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Long Island Karate Students Brave Black Belt Tests

Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness in Williston Park conducted their Black Belt Preparation test.

Charles Water’s Karate & Fitness is a full-time, professional martial arts school, with classes for children, adults and teenagers.  The school is the only one on Long Island that also offers Karatatot, the only program specifically designed for children 4 1/2 to 6 years of age.

Black Belt Preparation is a system of evaluation to determine whether a student is prepared and ready for the next promotion.

Those students were:

From Manhasset:  Luke Bakshandeh

From New Hyde Park: Danielle Albanese, Noelle Becker, Hunter Bryant, Morgan Bryant, Nicholas Castelli, Jenna Cronin, Alex DeMarco, Brian O’Regan and Jesmine Romanelli.

From East Meadow: Sal Ballato and Chris Ballato.

From East Hills:  Anthony Barisano and Daniella Barisano.

From Laurel Hollow:  Robert Becker

From Garden City:  Michael Bereswill, Joseph Bereswill, Dean Van Noy and Thomas Van Noy.

From Roslyn:  Michael Ross

From Roslyn Heights:  Robert Berman, Krish Budhrani and Chelsea Wolgel.

From Mineola:  Theodore Bischoff and Jason Maglione.

From East Williston:  Alexandra Boubour, Robert Boubour and Sarah Frey.

From Williston Park:  Samantha Dimilia and Chris Hembach .

Old Westbury:  Eric Chu, Arvin Jadonath and Daven Jadonath.

From East Hills:  Emily Frank.

From Manhasset Hills:  Daniel Garcia and Nicole Garcia.

From Carle Place: Adam Kwarren.

News

Donald Barrick, Life’s WORC Board Chairman announced that Janet Koch has been hired as the new Executive Director of Life’s WORC, a Garden City-based 501(c) (3) not-for-profit corporation. Koch assumes this leadership responsibility as Peter Smergut retires after 20 years in this position. After a thorough and extensive executive search process, the Life’s WORC Board is confident Koch has the vision and skills consistent with the needs of the organization. She will assume her position as executive director on Monday, Nov. 3.

Lots to buy at Resurrection’s Christmas Fair

Holiday shopping at Resurrection’s Christmas Fair combines fine quality, handmade gift items at reasonable prices. Members of Resurrection Lutheran Church have worked all year to create Christmas decorations, ornaments, and gift items. Beautiful table runners, scarves, hats, baby quilts, doll clothes for 18-inch dolls, and hand-painted wooden items are affordably priced to suit any budget. Find unique gifts for that special someone. Other displays feature jewelry, toys, books, games, baked goods, and treasures at the White Elephant Sale.

Net proceeds go to support mission work at Resurrection and The Life. Additional funding is awarded through Care Abounds in Communities, of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.


Sports

Reminder

With the fall sports season upon us, the department of recreation and parks would like to remind all residents that pets are not allowed in any neighborhood parks, Community Park, or St. Paul’s fields. Non compliance with this rule will result in the issuance of appearance tickets.

Register For The Online Registration Option

Garden City’s Department of Recreation and Parks will offer the option of online registration with credit card payment beginning with its winter programs in early December.

In order for a family to use the online registration option, the family will first need to visit the recreation and parks office at 108 Rockaway Ave. to verify residency and their family information and receive their password.  A list of instructions as to how to use the website will be included.

Stretching tips for the high school athlete

Prior to the start of high school running season, Garden City’s Physical Therapy Options (PTO) had an opportunity to provide a presentation to members of Sacred Heart Academy’s cross country team. Team members gathered at Garden City’s New York Running Company to learn strategies and tips for a successful fall season.

PTO staff members Dr. Meghan Goetz, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and PTO Aide Mike Murphy discussed the importance of stretching to prevent injury and provided strategies and tips for success for the high school runner.


Calendar

 Murder, Madness & Poe

Thursday, October 30

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, November 3

Manhasset Comes To Garden City

Through November 25



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