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After DEIS comment period, new concerns over proposed LIRR Third Track BY RIKKI N. MASSAND Concern over the Third Track project abounds after the new deadline for comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) document expired on Wednesday, February 15. Garden City officials received a report from Vertex, consultants currently billing $108,000 to prepare questions, challenges and feedback to the 1,000-page DEIS. The Village of Garden City is cooperating with other villages in an organized effort against the Third Track as it has been presented. That movement is represented with a local “co-hire” of consultants Vertex of Long Island City and environmental law firm Beveridge & Diamond P.C. of Manhattan, with the villages of Floral Park and New Hyde Park joining Garden City and preparing positions against the Third Track.

This past snowstorm brought out excited kids with their sleds to enjoy Mother Nature’s gift. The kids in Franklin Court dubbed the “Franklin Court Polar Bears” had a wonderful time sledding and making snow angels. Giggling and red faces abound as they spent the early evening enjoying the mounds of snow. A wonderful way to end the first snow day of the year!

Residents encouraged to attend budget meetings BY RIKKI MASSAND This week Mayor Episcopia announced that the Village will hold its annual tour of village facilities on Saturday, March 11 starting at 8 a.m. The tour will include the Garden City Water Department and the Department of Public Works’ Garage and equipment facility (the Village Yard). Since January several residents sent emails to Deputy Village Administrator/Secretary to the Board of Trustees Joseph DiFrancisco, and he had commented on the feedback at the last Village Board meeting. Setting the tour’s date for March became a priority upon

a request from Trustee Robert Bolebruch. At the time and again this week, Mayor Nicholas Episcopia said he hopes more than a few dozen residents attend and talk a walk through of the municipal operations. Meanwhile the annual budget information sessions are scheduled for dates prior to and after the facilities tour. They begin with the Wednesday March 1 session, the night before the first Village Board meeting of March. Then March 9 and March 15 are scheduled budget sessions, with the latter again coming a night before the Board meets. The final budget session is listed as “if necessary” at this time and it is planned for

Thursday night, March 23. All budget sessions begin at 7:30 pm at Village Hall on the scheduled dates. The Village of Garden City anticipates its budget adoption to take place on Monday, April 3 at the Board of Trustees’ reorganization meeting. Mayor Episcopia, on behalf of the Board of Trustees and Village Executive Staff tell the News they are pleased to invite residents to be proactive in the process in the weeks ahead. “We all should attend, as many people as possible. I believe Administrator Suozzi, Village Treasurer Irene Woo and staff have tried to work towards makSee page 22

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Field financing and Village Pool upgrades discussed BY RIKKI N. MASSAND

At its meeting on Thursday night, February 2, the Village Board of Trustees approved a $2.4 million bond resolution for the new 105-yard Community Park Multi-Use field, debated by first the Recreation Commission and then the Village Board last fall and ultimately decided on to accommodate the most local sports organizations. The field is the first part of Year Two in the 2016-2020 Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan with its many capital investments. It follows the success of the two new synthetic turf fields, Fields 3 and 4, completed last September. An appropriation from the village surplus account was authorized for the field’s plans and specifications to be funded. The trustees also approved a SEQRA (State Environmental Quality Review Act) resolution at their meeting as the project is exempt from further review. Village Treasurer Irene Woo explained that municipal accounting in place as the project will commence prior to the Village of Garden City issuing a bond. “Because the project was not planned for in this fiscal year See page 22

St. Anne’s School celebrates Catholic Schools Week PAGE 50 Two year olds blossom at Garden Manor Nursery School PAGE 49


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A WORD FROM THE PUBLISHER

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Saying Thanks

At the February 2nd Board of Trustees meeting members of the Board debated whether to install a plaque on which the names of former mayors would be listed. Those Trustees against installing such a plaque said that it goes against the spirit of volunteerism in the Village. Mayors and members of the school and Village Board receive no compensation for their work, and do their jobs for the love of the Village. While we respect the sentiment, we’d like to argue that a plaque is a simple way to honor that volunteerism. In fact, we’d expand the plaque to list the names of all the members of the boards over the years. (It might make an interesting history project for a student to research this.) While we’re at it, the school dis-

trict should also honor its past Board members. Saying thanks to volunteers in an appropriate way is a good way to get other people to volunteer more. When you go to donate blood, they always give you stickers to brag about your donation - not only as a thank you, but also to spur other people to action. This is the same idea. It’s never wrong to thank people for their help. Even though in the past we’ve occasionally been critical of the Village and School Boards, we absolutely respect the commitment and hours of time that the members of those boards have given freely. The cost of creating such plaques is minuscule compared to the amount of free labor expended by the trustees.

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A huge success To the Editor: As we approach the Feb. 28th oneyear anniversary of the opening of the Garden City Senior Center on Golf Club Lane, and the February 22 open-house celebration, I have two key observations. First and foremost, what a huge success the facility has been. Thank you to the Trustees who supported the seniors’ multi-year battle to establish and fund the expansion and renovation of the embarrassing, decrepit, 40-year old existing center. My second observation is how wrong, biased and narrow-minded the opponents were of the project. The opponents -- some Trustees and some vocal residents -- continually stated the specious arguments that a new center was not needed or was too expensive. They were blind to the fact that roughly 20-25% of Garden City’s residents deserved better treatment and recognition. In short, Seniors Matter! Here is some evidence of the success the new senior center has been. According to Recreation Dept data: 1) on most days, morning through afternoon, and some evenings, 100+ seniors utilize the facility; 2) many weeks, over 500 persons take part in the dozens of enjoyable opportunities for recreation, socializing and learning from guest instructors and speakers, as well was the many trips to interesting places and 3) monthly attendance is in the 1,500-2,000 person range. Does this sound like the expansion was not needed? Importantly, while the former center could only accommodate one activity at a time, the new center can comfortably have four or five activities simultaneously. Now that’s progress! In sum, the perseverance -- letters, speaking at Trustees meetings, and talking-it-up -- have paid off mightily. The battle was worth the “blood, sweat and tears” even though it took much too long, and several mayoral terms. Thank you for the support of the

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Playing the Assessment Game To the Editor: I was prompted to write this letter in response to all the news articles appearing in local papers pertaining to the past and present assessment system. For I was once a member of the residential assessment reform team for Nassau County. I was also the only nonprofessional on the team having won several challenges on my own by using my acquired knowledge of the system. I guess I can also be called nonpartisan in working with Harvey Levinson, a Democratic, running for Chief County Assessor and later with the current County Executive Ed Mangano, a Republican, by taking part in his reform team. During the time that the team worked on the assessment issues we provided the county with a number of recommendations and formulated the Nassau County Homeowners’ Bill of Rights’ list and commentary. It was my understanding that this written document was created to guide the county in providing a more transparent functioning system and informing property owners of their rights but that never seem to happen. In my role as part of this committee appointment I took it upon myself to study the operating procedure manuals of both the Department of Assessment and the Assessment Review Commission. I can now say that neither one follows their own documents when it comes to evaluating properties and communicating their findings to the public. I am as dismayed and frustrated as many homeowners who have been victimized by this process. I believe however that these tax challenge firms do

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Should village mayors be honored on a plaque? BY RIKKI N. MASSSAND

Monika Thayer, Carla Conklin and Doris Hauswirth are looking forward to selling at the Boutique Table. Save the date: Monday, March 27th. Please join the CMF for bridge and lunch, sandwiches, coffee and tea at 12 noon at the Garden City Casino. The Boutique will start at 11:30 a.m. For reservations send a check for $20 made

out to CMR, to Patricia Giordano, 312 Cambridge Ave., Garden City NY 1153 or call 516-264-4854. All proceeds go directly to Cohen Children’s Medical Center.

A discussion at the end of the February 2 Village Board of Trustees’ meeting about creating a plaque to honor village mayors became heated when outgoing mayor Nicholas Episcopia and incoming mayor Brian Daughney disagreed about it. Just prior to public comments on February 2 the Board of Trustees had completed updates from the executive staff and Village Administrator Ralph Suozzi. Deputy Mayor Brian Daughney brought a final action item up as he made a motion to suspend the meeting rules, which was quickly seconded. The next municipal business decision seemed to annoy Mayor Episcopia as he watched two trustees to his immediate right – Daughney and Trustee Robert Bolebruch – stand firmly against the idea of spending of village funds and placement of plaques on village-owned properties. A resolution approved at the meeting solidified their stance and ultimately it prompted a debate. Adding more than a twist of irony, Daughney is expected to become Garden City’s next mayor on April 3 at the Board of Trustees’ reorganization meeting, as he was nominated for the top

post by the Estates POA. However, the discussion will on the agenda at the next meeting of the Board, on Tuesday, February 21st. Mayor Episcopia said the plaque is on the agenda per a request from Trustee John Delany. This week the mayor told The Garden City News he previously spoke with Administrator Suozzi and Joseph DiFrancisco, secretary to the Board of Trustees, to find out the cost of a small plaque. He said the measurements could be around three feet tall by 30 inches wide. They had come up with an estimate of $850. Mayor Episcopia said to date, no person he has talked with about the plaque has rebutted the idea that it would be a good thing. The concept even started with alumni of the Board of Trustees. “A bunch of people in the village over the course of time – relatives of deceased mayors, some ex-mayors and those who are elderly now – spoke with me and said we don’t have anything that says we or others were the mayors of Garden City. Most Long Island villages feature pictures of the former mayors going all the way back, now almost hundreds of years. I said ‘ok’ and asked See page 38

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Middle Schoolers’ art work selected for exhibit

Two Garden City Middle School eighth grade students, Farah Kabir and Sophia Soberon, from Mrs. Lori Biondi’s art class have been chosen to showcase their artwork at the 27th Annual Legislative Student Art Exhibition hosted by NYSATA (New York State Art Teacher’s Association). The exhibition will take place March 27 – 29, 2017. Opening reception will be Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 12:30-2:00 p.m. in the Legislative Office Building in Albany, NY. “The students focused on creating a finished composition in watercolor, ink, and colored pencil,” explained Mrs. Biondi. “Students worked painstakingly to demonstrate an advanced use of colored pencil blending and watercolor experimentation. This is one of the many artistic accomplishments of our middle school students; we are truly proud of Farah and Sophia!”

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12th grade party and parent skit night

One of the very best nights of senior year – the 12th Grade Class Party and Parent Skit Night is almost here! This legendary event will be held for the Class of 2017 on Friday, March 3rd from 7:00 – 10:00 pm. Parent volunteers have been hard at work and practice has been underway for several weeks. Two dress rehearsals are scheduled for Monday, 2/27/17 and Wednesday, 3/1/17 both starting at 7:30 pm at GCHS.

All parents are encouraged to attend to prepare for the big night! Picture/cardboard cutout pickup has already taken place. If you have not picked up your child’s photos and cardboard cutout, please be sure to do so on Monday, 2/27 at 7:30 pm in the GCHS cafeteria. For more details and updates, follow the Class of 2017 on Twitter @ GCHSClassof2017.

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ing college full time in the fall. The focus of this scholarship is community service. Candidates must be involved in some form of community service and must submit an application on the EPOA website at www.gcepoa.org. All interested seniors are encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications is Monday, April 10, 2017.

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CAMPUS HAPPENINGS

It is with pleasure that the Eastern Property Owners’ Association of Garden City announces that it will once again award a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating high school senior who resides in the Eastern section of the village. The candidates, or their family, must be dues paying members of the EPOA. They must be currently attending public or private high school and be attend-

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The Welcoming Club of Garden City Who we are:

The Welcoming Club of Garden City is a well-established women’s organization that focuses on welcoming new members to our community, fostering relationships of long-time residents, supporting local businesses and raising money for charity. This year The Welcoming Club of Garden City is proud to support the Belmont Child Care Association, Inc.

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ADELPHI IS SPEAKING OUT AGAINST GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE Monday, March 6, 2017 • 6:00 p.m. Nexus Building, Adelphi Room We’re honored to host renowned speakers Tricia Bent-Goodley, Ph.D., and Natalie Sokoloff, Ph.D., for “Shattered Silence: Critical Conversations About Intimate Partner Violence in the African American Community.” African American women are more likely to be murdered by an intimate partner than women of other racial or ethnic groups. We will discuss ways we can collaborate to build more culturally competent interventions to service this population. The event is free of charge and open to the public. Hosting important lectures like this one is part of our mission to transform lives at Adelphi.

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Book Club

Enjoy a good book amongst good friends. Our book club meets on a monthly basis to discuss the page turner of choice. For upcoming book club events please contact Rachel Weber (rachelmwoodward@gmail.com) or Whitney Sardelis (whitney.c.sardelis@ me.com).

Bowling Club

We invite you to join the club! For just $35 a year you will have access to lots of great events and many fun members-only clubs. Complete the easy online membership form today at www. thegardencitywelcomingclub.org, in the “Join” section of the website. While you are there, browse the site for lots of great information about the club.

Join us! No experience necessary.! We are looking for new faces to join our Wednesday morning league. Pacers are also needed. Onsite babysitting available! Anyone interested please contact Ellen Diller (Diller05@aol.com) Carol Santangelo (Santa060@yahoo.com) or Elizabeth Colantonio (mcdea@aol.com).

UPCOMING EVENTS February 28th :Book Club

Bunko is a fast paced dice game played in a group of 12. It is a great way to meet neighbors and make new friends. The game is easy to learn and play. If you are interested please contact Deirdre Kenny (deirdrekenny7@gmail. com).

Looking for a casual get-together and a way to meet new friends? Join us for our next book club meeting which will begin at 7:30 PM on February 28th. We will discuss the book is “The Last Painting of Sara de Vos” by Dominic Smith. Join us for some great conversation, wine and snacks. (Even if you haven’t read the book you are still welcome!) Please contact Whitney Sardelis (Whitney.c.sardelis@me.com) or Rachel Weber (Rachelmwoodward@ gmail.com) and let them know you will be there!

March 18th : Couples Tennis Social 7:00 – 10:30pm

“SHATTERED SILENCE”

Contact Susan Licciardi at (susanz02@ yahoo.com). Also, if you have any recommendations please let us know!

As we know you don’t have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, just like you don’t have to be Bobby Riggs or Billy Jean King to participate in couple’s tennis!! Please join us as at The Garden City Community Park Tennis Center for a fun night of tennis. Cost is $65 per couple and includes the tennis, appetizers, beer, wine, soda and dessert. Wear some green, or a kilt or tons of shamrock tatoos…prize for the couple with most festive attire!

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April 22nd: Escape Room Social

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If you are updating, renovating or beautifying your home and you don’t know who to call, please keep our committee in mind. We can provide a list of licensed and insured businesses that were recommended by club members.

Bunko

Golf

Golf lessons at Cherry Valley Club are always a big hit! Ed Kelly- golf pro helps us GCWC ladies improve our golf game. Contact Bridgette Mastaglio (bridgettemastaglio@gmail.com) if you are interested in reserving your spot for the spring session.

Gourmet Club

The Gourmet Club is a way to meet new friends, practice your cooking skills and learn new recipes. The club consists of four couples who meet four times a year. Each couple prepares a portion of the meal and takes turns hosting. If you are interested in joining a gourmet group please contact Deirdre Kenny (deirdrekenny7@gmail.com).

Running/Walking Club

The Running/Walking Club is a great way to meet new people and stay healthy. We also have a stroller walking club for those moms who don’t want to leave the kiddos home. Please contact Erin Schwarz (champ1380@gmail.com) for more information.

Toddler Playgroup

If you are interested in joining a playgroup for your child please contact Joanie Cook (joaniecook323@ gmail.com) or Joeleen Tepper (Joeleen_ Smith@yahoo.com. New groups are being formed regularly, recommended ages 6mos.-3y


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Trump and Congress BY BOB MORGAN, JR. One significant aspect of the transition to the Trump Administration is how the newly inaugurated President will interface with the recently elected Congress. Mr. Trump and the Republicans begin the new Presidency with substantial majorities. Republicans in the Senate scored a surprise win when they held control of the Senate despite having to defend 24 of the 34 seats up for election. In fact, the GOP lost only two seats, and retained control of the Senate by a 52-48 margin. Of course, Vice President Mike Pence has a vote in the event of a tie, so, absent a filibuster, Democrats need support of three Republican senators to prevail in a vote of all the Senators. In the House, Republican held on to their strong majority in 2016, losing just a handful of seats. As of this writing, there are 239 Republicans, 193 Democrats and 3 vacancies. Generally speaking, party control is important in the House, since the rules provide for relatively few ways for a minority to impede the actions of the majority. Back to the Senate, a move made by the Senate Democrats when they controlled the Senate under President Obama in 2013 is dramatically weakening the power of current Democratic Senators. Before 2013, presidential nominees for both executive and judicial office were covered by the Senate filibuster rule, which meant that confirmation votes of nominees could be blocked unless they had the support of 60 senators voting to end debate on the nominee. A vote in 2013 under Democratic majority leader Harry Reid, however, ended the applicability of the filibuster for all nominees except for the Supreme Court. The result is that Mr. Trump's nominees, even hotly contested ones, have been able to squeeze through the Senate on simple majority votes. The most dramatic example of this was Mr. Trump's nominee for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, who won confirmation on a 51-50 vote, with Vice President Pence breaking the tie. Of course, the filibuster rule still

does apply to Supreme Court nominees, including Mr. Trump's choice for the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch. Thus, in theory, Judge Gorsuch's nomination will require the support of 60 Senators (including at least 8 Democrats). However, nothing stops Republicans from attempting to abolish by majority vote the filibuster rule for Supreme Court nominees, just as Democrats abolished it with respect to other nominees in 2013. The Democrats could attempt to filibuster Judge Gorsuch, a move that would please the anti-Trump base, but this would almost certainly be a futile gesture and would likely result in both the nominee's confirmation and the loss of ability to filibuster future high court nominees. The Democrats would probably be best advised to hold their fire against the well-respected Judge Gorsuch in the hope of blocking a weaker future nominee. Of course, there will come a time when Congress will be considering substantive legislation favored by the Trump Administration and not just nominations. Because there are strong GOP majorities in the House, most of the action will likely revolve around the Senate. Some legislation, like changes in the tax code, will be able to pass on simple majority votes in the Senate through the “reconciliation” process because the changes relate to the budget, so long as these provisions go out of effect in 10 years. Some parts, but not all, of the repeal of Obamacare can also be effected by reconciliation. On the other hand, some health care changes and other parts of President Trump’s agenda, for example building the wall with Mexico, would likely require 60 votes. It remains to be seen if Mr. Trump can get support from many Democrats. One thing in Mr. Trump’s favor is that a number of Democratic senators up for election in 2018 come from states that Mr. Trump carried (sometimes easily) in 2016, for example, West Virginia and North Dakota. In sum, Mr. Trump has a good, but certainly not perfect, hand in dealing with Congress.

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THE OFFICE CAT Where there’s smoke: Garden City Police Officers assisted Garden City Firefighters with a smoke condition inside a 7th Street building on February 8th. Items taken: Various items were reported stolen from a vehicle parked at a Wetherill Road residence on February 8th. Multiple violations: On February 8th a 31 year old Elmont man was arrested on Stewart Avenue for driving while his license was suspended for a prior DWI offense, tinted windows, and improper lane usage. Domestic incident investigation: On February 8th, after an investigation of a domestic Incident which occurred on October 27th at a Franklin Avenue Medical Center, Garden City Detectives arrested a 31 year old man for allegedly stealing property from an ex-girlfriend and violating an order of protection. He was charged with grand larceny and criminal contempt. Snow storm: On February 9th, due to heavy snow storm conditions, officers responded to multiple calls including reports of disabled motorists, residential alarms, and dangerous street conditions. Wallet theft arrest: On February 10th Garden City Detectives arrested a male 21 from Hempstead for the theft

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of a wallet and money from an Adelphi University dorm room, The incident occurred on February 6th. Gate malfunction: On February 10th Garden City Police responded to a railroad gate malfunction causing traffic delays at the New Hyde Park Road Railroad Crossing. The condition was caused by a disabled train. Washing machine fire: On February 10th Garden City Poilice assisted Garden City Firefighters who responded to a washing machine fire on Kensington Road. Low wires: On February 10th a wire securing a traffic light on Stewart Avenue was apparently damaged by high winds causing it to dangle dangerously low towards the ground. Officers safeguarded the area until work crews repaired the light. Gas leak: On February 11th Garden City Police assisted Garden City Firefighters and National Grid who responded to a natural gas leak on Greenridge Avenue. Burst pipe: On February 11th Garden City Police responded to a Huntington Road residence where an

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outside water pipe had burst open. Winter storm problems: On February 12th, as the result of wintery storm conditions, Police Officers and DPW workers responded to multiple locations for reports of icy road conditions. Car entered: On February 13th various items were reported stolen from a vehicle parked at a Willow Street residence. Inspection stickers missing: On February 13th a manager of the Nissan Service Center on Main Street reports the theft of three inspection stickers from a cabinet. Car fire: On February 13th Garden City Officers assisted the Garden City Fire Department who extinguished a vehicle fire at the Garden City Country Club.

High winds: On February 13th Officers responded to multiple calls related to strong wind conditions including reports of fallen tree limbs and an awning that fell on a parked vehicle in the rear of a Franklin Avenue business. RR gate fails: On February 13th Garden City Police responded to a railroad gate malfunction causing traffic delays at the Cathedral Avenue Crossing. MTA work crews responded and corrected the condition. Multiple violations: On February 14th a truck was stopped by a Garden City Police officer for traveling in a no commercial vehicle zone on Clinch Avenue. The traffic stop resulted in the arrest of a 35 year old Hempstead man for driving with five license suspensions, a warrant for DWI, and failure to obey a traffic control device. Identity theft: On February 14th a resident reported an identity theft in which someone opened a credit card account in his name; there were several charges against the account totaling approximately $16,000.

