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Mayor's Report: September 5, 2013

Written by John J. Watras Thursday, 05 September 2013 00:00

Friday Night Promenade

This program began last month and I am looking forward to seeing many residents and visitors as we continue to close Seventh Street, between Franklin and Hilton Avenues, each Friday evening, so that everyone can continue to enjoy the outdoor dining and live entertainment offered by local restaurants as well as shopping in the stores and shops who will remain open during the evening. I hope that you will make it a point to bring your family out to see all that is offered each Friday evening in the village.

Rosh Hashanah

The board of trustees and village staff join me in extending wishes for a very Happy New Year to our village residents and friends of the Jewish faith.

 

Editorial: 100 Years Young

Thursday, 29 August 2013 00:00

Ed Palkot was born in 1913 and recently celebrated 100 years of life on this mortal coil. Think about that for a moment. The year he was born, Woodrow Wilson succeeded William Howard Taft as president, Igor Stravinsky’s score for the ballet The Rite of Spring debuted, stainless steel was invented, construction on the Panama Canal was completed and the Ford Motor Company introduced the first moving assembly line. Over time, Mr. Palkot has seen his share of wars, lived through 17 presidential administrations and seen Garden City retain its charm as a sleepy burg even as it kept up with the technological advances of the times. Best of all, this Pittsburgh native has been fortunate to retain a spry demeanor that’s resulted in his looking two decades younger than his actual age thanks to a combination of genes, a positive outlook and active lifestyle. Ed Palkot is the poster child for what we’d all like to wind up like should we reach that advanced age and proof that growing old doesn’t necessarily have to be such a daunting prospect.

-- Dave Gil de Rubio

 

Mayor's Report: August 29, 2013

Written by John J. Watras Thursday, 29 August 2013 00:00

Telephone Calls To The Garden City Police And Fire Departments

To report and emergency please dial 911 and state your name, address, nature of emergency and location of the emergency.

Police Department Non-Emergency Number 516-465-4100

Fire Department Emergency Number 516-746-2800

Fire Department Non-Emergency Number 516-746-1301

 

Editorial: Putting Bullies In Their Place

Thursday, 22 August 2013 00:00

According to the National Bullying Prevention Center, nearly one-third of all school-age children are bullied annually which works out to be upwards of 13 million students. So it’s reassuring to know that at least in the Garden City Middle School, proactive measures are being taken to countermand this societal scourge that leaves psychological and oftentimes physical scars that last way beyond childhood. Thanks to reading teacher Kim Greenwald, an Anti-Bullying Club (ABC) was formed. Thanks to its advisor and 30 members, the ABC works at educating fellow students about bullying, its detrimental effects and ways to handle situations like these whether you are a victim or a bystander. The ABC’s work has been so effective that it was one of only four schools in New York State that was recently given a Promising Practices Award from the Character Education Partnership. It’s these kinds of socially conscious actions that more school districts need to become a part of rather than brushing bullying incidents under the rug and pretending that it’s just another phase of growing up.

-- Dave Gil de Rubio

 

Mayor's Report: August 22, 2013

Written by John J. Watras Thursday, 22 August 2013 00:00

New Initiative For Seventh Street - Friday Night Promenade

This program began last month and I am looking forward to seeing many residents and visitors as we continue to close Seventh Street, between Franklin and Hilton Avenues, each Friday evening, so that everyone can continue to enjoy the outdoor dining and live entertainment offered by local restaurants as well as shopping in the stores and shops who will remain open during the evening. I hope that you will make it a point to bring your family out to see all that is offered each Friday evening in the village.

Merchants Clean Up

The village has received quite a few complaints over the past few weeks regarding the amount of wrappers, waste, bottles and cans that are on Seventh Street. I would like to remind the merchants to be more careful in how they place their garbage for pickup. I would also like to ask the residents, visitors and shoppers to please dispose of their waste in the containers that are located along Seventh Street.

