Written by Illustrated News Staff Friday, 25 October 2013 00:00
Residents For A More Beautiful Garden City Park is hosting a presentation from the Sewanhaka Central High School District on the proposed bond referendum on Nov. 12 at 7:15 p.m. at the Garden City Park School on Central Ave. The vote is on Wednesday, Dec. 4.
This bond referendum is to address the needs for all five high schools and their grounds through out the district. There will be an opportunity for questions from the community to address the representative from the school district after a PowerPoint presentation.
Residents For A More Beautiful Garden City Park is also working on the holiday decorations for the community. Anthony Colon (Tony) and Eric Rudd are working to get this project completed. In the past, the community has been in the dark with holiday decorations on Jericho Turnpike. Colon and Rudd have been in touch with the town and have seen the 30-pole decoration sitting in the basement at the highway department.
These holiday decorations were purchased back in 2010 by the Town of North Hempstead for the community. Colon and Rudd are working with the Town of North Hempstead and the Garden City Park Civic Association to get these holiday decorations on the poles along Jericho Turnpike this coming holiday.
Colon is also working on a community Christmas tree lighting event. He who heads the Holiday Decorating Committee and is looking for volunteers and merchant donations.
Residents For A More Beautiful Garden City Park is also planning a night with the local town councilmen on Nov. 12, but will schedule the winner after Election Day. Incumbent Councilman Angelo Ferrara will face-off against Democratic challenger Sid Nathan.
Last Updated (Monday, 29 November 1999 19:00) Wednesday, 11 December 2013 00:00
Sewanhaka Central High School District voters rejected a $99.5 million bond on Wednesday, Dec. 4 that would have funded extensive repairs and upgrades to the district’s five high schools. District residents voted against the plan, 2,705-2,412.
Forty percent of the bond would have been covered by state aid. The bond would have cost every taxpayer $144.26 annually.
“There’s not a whole lot you can say at this point,” said Joan Romagnoli, the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park representative on the Sewanhaka school board. “I’m disappointed. The administration worked tirelessly. Their outreach in the community was solid.”
Last Updated (Wednesday, 04 December 2013 14:08) Saturday, 07 December 2013 00:00
The first-grade classes at Hillside Grade School recently held its Thanksgiving Feast. The students made “apple turkeys,” recited poetry, sang songs, and made butter for their corn muffins. During class, they learned about the first Thanksgiving and how children long ago lived.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Avenue in Williston Park recently participated in the studios 33nd Black Belt Graduation.
“Our goal at Charles Water’s Karate & Fitness is to facilitate mental growth enabling our students to reach their highest potential as human beings,” says Grandmaster Charles Water owner and director of the school. “Our studio teaches students how to defend themselves responsibly while instilling self-confidence, self-discipline and respect for others.”
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
The foundation for character building and success starts at home. The schools and role models that impact your child’s life assist in reinforcing the aspirations that you have for your child’s development and future.
Children learn this is Karatatot, a unique program offered by Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Avenue in Williston Park. Karatatot is a combination of exercise and karate in a format specifically designed for children ages 4½ and up. In a fun filled and nurturing setting your children learn concentration, discipline, respect, as well as an understanding of self defense at his or her own level. Children learn child safety and stranger training. They are becoming better students at school and better listeners at home.