Written by Garden City Life Staff, email@example.com Friday, 20 December 2013 00:00
Last month, the North Shore Family & Child Guidance Center hosted the 60th Anniversary Diamond & Dancing Gala at The Garden City Hotel. More than 350 guests enjoyed a spectacular celebration that raised $445,000 for the organization.
This year’s honorees were Diane, Michael, Bradley and Matthew Gross of Garden City’s H.L. Gross & Bro. Jewelers in Garden City and Sands Point’s Jo-Ellen Hazan, past president of the Guidance Center board of directors.Guests were entertained by five community leaders and their professional dancing partners:
Cara Castronuova, celebrity fitness trainer, champion boxer, founder, “Knockout Obesity, Inc.” Charity; Arnold Gumowitz, AAG Management Inc.; Robin Magliato, professional dance instructor; Hon. Jack Martins, New York State Senate; and Stacey Scarpone, Women’s Fund of Long Island.
Well-known sportscaster and author Len Berman was the evening’s emcee and Christopher Robbins of Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs served as the live auctioneer.
Founded in 1953, North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center is the pre-eminent not-for-profit children’s mental health agency on Long Island. Dedicated to strengthening the emotional well-being of children and families, the Guidance Center leads the way in diagnosis, treatment, prevention, training, parent education, and advocacy.
The Guidance Center helps families to raise healthy children and works with kids (ages 0-24) who are troubled, in trouble, or causing trouble and parents who need help in these stressful times. Difficulties range from depression and anxiety, developmental delays and school failure, and substance abuse to family crises stemming from illness, death, trauma, and divorce.
Friday, 18 April 2014 08:18
Tom Onorato, the nephew and office manager of Dr. Joseph Onorato Garden City practice All Island Dermatology Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, recently celebrated the birth of a baby boy with his wife Melissa. Both were thrilled when Thomas Kevin Onorato came into the world on September 10, 2013. Despite being born five weeks early, baby Thomas managed to surprise his parents with his indomitable spirit and was sent home with a clean bill of health. A mere four days later began the fight for Thomas’ life.
Saturday, 19 April 2014 00:00
At a time when municipalities are grappling with keeping expenditures down, the Village of Stewart Manor saw not only its 2014-15 operating budget increase, but its mayor’s salary. At a meeting of the board of trustees held on Monday, April, 8, Stewart Manor adopted a budget of $2,418,548.03, a 1.4 percent increase over the previous year. In addition, the board approved a raise of $1,000 for Mayor Gerard Tangredi, bringing his salary to $3,000. The salaries for trustees John Egan, M. Carole Schafenberg, and William Grogan are set at $2,000 each. Deputy Mayor Michael Onorato has declined his stipend.
Salaries and benefits make up 42 percent of the total budget. According to the state comptroller, it’s acceptable for that number to be as high as 65 percent. The total costs of salaries and benefits have actually decreased by around 5 percent from the previous year’s adopted budget.
Friday, 18 April 2014 08:33
Easter Egg Hunt For Pre-K To Grade 5
The Garden City Recreation Department is once again sponsoring the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19 at Community Park’s fields. This Year Three hunt will be held at 10 a.m. sharp with three age divisions: preschool to kindergarten, grades 1 and 2; and grades 3 to 5.
Special eggs will be stuffed and hidden for all divisions. Each hunt will also feature a grand prize (an Easter basket filled with goodies) which will go to the youngster who finds the egg marked “#1 Lucky Egg.” For further information about the hunt, please call the recreation department at 516-465-4075.
Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:29
Garden City residents continue to excel while participating in the athletic program over at Uniondale’s Kellenberg Memorial High School.
Each season, coaches of Kellenberg sports pick one player from their squad who has demonstrated remarkable commitment to the team through their hard work at practice and in competition.
The Village of Garden City has a long history of residents who've excelled both on the academic and athletic side of the ledger at Kellenberg. This time around, seniors Kelly O’Donnell (varsity cheerleading), Stacy Madelmayer (varsity girls basketball) and Bryan Salecker (swimming and diving team) have all been awarded the Commitment Award for their outstanding efforts, devotion, hard work and commitment to their respective teams.