Thursday, 23 January 2014 00:00
How To Pay Less Income Tax
Thursday, January 23
Buskin & Batteau
Friday, January 24
A Look Back In TimeFebruary 1 - 27
Barry Lisak will lead a seminar to help reduce federal and New York State taxes at the Garden City Public Library at 7 p.m. Lisak, who is an IRS-enrolled agent and tax professional, is currently the tax columnist for New York’s civil service paper The Chief. All new 2013 tax laws will be highlighted and a free booklet, 21 IRS Audit Red Flags, will be distributed to all attendees. Topics include education, retirement, home ownership, charitable, medical, investment, employee and miscellaneous deductions. Remember to bring a pad and pencil. There is no registration and all are welcome.
11 a.m. Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070
1 p.m. Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070
12:30 p.m. Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070
The History of Garden City Public Library will be exhibited from Feb. 1– 27 in Garden City Public Library’s gallery. The display is presented by Garden City’s Historian Suzie Alvey who notes, “What makes the library so special is the many people who saw a need and were inspired to create it, as well as its fast growth as a center of the Garden City community.” Exhibits are free and open to the public during regular library hours. For hours and directions please call 516-742-8405 or visit www.gardencitypl.org The library is located at 60 Seventh St. in Garden City. Funding for exhibitions is provided by The Friends of the Garden City Public Library. Installation and removal dates are subject to change.
Long Island Blood Services will hold a blood drive at the Garden City Public Library from 1:45 to 7:45 p.m. in the large meeting room on the lower level of the library. Area hospitals are in need of local residents’ help. Each donation can help to save up to three lives. Eligible donors must be between 16 and 75 years of age, with a minimum weight of 110 lbs., and no tattoos within the past 12 months. Sixteen year olds must have parental permission and donors age 76 and over must present a doctor’s note. All donors must have valid ID with signature or photo. Donors are encouraged to eat well (low fat) and drink fluids. For medical questions concerning blood donations, call 1-800-688-0900. Call the Library at 742-8405, ext. 210 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome.
Six-hour course conducted by the AAA NY in the Garden City office located at 229 7th St. Save money; reduce violation points; sharpen skills. The cost is $39 for AAA members; $32 Plus/Premier members; $32 members 60 and older; $32 members 16-24 years old; $49 nonmembers; special group rates available.
Dates and rates subject to change. Online class available. Visit AAA.com/DefensiveDriving. Reservations required. Call 516-873-2381. The following dates are offered:
Jan. 25 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 26 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 30 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Feb. 2 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Feb. 5 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Feb. 8 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Feb. 11 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Feb. 16 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Feb. 24 & 25 - 6:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
Feb. 27 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
March 1 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
March 9 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
March 13 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
March 15 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
March 18 & 19 - 6:15 to 9:15 pm
March 23 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
March 30 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The A.T.Stewart Exchange Consignment Shop at 109 Eleventh St. in Garden City is looking for furniture to add to its inventory. The shop can use cocktail tables, end tables, consoles, chairs of all types, dressers, dining room tables, breakfronts, servers, secretaries, mirrors, etc….it’s all in demand. If you have a particularly large piece, take a picture and show it to Maryann Caterino at the shop (516-746-8900). Consignees are paid 50 percent of the selling price. There is ample parking and the shop is conveniently located on the lower level of The Garden City Historical Society Museum. All proceeds from the A.T.Stewart Consignment Shop go towards the maintenance and upkeep of the Garden City Historical Society Museum, an original 1872 A.T.Stewart era Apostle Victorian structure.
Stroke Life Society is a grassroots community organization of survivors and co-survivors in the pursuit of living and helping others. A stroke can be very isolating. By sharing experiences and encouraging one another, together we can face and overcome common challenges. All are welcome. RSVP is requested. For information and other locations and times, please call Ben at 516-398-4994. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”
• Every 1st Wednesday of the month at 11 a.m.—St. Frances de Chantal, 1309 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh (Room 12)
• Every 2nd Monday of the month at 6 p.m.—The Church of St. Jude, 3606 Lufberry Ave., Wantagh
• Every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m.—St. Gregory the Great, 242-20 88th Ave, Bellerose
• Every 3rd Friday of the Month at 2 p.m.-St Bernard Parish Center, 3100 Hempstead Tpke, Levittown
• Every 4th Monday of the Month at 6 p.m.-St. James Parish Center, 80 Hicksville Rd., Seaford (Room 104)
• Every 4th Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. (with guest speaker)William Bennett Community Center, 28 W. Carl St., Hicksville
• Every 4th Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. - Plainview Hospital, 888 Old Country Rd., Plainview Waldorf Choral Society’s 40th Anniversary Concert featuring Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra with George V. Rose’s conducting his final performance before his retirement
Clutterers Anonymous (CLA), a 12-step self-help group, offers help and support to those who have clutter problems in their homes or workplace. Meets every Thursday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 265 Asbury Ave., in Westbury. There are no dues or fees. For more information, call 866-800-3881 or visit: www.ClutterersAnonymous.net.
