Thursday, 29 August 2013 00:00
Students in grades 10 -12 are invited to take a practice SAT/ACT at the library on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Kaplan Educational Testing will administer a practice exam which combines the types of questions that appear on both the SAT and the ACT. The exam will begin at 10 a.m. At noon there will be a break for a lunch or a snack which must be brought to the test. No one will be permitted to the leave the lower level of the library. Testing will resume at 12:30 p.m. and end at 2:30 p.m. Registration begins on Saturday, Sept. 7 for the practice SAT/ACT combo test. This program is limited to 25 YAs.
Kaplan will return on Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 7 -8:30 p.m. to review the actual tests and analyze the test scores. There will be an analysis of the student’s strengths and weaknesses. Guidance will be given to decide which exam to take for college admissions as well as which test is better suited for the individual student. Registration for the results presentation is automatic when registering for the test. Parents/guardians are welcome and encouraged to come to this presentation.
Funding for all young adult programs is provided by The Friends of The Garden City Public Library (GCPL). Registration is online on Eventkeeper at www.gardencitypl.org Every ’tween and teen must have their own library card to register for programs. Priority is given to GCPL cardholders. Non-residents will be accommodated on a space available basis. Registrants must be present at the time the program is scheduled to begin or their place may be given to those on the waiting list.
Saturday, 07 December 2013 00:00
On Sunday, Nov. 3, a walk-a-thon was held to benefit Camp Anchor, a year-round recreation program for citizens with both mental and physical handicaps. The walk-a-thon was coordinated by Garden City resident and Kellenberg Senior Christina DiMasso, and Kellenberg Junior Brendan Callahan, who both work at the camp. “I did this because Camp Anchor has been so great for my brother, Thomas, who struggles with autism,” Callahan said. “I have also grown so much through volunteering there these past three summers.”
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
For some people, giving back provides an inherent reward through the simple satisfaction of helping others. Garden City resident Gregory Burke is one of those people. A known philanthropist and supporter of various important causes, Burke’s gift to Winthrop-University Hospital is no exception to his generosity.
Recently, Burke presented Kevin T. Curran, member of Winthrop’s Board of Directors, with a $25,000 gift in support of the hospital’s new Research and Academic Center. The center, scheduled to be completed in late 2014, will focus on the research of diabetes, obesity and the cardiometabolic complications that arise from those conditions, as well as other pressing national and local health issues, including reducing premature births and treating conditions related to aging, such as Alzheimer’s disease and arthritis.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
The 36th Annual Garden City Turkey Trot was held on a sunny but cold and windy Thanksgiving day. The frigid temperatures were no match for the more than 5,000 runners who ran in Long Island’s largest Thanksgiving day road race. The Turkey Trot consists of three races—a Challenger Division Race for courageous special needs athletes, a 1.4-mile Fun Run and a challenging 5-mile race.
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 12:19
Knowing they were facing off against a very physical team which had made the States for the last two consecutive years, the Garden City Wings Varsity Ice Hockey teammates discussed strategies in the locker room at the Bethpage Ice Arena. Alex Feinstein’s past netminding experiences for the Sailors would prove valuable to them as he drew upon his insight in how to compete against them effectively. Playing with the Garden City Wings team, together they crushed the Oceanside Sailors 7-2, earning their first Varsity win of the season in Nassau County High School Hockey League. Feinsten faced 30 shots while his teammates unloaded 24 on the opposing goalie.