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Garden City Community Park News: April 3, 2012

Registration for Womens Tennis Leagues Begins

Sign ups for the 2012-13 Community Park Tennis Center weekday women’s tennis leagues are underway. All players wishing to join can pick up and fill out an application at the Community Park Clubhouse, or download an application at www. gardencityrecreation.org.

Current players have first choice to rejoin their league and must be signed up for next season by Friday, April 27. After this date, openings will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis by qualified players. If you do not come in first or second in your current group and you wish to move up, you may try out for the group. If the pro ranks you at that level and there are openings you can move to the next level. So get your application in as soon as possible. All new players must attend a tryout (to be rated) with one of our pros before they can play in the league. You do not have to try out for the learn and play league. If you do not get into the league of your choice, you may sign up as a sub player. They will do their best to accommodate players; however, there is limited court time and a limited number of openings in the womens tennis leagues.

For more information please call Tom McGerty at the Community Park Clubhouse, 483-2525. The fee to play is $460 per person for doubles and $470 per person for singles leagues.

Monday 3.0 doubles 1– 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday 2.5 doubles 11:30–1 p.m.
Wednesday 2.0-2.5 (coached play) 11:30–12:30 p.m.
Thursday 3.0 singles 11:30-12:30 p.m.
Thursday 3.5 doubles 12:30–2 p.m.
Friday 1.5-2.0 (instructional) 11 a.m.–noon
Friday 3.0-3.5 singles noon–1 p.m.   

Have Your Next Birthday Party at Community Park

If you are planning a birthday party, a group outing or just looking to get together with family, friends or co-workers, why not try miniature golf at Community Park. The course has twists and turns to excite players of all ages! Offered is a beautiful setting with a shaded picnic area, a playground and a snack bar. Additionally this fun-filled activity is reasonably priced. So look into these party packages and let the fun begin.

They are now booking parties for the 2012 season, which will start mid-April.

For more information or to book a party, call Tom at the Community Park Clubhouse at 483-2525.

Extra Tennis Court Time

Looking to play some extra tennis? Limited court space is available on various afternoons at the Tennis Center. Call the Community Park Clubhouse at 483-2525 for further information.

News

Budget adjustments, staff reductions recommended

The Garden City Board of Education will prepare to adopt next year’s school budget in a couple of weeks. Before they do, they’ll have to go over a few changes.

At the board’s public work session held at the high school on Wednesday, April 9, school superintendent Dr. Robert Feirsen recommended a few adjustments, part of the annual balancing act that is the school budget.

The Garden City Board of Trustees approved a $55,791,023 operating budget at its April 7 meeting by a 7-0 vote (Trustee Theresa Trouvé was absent).

The spending plan requires a tax rate increase of 3.73 percent or an increase in tax of $224 to the average assessed single family home.


Sports

Commitment at Kellenberg

Garden City residents continue to excel while participating in the athletic program over at Uniondale’s Kellenberg Memorial High School.

Each season, coaches of Kellenberg sports pick one player from their squad who has demonstrated remarkable commitment to the team through their hard work at practice and in competition.

The Village of Garden City has a long history of residents who've excelled both on the academic and athletic side of the ledger at Kellenberg. This time around, seniors Kelly O’Donnell (varsity cheerleading), Stacy Madelmayer (varsity girls basketball) and Bryan Salecker (swimming and diving team) have all been awarded the Commitment Award for their outstanding efforts, devotion, hard work and commitment to their respective teams.

Lady Panthers

start season 7-0

The number two ranked Adelphi Panthers Women’s Lacrosse team has gotten off to a fast start to their 2014 season and show no signs of slowing down. Head Coach Rob Grella, entering his third season at the helm, has led his team to an impressive 7-0 record to kick off their campaign. Six of the Panther’s first seven games have been won in commanding fashion in which they have outscored the opposition by a staggering margin of 122-14.

Last season, the Panthers continued their tradition of playing hard and fighting off tough challenges. They would finish the 2013 season with an impressive 11-1 record within the Northeast Ten Conference and overall at 18-3, making it to their fourth consecutive trip to the NE-10 Conference Championship where they eventually lost to Le Moyne.

Calendar

Dinner & A Movie: In Transition 2.0

Thursday, April 17

School Budget Meeting

Wednesday, April 23

Judi Mark One-woman Show At Library

Thursday, April 24



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