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Time With The Taxman

Written by Garden City Life Staff, gardencity@antonnews.com Saturday, 11 October 2014 00:00

Donald X. Clavin, Jr. to speak

Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 2 p.m.

It’s time for a property taxpayer’s checkup Come to the Garden City Public Library and hear Town of Hempstead Receiver of Taxes Donald X. Clavin, Jr. speak about important issues related to taxes. On Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 2 p.m, Mr. Clavin will discuss such important issues as tax exemptions (seniors, enhanced star, basic star, veterans, and home-improvement), tax discounts, property tax payment dates, and tax payment options. Clavin will give residents an opportunity to ask questions and address any taxpayer concerns that they may have.

 

PowerPrepping For The Test

Written by Garden City Life Staff, gardencity@antonnews.com Friday, 03 October 2014 00:00

PowerPrep has once again announced that it will again be offering its comprehensive SAT Course at Garden City High School. The course is open to all high school juniors who are residents of the Garden City School District, whether or not they attend Garden City High School.

PowerPrep is offering this course at a savings of $650 off its regular tuition. It is important to note that this is not a course specially developed or administered by the district. Rather it is PowerPrep’s regular course that, despite the greatly-reduced tuition, has not been abbreviated or watered-down in any way. Except for the location of the classes, this course is identical to the Comprehensive SAT Course that PowerPrep has offered for more than 15 years––the course that has helped thousands of students raise their scores by an average of more than 200 points. In fact, of the students who took this course at Garden City High School in 2012, 2013, and 2014 more than 25 percent went up over 250 points and 10 percent went up over 300 points.

 

Anchors Away At Captree State Park

Written by Dr. Cynthia Paulis, gardencity@antonnews.com Thursday, 02 October 2014 00:00

Garden City environmental group

participates at expo

More than 2,000 Long Islanders enjoyed the festivities at Captree State Park as Assemblyman Joseph Saladino hosted the ninth annual Marine and Outdoor Recreation Expo on Sept. 15.

Attendees learned about sustainable sources of energy as well as ways to protect the planet, especially the island’s marine environment from people like local environmentalist Betsy Gulotta. There were demonstrations in camping, boating, water safety, renewable energy, wildlife and environmental education, fly fishing, arts and crafts, face painting, clowns, touch tanks, balloon animals and plenty of rock and roll.

 

All Aboard For Books

Written by Garden City Life Staff, gardencity@antonnews.com Saturday, 27 September 2014 00:00

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Back to school means back to the Garden City Public Library. September is not only back to school month, it is also Library Card Sign-up Month. A library card is the most important school supply of all for both students and their parents. This September be sure your library card is in your wallet. If you don’t have one, sign up for a new one for you and for your children.

The Garden City Public Library offers programs for adults and for children of all ages. In addition, the library provides access to an extensive collection of books, periodicals, music CDs, audiobooks, and DVDS. The library also provides online access through its website www.gardencitypl.org to authoritative electronic databases as well as to downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, and music. With a valid library card, you can register for programs, borrow materials and museum passes, and access electronic resources.

 

Historical Society Celebrates 40

Written by Garden City Life Staff, gardencity@antonnews.com Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00

The Garden City Historical Society is gearing up for a really big celebration. In 2015, the Society will mark the 40th anniversary of its founding, and the 10th anniversary of the opening of The Garden City Historical Society Museum.

To observe these two significant milestones and to further the Society’s capital campaign to restore the exterior of the museum building, the Society is planning a special event on May 14, 2015 at the Garden City Hotel. Early next year, an invitation to attend will be extended to residents and businesses in the village. The gala will include an open bar and full buffet, with music, mystery guests, a live auction and raffles.

 

Airing On A Television Set Near You

Written by Stephen Levine, gardencity@antonnews.com Thursday, 25 September 2014 00:00

TV studio enhances web presence, wins awards

Lights. Camera. Action. Stewart Manor residents can host their own television shows or work as crew for a local community television channel.

For almost two decades Floral Park has been home to Four Village Studio (4VS), a local community television station serving the villages of Bellerose, Floral Park, South Floral Park and Stewart Manor.  

 

Common Core Tests: Parents’ Choice

Written by Daniel Offner, doffner@antonnews.com Wednesday, 24 September 2014 00:00

Opinion split on whether

local students are opting out

As children all across Long Island head off to school, kids in grades three through eight brace themselves for a new round of the New York State Common Core English Language Arts and Mathematics exams.

The NYS Allies for Public Education reported that the Garden City School District saw 126 students opt out of the ELA portion and 207 pupils decline to take the mathematics portion.

 

Getting Off On The Right Foot

Written by Vilma Sceusa Saturday, 20 September 2014 00:00

Have you considered adding running to your exercise regimen but not sure how to get started? Are you concerned about past injuries? Runners, from experienced to beginner, are sidelined every year due to injury. Physical Therapy Options (PTO) wants to help runners get off to a great start this fall and is pleased to offer the community an opportunity to receive a free comprehensive “Running Analysis.”

 

Physical Therapist Lisa Coors, founder of PTO, views this offering as part of PTO’s mission to help patients live a balanced and healthy lifestyle. 

 

Going To The Birds

Written by Dave Gil de Rubio Friday, 19 September 2014 00:00

Yard sale announced

 

The Garden City Bird Sanctuary/Tanners Pond Environmental Center recently announced its annual Fall Benefit Yard Sale. The sale will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., located outdoors inside the front gate at the sanctuary. Vendors are being sought. A 10 x 17 foot selling area is $45 for the day. (Includes space for selling & space to park one car next to selling space)

 

Senior Center Expands

Written by Garden City Life Staff Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00

The Senior Center Expansion and Rehabilitation Project took a major step forward this month when the Garden City Board of Trustees unanimously voted in a special meeting to accept the gift of the model house from the Doubleday Court Development on Franklin Avenue. Project developers, The Engel Burman Group, graciously donated the house to the

Incorporated Village of Garden City. The one-story structure was originally built to serve as a model and sales office for the Franklin Avenue project.

 

“We are glad to have The Engel Burman Group as part of our village and thank them for this most generous gift. We look forward to providing a state-of-the art facility for our seniors in Garden City,” Mayor John Watras said. 

 

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