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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


Ever since the Garden City School District passed a $36.8 million School Investment Bond back in 2009, the upgrades throughout the district have been quite substantial. And while most of it has gone towards infrastructure, external visible improvements have rightfully been a source of pride for the board, which has taken to conducting tours at the different schools preceding the monthly public meetings that are normally held at Garden City High School. On the night of the school board meeting held on Tuesday, Oct. 14  at the Homestead Building, the school board, administration and Superintendent Dr. Robert Feirsen went on a guided tour of the building by Homestead Principal Dr. Suzanne Viscovich.

Feirsen described the tour as a new tradition started last year where administration travels around each of the district’s school buildings in the Fall to observe its current offerings and recent upgrades.

In an earlier column, Mayor John Watras shared some helpful tips on how to secure your property in preparation for a hurricane. The following are additional recommendations on what you can do now to be prepared in the event that a major storm hits Long Island.

As the storm approaches, customers should take the following steps to prepare for the arrival of either a hurricane or tropical storm:


Stretching tips for the high school athlete

Prior to the start of high school running season, Garden City’s Physical Therapy Options (PTO) had an opportunity to provide a presentation to members of Sacred Heart Academy’s cross country team. Team members gathered at Garden City’s New York Running Company to learn strategies and tips for a successful fall season.

PTO staff members Dr. Meghan Goetz, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and PTO Aide Mike Murphy discussed the importance of stretching to prevent injury and provided strategies and tips for success for the high school runner.

The league started on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Garden City’s Tullamore Park. It runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. A uniform shirt and soccer balls are provided. Cleats and soccer shorts are recommended and players must wear shin guards. Age groups range from pre-k through 12th grade. Garden City residents and non-Garden City residents are welcome. Middle school and high school age volunteers are needed. No soccer experience is necessary. If you have any other questions, please contact Andy Garger at or 516-775-8058.

— Submitted by the Challenger Soccer League


Garden City High School Homecoming

Saturday, October 25

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, October 27

A Map Of Artistic Inspiration

Saturday, November 1


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,