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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

The New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District is planning improvements to a district that has already seen much success in recent years. The school year has only just begun and the Board of Ed is already setting its sights on the future. 

 

At the Sept. 8 board of education meeting, Superintendent Robert Katulak’s monthly report outlined the major goals set for the district last month. While approved in August, the three goals were made available to the public this month and each target different areas for improvement throughout the district. 

 

The first goal deals with English Language Learners (ELL) within the student population. ELL students are those that speak a language other than English at home and score below proficient on assessments. 

Senator Jack Martins discussed education, business and drug use among other topics in a an exclusive interview with this newspaper and FiOS 1 News. He’s currently seeking re-election in November, being challenged by Democrat Adam Haber. Pointing to what he called “key legislation,” particularly the tax cap legislation passed in 2011 and prescription drug bill he helped shepherd to enactment, Martins feels New York State is on track to continue fiscal responsibility.

 

“In these last four years, we’ve had four balanced budgets, we’ve cut taxes working together, we have paid off debt, streamlined government, kept spending below 2 percent each one of those years,” Martins said.


Sports

Sewanhaka boys soccer coach Peter Burgess wasn’t sure how long his team’s playoff drought was when it was broken last season. 

 

“Somebody said it was 13 years,” said Burgess, whose entering his fourth year coaching varsity. “But I think it was five or six, I don’t know maybe longer.”

 

But one thing’s for certain, he wants to keep last year’s momentum going. 

 

The Indians, who started their season with a 3-0 loss at Hewlett, will aim for their second straight trip to the playoffs this year. 

The Sewanhaka Indians made their Nassau Conference II debut with a bang.  The Indians opened their season at home against the Calhoun Colts, unsure what to expect, as all they had ever seen of the Colts was one tape of a scrimmage. 

 

“It was nerve raking leading up to the game,” said Head Coach George Kasimatis. “We weren’t sure what to expect on offense or defense, you have to guess early on. “

 

But it didn’t take the Indians long to introduce themselves to the conference, as junior, Quarterback, Elijah Tracey broke a 75-yard run taking it the distance to put the Indians up early, which ended in a 27-7 rout of the Colts. 


Calendar

Town Zoning Meeting - September 17

Herricks Meeting - September 18

Bike Safety Day - September 21


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