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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.

News

The Sewanhaka Central High School District School Board adopted the 2014-15 proposed budget last week. The proposed budget total for the 2014-15 school year is $175.3 million, a budget increase of $3.52 million from last year. The tax levy increase is set at 2.1 percent. The budget vote will take place on May 20.

The current projection for state aid in 2014-15 is $29.2 million in the state legislative budget, a slight increase from last year ($27.8 million).

“There was a budget-to-budget state aid increase of 5.2 percent,” District Superintendent Dr. Ralph Ferrie said.

The Floral Park Historical Society will host the unveiling of a historic marker to commemorate the first and only Vanderbilt Cup Race that traversed the Floral Park community, on October 8, 1904. It was one of the six Vanderbilt Cup international auto races held on Long Island between 1904 and 1910 and the first in the United States.

The festivities will be on Saturday, April 26, from noon to 2:30 p.m.; the unveiling ceremony and a short program will be at 12:30 p.m. at the triangle mini-park at the intersection of Emerson Ave. and Jericho Tpke.

Emerson Ave., between Jericho Tpke. and Lowell Ave., will be closed at noon for the event.


Calendar

Women’s Club Membership Meeting

Wednesday, April 16

North End Civic Association To Meet

Thursday, April 17

Blood Drive

Friday, April 18



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