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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.

News

The Floral Park Lions Club will hold its Annual Charity Holiday Breakfast and Chinese Auction fundraiser at the Floral Park Village Hall on Dec. 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A full hot breakfast will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; the Chinese auction will begin promptly at 1 p.m.  

There will be great raffle prizes for all ages and a special appearance by Santa Claus. Tickets for the event are $10 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 10, and may be purchased at the door or in advance; reservations are suggested.

Buckley Country Day School recently presented its fall awards, honoring the school’s top student-athletes for the fall season. One of those standouts is Floral Park’s Vanessa Foy, who was named as the Most Valuable Player for the girls 5/6 Red soccer team.

“It is always great to celebrate and honor our wonderful student-athletes and coaches who work so hard during the season,” said Roney Eford, Buckley Country Day School’s director of athletics. “All of our student-athletes should be extremely proud of their accomplishments.”


Calendar

Chris Deeks Memorial Alumni Game

Friday, November 28

Floral Park AARP Christmas Luncheon

Monday, December 1

Stewart Manor Board of Trustees Meeting

Monday, December 1



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