While Apple Computers seems to have the market cornered on product and store launches, competitor Microsoft has proven to be no slouch. On Saturday, June 21,
the Washington State-based multinational corporation opened its 98th retail store, in Roosevelt Field mall near the Bloomingdale’s wing.
The store’s grand opening created quite a commotion throughout the Long Island community, resulting in long lines around the store from the moment the mall opened.
Summer is officially here, but the work of the board of trustees rolls on. The board held its monthly meeting in village hall on June 19, and here’s a sampling of what was discussed:
Resident Christine Mulaney, representing the Eastern Property Owners Association, is asking the village to re-examine its policies in regard to preserving the historical look of certain neighborhoods. The association is concerned with the number of homes being built to the maximum allowable size not requiring a variance.
This playful pup seeks a new friend of the “outdoorsy” type to accompany him on long walks. He has begun basic obedience training at the shelter and so far has proven to be an “A” student. Hutch is friendly, gets along well with other dogs, and is eager to learn; he needs an experienced companion dedicated to continue his training.
Residents are reminded that there will be no garbage or recycling pickup on Friday, July 4.
Western half of village
(west of Rockaway Ave.)
Garbage: Monday & Thursday
Eastern half of village
(east of Rockaway Ave.)
Garbage Tuesday & Saturday
Residents scheduled for recycling Friday July 4, are asked to put their recyclables out on Friday, July 11.
Some families have weekly dinners, or go on yearly vacations. Other families run a business together. When it comes to Milena’s Garden Center and Garden City’s Basso Family, it’s the latter.
When John Basso was 18, he emigrated from Argentina found an old house on Jericho Turnpike in New Hyde Park, and turned it into a nursery in April 1997. He named his business after his daughter, Milena. Flowers are associated with femininity, he feels, so the name was a perfect fit for his nursery.
To the delight of its members, the Stewart Manor Pool opened for the season on Friday, June 13. The ominous-looking clouds that hovered to the north and west were no match for the cheerful crowd that lined up in the parking lot prior to the pool’s 4 p.m. opening. It’s become tradition in Stewart Manor to line up long before the gate opens in an attempt to claim the coveted honor of being the first to jump into the pool each new season.
A family had fun playing with bubbles at the Garden City Public Library’s table at the Belmont Festival. The Library offered the community games, prizes, raffles, a guessing game, and information about the library at the festival, which was held Friday, June 6 on Seventh Street in Garden City.
Last month, New Ground held its 19th Annual Golf Outing and Dinner at Garden City’s Cherry Valley Club. New Ground proudly honored Mitchell Pally, who serves as the chief executive officer of the Long Island Builders Institute (LIBI). Pally was recognized by New Ground for his ongoing efforts to make Long Island a better place to work and live. All those in attendance enjoyed a beautiful spring day, brunch, golf, competition on the course, cocktail hour, Chinese auction and dinner. Participation in the outing helped to raise much needed funds. Proceeds from event will benefit homeless families and veterans in New Ground’s Long Term Housing Program.
Hempstead Town Receiver of Taxes Dan Clavin (left) and Councilman Ed Ambrosino (2nd left) recently attended the 12th Annual Garden City Chamber of Commerce Pineapple Ball held at the Garden City Hotel. Pictured from left to right are Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin, Councilman Ed Ambrosino, Garden City Village Mayor John J. Watras, Nassau County Legislator Laura Schaefer, and New York Police Chief Benevolent Association Executive Director Bruce Blakeman.
Each year, Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy has the opportunity to nominate outstanding local students to attend the U.S. Military Service Academies. This year, 11 students nominated by the Congresswoman received offers of appointments to one of the Service Academies—the Merchant Marine Academy, the Air Force Academy, the Naval Academy or the Military Academy at West Point. One of these students, Garden City’s Michael Cassano, will graduate from Garden City High School this month and will be attending the U.S. Naval Academy.
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