Written by Meredith Johnson, Editorial@Antonnews.com Thursday, 31 October 2013 00:00
On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, Garden City High School commanded the football field at Manhasset High School which was filled with music, banners and parades of high school marching bands from all across Long Island. The stands were alive with spectators viewing the pageantry of each individual high school marching band performing in the battle of the bands. As host of the Third Annual Marching Band Invitational, Manhasset was not scored in the competition. Nevertheless, under the leadership of Randy Knudsen, Manhasset High School Marching Band is a four time New York State Group 1A Champion Marching who performed “Les Miserables.”
With the stands alive with cheering parents, friends, and team mates, the competition heated up and made fans go into a frenzy. The winner of the competition was Garden City High School with their maroon and gray uniforms playing “Descent into Madness.” Brandon Psenicka, Garden City High School Marching Band coach said
“The students of the marching band have worked incredibly had so far this season, I am proud of everything they have accomplished so far and can’t wait to see how far they can progress to the end of the season.” Other competing high schools included Herricks, Huntington, Oceanside and Roslyn.
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.