Adelphi holds Larson Legacy Concert The latest Larson Legacy Concert at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) is an exciting workshop production of César Alvarez’s new musical, NOISE. The concert will take place on Sunday, February 19 at 3:00 p.m. in the Olmsted Theatre in the AUPAC, 1 South Ave, Garden City. NOISE, a new musical, is inspired by a strange little piece of critical theory, which proposes that music, as the organization of noise, was the earliest expression of civilization. And if music precedes all forms of political economy, it follows that we should be able to make a musical which designs a new and better society. While NOISE may not succeed in generating an entirely new society, it does offer some radical kindness in the package of an absurd

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FROM THE MAYOR’S OFFICE

LIRR Third Track

Garden City Chamber of Commerce President Thomas McCambridge invited me to attend the Chamber’s February 8 luncheon and express my opinion on the MTA/LIRR’s proposed third track expansion project. David Kapell, executive director of the Right Track for Long Island Coalition, served as the keynote speaker. While Mr. Kapell spoke about regional benefits of the LIRR expansion project, I highlighted many of the concerns the Villages of Garden City, Floral Park and New Hyde Park have with the project as well as the environmental review process, as summarized by Beveridge & Diamond and The Vertex Companies, the experts we retained to analyze the lengthy Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). Garden City, along with sister Villages of Floral Park and New Hyde Park and the Town of Hempstead, are all sharing in the costs of retaining these experts. I wish to again thank Town of Hempstead Supervisor Anthony Santino and the entire Town Council for their monetary contribution. • Project Need: Much emphasis is placed on the need for a third track to

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deal with “congestion” due to equipment failure and accidents. The DEIS also suggests that there would have been fewer delayed or cancelled trains if there were a third track. Data, however, reveals a failure on the part of the LIRR to adequately inspect and maintain its equipment and existing infrastructure. Many of the Main Line events would have caused system wide problems even if there was a third track, including the February 8, 2017 derailment at Jamaica Station. This is not acknowledged in the DEIS. In fact, the DEIS states that there will be only one added rush hour morning train and one rush hour evening train. The Villages on the Main Line will suffer all the disruption of this construction and the rush hour commuters will only gain one extra train each way. • Project Schedule: The MTA / LIRR asserts that the Project “conservatively” will take about four years to complete, will be completed in phases and will take six to nine months to complete each

grade crossing separation project. The Vertex Report shows that, if anything, the scheduling assumptions have no basis in fact and could be “wildly optimistic.” Vertex further asserts that no schedule information is provided for certain components of the project and important contingencies are not factored into the Project schedule. • Project Costs: The cost of the expansion project was projected at $1 billion in May 2016. In November 2016, when the DEIS was released, the projected cost totaled $2 billion. In just six months, the cost of this project doubled. • Funding Sources: No source of funds is identified to pay for this project - not in the MTA Capital Plan and not in the new State budget. The Capital Plan Approval Board must unanimously say yes to any changes in the $29 billion plan approved in May 2016, however there is no guarantee that this will happen. If this is approved, however, the taxpayers have to shoulder the whole burden. Why not

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apply for federal funding? Perhaps federal funding is not being sought because federal environmental standards are much stricter. • Population Growth: Included in the DEIS is the claimed growth in population in both Nassau and Suffolk counties, stating the population on Long Island is expected to grow. However, the New York State Department of Labor provides population data and analysis sourced to Cornel University. The data shows that Nassau County’s population is flat and Suffolk’s rate of growth has slowed significantly. • Property Values: The DEIS fails to address socioeconomic impacts associated with diminution in residential property values. The three Villages requested that the final Scoping Document include a requirement to prepare a residential property value impact analysis. The MTA/LIRR refused, stating such an evaluation was beyond the scope of SEQRA. • Impact on Residents: Residents living along the Main Line will be particularly affected by this project. For example, although the DEIS acknowledges that thick vegetation existing along the Continued on page 20...

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Residents are reminded that there will be no garbage or recycling pickup for Monday, February 20, and there will be no rubbish pickup on Wednesday February 22. The holiday week collection schedule will be as follows: Western half of the Village (West of Rockaway Ave.): Garbage - Tuesday and Thursday; Rubbish - Wednesday, March 1.

Eastern half of the Village (East of Rockaway Ave.): Garbage - Wednesday and Friday; Rubbish - Wednesday, March 1. Residents scheduled for recycling on February 20, are asked to put their recyclables out on Monday, February 27. All other recycling days remain the same. Rubbish collection has been rescheduled to Wednesday, March 1.

Village budget work sessions

The Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Garden City will conduct work sessions to review the proposed 2017/18 Capital and Operating Budgets on:

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• Overview of Operating Budgets and Capital Plan • Building Department Work Session • Library Work Session

Thursday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m.

• Department of Public Works & Water Fund Work Session • Police Department Work Session • Fire Department Work Session

Movie at St. Joseph’s

On Sunday, Sunday, February 26, St. Joseph Parish Adult Faith Formation Board will present the film “The Other Son” as part of its 2017 series, Movies for a Sunday afternoon. Eighteen years have passed since two male babies born in an Israeli hospital were mistakenly given to the wrong mother following a missile attack. One of the boys seeks to join the Israeli Air Force and is given a blood test, the results of which prove that the Jewish woman and man (an Israeli Air Force officer) who raised him are not his biological parents. That would be bad enough, but in this case it’s far worse. His biological parents are Palestinian

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Arabs – and vice versa for the other boy. This powerful and moving film relates the heart-wrenching struggle of the two families – separated by a wall of war, violence and hatred – as they try to come to grips with a nearly impossible situation. (One wonders whether this movie, made in France and largely in French, with English sub-titles, was ever shown in Israel; if not, it should be.) The film will be shown at 2:00 p.m. in the St. Agnes Room. Admission is free and a discussion with light refreshments will be held afterwards. This is the third of the 2016-2017 series “Movies for a Sunday Afternoon.”

A Taizé prayer service will be held at St. Joseph’s Church on Wednesday evening, March 8th from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Presented by the St. Joseph’s Music and Adult Faith Ministries, Taizé

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SPECIAL NOTICE TO GARDEN CITY HOMEOWNERS Nassau County grievance period has been extended to March 10, 2017 by County Executive Mangano to allow every homeowner to file a grievance application after Newsday reported that owners who do not file an appeal are paying higher taxes than owners who have filed an appeal. If you haven’t already filed a grievance to lower your School, Town, County, and Village taxes, now is the time to consider retaining the Law Firm of Schroder & Strom, LLP. Our attorneys have years of experience representing Garden City homeowners in tax appeals against Nassau County and the Village. We understand the difference in home value from street to street, north to south, and east to west of the Village. We watch sales in the Mott section, Estates, Central, East & West, the Adelphi area and the Mews. We know the difference between prices on Oxford & Whitehall, Locust & Meadow, as well as Nassau Blvd. & Main Street. If you live next to Stratford, Homestead, Locust Schools, on Raymond Court, or adjacent to the LIRR, we understand your location and effect on market value. The firm also represents condominiums and cooperatives in the Village. All consultations are provided at no cost. Homeowners should call Joseph Packard. Condominiums and cooperatives should call Christopher Byrnes. Please mention this ad and call us before March 10 to discuss your case. Tax relief may be a phone call away.

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Emerald Society plans annual ball On March 3, the Emerald Association of Long Island will hold its 178th Annual Ball at the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan (45 East 45th Street). Garden City resident Rod Coyne is the current President of the Association and looks forward to a wonderful and successful night. Guests of honor include the New York State Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan. All are welcome to attend. Tickets ($250) may be purchased by contacting Rod Coyne at (516) 526-4775. Cocktails will be served at 7:00 p.m. Dinner and dancing at 8:00 p.m. Open bar all night. Entertainment to be provided by Pat Farrell and his Cold Spring Harbor Band. There will be plenty of good com-

pany and good cheer. The Emerald Association has a 178 year history of providing financial support to the orphans of the City of Brooklyn, initially through the Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum Society of Brooklyn, and since 1957 to all needy children in the Dioceses of Brooklyn and Rockville Centre. The Emerald Association has the distinction of being the charitable organization with the longest running annual fundraising ball of any society of its kind in the United States. The first ball was held on February 7, 1839 at Smith’s City Hotel in Brooklyn, and from 19322011 the ball was held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel on Park Avenue.

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Local attorney Peter C. Kopff was presented an award for Distinguished Service by the New York State Bar Association Trial Lawyers Section at their annual dinner at Cipriano 42nd Street January 25. Attorney Kopff has chaired a dozen educational meetings for the Trial Lawyers Section of the NYSBA in the last ten years. Photo depicts from left Wife Dianne Kopff, Executive Assistant (41 years with Kopff) Carmen Quinones, attorney Kopff and trial attorney Selma Moy.

Corporate law firm Nixon Peabody welcomed commercial litigation attorney Daniel Gibbons to the firm’s partnership, effective February 1. Gibbons is a resident of Garden City. Dan Gibbons represents corporate clients and health care providers in dispute resolution, litigation, and arbitration. Dan advises corporate clients on litigation strategy related to issues that arise in the daily course of business

including breach of contract claims, non-compete clauses, and trade secrets. Dan is a former member of the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters and currently serves as a member of its President’s Council. The firm is headquartered in Boston, with major metro offices in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles, among others.


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THIS WEEK AT ROTARY Nassau County Legislator Laura Schaefer reports to Rotarians

The Mineola-Garden City Rotary Club was pleased to host NC Legislator Laura Schaefer as guest speaker this week on Monday, February 13.at the Garden City Hotel. In her second term in which she serves 71,000 constituents, Legislator Schaefer spoke on the accomplishments of the NC Legislature over the past year. Included was in depth information about such topics as SMART 911 which provides an opportunity for NC residents to create a free safety profile for their household with information accessible only to the NCPD and 911 operators. NC residents may visit www. smart911.com to register. Legislator Schaefer also spoke about the reinstatement of the POP Cop Program (Problem Oriented Police) throughout NC’s precincts which provides for the development of strong ties between local communities and police departments – particularly in unincorporated areas. The Legislator spoke of the road repaving project to include the scheduling of several roads in Garden City. She fielded questions concerning the “Third Track” project, and provided updates on the new Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, projected to open this spring. She also provided brochures containing illustrations of the coliseum’s proposed elements along with contact cards for the 14h

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Rotary Inducts Arthur Anderson

At the February 13 meeting of the Mineola-Garden City Rotary Club, members were delighted to welcome into the Club Garden City’s life-long resident and long-time friend and supporter of Rotary, and RotaCare, Arthur Anderson. “As a second generation resident of Garden City, Service is at the core of my life. When you make volunteerism a way of life, it just happens. Becoming a Rotarian, where “Service Above Self” is our moto, Rotary offers a wonderful opportunity to continue to serve our community and make a difference in our world,” commented Arthur Anderson.

Althea Robinson, Speakers Bureau co-chair; NC Legislator Laura Schaefer, guest speaker and Maureen Clancy, past president.

Upcoming Meetings and Events

February 27 – Open Meeting March 30 – Fellowship dinner meeting at home of Rotarian Jennifer Poupis and Tom Poupis April 24 – Superintendent of Garden City Public Schools Dr. Robert Feirsen, guest speaker June 15 – Rotary’s annual Community Service Award celebration June 26 – “Bring a Friend to Rotary” meeting July 20 – Induction: Rotarian Alba Spinelli as Club President.

Susan MacDonald, Club president; Arthur Anderson, new member; Althea Robinson, sponsor and Thomas Gelsdorf, Past President and Past District Governor.

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materials and whether the proposed project could result in potential adverse impacts to the public health and/or the environment. No data was ever gathered to determine what the potential threat is. • Drainage: The DEIS fails to adequately address drainage impacts to residences and other properties adjacent to the Main Line, where the LIRR ROW will be elevated and retaining walls will be installed. • Retaining Walls: The DEIS fails to explain how these retaining walls can be installed on the edge of the LIRR ROW without encroaching onto adjacent properties. • Traffic: The traffic analysis for both construction and operation is flawed. No back up details are provided to assess the credibility or accuracy of the traffic counts included in the DEIS. • Noise: Noise and vibration impacts are not adequately addressed in the DEIS, which Vertex concludes fails to include a site-specific noise analysis. In light of this, Vertex conducted a rudimentary evaluation of nine impacts during construction and found the following: Floral Park: 57 properties in Floral Park will potentially experience greater than acceptable decibel levels during daytime

work 172 properties will potentially experience greater than acceptable decibel levels during nighttime work Garden City: 63 properties will potentially experience greater than acceptable decibel levels during daytime work 178 properties will potentially experience greater than acceptable decibel levels during nighttime work New Hyde Park: 82 properties will potentially experience greater than acceptable decibel levels during daytime work 228 properties will potentially experience greater than acceptable decibel levels during nighttime work • Alternatives: The Villages believe there are other less intrusive alternatives available. For example, the Jamaica Capacity Improvements Project streamlines the Jamaica track layout, according to the MTA/LIRR, while upgrading and modernizing the switch and signal system. This includes the installation of higher-speed switches. The Vertex Report, as well as a summary by our environmental counsel, has been sent to the MTA/LIRR. We await their response. To read the DEIS in full, visit www.gardencityny.net and click on the “LIRR 3rd Track Information” tab.

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Sanitation Collection Presidents Day

There will be no Regular Garbage and Recycling Pickup on President’s Day, Monday, February 20 and there will be no Rubbish pickup on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. The schedule for the holiday week will be as follows: Western half of the Village: Garbage -Tuesday, Thursday; Rubbish -Wednesday, March 1st Eastern half of the Village: Garbage - Wednesday, Friday; Rubbish Wednesday, March 1st Residents scheduled for recycling on Monday, February 20, 2017 are asked to

put their recyclables out on Monday, February 27. All other recycling days will remain the same. Rubbish collection has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 1.

Village Faclities Tour March 11

A tour of newly renovated Village facilities will take place on Saturday, March 11, 2017 beginning at 9:00 a.m. The tour will leave from Village Hall and should last one-and-a-half to two hours.

Budget Work Session

The Board of Trustees will be conducting work sessions to review the proposed 2017/18 Operating/Capital Budgets on: Wednesday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. Overview of Operating Budgets and Capital Plan Building Department Work Session Library Work Session Thursday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. Department of Public Works & Water Fund Work Session Police Department Work Session Fire Department Work Session Wednesday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. Recreation, Pool and Tennis Work Session Other General Expenses & Revenues Work Session Administration & Finance Work Session Thursday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. If needed Monday, April 3 at 8:00 p.m. Adoption of Budget These sessions are currently scheduled to be held in the Board Room at Village Hall, 351 Stewart Avenue, Garden City, New York. All residents are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule

The next regularly scheduled Board of Trustees’ meetings will be on Thursday, February 2, 2017 and on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. I encourage all residents to attend Board of Trustees meetings so as to be thoroughly informed of Village issues from a first-hand perspective. Although the budget process is ongoing, the first budget presentation will be held at Village Hall on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

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Field financing and Village Pool upgrades discussed

From page 1 (June 1 2016 – May 31, 2017) and it was planned initially for the 2017-’18 fiscal year and for a different amount, the request was to use funds from surplus to get it started this year. The bond issuance would follow the budget process we are under at the moment,” she said. Trustee Robert Bolebruch addressed a concern raised by Deputy Mayor Brian Daughney, who asked about the fluctuations in interest rates with the bond market. Bolebruch works in finance and is the village board’s commissioner of finance. He said most Wall Street analysts predict that the Federal Reserve will not seriously consider raising interest rates until this June. “Being that our village budget will be completed by the beginning of April, I think any raise in rates would only be maybe a quarter of a point. I think we should concentrate on the budget and then look to address the bond process,” Bolebruch said. Mayor Nicholas Episcopia asked when a rate could be locked in on this or any bond the village pursues. Woo answered with the resolution approved now at the start of February, a period to wait “for permissive referendum and estoppel period” would likely be for 54 days. She says two months would be the time the village can go to bond the project. The mayor acknowledged that wording on the February 2 meeting agenda was confusing as it mixed the bonding plus borrowing from surplus, but only for the project to start before the bond is issued. In attendance at the February 2 board meeting was Kevin McAndrew of Cameron Engineering, the village’s consultant for Community Park and presenter of its geo-technical analysis of ground conditions there in late 2015. McAndrew was not called upon to comment on the third turf field project and installation last week, but as Woo alluded to, the new target date set for the

Multi-Use field is June 30, 2017, a full year ahead of the original timeframe Recreation had in mind. Last year Trustee John Delany had raised questions to the Recreation Commission on the impact to the soccer players, and he was told then the Multi-Use field was considered a mid-2018 project.

Pool Projects in Place

Also at its February 2 meeting the Village Board of Trustees took more steps toward improving a key and evolving village facility: the always popular, highly visible enterprise that is the Garden City Pool. A sum of $19,600 for the purchase and installation of a new shade structure was approved in two separate Recreation expenditures. A little more than half that amount was part of a transfer of $77,500 into the pool enterprise fund’s “Pool Maintenance of Plant” account, taken out from the Village General Fund. The latest upgrades, detailed at the meeting, come one year after significant changes at Community Park and the modernized pool bathhouse facility, plus monthly member appreciation nights, alcohol sales and better pool deck furniture. Daughney, who has been nominated by his Estates’ POA to become the next mayor of the village this April, had a few questions on the unbudgeted spending for the pool. He asked Kevin Ocker, department head of Parks and Recreation, about an apparent shortfall. “If I look at the pool budget for the fiscal year ending 2017, it isn’t going to be shown as this money having been spent on the pool. Pool revenue will not cover these expenses, the money comes from the General Fund,” Daughney said. Ocker confirmed with Woo that the $77,500 will show up on the 2017-2018 budget as a prior year’s encumbrance. Woo said the transfer allows Ocker to expense the purchase of items from the pool enterprise. The installation portion for the shade structure cost approximately $10,000. The rest of the $77,500

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includes $39,300 for the replacements of underwater lights at the main and adult pools; $15,600 to repair and replace 26 return filtration jets inside pools, and $12,600 to install and expansion joint and replace tiles at the interactive pool. As a separate transfer of funds the trustees approved February 2, the $9,600 will cover the cost of a direct purchase of the new shade structure. That money does come from the 2016-2017 pool budget, as it was moved from “pool administration services” to “pool equipment” in the current budget. Ocker told Daughney the cost was less for this than for the other shade structure at the pool. The other deputy mayor of the village, Trustee Richard Silver, is also liaison to the Recreation Commission. At the meeting he commented on the budget appropriation and a hint towards the 2017-2018 pool budget as that will come forward next month, with all the other budgetary discussion. “This is the second year in a row when we’ve not had the money at the end of a pool budget year to pay expenses that we need to in order to get the pool ready for the next year (summer). We are doing the right thing to make sure that we don’t wait until pool season to order and pay for these items. But having done this two years in a row, the Recreation Commission has focused on how we will build a budget for the pool that includes an allowance for what we will need to re-open the pool and make these kinds of purchases a year from now,” Silver said. Ocker followed up by saying that when the pool budget is presented to the Board of Trustees in March a contingency line “is activated, and we have $50,000 in that line on the expense side of the budget for that purpose.” Daughney contended that while he is all for keeping the pool infrastructure and operations up to date, there will be a time when the Village of Garden City must think in-depth.

“We will have to say what are we doing with this pool? Why don’t we just put it on the tax roll and every resident becomes a member? This is my own view and this type of expense leads me to that conclusion,” Daughney said. Several minutes later Ocker delivered his biweekly update on Parks and Recreation to the Board of Trustees, with the pool work for summer 2017 as the priority. With the financing approved the pool shade structure will be ordered immediately, and it will be installed before June. “We are in the middle of converting the game room to indoor dining space. Our own employees are doing the work in-house, and it will be air-conditioned space. We’re more than 50 percent done with that project,” he said. Ocker expects pool brochures to be printed by Presidents’ Week as the Recreation Department is offering incentives for residents to sign up early. He says March will feature cost savings on memberships plus savings that can be attained with discounted guestbooks for admission, as those passes have remained popular. He says as part of the Parks Department Strategic Plan, the next phase for improvements includes landings on steps and carpeting for entryways for Cluett Hall and the Fieldhouse of St. Paul’s, topping off the interior renovations with floors and lighting. The Fieldhouse will also receive new curtains inside to match its paint scheme. The village’s Recreation Commission was scheduled to meet at the new senior center on Thursday, February 16, and an update from Ocker would follow at the Tuesday night, February 21 Board of Trustees’ meeting. Budget sessions for 2017-2018 will commence at Village Hall at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, March 1, with one session planned for each of the following weeks and annual budget adoption on Monday, April 3.

Budget Meetings From page 1 ing the budget more user-friendly and visually appealing,” he said. At the February 2 Village Board meeting, Trustee Theresa Trouvé urged residents to participate by turning up to meetings and voicing any opinions they would like to share. She stressed the iterative process ahead with the budget and village-wide investments. “I know perhaps you’ve never looked at it this way but it is your budget – it’s your budget and we are offering you the opportunity with our budget workshops in the month of March to come and be a part of that. They occur at 7:30 pm so please come over for them, bring a friend or neighbors. This time of year the Citizens’ Budget Review and Advisory Committee (CBRAC) begins

its work, and two representatives from each POA are on that committee. They’re good liaisons for you and you can share ideas. They study the various departments and this year they are going to focus on the large and complicated Department of Public Works and Parks and Recreation. These are departments that use a lot of the village budget money and they have a very high profile before the community. We can’t accept every suggestion due to factors such as union contracts, state regulations and insurance issues, but certainly we think out there in our community of such talented people there are probably good ideas that we can profit from – let’s make the budget a living thing for the whole community, and let us hear your input,” she announced.


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After DEIS comment period, new concerns over proposed LIRR Third Track

From page 1 Mayor Nicholas Episcopia spoke with The Garden City News the morning before the deadline passed, and he says the fight now turns to facts, based on the dissection of the DEIS and numerous red flags made clear and validated by the hired consultants. “Vertex completed their work and it has been submitted to the MTA/LIRR. Their review was done and professional comments will be public knowledge, the village will circulate it. In the February 17, 2017 Mayor’s Column I’ve included a synopsis of what Vertex said – it is BAD. They took the DEIS apart and it looks like the LIRR Third Track holds very bad things in store for everybody concerned. The proper work by the railroad to study environmental and community impacts was not done. They did no testing of the trackside soils to see if construction work would emit pollutants into the air…they did nothing like that. They didn’t tell anyone where the staging areas are and where equipment will go. We will see how LIRR/MTA replies to the issues,” the mayor explains.

Consultants’ Collaborations

On behalf of the three villages that have collaborated, the professional review angle was well-planned following the DEIS’ release two and a half months ago. Vertex coordinated with Beveridge & Diamond, as Episcopia said the firms “know each other well and they talk.” The mayor expressed his pleasure with both firms work and their communications back to the village, pointing out Mike Murphy of Beveridge & Diamond as a key individual over the past year. The village, along with its teammates in Floral Park and New Hyde Park, received $25,000 from the Town of Hempstead last month to offset some costs going towards the consultants and legal counsel. Mayor Episcopia publicly thanked the Town of Hempstead, and he adds that the sum goes directly toward the first bills from the two firms. “I was asking for this contribution for months and they came through. That supply was very good of the town,” Mayor Episcopia said. At its January 12 meeting the Village Board had approved the commitment to Third Track counsel and expenditures, but not to exceed a combined cost to Garden City of $45,000 in connection with a review of the DEIS. At the same time the village formed its official Third Track Committee consisting of Trustees Stephen Makrinos, Jon A. DeMaro, Deputy Mayor Brian Daughney and Joseph DiFrancisco, the new Deputy Village Administrator and Secretary to the Board of Trustees. When asked if there is a need for either Garden City or all three villages to continue the contracts with Vertex and Beveridge & Diamond, the mayor said it really depends on next steps. “We need to see what the MTA/

LIRR comes back with in response to the initial review of the DEIS. They may ignore the whole public input or maybe the project will be dropped,” he said. A grassroots group effort in Garden City and neighboring villages has drawn the support of at least 700 residents who have signed a petition against the Third Track. The mayor said at the upcoming Village Board of Trustees’ meeting on Tuesday, February 21, the Third Track will definitely be a priority for discussion and he will provide a further update then and also in his weekly Mayor’s Columns.