Franklin Hospital’s cancer support group meets in the former coffee shop at North Shore LIJ Franklin Hospital in Valley Stream. The group regularly meets the first Monday of every month from 2 to 4 p.m. It is open to all cancer survivors, including family members and is ideal for people who need someone to talk to about the illness. Discussions include new medicines and treatments, advice on how to cope and also provides emotional support. Additional information about the monthly meetings, or those seeking assistance and information concerning cancer are urged to contact group advisors Anna Rossetti at 516-256-6025 or Meg Wehrum, RN at 516-256-6478.
The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer program is offering new support groups. There is no cost for any group; however pre-registration is required. Additional groups are formed upon request, including groups for men with breast cancer and family members. All groups meet at Adelphi University School of Social Work in Garden City. For more information call Sandi Kafenbaum, LCSW, at 516-877-4314, or the Breast Cancer Hotline at 800-877-8077.
•Support group for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer will meet weekly for eight weeks from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
•Support group for women post treatment will meet weekly for eight weeks from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
•Support group for young women with breast cancer will meet weekly for eight weeks from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
•Support group for women with metastatic breast cancer will meet weekly for eight weeks from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
•A telephone support group for women with breast cancer will be held weekly for eight weeks from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
If you’ve had breast cancer and want to pay it forward become a hotline volunteer. Women and men who are breast cancer survivors and others who are concerned about breast health issues can become volunteers at the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program in Garden City. Volunteers can help by doing fundraising and publicity, as well as by answering hotline calls. Hotline volunteers provide emotional support, information and referral services to callers with breast health concerns. Although the program is housed on Long Island, hotline services and telephone counseling are available to callers throughout New York State. For more information call the Hotline at 1-800-877-8077.To reach the Hotline from anywhere in New York State, call 1-800-877-8077.
Free vessel safety checks and more, from America’s Boating Club, the United States Power Squadrons. With squadrons across Long Island, there’s one near you. Visit: WeBoatSafe.org or call 1-800-341-8777 for more information.
Friday, 24 October 2014 00:00
The Garden City Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the 35th annual Fall Festival Street Fair set for Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Seventh Street. The chamber thanks the Garden City Hotel which will serve as the primary event sponsor.
JGS entertainment will return for the 16th year as master ceremonies providing music and vocals. There will be plenty of activities for the kids. Included will be the return of the two trackless trains carrying children 12 years of age and younger up and down Seventh Street sponsored by Coach Realtors and Garden City Teachers Association. There will be the traditional inflatable bouncy house sponsored by SMPL Technologies and the ever-popular money cube sponsored by Calogero’s and Leo’s. The Garden City Parks and Recreation Department will have giveaways and temporary tattoos.
Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:00
Ever since the Garden City School District passed a $36.8 million School Investment Bond back in 2009, the upgrades throughout the district have been quite substantial. And while most of it has gone towards infrastructure, external visible improvements have rightfully been a source of pride for the board, which has taken to conducting tours at the different schools preceding the monthly public meetings that are normally held at Garden City High School. On the night of the school board meeting held on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at the Homestead Building, the school board, administration and Superintendent Dr. Robert Feirsen went on a guided tour of the building by Homestead Principal Dr. Suzanne Viscovich.
Feirsen described the tour as a new tradition started last year where administration travels around each of the district’s school buildings in the Fall to observe its current offerings and recent upgrades.
Thursday, 23 October 2014 09:43
With the fall sports season upon us, the department of recreation and parks would like to remind all residents that pets are not allowed in any neighborhood parks, Community Park, or St. Paul’s fields. Non compliance with this rule will result in the issuance of appearance tickets.
Register For The Online Registration Option
Garden City’s Department of Recreation and Parks will offer the option of online registration with credit card payment beginning with its winter programs in early December.
In order for a family to use the online registration option, the family will first need to visit the recreation and parks office at 108 Rockaway Ave. to verify residency and their family information and receive their password. A list of instructions as to how to use the website will be included.
Thursday, 09 October 2014 09:22
Prior to the start of high school running season, Garden City’s Physical Therapy Options (PTO) had an opportunity to provide a presentation to members of Sacred Heart Academy’s cross country team. Team members gathered at Garden City’s New York Running Company to learn strategies and tips for a successful fall season.
PTO staff members Dr. Meghan Goetz, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and PTO Aide Mike Murphy discussed the importance of stretching to prevent injury and provided strategies and tips for success for the high school runner.