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Garden City Recreation & Parks Department News: October 31, 2013

Thursday, 31 October 2013 00:00

From the Garden City Recreation Department

US Sports Institute Programs For Election, Veterans’ Days

The recreation and parks department has asked US Sports Institute to run programs on Election and Veterans’ Days. The following programs will be offered at St. Paul’s:

Program, Date, Time, Age, Amount, Code

First Play Soccer Nov. 5, 9 to 12:30 p.m. 5-12 $39 WC18708

Premier Play Soccer Nov.  5, 9 to 12:30 p.m. 7-14 $39 TA19709

 

Teeing Off For Scholarships

Written by Ed Rotondo, gardencity@antonnews.com Thursday, 24 October 2013 00:00

Centennial Soccer Club hosts Annual Golf Classic

The Garden City Centennials held their 3rd Annual Golf Classic to help support the annual scholarships that are handed out to high school seniors that have competed in the Centennial Programs for at least five years including participation in Intramurals, Travel, Referees, and/or TOPSoccer. The scholarship winners are chosen based on commitment to soccer, an essay about lessons learned in sportsmanship, community service, recommendations and academic achievement.

 

Putting A Face On Bipolarism

Written by Garden City Life Staff, gardencity@antonnews.com Thursday, 24 October 2013 00:00

High school students learn about mental health

Students attenting health education classes at Garden City High School listened intently as Hakeem Rahim from the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) shared his personal journey with  mental health issues during his recent presentation, “Let’s Talk Mental Illness.”

Hakeem was the first African-American male valedictorian in Uniondale High School. During his freshman year at Harvard University, he experienced his first anxiety attack, and his struggle with mental health issues began. Ultimately, Rahim graduated cum laude from Harvard and continued on to achieve a Masters of Education from Teacher’s College, Columbia University.

 

Trojans Mid-Term Report

Written by Ed Rotondo, gardencity@antonnews.com Thursday, 17 October 2013 00:00

Football team ends first half

with worst home loss in 33 years

After four games the Garden City Trojans are sitting in second place with a 3-1 record and Coach Tom Flatley is looking to get the most out of his re-tooled roster after last year’s Long Island Championship. The Trojans have had their ups and downs this season with two dominating performances, an overtime thriller and a stinker.

The Trojans opened the season with a crushing 58-7 beating of Calhoun. The game featured a record breaking kick-off return of 99 yards by Brian Haeffner. In a game that Garden City dominated on the ground with 368 yards, they were led by Tim Schmelzinger’s 103 yards and a TD, Danny Miller’s 93 yards and three touchdowns to go along with 84 yards and a touchdown by Haeffner.   

 

Garden City Recreation & Parks Department News: October 17, 2013

Thursday, 17 October 2013 00:00

Platform Tennis Lessons For The Beginner

The recreation department is happy to announce platform tennis lessons for the beginner player at the Community Park platform tennis courts. All beginner residents are invited to sign up and learn the basics of platform tennis. Classes will be taught by certified platform tennis instructor Sue Tarzian. The hour-long lesson (11 a.m.– noon) will be conducted for six weeks beginning Tuesday, Oct. 22 and costs $120. For further information on this program, please call the Community Park clubhouse at 516-483-2525.

 

Getting In The Huddle

Written by Dave Gil de Rubio, dgilderubio@antonnews.com Thursday, 10 October 2013 00:00

Super Bowl interactive caravan

to appear at Homecoming

When MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ hosts Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2, 2014, the Village of Garden City will have already gotten a taste of what’s arguably our greatest secular holiday courtesy of the Huddle Shuttle. Given the fact that the Super Bowl is being held in a cold weather locale in arguably the largest television market for the first and likely only time ever, the Super Bowl 2014 Host Committee chose to spring for a four-truck caravan measuring 100 feet long by 80 feet wide filled with memorabilia and exhibits that includes the Vince Lombardi Trophy under glass. Attendees will also be able to participate in a number of interactive, combine-like activities that include tests for agility, throwing accuracy and vertical leaping. Having been on the road since the middle of September with the goal being to visit 48 sites--24 in New York and 24 in New Jersey--the Huddle Shuttle will be pulling into Garden City on Saturday, Oct. 26, which also happens to be the same day that the Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual 7th Street Fall Fair and when Garden City High School has its Homecoming. And these are exactly the kinds of community events that host committee president Alfred E. Kelly, Jr. sees the Join the Huddle Tour meshing with perfectly.

 

Garden City Recreation & Parks Department News: October 10, 2013

Thursday, 10 October 2013 00:00
After School Program – Bricks4kidz

The Bricks4Kidz Lego program was a big hit this summer so the recreation office is sponsoring it again as an after school program this fall. Bricks 4 Kidz teachers are trained to lead a discussion related to that day’s model, using materials designed by educators to teach concepts across a variety of subject areas. Kids will learn about everything from gears, torque and friction, to geography, space exploration, weather and more. Working with a partner, kids experience the hands-on fun of model building, from concept to completion. All models are designed by Bricks 4 Kidz model designers, so you won’t find them on the shelves of your local toy store.

 

Call To The Bullpen

Written by Ed Rotondo, gardencity@antonnews.com Thursday, 03 October 2013 00:00

Pitcher Matt Daley

makes relief debut with

New York Yankees

Late afternoon on Friday, Sept 6, local Facebook, Twitter and email accounts, as well as old-fashioned phone lines, were abuzz as word spread that Garden City’s Matt Daley was promoted to the New York Yankees. Daley has been with the Yankees all season, albeit in their minor league system, after a 2012 year rehabbing from shoulder surgery with the Yanks.  

 

General Upheaval

Written by Vinny Messana, gardencity@antonnews.com Wednesday, 02 October 2013 08:51

Trojans win

OT thriller

on field goal

The reigning Long Island Champion Garden City Trojans narrowly defeated MacArthur Generals 10-7 in overtime on a 32-yard field goal by Gerard Smith. The Trojans erased a 7-0 deficit on a three-yard TD run by QB Brett Stewart with under a minute remaining in the game.  

“The kids fought hard and came back,” said Head Coach Tom Flatley. “We work like heck during the week,” he added.

 

Racing To The Top

Written by Gregory Giaconelli, editorial@antonnews.com Thursday, 26 September 2013 00:00

The Adelphi Cross Country team started off the season in a flash. Both the men’s and women’s teams finished in first place at the St John’s/Hofstra Fall Cross Country Festival on Sept. 7 in Oakdale, NY. The featured individual winners were junior Nick Filippazzo for the men and senior Elizabeth Eickelberg for the women.

Last season, the women’s team finished second in both the Northeast-10 and in the NCAA East Region; they also qualified for the NCAA Championships for the first time in 10 years. This was an improvement from the year before where they finished seventh and sixth, respectively. As for the men, they had an individual male who qualified for NCAAs in Andrew Coelho; he earned his second All-American honors, while the men’s team finished in fifth in the NE-10 and sixth in NCAA Regional.

 

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