Monday, February 28, 2011

Wednesday Hearing on Turnpike Storefront Church

The Town of Hempstead Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a hearing on Wednesday, March 2, at 11 am to consider an application to convert retail space on Hempstead Turnpike in Franklin Square to religious use and to waive rules for off street parking. The hearing will be held in the Town Meeting Pavilion, Town Hall Plaza, 1 Washington Street, in Hempstead. The meeting is open to public. The original application, brought by the Tabernacle of Victory Pentecostal Church to convert the space at 915 Hempstead Turnpike in Franklin Square to religious use was denied on July 14, 2010. The Tabernacle of Victory Church is now appealing this decision and is further requesting a waiver of off street parking rules.

When a commercial space is leased for religious purposes, it comes off the tax rolls and the increasing number of such storefront churches has many local residents and business owners concerned. For those who own and lease properties on Hempstead Turnpike, occupancy by religious groups, most of whom are not from within the community, is a boon in tough economic times, when some of the storefronts remain empty. But for residential and business communities in the area, the proliferation of the storefront churches and the loss to the tax base is a heavy hit and many believe it reflects negatively on the area.

Also disturbing to many is the request to waive off street parking in an area where parking is premium. Community leaders are urging residents and business owners to attend the March 2 hearing to voice their opposition to the application.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

15th Annual Community Food Drive

The West Hempstead Franklin Square Association of Girl Scouts is organizing it’s 15th Annual Community Food Drive on February 28 – March 13. Food will be donated to St. Catherine’s Outreach, St. Thomas the Apostle Outreach Center, St Vincent DePaul and Long Island Cares, Inc. who notified us their cupboards are bare.

Long Island Cares, Inc., was founded by the late Harry Chapin in response to the problem of hunger and poverty on Long Island. This is the only regional food bank serving Nassau and Suffolk Counties by providing emergency assistance. Member agencies include, Homeless Shelters, Food Pantries, Soup Kitchens, Group Homes, Day Care Centers, Rehabilitation Centers, Senior Nutrition Sites.
Public drop off locations are: West Hempstead Library, Franklin Square Library, Ridgewood Savings 1010 Hempstead Turnpike, St. Thomas the Apostle, St. Catherine of Sienna and St Vincent DePaul Churches.

Suggested Donations for the Food Pantry, Kitchen or Shelter
Tuna Fish, Soups, Vegetables, Fruits (canned or dried), Juices, Beef Stew, Rice/Beans, Pastas and Sauces, Dry or Evaporated Milk, Peanut Butter/Jelly,
Crackers, Tea/Coffee, Cereal, Personal Hygiene Products, Enfamil with iron
Diapers # ‘s 3, 4 or 5

As we prepare for our 15th Annual Community Food Drive, we’d like to thank the community for all the generous support you’ve given over these past years. One thing we have learned running this event is how generous and compassionate our community truly is.
Your anticipated support, as always, is so greatly appreciated.

Jo-Lynn Tripp
Chair of WH/FS Girl Scouts Community Food Drive

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Signs of a Stroke

STROKE: Remember the 1st Three Letters..... S. T. R.

A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.
Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:
S *Ask the individual to SMILE.
T *Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently i.e. It is sunny out today.)
R *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency number immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

New Sign of a Stroke -------- Stick out Your Tongue
Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out his tongue. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other, that is also an indication of a stroke.

Mangano Announces Affordable Dental Care for Residents

County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced a voluntary Dental Network Card Program designed to make going to the dentist easier and more affordable for individuals and families in the county. County residents can purchase a card for reduced rates on dental services for themselves and their families.

“Proper dental hygiene is often out of reach for many retirees and families. Dental care is a key ingredient to overall good health, and this new program puts a trip to the dentist in reach for more families in our county,” said the County Executive. “We are pleased to provide residents without dental insurance with more affordable access to participating dentists in our communities.”

The Dental Network Card Program provides cardholders with information they can use to locate dentists who have agreed to charge reduced fees for dental services. This is not an insurance program. It is an educational and access program that is intended to help patients for whom cost is a barrier to receiving dental treatment.

“Too often people avoid going to the dentist because they don’t have insurance,” said NYSAC President William J. Ryan. “Counties can now provide their residents with access to this card so they can receive the same rates that insurance companies pay.”