Pushback at January’s Public Sessions

When the last round of LIRR Third Track public sessions, held at the Inn at New Hyde Park on Thursday, January 19 began, a senior gentleman in a blue windbreaker rushed out of the building and quickly crossed the street. On the way back to his car, he shouted expletives about the way in which the Third Track in his home neighborhood will “ruin his entire life.” Minutes later a couple emerged from the Inn at New Hyde Park and they spoke with the News about the impact of the Village of New Hyde Park, where they’ve lived for the past 16 years, seeing massive increases in traffic and losses of commercial ratable tax from several businesses lining the north side of the existing tracks. They say their street, Tulip Avenue, is doomed for a traffic nightmare. Also the “Kiss and Ride” plans for the area closest to Garden City’s western section is not at all to their liking, as they said the LIRR should not expand its nearby stations in that fashion. Inside the January 19 town hallstyle forum were Garden City residents Anthony and Eileen Healy of Greenridge Avenue. They attended to hear the latest information from the LIRR and MTA officials, but they feel at this point in the process with the DEIS (Draft Environmental Impact Statement) published all they can do is focus on advising the proper height of a sound retaining wall, initially proposed for only between four and eight feet high, to railroad officials. Other locals were vocal to the MTA and LIRR. Tom Gannon, the Superintendent of Public Works for the Village of New Hyde Park, spoke on January 19 and presented issues that the Third Track would create for the municipal facilities currently in use and possible negative impacts to their Public Works’ operations during snowstorms, hurricanes and the like. Kurt G. Langjahr is a retired carpenter and a 50-year resident of the Village of New Hyde Park and an active member of TVASNAC, the Town-Village Aircraft Safety and Noise Abatement Committee, where he meets former Garden City Trustee and current Environmental Advisory Board member Laurence Quinn. Langjahr was also a local school board member for

20 years. His profession led him to a new evaluation of the Third Track’s proposed design and contributing a thought that echoes perspective relayed by Greenridge Avenue resident Harry Chohan, who has pressed to create a neighborhood “Quiet Zone” designation in the northwest corner of Garden City. At the January 19 public comment meeting, Langjahr didn’t go into the Federal Railroad Administration’s documentation of a procedure to sanction official recognition of a Quiet Zone. But his words support the efforts of Chohan and his neighbors, who called for the Village of Garden City, its Board of Trustees and Environmental Advisory Board to seek approval of the FRA guidelines for their trackside part of west Garden City. While those efforts trying to prompt local government to a meaningful action are not a lost cause, Langjahr says the pressing need is for the LIRR to ensure some betterment of the communities here, sitting in the middle of this scrutinized, controversial project. “Living here so long, eliminating noise is my objective. They cannot do that the way they’re designing this project. In Roslyn where the LIRR built the bridge, that’s a very nice job but they had much more space there. There was more width and space to do the job. It’s really irrelevant to consider until they (LIRR) gets things done and to do it safely for the community, and make the community better. What they are doing with adding the Third Track won’t improve anything for our community. This will add more noise and not solve any problems with traffic or grade crossings,” he said.

Targeting Control of Properties, Taxes, Noise Levels

Prior to 1981 he worked on the New York subway’s project of an underground tunnel crossing the East River, where the F train leaves Queens and Roosevelt Island before it reaches the 63rd Street station in Manhattan. Langjahr says next to Garden City and New Hyde Park is a better example of the engineering for an expanded track than what is being proposed with the DEIS’ info and Third Track project. “If they tunneled it the local property values would go up sky-high because this would be a quiet neighborhood. We have had groups studying of the quiet zone due to overhead helicopters and planes (with TVASNAC). The kiss and ride aspect is a nice objective but in New Hyde Park we do not need that – where would it be? We need that storage (commercial) area and other facilities that brings up tax revenues for the village. That is an enormous commercial contribution to our village and it keeps our taxes down,” Langjahr explained. At the Garden City Village Board of Trustees’ meeting on February 2 Mayor Nicholas Episcopia raised his concerns over the similar aspect of properties in

question just south of the railroad – designated Village of Garden City parcels – being taken either entirely or only during Third Track construction, as the DEIS outlines. “The DEIS which came out in the end of November, three pieces of property would be taken by imminent domain. They are properties south of the New Hyde Park railroad station, and the LIRR/MTA says the properties are needed in order to do the grade crossings. A letter was issued by Joseph Brown, regional director of the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT). We received it the first week of January. This letter said if the LIRR so chooses they will take property either on a temporary or permanent basis, depending on what they feel the need is for the property and they will do it either by a memorandum of understanding or by imminent domain. This led people to believe they aren’t finished with the proposals to take property around New Hyde Park Road,” the mayor said at the meeting. From that point last month, Beveridge & Diamond and Village Attorney Peter Bee drafted a letter asking the state DOT about that issue and making it clear that the Village of Garden City will not abandon any of its rights to challenge the proposal. As of February 2 the village did not have a reply from Brown’s office on that letter.

State Funding Oversight?

Another major concern Mayor Episcopia has pointed out is a lack of concrete funding for the Third Track as it was laid out from Albany. The New York State budget for 2017 does not include anything specifically for the project, and Mayor Episcopia is questioning whether Governor Cuomo will apply for federal funding for the Third Track. “I was in contact with Assemblyman Ra and our State Senator Kemp Hannon and as of February 1 the governor had not made requests to move any funds out of the capital budget for the $2 billion involved for the project. They are of the opinion that Governor Cuomo can’t move the use of those funds unless the Capital Plan Approval Board approves it,” Episcopia detailed on February 2 at the Village Board’s meeting. If federal funds are sought the Third Track project will need to include an environmental study beyond the eventual EIS’ measures because it would need to adhere to federal standards. “I’m told that is much more stringent than state standards,” the mayor said. With the concentrated efforts Garden City has made to date as local leaders spoke up, and continuing with consultants comments detailed prior to February 15, clearly the village is holding standards for the MTA/LIRR to meet and address. The village will not sit back quietly, even if the trackside part of it should already be a designated Quiet Zone.


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Rob Sampogne and Suzanne Kelleher

Mr. and Mrs. John P. Sullivan of Garden City are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Suzanne Kelleher to Robert Louis Sampogne III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sampogne, also of Garden City. Suzanne and Rob both graduated from Garden City High School in 2008. Suzanne is a graduate of Providence College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary and Special Education. She received a Master’s degree in Literacy Education from New York University. Suzanne is currently a Kindergarten teacher in the Franklin Square School District. Rob is a graduate of The Frank G. Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Legal Studies in Business. Rob is currently a relationship banking officer at J.P. Morgan Chase. A July 2017 wedding is planned at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer in Manhattan.

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Major General Anthony P. German, The Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership. Joseph Eigl from Garden City, serving with the Company D, 1-69th Infantry is promoted to the rank of Specialist. Army National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability, and development potential. These promotions additionally recognize the best qualified Soldiers and attract and retain the highest caliber Citizen Soldiers for a career in the New York Army National Guard.

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Alliance for Quality Education Forum at Community Church

By Melva Victorino Blanca traveled though On Sunday, out Europe using her February 19th at 9:15 – multilingual skills, she 10:15 AM, Ms. Blanca then returned to pursue A. Villanueva will lead her Master’s in Public the Sunday Forum Health at Brooklyn Series at Garden City College. Community Church She credits her mas(GCCC) on “Campaign ters studies in truly for Fiscal Equality enlightening her on the (CFE) Derailed: A important roles policy, Decade Denied”. environment, and eduBlanca A. Villanueva cation play in creating is the Long Island disparities and inequiCommunity Education ties in a community. Organizer with Alliance She believes a good eduBlanca A. Villanueva for Quality Education cation is the key to a Long Island Progressive Coalition better future and change. Blanca is also (AQE LIPC). Blanca is a Long Island a strong supporter for human rights, native, growing up in Brentwood, specifically speaking out against any New York. She left to attend New form of abuse. Her Masters Paper was York University where she sat on the on the Risk Factors for Sexual Assault board of several student lead organi- Perpetration in the US Military. zations, which strive to educate and Working with AQE/LIPC, she is able unify the NYU community on social to use her policy expertise with grassand cultural issues. Blanca graduat- roots organizing to ensure all students ed with a degree in Psychology and have a high quality public education no American Sign Language with a Pre- matter their zip code. Med concentration. After graduating As the Long Island branch of AQE,

the Long Island Progressive Coalition has worked with parents and leaders from all across Long Island to take action on the statewide campaign. It has organized to build a committee of parents and leaders from the Brentwood, Central Islip and Wyandanch school districts to fight for quality education that will help to close the huge achievement and spending gaps that exist on Long Island. The Community is invited to attend the forum in the church parlor. The Garden City Community Church is part of the United Church of Christ and is an Open and Affirming congregation. Worship services are Sundays at 8:30 AM in the chapel and 10:30 AM in the sanctuary, with church school for children and a crib room for infants and toddlers during the latter service. Wednesday Service is at 8:00 PM at Gardner Hall. The Garden City Community Church is located at 245 Stewart Avenue and Whitehall Blvd. For more information, call 516-746-1700 or visit our website at www.gardencitycommunitychurch.org.

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The Camellia Show With ATHENA

The snow was appreciated by all of the children in Garden City as the schools were closed and the making of snow men and snow balls was possible. As far as the children were concerned, this was heaven and they took full advantage of it. The adults were also happy as we have a good reputation for getting our roads cleared very quickly. Our parking lots by the stores meant it was possible to get your shopping done and that means a lot also. Let’s all thank the crews of men who made this possible for the benefit of all of us. We all know that time flies but the Historical Society here in town is entering their 42nd year. They provide us with a look at what the houses were like when Garden City was being built by the Stewart family. The Garden City Historical Society provides many programs in the house for many tastes and they give a scholarship at our High School in memory of the schools of St. Mary’s and St. Paul’s. Do visit their ship on the lower level of the house in the back. Try it and you just might find the perfect gift for yourself or a friend. Happy birthday wishes go to Irene Christie, who celebrated her special day on the 13th of this month along with her twin brother. Alice Mara did the same on the 14th of February. Pat and Bob Gordon and Maggie and Lou Battista will all be celebrating their wedding anniversaries just about now. Best wishes to one and all. The folks at the Community Club of Garden City and Hempstead learned a lot about flower arranging this week when they attended a program on this topic. Chances were sold and there was a drawing for all of the arrangements one by one. Since it was held on Valentines Day, it was very appropriate. What a nice

idea and a nice way to celebrate the day. The winners were all very happy. The folks at Clark Gardens will host a talk on Thursday, March 2nd at 1 p.m. on “Let’s Chat About Our Gardens.” Spring is coming up and its getting to be time to think about our gardens. Jim Newman, resident horticulturist, will be on hand to answer questions and he will tell you about their new greenhouse. Mark your calendars to attend. The fee is $10 for members and $12 for non-members. It will get you thinking about doing something new in your garden. If you are looking for something to bring Spring into your life, take a trip out to Planting Fields Arboretum. The Camellia Festival will start on Sunday, February 19th, with snow date of February 26th. This year they will be celebrating their Paradise and Chinese New Year on one day. The Camellia Festival is really wonderful to see as it is in one greenhouse and filled with those beautiful camellias. The Mansion will also be open, so it’s a great day no matter what you enjoy seeing. Hours at Coe Hall are 10:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Greenhouse is open 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s enough to put a spring in your step any way you look at it. Actually, I have daffodils coming up since the beginning of the year and they are now four inches high. Guess the snow will give them some new thoughts as they have come to a halt and I do hope they keep it for a while. I came across a list of how you can tell you are getting older. I will tell you what they are little by little. You can only burn the midnight oil to 9 o’clock. See you next week.

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Irish Singer Mary O’Dowd to perform at Historical Society Museum

The Garden City McCloskey Auditorium Historical Society once at St. Anne’s Church in again presents “Sounds Garden City. She has and Songs of Ireland for sung in clubs in New a Sunday Afternoon,” York, New Jersey, on Sunday, March Toronto, Vancouver, 12 at the Historical Los Angeles and Society Museum. The Ireland. She and her performance features husband, Tony Pope, the incomparable Irish owned Mary O’s restausinger Mary O’Dowd, rant on East 57th Street with guitarist/vocalin Manhattan where ist Ron D’Addario and Mary performed nightfiddler/vocalist Bob ly. Mastro. Get ready for Mary is also execua spirited afternoon tive director and foundIrish Singer Mary O’Dowd filled with Irish music, er of the Frances Pope will be “raisin’ the divil” good times and cheerful Memorial Foundation, at her performance March which strives to offer entertainment. 12 at the Historical Society financial and emotionThe Historical Museum, 109 Eleventh Society is grateful to al support to families this year’s St. Paddy’s dealing with the chalStreet. Day sponsors: realtors lenges of a sick child. Pat Savella, Liz Breslin, Denise Donlon To date, the foundation has distributed and Tara Iori of Coach Realtors, John over one million dollars and has helped and Joseph Ardito of Ardito & Ardito over 700 families. It provides funding law firm, Diane McGrath, owner of a for the Andrew Baeumler Technology State Farm Agency in Rockville Centre, Program at Mount Sinai Children’s and Glenn Martucci/TD Bank. Hospital, and supports the medical The St. Patrick’s performance is community. scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, March Tickets for “Sounds and Songs of 12, in the beautiful Victorian setting of Ireland for a Sunday Afternoon” are on the Society’s Museum at 109 Eleventh sale now at the Society’s consignment Street. Open seating begins at 2:30 p.m.; shop, the A.T. Stewart Exchange, on ticket donation is $35pp. Light, “Irish- the Museum’s lower level, Tuesdayinspired,” refreshments follow the per- Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and formance. Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. Tickets The eldest child of John and Ellen may also be purchased through the O’Dowd of Sligo and Roscommon mail; please send a check for the approCounties, Ireland, Mary O’Dowd is a priate number of tickets requested to native New Yorker, raised in Phoenix, The Garden City Historical Society, Arizona. She often says she is grateful c/o Penny Hinderstein, 170 Kensington she was raised in the era where most Road, Garden City, NY 11530. Make entertainment occurred at home or in checks payable to The Garden City the homes of aunts, uncles and friends Historical Society. Tickets requested because it proved to be excellent train- by mail, and received no later than ing for her 30-years of singing in the March 6, will be sent directly by mail Irish-American folk circle. She record- to the guest who placed the request. ed three albums (CDs), graced the stag- For further information on the event es of Carnegie Hall, New York’s Town or ticket purchase, please call the A.T. Hall, Westbury Music Fair, Joseph Stewart Exchange during shop hours Pap’s public theatre, and in 2008, at 516-746-8900.

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Music Academy theatre students shine at The Space In September 2016, the Music Academy of Garden City launched its very first, comprehensive Musical Theatre Program. Unlike other theatre programs, the Music Academy’s program is musician-based, so that students not only learn to be well-rounded and well-informed performers, but competent musicians and singers. The comprehensive program is designed for students from 8 years old to 18 years old. Students meet once a week for classes over a 5-month period and at the end of each semester, present a Musical Theatre Showcase. On Sunday, January 29th, at 5:00 P.M., the Music Academy of Garden City presented its very first Musical Theatre Showcase under the artistic direction of Natalie Fabian at the prestigious theater venue, The Space at Westbury. The show featured solo songs, monologues, duets, trios, and ensemble numbers from an array of various musicals and plays, including both contemporary and classical musical theatre repertoire. Some of the Broadway musicals included Finding Neverland, Wicked, Shrek, Gypsy, Little Shop of Horrors, Sweet Charity, Annie Get Your Gun, Little Women, Seussical, A Little Princess, Jekyll & Hyde, and many more. Students performed with a live pit band, in costume, with props and set-pieces, as well as projection slides in the background that featured storybook-like images to set the tone for each scene. There was a certain magic in the air that night as the young, bright, and talented Music Academy students showcased all of their hard work under the twinkling lights of The Stage, with a fresh excitement, positive energy, and a genuine passion for all-things “theatre.” Music Academy students raved about their experience in the performance and in the program thus far. 12 year-old student Holly Gannon said, “It was a very fun experience. I liked that we got to work with people that we never worked with before. I thought the show was well-organized. My favorite part of the show was singing in the duets because I loved

the songs and learning new songs.” 16 year-old Michelle Wisnewski said, “The showcase was a really positive experience, especially playing different roles you wouldn’t normally get to play and exploring different characters.” A highlight for her “was performing in the duet, ‘In His Eyes.’ Getting to play the role was an honor— it was so special for me.” Miss. Wisnewski also commented on the classes themselves stating, “They were so informative. I learned a lot of valuable skills.” 12 year-old Megan McQuaid said, “It was very interesting to see how all of it was laid out and to experience the theatre life, behind the scenes and on stage.” Miss. McQuaid also commented on a highlight of the show for her, saying, “When we all sang together as a group, it was really special to interact with other people who love performing just as much as king professional headshots with Music Academy co-founder and photographer, Dr. Pete Coco. In addition, students learned how to make a professional performance resumé and several students took these headshots and resumés with them to audition for Broadway shows and other New York City productions. Students learned proper audition etiquette, how to complete a full character study and analysis, and how to read a musical score. Students expanded their musical and acting repertoire by leaps and bounds. Lastly, they got to apply and put into action everything they learned on the stage at The Space in an inspiring performance. The Fall semester focused on the individual performer, and how to function as a soloist within different theatrical contexts. This Spring Semester, the focus shifts to how the young performer functions as part of a musical theatre ensemble. The next Music Academy Musical Theatre showcase date is set for Sunday, June 4th. For more information about Musical Theatre at the Music Academy of Garden City and program enrollment, please visit www.musicacademyofgc. com/theatre or call (516) 292-2777.


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Special occasions often call for special venues. Catering halls are capable of hosting big and small parties, making them worthy of consideration for hosts looking to impress. While catering halls are most often associated with weddings, such venues can host everything from birthdays to religious rites of passage to anniversary parties and more. Catering hall staff can guide clients through the booking, preparation and hosting of their events. Many party hosts prefer to leave much of the hosting work to the professionals, feeling it reduces the stress associated with hosting while ensuring hosts they will have the time to mingle with guests and enjoy the festivities. Working with a reputable and reliable caterer is the first step toward ensuring a party will be successful and enjoyable. The following tips can help anyone develop a good relationship with a caterer en route to hosting a fun and memorable party. • Think about the size of the venue. Catering halls can cater to parties of various sizes. When choosing a venue for the party, hosts should keep the comfort of their guests in mind. Guests should be able to move around and not feel as though they are sitting on top of one another at the tables. Halls can be too big as well.

Rooms that are too large for the guest list can feel uncomfortable and make guests feel isolated. • Develop a budget. Budget should factor into hosts’ decisions regarding a catering hall. Speak with the catering manager prior to booking and be sure that there is a package that will fit into your budget. When examining catering packages, hosts can discuss if certain substitutions or amendments can be made to packages

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to meet their needs and the needs of their guests. • Consider the banquet hall location. Proximity to public transportation, highways and hotels is an important consideration. Guests should be able to get to and from the venue with ease. Try to find a catering hall that is not too far from home. This way you can communicate with the banquet manager and be able to pop in to drop off centerpieces and favors easily or handle any other last-minute issues that pop up. • Explore the amenities. Amenities, such as outdoor gardens or gazebos for photo opportunities, can add to the experience of throwing a party at a catering hall. Hosts should compare amenities at the catering halls they’re considering, and factor in the benefits of having those amenities versus the disadvantages of choosing a venue with no such offerings. • Don’t forget the food. Food should not be overlooked when choosing a catering hall. Be sure to taste test the menu to determine if the food is up to par. Catering halls can be beautiful, but the food should meet hosts’ expectations as well. Finding the right catering hall requires hosts to consider the venue, their budgets and a host of additional factors.


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Receiving an invitation to a wedding or another party in the mail can be an exciting prospect, presenting a chance to enjoy a night out and share several hours in the company of friends and family. Upon opening the invite, you may find the words “black tie.” If you have never attended a black tie event, you may be unsure what that entails and how to prepare. The appearance of “black tie” on an invitation means the party hosts are planning a formal affair and they’d like their guests to dress appropriately. For men, this dress code is unequivocally a black tuxedo. Gentleman who want to dress in the spirit of the occasion should purchase a tuxedo or rent one if finances do not allow for the purchase. Accompanying the tuxedo is a bow tie. Now is not the time to don a clip-on. Only a hand-tied bow tie will suffice. Additionally, men are expected to be conservative with their choice of tuxedo shirt. A white shirt is customary. It may have ribbing or a subtle detail. If a cummerbund or vest is worn, it should also be black. However, sometimes matching the vest or cummerbund to a date’s dress is acceptable. Women have a little more wiggle room when it comes to dressing for a black tie affair. A cocktail dress is customary, and many women prefer to wear something floor length because it appears more formal than a shorter dress. Dressy separates also are acceptable, provided they look formal enough. A ball gown or something you might see a celebrity wearing on the red carpet is customary.

On some occasions, some men may not want to be curtailed by dress code and may use the opportunity to dress as they would like. This is a breach of etiquette. Although a party host may be accommodating to the lack of tuxedo, he or she doesn’t have to be. If you are invited to a black tie party, try to keep with the dress code so you are respectful of the party hosts. In some instances, an invitation may read “black tie preferred” or “black tie optional.” At such events, the hosts are giving guests the option to attend even if they prefer not to wear extremely formal attire. In this case, it’s still in your best interest to dress as formally as possible. A black suit for a man and a cocktail dress for a woman are appropriate. White tie is similar to black tie. Men are expected to wear full dress with a white shirt, white vest and white tie. Women wear long, fancy gowns. Party hosts who request formal attire are trying to keep a uniform look to their party and avoid any conflicts that could arise with lax dress code requirements. If a host or hostess has specified a dress code, it is in proper form to stick to the requirements or decline the invitation. If you are ever in doubt about what to wear, you can always ask your hosts what is expected of you.

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L E G A L LEGAL NOTICE Notice of formation of PolitiBee LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/29/16. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: PolitiBee LLC, 998C Old Country Road, Ste. 324, Plainview, NY 11803. Purpose: Any lawful activity. GC 0562 6X 1/13,20,27,2/3,10,17 LEGAL NOTICE Notice of formation of The Slanty Shanty, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY “) on 12/22/2016. Office located in Nassau County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC, c/o Law Office of Peter J. Wagner, 33 Walt Whitman Rd., Suite 208, Huntington Station, NY 11746. Purpose: any lawful purpose. GC 0563 6X 01/13,20,27,02/03,10,17 LEGAL NOTICE SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF NASSAU THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS OF CWMBS, INC., CHL MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 200711 Plaintiff against HENRIETTA CALANDRINO, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on December 23, 2016. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction in the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, N.Y. on the 14th day of March, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. premises described as follows: All that certain, plot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in the Incorporated Village of Garden City, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York. Said premises known as 4 Main Avenue, Garden City, N.Y. 11530. (Section: 33, Block: 240, Lot: 66). Approximate amount of lien $ 765,147.04 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 004498-12. Steven Lloyd Keats, Esq., Referee. McCabe, Weisberg & Conway,

P.C. Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 145 Huguenot Street – Suite 210 New Rochelle, New York 10801 (914) 636-8900 GC 0572 4X 02/10,17,24,03/3

PUBLIC NOTICE OF COUNTY TREASURER’S SALE OF TAX LIENS ON REAL ESTATE Notice is hereby given that I shall on February 21, 2017, and the succeeding days, beginning at 10:00 o’ clock in the morning in the Legislative Chamber, First Floor, Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building, 1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola, Nassau County, New York, sell at public auction the tax liens on real estate herein-after described, unless the owner, mortgagee, occupant of or any other party-ininterest in such real estate shall pay to the County Treasurer by February 17, 2017 the total amount of such unpaid taxes or assessments with the interest, penalties and other expenses and charges, against the property. Such tax liens will be sold at the lowest rate of interest, not exceeding 10 per cent per six month’s period, for which any person or persons shall offer to take the total amount of such unpaid taxes as defined in section 5-37.0 of the Nassau County Administrative Code. Effective with the February, 2016 lien sale Ordinance No. 1752015 requires a $125.00 per day registration fee for each person who intends to bid at the tax lien sale. Ordinance No. 175-2015 also requires that upon the issuance of the Lien Certificate there is due from the lien buyer a Tax Certificate Issue Fee of $20.00 per lien purchased. The liens are for arrears of School District taxes for the year 2015 2016 and/or County, Town, and Special District taxes for the year 2016. The following is a partial listing of the real estate located in school district number(s) 18 in the Town of Hempstead only, upon which tax liens are to be sold, with a brief description of the same by reference to the County Land and Tax Map, the name of the owner or occupant as the same appears on the 2017/2018 tentative assessment roll, and the total amount of such unpaid taxes.

