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Editorial: Spring Has Finally Sprung

Even though winter seems to be putting up quite the fight to keep spring from establishing a foothold, that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of activities, outdoor and otherwise, looming on the horizon for Garden City residents. Opening day for the Garden City Little League is on Saturday, April 5 and is the opening salvo for the season. Runners will undoubtedly be carb loading as the Earthfest, Earth Run III will be held the very next day at the Tanners Pond Environmental Center. Not to be outdone, the Garden City Teachers’ Association (GCTA) will be holding its 5K run/walk on Saturday, April 26 at Garden City High School labeled “GC For a Cure,” with proceeds going to benefit Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

And if indoor activities are more your speed, the Garden City Chamber of Commerce and the Albanese  Organization, Inc. will be hosting a business mixer at Revel, one of the Village of Garden City’s hottest new restaurants, on Tuesday evening, April 8. And this doesn’t even take into account Garden City’s premiere social event, the May 9 Pineapple Ball that will be held at the Garden City Hotel or the annual Garden City Belmont Festival held in June where residents and visitors alike line Seventh Street to eat, drink and be merry in conjunction with the nearby Belmont Stakes.

—Dave Gil de Rubio

News

New leaders In Garden City Public Schools

Due to retirements, Garden City Public Schools is welcoming two new administrators: Dawn Cerrone will serve as the director of Athletics and Physical Education, and Lynette Abruzzo was appointed as the director of Pupil Personnel Services.

Cerrone was awarded her building and district administrative certificates from Albany’s College of St. Rose in 2008 and 2009, respectively. She received her Master’s in Health Education from Hofstra University in 1989 and her Bachelor’s in Physical Education from St. Bonaventure University in 1986.

Long Island University (LIU) 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.


Sports

Fall Roller Hockey Programs Announced

The Garden City Recreation and Parks Department will once again offer various roller hockey programs this fall for both youth & adults who reside in the Inc. Village of Garden City. Whether you played in the past or looking to get involved, there is no better time to sign up and experience all the fun. All programs take place at the roller rink located at Community Park. Please note at this time, the recreation department is just announcing its programs. Fees and registration information will be announced at a later date.

This season, the roller hockey programs are broken down into grades. Please pay careful attention as grades and dates/times have changed:

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.


Calendar

Friday Night Promenade

Friday, August 22

The Little Mermaid JR

Saturday, August 23

Getting Your Feet Wet

Tuesday, Aug. 26



Columns

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