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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

Donald Barrick, Life’s WORC Board Chairman announced that Janet Koch has been hired as the new Executive Director of Life’s WORC, a Garden City-based 501(c) (3) not-for-profit corporation. Koch assumes this leadership responsibility as Peter Smergut retires after 20 years in this position. After a thorough and extensive executive search process, the Life’s WORC Board is confident Koch has the vision and skills consistent with the needs of the organization. She will assume her position as executive director on Monday, Nov. 3.

Lots to buy at Resurrection’s Christmas Fair

Holiday shopping at Resurrection’s Christmas Fair combines fine quality, handmade gift items at reasonable prices. Members of Resurrection Lutheran Church have worked all year to create Christmas decorations, ornaments, and gift items. Beautiful table runners, scarves, hats, baby quilts, doll clothes for 18-inch dolls, and hand-painted wooden items are affordably priced to suit any budget. Find unique gifts for that special someone. Other displays feature jewelry, toys, books, games, baked goods, and treasures at the White Elephant Sale.

Net proceeds go to support mission work at Resurrection and The Life. Additional funding is awarded through Care Abounds in Communities, of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.


Sports

Reminder

With the fall sports season upon us, the department of recreation and parks would like to remind all residents that pets are not allowed in any neighborhood parks, Community Park, or St. Paul’s fields. Non compliance with this rule will result in the issuance of appearance tickets.

Register For The Online Registration Option

Garden City’s Department of Recreation and Parks will offer the option of online registration with credit card payment beginning with its winter programs in early December.

In order for a family to use the online registration option, the family will first need to visit the recreation and parks office at 108 Rockaway Ave. to verify residency and their family information and receive their password.  A list of instructions as to how to use the website will be included.

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.


Calendar

 Murder, Madness & Poe

Thursday, October 30

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, November 3

Manhasset Comes To Garden City

Through November 25



Columns

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

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

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