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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

For as long as she could remember, Christina Amato-Smith has always wanted to open her own hair salon. The Floral Park native worked at a salon down the road from her home, but it wasn’t until 1994 when Amato-Smith made good on her promise to herself.

“I came to Bethpage to open my business because my clients were here,” said Amato-Smith who now lives in Lindenhurst and has owned Top Cuts for 20 years.

While her business has been met with much success, in 2008, Amato-Smith’s personal life was met with a challenge when she was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. It was this event that prompted Top Cuts to organize a Cut-a-Thon to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. This year’s event occurs on Saturday, November 1.

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.


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FPMHS Athletic Booster Club Fundraiser

Sunday, October 26

Harvest Fair

Saturday, November 1



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