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Garden City Athletes Recognized For Efforts

Written by Garden City Life Staff, Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:29

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.


Mauling The Competition

Written by Gregory Giaconelli, Thursday, 10 April 2014 10:51

Lady Panthers

start season 7-0

The number two ranked Adelphi Panthers Women’s Lacrosse team has gotten off to a fast start to their 2014 season and show no signs of slowing down. Head Coach Rob Grella, entering his third season at the helm, has led his team to an impressive 7-0 record to kick off their campaign. Six of the Panther’s first seven games have been won in commanding fashion in which they have outscored the opposition by a staggering margin of 122-14.

Last season, the Panthers continued their tradition of playing hard and fighting off tough challenges. They would finish the 2013 season with an impressive 11-1 record within the Northeast Ten Conference and overall at 18-3, making it to their fourth consecutive trip to the NE-10 Conference Championship where they eventually lost to Le Moyne.

Garden City Recreation & Parks Department News: April 10, 2014

Thursday, 10 April 2014 11:16
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 hunts 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.


Soaring Wings Are All Stars

Thursday, 03 April 2014 09:58

Congratulations to Joe Giarraputo (right) and John White (left) of the Garden City Wings Ice hockey team. Giarraputo and White recently participated as representatives of the Town of Hempstead in the 2014 Nassau County All Star Game.


Garden City Recreation & Parks Department News: April 3, 2014

Thursday, 03 April 2014 10:45
Platform Tennis

The Recreation and Parks Department will offer beginner level platform tennis lessons at Community Park’s platform courts on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. This six-week course will offer the basic instruction and will be taught by our certified platform instructor Sue Tarzian. Each class will be 1.5 hours in length. The cost of this program is $225. Classes begin on April 9. This program is for beginners only and participants must be Garden City residents.

It’s Time To Register For Roller Hockey

It is time to register for spring roller hockey. Whether you played in the past or looking to get involved, there is no better time to sign up and experience all the fun. All programs take place at the roller rink located at Community Park.


Garden City Recreation & Parks Department News: March 27, 2014

Thursday, 27 March 2014 10:29

U.S. Sports Institute “Parent And Child” Classes

The US Sports Institute’s Parent & Me Sports Squirts programs have been designed to introduce children aged 2-3 years old to a variety of sports, games and group activities, all with the help of Mom and/or Dad. Each week, your USSI coach will lead you and your child through a series of fun games and activities, designed to encourage learning, develop gross motor skills, and promote social interaction. All these progressive curriculums enable you and your child to work together to learn the key skills and techniques in each sport. Parent & Me classes are open to residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City ages 2–3 and are offered in Total Sports Squirts or Soccer Squirts according to the following schedule:


Working All The Anglers

Written by Garden City Life Staff, Thursday, 27 March 2014 10:23

April Fools Day official start of trout fishing season

As a legal matter, Long Islanders can enjoy trout fishing year-round, but the harsh conditions of the past few months have not been friendly to recreational fishing, so there’s probably some pent-up demand ready for the official opening of trout season state-wide on April 1.

According to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service survey, in 2011, New York State was second in the nation in total spending on fishing-related items, and remains a clear leader in paid angler licenses, with nearly one million purchased.


Clawing Its Way To The Top

Written by Gregory Giaconelli, Thursday, 20 March 2014 00:00

Adelphi Panthers targeting 8th National title

The Adelphi University Lacrosse team is geared up for another championship run and aiming to claim its 8th NCAA title. After a heartbreaking lost to Le Moyne in last season’s semifinal, expectations for another deep run this year are very high.  

The Panthers are led by seventh year head coach Gordon Purdie, who led the team to a dominant 10-1 conference performance and a 14-3 overall record. The squad got off to a sizzling 6-0 start matching the best start in the program’s history. While the team was ranked seventh at the start of last year’s campaign, Adelphi played hard and continue to climb up the rankings, resulting in its first NE-10 Regular Season title since joining the conference in 2009-10.


Garden City Recreation & Parks Department News: March 20, 2014

Thursday, 20 March 2014 00:00

It’s Time To Register For Roller Hockey

It is time to register for spring roller hockey. Whether you played in the past or looking to get involved, there is no better time to sign up and experience all the fun. All programs take place at the roller rink located at Community Park.

Please make all checks payable to the “Inc Village of Garden City.” Remember space is limited in all our programs so please register early.


Running Like The Wind

Thursday, 13 March 2014 12:02

The Garden City Girls Winter Track Team recently competed at the trials for the Millrose Games where a 4x400m team of senior Laura Jaeger, junior Emma Gallagher, and seniors Emily Cafaro and Kelly Lawkins won the Nassau County section. The quartet ran a time of 3:55.33 which ranked them as U.S. #1 among high school teams at the time. On Jan. 25, the sprint relay team also had the fastest time in the country at the New Balance Games at the Armory.


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