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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

Stewart Manor Fire Department to host open house

You hear the horn sound multiple times a day, around the clock, but did you ever wonder what happens during the critical moments after a distress call is made to the firehouse? Who are the volunteers who are stopped in their tracks at the sound of that horn and dash off to help a neighbor in need? You’d be surprised to learn that it could be the gentleman you see walking his dog after work in the evenings, the woman you see standing at the bus stop with her children every morning, or even the young man you used to see playing with his friends in front of your house.

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.


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

Going To The Birds (Sanctuary)

Saturday, April 26

Nassau Coaches Meet

Saturday, April 26

Making A Beautiful Noise

Friday, May 2



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