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NOMINAL ONLY AND ANOTHER PERSON IS ACTUALLY THE BENEFICIAL OWNER. Town of Hempstead School:18 Garden City UFSD Name Amount Parcel Group Lot RADICY ALBERTO & BLANCA 9,934.38 09442 0039A 39A,39B MERCADANTE JAMES & BEATRICE 1,226.23 33002 00030 3,4,103 & 109 RUIZ NIDIA 1,544.21 33007 00100 10-13 KARCHER JR DUNCAN E LIFE ESTATE 4,923.45 33011 00920 SCARLATA JOHN C & CARINESCARLA 1,981.90 33020 00050 5-8 HOEY JR THOMAS J & WENDY LIFE E 19,355.45 33024 00540 54-57 DELFOE VIRGINIA 9,900.96 33027 01330 EIGL SUZANNE 15,946.74 33051 00150 15-18 GALLAN MICHAEL A 26,850.63 33067 00010 1-7 ATRIA T BLASSO & JOSEPH 15,956.43 33072 00320 32-35 BRESSINGHAM JAMES & MARIE L 13,745.30 33084 00380 38-41 HUNT D TURNER & BERNARD 7,002.82 33214 00120 VORKAS GEORGE & MARIA 14,470.65 33238 00670 MCGOWAN EAMON & RESHMA 4,018.25 33255 00440 44-46 REPETTI JOHN R & MARY K 16,247.24 33255 00750 75-80 SIRICO JR HERCULES M & LISA 3,101.42 33280 01650 HIGGINS ROBERT P TRUST 1,219.80 33289 01320 SCHWANTNER MICHAEL J & EVELYN 15,069.91 33323 00870 87-89 GRIFFITHS EILEEN 12,217.58 33329 00640 64-65 KURZWEIL EDWIN & 1,187.86 33355 03260 326-329 WASSEM ANN CRAVEN & JEAN 1,399.13 33355 03300 330-331 HAHN FREDERICK & JEAN 12,907.08 33527 01050 SUGRUE PATRICK & CATHERINE 1,529.60 33532 02420 242-245 VEGA LUIS PEREZ 1,178.78 33558 00150 15,16,68,73 Town of Hempstead School:18 Garden City UFSD Name Amount Parcel Group Lot CASANOVA JACQUES & NANCY 6,301.87 33608 00100 GULLO GARY & GINA 14,519.16

33611 00010 1-3 CINNELLA ANGELINA 8,126.27 33616 00160 ODONNELL KAY BEA TRUST 5,923.98 34 K 03460 DANIS JUNE & ROY 1,293.72 34 K 0364UCA02770 DIETERICH DOUGLAS T & KATHERINE 2,407.42 34 K 0364UCA02770 FLIGMAN IGAL 1,356.04 34 K 0364UCA02770 MESLOH JAMES 1,885.96 34017 00260 RESSMEYER HELMUT 1,231.61 34024 00110 11-13 VERGA JACK & MARIE 957.37 34025 01450 MCMAHON MICHAEL 3,274.76 34026 01450 BATTLE STEPHANIE 1,529.60 34026 01470 MASTAGLIO JAMES & BRIDGETTE 8,936.90 34029 00660 66-68 HANSEN KATHLEEN 2,661.80 34030 00720 GLITTER PROJECTS INC 3,486.56 34032 00860 MALOOF MICHEL JOHN 3,418.96 34040 00670 1051 FRANKLIN AVENUE LLC 119,078.04 34045 00410 FOLEY TRUST ELIZABETH 8,394.55 34062 00130 FERRO HELEN 222.38 34065 0006UCA01700 6 CA 170 UNIT 1226 SEVENTH STREET PROPERTIES LLC 10,074.45 34070 0005UCA00360 5 CA 36 UNIT 4 STANFORD JACQUELINE A & JM 2,177.44 34074 00030 601 FRANKLIN AVENUE OWNER LLC 1,908.67 34091 0018UCA02750 DARMODY EDWARD & THERESA 7,181.87 34092 00050 TALMADGE TARA LYNN 2,736.93 34097 00750 Town of Hempstead School:18 Garden City UFSD Name Amount Parcel Group Lot BUTLER JOHN 2,014.79 34115 04090

MOORE RAYMOND & PATRICIA 2,311.77 34118 00060 STRAEHLE ROLAND & CORINNE 20,889.18 34119 00070 CHANG JUNG HUAN 7,435.21 34143 00060 SARCINELLI CHRISTINE 2,440.13 34151 03360 GORDON DON & BARBARA 1 2,697.11 34159 00070 O’MALLEY JOHN E LE 6,670.26 34167 00350 35-37 YORKE BRIAN & NICOLE 23,698.81 34171 01200 PLASS GENOVEFA 1,673.98 34180 04100 MCLEOD ALLAN & JENNIFER 259.50 34249 01190 MCLEOD ALLAN & JENNIFER 12,874.10 34249 01210 MCLEOD ALLAN & JENNIFER 261.32 34249 01230 BERKOWITZ MEREDITH 17,568.52 34527 00290 MALONEY ALLISON 281.46 34529 00210 SMITH MELISSA 10,197.64 34530 00560 RUSS JOHN & KATHLEEN 12,382.67 34532 00250 KAFTAN GEORGE & ELIZABETH 6,405.77 34532 00270 RAMIREZ EDGAR & BARBARA 2,117.84 34550 00570 TAGRE SA LTD 20,951.71 44 D 0007A TERMS OF SALE Such tax liens shall be sold subject to any and all superior tax liens of sovereignties and other municipalities and to all claims of record which the County may have thereon and subject to the provisions of the Federal and State Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Acts. However, such tax liens shall have priority over the County’s Differential Interest Lien, representing the excess, if any, of the interest and penalty borne at the maximum rate over the interest and penalty borne at the rate at which the lien is purchased. The Purchaser acknowledges that the tax lien(s) sold pursuant to these Terms of Sale may be subject to pending bankruptcy proceedings and/or may become subject to such proceedings which may be commenced during the period in which a tax lien is held by a successful bidder or the assignee of same, which may modify a Purchaser’s rights with respect to the lien(s) and the property securing same. Such bankruptcy proceedings shall not affect the


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validity of the tax lien. In addition to being subject to pending bankruptcy proceedings and/or the Federal and State Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Acts, said purchaser’s right of foreclosure may be affected by the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act(FIRREA),12 U.S.C. ss 1811 et.seq., with regard to real property under Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation(FDIC) receivership. The County Treasurer reserves the right, without further notice and at any time, to withdraw from sale any of the parcels of land or premises herein listed. The Nassau County Treasurer reserves the right to intervene in any bankruptcy case/litigation where the property affected by the tax liens sold by the Treasurer is part of the bankruptcy estate. However,it is the sole responsibility of all tax lien purchasers to protect their legal interests in any bankruptcy case affecting their purchased tax lien, including but not limited to the filing of a proof of claim on their behalf, covering their investment in said tax lien. The Nassau County Treasurer and Nassau County and its agencies, assumes no responsibility for any legal representation of any tax lien purchaser in any legal proceeding including but not limited to a bankruptcy case where the purchased tax lien is at risk. The rate of interest and penalty at which any person purchases the tax lien shall be established by his bid. Each purchaser, immediately after the sale thereof, shall pay to the County Treasurer ten per cent of the amount for which the tax liens have been sold and the remaining ninety per cent within thirty days after such sale. If the purchaser at the tax sale shall fail to pay the remaining ninety per cent within ten days after he has been notified by the County Treasurer that the certificates of sale are ready for delivery, then all amounts deposited with the County Treasurer including but not limited to the ten per cent theretofore paid by him shall, without further notice or demand, be irrevocably forfeited by the purchaser and shall be retained by the County Treasurer as liquidated damages and the agreement to purchase shall be of no further effect. Time is of the essence in this sale. This sale is held pursuant to the Nassau County Administrative Code and interested parties are referred to such Code for additional information as to terms of the sale, rights of purchasers, maximum rates of interest and other legal incidents of the sale. This list includes only tax liens on real estate located in the Town of Hempstead. Such other tax liens on real estate are advertised as follows:

Town of Hempstead Dist 1001 HEMPSTEAD/UNIONDALE TIMES NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEW YORK TREND NEWSDAY UNIONDALE BEACON Dist 1002 HEMPSTEAD/UNIONDALE TIMES NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY UNIONDALE BEACON Dist 1003 EAST MEADOW BEACON EAST MEADOW HERALD NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEIGHBOR NEWSPAPERS NEWSDAY Dist 1004 BELLMORE HERALD MERRICK / BELLMORE TRIBUNE NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEIGHBOR NEWSPAPERS NEWSDAY Dist 1005 HICKSVILLE ILLUSTRATED NEWS LEVITTOWN TRIBUNE NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEIGHBOR NEWSPAPERS NEWSDAY Dist 1006 NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY SEAFORD HERALD CITIZEN WANTAGH HERALD CITIZEN Dist 1007 BELLMORE HERALD MERRICK / BELLMORE TRIBUNE NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY Dist 1008 BALDWIN HERALD BALDWIN/FREEPORT TRIBUNE NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY Town of Hempstead Dist 1009 BALDWIN/FREEPORT TRIBUNE FREEPORT BALDWIN LEADER NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY Dist 1010 BALDWIN HERALD BALDWIN/FREEPORT TRIBUNE NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY Dist 1011 NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY OCEANSIDE TRIBUNE OCEANSIDE/ISLAND PARK HERALD Dist 1012 MALVERNE / WEST HEMPSTEAD HERALD NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY VALLEY STREAM/MALVERN TRIBUNE Dist 1013 NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY VALLEY STREAM HERALD VALLEY STREAM/MALVERN TRIBUNE Dist 1014

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FIVE TOWNS TRIBUNE NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NASSAU HERALD (FIVE TOWNS) NEWSDAY Dist 1015 FIVE TOWNS JEWISH TIMES FIVE TOWNS TRIBUNE JEWISH STAR NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY Dist 1016 FRANKLIN SQ / ELMONT HERALD FRANKLIN SQUARE BULLETIN NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY Town of Hempstead Dist 1017 FRANKLIN SQ/ELMONT HERALD FRANKLIN SQUARE BULLETIN NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEW HYDE PARK ILLUSTRATED NEWS NEWSDAY Dist 1018 GARDEN CITY LIFE GARDEN CITY NEWS GARDEN CITY TRIBUNE NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY Dist 1019 EAST ROCKAWAY TRIBUNE LYNBROOK/EAST ROCKAWAY HERALD NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY ROCKAWAY JOURNAL Dist 1020 LYNBROOK/EAST ROCKAWAY HERALD NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY ROCKVILLE CENTRE HERALD Dist 1021 NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY ROCKVILLE CENTRE HERALD ROCKVILLE CENTRE TRIBUNE Dist 1022 FLORAL PARK BULLETIN NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY THE GATEWAY Dist 1023 NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY SEAFORD HERALD CITIZEN WANTAGH HERALD CITIZEN Dist 1024 NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY VALLEY STREAM HERALD VALLEY STREAM/MALVERN TRIBUNE Town of Hempstead Dist 1025 MERRICK HERALD MERRICK / BELLMORE TRIBUNE NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY Dist 1026 HICKSVILLE ILLUSTRATED NEWS LEVITTOWN TRIBUNE NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY Dist 1027 MALVERNE / WEST

HEMPSTEAD HERALD NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY WEST HEMPSTEAD BEACON Dist 1028 LONG BEACH HERALD LONG BEACH TRIBUNE NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY Dist 1029 MERRICK HERALD MERRICK / BELLMORE TRIBUNE NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY Dist 1030 NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY VALLEY STREAM HERALD VALLEY STREAM/MALVERN TRIBUNE Dist 1031 ISLAND PARK TRIBUNE NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY OCEANSIDE/ISLAND PARK HERALD Dist 1201 EAST MEADOW BEACON EAST MEADOW HERALD NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY WESTBURY TIMES Dist 1205 NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEW HYDE PARK ILLUSTRATED NEWS NEWSDAY WEST HEMPSTEAD BEACON Town of North Hempstead Dist 2001 MINEOLA AMERICAN NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY WESTBURY TIMES Dist 2002 MINEOLA AMERICAN NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY WILLISTON TIMES, WILLISTON PARK EDITION Dist 2003 MANHASSET PRESS NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY ROSLYN NEWS ROSLYN TIMES Dist 2004 MANHASSET TIMES NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY PORT WASHINGTON NEWS Dist 2005 NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEW HYDE PARK HERALD COURIER NEW HYDE PARK ILLUSTRATED NEWS NEWSDAY Dist 2006 MANHASSET PRESS MANHASSET TIMES NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY PORT WASHINGTON NEWS Dist 2007 GREAT NECK NEWS GREAT NECK RECORD JEWISH STAR NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY

Dist 2009 MINEOLA AMERICAN NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY WILLISTON TIMES, WILLISTON PARK EDITION Town of North Hempstead Dist 2010 MINEOLA AMERICAN NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEW HYDE PARK ILLUSTRATED NEWS NEWSDAY Dist 2011 MINEOLA AMERICAN NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY WESTBURY TIMES Dist 2122 FLORAL PARK BULLETIN NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY THE GATEWAY Dist 2301 GLEN COVE RECORD PILOT LOCUST VALLEY LEADER NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY Dist 2315 JERICHO NEWS JOURNAL NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY SYOSSET JERICHO TRIBUNE Town of Oyster Bay Dist 3001 GLEN COVE RECORD PILOT LOCUST VALLEY LEADER NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY Dist 3002 GLEN COVE RECORD PILOT LOCUST VALLEY LEADER NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY Dist 3003 JERICHO NEWS JOURNAL NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY SYOSSET JERICHO TRIBUNE Dist 3004 LOCUST VALLEY LEADER LONG ISLAND PRESS NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY Town of Oyster Bay Dist 3006 LOCUST VALLEY LEADER LONG ISLAND PRESS NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY Dist 3008 NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY OYSTER BAY ENTERPRISE PILOT OYSTER BAY GUARDIAN Dist 3009 NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY OYSTER BAY ENTERPRISE PILOT OYSTER BAY GUARDIAN Dist 3011 NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY OYSTER BAY ENTERPRISE PILOT SYOSSET ADVANCE Dist 3012 NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY

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SYOSSET ADVANCE SYOSSET JERICHO TRIBUNE Dist 3013 NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY SYOSSET ADVANCE SYOSSET JERICHO TRIBUNE Dist 3014 JERICHO NEWS JOURNAL NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY SYOSSET JERICHO TRIBUNE Dist 3015 JERICHO NEWS JOURNAL NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY SYOSSET JERICHO TRIBUNE Dist 3017 HICKSVILLE ILLUSTRATED NEWS HICKSVILLE / LEVITTOWN TRIBUNE NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY Town of Oyster Bay Dist 3018 BETHPAGE TRIBUNE NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY PLAINVIEW/OLD BETHPAGE HERALD Dist 3019 BETHPAGE NEWSGRAM NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY PLAINVIEW/OLD BETHPAGE HERALD Dist 3020 BETHPAGE NEWSGRAM BETHPAGE TRIBUNE NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY Dist 3021 BETHPAGE NEWSGRAM BETHPAGE TRIBUNE NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY Dist 3022 FARMINGDALE OBSERVER MASSAPEQUA POST NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY Dist 3023 MASSAPEQUA POST MASSAPEQUAN OBSERVER MID-ISLAND TIMES NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY

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Dist 3024 GLEN COVE RECORD PILOT GOLD COAST GAZETTE NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY Dist 3203 LONG ISLAND PRESS NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY ROSLYN NEWS ROSLYN TIMES Town of Oyster Bay Dist 3306 FARMINGDALE OBSERVER MASSAPEQUA POST MASSAPEQUAN OBSERVER NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY City of Glen Cove Dist 4005 GLEN COVE RECORD PILOT GOLD COAST GAZETTE LOCUST VALLEY LEADER NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY City of Long Beach Dist 5028 LONG BEACH HERALD LONG BEACH TRIBUNE NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY Nassau County does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to or access to, or treatment or employment in, its services, programs, or activities. Upon request, accommodations such as those required by the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) will be provided to enable individuals with disabilities to participate in all services, programs, activities and public hearings and events conducted by the Treasurer’s Office. Upon request, information can be made available in braille, large print, audio tape or other alternative formats. For additional information, please call 571-2090 Ext. 13715. Dated: February 16, 2017 THE NASSAU COUNTY TREASURER MINEOLA, NEW YORK GC 0577 1X 2/17

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On April 20, 2016, the PA State Board of Nursing accepted the voluntary surrender of the license to practice as a registered nurse in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania of Cynthia Kelsh Omahony, license no RN345747L, of Massapequa, New York, based on her having a license suspended or revoked or receiving other disciplinary action by the proper licensing authority in another state and failing to report said action within ninety (90) days of final disposition or on application for renewal of license, whichever was sooner. GC 0578 1x 02/17 LEGAL NOTICE INCORPORATED VILLAGE OF GARDEN CITY, NEW YORK NOTICE TO BIDDERS Sealed bids MUST be RECEIVED BY AND DELIVERED TO: THE PURCHASING DIVISION Incorporated Village of Garden City 351 Stewart Avenue Garden City, New York 11530 between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., UNTIL 11:00 A.M., E.S.T., FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud, for furnishing the following: INSECT & WEED CONTROL 2017 Specifications, Form of Bid, and other information may be obtained from the office of the Purchasing Division at the above address. Rosemary Monahan Buyer Dated: February 17, 2017 GC 0579 1X 02/17

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Should village mayors be honored on a plaque?

From page 3 village staff to look into the cost. Somebody went and told Deputy Mayor Daughney and he went crazy over it. Then again he is just attacking me,” the mayor says. Instead of cost factors, on February 2 he challenged Daughney’s philosophical assertion against the plaque, as the meeting dialogue turned contentious. “Let me understand, you are saying there’s been such a proliferation of plaques over the last few years that you honestly feel that a budget expenditure for plaques is excessive? Do you know when the last plaque went up?” Episcopia asked Daughney. Next Daughney presented the issue that prompted his resolution regarding the Board of Trustees’ purview of village property and finances. He began by stating a new resolution, saying the Board of Trustees, “in recognition of the longstanding tradition that members of the board and mayors serve as volunteers of the village community” finds it injurious to our Garden City tradition to commemorate individuals who have served as trustees and/ or mayors with the placement of memorial plaques on or at village-owned facilities.” “The Board of Trustees hereby forbids the spending of any village funds for any such plaques or the placements of any such plaques at village facilities without the prior affirmative vote of the majority of the Board of Trustees,” Daughney read from a prepared copy of the resolution. His further explanation to Episcopia touched on a few backbones against the mayor’s idea. “Personally I don’t like it when I’m walking or driving by Eisenhower Park and I see a big sign about a politician who takes credit for whatever. I don’t want that happening here in the village. I don’t like that it has gone up in the past here – I think we are here to volunteer and not to get our names up on the walls. I don’t like them and I do not think we should be spending taxpayer money to put our names up on some wall as if we did something so great. That’s my reason to ask for this resolution,” he told Episcopia. On February 2 Trustee Bolebruch asked for a vote on the resolution, and it was approved with the mayor’s counterargument – and the ‘plaque of mayoral legacies’ – voted down as Mayor Episcopia was outnumbered. Prior to it the mayor tried to reason with Daughney, saying he heard him explain because the community has volunteerism that doesn’t make it a better idea to forego the plaque. He told Daughney in all of the time he’s attended village board meetings, going back almost 20 years, and having served as a trustee since 2005 this ranks at the very top of “petty and ridiculous” ideas or resolutions. Episcopia said it makes virtually no sense. “Somehow he (Daughney) thinks this is some real evil if a plaque did happen, and it would be visually offensive to I don’t know who….If you walk through the Village Justice Court and its offices there are pictures of every justice going back many years. If you walk into the firehouse there are pictures of all the fire chiefs going back, these people are all volunteers. I really don’t understand this – the comparison to Eisenhower Park is completely beyond me. Where is this proliferation of plaques that is in violation of the volunteer system that we have? If I remember right the last time we put up a plaque for anything in the village was when the library reconstruction was completed (2007) or when we constructed the clubhouse at Community Park. Then all of a sudden these plaques appeared and the Library Board of Trustees had put up a plaque themselves,” Mayor Episcopia said at the meeting. The plaque will appear next on the Village Board’s agenda for February 21. Stay tuned.

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On January 20th more than 100 GC residents with middle school students attended the GC Cares Family Night. GCCares is a community service program that offers students the opportunity to provide service & leadership both within the middle school and the surrounding community. Hosted by the Garden City Community Coalition, Garden City PTA and the Anti-Bullying Task Force, students and parents together created more than 400 care packages for

the children at Winthrop University Hospital. Families also participated in a fun game of Family Feud while enjoying free pizza & prizes. All Middle School students who attended received a certificate for 2-hours of community service. The night was an amazing success and Winthrop University Hospital was very appreciative! The next Middle School Family Fun Night will be hosted on March 31st and feature BINGO, food and fun. We hope to see you there.

Volunteers from the Garden City Community Coalition, Garden City PTA, and Garden City Middle School pose for a picture after a successful evening.

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100 years ago, America entered the first World War. In Garden City, in August 1917, Camp Mills was set up by the U.S. Government. It was east of Clinton Road and south of Commercial Avenue and stretched out across the empty plains. The Clinton Road Railroad Station (1910) was very active then transporting troops down the tracks. The only structure associated with the camp in 1917 on the west side of Clinton Road was this house on Locust Street just off Clinton Road. It was the commander’s house then and it was a common sight seeing troops marching along the street. That house still exists there today and is privately owned.