 

Editorial: A Decade Of Dominance

Thursday, 15 August 2013 00:00

Ten years is equal to 3,652.4 days. That is the amount of time that the Garden City High School Girls Swim Team has remained undefeated and in the process, won 100 consecutive dual meets. Think about that for a minute. The last time the Lady Trojans lost, George W. Bush was in his first term, Michael Phelps was three years away from winning his first gold medal and tweeting was something that birds did. It’s all thanks to Garden City High School alum and this year’s Female Coach of the Year, Anne Sullivan. As if her success with the gals wasn’t enough, Coach Sullivan also led the boys team to an undefeated season that found them nabbing their first County Championship since 1999. Dedication, an ironclad work ethic and discipline in the form of six day a week practices are just some of the ingredients this exemplary coach uses to attain these lofty heights. It’s also how the Lady Trojans set the record for the longest streak of any sport in school history, a record they are sure to add to come the 2013-14 swim season.

- Dave Gil de Rubio

 

Mayor's Report: August 15, 2013

Written by John J. Watras Thursday, 15 August 2013 00:00
New Initiative For Seventh Street - Friday Night Promenade

This program began last month and I am looking forward to seeing many residents and visitors as we continue to close Seventh Street, between Franklin and Hilton Avenues, each Friday evening, so that everyone can continue to enjoy the outdoor dining and live entertainment offered by local restaurants as well as shopping in the stores and shops who will remain open during the evening. I hope that you will make it a point to bring your family out to see all that is offered each Friday evening in the village.

Garden City Seeking New Members For The Special Police

The Garden City Special Police are comprised of residents who choose to give of their free time and energy by volunteering to help maintain the quality of life in Garden City. Their commitment to excellence and dedication to the community helps to give our village a higher level of safety and security to its residents.

 

Mayor's Report: August 7, 2013

Written by John J. Watras Thursday, 08 August 2013 00:00
Friday Night Promenade

This program began last month and I am looking forward to seeing many residents and visitors as we continue to close Seventh Street, between Franklin and Hilton Avenues, each Friday evening, so that everyone can continue to enjoy the outdoor dining and live entertainment offered by local restaurants as well as shopping in the stores and shops who will remain open during the evening. I hope that you will make it a point to bring your family out to see all that is offered each Friday evening in the village.

 

Editorial: Bon Appetit

Thursday, 08 August 2013 00:00

Oscar Wilde once said, “After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” If that’s the case, then my best advice would be to set up a date with your worst enemy to attend the next Chef’s Table event held at the Garden City Hotel. In a periodic dinner series that got kicked off last December, Executive Chef Michael Mandato and his team have arranged to prepare a five-star, multi-course meal that promises to not only sate your appetite, but enrapture the senses. In Betsy Abraham’s fine Garden City Life Weekend cover story, she describes being fortunate enough to sample delicacies like crab cake with chipotle aioli, Asian pulled short ribs, lobster bread pudding and Tahitian vanilla bean créme brulée. It’s all enough to want to make you want to ring up that obnoxious relative you dread seeing every Thanksgiving.

-- Dave Gil de Rubio

 

Editorial: Life Coach

Thursday, 01 August 2013 00:00

Nowadays, the notion of a scholar athlete has become somewhat of a joke given the stories of NCAA-level jocks with free rides who are later on found to be barely literate. Thankfully, the high standards that have made the Garden City Public School system such a nationally regarded curriculum have also been a bedrock part of the district’s athletic program. Much of the credit can rightfully be attributed to Athletic Director Nancy Kalafus and the coaches she oversees. Chief among these dedicated school employees is Reid Sclafani, who has had long-running success overseeing the girls golf team and the wrestling squad. And while Sclafani recently added Male Coach of the Year and Newsday’s 2013 Coach of the Year to his mantle thanks to achievements like yet another 10-0 record for the girls golf team to go with eight straight Nassau titles, 11 straight Conference II titles and 106 straight conference matches, he’s been equally effective as an educator. As one of the school’s most distinguished business education teachers, Reid and colleague Erin McKinstry, were named winners of the 2011-12 Gold Star Teacher Award. It’s this kind of balance that cleaves to the ancient Greek axiom of healthy mind in healthy body that amateur athletic programs on all levels would do well to cleave to more often.                    

- Dave Gil de Rubio

 

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