Written by Cristina O’Keeffe, email@example.com Thursday, 21 August 2014 10:01
After rides and games all afternoon at Spirit Day, middle school students are invited to continue the fun at the Middle School Dance Party in the St. Anne’s School cafeteria on Saturday, Sept. 20. This year’s theme of “Frozen”, along with the school’s new air conditioning system, will transport students into a virtual winter wonderland of dancing and music.
“This is such a great event for our middle school students,” says event organizer Barbara Tranfaglia. “It’s a chance for them to continue the momentum of the day in a friendly, safe environment with their friends. We always have great music and it’s a really popular event.”
The Middle School “Frozen” Dance Party kicks off at 7:30 p.m. and lasts until 9:30 p.m. Admission is $5 and water, soda and the very popular warm soft pretzels, prepared with care by volunteer parents, are all available for $2 each. Dance favorites will be spun by renowned DJ Steve Espy. Young people from both St. Anne’s and local schools can gather together to meet up with old friends, connect with new peers and dance the evening away in the newly air-conditioned cafeteria, a wonderful benefit made possible by Big Bucks raffles of years past.
“We hope that our middle school students will enjoy Spirit Day daytime events and then stay for the dance party,” continues Tranfaglia. “Spirit Day with the dance party is a great way for students to start off the school year.”
The Church of St. Anne in Garden City hosts the 12th annual Spirit Day on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 1-10 p.m. with rides, games and music all day and evening. The day is punctuated with a beautiful celebration of mass outdoors at 5 p.m. and the Big Bucks Raffle drawing at 10 p.m. Winner need not be present. For more information on the Middle School Dance Party or other activities that day, please call the St. Anne’s Rectory at 516-352-5904.
Saturday, 25 October 2014 00:00
Long Island communities are waging a war against prescription drug abuse and a rampant heroin epidemic. The county launched a free public training program in 2012 to teach ordinary citizens the signs of an overdose and how to reverse its effects using a drug called Narcan.
Garden City High School hosted one of these training events on Oct. 9 as a packed auditorium of parents and community members gathered to learn the skills needed to potentially save a life. Floral Park will host the event in December.
Friday, 24 October 2014 00:00
Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), with one of the first cases identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, which school officials called for the closing of school, as a health precaution.
Dr. Charles Schleien, chairman of the department of pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, said that although the enterovirus is still active, cases are dwindling on Long Island. According to Schleien, approximately 500 cases have been reported this season of enterovirus, at Cohen’s Children Medical Center, with two to six patients being admitted per day.