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All Seniors Invited to 1st Anniversary Open House

On Wednesday, February 22 Garden City Recreation and Parks will celebrate our 1st year as we hold an Anniversary Open House at The Senior Center on Golf Club Lane. Any senior who is a resident of the Inc. Village of Garden City is invited to attend. Please come and help us celebrate our first year and the success of our programs and activities! Light refreshments will be served. To register, please call The Senior Center at 385-8006.

Adult Art Class Registration Begins

The Garden City’s Department of Recreation and Parks will offer an adult art class this fall. This ten week program will teach the beginner as well as the advanced student the art of painting portraits and landscapes/still-life in pastel from photographs. Classes will be held Fridays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The cost of this program will be $135. This class is open to adult residents who reside in the Inc. Village of Garden City. Classes are held in St. Paul’s Cluett Hall beginning February 24. The first lesson includes a portrait and landscape demonstration. At that time, a supply list is provided. Demonstrations will be available as needed throughout the program. Each student will receive the individual attention required as they move at their own pace and level of expertise. Arleen Rueth Urban, the instructor for this program, is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America. A winner of numerous awards, her portraits hang in many GC homes, as well as throughout the United States. A portrait of Elvis Presley permanently hangs in Graceland, and Barbara Walters is among her celebrity commissioned subjects. This year Arleen has added some basic drawing techniques to her pastel workshop. Those wishing to draw with pencil and/or charcoal only are invited to join this class. To register for this session please visit the Recreation and Parks office at 108 Rockaway Avenue. If you have a password, you may register online at gcrecon-

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Special events for February

Tuesday, February 21 at 2 pm – Tax Grievance Workshop sponsored by Legislator Laura Schaefer’s Office. Wednesday, February 22 at 2 pm – 1st Anniversary Open House, all seniors are invited to come and celebrate our first year and the success of our programs and activities! Light refreshments will be served. Register for any of the above programs EXCEPT “Chow Down” by calling The Senior Center at 385-8006. To attend the “Chow Down” please call the Office of Recreation and Parks at 465-4075.

Exercise for Seniors

Recreation and Parks is offering the following exercise classes for seniors at The Senior Center on Golf Club Lane. For the next few months the classes will be free in order to for you to try each class, after which they will be offered at a nominal charge. Classes are open to all seniors ages 60 and older who are residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City. Classes might be canceled due to a special event or trip so please check the bulletin board at The Senior Center for updates. MONDAYS Exercise with Felicia at 10 am Tai Chi with Connie at 1 pm Meditation with Connie at 2 pm TUESDAYS Yoga for all Levels with Allie at 11:15 am Chair Dancing with Felicia at 2:30 pm WEDNESDAY Exercise with Felicia at 9:45 am Chair Yoga with Connie at 11 am THURSDAY Exercise with Joy at 9 am (paid class, prior registration is needed) Yoga for all Levels with Allie at 11:15 am Yoga for all Levels with Allie at 12:15 pm FRIDAY Exercise with Felicia at 9:45 am Resistance Bands w/ Felicia at 10:45 am Meditation with Connie at noon Tai Chi with Connie at 1 pm

Registration for upcoming Senior trips - New trips added

The Recreation and Parks Department,

Cluttered? Place an ad in our Classifieds for reasonable rates and prompt results. Call the Garden City office today 294-8900 for more information.

with the advisement of the Senior Advisory Committee, is sponsoring the following trips for seniors who are residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City during the upcoming months. Please remember to register early because all trips are first come, first served. No registrations will be taken before they are announced in the paper and payment must accompany any registration. Tuesday, March 7 – Trip to Resorts World Casino - Garden City Recreation and Parks has arranged a trip to Resorts World Casino at Aqueduct for Tuesday, March 7. We will leave St. Paul’s Senior Center at 10:15 am and travel by Recreation bus to Resorts World. Lunch is on your own. We will leave the Casino around 4 pm. The cost of this trip is $5.00. The current casino promotion for the month is-Earn 10 points and receive $20 in slot play and $10 food coupon and is subject to change. We will know later in the month as to March’s promotion. If you would like to join us on this fun trip, please visit our office at 108 Rockaway Avenue to register. Wednesday, March 22 Broadhollow Theatre in Elmont for the musical “She Loves Me”. We will travel on the Recreation bus for this trip. The bus will leave the parking lot by St. Paul’s Center at 1:15 pm. The cost of this trip will be $25, checks only made payable to Broadhollow Theatre. To register, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. Wednesday, March 29 – Cradle of Aviation Museum and Maggiano’s – We will leave the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave at 9:45 am and visit the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Uniondale where we will tour the museum on our own and see one of the Museum’s shows. We will then head to Maggiano’s for a family style lunch. The cost of this trip will be $38.50, with $13.50 due now in a check made payable to the Cradle of Aviation Museum, and $25 in cash due when we board the bus for our lunch. We will return to the Recreation and Parks Office after lunch. Thursday, April 20 - A Night at the Opera to see “Aida” at the Metropolitan Opera House. We will travel by coach bus and dinner will be on your own. Seating is limited. The cost of this trip will be $75, checks only, made payable to Jo Falabella. Wednesday, April 26 - Westbury Manor for Lunch and “My Fair Lady”.

We will travel on the Recreation bus for this trip. The bus will leave the parking lot by St. Paul’s Center at 11:15 am. The cost of this trip will be $40, checks only made payable to Plaza Theatrical Productions. To register, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. Wednesday, May 3 – Tour of Grand Central Station, Lunch, and a Narrated Sight Seeing Cruise of lower Manhattan. We will travel by coach bus into the city and stop at the 100 year old Grand Central Station, where we will receive a guided tour. After our tour, we will have lunch at La Nonna in Little Italy and then head toward South Street Seaport where we will board the Zephyr to receive a narrated tour by boat of lower Manhattan. The cost of this trip will be $90, checks only made payable to Rendezvous Travel. To register, please visit the Recreation at 108 Rockaway Avenue. Tuesday, June 20 – New York Botanical Garden featuring the Chihuly Garden Exhibit and lunch on Arthur Avenue. We will travel by coach bus to the Garden where you will have approximately three hours to see the artwork of world-renowned sculptor Dale Chihuly as well as the rose garden and more that venue has to offer. We will then visit Arthur Avenue and have lunch at Mario’s. The cost of this trip will be $85, checks only made payable to Rendezvous Travel. Tuesday, July 11 – “Summer on the Boardwalk”, Atlantic City. We will travel by coach bus to Resorts Casino in Atlantic City, where we will see a performance of the “Unexpected Surfer Boys” who will sing your favorite summer songs. We will also receive $25 in slot play. Gamble, enjoy the show and walk on the boardwalk to enjoy the day! The cost of this trip will be $50, checks only made payable to Rendezvous Travel and lunch will be on your own. To register for any of these trips, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. Please note, once the fees are sent to the venues, they are not refundable so make your selections carefully. All trips are open senior residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City only. To register for any of these trips, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. Please note, once the fees are sent to the venues, they are not refundable so make your selections carefully. All trips are open senior residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City only.

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While children with special needs are offered numerous programs and activities from the local schools, towns and agencies, adults with special needs are unable to find similar opportunities. Diane (Griffith) Collins, Linda (Twing) LaGueux and Rosemary (Griffith) McLaughlin are parents of several autistic adults. They have spoken to many other parents and continue to hear the real need for things to do, now that school has ended. This was the impetus for starting the corporation, Enriching Special Adults, Inc., a charitable nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization located in Garden City. Their mission is to enrich the lives of adults with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities, locally. Our Vision

is to collaborate with many entities in the creation, development and funding of more: recreation, social, entertainment, vocational, cultural awareness, educational and health and wellness opportunities in our communities. To encourage inclusion and connection while promoting meaningful and contented lives for the adults, 18 years and older. Please visit our website to learn more, and consider becoming involved: www.enrichingspecialadults.org . ‘Save the Date’ for a charitable Cocktail Party that will be held on Thursday, April 6th at The Inn at New Hyde Park from 6:30-9:30 pm. (Details to follow.) Please consider coming, for a good time and a good cause!! The more the merrier!

Garden City Retired Men’s Club

Schedule of Activities

Monday, February 20 - Senior Center Closed President’s Day Monday, February 27 - Sandwiches Monday, March 6 - Regular Meeting Monday, March 13 - St Patrick’s Day Hot Lunch: Corned Beef and Cabbage Monday, March 20 Regular Meeting Bowling every Friday during season at Herrill Lanes. Contact Joe Leto at 248 9022. Poker players: check with John Marino at 248-1770. We welcome bridge, and especially non-bridge, players, in order to expand the variety of our activities. Some suggestions: poker, chess, backgammon, other card games, cribbage and billiards Also you may come for just conversa-

tion, camaraderie, and to make new friends. Lunch is served roughly twice a month.

About the GC Retired Men’s Club

All Garden City men, 55 years and older, are eligible for membership. Annual dues are a very “expensive” $10.Meetings are on Mondays, and a less formal meeting is on Thursdays. Both begin at noon and end at 4:00pm. The Club offers a large screen TV, card games (bridge, poker, cribbage), chess, backgammon, and billiards. In good weather we offer bocce, shuffleboard and horseshoe pitching. Also, the RMC will sponsor periodic speakers which are in addition to those speakers sponsored by the GC Dept. of Recreation and Parks.

Garden City Senior Bridge

On February 13th there were five tables playing. The results: North/south 1--Gloria Mentzel & Pat Dolan

2--Grace & Nick Basile East/West 1--Irene Christie & Nancy Cervini 2--Carol Cook & Liz Tetro

All seniors invited to open house

On Wednesday, February 22 between 2-4 p.m. Garden City Recreation and Parks will celebrate our 1st year as it holds an Anniversary Open House at The Senior Center on Golf Club Lane. Any senior who is a resident of the Inc. Village of Garden City is invited to

Resurrection’s Cafe Ablaze to warm listeners on March 4th

attend. Please come and help celebrate the new Senior Center’s first year and the success of its programs and activities! Light refreshments will be served. To register, please call The Senior Center at 385-8006.

Christian music artist Tommy-Lee Sexton will appear accompanied by his talented wife, Emily Sexton! Café Ablaze, the Christian coffeehouse hosted by Garden City’s Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, serves its trademark blend of hot beverages and Christian music, along with warm fellowship, on Saturday, March 4, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Onstage will be contemporary Christian music artist, Tommy-Lee Sexton, accompanied by his talented wife, Emily Sexton. This husband and wife team has performed together in musicals, church services, and coffeehouses in New York, North Carolina, and Georgia. Tommy-Lee, whose parents founded Café Ablaze, is pursuing a Master of Divinity degree and serves as Director of Student Ministries at First Presbyterian Church in Douglasville, Georgia. He has also been featured on Telecare’s Good News Program. The music he performs, much of which is original, covers a mix of genres and topics of faith. Opening for the Sextons will be Tim Roth, who sings in Resurrection’s Worship Band, has studied music, and has starred in Biblical theatrical productions on Long Island. He will treat the audience to some well-known Christian standards as well as introduce his own original music. Why not let “the café” warm your body and soul this special evening? Café Ablaze, where the hungry do leave satisfied in more ways than one, welcomes singles, couples, families with children (12 and under free), and groups of friends. For more information and a slide show peek inside ‘the café,’ please visit www.resgc.org/cafe-ablaze. There is a link there for e-mailing reservations, which are suggested, to cafeablaze@ resgc.org. Tickets, sold at the door for

Tim Roth, of Resurrection’s own Worship Band and star of Biblical theatrical productions, will sing! $10, include beverages, desserts, snacks, and one raffle ticket toward three door prizes. Pizza, sold to support youth programs, is available at $2 per slice before 7:00 p.m. show time. Also separate is a “freewill” offering collected for the talent. Lutheran Church of the Resurrection is located at 420 Stewart Avenue in Garden City. The entrance to Café Ablaze is on the Emmet Place side of the church. Parking is on the streets around the church or in the semi-circular parking lot by the Fire House at the end of Emmet Place.

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Get Your Tickets!

Wish, Believe, Achieve: The Annual Dinner, Presented by the Garden City PTA One night to celebrate what we believe…when parents, teachers, and a community come together with one voice; every child’s potential becomes a reality. Tickets for The Annual Dinner are on sale now! Visit our website or bit.ly/ TheAnnualDinnerTickets to purchase your Dinner Ticket and Grand Raffle Tickets. Dinner guests registered on or before March 9th will be entered into a special raffle. Can’t attend the dinner or want to get a head start on your winning evening? Get your grand raffle tickets now. Grand raffle tickets will be sold at all parent teacher conferences and you do not need to be present to win a grand raffle. • 3/23, Th – The Annual Dinner, Presented by the GC PTA at the Garden City Hotel from 6:30 to 10:30 pm. The Cocktail Hour begins at 6:30 with the Hotel’s best hors d’oeuvres to share time with friends, and take a chance on the evening’s wonderful prizes: • Raffle Baskets in the Petite Salon and Concord Suite • Balloon Pop in the Rotunda • Grand Raffle Prizes in the Rotunda Live music in the Grand Salon Chat with friends and listen to the amazing sounds of the Garden City High School Jazz Ensemble surrounded by the beautiful décor of the Grand Salon. Seating will be available for the entire evening. Dinner and Dancing in the Grand Ballroom Carving and buffet stations will be in the Grand Ballroom. The entertainment picks up a beat or two – when the dance floor opens at 8:00 pm. Mingle with friends throughout the evening with open seating floor plan. And the winners are… Winning numbers for the Raffle Baskets will be announced while you enjoy your dessert, however Grand Raffle Prize winners are not required to be present for the announcement.

Parent Teacher Conferences (and Grand Raffle Tickets!)

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Garden City PTA News

A guaranteed fun ladies’ night out at The Annual Dinner on March 23 (get your tickets before 3/9 and be registered for a Special Raffle!)” teers at the GC PTA table to purchase Grand Raffle Tickets. They will fill you in on the prize details – and probably give you directions to your child’s classroom: • 3/2, Th – GCHS from 6:30 to 8:30 pm • 3/7, T –Elementary Schools at 6:30 to 8:30 pm • 3/8, W – All Schools from 9:00 am to noon • 3/9, Th – Primary Schools from 6:30 to 8:30 pm • 3/16, Th – Middle School 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Order your 2017-18 school supplies

Attention K-7 grade and all incoming September 2017 kindergarten families. Save time & money with quality products with teacher approved and custom packed for your child’s classroom. Avoid summer shopping hassles: No crowds, traffic, or guesswork and order your September school supplies online between March 6, 2017– April 21, 2017. Beginning March 6th visit: • bit.ly/ GCPTASchoolSupplies • Enter School ID: GAR054. • Follow the instructions to order online. • Order the grade pack your child will be starting in September ’17.

Upcoming GCPTA Events:

• 3/1, W - PTA Primary

Reflections Awards at Hemlock at 6:30 pm • 3/2, Th – GCHS PTA Meeting at 9:15 am • 3/9 – 4/21 - Attention K-7 grade and all incoming September 2017 kindergarten families order your child’s September 2017 school supplies, bit.ly/GCPTASchoolSupplies • 3/23, Th – The Annual Dinner, Presented by the GC PTA at the Garden City Hotel from 6:30 to 10:30 pm.

Upcoming GCPS Events:

Attention Elementary 4th and 5th Grade School Parents • 3/1-3/3, W-F - CogATs Grade 4 • 3/3-5, F-Sun - LISFA Grades 5-8 Rehearsal & Concert

Attention Middle School Parents

• 3/2, Th – GC Middle School 3rd Quarter Progress Reports • 3/3-4, F-Sat - MS Spring Musical - “Singin’ in the Rain Jr.” at 7:00 pm • 3/3-5, F-Sun - LISFA Grades 5-8 Rehearsal & Concert

Attention High School Parents

• 2/27, M - Parents of Seniors “Skit Night” DRESS rehearsal at 7:30 pm at GCHS • 3/2, Th – GC High School 3rd Quarter Progress Reports • 3/2, Th – GC High School Parent Teacher conferences beginning at 6:30 pm • 3/3, F - HS 12th Grade Party

Parent Skit Night in GCHS Auditorium at 6:30 pm

PTA at the BOE

Join the budget discussion at a Board of Education meeting. • 2/28, T – Budget Work Session #2: All Non-Instructional areas/ Administrative and Capital Components at GCHS at 8:15 pm

PTA Membership is year round

Anyone can be a PTA Member at anytime, so if you haven’t already joined – visit our website at www. gardencitypta.org or bit.ly/ JoinGCPTAToday. The Garden City PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Your membership is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Visit bit.ly/ GCPTAMemberBenefits for a list of NYS and National PTA Benefits for members.

Let’s Connect @ GardenCityPTA

To Get Real Time Information - Turn on Notifications Website: www.gardencitypta.org Twitter: Twitter.com/ GardenCityPTA Facebook: Facebook.com/ GardenCityPTA Join the conversation and invite your friends.

Who We Are

Since 1945, the Garden City Parent Teacher Association has been dedicated to serving children and families in our community. Today’s Garden City PTA is a network of parents, teachers, administrators and community members devoted to the educational, social and emotional success of children. Our commitment to creating a collaborative environment where families and the school community can work together has and will continue to foster positive change in our schools and within our community. Together we are a powerful voice for all our children, a relevant resource for our families and a strong advocate for public education. Through our annual membership drive and fundraising efforts we are able to provide cultural programs, speaker engagements, health and safety programs, monetary awards to high school seniors and so much more. Many of our events and programs have become longstanding traditions in our schools and for our students. Our grants have enhanced the educational experience for students in each of our seven schools. Our members can be found volunteering their time and talents in our schools and throughout our community. Thank you to all who support the Garden City PTA. Together we can achieve great things!


Friday, February 17, 2017

Four Friends and a Babymoon in Morro Bay on California’s Highway 1 BY DAVE E. LEIBERMAN, LAINI MIRANDA, MAYA KESSEL, ANDREW KESSEL We are four friends, two couples, from different cities, who get together as often as we can, although not as often as we’d like, to go on adventures. With the first baby expected in our group, we thought we’d take one last adventure before the greatest adventure of all. Hence, our first “babymoon.” Our adventure takes place in Morro Bay and along California’s Highway 1, a gorgeous Pacific coastal road that embraces the mood of dreamers and wanderers who tend to find themselves there. Before this trip some of us hadn’t even heard of a babymoon or Morro Bay (except in the recent movie “Finding Dory”). In thinking about winter holiday destinations, Zika prevented us from considering many Southern spots while a ski trip for a 6-month pregnant woman was similarly a bad choice. Instead, we set our sights on the Central Coast of California, easily accessible from Los Angeles airport while still providing a great escape from the wintrier East Coast. We did not know what to expect. What we discovered was an amazing combination of outdoor sports and nature, wine, gastronomic delights featuring some of the best seafood we’ve ever had, and so much more, all nestled in beautiful California coastal towns. Highway 1 is famous

Four friends and a Babymoon in Morro Bay, on California’s Highway 1 Discovery Route (photo by Laini Miranda/ Travel Features Syndicate) for its windy roads beside perilous cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The 101-mile-long Highway 1 Discovery Route is situated between San Francisco and L.A. attracts 3 to 4 million visitors a year. Along

the route you will find such popular attractions as the Hearst Castle, the Elephant Seal Rookery, dozens of wine vineyards (11 just in the 40 minute drive from Rock to Castle), oyster farms, and charming coastal

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than sit back and stare at it. Some highlights of our adventure includes a visit to Hearst Castle (http:// hearstcastle.org/), a personal guided tour along the Morro Bay Estuary with  Central Coast Kayaks  (www. centralcoastkayaks.com) watching the sunset with Elephant Seals at Piedras Blancas  (http://www.elephantseal. org/) just at the start of their birthing season in late December, a winery tour and tasting at  Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards  (http://kelseywine. com/), Pedego Electric biking (http:// www.pedegoelectricbikes.com/dealers/ avila-beach/) in Avila Beach, and relaxing in our private mineral springs hot tub on the balcony of the Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort & Spa  (https://www.sycamoresprings. com/). Our home base for the first 3 days is Morro Bay, a picturesque and friendly fishing town on the bay that is home to a state and national estuary and bird sanctuary.  Once a remote fishing village, Morro Bay is still a busy harbor with an active commercial fishing fleet. Most impressive is how Morro Bay as a community is leading the way in sustainable small fleet fishing practices nationwide, helping support this thriving fishing community. Sustainability and respect for the environment is a theme that carried through our adventure. Food & Wine This is a  bountiful wine region and our first stop on our adventure in Morro Bay is the  Chateau Margene,  one of

View from Hearst Castle (photo by Laini Miranda/Travel Features Syndicate) 10 wineries located along the Pacific Coast Wine Trail, for wine tasting. They have two different wine flights to try and the tasting fee is waived if you buy 2 bottles. We loved learning about the Mooney Family and the production of each of the wines we tried.  This boutique, micro-winery produces only 3,000 cases a year of luxury awardwinning Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux blends, as well as Pinot Noir. Owner Michael Mooney co-founded the Cab Collective out of Paso Robles highlighting the many award-winning Cabernets found in the region that rival Napa. One definite perk is that it’s open late and right in the center of town (the only winery nearby open past 5), making it a great spot to hit up just before dinner. If wine isn’t your thing

they also have superb infused olive oils and local vinegar samples. (Chateau Margene, 845 Embarcadero, 805-2251235, www.chateaumargene.com). Next stop, dinner at  Windows on the Water, a fine dining restaurant that has a  gorgeous  panoramic view of the bay and a friendly atmosphere. They also have a lively bar area, live music many nights, and regular weekly specials including $5 martini Mondays, $.75 oyster Tuesdays (elsewhere around town we hear that Tuesdays are the big crab night), and Sliders & Beer Wednesdays and $1 Taco & Tequila Thursdays. Windows, like a few of the other restaurants we visited, emphasizes the season-driven approach to continually changing menus. They take pride in their sustainably

View of Morro Bay from our suite at 456 Embarcadero Inn and Suites (photo by Laini Miranda/Travel Features Syndicate)

raised livestock and seafood and locally sourced produce, so you can feel good about how your dinner was caught and prepared while savoring in the delicious freshness of the food. Their wine flights highlight local vineyards and an extensive wine list showcases the expertise of their in-house sommelier, Chris Battles. There is something on this menu for everyone. Starters and salads range from $10-20 and are small, but packed with flavor. Entrees are between $25-39 and fairly large. Our waitress Elizabeth recommends the local halibut and pork loins. Windows is famous for its local sand dabs (a lighter white fish maybe similar to a flounder, but sweeter), so popular, that it is sadly sold out by the time we arrive. Their bread and own garlic and herbs olive oil and vinegar dip is so good, it is hard not to fill up on it before dinner. We enjoy the very crispy, full-of-sprouts crab cakes with a fresh arugula salad pre-entree. For dessert we taste the three homemade ice cream scoops, which, like the rest of the menu, rotate with the season (in the past they’ve had lucky charms and peanut butter chocolate ice cream). We enjoy a vanilla, toasted coconut, and egg nog ice cream perfect for the season. One of the best vanilla ice creams we’ve ever tried.  (Windows on the Water,  699 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442, 805772-0677,  www.windowsmb.com). We head to our accommodations, 456 Embarcadero Inn and Suites,  wonderfully  well located in the central part of town, with spectacular views of the coast and the great Morro Rock,  so we can just  park  our car and leave it for the duration of their of our stay in  Morro Bay. The front desk staff goes


Whale Watching Early the next morning we set off for the whale watching adventure with Sub Sea Tour Whale Watching. The staff is professional, courteous, and very friendly. The small boat carries about 20 of us for the 3-hour trip. We  sail passed  the iconic Morro Rock for a great photo op and stop by the halfmile  beacon mark on our way out as well where seals tend to gather. The famous  Morro Rock, now a

State Historic Landmark, is the most distinctive and recognizable landmark of Morro Bay. The 576-foot tall mass of volcanic rock rises above the Pacific Ocean, separating the inviting sands of Morro Strand State Beach from the blue waters of Morro Bay Harbor. While the seas were a bit choppy the lighting was perfect for spotting whales as our guide shared interesting facts about the area and its wildlife. In fact, mid to late December marks the beginning of the great migration of the Gray Whale. Unlike New England and other places famous for whale watching, December whale watching in Central California is very doable. Seeing wildlife, including whales on a tour is always somewhat of a gamble (they report sightings on 90% of their  trips). Unfortunately, we are in the 10% and don’t get a whale sighting.  Be sure to dress in layers since it can get chilly (and windy!) out at sea. After whale watching, we have lunch just a few feet away at Blue Sky Bistro. We sample a variety of items on the menu including the lobster bisque, clam chowder, Mahi Mahi sandwich, California burgers, and Sailor Benedict eggs. Blue Sky is picturesque, affordable, filling, and the service is friendly. Hearst Castle

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above and beyond. They even offer us blankets for our whale watching tour. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and even feature a gas fireplace. The inn offers 33 boutique guestrooms, each with a panoramic view of the bay and the iconic rock from a private deck. Showers come with dispensers, which are appreciated over the typical wasteful bottles of shampoo and soap provided at most hotels. The hot tub is a welcomed, very modern styled amenity, snuck away in a nook on the second floor. Breakfast comes complimentary and is a nice filling way to start the day.  The inn is familyowned and operated and pet-friendly. (456 Embarcadero Inn & Suites,  456 Embarcadero Blvd., Morro Bay, CA 93442, 805-772-2700,  www.embarcaderoinn. com).

