historical Society will host the unveiling of a historic marker to commemorate the first and only Vanderbilt Cup Race that traversed the Floral Park community, on October 8, 1904. It was one of the six Vanderbilt Cup international auto races held on Long Island between 1904 and 1910 and the first in the United States.

The festivities will be on Saturday, April 26, from noon to 2:30 p.m.; the unveiling ceremony and a short program will be at 12:30 p.m. at the triangle mini-park at the intersection of Emerson Ave. and Jericho Tpke.

Emerson Ave., between Jericho Tpke. and Lowell Ave., will be closed at noon for the event.


Calendar

Women’s Club Membership Meeting

Wednesday, April 16

North End Civic Association To Meet

Thursday, April 17

Blood Drive

Friday, April 18



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

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