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‘My Love Is Like An Extension Cord’

Searching for “The One”? Local writer and owner of Stow and Behold, Cristina Lopez-O’Keefe, shares her essay about her and her husband, Tom, as part of the collection of love and romance shorts in the Chicken Soup For The Soul: The Dating Game: 101 Stories about Looking for Love and Finding Fairytale Romance!. Lopez-O’Keefe shares the story of her engagement to Tom in, “My Love Is Like An Extension Cord” in chapter 90 of the collection.

This fun new book about dating — whether it sparked a lifelong love or a laugh with friends — will give you a boost as you search for your soul mate. Read these stories about how couples met, good and bad dates, maintaining the relationship, second chances, the Internet, and all the ups and downs of dating, love, and romance. For men and women from 21 to 91.

Floral Park Dispatch readers can enter to win a copy of Chicken Soup For The Soul: The Dating Game: 101 Stories about Looking for Love and Finding Fairytale Romance! by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Amy Newmark by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the title of the book in the subject line. Or by postal mail to: Floral Park Dispatch, Christy Hinko — Chicken Soup, 132 E. 2nd Street, Mineola, NY 11501. All entries must be received by Thursday, June 26. One entry per person. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified on Friday, June 27.

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Tammany Hall is an essential part of the vocabulary of New York City politics. For many, Tammany Hall and political corruption are synonymous. For others, Tammany Hall was a lifesaver tossed into the turbulent and unforgiving sea of 19th- and early 20th-century New York City. The author of a new book about Tammany Hall, Terry Golway, will speak about these complexities at the Wednesday, Nov. 12 meeting of the Irish Cultural Society of the Garden City area.

Golway’s book Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics has been well received in book reviews. His talk will acknowledge the misgovernment of Tammany Hall with its creation of “Boss” Tweed as the very face of political corruption. But he will also argue that Tammany Hall was an influence on the progressive legislation which helped working people, the Irish among them, to form a vibrant middle class in the United States.

On Oct. 23, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the arrest of a Floral Park woman for stealing nearly $700,000 from a longtime employer, as well as more than $10,000 from a new employer, by writing herself checks drawn from company bank accounts.

Deborah Tangredi was arrested and arraigned on Oct. 23 before Nassau District Court Judge Joy Watson on the following charges:


Calendar

Harvest Fair

Saturday, November 1

West End Civic Meets

Thursday, November 6

Floral Park Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, November 5



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