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Red Cross Offers Discount Tickets To New York Islanders Games

With the No. 1 draft pick and talk of a new arena on the horizon, there has been a lot of buzz surrounding the New York Islanders and the upcoming hockey season. And thanks to the Islanders’ commitment to the community and nonprofits like the American Red Cross, fans can get great discounts on tickets while contributing to a worthy cause.

Throughout the 2009-10 season, the American Red Cross in Nassau County will be selling ticket vouchers for $30 each. The vouchers can then be redeemed for tickets (valued at $60) to the weekday game of choice (with the exception of games against the NY Rangers and the home opener).

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Nassau Red Cross and local disaster relief.

“Every year, hundreds of Long Islanders lose their homes due to disasters like house fires,” said Frank Cassano, chief executive officer of the Nassau Red Cross. “By treating yourself to a night of exciting hockey, you will be helping your neighbors sift through the ashes and get back on their feet.”

In addition to individual tickets, the Red Cross and New York Islanders are offering several sponsorship opportunities for businesses and organizations interested in securing blocks of tickets for their employees or members. Many of the opportunities include experiences like at-game recognition and meeting players.

To learn more, visit the Nassau Red Cross online at www.nassauredcross.org and click on Hockey With a Heart, or call 470-9390. Vouchers can be purchased over the phone with a valid credit card or at the chapter’s offices at 195 Willis Avenue in Mineola.

 

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Village Board Trustee Mary-Grace Tomecki spoke on behalf of the Noise Abatement Committee at Tuesday night’s Village Board meeting regarding the proposed helicopter track route put forth by State Senator, Charles Schumer. Changes to the route would affect noise levels in the village and to other communities along the LIRR line.

The North Shore Route is a route currently used by helicopters exiting New York City heliports to locations on the east end of Long Island.

“The current route takes helicopters over the Long Island Sound at an altitude of 2,000 feet and is designed to minimize noise on the residential communities below,” said Tomecki. “A helicopter must arrive at its destination which in the case of the North Shore Route, means it must transition from water to land.”

The Town of North Hempstead has prepared a transportation contingency plan for local commuters who may be looking for alternatives if the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) workers strike on July 20.

The plan includes adding free parking at North Hempstead Beach Park, on West Shore Rd. in Port Washington, to aid car pooling, and providing up to 300 spaces at iPark, 1305 Union Tpke. in New Hyde Park, enabling commuters to catch bus service along Union Tpke. or meet up with carpooling buddies.


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