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Long Island Karate Students Brave Black Belt Tests

Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness in Williston Park conducted their Black Belt Preparation test.

Charles Water’s Karate & Fitness is a full-time, professional martial arts school, with classes for children, adults and teenagers.  The school is the only one on Long Island that also offers Karatatot, the only program specifically designed for children 4 1/2 to 6 years of age.

Black Belt Preparation is a system of evaluation to determine whether a student is prepared and ready for the next promotion.

Those students were:

From Manhasset:  Luke Bakshandeh

From New Hyde Park: Danielle Albanese, Noelle Becker, Hunter Bryant, Morgan Bryant, Nicholas Castelli, Jenna Cronin, Alex DeMarco, Brian O’Regan and Jesmine Romanelli.

From East Meadow: Sal Ballato and Chris Ballato.

From East Hills:  Anthony Barisano and Daniella Barisano.

From Laurel Hollow:  Robert Becker

From Garden City:  Michael Bereswill, Joseph Bereswill, Dean Van Noy and Thomas Van Noy.

From Roslyn:  Michael Ross

From Roslyn Heights:  Robert Berman, Krish Budhrani and Chelsea Wolgel.

From Mineola:  Theodore Bischoff and Jason Maglione.

From East Williston:  Alexandra Boubour, Robert Boubour and Sarah Frey.

From Williston Park:  Samantha Dimilia and Chris Hembach .

Old Westbury:  Eric Chu, Arvin Jadonath and Daven Jadonath.

From East Hills:  Emily Frank.

From Manhasset Hills:  Daniel Garcia and Nicole Garcia.

From Carle Place: Adam Kwarren.

News

Tullamore Park Old Timer’s Day reunion  

Calling all park rats, You are cordially invited to a Tullamore Park Old Timers’ Day Reunion that will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6 to honor George Roth and Richie Anderson for their years of service to the Garden City Recreation Department.  

For all of you who have memories of spending most of your youth playing at the park, it’s a chance rekindle old friendships and play a game of softball or kickball and remember all the good times you had at your second home. There will be a $30 fee for all those who plan on attending (children are free) that includes a spot on the team, a T-shirt, and food at Doc O’Grady’s immediately following the games. All proceeds collected will be directed by the Friends of Garden City Arts, Parks and Recreation for general park improvements.

Former beautification

committee chair seeks return

Stewart Manor residents had beautification on the brain at the village’s most recent board of trustees meeting. Several attendees participated in a friendly airing of grievances to the board about the amount of litter being left in front of some of the shops along Covert Ave and in the parking lots.

Former Village Beautification Committee Chairman Julian Sottovia says that enough is enough, and further steps need to be taken.


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: Six Gun

Thursday, July 24

Fivestone Returns To Friday Night Promenade

Friday, July 25

Marvelous Movie Matinee

Monday, July 28



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
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Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
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