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Alveys To Be Honored

On Thursday, June 12, Rob and Suzie Alvey will be honored by the Mineola Garden City Rotary Club at its annual Community Service Award Dinner which will be held at the Garden City Country Club from 6 to 10 p.m. Given how the Alveys are so intrinsically woven into the fabric of the local community, this honor is well deserved.

Rob Alvey is the steward and soul of what’s officially known as Nassau County Storm Water Basin No. 232 that currently goes under the moniker of Garden City Bird Sanctuary/Tanners Pond Environmental Center. For nearly two decades, he has overseen the transformation of this neglected nine acres into an eco-friendly oasis that serves as a haven for both wildlife and harried individuals seeking a respite from the chaos of everyday life. The seeds for it were planted back in 1992, when he was appointed to the Village of Garden City Environmental Board.

Suzanne Alvey was named historian for the Village of Garden City in addition to being a member of the Civic Beautification Committee since 2009  (and a regular contributor to Garden City Life)  Alvey is a professional artist, a volunteer with the Nassau County Art League, Garden City Community Church and Garden City Historical Society. She was also named a Woman of Distinction by the New York State Assembly in 2009.

The Garden City Country Club is located at 206 Stewart Ave. Admission is $70 per person. Please make checks payable to the Mineola-Garden City Rotary Club and mail to Althea Robinson at 230 Seventh St., Garden City, N.Y. 11530. Or call 516-746-7724, Ext. 101 to make reservations. Credit cards will be accepted via fax at 516-746-7725 or by phone.

News

Ever since the Garden City School District passed a $36.8 million School Investment Bond back in 2009, the upgrades throughout the district have been quite substantial. And while most of it has gone towards infrastructure, external visible improvements have rightfully been a source of pride for the board, which has taken to conducting tours at the different schools preceding the monthly public meetings that are normally held at Garden City High School. On the night of the school board meeting held on Tuesday, Oct. 14  at the Homestead Building, the school board, administration and Superintendent Dr. Robert Feirsen went on a guided tour of the building by Homestead Principal Dr. Suzanne Viscovich.

Feirsen described the tour as a new tradition started last year where administration travels around each of the district’s school buildings in the Fall to observe its current offerings and recent upgrades.

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:


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


Calendar

Garden City High School Homecoming

Saturday, October 25

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, October 27

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Saturday, November 1



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