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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

Ethan Irwin to vie for Kemp Hannon's Senate seat

With just under six months until Election Day on Nov. 9, a Democratic challenger has announced his bid for the New York State Senate’s sixth district seat—covering Garden City, Farmingdale, East Meadow, Levittown, Hicksville, Bethpage, and Island Trees—currently occupied by state Sen. Kemp Hannon.

Ethan Irwin, an attorney from Levittown, has already received the endorsement of Nassau County Democratic Committee Chairman Jay Jacobs. On June 30, Irwin officially opened his campaign headquarters at Kennedy Memorial Park in the Village of Hempstead.

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.


Sports

Ron Darling and Darryl Strawberry

appear at Citibank

New York Mets fans haven’t had too much to be excited about this season. The team is currently under .500 and struggling to stay in the postseason race. So when two former Mets who played on the magical 1986 World Series championship team came to Garden City last Friday, fans had the opportunity to relive the memories and smile.

As part of the Meet Mr. Met Tour, former Mets Ron Darling and Darryl Strawberry joined the Mets mascot, Mr. Met, at Citibank on Franklin Avenue for a meet and greet event.

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.


Calendar

Summer Concert: Tangerine

Thursday, July 31

Friday Night Promenade Continues

Friday, August 1

Marvelous Movie Matinee

Monday, August 4



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