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'Champagne Pam' Wins Award

The Our Lady of Victory (OLV) 1987 alumna Pamela “Champagne Pam” Lewis is a singer, songwriter, and performer, with a sultry, silky cabaret style. Her passion for performing and music traces back to her earliest memories. In 2010, Lewis began writing and performing her own cabaret shows in Manhattan. “That endeavor has led me to win the “Best Female Singer” award from Broadway World for her current show, Daddy’s Little Girl.

Lewis offers an entertaining inventory of song and story as she checks off the list of a life well lived and loved. Bubbling with a spectrum of sound from contemporary music to jazz, this show is intended to pop with music lovers everywhere and of course, the cabaret devotee.

Under the direction of the award-winning Susan Winter, Lewis will be accompanied by a full band including guitarist husband John Hurley.

Born and raised in Floral Park, Lewis’ passion for performing and music traces back to age five when she gave an impromptu performance for a crowd of 200. In recent years, Pamela has been featured in a range of venues and performances, including music, comedy and acting – both improvisational and scripted.  In addition to the singer/songwriter duo with her husband, Lewis fronts a 10-piece orchestra for hire.

Lewis performs Daddy’s Little Girl again on Saturday, March 8 at Don’t Tell Mama, at 343 West 46th St. in New York City. Show time is 6:30 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 with a two beverage minimum. Cash only. Reservations are required, call 212-757-0758. Mention “Floral Park” for a special $5 discount. Visit www.champagnepam.com for more information.

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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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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.


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