The ballroom of the Garden City Country Club was packed with Rotarians, family, friends and associates of Suzie and Robert (Rob) Alvey as they were recently honored with the Mineola-Garden City Rotary Club’s 24th annual “Community Service Award.” Both residents who were raised in Garden City, the Alveys have been recognized many times over as integral members of the community. Suzie Alvey is a professional artist, writer, award-winning photographer, and board member of the Garden City Historical Society. She was appointed village historian by Mayor John Watras in 2013. Alvey’s paintings and drawings are in private collections throughout the United States and internationally and can be locally viewed at village hall and at the Garden City Chamber of Commerce Toll Lodge.
The Garden City Chamber of Commerce and the Albanese Organization, Inc. cordially invite members of both the Garden City business and residential communities to attend a special reception to welcome Ralph V. Suozzi, Garden City’s new village administrator. The reception will be held on Tuesday evening, July 22 at the Revel Restaurant and Bar, 825 Franklin Ave., from 6 to 8 p.m.
Ralph Suozzi began his new role as village administrator this past March 31 after having served several terms as mayor of Glen Cove. He has been acknowledged for his experience in all the various facets of municipal governmental operations. Suozzi has noted that Garden City and Glen Cove are similar in size in terms of populations and geographic areas. “Garden City has a ‘robust’ business district and proximity to a lot of good dynamics that favor Garden City.”
The Long Island railroad brings thousands of residents on Long Island to their workplace destination each day. In the event of a possible strike, commuters at Garden City train station shared their alternative travel plans.
“I have family members that live in Forest Hills so I can park my car in their driveway and take the subway in,” said Ruby Mancuso. “That’s my alternate plan for now.”
In recognition of the superior care her daughter Marjorie Levine received, the late Elsie Levine, formerly of Great Neck, has bequeathed $100,000 to Life’s WORC. The recently deceased Levine was an ardent advocate for those suffering from developmental disabilities. According to her daughter Cathy Levine, Elsie Levine turned her grief and pain into action and this gift demonstrates the gratitude and peace of mind Life’s WORC provided for her entire family.
“My mother had overwhelmingly positive feelings about the care my sister received through Life’s WORC,” added Cathy Levine. “Life’s WORC represented the dawn of giving those with special needs a life and an opportunity to reach their potential.”
The date is set. The planning committee has met. The “Big Bucks” raffle tickets have been mailed to parishioners. St. Anne’s 12th Annual Spirit Day Celebration is happening on Saturday, Sept. 20.
While the summer has just begun, any event planner knows that September will be here before we know it. The St. Anne’s Spirit Day planning committee has been working for over a month updating the colorful event flyer, stuffing and mailing the Big Bucks raffle tickets and securing vendors. At a recent well-attended planning session, committee leaders provided updates on every aspect of the day, from set-up to clean-up and all that falls in-between.
Hurricane Arthur was no match for the water wars that emerged along the route of the Stewart Manor Fire Department’s 16th annual Fourth of July parade. Despite ominous-looking clouds and cooler than usual temps, spectators stood ready with water balloons, Super Soakers, buckets and garden hoses, as they awaited the onslaught from the many fire departments that participated in the parade.
Police Commissioner Kenneth Jackson and Garden City Police alert all residents of the escalation of phone scams. During these scams, victims are financially targeted by phone callers who make false statements and promises in an effort to manipulate the victims to send them money by way of Green Dot Money Packs, Money Grams, Western Union and prepaid money cards. Legitimate agencies and companies do not ask for this type of payment. Examples of phone scams include:
Gentle and loving, this senior Chihuahua mix enjoys going on long walks and cuddling. She would do best in a home with adults or older children.
This Calico loves to lounge around, play with toy mice and eat cat treats. She craves attention, and she would adapt well to a home with no other cats or young children.
These Chihuahua buddies are the perfect pair. Since spending their whole lives by each other’s side, they are inseparable. They are housebroken and walk well together on a leash. They would do best in a home without small children.
These pets can be adopted at the North Shore Animal League, 25 Davis Ave., Port Washington. The phone number is 516-883-7575.
While Apple Computers seems to have the market cornered on product and store launches, competitor Microsoft has proven to be no slouch. On Saturday, June 21,
the Washington State-based multinational corporation opened its 98th retail store, in Roosevelt Field mall near the Bloomingdale’s wing.
The store’s grand opening created quite a commotion throughout the Long Island community, resulting in long lines around the store from the moment the mall opened.
Summer is officially here, but the work of the board of trustees rolls on. The board held its monthly meeting in village hall on June 19, and here’s a sampling of what was discussed:
Resident Christine Mulaney, representing the Eastern Property Owners Association, is asking the village to re-examine its policies in regard to preserving the historical look of certain neighborhoods. The association is concerned with the number of homes being built to the maximum allowable size not requiring a variance.
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