Written by Tricia Ganun, email@example.com Thursday, 06 February 2014 10:19
Our Lady of Victory School kicked off it’s Catholic Schools Week celebration with a standing-room only opening mass on Sunday, Jan. 26. Pastor Father John O’Farrell’s homily emphasized the very important relationship between Our Lady of Victory Church and it’s parish school, stating, “OLV School is the heart of the parish – it’s what makes it beat.”
Floral Park Mayor Tom Tweedy, introduced by OLV School Board President Kerry Boyle, presented OLV School Principal Peg Augello with a proclamation acknowledging Catholic Schools Week.
Mayor Tweedy is himself a member of OLV School’s Class of 1970. The children’s choir, led by Donna Lindskog with musical accompaniment by Don Lefante, sang beautifully throughout the mass - as they do every Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
OLV school’s motto is “Where Faith and Knowledge Meet.” Mrs. Augello, in describing the reality of Catholic education at OLV School every day, stated, “As our children explore the wonders of our world, they learn not just about the water cycle, but also about the creator who made the rain, the rivers and the sea.”
A very spirited and bustling open house of the school followed the mass, where current and future students, and their families, toured the building, met with teachers, marveled at the SMARTBoards in all the classrooms and enjoyed a mini-concert by the school’s band.
The $10,000 giveaway, overseen by Kathi Insingo, was drawn and the winners were announced to a hearty crowd.
The school’s thanks go out to all throughout the parish who bought raffle tickets and showed their support. Catholic Schools Week Sunday was, once again, a proud day at Our Lady of Victory School.
Friday, 21 November 2014 00:00
At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, residents and community members joined with the Floral Park American Legion to honor veterans at the annual Veteran’s Day ceremonies at Memorial Park, following a march down Tulip Avenue to the park with the members of the veterans of the Legion post, American Legion Auxiliary members, Sons of the American Legion, Boy and Cub Scouts from Troops 482 and 678 and local officials.
During the ceremony, a plaque was dedicated in memory of General Kazimierz Pulaski and others of Polish heritage who have served in the U.S. military. The plaque dedication was led by members of the Polish American Congress, Long Island Division, President Grzegorz Worma and Honorary President Richard Brzozowski. An invocation was delivered by Father Peter Rozek of St. Hedwig Church, followed by a POW-MIA ceremony by Post 334 Vice Commander Matthew Cacciatore.
Thursday, 20 November 2014 00:00
While parking around Long Island Rail Road train stations is typically a challenge, even on a regular work day, the holidays create more of a struggle for commuters in search of parking spots. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said that ridership between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day increases by at least 10 percent; last year it was by 12 percent. Though the MTA is adding more trains to the schedule, that doesn’t ease the parking situation, which is operated not by the LIRR, but by individual municipalities in each town.
“Every station is different,” Arena said. “A good part of our parking is in the hands of the locality. They set the rules essentially.”