Here is a great event happening soon! Please bring your neighbors!
This group works to preserve history of our town and has been working tirelessly to build a museum to store artifacts and have changing exhibits.
Here is a great event happening soon! Please bring your neighbors!
Makers & Exhibits - Eastern Long Island Mini Maker Faire
Check out whose coming to the Eastern Long Island Mini Maker Faire this year!
Our Next FS Historical Society Meeting is on Wed., May 15, 2019 - Washington Street School - 7:30PM. Hope to see you there!
We launched our Memorial Brick Program at the dinner last week also. If you have any questions about ordering call Bill Youngfert 516-775-7260. These bricks will be used around the path to our flag pole outside the museum.
Had a wonderful Annual Dinner for the Society last week at the Plattduetsche Park Restaurant in their newly renovated large main room. Laura Gillen, Hempstead Town Supervisor; Sylvia Cabana, Hempstead Town Clerk; Laura Curran, Nassau County Executive; NYS Senator Kevin Thomas; Nassau County Legislator Vincent Muscarella and NYS Assemblyman Ed Ra were in attendance or sent proclamations to the event. Tons of raffle prizes too!
Only 13 days till the Annual Luncheon sponsored by the Friends of the FS Library and we have only a few seats left! Great food and lots of raffle prizes too. Purchase your ticket tomorrow at the Reference Desk at the F.S. Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square so you won't miss getting a seat at this lunch. Cost only $50 which includes a gourmet 4 course lunch with hot hors d'oeuvres and UNLIMITED wine.
F.S. History buffs may want to go to this interesting program on April 6th.
Our Annual Dinner is coming April 11th. Time to sign up for your dinner tickets and take an ad in keepsake journal.See attached file.
Save the Date! This year's FS Historical Society Dinner will be on April 11th honoring the Franklin Square Schools and honoring the memory of Patrick Manley. This event always sells out so reserve your spot today! There will be a special Keepsake Journal that you will also want to be part of! Please tell all your friends who have graduated from FS Schools and your neighbors!
Rotary Art Show & Sale - FREE Admission - Food and Refreshments will be available for purchase. Local Artists and owners of art are invited to participate in this event. See flyer for more info.
Great Book Sale at the Library next week on February 19 at 10am - 5 pm at 19 Lincoln Road, Franklin Square, NY.
Meeting Notice – Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Washington Street School – 7:30 PM
We will have a special program at this meeting:
History of Horse Racing on Long Island
Hope to see all of our members at this meeting!
A Fosters Meadow Presentation
Date: April 6, 2019
Time: 10 am
Location: Elmont Memorial Library
700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY 11003
1 - A Look at the Early History of Valley Stream
by Elizabeth Bailey
2 - And the Number 1 Farmer of Fosters Meadow is ……
by Edward Wesnofske
3 - Playin in Fosters Meadow
By Paul Hoffman
I received this interesting e-mail last week from the CEO of Penzeys Spice company:
" I want a Penzeys in my town!
Our second ever Penzeys contest! The rules are pretty simple. We promise to open a store in whatever community in the United States with a metro population of 350,000 or more that gets the most people to sign up for our Penzeys Voice Of Cooking email list By March 31, 2019. If you are on our email list and we already have your zip code, you are good to go. Not sure? Just click our I want a Penzeys in my town! link and type in your email and zip code.
If you are in a smaller community, or already have a Penzeys in your town , you can still vote for where you would like to see our next store by clicking on any one of the 106 possible locations. Yes, this also means you can encourage everyone you know from around the country to sign up and vote for your town. Please remind them that to make their vote official they need to open the confirmation email we send right after they sign up.
Our stores really do have an amazing way of setting both tasty meals and better futures in motion. Wherever we open, good things follow. That’s not so much us, that’s you. There is an amazing power to the kindness of Cooks; to be where they gather never fails to brighten even the gloomiest of days. And in these times where some are trying to push the politics of fear, our stores are a great reminder that real strength comes not from driving others away, but from gathering everyone around the table. Cooks Heal the World, and a big part of that is by creating a community of caring that really does make a difference. Help us celebrate the kindness of cooking in your town.
And rest assured, as much as this is a contest, and as much as we do promise to deliver a Penzeys Store to whatever area has the most signups, we are still Penzeys. We are not doing this to punish the second place finisher or even the sixth. We want to know where we are wanted, but at the same time we also want to be where we are needed.
