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HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:08:46 +0000

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School tax levy hike of 1.35% sought for next year

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:08:46 +0000

BY RIKKI N. MASSAND

At its February meeting the Garden City Board of Education discussed anticipated administrative and capital components of the 2017- 2018 school year budget, which as constituted includes a tax levy hike of 1.35 percent, the maximum allowed under this year’s tax cap. Last year Garden City’s levy was 1.26 percent, under a maximum 1.54 percent allowed.

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Rethinking college admissions at GCPL

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:08:47 +0000

BY RIKKI N. MASSAND

The highly competitive college admissions process is a constantly evolving effort, often leaving high school students and their families feeling harried and anxious for months if not years leading up to schools’ ultimate decisions.

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Andy Foundation, Rec Comm ponder future of Yard Sale

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:08:47 +0000

BY RIKKI N. MASSAND

The annual Andy Foundation Yard Sale, which draws mass community support and substantial fundraising for charity, will be held on Saturday, May 13 from 9 am to 2 pm at the Fieldhouse at St. Paul’s. But with fees rising for the rental of the prime and now renovated recreational facility, talk has turned to the future of the event in Garden City.

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A WORD FROM THE PUBLISHER

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:08:47 +0000

We hope the Village of Garden City reconsiders its decision to start greatly increasing the rental fees that local charities must pay to use village facilities such as St. Paul’s for their events. Charities such as The Andy Fund, the Mollie Biggane Foundation and the Jay Gallagher Foundation are homegrown groups that do a lot of good and have considerable support in the community.

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A great leader

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:08:47 +0000

To the Editor:

My husband and I are writing this letter so that we can publicly thank Nicholas Episcopia for his remarkable tenure as Mayor of Garden City. Nick Episcopia was always there for the people of our Village and as a leader, he accomplished so much!

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Mobility Impaired Committee Meeting

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:08:47 +0000

The Mobility Impaired Committee will meet on Monday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Old Senior Center at 108 Rockaway Avenue (next to St Paul’s) to hear an update on GC Pool 2017, and attend to a number of concerns expressed to the committee over the winter.

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Village Election Tuesday, March 21

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:08:48 +0000

The annual Village Election will be held on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 12 Noon until 9:00 p.m. at Village Hall, 351 Stewart Avenue. Registered Village residents will be voting for the following candidates:

• Mayor - 2 Years - Brian C. Daughney

• Trustee - 2 Years - Mark A. Hyer

• Trustee - 2 Years - Stephen S. Makrinos

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Nassau County DA to speak at Ethical Humanist Society

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:08:49 +0000

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On Sunday, March 26, from 11 am to noon, Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas will speak at the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island on the topic “A Modern Approach to Doing Justice.” Ms. Singas will focus on recently established units with the District Attorney’s office that dedicate special resources to protecting vulnerable communities.

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LIRR third track press conference

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:08:49 +0000

On Friday, March 24th the Town of Hempstead, along with the villages of Garden City, New Hyde Park and Floral Park, will host a press conference beginning at Noon in front of New Hyde Park Village Hall on Jericho Turnpike and New Hyde Park Road regarding the proposed third track for the Long Island Railroad.

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Local contractor to help rebuild handicapped child’s home

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:08:49 +0000

BY GARY SIMEONE

This will be the second time that the Tarr’s Home Improvements Inc. of Franklin Square, will rebuild a home in the Garden City area to help a family in need. The general contracting company’s efforts will be broadcast on national television for all to see.

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THE VIEW FROM HERE

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:08:50 +0000

BY BOB MORGAN, JR.

Republicans have now unveiled their long awaited plan to change health care, called the American Health Care Act, and it is certainly gathering strong reactions from all sides.

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THE OFFICE CAT

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:08:51 +0000

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BY GABBY TABBY

Hit and run: On March 8th Garden City Police officers investigated a report that a small white vehicle struck and damaged a parked vehicle in Parking Field #5 before leaving the scene without stopping.

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Free workshop: Navigating the “New Normal”

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:08:51 +0000

Navigating the “New Normal” is a free workshop on how to cope with the changes in society since the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States conducted by Dr. Anne Klaeysen, at the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island at 12:30 pm on April 23.

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Art Workshop: A program for special needs adults

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:08:52 +0000

Friday, March 31, 12PM – 1:30PM

Garden City Public Library

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FROM THE MAYOR'S OFFICE

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:08:52 +0000

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By: Nicholas P. Episcopia

LIRR Press Conference

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Community Club to present Richard Knox

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:08:53 +0000

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On Wednesday April 5, the Community Club of Garden City and Hempstead will present Mr. Richard Knox, with his program titled “The Incomparable Mario Lanza”, 1:30p.m. at The Garden City Casino. Richard Knox had a 40 year career as a school teacher and administrator.

