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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

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.

Ever since she was a little girl, Floral Park resident, Maria Santangelo has had a way of making animals feel at ease. The 19-year-old college student worked with abused animals as a kid and currently volunteers as a kennel helper at the North Shore Animal League in Port Washington. She also has her own pet care and dog walking business in the village.

“I like making all dogs feel comfortable because every one of them has their own temperament,” said Santangelo who started her business two years ago with the help of her stepmother, Anne Marie. “I don’t push them but let them sniff me first so they get used to me.”


Calendar

Women’s Club Membership Meeting

Wednesday, April 16

North End Civic Association To Meet

Thursday, April 17

Blood Drive

Friday, April 18



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