Fifteen local businesses were highlighted at a business expo held by the Franklin Square Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 18 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2718.
Elmont community members will vote a $52 million school bond proposal on Nov. 30. The proposed resolution adopted by the Elmont School District Board of Education focuses on the “health and safety of students and staff,” according to a statement released by the school district.
Fire Commissioner Dennis Lyons and members of the Women’s Auxiliary unit of the Franklin Square and Munson Fire Department held a commemorative event last Saturday to honor Lyons’s late wife, Arlene, who died of cancer last year, formalizing the creation of a scholarship fund in her name.
Sewanhaka High School students Farhaan Khan and Kira Sethi were named the valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the class of 2022.
Describing his decade-long tenure at document management and imaging company Seery Systems Group in Garden City as a “wonderful experience,” Richard Muller, of West Hempstead, emphasized that he has enjoyed his success: “It’s been a fun 10 years,” he said.
The first annual Franklin Square Fall Fair was held on Oct. 16 at Rath Park in Franklin Square between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Franklin Square Fire Commissioner Dennis Lyons has donated $10,000 to a scholarship fund created in honor of his late wife, Arlene Lyons, who died last year of cancer.
Northwell Health recently announced the opening of a health clinic for Belmont Park workers.
Students at John Street School in Franklin Square ran a lemonade stand fundraiser in September and raised over $3,000 for a local family in need, according to a statement released by the Franklin Square Union Free School District.
Students at John Lewis Childs School in Floral Park participated in an outdoor assembly on Oct. 20 to mark this year’s Unity Day, the signature event during National Bullying Prevention Month. Singer-songwriter Jared Campbell performed at the event, and students and staff dressed in orange to support the anti-bullying cause of Unity Day.
The Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pa., set off a cascade of worldwide catastrophes over the subsequent two decades . . .
Loretta Dainton, a 37-year resident of Franklin Square, died on Sept. 28. She was 101.
When Deborah Salant learned that, during the height of the pandemic in early 2020, that the bodies of Covid-19 victims whose families could not afford to bury them were being kept in freezer trucks, she was deeply moved. “She was outraged by this story and decided to do something about it,” said her husband, Robert Salant, in an email.
Many people seem to confuse democracy and capitalism. Some seem to think that capitalism defines our system of government. However, our governance is based on democratic principles, including the importance of voting.