Thursday, 05 June 2014 00:00
On Friday, May 23, Sewanhaka High School, in conjunction with the United States Marine Corps, hosted a Military Career Exploration day. The day provided students enrolled in the Career and Technical Education Program, along with Advanced Placement classes, an opportunity to meet Marines from various career fields, and learn about how the Marine Corps can provide opportunities to students.
Along with ground personnel, the Marines landed five aircraft onto the Sewanhaka football fields for the event. The aircraft included two CH-53 SuperStallion helicopters, two AH-1 Super Cobra helicopters, and one V-22 Osprey, a tilt-rotor aircraft.
Sewanhaka students and community members present at the event were awestruck by the landings.
—Submitted by Sewanhaka High 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.”