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Floral Park AARP Chapter News

The Floral Park Chapter 5224 of AARP recently held its annual installation luncheon at the Floral Park Recreation Center, ahead of the chapter's regular break for the summer months. Incoming AARP chapter officers were sworn in by Mayor Thomas Tweedy.

Chapter members’ birthday were also celebrated and a sing-a-long was organized and led by Kenny Hendricks. The convocation was given by Floral Park Methodist Church Pastor Sikes.

The Floral Park AARP chapter organizes special events and trips of interest to people age 50 and older. Members of the national organization of AARP can submit a chapter application for Floral Park to join.  

The Floral Park chapter meets on the third Mondays of each month at 1 p.m. from September through June, at the Floral Park Recreation Center. The next meeting will be held on Monday, Sept. 16 at 1 p.m.

Call 516-437-7817 for more information.

News

TV studio enhances web presence, wins awards

Lights. Camera. Action. These are the words you may hear if you are in Floral Park’s village hall. 

 

For almost two decades Floral Park has been home to Four Village Studio (4VS), a local community television station serving the four-village area.  

The community station airs a variety of programs hosted by residents, a community billboard and its own weather station. However, according to Operations Manager James Green, this is not the only goal of the studio.

Senator Jack Martins mentioned education, business and drug use among other topics in a recent interview with the Floral Park Dispatch. He’s currently seeking re-election in November, being challenged by Democrat Adam Haber. 

Pointing to what he called “key legislation,” particularly the tax cap legislation passed in 2011 and prescription drug bill he helped foster to enactment, Martins feels New York State is on track to continue fiscal responsibility.


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