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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

The Senior Advisory Committee is the Senior group that helps plan trips, parties, and programs for all seniors in cooperation with the recreation and parks department. It consists of: Kathy Auro, Richard Bankowsky, Evelyn Iagrossi, Joe Leto, Ellen Moynahan, and Gloria Weinrich. Please feel free to suggest trips to anyone on the committee.

Preparedness is the best remedy for Ebola

Winthrop University Hospital hosted a presentation on the current Ebola epidemic, at the Garden City Library, on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Sponsored by the village’s Property Owners’ Associations, John F. Collins, president and CEO of Winthrop University Hospital and Dr. Michael Ammazzalorso, Winthrop’s Chief Medical Officer provided an overview of the disease along with an update on Winthrop’s preparedness plan.

Dr. Ammazzalorso began his presentation heeding that despite the waning in the press, the disease is still with us. He provided both historical and current day perspectives regarding the epidemic, advising that Ebola is not a new disease. The medical community has been aware of the disease for at least 40 years. Originating in the Congo, Ebola is a zoonosis a disease which has its reservoir in animals and was known for small sporadic outbreaks associated with people who handled bats and rodents or those who consumed bush meat. The current outbreak originated in West Africa, specifically Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. He noted in Africa that more than 45,000 people have died from the disease.


Sports

Learn And Play Paddle Tennis

The recreation and parks department will offer beginner level platform tennis lessons at Community Park’s Platform Courts. This five-week course will offer the basic instruction and will be taught by certified platform instructor Sue Tarzian. Each class will be 1.5 hours in length. The cost of this program is $187.50. Classes began the week of Nov. 5. The following classes will be offered:

Beginners - Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Advanced Beginners – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

This program is for beginners only and participants must be Garden City residents. To register, visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Learn And Play Paddle Tennis

The recreation and parks department will offer beginner level platform tennis lessons at Community Park’s Platform Courts. This five-week course will offer the basic instruction and will be taught by certified platform instructor Sue Tarzian. Each class will be 1.5 hours in length. The cost of this program is $187.50. Classes begin the week of Nov. 5. The following classes will be offered:

Beginners - Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Advanced Beginners – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

This program is for beginners only and participants must be Garden City residents. To register, please visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave. Space is limited so please register early.


Calendar

Sultans of String to play

Friday, November 21

Garden City Chamber Music Society Performance

Sunday, November 23

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, November 24



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