Thursday, 10 October 2013 00:00
At the most recent village board of trustees meeting, it was announced by Trustee Dennis Donnelly that Garden City had been chosen to be a host site for the Huddle Shuttle, a rolling interactive Super Bowl-themed exhibit that was put together in light of the fact that Super Bowl XLVIII is going to be held in the tristate area over at MetLife Stadium. The thinking according to Super Bowl 2014 Host Committee President Alfred E. Kelly, Jr. is “...to engage the community, raise awareness of the game and build regional spirit.” What makes the village getting chosen such a special honor is that this tour was built around the idea of visiting 48 communities--24 in New Jersey and 24 in New York. Aside from the fact that Garden City is going to be hosting both its Annual 7th Street Fall Fair and Homecoming, the committee was obviously sold on how bucolic the village is, the strength of the local athletic programs and how strong the participatory nature is of the populace as a whole. Overall, its akin to the National Football League giving the Village of Garden City a gold star and cause for everyone to do a figurative touchdown dance.
-- Dave Gil de Rubio
Saturday, 07 December 2013 00:00
On Sunday, Nov. 3, a walk-a-thon was held to benefit Camp Anchor, a year-round recreation program for citizens with both mental and physical handicaps. The walk-a-thon was coordinated by Garden City resident and Kellenberg Senior Christina DiMasso, and Kellenberg Junior Brendan Callahan, who both work at the camp. “I did this because Camp Anchor has been so great for my brother, Thomas, who struggles with autism,” Callahan said. “I have also grown so much through volunteering there these past three summers.”
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
For some people, giving back provides an inherent reward through the simple satisfaction of helping others. Garden City resident Gregory Burke is one of those people. A known philanthropist and supporter of various important causes, Burke’s gift to Winthrop-University Hospital is no exception to his generosity.
Recently, Burke presented Kevin T. Curran, member of Winthrop’s Board of Directors, with a $25,000 gift in support of the hospital’s new Research and Academic Center. The center, scheduled to be completed in late 2014, will focus on the research of diabetes, obesity and the cardiometabolic complications that arise from those conditions, as well as other pressing national and local health issues, including reducing premature births and treating conditions related to aging, such as Alzheimer’s disease and arthritis.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
The 36th Annual Garden City Turkey Trot was held on a sunny but cold and windy Thanksgiving day. The frigid temperatures were no match for the more than 5,000 runners who ran in Long Island’s largest Thanksgiving day road race. The Turkey Trot consists of three races—a Challenger Division Race for courageous special needs athletes, a 1.4-mile Fun Run and a challenging 5-mile race.
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 12:19
Knowing they were facing off against a very physical team which had made the States for the last two consecutive years, the Garden City Wings Varsity Ice Hockey teammates discussed strategies in the locker room at the Bethpage Ice Arena. Alex Feinstein’s past netminding experiences for the Sailors would prove valuable to them as he drew upon his insight in how to compete against them effectively. Playing with the Garden City Wings team, together they crushed the Oceanside Sailors 7-2, earning their first Varsity win of the season in Nassau County High School Hockey League. Feinsten faced 30 shots while his teammates unloaded 24 on the opposing goalie.