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TURKEY TROT RIDERS

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:05:48 +0000

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On a glorious Thanksgiving morning some 6,200 runners from more than 38 different states participated in this year’s race which was the second largest race to date. The runners, spectators and volunteers were all in good spirits and had a great time. If you want to see or save free photos from this year’s race please visit www.gcturkerytrot.com and go to our Race Photos page.

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Board approves zoning change, path cleared for Ring Road hotel

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:05:49 +0000

BY RIKKI N. MASSAND

The first hurdle is cleared for Marriott’s Residence Inn hotel brand to come to Ring Road, adjacent to the Maggiano’s Little Italy restaurant.

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After 52 years, a move from 7th Street

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:05:49 +0000

BY RIKKI N. MASSAND

After 52 years there will be a new beginning for a store that captured the cheerful, aromatic fragrance and ambiance of downtown Seventh Street, earning scores of loyal Garden City customers over generations as only a small family business can do.

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With eyes on Summer 2017, Rec Department reviews pool success

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:05:49 +0000

BY RIKKI N. MASSAND

At the Recreation Commission meeting held Wednesday, November 16 at the new senior center, several reflections on the success of the Garden City Pool in 2016 turned into eyes for further enhancements next summer.

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A WORD FROM THE PUBLISHER

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:05:49 +0000

The Garden City Village Christmas Tree lighting will take place on the Village Green by the gazebo on Sunday, December 4th from 3:30 to 4:30. Come down and enjoy a traditional happening with music and entertainment. We hear that a special jolly visitor might just make an appearance - you never know!

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Union misconstruing facts

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:05:49 +0000

To the Editor:

It is said that each of us is entitled to our own opinion, but none of us is entitled to our own facts. Nevertheless, in a letter to the editor last week, the CSEA union persists in misconstruing the facts regarding the contract offer they agreed to, before their membership overwhelmingly voted it down earlier this year.

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‘Grandparents and the Annual Ceremony’

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:05:49 +0000

To the Editor:

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Open Casting Call: GC Community Theatre

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:05:50 +0000

BY MARY CLARKE

Adults, young adults, teens and children — mark your calendars for the open casting call of the Spring 2017 musical production of The Garden City Community Theatre.

Those who love to act and sing are encouraged to come to The Garden City Community Church on Friday, December 2nd at 7:30pm or Sunday, December 4th at 2:00pm.

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Second Street home damaged in fire

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:05:50 +0000

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GC firefighters responded to a basement fire in a 2nd Street home Monday, November 28.

Met with heavy smoke, firefighters discovered a fire between the drop ceiling and the floor above.

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“Legendary Women of Long Island” Come Alive for Community Club

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:05:51 +0000

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On Tuesday, November 22nd, Monica Randall, Long Island historian and bestselling author, brought to life the “Legendary Women of Long Island” in a fascinating program presented to the Community Club.

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GC Community Coalition News

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:05:52 +0000

Check out our website at www.gccoalition.org. Updated information about who we are and what we are doing. Many links are available on the sight and videos to see regarding hot topics. There are opportunities for you to help. Are you a sponsor of the Garden City Coalition?

Sponsors are welcome. Bronze sponsor is $50. Silver sponsor is $100. Gold sponsor is $200.

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FROM THE MAYOR'S OFFICE

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:05:52 +0000

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By: Nicholas P. Episcopia

MTA bill favoring local governments vetoed

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THE VIEW FROM HERE

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:05:53 +0000

BY BOB MORGAN, JR.

Whither the electoral college?

Current counts indicate that Hillary Clinton likely won the popular vote by about 2.3 million votes of the 135 million or so votes tabulated, approximately a margin of 1.8 percent. This percentage margin exceeded the margin of such winning candidates as John F. Kennedy in 1960 and Richard M. Nixon in 1968.

