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.
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 00:00
The Floral Park Fire Department has maintained a stalwart presence in the community for more than a century. It boasts three station locations—Vernon Street and Floral Boulevard (headquarters), Holland Avenue north of Jericho Turnpike, and Atlantic Avenue and Pine Street—which are home to five companies: Rescue Co. #1, Hook & Ladder Co. #2, Alert Engine Co. #1, Reliance Engine Co. #2 and Active Engine Co. #3. All told, the department comprises more than 100 volunteers.
While that is an impressive number, it is down from a decade ago.
Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00
In 2012, Howard Kroplick was named town historian for the Town of North Hempstead. Now, two years later, he has published a pictorial history of the town, including several historical accounts of Floral Park, simply titled North Hempstead, a volume brought out by Arcadia Publishing as part of its extensive Images of America series.
“As town historian, it was the logical thing to write such a book,” Kroplick said. “This is the first published book on the town.” The volume, he added, is “long overdue” and also a publication that coincides with the 400th anniversary of the town’s discovery by the Dutch explorer, Adriaen Block.