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Village Board Adopts Budget

Written by Garden City Life Staff, gardencity@antonnews.com Thursday, 17 April 2014 08:19

The Garden City Board of Trustees approved a $55,791,023 operating budget at its April 7 meeting by a 7-0 vote (Trustee Theresa Trouvé was absent).

The spending plan requires a tax rate increase of 3.73 percent or an increase in tax of $224 to the average assessed single family home.

 

Bob Schoelle To Be Honored

Saturday, 12 April 2014 00:00

Longtime village administrator to

receive President’s Award

The Garden City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the presentation of its President’s Award to Robert (Bob) L. Schoelle, Jr., a Garden City resident for 43 years, at the 2014 Pineapple Ball at the Garden City Hotel on Friday evening, May 9. Initiated in 2011, the Chamber of Commerce’s “President’s Award” recognizes above and beyond volunteer spirit and contributions within the Garden City community and beyond. Not an annual award, it is only presented occasionally, which makes this recognition for Schoelle all the more special.

Bob Schoelle has served as chief administrative officer of the Incorporated Village of Garden City for the past 34 years, working with 18 mayors and many boards of trustees. He has served as a member of both the Village Planning Commission and Board of Police Commissioners. His contributions to numerous village projects have contributed remarkably to the quality of life in the village.

 

Trying To Find The Right Rhythm

Written by Denise Trezza, gardencity@antonnews.com Friday, 11 April 2014 00:00

Garvies Point hosts Waldorf parent-child program

Garvies Point Musuem and Preserve, a place known for its Native American history and artifacts, is now home to the Garden City Waldorf School’s Parent-Child Program. The location is an ideal match since the Waldorf educational philosophy enjoys many parallels with the Native American culture exhibited at the museum. The classes are held in the museum’s interactive exhibit room for children, which features a dugout canoe, a wooden wigwam, woven baskets and a model of a native garden. Since the exhibit encourages creative play with natural materials, it is a perfect fit for the Waldorf program which promotes the same.

One of the interesting features of the program is that it is in truth a parent-child class; parents are learning right alongside the children. Children are encouraged to play cooperatively with their peers, while adults learn to knit nearby. Throughout the program, parents are given advice and tips on how to slow the pace of parenting, how to deal with tantrums and manage technology in our lives. “It’s really nice to get good advice on finding a natural rhythm to our lives,” said Laura Franco of Sea Cliff. “I would say the program is very unique in that way.”

 

Eyesight To The Blind

Written by Garden City Life Staff, gardencity@antonnews.com Thursday, 10 April 2014 10:49

From June 28 to July 5, Doctors Jack Oats and Anzhelika Vaccaro of Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island (OCLI) will participate in A Promise to Peru, Inc. Cataract Surgical and Medical Mission to the Sacred Valley region of Peru.     Founded in 2011, A Promise to Peru, Inc. has delivered much needed cataract surgery and medical care to almost 7,000 residents of remote Peruvian villages. The missions are designed to make a meaningful difference not just in the lives of the patients served, but for those volunteering as well.

 

Paying The Taxman For Passage

Written by Matthew Ern, gardencity@antonnews.com Wednesday, 09 April 2014 00:00

Non-Garden City residents

charged fee for library usage

Having the ability to check materials out of a public library is something most tax payers take for granted. But for a select number of Stewart Manor households, the simple action of checking out a book is not something that is taken so lightly. On March 18, the Village of Stewart Manor held an election in which residents who live on Fernwood Terrace voted to retain their access to the Garden City Public Library for another five years.

Homes on Fernwood Terrace technically do not reside within the boundaries of Garden City, even though they fall within the school district. Since those residences don’t pay Garden City taxes, they voted to continue paying a special fee in their Stewart Manor Village taxes to be granted access to the library. The Fernwood Terrace residencies contain an estimated population of 197.

 

Wrecking Ball And A Bond

Written by Garden City Life Staff, gardencity@antonnews.com Saturday, 05 April 2014 00:00

The gradual dissolution of St. Paul’s School continues as the Garden City Board of Trustees unanimously approved bond resolutions for the demolition of Ellis Hall and the renovation of Garden City Fire Department Headquarters at a cost of $750,000 and $900,000, respectively, at its March 20 meeting.

Ellis Hall was completed in 1969 to provide additional classrooms, science labs and a library for St. Paul’s School. In December 2013, trustees agreed to solicit competitive bids for its remediation and deconstruction in order to execute an inter-municipal agreement with Nassau County to receive $300,000 under the county’s 2006 Environmental Bond Act.

 

Mixing It Up At Revel

Friday, 04 April 2014 00:00

Chamber to hold networking event

On Tuesday evening, April 8, The Garden City Chamber of Commerce and the Albanese Organization, Inc., are pleased to invite members of the business and residential community to the Revel Restaurant & Bar, 835 Franklin Avenue, to enjoy the chamber’s spring after hours networking event from 6-8 p.m.  

 

Local Sustainability On Film

Written by Lauren del Valle, gardencity@antonnews.com Thursday, 03 April 2014 09:06

As the country is gaining consciousness of its own environmental impact, Locally Long Island seeks to bring that awareness to residents through a sustainability-themed movie series.

The recently established organization is featuring an 11-week film series at the Ethical Humanist Society. Sweet to Lick Vegan Bakery provides an organic vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free soup supper to start each Thursday evening. Each weekly session features an environmentally focused film followed by a guest speaker and discussion.

 

Riding Off Into The Sunset

Written by Garden City Life Staff, gardencity@antonnews.com Wednesday, 02 April 2014 00:00

Village trustees, staff bid

Robert Schoelle, Jr. farewell

All good things must come to an end and for Robert Schoelle, Jr., that would be the 34 years he spent as the Village of Garden City’s chief administrative officer. Schoelle attended his final board of trustees meeting in this capacity on Thursday, March 20. The long-time village resident has held the post since 1980 and served under 18 mayors.

“I would like to thank the boards of trustees for giving me the opportunity to be of service to this wonderful community. It has been an honor and something that I will never forget,” he said.

 

Racing For Mother Nature

Written by Garden City Life Staff, gardencity@antonnews.com Saturday, 29 March 2014 00:00

Earthfest/Earth Run III to be

held on Sunday, April 6

Spring is here. Come on outside. The Tanners Pond Environmental Center’s April 6 Earthfest is a celebration recognizing the incredible value volunteers make to the community and the environment. The event, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., includes a 5K timed run starting at 10 a.m. Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray will start the race through the sanctuary, adjoining Nassau Haven Park, and local streets in the Nassau Haven section of town. Garden City Police are monitoring the closed roads for the safety of runners. Awards for first place male and female, as well as under/over 30 runners include gift certificates from Eastern Mountain Sports. An additional 1-1/2k obstacle race within the sanctuary is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Come for a run and stay for the day. The event includes music by Acoustic Dave in the morning and a performance by the Garden City High School Jazz Ensemble 1-2 p.m. Food, entertainment, live animals, displays by local organizations and tours of the 9-acre environmental center will be conducted.

 

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