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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

Stewart Manor Fire Department to host open house

You hear the horn sound multiple times a day, around the clock, but did you ever wonder what happens during the critical moments after a distress call is made to the firehouse? Who are the volunteers who are stopped in their tracks at the sound of that horn and dash off to help a neighbor in need? You’d be surprised to learn that it could be the gentleman you see walking his dog after work in the evenings, the woman you see standing at the bus stop with her children every morning, or even the young man you used to see playing with his friends in front of your house.

April 19 fundraiser to be

held for baby with rare disease

Tom Onorato, the nephew and office manager of Dr. Joseph Onorato Garden City practice All Island Dermatology Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, recently celebrated the birth of a baby boy with his wife Melissa. Both were thrilled when Thomas Kevin Onorato came into the world on September 10, 2013. Despite being born five weeks early, baby Thomas managed to surprise his parents with his indomitable spirit and was sent home with a clean bill of health. A mere four days later began the fight for Thomas’ life.


Sports

Easter Egg Hunt For Pre-K To Grade 5

The Garden City Recreation Department is once again sponsoring the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19 at Community Park’s fields. This Year Three hunt will be held at 10 a.m. sharp with three age divisions: preschool to kindergarten, grades 1 and 2; and grades 3 to 5.

Special eggs will be stuffed and hidden for all divisions. Each hunt will also feature a grand prize (an Easter basket filled with goodies) which will go to the youngster who finds the egg marked “#1 Lucky Egg.” For further information about the hunt, please call the recreation department at 516-465-4075.

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.


Calendar

Going To The Birds (Sanctuary)

Saturday, April 26

Nassau Coaches Meet

Saturday, April 26

Making A Beautiful Noise

Friday, May 2



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