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2014 Belmont Stakes Events Preview

Thursday, May 29

Belmont Stakes Carats, Jewels and Little Black Dress Luncheon

Belmont Park, Turf and Field Club, 11:30 a.m.

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Friday, May 30

Annual Jockey Visit to Ronald McDonald House of LI

North Shore – LIJ Hospital, New Hyde Park, 10 a.m.

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Saturday, May 31

Elmont Belmont Stakes Parade

Hempstead Tpke., Elmont, 10 a.m.

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Sunday, June 1

Belmont Stakes Blue Ribbon Run for Prostate Cancer

Belmont Park (ALL runners finish on the track at the Finish Line)

Elmont, 7 p.m

Contact: www.imfcares.com

Wednesday, June 4

NYRA Post Position Draw

Belmont Park, 11 a.m.

Thursday, June 5

Belmont Stakes Charity Celebration to benefit The Jockey Club Foundation and the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation at Bar American, New York for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Business attire.

Contact: The Jockey Club 212-521-5305, 6 – 10 p.m.

Friday, June 6

Garden City Belmont Festival

Seventh St., Garden City, 6 – 10 p.m.

Saturday, June 7

146th running of the Belmont Stakes

Belmont Park, Elmont

Floral Park Art League Exhibit to Celebrate Thoroughbred Horse Racing

Memorial Park, Floral Park, 3 – 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 8

Floral Park Belmont Festival

Tulip Ave., 2 – 7 p.m.

Floral Park Art League Exhibit to Celebrate Thoroughbred Horse Racing

Memorial Park, Floral Park, 2 – 6 p.m.

News

On Sunday, Aug. 20, Genna Cardalena, 17, of Floral Park, was named Miss Long Island Teen 2015 at the annual pageant held in Patchogue, in conjunction with the Miss Long Island Pageant. Thirty-two women, between the ages of 14 and 26 years old represented towns from across Long Island to compete for the Miss and Teen 2015 titles.

Cardalena told the Floral Park Dispatch, “It’s really surreal; it took me about 24 hours for it to really sink in that I was Miss Long Island Teen 2015.” This is her third competition. Her cousin originally turned her on to pageant competitions. “I entered on a whim and placed in the Top 10 in a 2013 competition in Westchester,” said Cardalena. She then entered the 2014 pageant on Long Island and placed in the top five and also won Miss Congeniality.

Village Trustee Mary Grace-Tomecki updated residents on the road repairs at Beverly Avenue at Tuesday night’s Village Board meeting. The reconstruction of Beverly Avenue which is located between Covert Avenue and Orchid Street began this past week. The contractor for the construction is the Roadwork Ahead Incorporation based out of Westbury.

“Approximately 10 years ago, the greater part of Beverly underwent an overlay. However, at the time, it was deemed that the segment between Covert and Orchid was not a good candidate for an overlay,” said Tomecki. “The crown of this portion of Beverly was much higher than the rest of the street, causing substantial ponding and in turn, drainage issues that could not be resolved by simply applying asphalt to the existing road surface.”


Calendar

Andy Cooney

Friday, August 22

Town STOP

Saturday, August 23

Sewanhaka Central Board of Education Meeting

Tuesday, August 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
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com