The Dental Network Card Program is a partnership created by the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) and the Health Economics Group (Rochester, New York) so that counties can offer the program to residents in their communities.

“We saw the need in our communities and we identified one more way that we can help connect our residents with the care they need to stay healthy,” said the county executive.

The Dental Network Card program makes use of the extensive DenteMax network of dentists, with more than 100,000 dental access points throughout the country. Dentists in the network have agreed to charge the prevailing DenteMax network fee schedule when a patient presents an identification card bearing the DenteMax name or logo.

For more information and to enroll in the program, visit

Polk Street School Blood Drive

The Polk Street School PTA and the 5th grade students will be hosting their Fourth Annual "Little Doctors" Blood Drive on Thursday, March 3rd, from 12:45 to 6:45 in conjuntion with Long Island Blood Services.  The drive was such a success last year as they collected 70 pints of blood.  Come out to support the 5th graders in their community service efforts to help fellow Long Islanders.

Hearing on Turnpike Storefront Church

The Town of Hempstead Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a hearing on Wednesday, March 2,  at 11 am to consider an application to convert retail space on Hempstead Turnpike in Franklin Square to religious use and to waive rules for off street parking. The hearing will be held in the Town Meeting Pavilion, Town Hall Plaza, 1 Washington Street, in Hempstead. The meeting is open to public.  The original application, brought by the Tabernacle of Victory Pentecostal Church to convert the space at 915 Hempstead Turnpike in Franklin Square to religious use was denied on July 14, 2010.  The Tabernacle of Victory Church is now appealing this decision and is further requesting a waiver of off street parking rules.

When a commercial space is leased for religious purposes, it comes off the tax rolls and the increasing number of such storefront churches has many local residents and business owners concerned.  For those who own and lease properties on Hempstead Turnpike, occupancy by religious groups, most of whom are not from within the community, is a boon in tough economic times, when some of the storefronts remain empty.  But for residential and business communities in the area, the proliferation of the storefront churches and the loss to the tax base is a heavy hit and many believe it reflects negatively on the area.
Also disturbing to many is the request to waive off street parking in an area where parking is premium.  Community leaders are urging residents and business owners to attend the March 2 hearing to voice their opposition to the application.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Nassau County Cradle of Aviation Vacation Week

Join us over the February break and celebrate Green Energy Week with one of our (FREE with museum admission) workshops and activities. Unlimited rides in our new X-Ride Theater are now also included with museum admission! While you're here, be sure to experience our new film SHARKS! in Long Island's only Giant Screen Theater and take a ride on the Historic Nunley's Carousel.

February Break - Winter Recess Activities

The Cradle of Aviation Celebrates Green Energy Week For the February vacation break.
Come and see the Aerospace connection to renewable energy sources.

Wind Workshop - February 21-25, 12:00-4:00 PM
What do pinwheels, propellers, and wind power all have in common?
Join our half hour family workshop and find out! Experiment with different size propeller blades to see how they effect wind power. Then go on a scavenger hunt to see how many types of propellers you can find in our museum! Workshops are every 30 minutes and free with museum admission. Sign up when you come in.

Renewable Energy Discovery Cart -
February 21-25, 12:00-4:00 PM
(Funded by the National Grid Foundation)
Come explore one of our newest exhibits “Climate Change and You” coupled with the museum’s newest discovery cart - Renewable Energy. The discovery cart is an educator lead station with a series of hands-on activities and demonstrations that delves into the importance of renewable energy and climate change in a fun and exciting way! Families will get to investigate “Green” houses of the future, solar cars and more!

Family Craft Activity -
Saturday, Feb. 19 through Sunday, Feb. 27, 12:00-4:00 PM
Make Flashy, Splashy Koi Fish Windsocks, Catch the Breeze Spinners and Working Windmills!
For more information, please visit our website here.New X-Ride Theater

Fly with the Blue Angels or save the environment in Extreme Log Ride in our giant motion simulator!

Free with museum admission!

Historic Nunley's Carousel

The historic Nunley's Carousel opened in its new home on Museum Row in May of 2009. The Carousel was painstakingly restored to its former glory through the efforts of Nassau County and 11 year old Rachel Obergh who helped raise some of the restoration funds through "Pennies for Ponies." Built in 1912, the 40 horse carousel entertained generations of Long Islanders in its Baldwin home for over 50 years. Nassau County has put a tremendous amount of resources to not only restore the carousel but also build a beautiful new home on Museum Row to compliment the Cradle of Aviation Museum, the Long Island Children's Museum and the Nassau County Firefighters Museum.Long Island's Only Giant Screen Theater!

