Written by Gary Simeone Friday, 25 April 2014 00:00
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
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
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The debate over New York State Common Core standards continues, with students from local school districts showing a mild resistance to the exams.
According to the New York State Allies for Public Education, 39 students in the Herricks School District opted out of the English exam, while 74 did not take the math test. For the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District, 17 students did not take the English test while 18 refused to take the math test.
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At the Oct. 17 meeting of the Herricks Board of Education, Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Bierwirth discussed the recent investigation of students who have been illegally attending school in the Herricks School District, despite living in outer areas. Bierwirth said that 14 prospective cases were investigated and eight students were forced to leave the district.
Board of Education President James Gounaris said weeding out students who are attending school in Herricks under false pretenses is boiled down to one fact: it takes away valuable resources from the children of tax-paying members of the community.
Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:00
The Sewanhaka Indians varsity football team hosted Elmont Spartans on Saturday, Oct. 18 in its final home game of the regular season.
It certainly did not go as the Indians had hoped, falling 18-8, in a mistake filled game. Head coach George Kasimatis said the Indians had their chances, but kept digging themselves into a hole with mental mistakes on both sides of the ball.
Playing from behind, senior running back Brenton Mighty was able to break free for a long touchdown run, to put the Indians on the board.
Thursday, 16 October 2014 00:00
Sewanhaka Indians Head football coach George Kasimatis told his team to expect a dogfight in this weeks game against the New Hyde Park Gladiators, and he was right after its 35-21 victory last week.
“All the kids know each other really well, it’s always competitive when we play each other,” he said.