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Karen Pompay Of GG Scores In Nationwide Insurance 10k Run For Aspire

Congratulations to Karen Pompay of Garden City, who scored as the fourth woman overall and first Masters (age 40 plus) woman in the 35th annual Nationwide 10 Kilometer Run for ASPIRE, which was held on the roads of Plainview and Old Bethpage on Sunday morning April 1.

The 41-year-old Pompay crossed the finish line at the H.B. Mattlin Middle School in Plainview with a time of 39 minutes, 42 seconds, a pace of 6:27 per mile. Another big story of the day was once again the amputees, Mike LaForgia and Sarah Reinertsen scoring with top honors. The host, Greater Long Island Running Club, was thrilled to have ASPIRE’s David Balsley on hand to say a few words about the ASPIRE Program and its goals for the future.

Special thanks and congratulations to GLIRC Race Director Karen Schackner, going solo as the RD for the first time this year, for a job well done, to our Tony Wiszowaty of Nationwide Insurance for continuing his support for this event again.

GLIRC was happy to welcome back The Runner’s Edge (thank you Bob Cook!), Fairway Market, All Round Foods (thank you Glen Wolther!), and Mizuno back again as supporting sponsors, and to welcome new sponsor Physical Solutions Physical Therapy and Fitness (Thank you Ed Farrell and Chris Lopez).

The 10K Run was the 10K Championship event for the Long Island Association of USA Track & Field.

News

Village hosts internship pilot program

The Village of Garden City is currently hosting a pilot internship program this summer for four Adelphi University students. The eight-to-10-week test run is also the first time the school has partnered with a municipality, according to its Center for Career Services.

Planning started in May when Mayor John Watras approached Village Administrator Ralph Suozzi about the possibility of hiring interns during July and August. Suozzi, who said he had student interns at his last job, said the program helps provide college students with experience in exchange for a new perspective for village officials.

Ozzie

Ozzie is a playful pup looking for a new friend to match his exuberance. He has begun basic obedience training at the shelter and so far has proven to be an “A” student. Ozzie is friendly and gets along well with other dogs. He needs an experienced companion dedicated to continuing his training.


Sports

Summer Concert Schedule

Garden City’s Department of Recreation and Parks is happy to announce the schedule of its concert series “Summer Music on the Village Green.” The concert series will be held at the gazebo on the corner of Stewart and Hilton Avenues. Concerts are held on Thursdays beginning at 7:15 pm. The schedule is as follows:

July 24    Six Gun

July 31     Tangerine

August 7    The Terry Nova Little Big Band

August 14    Vintage Bliss

To register for any of the above programs for find out further information about openings, please visit www.gardencityrecreation.org for an application or the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

The Best Secret In Town!

Did you know that each of our neighbor hood parks runs a playground program every summer? Children entering 1st through 8th grades who are residents of the Village are invited to come to the park during the summer to find out what activities are taking place.

Each park has its own “flavor” and “favorite” activities. The park directors and their staff run games, sports, tournaments, and arts and crafts activities during the day and into the evening. Trips are also run through the parks.  


Calendar

Summer Concert: Tangerine

Thursday, July 31

Friday Night Promenade Continues

Friday, August 1

Marvelous Movie Matinee

Monday, August 4



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