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Bringing It All Back Home

Trojans Class of 1983 to celebrate 30th high school reunion

The Garden City Class of 1983 will be celebrating its Thirtieth High School Reunion Homecoming weekend. Mark your calendar for this fun-filled event. The festivities begin on Friday evening with casual cocktails at local pubs, meeting and greeting fellow classmates. On Saturday, Oct. 26, alumni will gather at 12:30 p.m. on 7th Street by the AAA building and jump on a long flatbed truck wearing “GC Class of 83” T~shirts and become part of the homecoming parade procession. All are invited on to the float. Then it will be off to the football game to cheer the Trojans on.

On Saturday evening, the “Garden City Class of 83” will be rocking the night away at The Garden City Hotel’s beautiful club POSH. The evening is $125 per person and begins at 8 and runs till 11 p.m. There will be music, an open bar, passed finger foods and stations featuring a seafood station, filet station and much more.

Book the babysitter for Saturday,Oct. 26, get on the treadmill, wash the grays away, do some botox and mail yur check today.

Please write your check out to “The Class Of 1983” and send your $125 check per person to~

Jane Hildreth O”Keeffe, 213 Kilburn Rd., Garden City, N.Y. 11530

For any questions, comments or concerns, please call Co-Chairperson Felicia Lovaglio at 516-641-0068. Please spread the word via cyber space as there is no formal invitation.

News

The Senior Advisory Committee is the Senior group that helps plan trips, parties, and programs for all seniors in cooperation with the recreation and parks department. It consists of: Kathy Auro, Richard Bankowsky, Evelyn Iagrossi, Joe Leto, Ellen Moynahan, and Gloria Weinrich. Please feel free to suggest trips to anyone on the committee.

Preparedness is the best remedy for Ebola

Winthrop University Hospital hosted a presentation on the current Ebola epidemic, at the Garden City Library, on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Sponsored by the village’s Property Owners’ Associations, John F. Collins, president and CEO of Winthrop University Hospital and Dr. Michael Ammazzalorso, Winthrop’s Chief Medical Officer provided an overview of the disease along with an update on Winthrop’s preparedness plan.

Dr. Ammazzalorso began his presentation heeding that despite the waning in the press, the disease is still with us. He provided both historical and current day perspectives regarding the epidemic, advising that Ebola is not a new disease. The medical community has been aware of the disease for at least 40 years. Originating in the Congo, Ebola is a zoonosis a disease which has its reservoir in animals and was known for small sporadic outbreaks associated with people who handled bats and rodents or those who consumed bush meat. The current outbreak originated in West Africa, specifically Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. He noted in Africa that more than 45,000 people have died from the disease.


Sports

Learn And Play Paddle Tennis

The recreation and parks department will offer beginner level platform tennis lessons at Community Park’s Platform Courts. This five-week course will offer the basic instruction and will be taught by certified platform instructor Sue Tarzian. Each class will be 1.5 hours in length. The cost of this program is $187.50. Classes began the week of Nov. 5. The following classes will be offered:

Beginners - Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Advanced Beginners – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

This program is for beginners only and participants must be Garden City residents. To register, visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Learn And Play Paddle Tennis

The recreation and parks department will offer beginner level platform tennis lessons at Community Park’s Platform Courts. This five-week course will offer the basic instruction and will be taught by certified platform instructor Sue Tarzian. Each class will be 1.5 hours in length. The cost of this program is $187.50. Classes begin the week of Nov. 5. The following classes will be offered:

Beginners - Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Advanced Beginners – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

This program is for beginners only and participants must be Garden City residents. To register, please visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave. Space is limited so please register early.


Calendar

Sultans of String to play

Friday, November 21

Garden City Chamber Music Society Performance

Sunday, November 23

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, November 24



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