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Catholic Schools Week In Floral Park

In Floral Park, Our Lady of Victory School’s (OLV) mission is for every student’s Catholic Faith to become alive, conscious, and active through exceptional instruction. OLV School fittingly adjusts itself to the circumstances of advancing times - incorporating the very latest in technology on a daily basis. At the same time, OLV School educates its students in the timeless pursuit of promoting the welfare of all people, while preparing them to serve the advancement of the people of God.

The theme for the National Catholic Schools Week (CSW) 2014 is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” The annual observance starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2014 is Jan. 26 to Feb. 1. CSW raises awareness of and celebrate the distinctiveness of Catholic schools.

CSW is about strengthening relationships between all those that have a stake in Catholic schools – students, staff, families, priests, parishioners, and members of the wider community, by showcasing what happens in the schools everyday.

Schools celebrate CSW with masses, open houses, and other activities for students, families, parishioners, and the community at large. The 2014 theme encompasses several concepts that are at the heart of a Catholic education.

Open House at Our Lady of Victory, at 2 Bellmore St. in Floral Park, will be held on Sunday, Jan. 26 following a 10:30 a.m. mass, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and again on Tuesday, Jan. 28 from 10 to 11 a.m. For information visit www.olvfp.org or call 516-352-4466.

News

Village Board Trustee Mary-Grace Tomecki spoke on behalf of the Noise Abatement Committee at Tuesday night’s Village Board meeting regarding the proposed helicopter track route put forth by State Senator, Charles Schumer. Changes to the route would affect noise levels in the village and to other communities along the LIRR line.

The North Shore Route is a route currently used by helicopters exiting New York City heliports to locations on the east end of Long Island.

“The current route takes helicopters over the Long Island Sound at an altitude of 2,000 feet and is designed to minimize noise on the residential communities below,” said Tomecki. “A helicopter must arrive at its destination which in the case of the North Shore Route, means it must transition from water to land.”

The Town of North Hempstead has prepared a transportation contingency plan for local commuters who may be looking for alternatives if the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) workers strike on July 20.

The plan includes adding free parking at North Hempstead Beach Park, on West Shore Rd. in Port Washington, to aid car pooling, and providing up to 300 spaces at iPark, 1305 Union Tpke. in New Hyde Park, enabling commuters to catch bus service along Union Tpke. or meet up with carpooling buddies.


Calendar

Village Concert

Friday, July 25

Magic & Comedy

Friday, July 25

Irish Kids-Fleah Music Fundraiser

Saturday, July 26



Columns

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

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
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