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Garden City-Life.com Calendar

Village Budget Meeting

Thursday, February 13

Village Board Of Trustees Meeting

Tuesday, February 18

Kids For the Cause

Through February 27


Through February 27

Kids For The Cause

February is American History Month. The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Garden City Chapter, Colonel Aaron Ogden will present a showcase exhibit “The Role of Children During the American Revolution” through Feb. 27 at the Garden City Public Library. Learn how adults were not the only ones engaged in the fight for freedom. Among the young people that will be focused on is 16-year-old Sybil Ludington, who engaged in a Paul Revere-like ride to warn colonists and gather her father’s soldiers to push back the British army when it attacked Danbury, Conn. This collection will recognize colonists’ children like Ludington who also demonstrated bravery, strength and sharp-wittedness in the long battle for independence.

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. Exhibit funding is sponsored by Friends of the Garden City Public Library. Installation and removal dates are subject to change.

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Thursday, February 13

Village Budget Meeting

7:30 p.m. (Budget Study/Work Session 1) These sessions are currently scheduled to be held in the boardroom at village hall, 351 Stewart Ave. in Garden City.

Coed Varsity Rifle Team At Glen Cove High School

3:15 p.m. Glen Cove High School, 150 Dosoris Lane, Glen Cove 516-759-7261

Hofstra University Women’s Basketball Versus New Jersey Institute Of Technology

7 p.m. Mack Sports Complex, 245 Hofstra University, Hempstead 516-463-6670

Nassau Community College Women’s Basketball Versus Suffolk Community College

6 p.m. Nassau Community College Physical Education Complex, One Education Drive, Garden City 516-572-7501

Nassau Community College Men’s Basketball Versus Suffolk Community College

8 p.m. Nassau Community College Physical Education Complex, One Education Drive, Garden City 516-572-7501


Saturday, February 15

Nassau Community College Women’s Basketball Versus Bronx Community College

1 p.m. Nassau Community College Physical Education Complex, One Education Drive, Garden City 516-572-7501

Lady Panthers Versus Southern Connecticut State University

1:30 p.m. Adelphi University Center for Recreation and Sport, Garden City 1-800-233-5744 (ADELPHI)

Panthers Versus Southern Connecticut State University

3:30 p.m. Adelphi University Center for Recreation and Sport, Garden City 1-800-233-5744 (ADELPHI)


Tuesday, February 18

Village Board Of Trustees Meeting

The next board of trustees meeting will be taking place in the boardroom at village hall. Start time is 8 p.m.


Wednesday, February 19

Your Widowed Social Group

This is a non-sectarian, no-profit organization of widows and widowers 50 plus years of age. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month and are held at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church located on Franklin Avenue and Fifth Street in Garden City. There is a nominal fee for members and non-members. For more information, please call Diana at 516-481-9280.

Hofstra University Men’s Basketball Versus University Of Delaware

7 p.m. Mack Sports Complex, 245 Hofstra University, Hempstead 516-463-6670


Thursday, February 20

Hofstra University Women’s Basketball Versus Northeastern University

7 p.m. Mack Sports Complex, 245 Hofstra University, Hempstead 516-463-6670

Nassau Community College Women’s Basketball Versus Westchester Community College

6 p.m. Nassau Community College Physical Education Complex, One Education Drive, Garden City 516-572-7501


Saturday, February 22

Hofstra University Men’s Basketball Versus Towson University

4 p.m. Mack Sports Complex, 245 Hofstra University, Hempstead 516-463-6670

Lady Panthers Versus Pace University

1:30 p.m. Adelphi University Center for Recreation and Sport, Garden City 1-800-233-5744 (ADELPHI)

Panthers Versus Pace University

3:30 p.m. Adelphi University Center for Recreation and Sport, Garden City 1-800-233-5744 (ADELPHI)


Tuesday, February 25

Lady Panthers Versus University Of New Haven

5:30 p.m. Adelphi University Center for Recreation and Sport, Garden City 1-800-233-5744 (ADELPHI)

Panthers Versus University Of New Haven

7:30 p.m. Adelphi University Center for Recreation and Sport, Garden City 1-800-233-5744 (ADELPHI)

School Budget Meeting

Budget Work Session #2——All non-instructional areas/administrative and capital components. The meeting will be held at Garden City High and begins at 8:15 p.m.


Thursday, February 27

Village Budget Meeting

7:30 p.m. (Budget Study/Work Session 2)

These sessions are currently scheduled to be held in the boardroom at village hall, 351 Stewart Ave. in Garden City.

Hofstra University Women’s Basketball Versus Drexel University

2 p.m. Mack Sports Complex, 245 Hofstra University, 516-463-6670


Ongoing Events

Defensive Driving Courses

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:

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.

Furniture Needed

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.

News

The Senior Center Expansion and Rehabilitation Project took a major step forward this month when the Garden City Board of Trustees unanimously voted in a special meeting to accept the gift of the model house from the Doubleday Court Development on Franklin Avenue. Project developers, The Engel Burman Group, graciously donated the house to the

Incorporated Village of Garden City. The one-story structure was originally built to serve as a model and sales office for the Franklin Avenue project.

 

“We are glad to have The Engel Burman Group as part of our village and thank them for this most generous gift. We look forward to providing a state-of-the art facility for our seniors in Garden City,” Mayor John Watras said. 

Department headed by former assistant director

The Garden City Public School District is excited to welcome Lynette Abruzzo as its new director of Pupil Personnel Services (PPS). The position was vacated by Catherine Wheeler, who retired this summer. Abruzzo began working in the district earlier this year in January as the assistant director of PPS. 

 

“I look forward to supporting the students here. To support their growth, help prepare them so that they have all the tools they need to be successful when they leave here. To be successful in their life and maximize their potential,” Abruzzo said of her plans for the new position. 


Sports

Dance Conservatory Program

 

The Garden City Recreation Department’s Dance Conservatory Program is pleased to announce the start of registration for its upcoming 2014-15 season. Director Felicia Lovaglio, along with Mary Searson and the rest of her staff, are excited to start off another fantastic year. The dance conservatory offers classes to Garden City residents ages 3 through adult which are non-performance based. Age is determined by the start date of the desired class. 

 

Note: Registration is by mail only until Sept. 23. Participants MUST be the required age by the start of the program in order to register. 

 

Each session costs $220 for 22 weeks of class. The schedule and fees for this year’s youth classes are as follows (all classes are 55 minutes long unless otherwise noted): 

Fall Children’s Tennis Classes

Registration for the start of the Fall 2014 Indoor Tennis Program for Children has begun at the Community Park Tennis Center. Walkins and non-resident children attending Garden City Public Schools* will be accepted beginning Sept. 11. Please make checks payable to the “Inc. Village of Garden City." Please note—classes are not considered day care and can not be declared for tax exemption.

* Non resident children who would like to register for the tennis program must prove they attend one of the Garden City Public Schools. Proof must accompany registration. An additional $50 fee will pertain to anyone in this category.

10 weeks of classes—classes will begin Thursday, Sept. 18


Calendar

Living With Pulmonary Fibrosis Program - September 18

Harpeth Rising Concert - September 19 

JV Football - September 20


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
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Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
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