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Mayor's Report: January 9, 2014

Collection Of Christmas Trees And Wreaths For Recycling

A reminder to residents who have a natural Christmas tree or wreath to dispose of, please leave them at the curb on your regularly scheduled recycling collection day. They will be collected by the department of public works and offered to other agencies for beach erosion control or rendered at the village yard for use around trees and shrubs as mulch.

Please assist the village by removing tree stands, strands of electric lights and plastic bags from the discarded trees and cooperate with your neighbors by disposing of them only on the scheduled recycling collection days.

If you have an artificial Christmas tree for disposal, please call the sanitation department for a “Special Pickup” at 516-465-4031 or 516-465-4032.

Congratulations To Adelphi University For Its Recognition For Excellence

In the past few months Adelphi has been recognized for excellence in a number of areas:

• The University garnered nine MarCom Awards, including two for President Robert A. Scott, for Outstanding Public Affairs Initiatives.

• Forbes recently named Adelphi to its America’s Top Colleges List.

• The Princeton Review included Adelphi as a 2014 Best College in the Northeastern Region.

• The University made the Fiske Guide to Colleges Best Buy List for the eighth straight year.

• Washington Monthly ranked Adelphi as the Top School Nationally in the service staff, courses and financial aid support categories.

• Adelphi was listed in the Top 50 Schools in the U.S. for Game Design and Development by Animation Career Review.

• Adelphi Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Gayle D. Insler, Ph.D., recently won the Outstanding Leadership Award from the Science Museum of Long Island.

•In November, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) named Adelphi to its Top 30 Colleges & University List of the Largest Green Power Users in EPA’s Green Power Partnership. Adelphi is also ranked second in the Northeast-10 Conference in the EPA’s College and University Green Power Challenge, which tracks the collegiate athletic conferences with the highest combined green power usage in the nation. Additionally, Adelphi qualifies for EPA’s Green Power Leadership Club, a distinction given to organizations that have significantly exceeded EPA’s minimum purchase requirements.

Shop And Dine In Garden City And Enjoy The Experience

There are many things which make Garden City such an appealing place to live and work. One of these is our viable and welcoming business districts with their fine restaurants, unique shops and regional stores.

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. It would be extremely helpful to our business community if you could make one purchase daily in the Village stores. 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 look forward to seeing everyone in town.

Board Of Trustees Meeting Schedule

The next regularly scheduled board of trustees meeting will be on Thursday, Jan. 9, at 8 p.m. I encourage all residents to attend board of trustees meetings so as to be thoroughly informed of village issues from a first-hand perspective. I look forward to seeing you at some of the board meetings this year.

News

Long Island University (LIU) today announced that Garden City native Dr. Kimberly R. Cline has been honored as a 2014 Distinguished Leader in Education by Education Update.

Past recipients of the publication’s Distinguished Leader in Education awards include: Harold (Terry) McGraw III, chairman of the board and former president and chief executive officer of The McGraw-Hill Companies; Dr. Susan H. Fuhrman, president of Teachers College, Columbia University; and Dr. Lisa S. Coico, president of The City College of New York.

Wide range of issues covered by

Stewart Manor Board

The Stewart Manor Board of Trustees began its most recent meeting in high spirits, presiding from the newly-renovated, cherrywood justice’s bench in village hall.

Mayor Tangredi offered up thanks to the court system for providing the grant that paid for the improved bench. Trustee John R. Egan also was in fine fettle in his return after missing previous meetings due to health issues.


Sports

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.

Two friends get back on track through running

The other day I woke up to this text from my Garden City friend, Claire LoRusso: “I need help. I am running a half marathon in October. I have not run in years. Where do I start? Miss you.” I got giddy, in a dorky way, because I always get excited when someone wants to run.

In this case, however, it was more of a “Welcome back, Claire.”


Calendar

Friday Night Promenade

Friday, August 22

The Little Mermaid JR

Saturday, August 23

Getting Your Feet Wet

Tuesday, Aug. 26



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
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The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
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