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Rotary's Dictionary Giveaway

Rotary Club of Floral Park-Bellerose held its recent “Dictionary Giveaway” for third graders at both local schools, John Lewis Childs and Floral Park-Bellerose.

The Rotary Club donated 230 dictionaries to the third graders, to celebrate Rotary International’s literacy initiative. Club President Shane Parouse, along with club members Tom Reilly and John Day, presented the dictionaries at assemblies at each school.

One of the super excited students remarked that she would be the first member of her family to have her own personal dictionary.

The Rotary Club of Floral Park-Bellerose has been serving the community since 1955.

Visit www.rotaryfpb.com for more information about the club's activities. The Floral Park-Bellerose club meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays at 5 p.m. at Trinity Restaurant on Jericho Tpke.

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