Staten Island, NY, December 7, 2011: The Pleasant Plains, Prince’s Bay, Richmond Valley Civic Association, hosted the 2nd Annual Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting on Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 4:30 p.m.
The U.S. Army’s 436 TC Battalion’s Family Readiness Group is planning its next Family Day for Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bloomfield.
A number of soldiers from the battalion have recently returned from serving overseas or will soon be deployed, and the event will present an opportunity for them to spend an enjoyable, much-deserved day with their families.
The organization’s goal is to ensure that no soldier pay for the event. The cost of the dinner is $20 per person.
Senator Andrew Lanza today called out the taxpayer funded Brooklyn Museum for its decision to, once again, exhibit material extremely offensive to Christians. Lanza also called for the resignation of the museum’s Director, Arnold Lehman.
Senator Andrew Lanza is hosting a book drive to benefit Public School 3 on Staten Island. The book drive begins Tuesday, Nov. 1st and continues until Thursday, Dec. 15th. The drive will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at Senator Lanza’s Elltingville office located at 3845 Richmond Ave. Residents are encouraged to donate new or used children’s books, appropriate for students in grades K-5, to benefit P.S. 3’s library.
Senator Lanzareminds Staten Islanders who were affected by Hurricane Irene that there is less than one week remaining before the Oct. 31deadline to register with the Federal Emergency Management for possible disaster assistance.
Senator Andrew Lanza invites senior citizens to join him at CYO Mt. Loretto on Staten Island this Friday at his annual Senior Information Day. The fair is a one-stop opportunity for senior citizens to receive a variety of informational materials and demonstrations from government agencies, health care organizations, and other important groups. Health screenings, flu shots and mammography screenings will be available, as well as free refreshments and giveaways (appointment necessary for mammography screenings 800-564-6868).
Meals on Wheels of Staten Island is seeking volunteers to deliver meals to the homebound elderly. If you are interested in driving, or helping in some other way, please call Rosanne Holt at 718-727-4435 or visit their website: http://www.mealsonwheelsofsi.org/
Bringing awareness to childhood obesity Senator Lanza, in partnership Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera, the Latino Society, the National Hispanic Medical Association and Time Warner Cable, is pleased to present a special webcast on how obesity is dramatically impacting our communities. Challenges and Choices: The Rising Epidemic of Childhood Obesity in the Hispanic Community will be shown on Thursday, October 6 at 1:30 p.m.
One of the most pressing issues facing all New Yorkers is increasing property taxes. For many, it is the defining factor that contributes to their exodus from our City and State. Now more than ever we need to enact a common sense plan that takes an aggressive stance and puts an end to out of control property tax increases.