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Charitable Engineer

St. Paul’s alum to be honored

The De La Salle School recently announced that St. Paul’s School for Boys alum and long-time De La Salle School benefactor Douglas Valerio will be the honoree at the 12th Annual Spring Gala. The event will be held on Friday, May 16 at Chateau Briand in Carle Place and will run from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.  

Douglas Valerio is vice president and partner at Mason Industries, Inc., a world-wide leader in noise, vibration and seismic control. He was born in Germany, and attended Garden City’s St. Paul’s School before going on to attend and graduate from Maritime College with a degree in ocean engineering and a Merchant Officer’s license in 1984. Valerio started working with Mason Industries, first in engineering, then sales, then as the New York representative, and now as vice president and partner. Mason Industries has worked on most of the acoustic and vibration-sensitive construction projects worldwide, including all of the world’s tallest buildings and most of the world’s performing arts centers.

Since 2009, Valerio has served as a member of the board of trustees of The De La Salle School. He has been a generous supporter of the school and its students, including his leadership as chair of the gala committee in 2012. The Munich native has been a multiple student sponsor for many years and is a key benefactor of the Graduate Support Program, including providing a $15,000 matching grant for the De La Salle’s Triple Your Impact initiative. This past year, Valerio has donated time, expertise and provided significant funding for the newly-renovated gym floor at the school.  

This munificent benefactor’s generosity, success and personal dedication makes him a unique role model for all De La Salle gentlemen and a fitting and distinguished gala honoree.

Donations derived from the 12th Annual Gala honoring Douglas Valerio help build The De La Salle School Scholarship Fund. Freeport’s De La Salle School is a scholarship middle school in the Lasallian tradition, serving young men from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. To purchase event tickets and/or sponsorships, please call Jeanne Mulry at 516-379-8660, or go online to www.DeLaSalleSchool.org

News

Village hosts internship pilot program

The Village of Garden City is currently hosting a pilot internship program this summer for four Adelphi University students. The eight-to-10-week test run is also the first time the school has partnered with a municipality, according to its Center for Career Services.

Planning started in May when Mayor John Watras approached Village Administrator Ralph Suozzi about the possibility of hiring interns during July and August. Suozzi, who said he had student interns at his last job, said the program helps provide college students with experience in exchange for a new perspective for village officials.

Ozzie

Ozzie is a playful pup looking for a new friend to match his exuberance. He has begun basic obedience training at the shelter and so far has proven to be an “A” student. Ozzie is friendly and gets along well with other dogs. He needs an experienced companion dedicated to continuing his training.


Sports

Summer Concert Schedule

Garden City’s Department of Recreation and Parks is happy to announce the schedule of its concert series “Summer Music on the Village Green.” The concert series will be held at the gazebo on the corner of Stewart and Hilton Avenues. Concerts are held on Thursdays beginning at 7:15 pm. The schedule is as follows:

July 24    Six Gun

July 31     Tangerine

August 7    The Terry Nova Little Big Band

August 14    Vintage Bliss

To register for any of the above programs for find out further information about openings, please visit www.gardencityrecreation.org for an application or the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

The Best Secret In Town!

Did you know that each of our neighbor hood parks runs a playground program every summer? Children entering 1st through 8th grades who are residents of the Village are invited to come to the park during the summer to find out what activities are taking place.

Each park has its own “flavor” and “favorite” activities. The park directors and their staff run games, sports, tournaments, and arts and crafts activities during the day and into the evening. Trips are also run through the parks.  


Calendar

Summer Concert: Tangerine

Thursday, July 31

Friday Night Promenade Continues

Friday, August 1

Marvelous Movie Matinee

Monday, August 4



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