Friday, 28 December 2012 00:00
Members of the Council of Nassau County Cerebral Palsy Auxiliaries and the Nassau Homemakers helped make this holiday season special for students who attend school at the Children’s Learning Center at the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County, Inc. One of these holiday elves was Joan Talamo, a Floral Park resident.
The volunteers organized a shopping experience for the entire student body of 250 children from age 2 to 21. Funds were raised by the Nassau Homemakers and then a selection of small gifts were purchased to set up a “shop” at which the students could pick out gifts for their friends and family.
Each student was given special “holiday money,” actually certificates printed by the group to “purchase” the items of their choice. Every little shopper was given a gift by the auxiliary members and homemakers who also manned the shop.
The CLC is committed to helping children learn, grow and develop through innovative teaching methods, therapies and technology. The school is affiliated with the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County, Inc. (UCPN).
The UCPN has been assisting individuals with disabilities since 1948. Today, over 1,800 children and adults benefit from the high quality programs and services the nonprofit agency provides. For more info go to www.ucpn.org.
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.”
Saturday, 15 November 2014 00:00
Hundreds of civic, business, community and elected officials gathered in Baldwin at the Coral House to support the annual kick-off of the Long Island Toys for Tots Drive on Monday, Oct. 27. The toy drive is the nation’s largest gift program for children during the holidays. Marine Corps Major Chuck Kilbride gave special recognition to the many people who make Toys For Tots possible locally, including U.S. Postal Service workers, marines, legislators, and the police and fire departments, who work tirelessly to collect toys each year.
The hundreds of guests were treated to special performances by the F.R.E.E. Players Jazz Ensemble and the American Bombshells trio.