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FP Resident Helps Students At Children’s Learning Center

Members of the Council of Nassau County Cerebral Palsy Auxiliaries and the Nassau Homemakers helped make this holiday season special for students who attend school at the Children’s Learning Center at the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County, Inc. One of these holiday elves was Joan Talamo, a Floral Park resident.

The volunteers organized a shopping experience for the entire student body of 250 children from age 2 to 21. Funds were raised by the Nassau Homemakers and then a selection of small gifts were purchased to set up a “shop” at which the students could pick out gifts for their friends and family.

Each student was given special “holiday money,” actually certificates printed by the group to “purchase” the items of their choice. Every little shopper was given a gift by the auxiliary members and homemakers who also manned the shop. 

The CLC is committed to helping children learn, grow and develop through innovative teaching methods, therapies and technology. The school is affiliated with the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County, Inc. (UCPN).

The UCPN has been assisting individuals with disabilities since 1948. Today, over 1,800 children and adults benefit from the high quality programs and services the nonprofit agency provides.  For more info go to www.ucpn.org.

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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.

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.”


Calendar

Floral Park Memorial PTSA Fall Fest Fundraiser

Friday, November 21

Buy A Meal, Wag A Tail

Saturday, November 22

Hanging of the Greens and Potluck Luncheon

Sunday, November 23



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