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Swing The Teapot Hosts Art Reception

On Sunday, Feb. 9, Swing the Teapot hosted a cozy artist reception for local photographer Greg M. Stowell. Stowell, displayed some of his most popular black and white shots along the quaint brick walls of the Floral Park establishment.

Stowell has been photographing ordinary everyday scenes, his style of documentary photography.

The show was curated by Lara Moynagh, who said, “We’ve had small shows like this, but this is the first [artist] reception.” She helps run Swing the Teapot with her parents, Shane and Ann Moynagh.

“I am really happy; it’s a great turnout tonight,” said Lara, who said she advertised very little and just offered the invite to a few customers and friends and a small announcement on the restaurant’s Facebook page, along with the sidewalk sign out front.

Stowell’s work will be on display at Swing the Teapot through Feb. 28 and again in a group exhibit being hosted at Two Moon Art House

Cafe and Gallery in Brooklyn in March.

Swing the Teapot, at 6 Verbena Ave. in Floral Park, is open everyday, serving traditional Irish-American fare, and of course, tea, throughout the day starting at 8 a.m. Upcoming live music performances include: Feb 15: Mike Barry & Friends; Feb 21: Steve Sachar; Feb 22: Richie Bohan; Feb 28: Rockinghams.

For information visit swingtheteapot.com, check out their Facebook page or call 516-488-2180.

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Maybe not a scene from the rap song video, Thrift Shop, but the popular spot in Floral Park to score some of the best deals on lightly used goods and clothing, the United Methodist Church’s Thrift Shop, was just as exciting to watch when it re-opened to customers for the season. The thrift shop re-opened on Wednesday, Sept. 3 after being closed for the summer for restocking, cleaning and organizing the shelves and racks.

Thrift Shop Manager Dolores Rossi said more than nine volunteers helped throughout the summer to get the shop back into top shape for its re-opening, including her 17-year-old grandsons, Andrew Rossi of Floral Park and Jake Kennedy of New Hyde Park.

In 1963, Sewanhaka High School alumni and Floral Park resident, Adele Werthmuller pulled out her yearbook. She was on a mission and began paging through the pictures and names of her beloved classmates. She decided to look through the phone book for familiar names. She said, “I kept in contact with many of my girlfriends so I started looking for the men first.”


Calendar

Floral Park Memorial High School Class of 1964

Friday, September 12

Bellerose Village Day

Saturday, September 13

34th Annual Antique Motorcycle Show

Sunday, September 14



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1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

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