Check out our newest film SHARKS - an astonishing up-close encounter with the Lions and Tigers of the Ocean, or take a ride down the Colorado River in the company of a team of explorers who are committed to bringing awareness to global water issues in GRAND CANYON ADVENTURE: RIVER AT RISK, or see how a century of aviation trial and error, and some of the seminal airplanes of the 20th century influenced the design of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner in LEGENDS OF FLIGHT.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bank Robbery Suspect

Suspect wanted in 4 bank robberies: Male white or light-skinned Hispanic, mid 20’s-mid 30’s, 6’-6’2” tall, slim-medium build, unshaven with slight mustache, wearing a baseball cap or beige knit cap with brim. For further information contact the Nassau County Police Department Robbery Squad at 516-573-8040.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Starting Tomorrow

NEW — Effective February 16, 2011, there will be 2 driver penalty points, in addition to the fine of $100 for violations of the cell phone law.

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Reaffirms Commitment to Combat Distracted Driving

WASHINGTON - At an event marking the one-year anniversary of FocusDriven, the first national nonprofit organization dedicated to advocating for victims of distracted driving, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today reaffirmed his commitment to putting an end to the deadly epidemic of distracted driving.

Joined by family members of distracted driving victims, including FocusDriven President Jennifer Smith, and representatives from Safeway and the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS), Secretary LaHood unveiled a number of new public education initiatives and discussed the important leadership role businesses play in promoting safe driving behavior.

“Distracted driving is a deadly epidemic and when it comes to road safety, we will not take a backseat to anyone,” said Secretary LaHood. “That’s why distracted driving will continue to be a major part of DOT’s robust safety agenda. Together with advocates like FocusDriven and NETS, and employers like Safeway, we can put an end to this deadly behavior and save lives.”

To show the devastating, real-life effect of distracted driving, the Department unveiled the latest in its “Faces of Distracted Driving” video series, which explores the tragic consequences of texting and cell phone use while driving. The video features people from across the country who have been injured or lost loved ones in distracted driving crashes. This week’s video features 17-year-old Emily Reynolds. Emily’s older sister Cady was killed in 2007 when a teen driver texting on her cell phone struck Cady’s car in Omaha, Nebraska. To watch, or find out how to submit a video, visit:

Also at today’s event, FocusDriven President Jennifer Smith launched a new anti-distracted driving PSA. Titled the “5500 campaign,” the 30-second public service announcement includes pictures of hundreds of distracted driving victims, putting faces to the fatalities that occur on American roadways.

“In our new PSA, we want to remind people that each and every distracted driving fatality is someone’s loved one, and that person’s family is in tremendous pain,” said Smith. “Our new campaign will urge the public to put down the phone and focus on the drive. We cannot wait until others are killed or injured to take action. The statistics show that it’s no longer ‘if’ someone you know will be affected by distracted driving, it’s ‘when.’”

On the employer side, Shannon Campagna, Vice President of Federal Government Relations for Safeway grocery stores, spoke about the company’s decision to institute an anti-distracted driving policy for all Safeway truck drivers. The policy prohibits Safeway’s 1,525 truck drivers from talking or texting on cell phones, or from using hands-free devices while driving.

“The safety of our employees, customers and residents in the communities where we operate is and always has been of the utmost importance to Safeway,” said Campagna. “This policy not only helps keep our employees and customers safe, but we believe it is a good business practice as it ensures that our products arrive safely and on-time. Implementation of policies limiting use of phones and mobile devices by more private companies will help minimize distractions for drivers and keep Americans on the road safe and healthy.”

Bill Windsor, Chairman of the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS), also announced the results of their 2010 Drive Safely Work Week (DSWW) campaign. The campaign, which promoted anti-distracted driving employer policies, reached a record-breaking 5,000 unique public and private organizations representing more than 20 million U.S. employees. Of the 4,690 unique organizations that downloaded the NETS electronic tool kit, 88 percent currently have or expect to have a cell phone policy in place within the next 12 months.

“Employers can make a real difference in keeping their associates safe both on and off the job by educating them about the dangers of distracted driving and adopting policies to prevent it,” said Windsor.

