Sunday, November 05, 2006

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Sands Point Preserve

Battle of The Dinosaurs at the
Sands Point Preserve now from

May 27th until Nov 4th, 2006

127 Middleneck Road in Poret Washington
call 571-7900 or 571-7901

Dino workshops and exhibits featuring robotic dinosaurs.

Summer hours are May27-Sept 9 tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm

click here to visit the website for more info .

Eisenhower Park's Lakeside Theatre

All evening concerts and movies are Free and start at 7:30pm unless otherwise noted. All events are at the Lakeside Theatre. Please use parking fields #6 and #6A.

June 26th

Italian American Night

July 1st

Fireworks Show byCommerce Bank

July 9th
Greek American Night

July 10th
German American Night

July 27th
Movie Night "Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory"

July 29th
"Celtic Journey ll" the Schade Academy of Irish Dance of Levittown including performers from Broadway's Riverdance company.

August 3rd
Movie Night "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"

August 7th
Irish American Night

August 17th
Movie Night "Madagascar"

August 19th
Long Island Philharmonic

August 24th
Movie Night "King Kong" 2005 release

August 25th
"Little Shop of Horrors" performance by the Cultural Arts Playhouse

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Free Summer Concerts

Free Summer Concert Series on the board walk at Long Beach NY.
click here for the Long Beach Concert Schedule

Franklin Square Theatre - Free Kids Movies

Swim Lessons at Rath Pool

Learn to Swim at Rath Pool

Registration for Swim Lessons at Rath Pool is on Tuesday June 20th @ 6:30pm
Proof of Resodence and proof of childs age required
Call Rath Pool @ 516-488-1843

Saint Catherine's - Camp Sienna

Camp Sienna at Saint Catherine's Youth Center
Call to register now @ 516-354-9146

Kiddie Camp 4-6yr olds
Main Camp 7-13yr olds

click here for link to Camp Sienna

Franklin Square - Free Summer Shows for Kids

Shows for Kids:

The Magic and Conedy of Jim McClenahan
Rath Park, Franklin Square July 20th @ 2pm
FREE Admission

The Three Little Pigs
Averill Park, Elmont @ 11 am July 28th
FREE Admission

Traveling Zoo
Rath Park, Franklin Square @11 am July 31st
FREE Admintion

Family Movie Night
Wallace and Gomit in "The Curse of the Were Rabbit"
Friday, August 18th
Newbridge Park, Bellmore

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Sex Offender in Franklin Square

Superintendent Dr. Tim Lafferty's sent out a notification about the sex offender via post card to the parents of the children in the Franklin Square School District. The post card instructs parents to call the Nassau County Police Dept. @ 516-573-7000 to find out more information on the sex offender. So I called the police dept and they said that they can't tell the residents any information the level 2 sex offender and Lafferty knows that. The police officer also said the Lafferty has the name, address and a picture of the sex offender and that he, as superintendent is allowed too and should distribute amongst the parents in the Franklin Square School District. The police department also said that thanks to Lafferty's post card instead of working they have to answer 100's of calls regarding this matter. I believe there should be a call for Lafferty to resign. His lack of concern for the children of Franklin Square and his repeated poor judgment on this issue is abundantly clear .

If you want to see if a sex offender is your area go to Family Watch Dog
NY State Sex Offender Registry
Note that the registry only tells the public about level 3 offenders!!!!
Parentes for Megan's Law website

Friday, February 03, 2006

Franklin Square Schools Care more about being sued then protecting our kids!

Every parent in Franklin Square needs to read the article published by the Herald titled:
PARENTS: WE WANT TO KNOW (read this article)
In this article the F.S. District's attorney Bill Cullen states "that the reason why the district has been reluctant to change policy is twofold: The district could be held liable if someone harms the sex offender, and the school is not bound by law to protect children off school grounds."

As a resident of Franklin Square and as a parent, I am outraged and appalled by this statement and you should be too!

Furthermore Superintendent Dr. Tim Lafferty's inherent disrespectful demeanor towards the parents who confronted him regarding his lackadaisical approach on changing this issue was appalling. His apparent lack of concern for the well being of children regardless of their location should cause all the parents of the Sewanhaka School Districts to reflect upon his qualifications to perform his job as a Superintendent of Schools! After all it's exzorbidant salaries to pay incompetent individuals such as Dr. Tim Lafferty that have caused our school taxes to be so high. In other words we pay his salary, and he works for us. Shouldn't our children's safety be his number one concern regardless?

Day Laborers in Franklin Square; Shame on the Immigration and Naturalization Service!

The Franklin Square/Elmont Herald printed a story this Tuesday on the day laborer situation in Franklin Square titled, Neighbors: Monitor day laborers. Several things regarding this article bother me.

I have been writing, calling and emailing Ciotti, Suozzi, Alfano and McCarthy offices countless times regarding the day laborer situation. I was finally told, verbally of course by Assemblyman Tom Alfano himself that Nassau tried to move them and create a pick up area at Home Depot and that Catholic Charities of LI sued , yes sued Nassau county(costing you and I, the LEGAL and TAX PAYING residents of Nassau County tax dollars) for infringing on the civil liberties of the illegal day laborers rights to earn a living! The Herald's story neglects to mention that! What makes this all the more ironic is that it is a group of concerned parents from Saint Catherine's that complained. Perhaps they should have marched into the office of the Catholic Charities immigration service in the Diocese of RVC. Catholic Charities immigration services in the Diocese RVC are helping and promoting illegal immigration! (check out Newsday's story)

Another thing about this article that bothers me is that it makes no mention of the situation in front of the BP Station. Over the summer I counted the number of laborers at the corner every morning and on average I counted no less then 60 day laborers at 7a.m. each day!
The BP Station has a brick corner stone bench and a neglected fountain which is a magnate for the day laborers, their garbage and their bodily functions! I have writen BP's corporate office twice requesting that they ask the owner of the station on the corner of Scherer Blvd. and Hempstead Turnpike, remove the corner bench and to clean up or cover the fountain and nothing was ever done by BP corporate or the station owner!

Further more regarding the issue of the NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND legislation, lets face it .This legislation is as bad as bad can get! This legislation should be changed for many reasons. But let's deal with the issue at hand. It should stipulate that it applies to and only to children of parents who are of legal immigration status and are paying income taxes!
Why should you and I, the struggling middle class American on L.I. scrimp and save to pay outrageously high property and school taxes to send our kids to a decent schools while ILLEGAL IMMIGRENTS in illegal housing and working illegally get to send their kids to school in our neighborhood schools for free, subsidized on our tax paying dollars!!!!!!!!!!!!

IF you have issues with any topic I discussed here, I strongly urge you to contact:
Tom Suozzi, County Executive
John Ciotti, Legislator
Tom Alfano, Assemblyman
Carolyn McCarthy, US House Representatives

Write the Editor of the Franklin Square/Elmont Herald at or call at (516)569-4000 ext.240

Express your opinion!!! It's the only way to make a difference!