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Annual Christmas Tea Party, Santa Visit

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:05:53 +0000

Join the party and come to the Cathedral of the Incarnations First Annual Christmas Tea Party and Santa Visit on Sunday, December 11 at the Cathedral Diocesan House at 36 Cathedral Avenue. Enjoy afternoon tea in this spectacular Stewart Era Victorian home which traditionally housed the Episcopal Bishops of Long Island. There will be two seatings for tea, the first at 12:30 until 2:00 p.m.

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THE OFFICE CAT

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:05:54 +0000

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BY GABBY TABBY

Identity theft: On November 21st Garden City Police investigated an identity theft where credit cards were opened without authorization by using a resident’s personal information.

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Garden City East supports Mark Hyer for Trustee

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:05:54 +0000

The independent Garden City East Nominating Committee has voted to support the nomination at the January 2017 Resident Electors’ meeting of Mark Hyer for the position of Village Trustee from the East for a two-year term commencing in April 2017.

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Brokerage opens new office on Seventh Street

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:05:55 +0000

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Douglas Elliman has changed locations and moved to larger office space in Garden City.

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Free “Tobacco Cessation” program offered at Winthrop

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:05:55 +0000

Individuals interested in quitting smoking are invited to attend Winthrop- University Hospital’s free Tobacco Cessation Program during the month of December. Sessions will be held on Wednesdays at 5:00 PM on December 7, 14, 21 and 28, at the Winthrop Wellness Pavilion, located at 1300 Franklin Avenue, Suite ML_ 5 in Garden City.

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Long Island Gay Men’s Chorus to perform at Cathedral

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:05:56 +0000

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The Long Island Gay Men’s Chorus 2016 Holiday Concert will be a very special dedication to all those who lost their lives in the tragedy at Pulse this past June. This mix of seasonal, pop and traditional choral selections, will be interwoven with an uplifting fairy tale story, that will be a celebration of love, family and hope.

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News From the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:05:56 +0000

On Sunday, December 11, at 11 am, Dr. Philip Nicholson will speak at the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island in Garden City. His topic for this free event is “Reflections on an Imperfect Life in a Contradictory World.”

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GC Community Church Youth Christmas Tree Sale

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:05:58 +0000

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On Saturday, December 10th, 2016, from 8:00am to 12 noon, the youth of the Garden City Community Church will be holding their annual Christmas Tree and Bake Sale. The church is located at 245 Stewart Avenue at the corner of Whitehall Boulevard. A live brass band will help you get into the spirit of the season as the Youth help you select the perfect tree for your home.

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Garden City Retired Men’s Club

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:05:59 +0000

Schedule of Activities

• Monday, December 5 - Meeting

• Monday, December 12 - Meeting

• Thursday, December 15th at noon. Save the Date: RMC Annual Xmas Party at Cherry Valley Club. Cost: $30 for members, $75 per couple, Includes one free drink. Bring checks to club (12/5, or 12/12) or mail to Frank DeAngelo at 206 Brompton Rd., Garden City.

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fyi FOR SENIORS

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:05:59 +0000

Beginning December 5th, the Department of Recreation and Parks will no longer accept cash payments for program registrations, rentals, and contracts at our Administrative Office or for Platform Tennis or Tennis at Community Park. Checks and credit cards will continue to be accepted.

Special Events for December

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Garden City Senior Bridge

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:05:59 +0000

On November 28th there were seven tables playing. The results:

North/South
1--Fran & Frank DeAngelo
2--Joan Kiernan & Claire Burns
3--Grace Basile & Joan Cowie

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Service of Hope and Remembrance

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:05:59 +0000

Acknowledging that the Advent and Christmas Season can be less joyful for some due to prolonged illness, unhappy relationships, employment transitions and painful memories, the Garden City Community Church will be holding a Service of Hope and Remembrance on Sunday, December 4th at 3 PM to provide an opportunity for deliberate prayer, scripture, and reflection. All are welcome.

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Adelphi to present A Christmas Carol

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:06:00 +0000

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In what has become a holiday tradition, Adelphi University’s Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) is pleased to present a live radio-style reading of Charles Dickens’ timeless classic, A Christmas Carol, by student actors on Saturday December 17, at 2 p.m. at the AUPAC’s Olmsted Theatre, 1 South Avenue, Garden City.

