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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

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.


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Next Generation of Spirit Communication

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FPMHS Athletic Booster Club Fundraiser

Sunday, October 26

Harvest Fair

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