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Blue Sky Bistro, Morro Bay Suites (photo by Laini Miranda/Travel Features Syndicate) Next up is the famous castle on the hill about 40 minutes north of Morro Bay: Hearst Castle. The 40,000 acres of ranchland was originally purchased by George Hearst for family retreats. Newspaper mogul, William Randolph Hearst inherited the land in 1919, by that time having grown to more than 250,000 acres. He dreamed of building a retreat for friends and a place to house

his immense art collection. He hired the first woman architect in California, Julia Morgan, and together they built “La Cuesta Encantada” (The Enchanted Hill) into what is now the 165-room Hearst Castle. To tour the castle and its surrounding property, you must buy tickets in advance, as they often sell out. See page D5

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The bold & distinctly talented Georgia O’Keeffe BY CLAIRE LYNCH I like reading about people who were ahead of their time. Men or women, it doesn’t matter. Anyone who had a vision for their lives, who had a dream and chased it is fascinating to me. I looked into a female American artist who was a pioneer in many ways. Georgia O’Keeffe pursued her dream of spending her life painting and making a name for herself at a time when the art world was dominated by men. She forged ahead anyway and with a lot of hard work, O’Keeffe’s dream came true. As a result, she paved the way for the many women artists who came after her. She could paint realistic works and abstract works. She took everyday sights in nature and made them larger than life. She believed that she shouldn’t just paint what she saw but that she should put her feelings and thoughts into her paintings. She was on the cutting edge and she seemed to take pleasure in pushing people to look closely at her paintings. She is best known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers and New Mexico landscapes. She is known as the “Mother of American modernism.”

Georgia O’Keeffe was born on November 15, 1887, in a farmhouse located at 2405 Hwy T in the town of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. Her parents, Francis Calyxtus O’Keeffe and Ida (Totto) O’Keeffe, were successful dairy farmers. Her father was of Irish descent. She was named after her mother’s father, George Victor Totto, who was a Hungarian count who came to the U.S. in 1848. (wikipedia.org) Georgia O’Keeffe was the second of seven children and the first daughter. She attended Town Hall School in Sun Prairie. By age 10 she had decided to become an artist, and she received art instruction at home from a local watercolorist. O’Keeffe attended high school at Sacred Heart Academy in Madison, Wisconsin, as a boarder between 1901 and 1902. In late 1902, the O’Keeffes moved from Wisconsin to the neighborhood of Peacock Hill in Williamsburg, Virginia. O’Keeffe stayed in Wisconsin with her aunt and attended Madison High School, and while she was in high school her art teacher showed her a picture of a wildflower and told her to look at it closely before she picked up a pencil or a paintbrush. Listening to her teacher’s words, O’Keeffe studied the wildflower. She

turned it this way and that. She drew it over and over. She wanted her art to be simple and to make a statement. She has said that to just copy the wildflower would have been dull. She later said that her high school art teacher’s advice was some of the best she ever received. After finishing high school O’Keeffe joined her family in Virginia in 1903. In 1905, O’Keeffe began her serious formal art training at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and then the Art Students League of New York, but she felt constrained by her lessons that focused on recreating or copying what was in nature. In 1908, unable to fund further education, she worked for two years as a commercial illustrator, and then spent seven years between 1911 and 1918 teaching in Virginia, Texas and South Carolina. It was while she was teaching at Columbia College in Columbia, S.C., that O’Keeffe began a series of abstract charcoal drawings. She was one of the first American artists to practice “pure abstraction,” according to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. (biography.com) O’Keeffe mailed a few of her drawings to a friend and former classmate who showed the work to Alfred Stieglitz, a N.Y. art dealer and photogra-

pher. Impressed by O’Keeffe’s work, he and O’Keeffe began a correspondence and without telling O’Keeffe, Stieglitz exhibited 10 of her drawings at the 291 Gallery in New York (on Fifth Ave.) in 1916. She didn’t know about the exhibit, but allowed him to continue to show the work. In 1917, he presented her first solo show. A year later she moved to New York, and Stieglitz found a place for her to live and work. He also provided financial support for her to focus on her art. Their relationship deepened and in 1924 Stieglitz and O’Keeffe married. They lived in New York City and spent their summers in Lake George, N.Y., where Stieglitz’s family had a home. Inspired by the vibrancy of the modern art movement, she began to experiment with perspective, painting larger-scale close-ups of flowers, the first of which was “Petunia No. 2,” which was exhibited in 1925, followed by works such as “Black Iris” (1926) and “Oriental Poppies” (1928). “If I could paint the flower exactly as I see it no one would see what I see because I would paint it small like the flower is small,” O’Keeffe once explained. “So I said to myself - I’ll paint what See page D7


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Don’t Worry. Be Happy! It’s Nickels and Dimes. BY TOM MARGENAU

I am always surprised at the number of people who are so darn intent on squeezing every last nickel they can out of their Social Security benefits. I get that people want to get all the benefits for which they are eligible. But some folks seem absolutely obsessed about the issue. I swear they must lie awake at night, worrying about decisions they think will cost them thousands of dollars in lost benefits, but in reality are usually a matter of nickels and dimes. I’ve saved up a few emails from some of these readers to share them with you today. Q: I will turn 70 on April 22, 2017. I want to make sure I get the full 32 percent bonus for delaying my retirement until that age. I’m afraid that if I file for those benefits a little early, like in March, for example, that they will start my checks in March and I will lose my bonus. Should I wait until April 21 to file? A: It sounds like you think the 32 percent delayed retirement bonus is an all or nothing deal. In other words, you assume you get an extra 32 percent added to your monthly benefits if you wait until exactly age 70 to file. But that is not how it works. Instead, the delayed retirement credits are calculated this way. You get an extra two-thirds of one percent added to your Social Security benefit rate for each month you delay retirement beyond age 66. That comes out to 8 percent per year, or 32 percent if you wait until age 70 to file. So, you can file for benefits tomorrow and just tell the Social Security people you want your benefits to start in April when you are 70. And if the worst-case scenario happens, and they start your benefits right away, you would end up getting about a 31 percent bonus instead of 32. And if that were to happen, you could either keep the extra Social Security check or two that you get, or you could go back to your Social Security office and tell them to change the effective date of your benefits to April. Q: I will be 63 in June. I want my benefits to begin then. I understand I will get about 80 percent of my benefits if I do that. I don’t want to take any more reduction than that. How can I make sure my checks start in June? A: You can do whatever you want to do, of course. After all, they are your Social Security benefits. So when you fill out your retirement application, just make sure you indicate June 2017 as the month you want your Social Security checks to start. But frankly, I am a little confused why you are so worried that your benefits start exactly at age 63. Your monthly benefit rate is reduced about one-half of one percent for each month they are

taken before age 66. (The reduction rate is actually five-ninths of one percent for some of the months, and five-twelfths of one percent for the other months. That’s why I just round it out to about one half of one percent.) You were right that if you take your benefits at 63, you would get 80 percent. But if, for example, they were to start a couple months earlier, you’d get maybe 78 or 79 percent. In other words, you’d lose a few bucks per month, but you’d gain one or two Social Security checks. So again, just make sure you indicate June as your starting date when you fill out your retirement application. But if mistakes are made, and you get a couple extra checks with a one or two percent reduction, don’t lose too much sleep over it. And go to your local Social Security office to correct things if you want. Q: I will be 66 next year. I have worked all my life and have always paid taxes on the maximum amount of earnings that could be taxed for Social Security purposes. But my employer just downsized, and I won’t make the max this year. So now I won’t get the maximum Social Security benefit. I’m just sick over this. I’ve been waiting for a long time to get this maximum benefit, and now it’s gone. Can I pay in the difference myself to get back to the maximum? A: No, you can’t pay the taxes on your own. But there is absolutely nothing special about the so-called “maximum” Social Security benefit. It is not like you get some kind of bonus for reaching that milestone. Like everyone else, you simply get a retirement benefit rate that is based on your highest 35 years of inflation-indexed earnings. So if you come up a little shy of the maximum taxable earnings this year, you might make up for it by having earned the maximum in all those prior years -- especially since those past years are adjusted for inflation. And if you don’t end up with the maximum benefit -- so what? What’s the big deal if instead of getting $2,687 per month, you start getting $2,685 per month? As I said in the introduction to this column, it’s all nickels and dimes. And I need to make one more important point about this whole maximum retirement benefit business. That $2,687 figure I just quoted is the maximum monthly retirement benefit for 2017. But that does not mean it is the absolute maximum amount of monthly Social Security benefits that anyone can get from the government. Indeed, there are millions of retirees who get much more than that. $2,687 is the maximum benefit payable to someone turning 66 in 2017 who has paid taxes on maximum Social Security earnings for 35 years. But there are many seniors who work well beyond age 66. And they

get much more than $2,687 per month because of delayed retirement credits paid up until age 70 and because the extra earnings they add to their Social Security account after age 66 will be used to increase their monthly retirement check.

If you have a Social Security question, Tom Margenau has the answer. Contact him at thomas.margenau@comcast.net. COPYRIGHT 2017 CREATORS.COM

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Four Friends & a Babymoon in Morro Bay on California’s Highway 1 C ontinued from page D3 A bus with an audio introduction leads visitors up the gorgeous winding road to the top of the “Enchanted Hill”. The views from the top of the hill alone are worth the trip. We take the Grand Room Tour, where the knowledgeable docent leads us around the property and through the

President Roosevelt and the New Deal, and Union strikes and boycotts of his properties, the financial strength of his empire began to suffer. Even amidst the declined circulation of his major publications, Hearst continued his outlandish purchases of expensive art and antiques. Ultimately Hearst went into millions of dollars of debt (when a

Kayaking in the Morro Bay Estuary, perfect activity for a babymoon (photo by Dave E. Leiberman/Travel Features Syndicate) Assembly Room, the Refectory, Billiard Room, and Theater, getting a sense of what it would have been like for guests who visited W.H. Hearst. Sitting at 200year old Italian wood tables amidst sterling silver candles and scepters from Ireland, and medieval hand-painted silk banners from Siena, Italy overhead, diners would use paper napkins, Heinz Ketchup bottles and yellow mustard, as the media mogul believed a casual atmosphere would make his guests (often celebrities and politicians) more likely to open up and share stories. Beginning building his San Simeon retreat in the 1920s, Hearst was able to capitalize on the many European collectors desperate to sell after WWI had left much of the region in shambles. Every surface of the rooms is decorated with pieces from his collection (about 25,000 artifacts). Not one to follow advice of art dealers or others, his collection represents his own eclectic taste, which encompassed everything from 15th Century BC Egyptian statues, 16th Century Spanish and 18th Century Italian ceilings, 6th Century BC Greek terracotta pottery, Renaissance paintings, Flemish tapestries, 15th Century Gothic fireplaces, 15th century religious painting, and much more. For most of the 20th century, the estate even had the world’s largest private zoo, with guests driving up alongside bison, elk, zebras, llamas, kangaroos, camels, sambar deer from India, African and Asian antelope and other exotic animals. With Hearst’s public opposition to

million dollars really meant something), had to sell his exotic animals to the Los Angeles Zoo, stopped construction on his estate, leaving parts of the exterior unfinished, sold off much of his art collection and had to pay rent to live in his San Simeon castle. (Hearst Castle, 750 Hearst Castle Rd, San Simeon, CA 93452, 800-444-4445, reserve tickets online and plan visit at http://hearstcastle.org/. Just up the coast from Hearst Castle is Piedras Blancas (www. elephantseal.org), a famous breeding ground for elephant seals. You can’t call this a hidden gem as it is a well-known See page D6

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Four Friends and a Babymoon in Morro Bay on California’s Highway 1 C ontinued from page D3 attraction but everyone is able to get great views of the playful seals doing their thing. We have a first-hand look at young males sparring for dominance while others sleep undisturbed, groan loudly, flip sand onto their backs or cuddle. Watching these enormous surprisingly cute creatures play, it’s easy for us to forget to look out at the beautiful pacific sunset behind them. The Galley Seafood Grill & Bar is recommended to us by the captain of our whale watching tour as the place to go to really treat yourself, “especially if you want incredibly fresh seafood”. The Galley has a wall of windows overlooking the Bay, warm, modern decor, intimate tables and cozy booths for larger groups. Highlighting their belief in serving only the finest and freshest, their specialty is their “Naked Fish”, with a trio of light sauces served on the side. We share a series of dishes: a perfect Caesar salad with Spanish anchovies, Ceviche, the Original Galley Clam Chowder (their same secret recipe since 1966), Pan Seared Scallops, Blackened Pacific Rockfish (Naked), and a New Zealand Rack of Lamb with Kalamata olive tapenade. The portions are well sized and even the appetizers are ample enough to share. The Blackened Pacific Rockfish was cooked so perfectly it seems to melt in your mouth, and indeed, is so flavorful there is no need for the delicious sauces offered on the side. We top off our meal with their Grand Marnier Creme Bruleé. With nice size portions, the freshest ingredients, distinctive flavors,

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After breakfast at The Embarcadero, we set out for our next great outdoor adventure kayaking in the Morro Bay Estuary Natural Preserve. We meet Craig, our  guide from  Central Coast Outdoors for the tour, who provides an intimate and comprehensive account of wildlife in the area as well as the relationship of the local people to it. The Morro Bay Estuary Natural Preserve and its 800-acre wetland are home to more than 250 species of land, sea, and shore birds, both migratory and resident, and dozens of endangered species. The great blue herons and the great and snowy egrets roost all year at the Heron and Cormorant Rookery located near the entrance of the Museum of Natural History. (The tours are complimentary but it is customary to tip your guide.) The weather is perfect and the estuary waters are calm, unlike the open waters of the bay next to it. This is a perfect activity for our expectant mother, who reclines in comfort while getting some exercise in between guided stops and her husband at the back of the two-person kayak. He takes us along the Estuary with stops to view the countless species of local birds spiraling around us. We spot dozens of bird species and lots of adorable harbor seals. If you’re a fan of

Hearst Castle (photo by Dave E. Leiberman/Travel Features Syndicate)

Elephant seals on Piedras Blancas at sunset (photo by Laini Miranda/Travel Features Syndicate) these guys, this is one of the best ways to have a close encounter, as a few seal friends traveled alongside our kayak with their pups for a while (just be careful not to get too close so that you don’t disturb their natural habitat!). We learn that estuaries are an ideal natural breeding ground providing protection from larger predators, and we got to see this firsthand. One of the most memorable sights is seeing the natural fireworks as the birds circle around, rapidly alternating between camouflaging into the background and suddenly reappearing as their white feathers turn towards you. Additionally, despite (or perhaps because of) its historically-dependent marine economy, Morro Bay has taken important steps, even leading-edge techniques that are considered a model, to protect their wildlife. The Limited Entry fleet targets ground fish using non-trawl gear (hook and line, trap, long line). They’ve taken measures to maintain clean waters so that agriculture and nearby homes do not cause any environmental degradation of these important waters. Every tour is unique and Craig considers the weather conditions of the day, tidal patterns, rider abilities, and timing to piece together an ideal tour. Craig also leads bicycle, hiking, and other tours for Central Coast Kayaks. (Central Coast Outdoors, #10 State Park Road, Morro Bay, CA 93442, 805528-1080,  www.centralcoastoutdoors. com.) After kayaking, we enjoy a wonderful lunch at  Bayside Cafe, just opposite Central Coast’s dock. Originally started in 1986 by a Cal Poly grad as a walk-up cafe, it quickly became so popular that

it had to expand to include a casual bayside dining area with a large outdoor terrace. The restaurant is bustling with a line out the door from the time we enter to the time we leave. Not a bad place to wait for a table, as you can easily kill time hanging out on the benches, dock, or grassy areas along the water. Bayside has an extensive menu filled with local ingredients and both foodie and kid favorites alike. Some food highlights are their fresh salad with grilled catch-of-the-day, amazing thick calamari strips that are meatier than any calamari we’ve had, salmon tacos, and their ever popular fish & chips (definitely get the large!). To cap off our lunch we indulge in their huge serving of homemade mudpie. Hard to choose from their list of pie specialties, but if you like chocolate, this one is not to be missed! On top of the very friendly service, big portions, and awesome food, the vibe here is familial and relaxed, the view beautiful from any seat. This is the perfect lunch spot to rest and indulge while exploring Morro Bay. (Bayside Café, In the Morro Bay Marina across from Morro Bay State Park Campground,  #10 State Park Rd, Morro Bay, CA 93442, 805-772-1465). Morro Bay also has some distinctly interesting shops and attractions: Junque Love  (699 Embarcadero) specializes in an eclectic mix of vintage and repurposed goods, and represents the heart and soul of old coastal California, featuring artists from all over California that repurpose vintage items into new goods; (805-821-1154;  www. facebook.com/Gatheringjunquelove/) Morro Bay Skateboard Museum  preserves the complete history of skateboarding,from the early


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1930′s to present day, featuring more than 200 skateboards from all eras with rotating exhibits from extensive private collections (601 Embarcadero Road; 805610-3565; www.mbskate.com). The Estuary Nature Center located upstairs in the Marina Square Building at 601 Embarcadero is free and provides a place to experience the beauty of the estuary and learn about protecting

habitats and wildlife (805-772-3834, www. mbnep.org/Learn/nature_center.html). After our satisfying meal at Bayside Cafe, we hit the road and continue south on our adventure along the  Highway 1 Discovery Route.  First stop is the Kelsey See Canyon Winery. For more information on planning a trip,  contact Morro Bay Tourism, 695

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The bold & distinctly talented Georgia O’Keeffe C ontinued from page D3 I see - what the flower is to me but I’ll paint it big and they will be surprised into taking time to look at it - I will make even busy New Yorkers take time to see what I see of flowers.” O’Keeffe turned her artist’s eye to New York City skyscrapers, the symbol of modernity, in paintings including “City Night” (1926), “Shelton Hotel, New York No. 1” (1926) and “Radiator Bldg Night, New York” (1927). Following numerous solo exhibitions, O’Keeffe had her first retrospective, “Paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe,” which opened at the Brooklyn Museum in 1927. By this time, she had become one of the most important and success-

ful American artists, which was a major achievement for a female artist in the male-dominated art world. Her pioneering success would make her a feminist icon for later generations. In the summer of 1929, O’Keeffe visited northern New Mexico and found that she wanted to paint many aspects of that state. The landscape, architecture and local Navajo culture inspired her and for several summers she returned to New Mexico to paint. During this period, she produced iconic paintings including “Black Cross, New Mexico” (1929), “Cow’s Skull: Red, White and Blue” (1931) and “Ram’s Head, White Hollycock, Hills” (1935), among other works. In the 1940s, O’Keeffe’s work was

Famous Quotes by Georgia O’Keeffe:

“One cannot be an American by going about saying that one is an American. It is necessary to feel America, like America, love America and then work.” “When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not.” “One can’t paint New York as it is, but rather as it is felt.” “I have things in my head that are not like what anyone has taught me shapes and ideas so near to me - so natural to my way of being and thinking that it hasn’t occurred to me to put them down.” “To create one’s world in any of the arts takes courage.” “When I got to New Mexico, that was my country! I’d never seen anything like it before, but it fitted to me exactly. It’s something that’s in the air. It’s different. The sky is different, the wind is different.” “Singing has always seemed to me the most perfect means of expression … Since I cannot sing, I paint.” “I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way - things I had no words for.” “Imagination makes you see all sorts of things.” “I always have a curious sort of feeling about some of my things - I hate to show them - I am perfectly inconsistent about it - I am afraid people won’t understand - and I hope they won’t - and am afraid they will.” “I get out my work and have a show for myself before I have it publicly. I make up my own mind about it - how good or bad or indifferent it is. After that, the critics can write what they please. I have already settled it for myself so flattery and criticism go down the same drain and I am quite free.”

celebrated in retrospectives at the Art Institute of Chicago (1943) and at the Museum of Modern Art (1946), which was the museum’s first retrospective of a female artist’s work. O’Keeffe divided her time between New York, living with Stieglitz, and painting in New Mexico. She was particularly inspired by Ghost Ranch, north of Abiquiú, and she decided to move into a house there in 1940. Five years later, O’Keeffe bought a second house in Abiquiú. Back in New York, Stieglitz died in 1946 at the age of 82. In 1949, O’Keeffe moved to New Mexico which was the same year that she was elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters. Throughout the 1950s-1970s, O’Keeffe spent much of her time traveling the world, finding new inspirations from the places she visited. She said that she was fascinated by the way things appeared whenever she flew in an airplane since she had a different view of things. That inspired her last two major series - aerial views of rivers (“It Was Blue and Green,” 1960, Whitney Museum), and expansive paintings of the sky viewed from just

above the clouds (“Sky Above Clouds IV,” 1965, The Art Institute of Chicago). In both series, O’Keeffe increased the size of her canvases, sometimes to mural proportions, reflecting perhaps her newly expanded view of the world. (metmuseum.org) These works helped renew her popularity, especially among members of the feminist art movement. In 1977, President Gerald Ford presented Georgia O’Keeffe with the Medal of Freedom. In 1985, she received the National Medal of Arts. O’Keeffe died on March 6, 1986, in Santa Fe, N.M., at age 98. The pioneering artist produced thousands of works over the course of her career, many of which are on exhibit at museums around the world. The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe is dedicated to preserving the life, art and legacy of the artist, and offers tours of her home and studio, which is a national historic landmark. For her courage in pursuing her life’s dream and for succeeding against some difficult odds, I salute Georgia O’Keeffe.

