Friday, 07 September 2012 00:00
The Floral Park Screaming Eagles Roller Hockey League is now accepting final registrations for the 2012-13 fall/winter season.
There are limited spaces available in the Squirt (Grades K and 1-2), Pee Wee (Grades 3-5), Bantam (Grades 6-8) and Junior (Grade 9-12). Registration for clinic is always open to new players, and registrants (ages 4 and up) need not have skated previously.
All openings will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The league plans to begin play in late October.
Information on fees and requirements, as well as the necessary forms, can be found on the FPSA’s website, www.fpsports.org. Checks should be made out to the Floral Park Sports Association (FPSA). All new registrants must supply proof of residency and a copy of their birth certificate. If you’re interested, please call Rachael Penteck 516-328-8135 or Chris Conterelli 516-270-3856 as soon as possible.
The FPSA is also in need of sponsors for the upcoming season. Application forms can also be found on the website.
Saturday, 25 October 2014 00:00
Long Island communities are waging a war against prescription drug abuse and a rampant heroin epidemic. The county launched a free public training program in 2012 to teach ordinary citizens the signs of an overdose and how to reverse its effects using a drug called Narcan.
Garden City High School hosted one of these training events on Oct. 9 as a packed auditorium of parents and community members gathered to learn the skills needed to potentially save a life. Floral Park will host the event in December.
Friday, 24 October 2014 00:00
Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), with one of the first cases identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, which school officials called for the closing of school, as a health precaution.
Dr. Charles Schleien, chairman of the department of pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, said that although the enterovirus is still active, cases are dwindling on Long Island. According to Schleien, approximately 500 cases have been reported this season of enterovirus, at Cohen’s Children Medical Center, with two to six patients being admitted per day.