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Meet Garden City’s robots (and the teams behind them) at the Library

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:08:54 +0000

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“Wouldn’t you like to shape the future instead of having it just happen to you? Did you know that almost everything made by people took the ideas and work of engineers?” (NACME: National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering)

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GC Bird Sanctuary to host Spring Benefit Yard Sale

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:08:55 +0000

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The Garden City Bird Sanctuary 2017 Spring Benefit Yardsale will take place on Saturday, April 22nd from 9 AM to 3 PM at the bird sanctuary, opposite 181 Tanners Pond Road. The raindate is the next Saturday, April 29th. Could it be time to do your spring cleaning?

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Leg. Laura Schaefer to receive Community Achievement Award

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:08:56 +0000

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The Garden City Chamber of Commerce announced today that Legislator Laura Schaefer will receive the Community Achievement Award at the May 5 Pineapple Ball.

The Chamber established this award in 1974 to recognize outstanding professionalism within the Village of Garden City and beyond, through one’s position or vocation.

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Tomorrow’s Hope Run at St. Joseph School almost here

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:08:58 +0000

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Sign up online now for the St. Joseph School “Run for Tomorrow’s Hope” to take place on Saturday, March 25th

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The Welcoming Club of Garden City

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:08:59 +0000

Who we are:

The Welcoming Club of Garden City is a well-established women’s organization that focuses on welcoming new members to our community, fostering relationships of long-time residents, supporting local businesses and raising money for charity. This year The Welcoming Club of Garden City is proud to support the Belmont Child Care Association, Inc.

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The Kordes Korner

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:09:00 +0000

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John Ellis Kordes

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Pain support group meeting

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:09:00 +0000

American Chronic Pain Association Support Group will meet Tuesday, April 18th at Metro Physical Therapy 800 East Gate Blvd. Garden City. Meeting time is from 1:30 to 3:00 pm. Meeting is Free and refreshments will be served. For further information call: 516-304-9297.




Eastern Property Owners’ Association Annual Scholarship

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:09:00 +0000

It is with pleasure that the Eastern Property Owners’ Association of Garden City announces that it will once again award a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating high school senior who resides in the Eastern section of the village.

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Garden City PTA News

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:09:00 +0000

It all began 80 years ago with one teacher!

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Great Irish Music Program at Community Club

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:09:01 +0000

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On Wednesday, March 1st, at The Garden City Casino, Joe Chojnacki entertained the audience with a terrific variety of Irish songs. His knowledge of the Irish music far exceeded what you might have expected, from someone with the name of Chojnacki, but as Joe explained his Mother is part Irish.

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Great chefs at Á La Carte

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:09:04 +0000

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BY DANIELLE CARUTHERS AND ANDRÉA MIRAS, TEACHERS

On December 14th, and January, 4th and10th, Mrs. Caruthers’ and Mrs. Miras’ eighth grade Italian students cooked a sumptuous Italian meal at Á La Carte, the culinary school in Lynbrook. This trip focuses on two of the “5 C’s” of foreign language education: Culture and Connections.

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SOCIALLY SPEAKING

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:09:05 +0000

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With ATHENA

March has certainly lived up to its reputation as a month with a wide variety of weather. We have had a winter that has given us very good weather so far, but seems to have changed its mind. We have gotten our snow late in the season and let’s hope that it will be the last one. You can never tell but just keep your fingers crossed for the end of it.

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Community Theatre reaches out and draws in

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:09:07 +0000

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BY MARY CLARKE

Cast and crew of The Garden City Community Theatre (GCCT) know they are part of something special.

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THIS WEEK AT THE ROTARY

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:09:08 +0000

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The Salvation Army is well known for its Red Kettle project at Holiday Time. In fact, for many years, it has been the tradition of the Mineola Garden City Rotary Club for volunteer members to ring the bell outside one of our local business establishments. The support of the Salvation Army has long been among the many services the Club continually provides.

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Twin doctors admitted to DAR

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:09:09 +0000

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April Barnum and her twin sister Kimberly Barnum, both Doctors in residency, were admitted to the Garden City based Colonel Aaron Ogden Chapter of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution on March 5th. Their father is the cousin of the current Chapter Regent, Leslie Barnum Dimmling.

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Cub Scout Pack 7 celebrates annual Blue and Gold reception

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:09:16 +0000

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On Sunday, February 12, Garden City’s Cub Scout Pack 7 held their annual Blue and Gold Reception for all the Scouts and their families. The Blue and Gold banquet is one of the highlights of the Cub Scout year.

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Village facilities tour draws a crowd

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:09:18 +0000

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A tour of Village facilities March 11, 2017 drew quite a crowd of residents interested in learning about the inner workings of Garden City.

