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Vacation Bible School For 100

Charity and fellowship are key themes

The circus was recently in town with “Circus Spectacular” at the Vacation Bible School (VBS) at Garden City Community Church in which 100 children attended. The church has sponsored an educational and fun-filled VBS for many years. 

 

The circus-themed week featured the keywords follow, love, trust and share. Bible stories about how we should follow Jesus, being kind and loving to one another, trusting God when we are afraid and spreading the good word about Jesus.

A special Noah’s Ark project was done. There were coordinated crafts, drama, science, snack time and recreation projects for the enthusiastic children.

 

The students gathered over 800 bottles of water that they donated to the Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN) in Hempstead as their service project. They also collected over $600 in coins to tithe and help those in need.

More than 70 adults and young people volunteered for the worthwhile program. Heading VBS was the Reverend Sullivan, interim church school director Paula Tusiani- Eng and church school administrator, Rhonda Kraff. 

 

The volunteers included: Christine Alkin, Laura Baymack, Theresa Brunetti, Diana Clarke, Francie Cohn, music minister Frank Crosio, Julie Germano, Christine Hanson, Carolyn Herbst, Alaine Lawler, Danielle Lemieux, Holly Lyons, Kelly Marshall, Marcia Matzelle, Liz McQuaid, Alice Melkonian, Karin Melkonian, Christina Milone, Guy Milone, Christine O’Neill, Patti Norberto, Tina Palmer, Jessica Powers, Pam Rivera, Louise Rooney, Meredith Ruckh, Anne Short, Roger Yusiani- Eng, Melva Victorino, Martha Yasso and Karen Zung.

 

Youth and young adult helpers included: Jacqueline and Stevie Baymack; John and Mary Blume; Rachel, Isabel and Tristen Cara; Olivia Coffey; Ally Evans; Ethan Gustavson; Trevor Hanson; Amber Henriquez; Paige Jordan; Madeline Lawlor; Laura Martens; Brian, Greg and Nick Matzelle; Peter McDonnell; Olivia and Rebecca Melkonian; Will Mennicken and his cousin; Lily Milone; Alex Nancilla; Kelly Ann Norberto; Lauren Palmer; Alexis and Tina Phillipides; Brianna Powers; Emma Ruckh; Cara Rumsey; Paige Sanossian; Anna, Elsie and Emily Schaubeck; Samantha Short; Caroline and Konstance Teleisha; Samantha Tiger and Brooke Warhurst.

 

The Garden City Community Church is located at the corner of Stewart Avenue and Whitehall Boulevard. It is an “Open & Affirming” congregation of the United Church of Christ (Protestant), so no matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, all are welcome. The Garden City Community Church is handicap accessible with ramps on the Whitehall Boulevard side of the church and a full elevator to the lower level. For more information, lease call 516-746-1700, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or visit www.GardenCity CommunityChurch.org

News

April 19 fundraiser to be

held for baby with rare disease

Tom Onorato, the nephew and office manager of Dr. Joseph Onorato Garden City practice All Island Dermatology Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, recently celebrated the birth of a baby boy with his wife Melissa. Both were thrilled when Thomas Kevin Onorato came into the world on September 10, 2013. Despite being born five weeks early, baby Thomas managed to surprise his parents with his indomitable spirit and was sent home with a clean bill of health. A mere four days later began the fight for Thomas’ life.

Stewart Manor budget, mayor’s salary increase

At a time when municipalities are grappling with keeping expenditures down, the Village of Stewart Manor saw not only its 2014-15 operating budget increase, but its mayor’s salary. At a meeting of the board of trustees held on Monday, April, 8, Stewart Manor adopted a budget of $2,418,548.03, a 1.4 percent increase over the previous year. In addition, the board approved a raise of $1,000 for Mayor Gerard Tangredi, bringing his salary to $3,000. The salaries for trustees John Egan, M. Carole Schafenberg, and William Grogan are set at $2,000 each. Deputy Mayor Michael Onorato has declined his stipend.

Salaries and benefits make up 42 percent of the total budget. According to the state comptroller, it’s acceptable for that number to be as high as 65 percent. The total costs of salaries and benefits have actually decreased by around 5 percent from the previous year’s adopted budget.  


Sports

Easter Egg Hunt For Pre-K To Grade 5

The Garden City Recreation Department is once again sponsoring the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19 at Community Park’s fields. This Year Three hunt will be held at 10 a.m. sharp with three age divisions: preschool to kindergarten, grades 1 and 2; and grades 3 to 5.

Special eggs will be stuffed and hidden for all divisions. Each hunt will also feature a grand prize (an Easter basket filled with goodies) which will go to the youngster who finds the egg marked “#1 Lucky Egg.” For further information about the hunt, please call the recreation department at 516-465-4075.

Commitment at Kellenberg

Garden City residents continue to excel while participating in the athletic program over at Uniondale’s Kellenberg Memorial High School.

Each season, coaches of Kellenberg sports pick one player from their squad who has demonstrated remarkable commitment to the team through their hard work at practice and in competition.

The Village of Garden City has a long history of residents who've excelled both on the academic and athletic side of the ledger at Kellenberg. This time around, seniors Kelly O’Donnell (varsity cheerleading), Stacy Madelmayer (varsity girls basketball) and Bryan Salecker (swimming and diving team) have all been awarded the Commitment Award for their outstanding efforts, devotion, hard work and commitment to their respective teams.


Calendar

Dinner & A Movie: In Transition 2.0

Thursday, April 17

School Budget Meeting

Wednesday, April 23

Judi Mark One-woman Show At Library

Thursday, April 24



Columns

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

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com