Saturday, 17 August 2013 00:00
Last month, 1-800-Flowers.com employees warmed the hearts of the residents of the Somerset Gardens Assisted Living Facility in Plainview.
As part of their community outreach initiative and Summer of a Million Smiles campaign, a Smile Team spent the afternoon with the residents of the facility. Upon arrival, the team set up a table for 1-800-Flowers.com’s expert floral designer, Phil DeVito, to create truly original arrangements. Phil showed the residents how to design a Happy Hour Bouquet, a Smile Bouquet, an a-DOG-able arrangement and a bouquet in a personalized Summer Smile Vase. The rest of the team handed out carnations to the residents and four lucky winners got to keep an arrangement. To wrap up the day the Smile Team played trivia games with the group.
Under the Summer of a Million Smiles initiative, the team at 1-800-Flowers.com participates in Smile Days, where employees give back to their local communities through volunteer work, such as visiting the Somerset Gardens Assisted Living Facility and delivering floral arrangements. Through its growing social networks, customers and employees alike are encouraged to share their smiles with images and stories as representations of Summer of a Million Smiles initiative.
Thursday, 11 September 2014 00:00
Thousands of residents in South Farmingdale, Bethpage and Massapequa could face a rising water bill unless a group responsible for environmental pollution clean up its act.
On Sept. 2, Sen. Charles Schumer and the South Farmingdale Water District called on the U.S. Navy and the Department of Justice to prevent significant water bill increases for residents by chipping in for the construction a water treatment facility to filter and purify the ground water impacted by the Bethpage plume.
Thursday, 11 September 2014 11:14
A local resident is taking the reins of the Nassau BOCES Board.
Plainview’s Eric B. Schultz was elected president of the Nassau BOCES Board during its organization meeting on July 10. He is the sixth person to serve as board president in the agency’s 47-year history. Rounding out the Board’s leadership team are Vice President Susan Bergtraum of East Williston UFSD, District Clerk Deborah Coates of East Meadow UFSD and Vice District Clerk Michael Weinick of Merrick UFSD.