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Lady Laxers Flying High

Garden City gals lead FLG

to three championships

The FLG 2018 girls have established themselves as one of FLG’s premier teams of the summer. Garden City’s Julia Kavan and Anna Mandaro at the midfield and Megan Sprotte and Ann Sullivan defensively led their team to three championships this summer. The girls “really started to gel and play as a unit,” said Coach McGinty, successfully executing new plays, transitioning well and crashing on defense. With the improvements across the board, the team hasn’t lost a game since the first tournament of the summer. These girls were leaders on and off the field and are taking FLG Girls Lacrosse to the next level.

About  FLG

FLG Lacrosse, founded in 2006 by Bob Jahelka and Michael Winkoff, was formed to enhance the quality of lacrosse on Long Island. Through its various programs FLG prides itself on developing student athletes or “Studletes.” Its national exposure has enabled the FLG players the benefit of being recruited by some of the best schools in the world.

Some of the programs offered:

• Boys and girls select travel teams    

• Personal training

• Community service

• SAT/ACT review classes

• Positional clinics

• Spring training

• Summer camp

• Local youth lacrosse tournaments

• National lacrosse recruiting tournaments

• Winter box clinic


Team try-outs for Boys teams (2018-2021) will take place on Saturday, Sept. 6 and Sunday, Sept. 7 at Cedar Creek Park in Wantagh.

Team try-outs for Boys teams (2022-2024) will take place on Sunday, Sept. 14 at Cold Spring Harbor High School.

Team try-outs for all Girls Teams (2016-2024) will take place on Sunday, Sept. 21 at Cedar Creek Park in Wantagh. Try-outs are one day only.

Team try-outs for Boys 2016 and 2017 teams will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at the Hofstra Bubble.  Try-outs are one day only.

On-line registration forms for all FLG teams can be found on the FLG website


FLG Upcoming free Clinics at Breezy Park in Huntington:

Boys: Thursday, Aug. 14 7–8 p.m. (3rd–5th Grade)

Boys: Thursday, Aug. 14 8–9 p.m. (6th–8th Grade)

Girls: Sunday, Aug. 17 9–10 a.m. (3rd–5th Grade)

Girls: Sunday, August 17 10–11 a.m. (6th–8th Grade)  

For details or to look for FLG clinics, camp and much more, please visit

— Submitted by FLG Lacrosse


Donald Barrick, Life’s WORC Board Chairman announced that Janet Koch has been hired as the new Executive Director of Life’s WORC, a Garden City-based 501(c) (3) not-for-profit corporation. Koch assumes this leadership responsibility as Peter Smergut retires after 20 years in this position. After a thorough and extensive executive search process, the Life’s WORC Board is confident Koch has the vision and skills consistent with the needs of the organization. She will assume her position as executive director on Monday, Nov. 3.

Lots to buy at Resurrection’s Christmas Fair

Holiday shopping at Resurrection’s Christmas Fair combines fine quality, handmade gift items at reasonable prices. Members of Resurrection Lutheran Church have worked all year to create Christmas decorations, ornaments, and gift items. Beautiful table runners, scarves, hats, baby quilts, doll clothes for 18-inch dolls, and hand-painted wooden items are affordably priced to suit any budget. Find unique gifts for that special someone. Other displays feature jewelry, toys, books, games, baked goods, and treasures at the White Elephant Sale.

Net proceeds go to support mission work at Resurrection and The Life. Additional funding is awarded through Care Abounds in Communities, of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.


High School Jazz Class Added To Dance Conservatory

Dance Conservatory Director Felicia Lovaglio has decided to add a jazz class for students in 9th through 12th grades who are residents of the Incorporated Village of Garden City. This 55-minute class will be held on Saturdays at 4 p.m. beginning on Saturday, Nov. 8. The cost of this 20-week class will be $200. Preregistration is necessary by visiting the recreation and parks office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Adult Dance Performance Group Now Registering

The recreation and parks department offers an adult dance group that works on jazz and contemporary moves and leads up to a performance in a Dance Company Showcase. Whether you are a beginner dance student or someone who danced as a child and would like to try again, this program will help you achieve your goals. Classes will be held on Saturday mornings beginning Saturday, Nov. 8. Each class is 55 minutes long and the session will run through May. The cost of this program will be $220.  


With the fall sports season upon us, the department of recreation and parks would like to remind all residents that pets are not allowed in any neighborhood parks, Community Park, or St. Paul’s fields. Non compliance with this rule will result in the issuance of appearance tickets.

Register For The Online Registration Option

Garden City’s Department of Recreation and Parks will offer the option of online registration with credit card payment beginning with its winter programs in early December.

In order for a family to use the online registration option, the family will first need to visit the recreation and parks office at 108 Rockaway Ave. to verify residency and their family information and receive their password.  A list of instructions as to how to use the website will be included.


 Murder, Madness & Poe

Thursday, October 30

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, November 3

Manhasset Comes To Garden City

Through November 25


1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller,

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry,

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller,