Yearly Archives: 2011

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Sleeping BeautySaturday, January 14Hairspray Saturday, January 14 GermanfestUpcoming Event Saturday, January 7Art for Hunger’s SakeFeaturing Jen Chapin. Noon to 5 p.m. at...

Letter: Even With Care, Fracking Is Wrong for New York

Recent Op-Ed pieces in prominent newspapers have suggested that with proper regulatory oversight, hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” can be accomplished safely in New York,...

Phil-osophically Speaking: December 29, 2011

The King’s EnglishIts baroque eloquence is nothing less than an imperishable monument to the mysteries and longings of the human heart. Its stately cadences,...

Floral Park Chamber of Commerce Finishes Year on High Note

Outgoing President Sal Bonagura says goodbye, Mayor Tweedy to address members at January meetingWith membership numbers on the rise, the Floral Park Chamber of...

WECA Opposes Belmont Ractrack Casino

A resolution was recently passed by the West End Civic Association, Floral Park’s oldest association founded in 1920, to protect the interests of the...

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Frosty the SnowmanTuesday, December 27 Art for Hunger’s SakeSaturday, January 7Port North 7th Grade Super League BasketballOngoing Events Tuesday, December 27Frosty the...

Phil-osophically Speaking: December 22, 2011

Christopher Hitchens: Always Outnumbered, Never OutmatchedI was three-quarters the way through Christopher Hitchens’ tome of essays entitled Arguably, when I got word of the...

From the desk of NY State Senator Jack Martins: December 22, 2011

The “Airing of Grievances”For fans of the television program Seinfeld, one of the most beloved episodes introduces a rebuttal to the year-end frenzy, a...

A Floral Park Family’s Bout with Brain Aneurysms Inspires Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project

Jake Early, a 17-year-old Life Scout in Troop 482 in Floral Park, is trying to attain Eagle Scout status, the highest rank in Boy...

Rotary Club of Floral-Park Bellerose Hosts Holiday Blood Drive on Dec. 27

Donors to receive two free Mets ticketsThis holiday season, there’s one thing that cannot be wrapped up with a bow or put under the...