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.”
New York State Senator Kemp Hannon and Randi Shubin Dresner, president and CEO of Island Harvest, Long Island’s largest hunger relief organization, call upon the generosity of all Long Islanders to help those in need enjoy a brighter, more nutritious holiday season and to keep food pantries stocked throughout the winter months ahead.
An eminent group of Garden City officials and civic leaders met with local clergypersons at the annual Garden City Clergy Fellowship (GCCF) holiday breakfast meeting. This meeting took place on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at the Garden City Hotel.
Residents expressed concern over the proposed plan from NextG Networks and MetroPCS Communications, Inc. at the Garden City Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, Dec. 3. The proposed plan would install distributed antenna systems into 15 light poles throughout Garden City. Additionally, NextG would install taller light poles that do not retain the look of the current light poles in the village.
The 32nd Annual Garden City Turkey Trot, Long Island’s largest Thanksgiving Day road race, had a record turnout this year and attracted more than 4,600 runners, including runners from 27 different states, Washington, D.C., Nicaragua, the United Kingdom and New Zealand. The Turkey Trot consists of three races, a Challenger Division Race for courageous special needs athletes, a 1.4 mile Fun Run and a challenging 5 mile run. All three races start and finish in front of the historic St. Paul’s School on Stewart Avenue.
Thanksgiving time seemed the right moment to unveil a new memorial recognizing Nassau County’s fallen firefighters, commemorating those lost in the line of duty. Gratitude toward these volunteers and their families was the theme of the museum ceremony, especially in light of the fact that at these holiday times when families gather, there are some on Long Island who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the service to others.
New York State Governor David Paterson unveiled a two-year, $5 billion deficit reduction plan that he believes would eliminate the state’s current-year budget gap without raising taxes, as well as institute major structural reforms. However, part of the plan includes a decrease in state aid that is filtered down to local school districts including those in Nassau County. Such a decrease in school aid could find school taxes, which are already the largest part of a property owner’s property tax bill, escalate ever higher.
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