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School Briefs: February 20, 2014

Supermarket Fun Night

Sewanhaka High School PTSA presents Supermarket Fun Night on Friday. March 7. Doors open at 6 p.m. Games begin at 7 p.m. in the Sewanhaka High School Student Cafeteria, 500 Tulip Ave. in Floral Park. Admission is $5 and includes two boards, coffee, dessert, and door prizes. Raffles and 50/50 will be available. Call 516-488-9607 for tickets. Proceeds support the Senior Scholarship Fund. No one under 18 will be admitted.

High School Musical

The Floral Park Memorial High School Music Department will present Seussical, The Musical! at the school’s Hayden Auditorium on Thursday, March 27 at 4 p.m., on Friday, March 28 at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, March 29 at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in the school’s music department for $10 (cash or check made to: Floral Park Memorial Music Dept). Admission for the March 27 show at 4 p.m. is free for elementary students and senior citizens. Contact Mrs. Kolb or Mrs. Koch for information at 516-488-9327.

Booster Club Fundraiser

Join the Floral Park Memorial High School Athletic Booster Club for an Evening With Aunt Barbara, (pictured) the nation’s leading seller of Tupperware. The event will take place on Thursday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall located at 15 Elizabeth St., in Floral Park. Admission is $10 per person which includes the show and light snacks. Bring your own beverages. Checks should be made payable to the FPMHS Athletic Booster Club and sent to Kelly Pipa, 57 Clover Ave., Floral Park, NY 11001 Attn: Booster Club Fundraiser.

Calling All 1974 OLV Alums

Calling all graduates of OLV’s Class of 1974. It’s been 40 years and a reunion is being planned for May 17, 2014. Please contact Tim Coyle at 631-766-5921 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for details and to be added to the message distribution.

Substitute Teachers Immediate Openings

The Floral Park-Bellerose School District has openings for substitute teachers. Email a copy of your New York State Teaching Certificate, resume and a letter of interest to Millie Del Greco at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   for consideration.

Bus Applications Due

Applications are being accepted now from parents who use Floral Park-Bellerose school buses to transport their children to private school. Deadline for next year’s bus service is April 1, 2014.

Past Yearbooks For Sale

Looking for a great gift to give your Floral Park Memorial High School alum? Yearbooks from previous years are available for immediate sale. The 2013 yearbook is available for $25 each. All earlier years are available for $20 each. The current year’s books can be preordered for $92.33 and will be distributed on June 12. Senior class students receive the 2014 book as part of their prepaid dues package. Contact Jeanne Spadanuta, yearbook advisor, for information by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or calling 516-488-9332.

News

Maybe not a scene from the rap song video, Thrift Shop, but the popular spot in Floral Park to score some of the best deals on lightly used goods and clothing, the United Methodist Church’s Thrift Shop, was just as exciting to watch when it re-opened to customers for the season. The thrift shop re-opened on Wednesday, Sept. 3 after being closed for the summer for restocking, cleaning and organizing the shelves and racks.

Thrift Shop Manager Dolores Rossi said more than nine volunteers helped throughout the summer to get the shop back into top shape for its re-opening, including her 17-year-old grandsons, Andrew Rossi of Floral Park and Jake Kennedy of New Hyde Park.

In 1963, Sewanhaka High School alumni and Floral Park resident, Adele Werthmuller pulled out her yearbook. She was on a mission and began paging through the pictures and names of her beloved classmates. She decided to look through the phone book for familiar names. She said, “I kept in contact with many of my girlfriends so I started looking for the men first.”


Calendar

Floral Park Memorial High School Class of 1964

Friday, September 12

Bellerose Village Day

Saturday, September 13

34th Annual Antique Motorcycle Show

Sunday, September 14



Columns

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

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com