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Village Board Of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, October 17

Andy Club Halloween Party

Wednesday, October 30

Supermarket Fun Night

Friday, November 1


Thursday, October 17

Village Board Of Trustees Meeting

The next board of trustees meeting will be taking place in the boardroom at village hall. Start time is 8 p.m.

I Do! I Do!

Friends of the Garden City Public Library will sponsor a free staging of the musical concert I Do! I Do! on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Garden City Public Library. The story revolves around two soul mates navigating the perils of life and is set to the strains of a tuneful score. It will be approximately 90 minutes with an intermission. Seating and parking is limited and on a first-come basis. No tickets are required. Please, NO buses. For directions, please call 516-742-8405 or visit www.gardencitypl.org


Tuesday, October 29

AARP Driver Safety Program

Registration begins in person Saturday, Oct. 19 at 9:30 a.m. at the reference desk of the Garden City Public Library for the AARP 55 Alive Defensive Driving Course. The course will be given 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration is limited to Garden City Library cardholders aged 50 and older and must be done in person with photo identification, proof of age (preferably a driver’s license), along with  the AARP membership card. A check in payment of $17 for AARP members and $19 for nonmembers for course materials must be made at the time of registration. Cash will not be accepted.


Wednesday, October 30

Andy Club Halloween Party

Attention all superheroes, princesses, goblins, fairy godmothers and ghosts: Garden City High School’s Andy Club will be holding its 6th Annual Halloween Party in the high school gymnasium on Oct. 30 from 4-6 p.m. for children in grades prekindergarten through fifth grade. There will be lots of games, prizes, and treats to be had for children accompanied by a parent. Admission is a suggested donation of $10, with all proceeds going to The Cancer Center at Winthrop Hospital.


Friday, November 1

Supermarket Fun Night

This annual event will be hed at the Stewart Manor School gymnasium starting at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. The $5 donation includes admission, two boards, chance at a door prize, coffee and dessert. No one under the age of 18 will be admitted.


Saturday, November 9

Book Sale

A bargain book sale will be held on from 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Garden City Public Library located at the corner of 60 Seventh St. and Hilton Ave. in Garden City. Come early for the best selection of hard and soft cover books. Just in time for the holidays will be great gift books and beautiful Christmas books as well as fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books. Friends of the Garden City Public Library will sponsor this sale with all proceeds to benefit the library. A half-price sale will take place from 2–4 p.m. For directions, please call the library at 516-742–8405 or visit www.gardencitypl.org


Wednesday, November 13

Book Discussion

Two of Adriana Trigiani’s Big Stone Gap novels, Big Stone Gap and Big Cherry Holler will be the selections for The Friends of The Garden City Public Library book discussion to be held on at 10 a.m. Gloria Weinrich will moderate this book discussion that will take place in the library’s small meeting room on the Lower Level and is limited to 20 participants. No registration is necessary. Copies of the book are available at the reference desk in the library. Ave Maria Mulligan, a 35-year-old self-proclaimed spinster who lives in the small town Big Stone Gap, discovers a skeleton in her family’s formerly tidy closet that completely unravels her quiet, conventional life. In Big Stone Gap, Ave Maria is suddenly fielding marriage proposals and planning the trip of a lifetime to Italy. In Big Cherry Holler, her story continues eight years later when her marriage is at a crossroads and she is faced with the decision of a lifetime. Adriana Trigiani’s novels are full of humor, romance, wisdom, and drama.


Sunday, December 8

Mozart’s Requiem

The Waldorf Choral Society’s 40th Anniversary concert will feature soloists, chorus and orchestra along with George V. Rose conducting his final performance before retiring. This performance will be at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, 50 Cathedral Avenue in Garden City. Adults $20 Students/Senior Citizens $18 Children under 12- $5. For more information please call 516-747-4457.


Upcoming Events

Defensive Driving Courses

Six-hour course conducted by the AAA NY in the Garden City office located at 229 7th St. Save money; reduce violation points; sharpen skills. The cost is $39 for AAA members; $32 Plus/Premier members; $32 members 60 and older; $32 members 16-24 years old; $49 nonmembers; special group rates available. Dates and rates subject to change. Online class available. Visit AAA.com/DefensiveDriving. Reservations required. Call 516-873-2381. The following dates are offered:

October 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

October 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

October 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

October 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Nov. 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Nov. 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Nov. 12 & 13 from 6:15 to 9:15 p.m.

