Written by Garden City Life Staff, firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday, 26 September 2013 00:00
Alex Della Ratta and Leslie Wann were recently selected as NYSSMA All-State musicians to perform at the annual NYSSMA New York State School Music Association) Conference to be held in Rochester, NY on Dec. 5-8. Michael Crapotta, Justin Gong, and Teresa Pietromonaco were also selected as alternates for this year’s concerts.“We are very proud of Alexander Della Ratta and Leslie Wann and our three alternates who also have a chance to make a performance ensemble and attend the conference,” explained Dr. Nina Prasso, district coordinator for music & the arts. This is the first time junior Leslie Wann will be attending the NYSSMA conference. She has studied viola for eight years and also plays piano. Last year, Della Ratta was selected to the National Association for Music Educator’s All-Eastern Honors Band in April in Hartford, CT. He was also selected as an All-State musician in 2012.
Friday, 13 December 2013 00:00
Garden City resident Juana Quijano is among three Nassau Community College students to receive scholarships from Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. The law firm has awarded scholarships to Quijano and two other Long Island veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and are now enrolled at Nassau Community College. “It is incumbent upon the Long Island business community to assist our veterans as they transition into civilian life,” said Meyer Suozzi English & Klein, P.C. Managing Attorney Lois Carter Schlissel. “It is essential that we help them complete their education by providing tuition assistance so that they can compete for jobs in this very difficult economic climate.”
Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00
Jill Palmeri, founder of a local charitable organization born out of a tragic event to a loved one in her life, was honored by Garden City Mayor John J. Watras and his trustees at the village board meeting held on Thursday, Dec. 5.
The Andy Foundation was founded by Palmeri in 2004 to honor the memory of her late son Andrew; it’s mission is to help children in need, and to date, the volunteer-driven organization has raised more than $700,000 for kids throughout Long Island through fundraising efforts that include tag sales, football clinics, and bingo parties.
Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00Buckley Country Day School upper school students earned top honors at the end of this fall’s interscholastic soccer season. Garden City’s Katherine Gage, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Gage, was named the Most Improved Player of the Girls’ 5th and 6th-grade Red Team.
Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00
Mad Science Winter Program
Garden City’s Department of Recreation and Parks is offering a six-week winter program geared to children who are interested in science. Mad Science of Long Island is a company who provides a wonderful and fun learning experience in an after school setting. Different topics such as “Bugs!” and “Walloping Weather” are offered for each week and the participants will cover a range of activities pertaining to the topic. Residents of the Village of Garden City entering grades k-5 are invited to attend.
The cost of the six-week program is $102 and all checks should be made payable directly to “Mad Science of Long Island.”