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Grogan Runs For Trustee

On Tuesday, March 18, Stewart Manor will be holding village elections from noon to 9 p.m. at Village Hall on 120 Covert Ave. in Stewart Manor. Current trustees Orlando Sa and Mary Carole Schafenberg, who filled in the seats of former trustee James Lynch and current mayor Jerry Tangredi respectively, are running for their first full terms. Stewart Manor resident Bill Grogran is also running for trustee. The following was submitted by Grogan. After contacting Sa and Schafenberg, there was no response as of press time.

Stewart Manor is the best example of how living in small town America offers an excellent quality of life. It is a special, tranquil, happy place that is isolated from the harshness and complexities of living in NYC. Residents can enjoy a daily run or brisk walk through the tree-lined streets. Children spend their summers splashing around with their friends at the village pool. There is an abundance of excellent elementary schools, high schools, and colleges in close proximity to educate young students.

Bill Grogan is deeply indebted to those residents who have served their neighbors with the goal of making the Village of Stewart Manor a place where families proudly want to raise their children. A village resident since 1976, Bill is committed to providing the same intelligent leadership as his predecessors. His 45 years of business and managerial experience working for IBM and Texaco, Inc. have given Bill the knowledge to be a voice for residents in these struggling economic times.

Bill will apply his business experience working to:

• Effectively manage expenses to prevent spending in excess of approved budgetary amounts.

• Collaborate with village board colleagues to find new sources of revenues.

• Balance the rate of village tax increase with the level of services the taxpayers of Stewart Manor expect.

In order to achieve these goals, it is imperative that a 5-year strategic plan be implemented in order to:

• Accurately forecast known mandated expense increases

• Plan a fiscally responsible maintenance and replacement schedule for all village capital assets

A proud U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Bill has also served Stewart Manor in a variety of capacities including as an active volunteer of the Stewart Manor Fire Department (SMFD) and as a coach for a number of teams including St. Anne’s CYO basketball, Stewart Manor Little League and the Garden City Centennial soccer squad.

News

In an earlier column, Mayor John Watras shared some helpful tips on how to secure your property in preparation for a hurricane. The following are additional recommendations on what you can do now to be prepared in the event that a major storm hits Long Island.

As the storm approaches, customers should take the following steps to prepare for the arrival of either a hurricane or tropical storm:

New online company debuts

Two Long Island childhood friends, Scott Reich and Michael Winik, recently left their respective careers as an attorney and investment banker to pursue their dream of starting a business together, online food market OurHarvest.

“When Mike and I decided to start a business, we knew it had to reflect our shared love of food, address the lifestyles of our fellow Long Islanders, and be socially responsible,” said Reich.


Sports

Stretching tips for the high school athlete

Prior to the start of high school running season, Garden City’s Physical Therapy Options (PTO) had an opportunity to provide a presentation to members of Sacred Heart Academy’s cross country team. Team members gathered at Garden City’s New York Running Company to learn strategies and tips for a successful fall season.

PTO staff members Dr. Meghan Goetz, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and PTO Aide Mike Murphy discussed the importance of stretching to prevent injury and provided strategies and tips for success for the high school runner.

The league started on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Garden City’s Tullamore Park. It runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. A uniform shirt and soccer balls are provided. Cleats and soccer shorts are recommended and players must wear shin guards. Age groups range from pre-k through 12th grade. Garden City residents and non-Garden City residents are welcome. Middle school and high school age volunteers are needed. No soccer experience is necessary. If you have any other questions, please contact Andy Garger at ajgarger@verizon.net or 516-775-8058.

— Submitted by the Challenger Soccer League


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Saturday, October 25

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Monday, October 27

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