Thursday, 26 June 2014 00:00
Are you looking to get in shape this summer? The Town of North Hempstead offers boot camp and personal training at Gerry Pond Park and Michael J. Tully Park on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 to 10 a.m.
The classes at Gerry Pond Park take place outside and the classes at Michael J. Tully will be held inside the fitness center.
Boot camp classes will feature a total body workout including calisthenics, battling ropes, TRX suspension training, and agility drills. Participants should bring a towel and water with them to workouts.
Single session classes are $25 for residents and $30 for non-residents. Ten sessions are $200 for residents and $240 for non-residents.
Personal training classes will be offered at Michael J. Tully Park by appointment only. The 50-minute training session is $80, and 10 training sessions are $750. A 30-minute session is $50, and 10 sessions is $450.
Participants are asked to call within 24 hours to cancel their appointment to avoid being charged. For more information, call 516-869-6311.
Friday, 21 November 2014 00:00
At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, residents and community members joined with the Floral Park American Legion to honor veterans at the annual Veteran’s Day ceremonies at Memorial Park, following a march down Tulip Avenue to the park with the members of the veterans of the Legion post, American Legion Auxiliary members, Sons of the American Legion, Boy and Cub Scouts from Troops 482 and 678 and local officials.
During the ceremony, a plaque was dedicated in memory of General Kazimierz Pulaski and others of Polish heritage who have served in the U.S. military. The plaque dedication was led by members of the Polish American Congress, Long Island Division, President Grzegorz Worma and Honorary President Richard Brzozowski. An invocation was delivered by Father Peter Rozek of St. Hedwig Church, followed by a POW-MIA ceremony by Post 334 Vice Commander Matthew Cacciatore.
Thursday, 20 November 2014 00:00
While parking around Long Island Rail Road train stations is typically a challenge, even on a regular work day, the holidays create more of a struggle for commuters in search of parking spots. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said that ridership between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day increases by at least 10 percent; last year it was by 12 percent. Though the MTA is adding more trains to the schedule, that doesn’t ease the parking situation, which is operated not by the LIRR, but by individual municipalities in each town.
“Every station is different,” Arena said. “A good part of our parking is in the hands of the locality. They set the rules essentially.”