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Floral Park Recreation Center Notes

The major event of the summer will be the 32nd Annual Awards Ceremony which traditionally honors campers for outstanding play in the 10 major camps. This year’s ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 21, at 7:30 p.m. by the new stage area.

Winning individuals and teams will be presented with medals and trophies. More than 200 individual awards, as well as a souvenir for every camper, will be part of the evening’s festivities.

The “highlight” of the evening will be the presentation of the “Camper of the Summer” award to the outstanding boy and girl participants. Refreshments will follow the ceremony.

Sports campers this week have been competing in girls’ soccer and boys’ volleyball. There are a total of four divisions, two levels and more than 100 girls and boys enthusiastically competing for the final championships of the season.

Junior finals for volleyball and soccer are at 9:20 a.m. and the senior championship contests will be held at 10:50 a.m. Parents are cordially invited to the finals.

The girls soccer campers for Week 7 were Mia Savignano, Tara Tam and Katherine Stewart.

More than 75 junior and senior boys have enjoyed drills and games during the past week of volleyball camp. Outstanding junior players are Chris Blatz, Tyler Foy, Jordan DeClemente, Dylan Plante, Steven Tursi and Mark Goldberg. The final Championship Thursday of the summer will be on Thursday, Aug. 21. The junior championships is at 9:35 a.m. and senior finals at 10:50 a.m.

Campers of Week 7 are Jaime Greene and Joe Gorry.

The sports camps were scheduled to have their Seventh Annual Olympic festivities on Monday, Aug. 18. For the preschool and arts and crafts classes, Aug. 20 and 21 are Tie Dye Days. Children are requested to bring in one article of white clothing.

The final week of the Recreation Department’s sponsored offerings features many exciting events for the nearly 2,000 youth and adults who participated in the Summer 2014 Programs.

Adult volleyball and basketball were completed this past week.

In the women’s divisions winning teams were: Poppy’s Place (competitive), Wolverines (intermediate) and Kissing Aces (Recreational). In men’s competitive volleyball, Into the Woods, in an exciting four-set match bested Con-Kel. The Brewers were winners in the Intermediate division and Arps captured the Recreational division title. All final championship winners will be listed on the official village website (www.fpvillage.org).

Registration for the 2014 Jim Krug Fall Tennis Classic is on going. Preliminary rounds begin on the weekend of Sept. 6 and Sept. 7. The registration fee is $25 for one division and $5 for each additional division, the 2014-15 VFP resident leisure pass or the 2014 VFP resident pool pass is required for registration.

Although the adult summer season came to a rousing championship conclusion on Aug. 12, teams and players interested in continuing the volleyball season will have an opportunity to do so this coming fall. Currently there are plans in place for the Recreation Department to have a six week fall season. Depending on the number of registered teams, each team would play a minimum of three matches per week.

The fall adult night volleyball program would commence in early September and conclude in mid-October. Interested team captains should call the playground (516-326-6335) for complete details.

Employees of Week 6 were Brian Moriarty and Gigi Karlovic.  

— Submitted by John Michon

News

Our Lady of Victory (OLV) School families became aware of and responded to a need within their own parish when they began the program, Pantry Tuesdays, a food drive benefiting the OLV Church Pantry. Due to the overwhelming generosity of the OLV School families, this endeavor has proven to be a great success.

There are two more Pantry Tuesdays scheduled, on Nov. 4 and again on Nov. 18.

For as long as she could remember, Christina Amato-Smith has always wanted to open her own hair salon. The Floral Park native worked at a salon down the road from her home, but it wasn’t until 1994 when Amato-Smith made good on her promise to herself.

“I came to Bethpage to open my business because my clients were here,” said Amato-Smith who now lives in Lindenhurst and has owned Top Cuts for 20 years.

While her business has been met with much success, in 2008, Amato-Smith’s personal life was met with a challenge when she was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. It was this event that prompted Top Cuts to organize a Cut-a-Thon to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. This year’s event occurs on Saturday, November 1.

Calendar

Harvest Fair

Saturday, November 1

West End Civic Meets

Thursday, November 6

Floral Park Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, November 5



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