Written by Floral Park Dispatch Staff, firstname.lastname@example.org Wednesday, 18 June 2014 00:00
Burning a worn or faded American flag is the only proper way to dispose of “Old Glory” and this formal ceremony pays due respect to historical traditions that honor the nation’s most important symbol. Commander Jim Whalen and members of the Floral Park American Legion Post held the annual Flag Retirement Ceremony on June 14 at the Floral Park Recreation parking lot, with the assistance of the Floral Park Fire Department. More than two dozen community members joined for the ceremonies.
Anyone with a flag to be retired may deposit it in the drop box in front of the Floral Park American Legion Hall on Elizabeth Street, across from John Lewis Childs School or at 113 South Tyson Ave. Additionally, a member of the Floral Park American Legion will come to your home or office if you are unable to deliver the flag to either location. To arrange a pick-up contact Past Commander Jim MacDonald at 516-437-0901.
(Photos by Christy Hinko)
Saturday, 25 October 2014 00:00
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.
Friday, 24 October 2014 00:00
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.