Nov. 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Nov. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Nov. 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Nov. 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Nov. 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Ongoing Events

Pick Those Pumpkins

Daily through Halloween, Oct. 31, a field of orange will cover the grounds of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau (UUCCN) at the corner of Nassau Boulevard and Stewart Avenue when pumpkins from a New Mexico Navajo reservation are delivered. The sale is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Homemade baked goods will also be available for purchase. Close to 6,000 pumpkins in various shapes and sizes as well as some variety pumpkins, gourds, and decorative corn are expected. Pumpkins grown in a dry climate tend to last longer than those grown in eastern United States. You are welcome to come to take pictures, wander through the pumpkin patch and purchase a pumpkin if you wish. Admission is free. Anyone wishing to volunteer to help unload pumpkins from the truck is welcome and appreciated, please come by on Oct. 19 between 9 and 11 a.m. This is a perfect time for teens to earn volunteer credits. For more information, please call 516-248-8855.

Furniture Needed

The A.T.Stewart Exchange Consignment Shop at 109 Eleventh St. in Garden City is looking for furniture to add to its inventory. The shop can use cocktail tables, end tables, consoles, chairs of all types, dressers, dining room tables, breakfronts, servers, secretaries, mirrors, etc….it’s all in demand. If you have a particularly large piece, take a picture and show it to Maryann Caterino at the shop (516-746-8900). Consignees are paid 50 percent of the selling price. There is ample parking and the shop is conveniently located on the lower level of The Garden City Historical Society Museum. All proceeds from the A.T.Stewart Consignment Shop go towards the maintenance and upkeep of the Garden City Historical Society Museum, an original 1872 A.T.Stewart era Apostle Victorian structure.


Ongoing Programs

Monthly Cancer Support Group

Franklin Hospital’s cancer support group meets in the former coffee shop at North Shore LIJ Franklin Hospital in Valley Stream. The group regularly meets the first Monday of every month from 2 to 4 p.m. It is open to all cancer survivors, including family members and is ideal for people who need someone to talk to about the illness. Discussions include new medicines and treatments, advice on how to cope and also provides emotional support. Additional information about the monthly meetings, or those seeking assistance and information concerning cancer are urged to contact group advisors Anna Rossetti at 516-256-6025 or Meg Wehrum, RN at 516-256-6478.

News

April 19 fundraiser to be

held for baby with rare disease

Tom Onorato, the nephew and office manager of Dr. Joseph Onorato Garden City practice All Island Dermatology Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, recently celebrated the birth of a baby boy with his wife Melissa. Both were thrilled when Thomas Kevin Onorato came into the world on September 10, 2013. Despite being born five weeks early, baby Thomas managed to surprise his parents with his indomitable spirit and was sent home with a clean bill of health. A mere four days later began the fight for Thomas’ life.

Stewart Manor budget, mayor’s salary increase

At a time when municipalities are grappling with keeping expenditures down, the Village of Stewart Manor saw not only its 2014-15 operating budget increase, but its mayor’s salary. At a meeting of the board of trustees held on Monday, April, 8, Stewart Manor adopted a budget of $2,418,548.03, a 1.4 percent increase over the previous year. In addition, the board approved a raise of $1,000 for Mayor Gerard Tangredi, bringing his salary to $3,000. The salaries for trustees John Egan, M. Carole Schafenberg, and William Grogan are set at $2,000 each. Deputy Mayor Michael Onorato has declined his stipend.

Salaries and benefits make up 42 percent of the total budget. According to the state comptroller, it’s acceptable for that number to be as high as 65 percent. The total costs of salaries and benefits have actually decreased by around 5 percent from the previous year’s adopted budget.  


Sports

Easter Egg Hunt For Pre-K To Grade 5

The Garden City Recreation Department is once again sponsoring the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19 at Community Park’s fields. This Year Three hunt will be held at 10 a.m. sharp with three age divisions: preschool to kindergarten, grades 1 and 2; and grades 3 to 5.

Special eggs will be stuffed and hidden for all divisions. Each hunt will also feature a grand prize (an Easter basket filled with goodies) which will go to the youngster who finds the egg marked “#1 Lucky Egg.” For further information about the hunt, please call the recreation department at 516-465-4075.

Commitment at Kellenberg

Garden City residents continue to excel while participating in the athletic program over at Uniondale’s Kellenberg Memorial High School.

Each season, coaches of Kellenberg sports pick one player from their squad who has demonstrated remarkable commitment to the team through their hard work at practice and in competition.

The Village of Garden City has a long history of residents who've excelled both on the academic and athletic side of the ledger at Kellenberg. This time around, seniors Kelly O’Donnell (varsity cheerleading), Stacy Madelmayer (varsity girls basketball) and Bryan Salecker (swimming and diving team) have all been awarded the Commitment Award for their outstanding efforts, devotion, hard work and commitment to their respective teams.


Calendar

Dinner & A Movie: In Transition 2.0

Thursday, April 17

School Budget Meeting

Wednesday, April 23

Judi Mark One-woman Show At Library

Thursday, April 24



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