Helping Children in Times of Crisis: What Parents Need to Know
In the wake of last week's terrorist attacks, Long Islanders have been subjected to one of the worst tragedies in the country's history. While it may be difficult for adults to comprehend what has happened and why, it is even more perplexing for youngsters. Children, regardless of their age, experience many of the same feelings adults do but may not know how to express or deal with them.
'Light of Freedom' Shines: Residents Hold Village-wide Candlelight Vigil
In the midst of incomprehensible tragedy, the nation possesses an impenetrable unity. Hundreds upon hundreds of residents attended a candlelight vigil at the village gazebo Friday night after religious services were held throughout the community. According to reports, Garden City was one of the communities hardest hit, with a large amount of residents missing. More than 10 families have filed missing persons reports but religious figures say dozens more are also missing. Clergy from St. Joseph's Church, the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, the Garden City Community Church, St. Ann's Church and more spoke to residents, offered comfort and joined them in prayer.
Recreation Department News:
Registration has begun for the fall Dance Conservatory program. The Conservatory is a non-recital program that is dedicated to providing residents with quality, low-fee dance instruction in a non-competitive and positive environment.
The Garden City Blue Devils played in their first tournament, the Ref-Fuel Tournament, Aug. 25-27. The girls played well, compiling a record of four wins and one tie, scoring 22 goals while allowing only two.
Letter: I Understand How They Felt
From the Mayor's Office