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BY GARY SIMEONE Albert Jr. and Kathy Zafonte have been in the winery business for over 25 years. In 2012, they became partners in a winemaking facility called Fox Run Vineyards, located in the Finger Lakes of New York. They are part-owners in the operation along with Ruth and Scott Osborn, President of Fox Run and recent electee on the Board of WineAmerica, a national organization of American wineries. “We have learned a lot about the process of wine-making and have gained a real understanding of what it takes to run a vineyard and winery in the last twenty five years.” said Albert Jr., a longtime resident of Garden city and a practicing attorney. “This entails everything from the ideal harvest time and to picking and pressing the grapes. It is a very interesting, very enjoyable experience.” He said that that the winery and vineyard is located in Penn Yan, New York on the west side of the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. The Wine Trail is composed of 30 member wineries along a thirty mile stretch of the region. “New York State has always been a vast winemaking region,” said Zafonte. “Seneca Lake is the deepest of the lakes in the Finger Lake region, and it is an ideal location because it protects the grapes during the harsh winters. The area is also cool in the spring and warm in the fall which helps the growing process.” Picking the perfect grapes to make the wine with is all about timing, and

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Congratulations to GCHS senior Trevor Yeboah-Kodie for being named as Gatorade’s 2018-2019 New York Football Player of the Year. The award annually recognizes athletes who excel on the playing field and in the classroom. Trevor, pictured here after scoring a touchdown at the Long Island Finals game at Stony Brook University on November 23rd where GCHS won its third consecutive LI title, helped the Trojans during the season with 1,532 rushing yards, and 22 touchdowns on 129 carries. Trevor is also a standout on the HS’s lacrosse team and has elected to play lacrosse at his future college – Brown University.

During the annual Student Achievement Report presented by Garden City Public Schools administration at its Tuesday, January 8 work session, school board Trustee William C. Holub asked about the potential to add to the World Languages offerings in the district. His inquiry sparked rounds of comments on the overall progress made in Garden City High School’s World Languages department. The last new language investigated was Mandarin, ultimately dropped as an option for GCHS students due to a few issues that were clarified and other prevailing languages that students have pursued in depth during their high school years. Holub works in a Chinese firm and he recognizes the global perspectives and interactions today’s professions involve. Other parents and students had approached the curriculum office asking about offering Mandarin, and up to now the prospects remained dim for a number of reasons. Peter Giacalone, World Languages coordinator at Garden City High School, said the administration noticed how languages were often “the first thing to be dropped” once students had other priorities in their academics; “when they became overwhelmed with all the other courses they are taking” and with time needed for college applications and extracurricular programs. Giacalone says it is difficult to find a qualified Mandarin teacher for the district to hire for a full-fledged GCHS course. “At the time, I proposed that we offer students Mandarin as an introductory course only during a summer enrichment program. I spoke with colleagues in other school districts and we were able to secure one educator to teach Mandarin….Approximately 20 kids enrolled for that program but before it even started, enrollment dropped down to five. A number of my colleagues confirmed that while enrollment spiked in the beginning, due to the degree of difficulty with the characters they too noticed a See page 42

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It's almost budget season again Now that the holiday season is over, and everyone is back at work, it's time to start looking ahead. On the agenda for the Village will be additional consideration over the St. Paul's proposal to create a recreational center, as well as ongoing programs. On the school district's agenda will be programming and personnel decisions that will be of importance to par-

ents in the district. Fortunately, both boards hold a series of budget development work sessions throughout the spring, and welcome public input. We do our best to cover those meetings, and as usual, also provide opportunities for residents to comment both on our letters page and online on our website, www.gcnews. com. We welcome all opinions.

CPOA to hold annual meeting The Central Property Owners Association will hold its annual electors meeting on January 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the GC Senior Center on Golf Club

Lane. The purpose of the meeting is to endorse candidates for Trustees and Mayor in the 2019 election.


So Little Concern?

To the Editor: Mr. Pinnola's letter and your column in the December 21st issue make eminent sense. The Village's blatant neglect of the St. Paul's physical plant is beyond understanding. The casual observer driving by must wonder at the obvious evidence of continued decline in Garden City's responsibility for the plant's preservation. Is there really so little concern by the Board? Anthony Carroll

Remembering Charles Hoppe To the Editor: There is more to the fourth anniversary this past December 25th of the passing of former MTA LIRR President Charles Hoppe. He inherited construction of the ongoing Jamaica Hillside Yard and Shop project from his predecessor Bruce C. McIver who served as LIRR President from 1985 to 1989. This maintenance facility was designed to support LIRR's electric fleet of 1,000 cars. It was being built at the old Gimbels Department Store Jamaica warehouse. Construction of the Hillside Maintenance facility was several years behind schedule. Work began in January 1985 with an estimated cost of $215 million. By May 1989, the project was $140 million over budget with significant change orders. The final project cost was anticipated to be $397 million with completion three years late. Due to ongoing problems with this project, the Urban Mass Transportation Administration (today known as the Federal Transit Administration) made a determination that the LIRR lacked technical capacity for management of this and other major construction projects. In March 1989, UMTA suspended the LIRR's eligibility to receive new federal funding. Hoppe restored UMTA's confidence in rebuilding the LIRR's technical capacity by successfully completing the Hillside Maintenance facility and managing the $100 million Harold Interlocking project (using 100% local

