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Obituary: Dorothy Stanton Outlaw

Dorothy Stanton Outlaw died on May 15 at age 94. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Dorothy worked as an overseas telephone operator during World War II. She moved to Floral Park with her husband, John Marshall Outlaw, in 1952. Mother to three children, Dorothy loved reading books, was active as a Cub Scout Den mother and later in life became an accomplished oil painter. Sometime after her husband’s death in 2003, she moved to Garden City, where she much enjoyed gathering with friends at Lord & Taylor for lunch. She was also a big fan of Sweeney’s Uptown Grill, Minado’s Japanese Seafood Buffet in Carle Place and the Jolly Fisherman in Roslyn.

Dorothy was 100 percent Irish and took special pride in her cousins who were New York City Police and fire department members. Her son Wade Outlaw died in 2007. She is survived by her daughter Keddy Ann Outlaw-Johnson, son-in-law Tom Johnson and son Christopher Outlaw, daughter-in-law Judy Outlaw, as well as grandchildren Chris Lee Outlaw, Kate Outlaw, Cody Outlaw and Jesse Outlaw. Dorothy loved to socialize and had many friends at Cherry Valley Apartments in Garden City. She spent the last year of her life in Fredonia, NY, under the care of her family and many kind members of the local hospice team. A memorial mass will be held at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Garden City on June 8,. Donations in her memory may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.

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

High School Jazz Class Added To Dance Conservatory

Dance Conservatory Director Felicia Lovaglio has decided to add a jazz class for students in 9th through 12th grades who are residents of the Incorporated Village of Garden City. This 55-minute class will be held on Saturdays at 4 p.m. beginning on Saturday, Nov. 8. The cost of this 20-week class will be $200. Preregistration is necessary by visiting the recreation and parks office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Adult Dance Performance Group Now Registering

The recreation and parks department offers an adult dance group that works on jazz and contemporary moves and leads up to a performance in a Dance Company Showcase. Whether you are a beginner dance student or someone who danced as a child and would like to try again, this program will help you achieve your goals. Classes will be held on Saturday mornings beginning Saturday, Nov. 8. Each class is 55 minutes long and the session will run through May. The cost of this program will be $220.  

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.


Calendar

 Murder, Madness & Poe

Thursday, October 30

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, November 3

Manhasset Comes To Garden City

Through November 25



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

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Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com