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WHAT’S UP G.C. ?!

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:06:00 +0000

BY JOHN ELLIS KORDES

During the 1870’s, Emma was a poet, Alex built railroads and Fred was a sculptor. Alex and Fred met during one of Fred’s projects. Emma was never to meet either of them, yet the three would forever be linked to one of the most important symbols the world has ever known.

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Fire Fighters offer holiday tips

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:06:00 +0000

Each year, fire departments respond to an average of 210 structure fires caused by Christmas trees. Combined with faulty holiday lights or open flames from candles, dry Christmas trees can quickly ignite and burn down a home.

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The Garden City Hotel receives 4 Diamond Award

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:06:02 +0000

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The Garden City Hotel has been given a four diamond rating by AAA. This is an achievement that distinguishes the hotel by inclusion on a listing of less than 6% of the nearly 28,000 properties approved by AAA throughout North America.

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Cradle of Aviation Museum Membership Appreciation Night

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:06:04 +0000

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The Cradle of Aviation Museum, located on Museum Row in Garden City, is hosting its annual Member Appreciation Night and Holiday Shop on Thursday, December 8th. The museum galleries will be open from 7pm - 9pm for an exclusive night for all general and educator members and their guests.

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SOCIALLY SPEAKING

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:06:04 +0000

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With ATHENA

A Turkey Day is over and we look forward to Christmas and all the shopping that goes with it. There are the Christmas cards to write, address and stamp and then remember to mail. It is really a bit of a chore but worth it in the end. When you do not write and send cards you generally do not get cards, so get busy.

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Tai Chi and Mindfulness: An approach to stress management

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:06:04 +0000

A healthy body-mind connection is an important element of wellness. When dealing with the daily challenges of life, it is important to maximize techniques that can help our bodies move more easily and our minds nurture a sense of calm.

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St. Joseph’s “Sponsor A Family” for Christmas - Urgent Appeal

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:06:05 +0000

Organizers still need more sponsors to achieve our goal to provide 200 dinners to families from The Queen of the Most Holy Rosary in Roosevelt and Our Lady of Loretto in Hempstead. The need is greater than ever and there is still plenty of time to sign up!! Sponsorship includes the purchase of a Stop & Shop gift card and groceries for a festive meal.

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Pat Kaliban

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:06:05 +0000

A woman of extraordinary grace and dignity, Pat Kaliban, 83, has left us. She was a glowing example for her extended family and friends, providing clear markers for living a full life of unparalleled generosity, kindness, forgiveness, faithfulness and humor.

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Champions for Children gala comes to Garden City Hotel

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:06:05 +0000

BY RIKKI N. MASSAND

For the first time in its 40-year history the Council for Unity’s annual awards gala

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

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:06:05 +0000

Teen Advisory Board General Meeting

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News from the Children’s Room

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:06:05 +0000

Let the Festivities Begin

Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa will soon be here! The Children’s Room has many books and DVDs about Christmas including classics like The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg, How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss and ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement Moore.

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Savvy sightseer foods to travel by: Cheeses & Chocolate

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:06:05 +0000

Garden City Public Library

Wednesday, December 14th at 2PM

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Cozy up with a good book

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:06:05 +0000

It’s that time again! It’s hard to believe that the Garden City Public Library is entering its second decade of the very popular Cozy Up with a Good Book Adult Winter Reading Club. You are invited to join the Eleventh Annual Adult Winter Reading Club which will be held from Sunday, November 27th to Sunday, April 9th, 2017. There are no meetings.

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A treasured instrument connects alumni

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:06:09 +0000

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Time is funny that way – it slips away, moment by moment until, before you know it, 50 years have gone by. For alums from Garden City High School’s Class of 1966, such was the sentiment at their 50th Reunion held on October 14th.

