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Field Day Is Fun Day

The end of May was celebrated at Our Lady of Victory School with fun and games. Spirit day was kicked off with the school talent show, and what talent there was. Dancers, singers, piano players, and comics-even a pogo stick jumper and singing hula-hooper entertained the school. Then it was out to the school yard to enjoy music, play some bingo and perform the choreographed school dance to “Happy.” The students wore the tie dyed t-shirts shirts they made in art class the previous week. Topping off the week was Field Day. Competition was on as “go blue team” and “go white team” was chanted throughout the day. There were scooter board races, Nukem, basketball and even a game of whiffle ball. In the end the blue team was victorious.

News

The Town of North Hempstead has prepared a transportation contingency plan for local commuters who may be looking for alternatives if the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) workers strike on July 20.

The plan includes adding free parking at North Hempstead Beach Park, on West Shore Rd. in Port Washington, to aid car pooling, and providing up to 300 spaces at iPark, 1305 Union Tpke. in New Hyde Park, enabling commuters to catch bus service along Union Tpke. or meet up with carpooling buddies.

Speaking for a group of local residents, Santo Cipolla is asking the Sewanhaka Central High School District to revisit a 28-year-old policy that allows one community to attend any of the five district high schools, including Floral Park Memorial High School.

“It was a policy that was created to desegregate South Floral Park and a portion of Floral Park called Jamaica Square,” Cipolla said at a school board meeting last week. “It is our belief that there is not equal access to the schools and violates the equal protection clause under the Fourteenth Amendment.”


Calendar

Mike Barry will perform at Swing The Teapot

Friday, July 18

Bellerose Village’s Board of Trustees Meeting

Monday, July 21

Summer Rummage Sale

Wednesday, July 23

 


 

 


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