Anecdotes – “Quintessentially O’Keeffe”

--When her mother arranged for her to take art lessons at home as a youngster, Georgia O’Keeffe wasn’t the only student there. Her two grandmothers and two of her sisters liked to paint, also. (biography.com) --Her friends knew that O’Keeffe liked to drive her Model-A Ford out into the country and paint. She had an unusual custom, however. She’d remove the driver’s seat. Then she would unbolt the passenger seat and turn it around to face the back seat. Then she’d lie the canvas on the back seat as an easel and paint from inside her car. Painting inside the car, her “mobile studio,” allowed O’Keeffe to stay out of the rain or the hot desert sun of New Mexico. (mentalfloss.com) --When she bought her two houses in New Mexico, they were simple structures made out of adobe and straw. O’Keeffe enjoyed eating in the vestibule off the kitchen, where she would sit on the banco (adobe ledge) and look out into the New Mexican desert, studded with wildflowers and stunted piñon and juniper trees. (architecturaldigest.com) --Georgia O’Keeffe expressed her feelings about New Mexico in a letter to a friend: “I wish you could see what I see out the window - the earth pink and yellow cliffs to the north - the full pale moon about to go down in an early morning lavender sky . . . pink and purple hills in front and the scrubby fine dull green cedars - and a feeling of much space - It is a very beautiful world.” -- Georgia O’Keeffe didn’t sign her paintings. She didn’t think she had to she thought people would be able to tell they were hers because of what she painted and how she painted it.


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Our Last Hope adoption venue at PetSmart on Route 110, Huntington Station currently has openings for volunteers who are able to cover morning and evening cleaning/feeding shifts as well as midday meet/greet ones. If you enjoy interacting with and helping cats, this is the perfect volunteer job for you! During the year, we have friendly adult cats and kittens that are in our adoption center, eagerly awaiting their forever homes. If you’re interested in helping our furry felines, please email Lauren at lasthopepetsmartvolunteers@gmail.com Our main adoption center is located at 3300 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh. Please visit our web site – http://lasthopeanimalrescue.org to read more about our organization and to see photos and information about all of our fabulous felines who are waiting in our various venues for loving families of their own.

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Last Hope receives grant to provide free “Trap, Neuter, Release” vouchers

Last Hope thanks PET PEEVES (with our collective cat-loving heart) for a generous $12,000 grant so we can offer the public FREE TNR spay/neuter vouchers for feral cats from Feb.13 to May 1. This grant allows us to be proactive in an attempt to lessen the upcoming kitten season by altering cats before females get pregnant. We’re trying to “Beat the Heat”. The PET PEEVES funds will help Last Hope to spay/neuter at least 200 cats. Cat caretakers can apply for the FREE vouchers, beginning Mon, Feb. 13 at the link below on the Last Hope

website: http://lasthopeanimalrescue.org/fix-a-feral/ After May 1, we will be resuming our regular FIX-A-FERAL program with discounted TNR vouchers at our participating vets. Feral cats are our community “shadow” citizens, so often ignored and tormented. PET PEEVES an advocacy organization for local animal rescues truly is “The Voice of Long Island Pets”. http://petpeeves.org/ Last Hope is so GRATEFUL to PET PEEVES for their continued support of our rescue efforts.


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News from the Children’s Room February is Black History Month

February is Black History Month. Come in and read about Rosa Parks, Louis Armstrong, Barack Obama, Martin Luther King Jr., George Washington Carver, Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou and others. Read about the history of the Civil Rights Movement in America and the struggle for equality for all. Check out the life stories of trailblazers and others who have played important roles.

President’s Week

The week of February 15th is more than just a vacation off from school. Celebrate George Washington’s birthday on February 22 and pay tribute to all the presidents of the United States of America. Read about George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Grover Cleveland, Teddy & Franklin D. Roosevelt, Bill Clinton, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter and all the Presidents. The Children’s Room has biographies, history and stories about the life and times of these men who have led our country.

Children’s Programs

Thursdays, March 2, April 6 & May 11 Drop-In LEGO Club Come with your old friends and make new friends at our new LEGO Club. This monthly club meets on Thursday afternoons from 4 - 5 PM and is for children in Grades Kindergarten through Fifth Grade. No registration required. Space is limited. Children will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. The Library will provide LEGO bricks for children to build with during the program. The Drop-In LEGO Club was made possible through the generosity of the Friends of the Garden City Public Library as well as through LEGO donations from library patrons. Wednesday, March 15 Celebrate Pete the Cat with Miss Donna and A Time For Kids For children ages 2 ½-5 (not in Kindergarten) and an adult caregiver. This program runs from 7 - 8 PM Registration is required. Registration begins Monday, March 6 at 9:30 AM on Eventkeeper. You must do a separate registration for each child you wish to attend the program Saturday March 18 Outer Space craft with Shirley Ruby from 1-2PM For Grades K-2 only. Registration is required. Registration begins Monday, Monday, March 6 at 9:30 AM on Eventkeeper. You must do a separate registration for each child you wish to attend the program. Monday March 27 Intergenerational Game Night Joint program with the Young Adult Department. This program, which runs from 6 - 8 PM, is for children, tweens and teens in Grades 3-8, with a parent or other special adult. Challenge

your family to a round of Super Smash Brothers and Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U or compete against others in tabletop games. Parents can introduce their children to some retro games by playing Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition. Snacks will be served. Registration is required. Registration begins Monday, March 6 at 9:30 AM on Eventkeeper (www.gardencitypl.org) . Only one person per household registers. Please arrive promptly. If you are late, your spot may be given to someone on the waitlist. Saturday April 1 Spring Science with Science Teacher Chris Buchman For children in Grades K-2. From 1 - 2 PM. Registration is required. Registration begins Monday, March 20 at 9:30 AM on Eventkeeper. You must do a separate registration for each child you wish to attend the program. Tuesday, April 18 Spring Egg Hunt in the Library This program is for children ages 2 ½-5 (not in Kindergarten) and a caregiver at 10:00AM. Registration is required. Registration begins Monday, April 3 at 9:30 AM on Eventkeeper. You must do a separate registration for each child you wish to attend the program. Please arrive promptly. If you are late, your spot may be given to someone on the waitlist. Children should bring their own baskets to collect eggs. Thursday, April 20 Tween Book Discussion and Author Chat with Author Jen Calonita For Grades 4, 5, and Tweens in Grades 6 and 7). This is a joint program with the Young Adult Department. Read the book Flunked, by author Jen Calonita, then come to discuss the book with the author herself! The program runs from 6 - 7:30PM. Registration is required. Registration begins Monday, March 20 at 9:30AM online on Eventkeeper. You must do a separate registration for each child you wish to attend the program. Please arrive promptly. If you are late, your spot may be given to someone on the waitlist. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Bring your own copy and have it signed. You will also be able to pick up a copy to check out in either the Children’s or Young Adult Departments after you have registered. Saturday, April 29 Star Wars Day This is a joint program with the Young Adult Department. PLEASE NOTE: There are three events, each requiring separate registration. Two programs are for Grades 3-5 and tweens in grades 6-8, one program is a family program. Registration begins Monday, April 3 at 9:30AM online on Eventkeeper (www.gardencitypl.org ). You must do a separate registration for each child you wish to attend the program. Please arrive promptly. If you are late, your spot may be given to someone on the waitlist.

11 - 12:00PM Star Wars Cupcakes with the Baking Coach. Grades 3-5 only. 12:30-1:30PM Star Wars Science with Science Teacher Chris Buchman. Grades 3-5 only. 2:30-3:30PM Family Show Lightsaber Show and Jedi Training with the Saber Guild: Endor Temple A family show followed by Jedi training featuring Lucasfilm-Preferred Costume and Lightsaber Choreography Group, Saber Guild: Endor Temple. Tickets required. Register for tickets beginning Monday, April 3 at 9:30AM online on Eventkeeper. Before and after the Family show there will be an opportunity to meet and greet members of the Saber Guild: Endor Temple. There is no registration for this. There will be a Star Wars scavenger hunt, word games and other activities. Saturday May 20 The Human Library The Children’s, Young Adult, and Reference Departments present this extraordinary event, which runs from 1:00PM-4:00PM. Check out a Human “Book” for 20 minutes and hear about a historical event he or she lived through, a fascinating life experience or, an unusual or exciting career and more. Registration is required and

begins April 24 at 9:30AM online on Eventkeeper (www.gardencitypl.org ). Please check the Library website www.gardencitypl.org for upcoming events and registration dates. Funding for these programs has been provided by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library. Priority for registration and participation is given to children who are Garden City Public Library cardholders.

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Adult Coloring Series

Garden City Public Library Tuesday, Feb. 28th @ 1:00PM and Thursday, March 9th @ 7:00PM Have you heard? Coloring isn’t just for kids! Have fun experiencing the latest trend in relaxation --- adult coloring. Coloring can help alleviate stress and anxiety while allowing you to be creative and to train your brain to focus. Meetings are relaxed and informal. No experience is necessary. Coloring pages designed for adults and coloring pencils

and markers will be provided. Join us on Tuesday, February 28th at 1PM and Thursday, March 9th at 7PM as we unwind and create beautiful pieces of art. Light refreshments will be served. Open to all adult Garden City Library cardholders. Come to one session or both, no registration is required. Nonresidents may attend if there is seating available ten minutes before the program begins.

Smarter Social Security

Strategies to Maximize Spousal Benefits Garden City Public Library Thursday, April 21st, 2016 at 7PM Did you know an AARP survey showed that only about half of married or widowed respondents were aware they were entitled to Social Security Spousal Benefits? Learning how and

when you choose to elect Social Security benefits could be the most important decision you make in retirement. Daniel Mazzola, CFA, CPA, will provide a broad overview of Social Security and show how married couples can maximize their collective payouts using two simple strategies. Bring your questions! This program is open to all.

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Yak and Snack Book Discussion

Read the book A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness and join us for a discussion at the Library on Thursday, March 30 from 7 - 8:00 PM. This program is for Grades 6-12. Registration is required and begins Monday, February 27 at 9:30AM online via Eventkeeper (www. gardencitypl.org). Registrants can pick up a copy of the book in the Young Adult Room after they register online. Registrants should bring a brown-bag dinner to the event. Food and snacks will be provided. If you are interested in earning volunteer hours and would like to volunteer to be a Teen Book Club Leader for this book discussion, please contact Young Adult Librarian Laura Giunta via email at laurag@gardencitypl.org or via phone at 516-742-58405 x242.

College Admissions: Your Roadmap to Success with Your College Navigator

On Monday, March 20 beginning at 6:45PM, Your College Navigator Michael Binder returns to the Garden City Public Library to give tips on choosing the right college during the program “College Admissions: Your Roadmap to Success with Your College Navigator.” Mr. Binder will discuss what to do to enhance your application, the steps to take throughout high school in the college admissions process, and how to identify those things the college you desire is looking for. This program is for college-bound students and parents. Registration is required and begins Monday, February 27 at 9:30AM online via Eventkeeper (www.gardencitypl. org). This program has been funded by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.

High School Textbooks Available at the Garden City Public Library

A selection of textbooks from the Garden City Public High School is now available for students to use at the Garden City Public Library. Textbooks do not circulate, but can be used in the Library. High school textbooks can be found on in the Tweens and Teens Room of the Library alongside many of the Garden City Middle School textbooks.

Video Game Design with Sharper Training Solutions

Join us on Saturday, March 11 at 2:00PM-4:00PM for the program Video Game Design with Sharper Training Solutions. In this hands-on class, tweens and teens will get an introduction to the basics of video game creation. Learn how to design a video game and create a program. The class will compile the finished program and learn how to make changes and correct errors. This program is for tweens and teens in Grades 6-12. Registration is required and begins Monday, February

20 at 9:30AM online via Eventkeeper (www.gardencitypl.org This program has been funded by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.

Babysitting Workshop

The Garden City Public Library will be hosting a Babysitting Workshop for tweens in Grades 6-12 in March. This is a two part workshop. Registrants are required to attend both sessions to receive a certificate. Registration is required and is underway online via Eventkeeper (www.gardencitypl.org). Space is limited, so check Eventkeeper for more availability. This program has been funded by The Friends of the Garden City Public Library. • Monday, March 6, 6 - 8:00PM – First Aid Session. The First Aid Session conducted by JoAnn Tanck, RN and Georgette Basso, RN focuses on the care and health of young children. Participants are asked to bring a doll so they may practice the proper ways to hold a baby while feeding or diapering. • Monday, March 13, 6 -7:15PM – Safety Session. Steve Espey of Garden City Recreation Department and Detective Richard Pedone of the Youth Bureau of the Garden City Police Department will be at the library to facilitate the second part of the Babysitting Workshop.

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Need volunteer hours? Considering joining the Library’s Teen Advisory Board! Volunteers must be in Grades 6-12. Earn volunteer hours and help work on some fun programs and projects at the Library, including working on Star Wars Day on Saturday, April 29! The Teen Advisory Board will have its next monthly general meeting on Tuesday, February 21, from 2:00PM-3:00PM. We will be discussing the library’s Summer Reading Club, including deciding the grand prize for this summer! Can’t make the meeting? Find ways to still help out by contacting Young Adult Librarian Laura Giunta via email at laurag@gardencitypl.org or via phone at 516-742-8405 x242.

ACT/SAT Practice Exam with Curvebreakers

The Library will be hosting an ACT/SAT Practice Exam on Saturday, February 25 from 10 AM-2 PM with Nick LaPoma of Curvebreakers. Registrants may choose either the ACT or SAT to take. Registration is required and is underway online via Eventkeeper (www.gardencitypl.org ). The results session will be held on Thursday, March 9 at 7:00PM. Space is limited, so check Eventkeeper for availability.

Make Your Own Personal Pizza with the Baking Coach

Looking for something ter break? Join us at the Wednesday, February 22, for the program Make

to do winLibrary on 3:30-4:30PM Your Own

Personal Pizza with the Baking Coach. This program is for tweens and teens in Grades 6-12. Registrants will make the dough and then cover it with sauce and cheese and then take it home in a tin to bake in their oven. Registration is required and is underway online via Eventkeeper (www.gardencitypl.org ). Space is limited, so check Eventkeeper for availability. This program has been funded by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.

Movie Matinee – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Stop by the Library during winter break on Thursday, February 23 for a matinee showing of the movie Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. The movie will begin at 2 PM and is for tweens and teens in Grades 6-12. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Registration is required and began Monday, February 6 online via Eventkeeper (www.gardencitypl.org ). Space is limited, so check Eventkeeper for availability. This program has been funded by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library. This movie is rated PG-13.

Coffee & Tea by the Book

Victoria by Daisy Goodwin Garden City Public Library Tuesday, February 28th at 9:30AM In person registration for Garden City Library cardholders begins on Tuesday, January 31st at the Reference Desk of the Library at 9:30AM for a Coffee & Tea by the Book discussion to be held on Tuesday, February 28th on the First Floor of the Library in the Periodical Room at 9:30AM sharp. Librarians Laura Flanagan and Ann Garnett will moderate this discussion of Victoria by Daisy Goodwin. You can pick up a copy of the book when you register at the Reference Desk. You

are welcome to bring your own coffee or tea. Registration is limited to 25 Garden City Public Library cardholders. Non-Garden City Library cardholders may register in person beginning February 21st if space is available. Drawing on Queen Victoria’s diaries, Daisy Goodwin, creator and writer of the new PBS/Masterpiece drama Victoria and author of the bestselling novels The American Heiress and The Fortune Hunter, brings the formidable young nineteenth century monarch, who would go on to reign for 63 years, to life in this magnificent new novel Victoria.

Garden City Public Library holiday hours

The Garden City Public Library will be closed on: Sunday, February 19, and Monday, February 20 (Presidents’ Day).

GC Public Library adds new digital collection of magazines

Read full-color digital magazines anytime, anywhere on your computer, smart phones, or tablet with Zinio for Libraries. The Library’s collection of popular, digital magazines includes both new and backlist titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits. There are two ways to read: check out magazines and read them instantly in the web browser (e.g., Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari) of your desktop computer or mobile device, or download them through

mobile apps for Apple, Android, and Kindle Fire devices. Zinio is not a collection of indexed articles as in a research database. It contains digital copies of popular magazines, including the illustrations, advertisements and articles, just as you would see them in a paper edition. Check out as many issues as you want and keep them in your account for as long as you want. To get started go to https://www. rbdigital.com/gardencityny/service/ zinio .

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Trio Solisti at Adelphi University

Trio Solisti Trio Solisti marks their 12th year as ensemble-in-residence at Adelphi University with their spring concert. The concert will take place on Friday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m. on the Westermann Stage, Concert Hall, at Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC), 1 South Ave, Garden City. Trio Solisti’s spring concert program includes Haydn’s Trio in C Major, Hob. XV:27, Chausson’s Trio in G minor, Op. 3 and Brahms’ Trio in C Major, Op. 87. Founded in 2001, Trio Solisti—featuring violinist Maria Bachmann, cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach, and pianist Fabio Bidini—has performed at prestigious concert venues such as the Great Performers at Lincoln Center, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, People’s Symphony Concerts at Town Hall, Washington Performing Arts

Society at Kennedy Center, Seattle’s Meany Hall and La Jolla’s Revelle Series. The ensemble has a varied discography on a number of record labels, including Naxos, Bridge Records, Endeavour Classics, and Marquis Classics. It actively champions contemporary music, collaborating with leading composers such as Philip Glass, Lowell Liebermann, Paul Moravec, and Kevin Puts. Tickets are currently on sale and are priced at $35 with discounts available to seniors, students and alumni. Information is available at the Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at 516.877.4000 or boxoffice@adelphi.edu. Regular box office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 1:00-6:00 p.m. The box office is also open two hours before most scheduled performances.

GC Foundation awards 2017 Business Education Scholarship The Garden City are welcome, including Foundation is thrilled to Kyle’s contemporaries announce the selection who will be treated to of its “Althea Robinson soft drinks and refreshExcellence in Business ments. Education Scholarship” Scholarship winner in the amount of $3,000, Kyle Quinn is a member to Kyle Quinn, a senior of the GCHS Business at Garden City High and Marketing Honor School. Society of New York Selected by the GCHS State which recogBusiness Education and nized him for outGuidance departments, standing achievement Kyle is the student in business and marjudged to best exemketing in 2016. He is plify the spirit of the also a member of the Garden City business GCHS Business and community by achievMarketing Honor ing academic success Society. Kyle mainKyle Quinn in the area of business. tains a 99.7 weighted This year will be the 25th anniversa- average and earned Honors in Finance, ry of the scholarship presentation to Marketing and Advertising, Business a deserving GCHS deserving senior Management, Entrepreneurship and which began in 1992. Multimedia. Kyle’s myriad achieveKyle will be feted at a cocktail ments will appear in an upcoming issue and “coketail” party on Wednesday of “The Garden City News.” evening, April 19, 5-8 p.m., at the The Garden City Foundation is a Cathedral Diocesan House (known as charitable organization incorporated the “Bishops House”), 36 Cathedral under the Not-for-Profit Corporation Avenue. Located on the campus Law of the State of New York. Operated of Garden City’s Cathedral of the by a board comprised of ten officers and Incarnation, The “Bishops House” is directors, Its mission is to promote and a spectacular Stewart Era Victorian support Garden City’s civic and charHome, the perfect venue for this special itable organizations; to assist Garden The Garden City Foundation is also City residents in need and to promote thrilled to announce as a special fea- the scholastic achievement of students ture of the event, a performance by the who reside in Garden City; further, renowned GCHS Vocal Jazz Ensemble to award this Excellence in Business at 5:30 p.m., under the direction of Education Scholarship to a deserving Amanda Conte. (For many years, the Garden City High School senior. VJE has performed at our Village Tree For any questions, please call Lightings.) Garden City Foundation President PLEASE SAVE THE DATE! All Susan MacDonald at (516) 643-5286.

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As we approach the month of March, it is clear that the 2 year old students at Garden Manor Nursery School have come a long way from their first days in September. They love to see their teachers and friends. A routine is in place and the students are doing a great job following the structure of the day. Mrs. Cacciabaudo and Mrs. DeVito have created a nurturing atmosphere where the children are able to explore and have fun while learning about the world around them. The children enjoy painting and crafting during table time. They go out to the playground when the weather is nice and enjoy free play in the classroom. The students are exposed to colors, shapes and even the first letter in their name! They sit for stories, love to sing and dance as well as use the rhythm sticks. These little students are also learning how to share, follow directions and be kind to their friendsall very important skills! These curious 2 year olds are eager to learn

Fun with shaving cream!

and continue to blossom everyday! Garden Manor Nursery School at Christ

Episcopal Church is located on Jefferson Street in Garden City. We offer pre-school pro-

grams for 2, 3 and 4 year olds and are currently enrolling for the 20172018 school year. To find

out more about Manor Nursery or to schedule please visit our

We love to read books on the rug

So much fun in school playing with our friends

More book time

Garden School a tour website

at www.GMNS.org or call us at (516) 775-2626.

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Saint Anne’s School celebrates Catholic Schools Week

8th graders show off their project

Brain challenge contestants

Proud 7th graders with their basketball science fair projects

St. Anne’s School kicked off this year’s Catholic Schools Week on Sunday January 29th with a special Sunday mass followed by a reception and open house. Proud students provided tours of the school to a number of prospective families. The following week was filled with fun events designed to showcase St. Anne’s students and their incredible school spirit. Throughout the week, students enjoyed wearing their “crazy” hat one day and their craziest socks the next. In addition to wearing the school colors on School Color Day, they donned their favorite team’s jerseys on Jersey Day and walked the hallways with

Students enjoy learning about time and motion as it relates to horse racing

Growing crystals

outrageous hairstyles on Crazy Hair Day. To keep the fun going, the students tested their smarts with the super popular “Brain Challenge” game. Without a doubt, though, the highlight of the week was the Seventh and Eighth grade science fair. The entire student body had a chance to view the creative and imaginative experiments that the Seventh and Eighth graders had been working on since November. Over several months, the students in the Seventh and Eighth grade investigated a topic of their choosing, during which time they kept a journal of their findings and created a written report that explained their experi-

ment, data, references, and ultimate conclusion. The budding scientists then presented their projects to the St. Anne’s student body during Catholic Schools Week and to their parents later that evening. Students created a display that explained their experiments. The younger students were able to view the various projects and had an opportunity to speak with the older students about their experiments and their ultimate conclusions. The students this year did an amazing job with their science projects and no doubt inspired the younger students with countless ideas for future experiments.