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June-in-January Father’s Day at Stratford School

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:09:24 +0000

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BY VIRGINIA MCCAVERA,
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Free legal advice clinics

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:09:25 +0000

Mortgage foreclosure continues to be of sizable concern in Nassau County. In 2016, the county had 3,455 mortgage foreclosing filings. According to current data from RealtyTrac, one in 925 Nassau County homeowners is in foreclosure, and the top five areas affected are Roosevelt, Freeport, Atlantic Beach, West Hempstead and Island Park.

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fyi FOR SENIORS

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:09:25 +0000

Adult Art Class Registration Begins

The Garden City’s Department of Recreation and Parks will offer an adult art class this fall. This ten week program will teach the beginner as well as the advanced student the art of painting portraits and landscapes/still-life in pastel from photographs.

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Garden City Senior Bridge

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:09:25 +0000

On March 13th there were six tables playing. The results:

North/South

1--Pat Dolan & Gloria Mentzel

2/3--Grace Basile & Joan Cowie 2/3--Fran & Frank DeAngelo

East/West 1--Barbara Burke & Terry Schoenig 2--Carrie Flapan & Pat Fontaine




Garden City Retired Men’s Club

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:09:25 +0000

Schedule of Events

Monday, March 20 - Regular Meeting

Monday, March 27 - Sandwiches

Monday, April 3 - Regular meeting

Monday, April 10 - Sandwiches

Bowling every Friday during season at Herrill Lanes. Contact Joe Leto at 248-9022.

Poker players: check with John Marino at 248-1770.

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COLLEGE NOTES

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:09:25 +0000

Robert G. Tynan, Jr. was awarded a Masters of Business Administration degree from Hofstra University during the University's commencement exercises on December 21, 2016 n

Emily M. Pititto of Garden City has been named to the Dean’s List at Clemson University for the fall 2016 semester.

Pititto is majoring in Graphic Communications.

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Community Club features Annual Book Review program

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:09:26 +0000

Looking for a good book?

On Thursday, March 23rd at 1:30 PM in the Casino, The Community Club of Garden City and Hempstead will present its annual and ever popular “Book Review Program”.

Members will share insights into some of the books they have recently read. So if you love books and are looking for your next great read, this is the program for you!

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CMF Spring Card Party

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:09:27 +0000

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Last chance to join the CMF on Monday, March 27th at the Garden City Casino. The Boutique will open at 11:30 and lunch will be served at noon. The cost is $20 per person and you can send your check to Patrice Giordano, 312 Cambridge Ave., Garden City NY 11530 or call her at 516-564-4854.

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Garden Manor Nursery students learn about fire safety

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:09:30 +0000

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The preschool and pre-k students at Garden Manor Nursery School were treated to a visit from two special firefighters this month. Firefighter Gentile, the father of a Garden Manor preschool student, and his friend Firefighter Romano visited Garden Manor to teach the students about fire safety. The students learned all about the job of a firefighter. They learned about their equipment and gear.

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“Run the R-Word Out of School”

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:09:33 +0000

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On Tuesday, February 28, the Best Buddies Chapter at Garden City High School held its first Annual “Run the R-Word Out of School” event. Best Buddies is dedicated to creating opportunities for one to one friendships for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

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GCHS seniors attend Sons of Italy student summit

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:09:34 +0000

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BY JOANNA HUMBERT AND GABRIELLE FRANDINA, STUDENTS

The Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA), Grand Lodge of New York, hosted a Student Summit in Albany for students of Italian descent back at the start of the school year, September 23-25, 2016. Among these were two seniors from Garden City High School, Joanna Humbert and Gabrielle Frandina. Through educational and cultural experiences, this trip proved to be a truly memorable one.

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Local dancer accepted into American Ballet Theatre and Joffrey programs

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:09:35 +0000

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Kalei Bremer of the Garden City Middle School has been quite busy the past few months. First she was accepted to the American Ballet Theatre (ABT)’s Summer Intensive Program for the third consecutive year. The summer intensive program is by audition only and is considered highly prestigious.

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Scone workshop at the Library

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:09:35 +0000

Scone Workshop With the Baking Coach Tuesday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m.

Learn how to make classic scones from scratch. Take home in a tin with lid to bake. Choose between chocolate chip or raisin during this 60–75 minute program.

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Garden City resident appears in play

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:09:36 +0000

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Jessica Toscano, a Garden City resident and sophomore at Sacred Heart Academy, stars as Chip in the school’s production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Jessica is a service-oriented young women. She volunteers as a counselor for adults and children with special needs at Respite and participates in the annual March for Life in Washington D.C.