While public awareness about America’s distracted driving epidemic has grown in recent years, the problem still looms large. In 2009, nearly 5,500 people died and half a million were injured in accidents involving a distracted driver.

To learn more about the U.S. Department of Transportation’s efforts to stop distracted driving, please visit

Friday, February 11, 2011

A Nurse's Heart Attack Experience

I am an ER nurse and this is the best description of this event that I have ever heard. Please read, pay attention, and send it on!

I was aware that female heart attacks are different, but this is the best description I've ever read.

Women and heart attacks(Myocardial infarction). Did you know that women rarely have the same dramatic symptoms that men have when experiencing heart attack. You know, the sudden stabbing pain in the chest, the cold sweat, grabbing the chest & dropping to the floor that we see in the movies. Here is the story of one woman's experience with a heart attack

'I had a heart attack at about 10:30PM with NO prior exertion, NO prior emotional trauma that one would suspect might have brought it on. I was sitting all snugly & warm on a cold evening, with my purring cat in my lap, reading an interesting story my friend had sent me, and actually thinking, 'A-A-h, this is the life, all cozy and warm in my soft, cushy Lazy Boy with my feet propped up.

A moment later, I felt that awful sensation of indigestion, when you've been in a hurry and grabbed a bite of sandwich and washed it down with a dash of water, and that hurried bite seems to feel like you've swallowed a golf ball going down the esophagus in slow motion and it is most uncomfortable. You realize you shouldn't have gulped it down so fast and needed to chew it more thoroughly and this time drink a glass of water to hasten its progress down to the stomach. This was my initial sensation--the only trouble was that I hadn't taken a bite of anything since about 5:00p.m.

After it seemed to subside, the next sensation was like little squeezing motions that seemed to be racing up my SPINE (hind-sight, it was probably my aorta spasms), gaining speed as they continued racing up and under my sternum (breast bone, where one presses rhythmically when administering CPR).

This fascinating process continued on into my throat and branched out into both jaws. 'AHA!! NOW I stopped puzzling about what was happening -- we all have read and/or heard about pain in the jaws being one of the signals of an MI happening, haven't we? I said aloud to myself and the cat, Dear God, I think I'm having a heart attack!

I lowered the foot rest dumping the cat from my lap, started to take a step and fell on the floor instead. I thought to myself, If this is a heart attack, I shouldn't be walking into the next room where the phone is or anywhere else... but, on the other hand, if I don't, nobody will know that I need help, and if I wait any longer I may not be able to get up in a moment.

I pulled myself up with the arms of the chair, walked slowly into the next room and dialed the Paramedics... I told her I thought I was having a heart attack due to the pressure building under the sternum and radiating into my jaws. I didn't feel hysterical or afraid, just stating the facts. She said she was sending the Paramedics over immediately, asked if the front door was near to me, and if so, to un-bolt the door and then lie down on the floor where they could see me when they came in.

I unlocked the door and then lay down on the floor as instructed and lost consciousness, as I don't remember the medics coming in, their examination, lifting me onto a gurney or getting me into their ambulance, or hearing the call they made to St. Jude ER on the way, but I did briefly awaken when we arrived and saw that the radiologist was already there in his surgical blues and cap, helping the medics pull my stretcher out of the ambulance. He was bending over me asking questions (probably something like 'Have you taken any medications?') but I couldn't make my mind interpret what he was saying, or form an answer, and nodded off again, not waking up until the Cardiologist and partner had already threaded the teeny angiogram balloon up my femoral artery into the aorta and into my heart where they installed 2 side by side stints to hold open my right coronary artery.

I know it sounds like all my thinking and actions at home must have taken at least 20-30 minutes before calling the paramedics, but actually it took perhaps 4-5 minutes before the call, and both the fire station and St. Jude are only minutes away from my home, and my Cardiologist was already to go to the OR in his scrubs and get going on restarting my heart (which had stopped somewhere between my arrival and the procedure) and installing the stints.

Why have I written all of this to you with so much detail? Because I want all of you who are so important in my life to know what I learned first hand.

1. Be aware that something very different is happening in your body, not the usual men's symptoms but inexplicable things happening (until my sternum and jaws got into the act). It is said that many more women than men die of their first (and last) MI because they didn't know they were having one and commonly mistake it as indigestion, take some Maalox or other anti-heartburn preparation and go to bed, hoping they'll feel better in the morning when they wake up... which doesn't happen. My female friends, your symptoms might not be exactly like mine, so I advise you to call the Paramedics if ANYTHING is unpleasantly happening that you've not felt before. It is better to have a 'false alarm' visitation than to risk your life guessing what it might be!