7th grade student explains her project to some interested 5th graders


Adult Learn and Play Platform Tennis

Back by popular demand is our Learn and Play Platform Tennis lessons at the Community Park Platform Tennis Courts. This year we will be offering beginner and advance beginner level adult classes on Monday nights. This five week course will offer the basic and intermediate instruction from our certified platform instructor Sue Tarzian. The beginner class will be 7 - 8pm for the cost of $120. The advance beginner class will be conducted from 8 – 9:30pm for a cost of $185. Both programs will begin Monday February 27th. For further information on this program please call the Community Park Clubhouse at (516) 483-2525. To register for this program please visit the Recreation Office (108 Rockaway Avenue) or visit www.gardencityrecreation.org to download an application.

LED Light Installation

In efforts to enhance the tennis experience at our Community Park Tennis Center we will be converting to LED lights later this month. As a result, the Tennis Center will be CLOSED from Monday, February 20th to Saturday, February 25th for the installation of the lights and routine court maintenance. Make up time for contract holder will be added onto the end of the season. Contract holders can also make up play during Easter Week or on one of your off days if available. If you have any questions please call Tom at the Tennis Center, 483-2525

Men’s Tennis Programs

Back by popular demand the Department of Recreation and Parks is happy to announce two new men’s tennis programs, both to be held at our Garden City Community Park Tennis Center. Our Men’s Learn and Play Tennis Program is for players leveled 2.5 – 3.0. You are invited to partake in this hour long program on Sunday nights from 7:30 – 8:30pm. The cost of this program is $200. Our Men’s Ladder Tennis Program is for more advanced players with a skill level of 3.5 – 4.5. In this program, we invite you to take advantage of our high intensity workout on Thursday nights

from 9:00 - 10:30 pm. This tennis program will carry a $299 registration fee. Classes just started but there are still some spots available. Why play tennis anywhere else but in your hometown!?! To register, please visit the Recreation and Parks Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. or download an application at www.gardencityrecreaton.org. If you have a password, register online at www.gcreconline.gardencityny.net. If you do not have a password, please visit our office to register for one! Please make checks payable to the “Inc. Village of Garden City”. For further information please call the Tennis Center at 516-483-2525.

Tennis Center Etiquette Reminder

We kindly remind all of our tennis players to please reframe from entering the tennis courts until your scheduled time begins. If you are early, please wait in the Tennis Clubhouse until one minute before your court time and then proceed to your court. In order to create a courteous environment we ask players to please end at the specified time. Do not finish a set or play one more point so that the next scheduled group has the opportunity to start on time.

Senior Citizen Tennis Time

The Department of Recreation and Parks is happy to announce that “Senior Citizen Time” has returned at the Garden City Tennis Center. Senior residents can now take advantage of the $20 per hour per court rate on the newly expanded time period of Monday through Friday 7:00am -6:00pm. To make a court reservation, please call the Tennis Clubhouse at 483-2525.

Tennis Lessons

Please note that there will be NO youth or adult tennis lessons the entire week of February 20th due to Presidents Week. Tennis lessons will resume the week of February 27th.

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The Men’s Association Next Meeting

Attention all Directors! The next meeting will be in early March. Watch for an e-mail to be sent by the President concerning the exact details and agenda. Please make every effort to participate. Your voice needs to be heard!

GCHS Home Athletic Schedule

Friday, Feb. 17 - Boys Varsity Basketball, county playoffs, 5:30 p.m. Good luck to all the winter sports teams on your respective playoff contests!

NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Game Fundraiser

This annual event will be held Monday, April 3rd, at B.K. Sweeney’s Uptown Grille. 8:00 p.m. until the final buzzer. Open bar and power appetizers. Box pool and silent auction. Price TBA. Great night to bring new, prospective Directors.

TMA Website

Now can be accessed thru www. gctma.org. Note: this is the new web site we have been working towards which is much more friendlier “domain” name. Check it out! Signup to be a Director, ability to pay dues, make a donation to one of our many causes, etc. Take a look. We welcome all feedback!

Facebook Page

Yes, we have reached the modern times! Another venue to find out about the TMA and all we do!

Who We Are

For over 80 years, The Men’s Association or simply the TMA has supported the athletic and social activities of students in the Garden City schools and promoted good sportsmanship as well as ideal citizenship. The TMA is composed of more than 100 active Directors, 50 Life Directors and 500 Family members. With the gener-

ous support of our fellow residents, the Men’s Association has been involved in a great number of projects covering a wide range of interests. While we are still primarily committed to the athletic programs at the Middle School and High School, in recent years the TMA has expanded their support and sponsorship to other programs benefiting a wider range of students in the Garden City Schools. Some of these programs are SEPTA, the Jamie and Paige Malone Foundation, Best Buddies, the GC High School Marching Band, BAA/GAA Awards Night, Middle School Bagel Bash, Reeves Scholarship, Bethany LeSueur Jersey Retirement Ceremony, GCHS Stem Program, CPR training for all coaches, HUDL, Robotics, 9th grade BBQ, Kickline, GCTA Hurricane Relief Fundraiser and the Father-Daughter and Mother-Son dances. All of this would not be possible without your continued assistance on aiding all we do. Thanks to all who contribute!

How You Can Join

The TMA is always looking for potential new members. If you’re a father who has a child or children in the GC School District and are willing to be involved please contact one of the Officers or Directors for an application. Thanks for all your support! Special thanks to all those who have joined as family members! Go Trojans! Important Any directors who have not paid their annual dues, please mail your $100 check to the Treasurer!

TMA Officers:

Jim Connolly---President John Blair Bob Leggett---Treasurer Pete Haeffner Rob McLoughlin Bob Basel

Correction

An article last week “2017 Nassau County Men’s Fencing Team Champions” misstated the record of fencer Alex Joudeh, Alex went 1-2 in the semi finals then went 3-0 (swept

all 3 bouts against Jericho) which was the most wins for any member of our squad for the finals. His record for the day was 4-2

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GCAA Intramural Basketball Playoffs Boys 3rd Grade

Boys 4th Grade

1. Heat Sat Feb 11th 11:00 Court 1 St. Paul’s 8. Nets 4. Suns Sat Feb 11th 11:00 Court 4 St. Paul’s 5. Cavs

Heat Sat. Mar 4th 9:00am St. Paul’s Court 4

4. Nuggets Sat Feb 11th 12:00 Court 4 St. Paul’s 5. Spurs

Suns Saturday Mar 11 9:00am St. Paul's Court 2

3. Knicks Sat Feb 11th 11:00 Court 3 St. Paul’s 6. Celtics 2. Spurs Sat Feb 11th 11:00 Court 2 St. Paul’s 7. Nuggets

1. Cavs Sat Feb 11th 12:00 Court 1 St. Paul’s 8. Celtics

Knicks Sat. Mar 4th 9:00am St. Paul’s Court 2

3. Spurs Sat Feb 11th 1:30 Court 3 St. Paul’s 6. Nuggets 2. Knicks Sat Feb 11th 1:30 Court 2 St. Paul’s 7. Celtics

Sat. Mar 4th 10:30am St. Paul’s Court 4 Nuggets Saturday Mar 11 10:30am St. Paul's Court 2 Champion Knicks Sat. Mar 4th 10:30am St. Paul’s Court 2 Suns

 

Boys 5th Grade

4. Nets Sat Feb 11th 1:30 Court 4 St. Paul’s 5. Suns

2. Nets Sat Feb 11th 12:00 Court 2 St. Paul’s 7. Suns

Spurs

1. Cavs Sat Feb 11th 1:30 Court 1 St. Paul’s 8. Heat

3. Knicks Sat Feb 11th 12:00 Court 3 St. Paul’s 6. Heat

Champion

Cavs

Boys 6th Grade 1. Suns Sat Feb 11th 4:30 Court 1 St. Paul’s 8. Heat

Cavs Sat. Mar 4th 12:00pm St. Paul’s Court 4

4. Nuggets Sat Feb 11th 4:30 Court 4 St. Paul’s 5. Spurs

Suns Saturday Mar 11 12:00pm St. Paul's Court 2

3. Knicks Sat Feb 11th 4:30 Court 3 St. Paul’s 6. Celtics

Champion Spurs Sat. Mar 4th 12:00pm St. Paul’s Court 2

2. Cavs Sat Feb 11th 4:30 Court 2 St. Paul’s 7. Nets

Knicks

Heat Sat. Mar 4th 3:00pm St. Paul’s Court 4 Spurs Saturday Mar 11 3:00pm St. Paul's Court 2 Champion Knicks Sat. Mar 4th 3:00pm St. Paul’s Court 2 Cavs

Girls Grades 4th thru 6th

Boys 7th and 8th Grades

1. Cavs Sat Feb 11th 3:00 Court 1 St. Paul’s 8. Knicks

1. Knicks Fri Feb 10th 6:30 GC Middle School 8. Spurs / 9. Celtics 4. Suns Fri Feb 10th 7:30 GC Middle School 5. Cavs

3. Pacers Fri Feb 10th 8:00 Stewart School 6. Heat 2. Nets

Fri Feb 10th 7:00 Stewart School 7. Nuggets / 10. Wolves

Spurs Sat. Mar 4th 4:30pm St. Paul’s Court 4

4. Heat Sat Feb 11th 3:00 Court 4 St. Paul’s 5. Suns

Suns Saturday Mar 11 4:30pm St. Paul's Court 2

3. Nuggets Sat Feb 11th 3:00 Court 3 St. Paul’s 6. Nets

Champion Heat Sat. Mar 4th 4:30pm St. Paul’s Court 2 Nets

2. Celtics Sat Feb 11th 3:00 Court 2 St. Paul’s 7. Spurs

Cavs Sat. Mar 4th 1:30pm St. Paul’s Court 4 Heat Saturday Mar 11 1:30pm St. Paul's Court 2 Champion Nuggets Sat. Mar 4th 1:30pm St. Paul’s Court 2 Celtics


Movie Day at Cluett Hall

The Recreation Department will be showing “The Secret Life of Pets” at St. Paul’s Cluett Hall on Thursday, February 23 at 1 p.m. The movie runs approximately 87 minutes and is rated “PG”. Admission is free. Snacks will be available for a nominal charge. Our Recreation staff will supervise.

Adult Art Class Registration Begins

The Garden City’s Department of Recreation and Parks will offer an adult art class this fall. This ten week program will teach the beginner as well as the advanced student the art of painting portraits and landscapes/still-life in pastel from photographs. Classes will be held Fridays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The cost of this program will be $135. This class is open to adult residents who reside in the Inc. Village of Garden City. Classes are held in St. Paul’s Cluett Hall beginning February 24. The first lesson includes a por-

trait and landscape demonstration. At that time, a supply list is provided. Demonstrations will be available as needed throughout the program. Each student will receive the individual attention required as they move at their own pace and level of expertise. Arleen Rueth Urban, the instructor for this program, is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America. A winner of numerous awards, her portraits hang in many Garden City homes, as well as throughout the United States. A portrait of Elvis Presley permanently hangs in Graceland, and Barbara Walters is among her celebrity commissioned subjects. This year Arleen has added some basic drawing techniques to her pastel workshop. Those wishing to draw with pencil and/or charcoal only are invited to join this class. To register for this session please visit the Recreation and Parks office at 108 Rockaway Avenue. If you have a password, you may register online at gcreconline.gardencityny.net.

“The Cardiovascular Detective: Unique clues for women’s heart health" Winthrop-University Hospital’s Inspiring Women™ educational series will offer a free program, “The Cardiovascular Detective: Unique Clues for Women’s Heart Health,” on Tuesday, February 28, at 7 PM. The program will be held at the Winthrop Research and Academic Center, located at 101 Mineola Boulevard, Mineola, in the Treiber Family Conference Center. Barbara J. George, EdD, RCEP, MSN, AGNP-C, Director, Center for Cardiovascular Lifestyle Medicine at Winthrop, will explain how women can understand and identify the signs and symptoms of heart disease and stroke that are unique to women. Attendees will also learn about the latest prevention guidelines related to a woman’s risk, as well as treatment options. They will also become familiar with how to effectively identify, manage and

improve their heart healthy lifestyle. A question and answer period will be included with the program. Guests are asked to arrive at 6:45 PM for the 7 PM program. Admission is free, but pre-registration is required. To register for this program, please call (516) 663-8300 or e-mail inspiringwomen@winthrop.org. For parking and inclement weather information, please call (516) 663-9761. The program is being offered as part of Inspiring Women: The Women’s Wellness Initiative at WinthropUniversity Hospital, a free community education series dedicated to the health and well-being of women. For information about Inspiring Women events or other programs at the Hospital, please call 1-866-WINTHROP or visit www. winthrop.org/community-programs.

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Chaminade students accepted GCAA U8 ( 2nd Grade) in early decision programs Travel Baseball Tryouts

More than 35 Chaminade High School seniors who applied to colleges, universities, and service academies through Early Decision programs have been accepted to their respective institutions. A highly competitive and selective process, Early Decision is a binding agreement between the applicant and the school. Most schools ask for Early Decision applications in November with notification in December – well ahead of the typical January deadline and early spring notification for regular decision applicants. Students were accepted to 25 institutions including several Ivy League schools, renowned universities, and service academies. Three of those students are from the Village of Garden City. Matthew Chiml has committed to Duke University; William Steckmeister, has committed to SUNY Maritime College and Edward Flaherty has committed to attend Washington University in St. Louis. Chaminade President Bro. Thomas Cleary, S.M., said, “We sincerely con-

gratulate these young men on accomplishing the extraordinary task of gaining Early Decision acceptance to their schools. We cannot wait to witness the intellect and skill they demonstrate at Chaminade make a positive difference at college and beyond.” According to the College Board, Early Decision applicants should be as sure as possible that theirs is the first and right choice for higher education, meets or surpasses GPA, class rank, or SAT scores specific to the school’s admission profile and has a consistent academic record. “Selection through Early Decision is a testament to the conscientious coursework and stamina of our students,” said Mr. Daniel Petruccio, Chaminade assistant principal of Guidance. “In many cases, applicants compete with thousands of other students vying for a limited number of seats. That these young men should rise to the challenge in addition to their daily responsibilities at Chaminade is remarkable.”

Matthew Chiml, has committed to attend Duke University; and William Steckmeister, has committed to attend SUNY Maritime College.

On the afternoon of Saturday March 4, the GCAA will be holding tryouts for the 2017 U8 travel baseball teams. To be eligible to tryout, a child must live or attend school in Garden City and be born between 9/1/2008 and 8/31/2009. Players born between 9/1/2009 and 11/30/2009 who are currently in second grade are also eligible. Players born after November 30, 2009 are not eligible to participate in the GCAA travel baseball program in 2017. The time and location of the tryouts will be determined shortly and we will notify everyone once those details are finalized. The U8 teams that are selected will play in the Spring, Summer and Fall of 2017. Players must be willing to play baseball in all three seasons and be committed to their team. We recognize that participants play other sports and have other activities, and the GCAA encourages that diversity of activity. We understand that players may miss games from time to time because of illness, family events, practices or games for other sports or participation in other activities. We simply ask that the children and parents recognize that they have made a commitment to their baseball team and that they communicate with their coaches so that the teams are not in a position where other players on the team cannot play a game because too many players are regularly choosing another activity at the expense of baseball.

Please also understand that any child participating in the GCAA travel baseball program must also participate in the GCAA intramural baseball program in the spring. The intent of the travel baseball program is to provide the opportunity to play more baseball to those who are interested, not to replace our intramural program. In order to be eligible for the tryouts, all players must pre-register for the tryouts via email (with “Travel Tryout Registration” in the subject line). To pre-register, please send the following information to gcaatravelbaseball@ gmail.com: Name: _____________________________________ Address: _____________________________________ Email: _____________________________________ Phone: _____________________________________ Age/DOB: _____________________________________ Grade: _____________________________________ School: _____________________________________ **Please also indicate in the email if you would be interested in serving as a manager or assistant coach. If you have any questions, please send an email to gcaatravelbaseball@ gmail.com

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More than just a standard municipal pool, the Garden City Pool facility is part of a long tradition within the Village of Garden City. Marking its 61st season of operation within the Village it continues to maintain a “Club Like” atmosphere with landscaped grounds, shade structures and three pools including a adult section and interactive play pool and slides for our younger population. Reserve your spot today in being part of our family in making summer the way it was meant to be! The Garden City Pool would like to take this time to thank our returning sponsors for the 2017 pool season and their continued support: Winthrop University Hospital, Adelphi University,

the Garden City News, Huntington Learning Center and La Bottega. In addition we would also like to welcome and thank Maggiano’s Little Italy (600 Garden City Plaza) for becoming a new 2017 Sponsor. If any business would like to become a sponsor at the Garden City Pool this season please contact Tom McGerty at 465-4075 for various sponsorship opportunities that fit your business. Stay Connected with the #GCPool For the latest news, pictures and information including pictures of redeveloped indoor dining area please Follow Us on our Twitter account @ GCSWIMMINGPOOL and Facebook. com/gardencityswimmingpool. We are also happy to announce that we are now on INSTAGRAM. We invite everyone to follow us: GCSWIMMINGPOOL

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2016-17 GC Trojans in their pregame ritual

GC Boys Basketball wins conference crown

The GC Trojans won their first conference title in 10 years with their win over Jericho 62-46 last Saturday. GC narrowly missed winning the title last season finishing 12-2, a close second to 13-1 Elmont. This year they claimed a share of the title by winning 9 of their last 10. The team’s only blemish in ‘2017’ is a last second loss to Sewanahaka. Coach Jim Hegmann’s hoopsters were rewarded with a first round bye as the 6th seed in the playoffs. Coach Hegmann has guided GC to the playoffs in each of his first 3 years here, congratulations to coach & the team for their accomplishment. GC averages 57 points a game and in contrast only one team in the last 9 games has scored 50 points against the stingy GC defense. In 4 of those games GC has kept their opponents under 40. The boys closed out the regular season with a

Thomas Powderly in action

strong performance, shutting down a good Jericho team which they had only beaten by 3 points earlier in the season. After Jericho knotted the score at 21 it was all GC after that as they outscored Jericho 15-2 and jumped out to a 13 point half time lead. Andrew DeSantis led the way with 25 points, 11 rebounds and 5 steals. Matt Granville slashed his way to a career high 17 while going 7-8 from the free throw line. Matt also snared 6 rebounds. Kevin McNiff netted 9 while directing the offense. Ryan Pascale added 5. Tyler Soutar with 4 and Joe Scattareggia with 2 rounded out the scoring. All of the boys saw action in the finale. PLAYOFF BASKETBALL - Come out and support the boys, this Friday night - Feb 17, at 5:30pm. We are playing the winner of the Cold Spring Harbor v West Hempstead game.

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Garden City Girls Varsity Basketball seniors Julianne Larsson, Alexis Pagonis, Kelly George and Dominique Dragotto

Garden City High School Girls Varsity Basketball Senior Day

Senior Day was held for the GCHS with senior point guard Kelly George girls’ varsity basketball team on leading the team with a career high Saturday, February 11th when the girls 24 points. Seniors Alex Pagonis added took the court to play Jericho High 6 points and Dominique Dragotto and School needing a win to earn a playoff Julianne Larsson each added 4 points. spot. The team had defeated Jericho The girls have come a long way since earlier in the season by a score of 47-31 the start of the season in November and were confident they could repeat and juniors, Siobhan Coen, Hope Kelly with another win. and Megan Marshall, sophomores, Ally After a fabulous pre-game ceremony Hildreth, Grace Kelly, Jenn Kubler and planned and led by the underclassmen Jasmine Worrell along with freshmen honoring four-year varsity players Claire McGuire and Jamie Murray and captains, Kelly George and Alexis have all made significant contributions Pagonis, and seniors, Dominique to the team’s recent success. Dragotto and Julianne Larsson with Good luck to the team in the playflowers, balloons, posters and speech- offs! es, the girls jumped out to a 30-15 half time lead. The GC girls finished the Garden City Girls Varsity Basketball game with a1-8 56-38 over Jericho GC-CHERRY Pagewin - 09-21-16_Layout 1 9/26/16 2:42 PM Page 1

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Rockville Centre, NY 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath. SD #21. MLS# 2900081. $828,000.

Rockville Centre, NY 6-bedroom, 3-bath. SD #11. MLS# 2831539. $849,000.

Rockville Centre, NY 5-bedroom, 3.55-bath. SD #21. MLS# 2881016. $1,198,000.

Old Westbury, NY 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath. SD #2. MLS# 2877360. $1,288,000.

Centre Island, NY 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath. SD #6. MLS# 2875726. $1,495,000.

For more listings, visit danielgale.com. Rockville Centre, NY 5-bedroom, 3-bath. SD #21. MLS# 2883352. $1,498,000.

Great Neck, NY 9-bedroom, 6.55-bath. SD #7. MLS# 2910462. $2,888,888.

Point Lookout, NY 4-bedroom, 3-bath. SD #28. MLS# 2841447. $2,992,000.

2110 Grandview Drive, Orient, NY 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath. SD #1. MLS# 2831834. $3,295,000.

Mary Krener

Robert J. Krener

Meredith Krug

Mary Lo Galbo

Kathy Lucchesi

Susan MacDonald

Brigid Marmorowski

Athena Menoudakos

Linda Mulrooney

Eileen O’Hara

Alexandra Parisi

Diane Piscopo

Kathleen Roberts

Suzanne Rueck

Julia Mastromauro Rosado

Joseph Scianablo

Jennifer Sullivan

Cheryl Trimboli

Scott Wallace

Maureen Walsh Lagarde

Garden City Office • 516.248.6655 102 Seventh Street, Garden City, NY gardencity@danielgale.com

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Each office is independently owned and operated. We are pledged to provide equal opportunity for housing to any prospective customer or client, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.

Friday, February 17, 2017 The Garden City News

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No Winter Worries at The Wyndham

111 Cherry Valley Avenue, Garden City, NY 1-bedroom, 1.5-bath. SD #18. MLS# 2910612. $599,000.

111 Cherry Valley Avenue, Garden City, NY 1-bedroom, 1.5-bath. Rental. SD #18. MLS# 2910762. $3,500/mo.

100 Hilton Ave., Garden City, NY 2-bedroom, 2.5-bath. Rental. SD #18. MLS# 2877133. $5,150/mo.

111 Cherry Valley Avenue, Garden City, NY 1-bedroom, 1.5-bath. SD #18. MLS# 2888547. $675,000.

100 Hilton Avenue, Garden City, NY 1-bedroom, 1.5-bath. SD #18. MLS# 2893104. $679,000.

Wyndham Division • 516.739.7171 100 Hilton Avenue, Garden City, NY gardencity@danielgale.com 100 Hilton Avenue, Garden City, NY 2-bedroom, 2.5-bath. SD #18. MLS# 2885239. $775,000.

100 Hilton Avenue, Garden City, NY 2-bedroom, 2.5-bath. SD #18. MLS# 2893128. $888,000.

Consult a Wyndham Resale specialist when looking to buy or sell. Our on-site office staff is unsurpassed in providing thorough knowledge of the Wyndham Complex. Their years of professional experience and excellent service at this Five-Star Luxury Facility ensure a seamless transaction for both seller and buyer. Wyndham Resale Specialists: Patricia Costello • Alfred Kohart • Mary Krener • Linda Mulrooney

Each office is independently owned and operated. We are pledged to provide equal opportunity for housing to any prospective customer or client, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.

The Garden City News  

● Published: Friday, February 24, 2017 ● Issue: Vol.93, No.25

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