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THIS WEEK AT THE ROTARY

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:06:10 +0000

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Guests Attend Special Meeting

At last Monday’s special “Bring a Friend to Rotary” meeting at the Garden City Hotel, several members brought guests who learned from President Susan MacDonald, Past President/Asst. District Governor Dianne Marmann about the services which Rotary provides, along with the meaning of its theme: “Service Above Self.”

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GCMiddle School recognizes outstanding students

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:06:12 +0000

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Garden City Middle School launched two new initiatives this fall with its “Kindness Counts” and “Student of the Month” award presentations on November 14th. For the “Kindness Counts” awards, any middle school student “caught” in an act of kindness can be nominated by any staff member.

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Welcoming Club of Garden City

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:06:12 +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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Garden City PTA News

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:06:12 +0000

Attention Residents: Board of Education Meeting

The community is invited to attend GCPS’s presentation of the Student Achievement Report at the Dec. 6th Board of Education Work Session.

Why should you give up a December evening to attend this event?

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Hoops Hysteria

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:06:12 +0000

Attention all Garden City H.S. basketball players past and present! Mark your calendars for these two upcoming fund raisers.

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“Youth Sports Safety and Physical Activity” session

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:06:13 +0000

Winthrop Sports Medicine has been selected to facilitate a “Back to Sports” meeting in partnership with the National Football League and the American Heart Association. The program, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Monday, December 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm, at Winthrop- University Hospital, 259 1st Street in Mineola, Spatz Conference Center, Room A.

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Library Friends sponsor Dickens performance

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:06:13 +0000

Actor David Houston will perform a 70-minute dramatic reading “Three Dickens Stories for Snowy Days” at 2:00pm on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at the Garden City Public Library located at 60 Seventh St., in Garden City. Enjoy a recreation of the Charles Dickens American Tour of 1867 with period music, costume and small setting. This is an adult level program.

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GCHS Varsity Football Team wins Long Island Football Championship

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:06:17 +0000

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GCHS Varsity Football Team defeated Hills West 13-6 at Lavalle Stadium in Stonybrook to win the Long Island Football Championship.

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VILLAGE SPORTS

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:06:18 +0000

Beginning December 5th, the Department of Recreation and Parks will no longer accept cash payments for program registrations, rentals, and contracts at our Administrative Office or for Platform Tennis or Tennis at Community Park. Checks and credit cards will continue to be accepted.

Announcement about After School Program

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The Men’s Association News

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:06:18 +0000

Girls and Boys Basketball Tip-Off Fundraiser

Hold the date for the third annual event. To be held Monday, Dec. 5, at Doc O’Grady’s from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. $75 per person which includes dinner and open bar. 50/50 raffle and silent auction. Hope all can attend.

Next Meeting

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Garden City Pool Interviews

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:06:18 +0000

The Garden City Pool will be conducting interviews for the upcoming 2017 Pool season. We are looking for energetic, hardworking candidates to join our team of lifeguards and pool staff. To sign up for an interview you must be a high school senior or older.

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Restaurant supports fight against breast cancer

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:06:19 +0000

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Representatives from Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas present a check for $743 to Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program – a non-profit organization dedicated to educating, supporting, empowering, and advocating for breast cancer patients, professionals, and the community – on November 15.

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Garden City Basketball K-1-2 Clinic

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:06:19 +0000

Our Garden City Basketball K-1-2 Clinic will be held on Sundays from 12:30pm - 2:15pm at the St Paul’s Fieldhouse.

Our season will begin Sunday, December 4th and run through Sunday March 5, 2017.

We have off dates for Christmas, New Years and the Martin Luther King holidays.

Registration is $125 with online signup at www.gardencitybasketball.org

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Toy drive to benefit the INN

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:06:19 +0000

Thomas, Matthew and Grace Mage are holding their 7th annual toy drive to benefit the INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network). The INN is located in Hempstead and helps to feed and clothe people in need here on Long Island. The items will go to children in need and will help to make the lives of these children a little happier this holiday season.

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