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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

Tullamore Park Old Timer’s Day reunion  

Calling all park rats, You are cordially invited to a Tullamore Park Old Timers’ Day Reunion that will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6 to honor George Roth and Richie Anderson for their years of service to the Garden City Recreation Department.  

For all of you who have memories of spending most of your youth playing at the park, it’s a chance rekindle old friendships and play a game of softball or kickball and remember all the good times you had at your second home. There will be a $30 fee for all those who plan on attending (children are free) that includes a spot on the team, a T-shirt, and food at Doc O’Grady’s immediately following the games. All proceeds collected will be directed by the Friends of Garden City Arts, Parks and Recreation for general park improvements.

Former beautification

committee chair seeks return

Stewart Manor residents had beautification on the brain at the village’s most recent board of trustees meeting. Several attendees participated in a friendly airing of grievances to the board about the amount of litter being left in front of some of the shops along Covert Ave and in the parking lots.

Former Village Beautification Committee Chairman Julian Sottovia says that enough is enough, and further steps need to be taken.


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: Six Gun

Thursday, July 24

Fivestone Returns To Friday Night Promenade

Friday, July 25

Marvelous Movie Matinee

Monday, July 28



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
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Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
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