Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00
Danny Green of the San Antonio Spurs will be hosting Team Green Basketball Academy at Floral Park Memorial High School from July 8 to 11.The camp is open to children of all skill levels ages 5-18. The camp fee is $250, which includes a t-shirt, lunch, drawstring backpack, and prizes during contests.
Green attended high school at St. Mary’s where he lead them to a #1 national ranking, and was also selected a McDonalds All-American. Danny played his collegiate ball at the University of North Carolina. During the 2008-2009 season, Green led the Tar Heels to a national championship over Michigan State.
Green is now heralded as the winningest player at UNC, with 123 career victories in games he played in. One of the most notable aspects of his game is his versatility.
Green is the only Tar Heel ever to have 1,000 points (1,368), 500 rebounds (590), 200 assists (256), 100 blocks (155) and 100 steals (160). He is now a starter for the Western Conference champion San Antonio Spurs.
“I’m really excited to host a camp in Floral Park. I’m starting to build a strong relationship with Floral Park, from hosting a successful camp there last year and playing in the Malone Mulhall Benefit Game in the past, it’s a great town to work with,” said Green.
“Team Green Basketball Academy is the best camp I’ve ever attended. Being able to learn from Danny and the coaches/trainers who have worked with other NBA players was so cool. I learned so much” said Andrew Visciglia, current sixth-grader at Floral Park-Bellerose School who attended Team Green Basketball Academy last year.
Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00
In 2012, Howard Kroplick was named town historian for the Town of North Hempstead. Now, two years later, he has published a pictorial history of the town, including several historical accounts of Floral Park, simply titled North Hempstead, a volume brought out by Arcadia Publishing as part of its extensive Images of America series.
“As town historian, it was the logical thing to write such a book,” Kroplick said. “This is the first published book on the town.” The volume, he added, is “long overdue” and also a publication that coincides with the 400th anniversary of the town’s discovery by the Dutch explorer, Adriaen Block.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 12:32
On Tuesday, March 18, Floral Park will hold village elections from noon to 9 p.m. at the Floral Park Recreation Center. Village trustee and member of the Floral Park Citizens’ Party James E. Rhatigan is seeking re-election. The following was submitted by the Citizens’ Party:
James E. Rhatigan is seeking re-election to a two-year term as Floral Park trustee, running on the Citizen’s Party ticket. He currently serves as Floral Park trustee, representing the south side section of the village.