2. Note that I said 'Call the Paramedics.' And if you can take an aspirin. Ladies, TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE!

Do NOT try to drive yourself to the ER - you are a hazard to others on the road.

Do NOT have your panicked husband who will be speeding and looking anxiously at what's happening with you instead of the road.

Do NOT call your doctor -- he doesn't know where you live and if it's at night you won't reach him anyway, and if it's daytime, his assistants (or answering service) will tell you to call the Paramedics. He doesn't carry the equipment in his car that you need to be saved! The Paramedics do, principally OXYGEN that you need ASAP. Your Dr will be notified later.

3. Don't assume it couldn't be a heart attack because you have a normal cholesterol count. Research has discovered that a cholesterol elevated reading is rarely the cause of an MI (unless it's unbelievably high and/or accompanied by high blood pressure). MIs are usually caused by long-term stress and inflammation in the body, which dumps all sorts of deadly hormones into your system to sludge things up in there. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let's be careful and be aware. The more we know the better chance we could survive.

A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this mail sends it to10 people, you can be sure that we'll save at least one life.

*Please be a true friend and send this article to all your friends (male & female) about whom you care!*

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Highway Patrol Officer Califano

Nassau County Police Commissioner Lawrence W. Mulvey announces with great sadness the line of duty death of a Nassau County Police Officer. Police Officer Michael J. Califano was killed while performing a traffic stop on the Long Island Expressway on February 5, 2011. Officer Califano was assigned to the Highway Patrol Bureau and was one of Nassau’s finest. His department family mourns the loss of a fellow officer and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family at this very difficult time.

Donations for the family of Nassau County Police Officer Michael J. Califano who was killed in the line of duty on February 5, 2011 can be made to the Michael J. Califano Memorial Fund, c/o Nassau County P.B.A., 89 E. Jericho Tpke., Mineola, NY 11501. Officer Califano leaves behind a wife and three young boys

Friday, February 4, 2011

Nassau County Fifth Precinct POP Unit Project 21 Arrest

On February 2, at the Sunoco Gas Station located at 1200 Rockaway Avenue in Valley Stream, police made an arrest for selling drug paraphernalia. In response to numerous community complaints for local convenience stores selling drug paraphernalia to youths, Police Officers conducted an investigation using an Undercover Police Agent who purchased one package containing 100 drug bags (glassine envelopes) from the defendant. Officers observed a large quantity of drug paraphernalia behind the counter in plain view.

Fifth Precinct Problem Oriented Policing Unit or POP Officers were also conducting Project 21 which targets underage sales of alcohol products to minors. The defendant sold an alcoholic beverage to an undercover Police Agent who is under the age of twenty one. The defendant did not ask for any form of identification in showing proof of age. Officers made an arrest at: Roniely Deli 691 Woodfield Road, Lakeview.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Dogs Rescued by Town Shelter Now Available for Adoption

After more than a dozen neglected animals were rescued from a barricaded and unkempt Rockville Centre home by the Hempstead Town Animal Shelter, the pets are much improved and ready to be adopted by loving families. The original owner forfeited her custody rights to the animals. As a result, the town can begin to place the pets for adoption.

"These wonderful dogs with resilient spirits are much healthier and happier thanks to the true compassion and care of the animal shelter staff," Supervisor Kate Murray said. "Now, they're looking for loving homes!"

On January 12th, Hempstead Town Animal Control Officers were called to a Rockville Centre home to rescue 17 severely neglected dogs. Beckoned by village police, employees of the town shelter were shocked to discover the live, but profoundly neglected dogs as well as five dead animals. The dogs were transported to the town's animal shelter where they received medical attention and thorough cleaning and grooming. A pregnant cocker spaniel was taken to the Long Island Veterinary Specialists to receive emergency medical care and recently gave birth to four healthy puppies.

"For the past two weeks, the shelter staff has provided the animals with love and attention while nursing them back to health," Councilwoman Angie Cullin said. "Now that the Town of Hempstead has legally gained ownership of the pets, they are ready to be adopted."

