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A World For Your Gardening Needs

After a very long winter, spring time is finally here and it’s time to get all of your gardening needs in. Whether you’re looking for gardening supplies, annual perennials or shrubs or bird food and pool cleaning agents, Garden World in Franklin Square is your place.

 

“I go there for everything,” says Mary Channix of New Hyde Park. “It has all my gardening needs and is just a short drive away. I’ll be going next week to get more stuff to have the garden ready to go.”

 

In business since 1959, Garden World offers everything the average gardener needs to keep their lawn green and their outside property looking clean.

“We’ve been in business since 1959, serving and working with the community for all of their gardening needs,” said store owner Chris Leicht. “Our gardening center is one of the largest in Nassau County.”

 

Located on Franklin Avenue, Garden World offers typical gardening supplies such as fertilizer and topsoil bags, hand rakes, wheelbarrows, snipping tools and weed removers. Home décor items are for sale including lawn statues, ornaments and decorative picture hangs.

 

“The selection at the shop is second to none,” said Channix. “I really enjoy shopping there when it gets warm out. They have a great setup and the workers know more than just what is in each spot in the store.”

 

Propane gas tanks for barbecues as well as grilling tools and other accessories are also for sale.

 

“We are the complete super garden center,” said Leicht. “We are located on a two and a half acres space and recently renovated our store to include a new glass greenhouse.”

 

The new greenhouse has a huge variety of indoor potted plants which make great gifts for people’s homes or offices. Some of the plants to choose from include orchids, bonsai, cyclamen, and depending on the season, tulips, mums or poinsettias. With the Easter

holiday upon us, the most popular items are Easter plants such as lilies.

 

In the greenhouse you will also find plant care accessories such as plant foods, potting soils, watering cans, plant hardware and lights and fixtures.

 

“We are more than just pots and plants,” said Leicht. “We also offer lawn mower and small engine
repair too.”

 

Leicht said that now that the spring season is here, more people are out shopping for gardening supplies and tools and shopping for colorful plants and shrubs.

 

“In the past few weeks we have definitely seen an upswing in people stopping by. We start seeing those familiar faces that come to our store when the weather starts to get warm.”

 

Current sales on items include three for $5 on forty pound bags of topsoil and other regular weekly specials to help the gardener save money. 

 

“Our mantra is that we offer the best quality service and integrity to our customers and that we want to continue to service and work with the community for a long time to come,” said Leicht.

 

Garden World has two locations, one in Franklin Square and in Flushing, Queens at 197-23 47th Avenue. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday. For more information, call 516-437-2030

News

New Hyde Park Village trustee Donald Barbieri contends helicopters are still flying right over New Hyde Park and other residential parts of the north shore, harming citizens and the town with excessive and unlawful aircraft noise. In spite of what federal law says and in spite of what a federal court says, the noise levels are still an issue.

 

Barbieri drafted a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration, apprising the entity of New Hyde Park’s situation. The FAA did not return calls for comment.

Operation Main Street, a plan that would see a section of Jericho Turnpike in New Hyde Park revamped with traffic calming features and aesthetic updates, is finally in the home stretch, New Hyde Park village officials say. Village contractor J. Anthony Enterprises will be putting the finishing touches on the $1.46 million project this week.

 

“It’s all but finished,” trustee Donald Barbieri said. “Honestly, I feel good. It’s looking solid. It took forever to get it done. They’re going to put more benches in and plantings; striping the road.”

 

New Hyde Park’s department of public works will maintain the planters and medians installed for the project. Twenty-five potted plants were recently installed along the turnpike, officials stated. More than 10 benches will be available on the turnpike.


Sports

 Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Avenue in Williston Park recently received belt promotions after successfully completing a series of extensive exams.

 

“Our goal at Charles Water Karate & Fitness is to facilitate mental growth enabling our students to reach their highest potential as human beings,” says 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.”

Runners and walkers from New Hyde Park are invited to join in the fun on one of the most unusual 5K courses on Long Island at the Saturday, Aug. 9 Sands Point Sprint.

 

 The run presents the Long Island running community with an opportunity to traverse a unique combination of paved paths and runner-friendly woodland trails at the Sands Point Preserve. 

 

The August 2013 edition of the Sands Point Sprint attracted 313 finishers, including top New Hyde Park finishers Michael Ringel, who scored first in the 11-14 age group and Dave Frisone, who earned first place honors in the 65-69 age group. Race organizers are looking for both Ringel and Frisone, and a host of other New Hyde Park runners, to be back next week.


Calendar

Literary Club - July 30

Boot Camp - August 2

Six Gun Concert - August 3 


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com