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American Heart Association

Long Island Heart Ball

a success

Last month, more than 400 attendees from the Long Island medical and corporate community came out to the Cradle of Aviation in Garden City to attend the American Heart Association’s 51st Annual Long Island Heart Ball. The Long Island Heart Ball is an annual social event held to recognize outstanding accomplishments of individuals and companies in the area of cardiovascular science and leadership.  

This year’s event was chaired by Christopher Doveala, financial services vice president for Leviton Mfg. Co. The 51st Annual Heart Ball honored George A. Petrossian, director of interventional cardiovascular procedures at St. Francis Hospital, South Nassau Communities Hospital. Petrossian received the 2014 Cardiovascular Science Award. Attendees will also hear from former New York Islander and heart attack survivor Jean Potvin and reality star and stroke survivor, Ashlee White.

The evening was a spectacular success and included dinner, silent auction and dancing to the tunes of That 70’s Band. This year’s Heart Ball Sponsors include; Cardiovascular Medical Associates, Americana Manhasset/Castagna Realty, St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center, Leviton Manufacturing Company, Astoria Federal Savings, Cushman & Wakefield, George A. Petrossian, MD, FACC and Winthrop-University Hospital. The Heart Ball media sponsors include; Long Island Pulse Magazine, WBAB-FM 102.3 and WBLI-FM 106.1.  

The American Heart Association promises that it will have an extraordinary impact on your life by empowering you and your loved ones to save lives, live healthier and enjoy more peace of mind about cardiovascular disease. Our goal by 2020 is to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent, while reducing deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20 percent.

For more information, please visit nassaucountyheartball.ahaevents.org or call 516-450-9129.

News

School board shows off improvements at Stratford

This month’s Garden City Board of Education meeting saw a boost in attendance, and not just from district residents. This was the first board meeting to be held at Stratford School, so teachers and students there stopped by to show off the best it has to offer.

Leading the pack was school principal Eileen Vota, who gave the board a tour of the school before the meeting got underway. Along the way, highlights of the capital improvement project were pointed out, all a result of the 2009 School Investment Bond and Energy Performance Contract.

The Senior Advisory Committee is the Senior group that helps plan trips, parties, and programs for all seniors in cooperation with the recreation and parks department. It consists of: Kathy Auro, Richard Bankowsky, Evelyn Iagrossi, Joe Leto, Ellen Moynahan, and Gloria Weinrich. Please feel free to suggest trips to anyone on the committee.


Sports

Winter Swim Lesson Registration Announced

The Garden City Recreation Department will be conducting children’s swimming lessons for village residents at the Adelphi University swimming pool in Woodruff Hall on Saturday mornings. Your child must be six years of age by the start of the program to participate. This 10-week session will begin Saturday, Dec. 6. Classes are taught by Red Cross-certified instructors. The cost is $80. These classes are open to residents of the Incorporate Village of Garden City.

Learn And Play Paddle Tennis

The recreation and parks department will offer beginner level platform tennis lessons at Community Park’s Platform Courts. This five-week course will offer the basic instruction and will be taught by certified platform instructor Sue Tarzian. Each class will be 1.5 hours in length. The cost of this program is $187.50. Classes began the week of Nov. 5. The following classes will be offered:

Beginners - Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Advanced Beginners – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

This program is for beginners only and participants must be Garden City residents. To register, visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.


Calendar

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, December 1

AARP Driver Safety Program

Tuesday, December 2

Here Comes Brother Sun

Friday, December 5



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