The rescued pets include seven females and five males ranging in age from one to seven years. The group of canine refugees available for adoption includes 12 cocker spaniels, a black Labrador and a papillon.
Two weeks after 17 neglected cocker spaniels were rescued from a barricaded and unkempt Rockville Centre home, a pregnant dog that was among the group of canine refugees delivered four puppies with the assistance of Dr. Dominic Marino of Long Island Veterinary Specialists and Animal Emergency and Critical Care Center in Plainview. Mama, the proud new mother, was transported by the Hempstead Town Animal Shelter staff to Long Island Veterinary Specialists in the wake of the rescue, and Dr. Marino offered his services to care for the pregnant animal and help deliver her puppies.

"Dr. Marino was a guardian angel to this wonderful pet," Supervisor Kate Murray said. "Thanks to his assistance, a dog that was weak and malnourished when she was found is now healthy and has brought four new lives into the world."

"We are so pleased that out of a terrible situation, four thriving puppies were brought to life," Murray said. "Mama lived through a harrowing experience, but thanks to humanitarians like Dr. Marino and the staff of the Hempstead Town Animal Shelter, she is happy and healthy with her new litter."

Both the mother and her pups are doing very well. After they are weaned in about six to eight weeks, the cocker spaniel puppies will be available for adoption through the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter."Thanks to the caring shelter workers, the animals are ready to begin a new life in a loving home," Murray said. "Anyone interested in adopting these wonderful pets can call the Animal Shelter at (516) 785-5220."

Silver Alert

The Silver Alert Program has been established in order to disseminate immediate information to local media, hospitals and other organizations when a senior citizen or other individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other cognitive disorders goes missing.

Braclet ID:
Disability: OTHER

Age 69
Sex M
Height 6'07''
Weight 220 LBS
Language ENGLISH




Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Nassau County Department of Senior Citizens Affairs

The Nassau County Department of Senior Citizens Affairs will be sponsoring programs at the
Franklin Square Senior Center
 Located at Wesley United Methodist Church
619 Fenworth Blvd. Franklin Square
Wednesday Febraury 2 at 10:30 a.m.
a registered nurse will conduct blood pressure screenings

On Wednesdays, February 2, 9 , 16 and 23 at 1 PM
a Stretch and Flex program will be held.

On Wednesday February 16 between 10am and 2 pm
Volunteer Income Tax assistance will be given through the Town of Hempstead VITA Program.
Appointments are necessary.  Call 516 481-3322 for more information and to make an appointment.

Franklin Square Warriors Cheerleading Registration

The Franklin Square Warriors will hold registration for cheerleaders on Tuesday, February 8th at 7 pm in Washington Street School Cafeteria.  Students in kindergarten to 7th grade are eligible for field cheerleaders and students from 5 to 15 are eligible for competition cheerleaders. Competition practices for tryouts begin in February.  Payment in full is required at registration by cash or check payable to FSW Cheerleading. Volunteer coaches age 13 and older are needed.

Knights of Columbus St Catherine of Sienna Blood Drive

Sunday February 13th, 2011
8:15 - 2:15 pm

Your donation will help to save up to three lives.

Eligibility Criteria:
Bring ID with signature or Photo
minimum weight of 110 lbs
Age 16-75 (16 must have parental consent)
Age 76  and over (need a doctor's note)
Eat well (low fat) and drink fluids
No tattoos for the past 12 months

For More Information or to schedule an appointment, contact:
Bill Rottkamp:  516 481 7938
Joe Camoli :     516 352-2902

Winter Storm Warning

Freezing rain will be the main mode of precipitation through the day today. Current thinking is that the freezing rain will continue through 6-7pm, before slackening up some. Ice accretions through this first batch look to be between 0.10-0.20 inches, although amounts up to 0.25 inches will be possible depending on how far south the heavier bands slip. Relatively dry conditions are anticipated between 7pm and 1am, although with moisture still in the area there will be a threat for freezing drizzle. An additional 0.05 inches of ice accretion will be possible through that. Freezing rain will again pick up in earnest after 2-3am Wednesday morning, but that will flip over to rain by 11am. This burst of freezing rain may put down between 0.25-0.50 inches, but those amounts may vary depending on how much warm air is able to wrap in between 7-10am. Plain rain is anticipated after 10am and will continue through 5pm before tapering off. Winds will be on the breezy side Wednesday morning, with gusts to 25 mph possible.