If you click on our I want a Penzeys link you will find a spot for your email address, a spot for your zip code, and a list of possible cities to vote for if you want to vote for an area outside your own metro area. But you will also find an optional field where you can write words about why you would like a Penzeys in your town. We promise to be open to the words you write. One person making a good pitch probably won’t be enough on its own, but a few people... who knows?
Together we can make the world a better place by spreading the incredible value in caring for each other one store at a time. Please forward this to friends and family and encourage them to do the same. I want a Penzeys in my town."
My wife and I have traveled to CT to the nearest Penzey store a couple times in the past years so it would be nice to see Penzey in one of the empty stores in Franklin Square. If you agree go to : http://spices.penzeys.com/Penzeys-In-Your-Town_Your-Town-Si…
and maybe we can see one come to our town!
Today is Small Business Saturday. Please remember to shop local and support our small businesses!
Our Next Meeting – Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Washington Street School – 7:30 PM
We will have a special program at this meeting:
Millicent Vollono, “Long Island Architect Olive Tjaden and Her Work”. Olive Tjaden was the first female architect in Nassau County. In her long career, she designed over 2,000 structures. Come see some of her work right here in Nassau County, much of which still exists.
Come tomorrow night to the Franklin Square Library -19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square to hear from candidates running for NYS Senate and Assembly in our area.
The FS Civic Association & the FS Historical Society are calling for people who want to do Trunk or Treat at our Fall Festival at Rath Park on Oct. 20 from 10am - 4 pm. There will be a costume parade at 12 Noon. Please contact Nancy Youngfert 516-352-8376 if you would like a free spot to bring your car and decorate it for the event. Bring the kids so they can trick or treat and do the many games we will have at the event too!
Next Meeting for the Historical Society is on Wednesday – October 10, 2018
Washington Street School Multi Purpose Room - 7:30 PM
A Visual Update on Museum Completion
98 Year’s of Schilling’s Hardware store in Franklin Square
Looking forward to seeing all my Franklin Square neighbors at the Kiwanis Street Fair tomorrow Sunday 9/23! Please stop by the FS Civic/Chamber/ Library/Historical Society joint booths. We have lots of giveaways, raffles and membership forms! Beautiful weather to stroll past all the great vendors too. Say hello tomorrow.
visit our booth at the Kiwanis Street Fair this Sunday!
The FS Civic Association in partnership with the FS Historical Society is having it's 3rd Annual Fall Festival at Rath Park on Oct. 20th and we are looking for vendors. See attached info.. Please write this date down and bring the whole family as there will be lots of kid activities and food!
Just got a call from a nice lady who lives in F.S. who has an expensive Bruno wheelchair vertical lift that she no longer needs and wants to donate it to anyone or a charity perhaps that can use it. It is located it Franklin Square and it is very heavy and she does not want to throw it away if someone can use it. If you know anybody who maybe interested - a veteran perhaps - please contact Olga at 516-286-3615.
Come to our 3rd Annual Fall Festival! Write down the date and tell your neighbors and bring the kids and grandkids!
Multi Family Garage Sale June 16 - 9 AM - 4 PM - 258 Roosevelt Avenue, Franklin Square. Small Furniture, Tools, Bicycle, Holiday Decorations and Clothes. Must See!
If you are a senior, or you have a family member or friend who is a senior, and would like a free senior citizen identification card, there is a FREE Senior I.D. Program on Friday, June 8, from 10:00 am to Noon at the Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Road, Franklin Square.
REMINDER - Tomorrow is the Franklin Square Memorial Day Parade Monday May 28 10 AM. The parade starts at 10am Rain or Shine at Lincoln Road and Hempstead Turnpike and travels west to Franklin Ave. where it turns and goes south on Franklin to Fenworth Blvd and then east on Fenworth to Claflin Blvd and then south to Naples Ave and then west on Naples to the Memorial in Rath Park. There will be a ceremony at the park and then everyone is invited back to the VFW Hall on Lincoln Road for FREE hot dogs! Hope to see all our FS residents along the parade route and remembering the sacrifices our fighting men and women made and continue to make serving our country!
It's Happening today! Franklin Square Historical Society's Garage Sale - Due to Rain Today – Sale Rescheduled Sunday - May 20th – 10:30 am – 3 pm
Where: On the Historical Society Museum grounds at 861 Naple Ave., Franklin Sq.. Proceeds will help fund the finishing the museum! Our F.S. residents have generously donated lots of new and gently used items: Toys, tools, Christmas, Hanukkah and Easter decorations, old style upright radio and much much more! Need a Xmas tree or Menorah - we have them! Tell all your neighbors & come out and have fun with us.
