Written by Dave Gil de Rubio: email@example.com Friday, 22 June 2012 00:00
Every year, the month of June represents the closing of one chapter in a person’s life and the start of another one. For younger boys and girls, that could mean either moving from one level of Little League baseball to the next, or for 12-year-olds, the conclusion of that segment of hardball with the pony leagues and its longer base paths and stronger competition on the horizon. June is also a favorite wedding month, where scores of single people trade a carefree solitary existence for a life shared with a potential soul mate that in most cases involves having children and battling life’s obstacles as a combined unit.
The mid-point of the year is also the time for graduations—elementary to secondary school and secondary school to high school. College graduations loom large with all their pomp, circumstance and commencement speeches. While this earning of the sheepskin can be a gateway to full-time employment, grad school and subsequent crushing student debt, it is the high school graduation that promises the greatest combination of optimism, fear and excitement. For many high school grads, they are leaving teen years buttressed by the comforting cocoon of familial support, boundaries imposed by others and co-existence with peers they’ve know for years. In exchange, they are oftentimes getting their first taste of independence and self-imposed parameters where life’s opportunities are wide open and for the taking, arguably more so than any other time they’ve experienced up to this point. It is a time, as the late philosopher Joseph Campbell once said when, “Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.” It’s a mindset that the Sewanhaka High School and Floral Park Memorial High School Classes of 2012 will undoubtedly embrace.
Saturday, 15 June 2013 00:00
Established in late 1999, the Floral Park Historical Society (FPHS) continues to move forward with its mission to promote historical research and educate residents about the rich history of Floral Park and Long Island. Over the past 14 years, the society has garnered a collection of artifacts that range from early 1900s newspaper clippings to a charred AMF bowling pin from the bowling alley that blew up in 1987. So, how did FPHS get its roots?
Friday, 14 June 2013 00:00
The old-fashioned vibe of the 1950’s American luncheonette has been reincarnated on Tulip Avenue. On May 10 at 6 a.m. Dee Dee’s luncheonette officially opened its doors to Floral Park residents, at 142 Tulip Avenue.
For several months, the spot that once hosted Fiores Italian Restaurant was under renovation. Now what stands in its place is a blast from the past for older residents and a new experience for younger ones. The diner’s menu features classics such as egg creams, milk shakes and American burgers, to name a few.