From the Garden City Recreation Department
Youth Winter Swim Lessons
The Garden City Recreation Department will be conducting children’s swimming lessons for village residents at the Adelphi University Swimming Pool in Woodruff Hall on Saturday mornings. Your child must be six years of age by the start of the program to participate. This 10-week session will begin Saturday, Dec. 7. Classes are taught by Red Cross-certified instructors. The cost is $75.
To register, please pick up an application at the recreation and parks department at 108 Rockaway Ave. or download it from our website at www.gardencityrecreation.org. Registration is by mail only at this time.Walk in registrations will not be accepted until Tuesday, Dec. 3.
The Garden City girls’ soccer team won their second Nassau County Championship in four years with a shootout victory over South Side at the Denton Avenue field. Coach Mike Heedles and assistant coach Scott McCauley both knew before the game that the girls were loose and ready to play on Tuesday night. What they didn’t know was would that be enough against a talented team like South Side, the two time defending State Champions. The girls answered any doubt with a resounding victory after 110 minutes of physical, well-played soccer and five perfect penalty kicks.
Last month, Garden City-based plastic surgeon Dr. Noël Natoli showed her support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in a big way. While celebrating her honeymoon in New Zealand, the doctor took to the skies as she bravely dove from a plane at 15,000 feet in the air. Free falling for nearly 65 seconds, the plastic surgeon sported a pink jumpsuit as part of a month-long promotion that donated proceeds to the Breast Cancer Foundation of New Zealand.
The Garden City Department of Recreation and Parks will again offer a floor hockey program this at St. Paul’s Field House. The program will be open to village residents in grades K through 6 on Fridays beginning Dec. 4 according to the following schedule:
Grades K - 3 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.
Grades 4 - 6 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The cost of this six-week program will be $30. To register, please download an application off our website at www.gardencityrecreation.org or visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.
Please note: All participants are required to wear the following equipment at all times- Hockey helmet with cage, hockey gloves, shin pads, sneakers and hockey stick
Karen Auer, principal in the Garden City certified public accounting firm of Armao LLP, came in 55th place among 1,200 runners in the Long Island installment of last month’s national Divas Half Marathon & 5K Series. This was Auer’s first time to run in an organized race.
Long Island Aquatic Club (LIAC) is pleased to announce that Garden City residents Kimberly Chan, Margo Kern, and Kalie Yuen have qualified to compete at the National Age Group Challenge Meet. These swimmers are three of 67 LIAC swimmers invited to attend this prestigious competition.
From the Garden City Recreation Department
US Sports Institute Programs For Election, Veterans’ Days
The recreation and parks department has asked US Sports Institute to run programs on Election and Veterans’ Days. The following programs will be offered at St. Paul’s:
Program, Date, Time, Age, Amount, Code
First Play Soccer Nov. 5, 9 to 12:30 p.m. 5-12 $39 WC18708
Premier Play Soccer Nov. 5, 9 to 12:30 p.m. 7-14 $39 TA19709
The Garden City Centennials held their 3rd Annual Golf Classic to help support the annual scholarships that are handed out to high school seniors that have competed in the Centennial Programs for at least five years including participation in Intramurals, Travel, Referees, and/or TOPSoccer. The scholarship winners are chosen based on commitment to soccer, an essay about lessons learned in sportsmanship, community service, recommendations and academic achievement.
Students attenting health education classes at Garden City High School listened intently as Hakeem Rahim from the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) shared his personal journey with mental health issues during his recent presentation, “Let’s Talk Mental Illness.”
Hakeem was the first African-American male valedictorian in Uniondale High School. During his freshman year at Harvard University, he experienced his first anxiety attack, and his struggle with mental health issues began. Ultimately, Rahim graduated cum laude from Harvard and continued on to achieve a Masters of Education from Teacher’s College, Columbia University.
After four games the Garden City Trojans are sitting in second place with a 3-1 record and Coach Tom Flatley is looking to get the most out of his re-tooled roster after last year’s Long Island Championship. The Trojans have had their ups and downs this season with two dominating performances, an overtime thriller and a stinker.
The Trojans opened the season with a crushing 58-7 beating of Calhoun. The game featured a record breaking kick-off return of 99 yards by Brian Haeffner. In a game that Garden City dominated on the ground with 368 yards, they were led by Tim Schmelzinger’s 103 yards and a TD, Danny Miller’s 93 yards and three touchdowns to go along with 84 yards and a touchdown by Haeffner.
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