Franklin Square Historical Society's Garage Sale - Due to Rain Today – Sale Rescheduled Sunday - May 20th – 10:30 am – 3 pm
Where: On the Historical Society Museum grounds at 861 Naple Ave., Franklin Sq.. Proceeds will help fund the finishing the museum! Our F.S. residents have generously donated lots of new and gently used items: Toys, tools, Christmas, Hanukkah and Easter decorations, old style upright radio and much much more! Tell all your neighbors & come out and have fun with us. Any Questions call Bill Youngfert 516-775-7260
The Garage Sale today maybe postponed if it is raining at 9 am. Stay tuned for updates!
Seniors in Town of Hempstead - there is an upcoming FREE event at the Franklin Square Public Library that you might be interested in.
The Town of Hempstead now has an app!
I just downloaded it and you may also want to download it to your Android or I pad/iphone to keep abreast of Town of Hempstead news/events. Instructions on how to do that at: www.app.toh.li
For your information these great books about Franklin Square and Long Island published by the FS Historical Society are available now for sale at the reference desk at the FS Public Library at 19 Lincoln Road in Franklin Square at the reference desk. Great gifts for graduates who love history!
The next Bus Trip sponsored by the Friends of the Franklin Square Public Library will be on Wednesday Oct. 17 to the Northport Theatre to see Man of La Mancha at a special matinee performance arranged by the group. Dinner following the show at Spaghettini in Mineola included in the $140 cost of the trip. Reserve your seat now at the Reference Desk at the FS Public Library at 19 Lincoln Rd., FS as our bus trips always sell out fast and you do not want to miss this fun event.
Franklin Square Historical Society is sponsoring a Spring Clean Up of Your Garage and Attic
Bring Donations to the Historical Society Museum on Friday evening May 18th - 5 - 7 PM and
Then Come to the Sale on
When: Saturday - May 19th – 10 am – 3 pm
Where: On the Historical Society Museum grounds at 861 Naple Ave., Franklin Sq.
Proceeds will help fund the museum!
Tell all your neighbors & come out and have fun with us.
Any Questions call Bill Youngfert 516-775-7260
Had a wonderful dinner this week honoring Joe Ra as Citizen of the Year.
Time to reserve your space at the upcoming Annual Dinner of the Historical Society held on May 3 at Plattduetsche Restaurant at 6 PM.
Our next meeting for the FS Historical Society is Wed. April 11 at Washington Street School in Cafeteria. Program speaker is Paul Matayunas speaking about the Estates of the Gold Coast of L.I..
Great event sponsored by the Friends of the FS Library Sat. April 7.. Sign up now as this event always sells out and we will have some great door prize raffles too!
The next exciting Author Luncheon sponsored by the Friends of the FS Library will be held on April 7th at Noon at the Pompei Restaurant in West Hempstead. Our author this year is Greer Hendricks who's NY Times & Newsday best selling book "the Wife between Us" will speak and autograph copies. There will be lots of door prizes donated by the generous merchants in town. Your tickets can be purchased at the FS Library Reference Desk. $50 includes a gourmet 4 course lunch w hot hors d'oeuvres and unlimited wine too! These events always sell out prior to the event so don't be disappointed and buy your ticket as soon as possible.
The next Franklin Square Friends of the Library Book Sale is only 17 days away on Feb. 20th! Huge selection of books. Come and see and buy! Sale starts at 10am. FS Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd..See you there!
Cancelled Winter Festival due to snow!
Tomorrow is the Winter Festival at Rath Park! Bring your kids and grandkids to meet Santa & Mrs. Claus!
The Franklin Square Civic Association and the Franklin Square Historical Society invite you to our 2nd Annual Winter Festival at the FS Historical Society Museum and Gazebo at Rath Park, 861 Naple Ave., Franklin Square on December 9th, Saturday at 4:30 - 6 pm. Join your neighbors for some Holiday cheer. FREE Event! Mail your letter to Santa. Bring an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. Enjoy some refreshments. Tree Lighting and Frosty the snowman. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be arriving on the fire truck again this year and will have presents for all children! This event is sponsored by the Central Nassau Rotary Club.
861 Naple Ave
Franklin Square, NY
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