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GCHS vocal students selected to perform at Carnegie Hall

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:09:38 +0000

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Congratulations to Garden City High School senior Ann Ambach (Mixed Chorus) and junior Annalise LoBiondo (Women’s Chorus) for being selected to perform as members of the Honors Performance Series Concert Choir at Carnegie Hall on February 5th. Both women are students of music teacher Steve Mayo. Student representatives from across the U.S.

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Stratford third graders Skype with favorite author

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:09:39 +0000

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On January 20th, Stratford third graders were treated to a Skype session with Canadian author and zoologist Jess Keating. Keating wrote “Pink is for Blobfish,” a favorite with the group. Keating answered several questions about the book, including why she used the color pink in the title.

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Named director of Winthrop Cancer Center

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:09:41 +0000

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Winthrop- University Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of Eva Chalas, MD, to Physician Director of Winthrop’s Cancer Center. Dr.

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QUEST students find lost families

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:09:45 +0000

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With only a note in a bottle to go on, fifth grade student groups in Stewart and Stratford’s Quest program put their heads together to locate a hypothetical family marooned in a remote area.

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PJ Day at Community Church Nursery School

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:09:52 +0000

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The children of the Community Church Nursery School celebrated “Pajama Day” on Thursday, March 9th. Each child wore their favorite pajamas and brought their special stuffed animal. In class they sewed pillows for their little furry buddies and read stories on cozy pillows and blankets.

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Garden City hosts fourth annual Transition Fair

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:09:54 +0000

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BY MANDI STEFANKIEWICZ, PSYCHOLOGIST

Garden City Public Schools hosted its Fourth Annual Community Support Services Fair for students and families with special needs on Thursday, February 16th, 2017.

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Garden City Library hosts PARP Rally

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:09:58 +0000

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The Garden City Public Library was honored to host the PARP, Pick A Reading Partner, pep rally and kick off show on March 1st. A capacity crowd attended including students, parents, teachers, principals, and the Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert Feirsen.

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It’s What’s Happening for Young Adults at the Library

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:09:58 +0000

Chick Incubation Project: Eggs Arriving March 28

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News From the Children’s Room

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:09:58 +0000

March Madness has begun at the Library with a new display of basketball books. Come check out books to learn about Irish traditions to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and books to celebrate the first day of Spring, which is on March 21st.

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GCAA Intramural Hoops concludes with six thrilling championship games

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:10:04 +0000

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The 2016-2017 GCAA Intramural Basketball Season is officially over. The season concluded with six championship games that included buzzer beaters, long distance three pointers, unbelievable late game comebacks, cheerleader/kickline half time shows, and everything else you could want from March Madness. The boys and girls displayed outstanding skills and teamwork.

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Brownie Troop 1242 works on badges

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:10:05 +0000

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Recently, Troop 1242 met to work on receiving their next badge. With the proceeds from their cookie sales thus far, the troop is working on their “Give Back” badge. The girls plan to use part of the money they are raising to donate to a charity. Many suggestions from The Ronald McDonald House, Make A Wish and Animal charities were discussed.

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Summers are cool at Garden City Nursery School

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:10:06 +0000

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Summer is around the corner and registration is now open for the Garden City Nursery School summer camp for all children entering Nursery, Pre-K or Kindergarten programs this fall. The camp runs for 7 weeks from June 13th through July 28th and is a fun experience for all.

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“The Who’s Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry” at Adelphi

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:10:07 +0000

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Forty-five years after its original release, The Who’s TOMMY has been reimagined as a bluegrass tribute featuring Springfield, Missouri’s The HillBenders. The HillBenders Present… The Who’s TOMMY: A Bluegrass Opry will be performed on Friday, March 24 at 8:00 p.m.

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J2A’s confirmation retreat

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:10:09 +0000

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Students from the J2A (Journey to Adulthood) program at the Cathedral of the Incarnation visited Holy Cross Monastery as part of their confirmation preparation. The monastery is located in West Park, New York and is the mother house of the Order of the Holy Cross, an Anglican religious order inspired by the Benedictine tradition.

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Garden City Pool News

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:10:10 +0000

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Take Advantage of Discount Rate…

Join by April 1st and you are eligible for the discount rate and a guest pass booklet discount (5 guest passes for only $50). A $75.00 value! Booklets must be purchases by April 1, 2017 (4 booklet limit).

Expanded Pool Enrichment Program

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VILLAGE SPORTS

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:10:10 +0000

2017 Garden City Recreation Spring Children’s Tennis Lessons

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Girls Varsity Lacrosse gets ready for season

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:10:11 +0000

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Garden City Girls Varsity Lacrosse is gearing up to start the 2017 season! The girls have been working hard during the off-season training and playing in local indoor tournaments. In January, returning varsity players competed against the top teams in the country at Inside Lacrosse’s Indoor National Championships in Spooky Nook, PA.

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