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Easing Into The Summer Lull

Written by Rick Karas Wednesday, 02 July 2014 00:00

Audits, McMansions and Narcan discussed at meeting

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.

 

Garden City Homes Needed: Adopt Today

Saturday, 28 June 2014 00:00

Hutch

This playful pup seeks a new friend of the “outdoorsy” type to accompany him on long walks. He has begun basic obedience training at the shelter and so far has proven to be an “A” student. Hutch is friendly, gets along well with other dogs, and is eager to learn; he needs an experienced companion dedicated to continue his training.

 

Sanitation Collection—Independence Day

Friday, 27 June 2014 00:00

Residents are reminded that there will be no garbage or recycling pickup on Friday, July 4.

Western half of village    

(west of Rockaway Ave.)

Garbage: Monday & Thursday

Rubbish: Wednesday

Eastern half of village         

(east of Rockaway Ave.)

Garbage Tuesday & Saturday    

Rubbish Wednesday

Residents scheduled for recycling Friday July 4, are asked to put their recyclables out on Friday, July 11.

 

A Garden Center By Any Other Name

Written by Paige Mcatee, gardencity@antonnews.com Thursday, 26 June 2014 00:00

It’s all in the family at Milena’s

Some families have weekly dinners, or go on yearly vacations. Other families run a business together. When it comes to Milena’s Garden Center and Garden City’s Basso Family, it’s the latter.

When John Basso was 18, he emigrated from Argentina found an old house on Jericho Turnpike in New Hyde Park, and turned it into a nursery in April 1997. He named his business after his daughter, Milena. Flowers are associated with femininity, he feels, so the name was a perfect fit for his nursery.

 

Hop In, The Water’s Great

Written by Marilou Giammona, gardencity@antonnews.com Wednesday, 25 June 2014 11:51

Stewart Manor Pool opens for season

To the delight of its members, the Stewart Manor Pool opened for the season on Friday, June 13. The ominous-looking clouds that hovered to the north and west were no match for the cheerful crowd that lined up in the parking lot prior to the pool’s 4 p.m. opening. It’s become tradition in Stewart Manor to line up long before the gate opens in an attempt to claim the coveted honor of being the first to jump into the pool each new season.

 

Garden City Library At The Belmont Festival

Saturday, 21 June 2014 00:00

A family had fun playing with bubbles at the Garden City Public Library’s table at the Belmont Festival. The Library offered the community games, prizes, raffles, a guessing game, and information about the library at the festival, which was held Friday, June 6 on Seventh Street in Garden City.

 

Helping Out The Homeless

Written by Jo-Ann Hertzman, gardencity@antonnews.com Thursday, 19 June 2014 00:00

19th Annual New Ground Golf Outing and Dinner

Last month, New Ground held its 19th Annual Golf Outing and Dinner at Garden City’s Cherry Valley Club. New Ground proudly honored Mitchell Pally, who serves as the chief executive officer of the Long Island Builders Institute (LIBI). Pally was recognized by New Ground for his ongoing efforts to make Long Island a better place to work and live. All those in attendance enjoyed a beautiful spring day, brunch, golf, competition on the course, cocktail hour, Chinese auction and dinner. Participation in the outing helped to raise much needed funds. Proceeds from event will benefit homeless families and veterans in New Ground’s Long Term Housing Program.

 

Pineapple Ball Appearance

Friday, 20 June 2014 00:00

Hempstead Town Receiver of Taxes Dan Clavin (left) and Councilman Ed Ambrosino (2nd left) recently attended the 12th Annual Garden City Chamber of Commerce Pineapple Ball held at the Garden City Hotel. Pictured from left to right are Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin, Councilman Ed Ambrosino, Garden City Village Mayor John J. Watras, Nassau County Legislator Laura Schaefer, and New York Police Chief Benevolent Association Executive Director Bruce Blakeman.

 

Cassano Heads To Academy

Written by Garden City Life Staff, gardencity@antonnews.com Wednesday, 18 June 2014 00:00

Each year, Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy has the opportunity to nominate outstanding local students to attend the U.S. Military Service Academies. This year, 11 students nominated by the Congresswoman received offers of appointments to one of the Service Academies—the Merchant Marine Academy, the Air Force Academy, the Naval Academy or the Military Academy at West Point. One of these students, Garden City’s Michael Cassano, will graduate from Garden City High School this month and will be attending the U.S. Naval Academy.

 

Green Veggies Mean Go

Written by Garden City Life Staff, gardencity@antonnews.com Saturday, 14 June 2014 00:00

24-hour produce program

returns to Kings Food Market

Kings Food Markets  continues its tradition of bringing customers the freshest, highest-quality ingredients with the 2014 launch of its exclusive 24 Hour Just Picked Promise that started last month. The Garden City Kings location on 870 Franklin Ave., which is the only part of the franchise on Long Island, will be taking part in this 24 Hour Just Picked Promise. It is part of Kings’ commitment to make locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs available to shoppers within 24 hours of being picked—giving consumers the benefits of a local  farm stand in the convenience of their neighborhood food markets.

“At Kings, we are constantly pushing the boundaries on behalf of our customers," said Judy Spires, president and CEO of Kings Food Markets.

 

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