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Running Against Cancer

Event raises $10,000 for cancer center

On April 26, the 5th Annual Garden City Teachers Association (GCTA) hosted the “GC For A Cure” Run/Walk, which wound up being a huge success. The run/walk event attracted close to 600 people and raised about $10,000 for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. A corresponding event, Uniting Against Lung Cancer “Kites for a Cure,” raised about $1,000 to support their lung cancer research grant program.

Thankfully the weather did not impact the fun-filled morning. People came out to walk/run in honor and in memory of loved ones. This year’s race was dedicated to Michele White, former art teacher at Stewart School, who lost her battle to cancer in July.

The overall male winner Floral Park’s John Walsh, who crossed the finish line with a time of 17:51 while Garden City’s Caroline Ferri was the overall female winner with a time of 19:47.

The Garden City Teachers’ Association would like to thank all the runners, walkers, community members, volunteers, parents, and students who came out to support this great event. They would also like to thank their sponsors: The Founders Group at Morgan Stanley, La Bottega, GCI-Environmental and Engineering Consultants, Patriot Supply, Daniel Gale- Sotheby’s International Realty, The Donnelly Group, The UPS Store of Garden City, Avellino’s Pizzeria and Catering, Bellissima Photography, Crossfit Garden City, Constant Entertainment, Hint Water, New York Running Company, The McKay Family, and Walter Levchuck.

The GCTA would like to thank all the local merchants who so graciously donated a raffle basket item/gift card. In addition, they would like to thank Garden City Public Schools, the Village of Garden City, the Garden City Police Department, Mineola Volunteer Ambulance Corporation, the Garden City PTA, the GCREA, and all those who live on the race course for their support.

The Garden City Community came together to support a great cause and to help make a difference in the fight against cancer.

Kerry Calvert is the race director of GC For a Cure.

News

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Back to school means back to the Garden City Public Library. September is not only back to school month, it is also Library Card Sign-up Month. A library card is the most important school supply of all for both students and their parents. This September be sure your library card is in your wallet. If you don’t have one, sign up for a new one for you and for your children.

The Garden City Public Library offers programs for adults and for children of all ages. In addition, the library provides access to an extensive collection of books, periodicals, music CDs, audiobooks, and DVDS. The library also provides online access through its website www.gardencitypl.org to authoritative electronic databases as well as to downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, and music. With a valid library card, you can register for programs, borrow materials and museum passes, and access electronic resources.

The Garden City Historical Society is gearing up for a really big celebration. In 2015, the Society will mark the 40th anniversary of its founding, and the 10th anniversary of the opening of The Garden City Historical Society Museum.

To observe these two significant milestones and to further the Society’s capital campaign to restore the exterior of the museum building, the Society is planning a special event on May 14, 2015 at the Garden City Hotel. Early next year, an invitation to attend will be extended to residents and businesses in the village. The gala will include an open bar and full buffet, with music, mystery guests, a live auction and raffles.


Sports

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

2014-15 Garden City Recreation Department Dance Conservatory

The Garden City Recreation Department’s Dance Conservatory Program is pleased to announce the start of registration for its upcoming 2014-15 season. Director Felicia Lovaglio, along with Mary Searson and the rest of her staff, are excited to start off another fantastic year. The dance conservatory offers classes to Garden City residents ages 3 through adult which are non-performance based. Age is determined by the start date of the desired class. The schedule and fees for this year’s youth classes are as follows (all classes are 55 minutes long unless otherwise noted):

Note: Registration is by mail only until Sept. 23. Participants MUST be the required age by the start of the program in order to register. Each session costs $220 for 22 weeks of class.


Calendar

Village Board of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, October 2

Benefit Yard Sale Goes To The Birds

Saturday, October 4

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, October 6



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