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Mayor's Report: April 12, 2013

Inauguration 

On behalf of my fellow trustees, I want to thank those residents who took the time to vote in our village election. We look forward to the privilege of serving you in the upcoming year and I welcome the honor and challenge of being mayor. I believe the board will be able to accomplish much by working together and working with residents, village staff and the business community.

 

I also want to thank our outgoing mayor, Donald Brudie, for his years of service to our village as mayor, trustee and CPOA representative and to his gracious wife, Barbara, for sharing him with us.

 

It is my pleasure to welcome Robert Bolebruch and Richard Silver to the village board of trustees and to extend congratulations to them on their election as village trustees. I look forward to working with them and our returning Trustees.

 

Shop And Dine In Garden City­—Support The Local Merchants

I would like to ask you to do your part to support all businesses within Garden City that includes Seventh Street, Franklin Avenue and New Hyde Park Road. I would also like to encourage all residents and professionals within Garden City to shop locally.  Your patronage will be appreciated and is needed.

 

Many residents consider shopping and dining in our business districts as experience shopping because they meet friends and neighbors along the way and have an opportunity to interact with them.  This is in stark contrast to frantically dashing through the crowds in the mall or the big box retailers.

 

I encourage residents to make a conscious effort to choose Garden City as the place to shop and dine. Customer service, selection and quality are outstanding. While shopping or dining, let the merchant know that you appreciate them and all that they offer.

 

I hope to see you one day in one of the village’s many wonderful shops and/or restaurants.

 

Board Of Trustees Meeting Schedule

The next board of trustees meeting will be on Thursday, April 18, at 8 p.m. The meeting will be held in the boardroom at Village Hall.

News

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:

New online company debuts

Two Long Island childhood friends, Scott Reich and Michael Winik, recently left their respective careers as an attorney and investment banker to pursue their dream of starting a business together, online food market OurHarvest.

“When Mike and I decided to start a business, we knew it had to reflect our shared love of food, address the lifestyles of our fellow Long Islanders, and be socially responsible,” said Reich.


Sports

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 ajgarger@verizon.net or 516-775-8058.

— Submitted by the Challenger Soccer League


Calendar

Financial Options For Students

Thursday, October 16

Kids In The Kitchen

Friday, October 17

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, October 20



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

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