At the Jan. 14 Board of Trustees meeting, the Garden City Village Board discussed the possibility of charging a fee to organizations who hold events such as races and parades within the village in order to cover a percentage of the additional costs associated with these events. These additional costs include overtime fees for police protection and cleanup by the Department of Public Works.
(Submitted by the Garden City Historical Society.)
Recognizing the need for support for the protection and reuse of historic resources and building on other state and national models, the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities (SPLIA) launched its inaugural program, Long Island’s List of Endangered Historic Sites for 2010. In late December 2009, SPLIA announced the names of its first five sites, all threatened by adverse conditions that result from a variety of complex issues.
The Property Owners’ Association of Garden City Estates, Inc. has announced that its Nominating Committee has selected candidates for election to be presented at a meeting being held on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 8 p.m. at the Stratford School auditorium. All Estates residents are urged to attend and vote. You may also take this opportunity to join the Estates POA. Dues are only $10 per household.
Heralded as the salt of the earth, honored as David victorious over Goliath, and lauded as an honest working man, proud to have been a janitor who put himself through law school, Edward P. Mangano was sworn in as Nassau County Executive on New Year’s Day to a crowd of supporters and a stage full of dignitaries who called for this very different county leader to embody the start of a new era for Nassau.
Seeking to provide increased housing options and recognizing the economic benefits of new construction projects, Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray and Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby announced that the town board has approved a zoning application that will clear the way for an innovative homes development adjacent to Nassau Community College in East Garden City.
Throughout the holiday season, people celebrate the great traditions of these solemn days. When it is mentioned that the Garden City Bird Sanctuary (GCBS) will be celebrating the traditions of their own holiday, Winterfest, on Saturday, Jan. 9, people usually raise their eyebrows. How can a two-year-old celebration be considered a holiday, or have traditions? You simply “manufacture” a holiday?
The Garden City Merchants Group, a committee of the Garden City Chamber of Commerce, has announced the winners of the raffle prizes donated by eight Garden City merchant participants in the Chamber’s newly formed Merchants Group. Entry forms for the prizes were available in the establishments of 31 merchants who participated in the Merchant Group’s recent efforts to promote shopping in Garden City.
The Joint Conference Committee of the four Property Owners’ Associations in the Village of Garden City are seeking candidates to serve on the Citizens’ Budget Review and Advisory Committee.
Recently, the Garden City Community Church was filled to capacity with the Christmas Vespers & Candlelight Dinner Program. This year’s theme was “Candles & Carols,” featuring all the choirs of the Community Church.
The Evening Walking Tour of Historic Homes, sponsored by the Garden City Historical Society, was held on Dec. 3. Maureen Clancy, a past president of the society, said, “I am delighted with the ‘reinstatement’ of a previous holiday tradition, the Walking Tour of Historic Homes.”
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