Written by John Mansfield, firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday, 22 May 2014 00:00
On Monday, May 5, the Floral Park Lions Club held its annual Mickey Finn Swing Into Spring golf tournament. The tournament is named in honor of Mickey Finn, a former Lion and a leader in the community. Fifty-two enthusiastic golfers enjoyed a sunny day at the North Shore Towers Golf Course.
The day began with breakfast in the clubhouse, and continued with 18 holes using a “best ball format” and lunch at the turns. The day concluded with dinner at Crabtree’s Restaurant in Floral Park.
Dinner included an awards ceremony and a raffle of prizes that were donated by local businesses. All of the profits from the outing will go to charity.
Lions Clubs International, established in 1917, is the world’s largest service organization. There are over 46,000 clubs and 1.35 million members worldwide.
The Floral Park Lions Club was established in 1925, making it one of the oldest clubs in the world.
The event donors include: Stat MD, Manor Deli, Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Homes, Floral Park Management Realty, Childs Murphy Kuehn & Cesiro, Floral Park PBA, Mulligan & Grote, Law Offices of Marilyn Heller, Men on the Move, Dennis & Marilyn O’Connell, the family of John “Sterling” Murphy, the Keats’ Agency, Kiwanis Club, Bauman Dennis & Hochuli, the Neighborhood Telephone Man, WFG Associates, Lion Tom Muscarella, Lion Tom Di Maria, Corbett Public Relations, Ville de Este, the Sterling Sign Company, Olivetto’s, Bou & Thompson, Marcia & John Mansfield, Manor Fruit Shack, Pellegrini Meats, Reflections Jewelry, Jerilyn Hair Salon, Graham Garden Center, Trinity Restaurant, Raindew, Bella’s Bakery, My 3 Sons Bagel, Pita Park, Village Pizza, Park Place Restaurant, Right House Seafood, All In One Salon, LAI Acupuncture, Marble Steakhouse, Poppy’s Place, Korner Kutters, Tulip Caterers, Le Chat Noir, Levine’s, Dee Dee’s Diner, TCBY, Village Pizza, TD Bank, Dr. Barton Fingerman, Turnpike Car Wash, Crabtree’s Restaurant, Friendly Nails, FJC Security, Ryan, Donnelly & Brennan, Kwiatowski & Kwiatowski, Dr. Lynn Pombonyo, Floral Park Chamber of Commerce, Donnelly Mechanical, and St. Anne’s Council.
Thursday, 14 August 2014 00:00
On Saturday, July 26, Floral Park and Hance Family Foundation supporters from more than 23 states, including from Michigan, Louisiana, and Arizona, from three countries joined in the remembrance of Emma, Alyson, and Katie Hance in the foundation’s annual Day of Remembrance. Green ribbons and balloons were tied generously around trees, lampposts, railing and garden stakes, celebrating the lives of the sisters, gone too soon.
The foundation’s Facebook page was loaded with photos and prayers and messages from around the globe, from those who participated in some way, remembering the sisters who died in a car accident on July 26, 2009, at ages 8, 7, and 5.
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 11:12
Bright blue eyes, a full head of hair, beautiful smile, and full of energy. At 5 years old, Ethan Demmers is possibly at the healthiest he will be in his life. Ethan was recently diagnosed with Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy (DMD). Typically, people with this disease live only into their 20s. Over the next few years, the disease will slowly attack every muscle in Ethan’s body, eventually causing him to permanently be in a wheelchair. Ethan’s parents are not ready to give up their hope for a cure. They are fully committed to helping find a cure for this deadly illness, not just for their own son, but for all others suffering as well.
Ethan’s father, Dustin Demmers, is an English teacher at Floral Park Memorial High School. To the student body, Demmers can be described as funny, happy, wacky, wild, crazy, and unique among other adjectives. Demmers can be found smiling through the halls, making jokes over the loudspeakers, or making his class into the ideal environment for learning.