Written by Tricia Ganun, email@example.com Friday, 14 February 2014 09:55
On Saturday, March 15, the Third Annual Tom Hayden Our Lady of Victory (OLV) 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will take place at the school’s gymnasium. The event is hosted by the OLV School Board and is open to ages 13 and older.
This year’s honorees are George Rettinger and Joe Power, in memoriam. Rettinger was CYO president and a long-time coach. Power, who passed away several years ago, spent many years coaching in the program, often at Rettinger’s side. The funds raised will enhance OLV’s technology program.
“This is a great way to bring together several teams competing in an exciting event for players who love the game while helping the students of OLV School,” stated Chris Coyne, chairperson of the event.
The sponsors of the event are McCarthy’s Public House of Floral Park and the Hance Family Foundation. Two tickets to Billy Joel’s April 18 concert at Madison Square Garden, donated by Novus Prime Properties, will be raffled off, as well as many other prizes.
Space is limited to the first 20 teams to sign up with payment. The cost is $200 per team. Five players per team area allowed. Visit www.olvfp.org for the sign-up forms.
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 00:00
The Floral Park Fire Department has maintained a stalwart presence in the community for more than a century. It boasts three station locations—Vernon Street and Floral Boulevard (headquarters), Holland Avenue north of Jericho Turnpike, and Atlantic Avenue and Pine Street—which are home to five companies: Rescue Co. #1, Hook & Ladder Co. #2, Alert Engine Co. #1, Reliance Engine Co. #2 and Active Engine Co. #3. All told, the department comprises more than 100 volunteers.
While that is an impressive number, it is down from a decade ago.
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.