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Hance Family’s Annual Run And Fun

On Saturday, May 17, hundreds of supporters visited Floral Park for the Hance Family Foundation’s 5th Annual 5k Race/Walk and Family Fun Day in memory of Emma, Alyson and Katie Hance. The clouds cleared just in time for more than 2,000 walkers and runners, a record number of participants for this annual event, to participate in the 5K, mile and pee-wee runs, which kicked off at Centennial Gardens in Floral Park.

Dozens of corporate sponsors and individual families supported this year’s event, which included services, raffle items, and monetary donations.


After the run and walk events, Family Fun Day visitors enjoyed bouncy houses, Katie’s Dress Up Corner, the Beautiful Me tent, the pony rides and petting zoo, and more.

Save the date: The Inaugural Beautiful Me Gala will be held on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City.

Visit www.hancefamilyfoundation.org for information about the organization or to learn more about year-round events.

Check out next week's Dispatch for more photos and race results.

News

Village Board Trustee Mary-Grace Tomecki spoke on behalf of the Noise Abatement Committee at Tuesday night’s Village Board meeting regarding the proposed helicopter track route put forth by State Senator, Charles Schumer. Changes to the route would affect noise levels in the village and to other communities along the LIRR line.

The North Shore Route is a route currently used by helicopters exiting New York City heliports to locations on the east end of Long Island.

“The current route takes helicopters over the Long Island Sound at an altitude of 2,000 feet and is designed to minimize noise on the residential communities below,” said Tomecki. “A helicopter must arrive at its destination which in the case of the North Shore Route, means it must transition from water to land.”

The Town of North Hempstead has prepared a transportation contingency plan for local commuters who may be looking for alternatives if the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) workers strike on July 20.

The plan includes adding free parking at North Hempstead Beach Park, on West Shore Rd. in Port Washington, to aid car pooling, and providing up to 300 spaces at iPark, 1305 Union Tpke. in New Hyde Park, enabling commuters to catch bus service along Union Tpke. or meet up with carpooling buddies.


Calendar

Village Concert

Friday, July 25

Magic & Comedy

Friday, July 25

Irish Kids-Fleah Music Fundraiser

Saturday, July 26



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
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