Written by Floral Park Dispatch Staff, firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday, 20 February 2014 00:00
Ling Song of Floral Park High School recently received the Go APE Award from the Art League of Long Island.
Song’s pastels work, “Untitled,” was honored as one of the top 14 works in the Art League’s Advanced Placement Student Exhibition. Now in its seventh year, the program celebrates exceptional artwork of AP art students in Long Island high schools, as selected by their teachers.
Also taking part in the program and exhibiting were Floral Park students Ariel Bouderan, Lorraine Hickman and Mike Nelson.
Their works were exhibited in the Art League’s Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery in Dix Hills from Feb. 7 through 14, with a reception on the closing evening.
The 165 students participating in the exhibit represented 47 high schools.
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.