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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

Try-Outs:

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 www.flglacrosse.com

Clinics:

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  www.flglacrosse.com

— Submitted by FLG Lacrosse

News

Department headed by former assistant director

The Garden City Public School District is excited to welcome Lynette Abruzzo as its new director of Pupil Personnel Services (PPS). The position was vacated by Catherine Wheeler, who retired this summer. Abruzzo began working in the district earlier this year in January as the assistant director of PPS. 

 

“I look forward to supporting the students here. To support their growth, help prepare them so that they have all the tools they need to be successful when they leave here. To be successful in their life and maximize their potential,” Abruzzo said of her plans for the new position. 

Blakeman and Rice to speak at Chamber Luncheon

On Sept. 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Garden City Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its season kick-off luncheon program at the Garden City Hotel, where the keynote speakers will be the Democratic and Republican nominees for the U.S. Congress in New York’s  Fourth Congressional District. Bruce A. Blakeman (R), Conservative and Independence nominee and Kathleen Rice (D), Nassau County District Attorney, will speak separately expressing their respective views on the future of the district and impact upon its business community. This is not to be a debate.


Sports

Fall Children’s Tennis Classes

Registration for the start of the Fall 2014 Indoor Tennis Program for Children has begun at the Community Park Tennis Center. Walkins and non-resident children attending Garden City Public Schools* will be accepted beginning Sept. 11. Please make checks payable to the “Inc. Village of Garden City." Please note—classes are not considered day care and can not be declared for tax exemption.

* Non resident children who would like to register for the tennis program must prove they attend one of the Garden City Public Schools. Proof must accompany registration. An additional $50 fee will pertain to anyone in this category.

10 weeks of classes—classes will begin Thursday, Sept. 18

Locals run for themselves

and a cause in triathalon

At 6 a.m on a blustery Saturday morning, 1600 people arrived at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park to participate in the 27th annual Runner’s Edge Tobay Triathlon and Tri-Relay Race. The participants were drawn from a wide age range. They came from all over Long Island and upstate New York, a few were from out of state, and in some cases, had disabilities. But they all came with one goal in mind — to finish.

Jeffrey Hussey, a 28-year-old Garden City resident, has done this race three times and this was his fifth triathlon this summer.


Calendar

9/11 Memorial Program

Thursday, September 11

Zing Went The Strings

Friday, September 19

Marvelous Movie Matinee

Monday, September 15



Columns

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

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com