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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

North Shore-LIJ’s Cushing Neuroscience Institute (CNI) recently announced that Garden City resident Richard E. Temes, MD, MS, has been appointed director of the Center for Neurocritical Care at North Shore University Hospital and assistant professor of neurology, neurological surgery and internal medicine at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.

“Dr. Temes is a nationally recognized leader in neurocritical care and we are delighted to have him on board to spearhead our efforts in further expanding the neurocritical care services program,” said Raj K. Narayan, MD, chair of neurosurgery at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center and CNI’s director. For the past seven years, Dr. Temes served as director of the neurocritical care program he founded at Rush Medical Center in Chicago, Ill. He also served as the hospital’s medical director of the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit and as director of the Therapeutic Hypothermia Service. Under Dr. Temes’ leadership, he established Rush’s neurological emergencies transfer center, which grew to transfer 1,200 patients annually from over 30 institutions throughout southern Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and western Michigan.

‘Landscape-altering’ bug creeping north

It’s a cute little ‘bug.’ What it represents, however, is anything but cute.

An unusual-looking Volkswagen is toodling around Long Island this month. Painted to resemble the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB), the VW Beetle is part of efforts by the US Department of Agriculture to eliminate the pest, which can destroy 70 percent of an area’s tree canopy, according to the agency. Initially, officials held hope for complete eradication from about 23 square miles of the Island designated as infested or at risk by 2016. Instead, this “landcape-altering pest” is spreading.


Sports

Garden City falls to Brentwood

after beating Farmingdale

The Farmingdale Baseball League recently capped off its fourth annual 9/11 baseball tournament with a series of championship games, to ultimately determine which Long Island town reigns supreme. On Aug. 16, teams from 8U to 14U fought tooth and nail for the ultimate prize.

One of the most exciting games was the evening 14U championship match-up between the Garden City Warriors and Brentwood Braves.

Fall Roller Hockey Programs Announced

The Garden City Recreation and Parks Department will once again offer various roller hockey programs this fall for both youth & adults who reside in the Inc. Village of Garden City. Whether you played in the past or looking to get involved, there is no better time to sign up and experience all the fun. All programs take place at the roller rink located at Community Park. Please note at this time, the recreation department is just announcing its programs. Fees and registration information will be announced at a later date.

This season, the roller hockey programs are broken down into grades. Please pay careful attention as grades and dates/times have changed:


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