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A Fast-Food Restaurant For The Selective

Written by Lyn Dobrin, Saturday, 24 August 2013 00:00

Noodles & Company comes to town

with a menu built around you

Can’t make up your mind if you want your pasta Italian style with red sauce and meatballs, or Asian style, perhaps with coconut, shitake mushrooms or peanuts? If you decide to eat at Noodles & Company, you don’t have to choose until you’re at the counter placing your order.

Noodles & Company opened this month in the Gallery at Westbury Plaza off Old Country Road, the first of 24 locations planned for Nassau and Suffolk County for this nationwide chain with 364 locations in 29 states.


Nixon Peabody Books Bird Sanctuary

Friday, 23 August 2013 00:00

It was a return engagement for James Wagler, library manager for Jericho law firm Nixon Peabody. Wagler recently organized a second corporate volunteer day at the Tanners Pond Environmental Center’s Garden City Bird Sanctuary (GCBS). He brought over a dozen of the Nixon Peabody staff for a day outdoors helping the community and the environment while having a bit of fun.

The group helped refurbish a sugar maple garden, removing weeds and getting it ready for replanting. The sugar maples had been planted in honor of initial and long-time supporters of the environmental center: Bob Stark Sr., Bob McMillen, and Bob Catell. The volunteers also pruned a large black cherry tree and pulled many invasive saplings from the Hempstead Plains meadow.  


Official Senior Center Statement

Thursday, 22 August 2013 00:00

The recent debate over how best to address the need to improve the facilities available to our seniors has surfaced a range of ideas and opinions. Users of the Golf Club Lane facility, understandably and correctly, have pointed out that the property is showing its age. Users have also argued that the facility is too small to accommodate all of the seniors who seek to use the center. Others, including some seniors, have pointed out that the number of regular users of the facility – estimated to be around 100 – although vocal, is a small percentage of the 6,000+ seniors in the village. They have questioned whether there is a compelling need to add to the village’s borrowings to expand the facilities.

This divergence of views is the hallmark of an involved and engaged community. Against this backdrop, the board of trustees has been considering various options. In doing so, we have tried to balance both short-term needs and prudent long-term planning.  And we have also done so mindful of the important contributions to our village that have been, and continue to be, made by our seniors.


Cash Is King In Coliseum Choice

Written by Rich Forestano, Wednesday, 21 August 2013 00:00

Lease faces review by county legislature, NIFA

Nassau County selected Nassau Events Center to redevelop Nassau Coliseum and the surrounding property, by offering the county a significantly sweeter deal.

Bruce Ratner, the developer of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and NEC’s chief executive, beat out Hank Ratner (no relation) and the Madison Square Garden Company after the county narrowed its choices to the two entertainment giants last month.


Trading In Sports For Sutures

Written by Stephen Levine, Saturday, 17 August 2013 00:00

This summer camp includes

X-rays and a visit to the morgue

For Emma Gong, studying chemistry brought her interest in science to the next level and really interested her on a molecular level. As a junior at Garden City High School, she already knows she wants to study medicine. Although she is not sure what field of medicine she wants to get into, she may have had a better idea after attending a recent science summer camp.

Gong, along with 23 other area high school students, recently took part in a medical school/camp program sponsored by Adelphi University and Winthrop University Hospital.

“Science supplies a lot of jobs,” says Gong. “It’s beneficial in many ways so it’s beneficial to get into.”


Lola Nouryan Appointed Library Trustee

Friday, 16 August 2013 00:00

The board of library trustees has accepted the resignation of Trustee Barbara Brudie-Martis and approved the appointment of Trustee Lola Nouryan. At last month’s meeting, the library board presented Barbara Brudie-Martis with a certificate and framed picture of the Garden City Library that included a plaque of appreciation for her years of service. The board noted that Trustee Brudie-Martis has been an exceptional board member who as an attorney was able to bring her knowledge and insight to the library board proceedings.


Celebrating 65 Years Of Salvation

Written by Stephen Levine, Thursday, 15 August 2013 00:00

Bible School among

Lutheran Church’s many programs

For the past 65 years, Resurrection Lutheran Church has proudly stood at its Stewart Avenue location in Garden City. The church’s humble beginnings started with a petition to turn a mansion into a church and now it hosts more than 900 members for its services.

“The people sustained us,” said current Pastor Jeff Browning. “A lot of great people. Amazing, exceptional people.”

The Lutheran Church, which recently has expanded to a second location at Old Westbury, offers a variety of programs and events for all of its members. Some of the most recognizable for the community include the Night at Bethlehem, where the church recreates the classic night of Jesusbirth throughout the village, Oktoberfest and events during Holy Week.


Securing A Street Spot

Written by Chris Boyle, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 00:00

Village passes

school parking permit bill into law

Despite a large turnout of residents and teachers attending the meeting in protest, the Stewart Manor Board of Trustees voted 3-2 to pass a bill into law on Tuesday, Aug. 6, that will force faculty members of Stewart Manor Elementary School to pay $50 a month for parking privileges.

Stewart Manor Elementary School currently has no parking lot of its own. Previously, teachers parked on the streets surrounding the school and did not have to pay a parking fee. However, under the newly-passed law, 35 parking spaces on Dover Parkway North on the west side of the street have been designated as paid permit spaces for teachers and staff of Stewart Manor Elementary by the village at a cost of $50; this translates to $500 per 10-month school year.


Scouts Flying High At Ceremony

Written by RoseAnn Vernice, Friday, 09 August 2013 00:00

On Sunday, June 2, an audience of dignitaries, Boy Scouts, families, friends and honored guests filled St. Anne’s McCloskey auditorium to standing room only capacity. Despite their vastly differing backgrounds, each individual present shared the same purpose in attending: to honor the four new Eagle Scouts: Nicholas Vernice, Jonathan Cioffi, Peter Vesnaver and Peter Levchuck. Immediately following the 2 p.m. processional, Master of Ceremonies and Scoutmaster Mr. Brian Crandall welcomed his audience and congratulated the young men on their accomplishment in attaining the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest recognition offered in Scouting.


Save The Date For Petra’s Promise

Thursday, 08 August 2013 00:00

Oktoberfest-themed fundraiser slated for stroke-stricken mom

Friends of Petra Dehler, a Garden City mother of two teenage sons who suffered a severe stroke in April, have teamed up to create a fundraising effort named in her honor—Petra’s Promise.

Petra’s Promise was founded to raise funds to help defray the cost of Petra’s longterm medical care and rehabilitation. Though she has made tremendous progress, Petra will require extensive medical care. Physically she has grown stronger but she still suffers from right side paralysis and weakness. Her condition will require a trained aid for assistance. Petra is also suffering from the effects of aphasia. Aphasia, a common aftereffect of a stroke, is a communication disorder that impairs a person’s ability to use and comprehend language. Speech therapy is the most common form of treatment.


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