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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

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.

Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), with one of the first cases identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, which school officials called for the closing of school, as a health precaution.

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.


Calendar

Next Generation of Spirit Communication

Friday, October 24

FPMHS Athletic Booster Club Fundraiser

Sunday, October 26

Harvest Fair

Saturday, November 1



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