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Your Weekly ‘Dispatch’ Has Returned

Anton Community Newspapers is pleased to announce that the Dispatch is returning to its role as Floral Park’s premier weekly. You might have noticed that the weekly Floral Park Dispatch took a brief hiatus, although we continued to publish quarterly throughout the year. 

Starting this week, you can look forward to coverage of the things that matter most, including John Lewis Childs, Floral Park-Bellerose, Floral Park Memorial High schools, village government, Our Lady of Victory and myriad churches within the village, local businesses and civic associations, Centennial Gardens, the Recreation Center and most of all, its residents. 

Helping to tell the stories of your lives will be me, Christy Hinko, a five-year editor and reporter at Anton Newspapers. You have likely seen me over the years, a patron at many of the businesses like Raindew and Marina’s Deli along Covert, Dee Dee’s Luncheonette on Tulip, and Migliore’s Pizzeria and Long Island Shotokan Karate Dojo on Jericho Turnpike. 

 

I encourage reader participation. Email your photos, submissions, calendar listings and more to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-747-8282. Send in your news; share your life events. Your Floral Park Dispatch counts on your partnership for quality content. 

News

County sponsors Narcan training at high school

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.

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.


Calendar

Next Generation of Spirit Communication

Friday, October 24

FPMHS Athletic Booster Club Fundraiser

Sunday, October 26

Harvest Fair

Saturday, November 1



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