MTA funding). Under Hoppe's watch, UMTA once again became confident in the LIRR and two years later restored its eligibility for receipt of federal funding. UMTA went on to provide $200 million for the original Penn Station Improvements project versus todays version sponsored by Governor Andrew Cuomo. Both the Harold Interlocking and Penn Station improvement projects were successfully completed on time, within budget and without significant change orders to the construction contracts. One significant failure under Hoppe was a future fatal flaw in the purchase of both duel mode locomotives and double-decker passenger cars. Those responsible for design, engineering and bid specifications to support procurement of duel mode locomotives and double decker passenger cars failed to take into consideration height clearances for the 63rd Street tunnel between Manhattan and Queens. (Construction on this tunnel began in 1969 designed to be used at a future date to provide the LIRR with a direct connection to Grand Central Terminal). As a result, the LIRR fleet of 23 diesel-electric and 23 duel-mode locomotives along with 134 double- decker passenger cars will not be able to utilize East Side Access for future service to Grand Central Terminal. The anticipated revenue service date has slipped on numerous occasions from originally 2011. (Some elected officials with no background in what it actually takes to construct a major transportation project promised 2009). The MTA "corporate party line" claim (based upon the most recent project recovery schedule which has also changed numerous times during the life of the project) calls for a December 2022 opening day passenger service. Based upon previous history of delays, changes in procurement strategy, re advertising of contracts, change orders to contracts, re sequencing of work, recovery schedules, cost overruns, budget issues and coordination issues with Amtrak including providing construction conSee page 9

The Eastern Property Owners’ Association (EPOA) will host its Resident Electors’ Meeting on Tuesday, January 15 at 7:30 pm at the Senior Center on Golf Club Lane. The meeting will cover current topics affecting the community and will provide residents the opportunity to comment on these topics and to raise other items of interest. Mark Hyer will be introduced as the East’s candidate for the position of Village Trustee. Mr. Hyer was unanimously proposed by the Independent East Nominating Committee, which consists of volunteers residing in the East. The Village Trustee position is a two-year term commencing in April 2019. At the meeting, there will also be updates from EPOA Officers and

Directors, East Trustees, and Recreation Representatives. The 2019 EPOA Membership Drive is now underway. East residents are invited to join for $20 for 1 year of membership or $40 for 2 years of membership. Dues may be paid by check, PayPal (go to, or through Venmo (@GCEPOA). As a reminder, the EPOA consists of all volunteers but does have ongoing communication-related expenses. Thank you for your support. To learn more about the EPOA in general, its membership benefits and how to sign up, upcoming events, and news concerning the East, you may visit us at our website, on Facebook (@ GardenCityEPOA), and on Twitter (@ GC_EPOA).

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Town of Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen January 15 is the WPOA’s Annual Resident Electors Meeting, at which time the Nominating Committee will report its selection of candidate Stephen Makrinos, for re-election as Village Trustee and William Holub for School Board Trustee. The guest speaker will be Town of Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen. The supervisor serves as the chief executive officer of town government. She presides at all Town Board Meetings directing the legislative and administrative functions of that body. The supervisor also oversees the day-to-day operations of a municipal government of 24 departments, employing just under 2,000 people, and providing services to over 760,000 residents. January begins a new WPOA membership year. All residents of the Western section are encouraged to join. Any resident of legal age who is an

owner or tenant of real property and lives in the Western Section is eligible for membership in the WPOA. General meeting notices are mailed to all households in the West and advertised in the local newspaper. Please consider becoming a dues paying member. WPOA dues ($25) can be brought to the January 15th meeting or mailed to WPOA, P.O. Box 7976, Garden City, NY 11530 or you can pay through our website,, through PayPal, accepting all major credit cards. Remember: please give your email for occasional important news and Village alerts from the WPOA. The WPOA is the Western residents’ first access to Village government. At this January meeting we will form a nominating committee for Officers and Directors. Please let me know of your interest. ( If you have a question or concern, please feel free to contact the appropriate WPOA director. The WPOA website, gcwpoa. com, provides current Village and Western Section news, as well as contact information for directors, trustees and village officials, details on WPOA General and Officer and Director meetings, and quick links to other “favorite” websites. Finally, because the air was quite cold at our Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration, we delayed the raffle till this meeting. We have gift certificates from some fine restaurants on Franklin Avenue and also Repeal here in the West. Please bring some cash ($3 a ticket) to take advantage of the generosity of the venues. The WPOA looks forward to seeing you at the January 15 General Meeting, 7:30 pm at Homestead School.

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Will Sing For Food concert on January 19 to benefit food bank The 8th Annual Will Sing For Food concert is set for Saturday night, January 19 at 8 pm at the Garden City Community Church. As in years past, this can’t-miss, fun-filled, charity-fueled kick-start to the new year is performed by local musicians and singers. They’ll be playing classics and favorites from pop to rock, folk to Broadway, and nearly everything in between. Going into 2019, WSFF has raised over $100,000 for Long Island’s hungry, but the need persists. Now, you can help make a difference. Donate at the door. 100% of all donations made before, during, and after the show will go directly to Long Island Cares Inc, The Harry Chapin Food Bank. If you cannot make it to the concert on the 19th but would like to contribute, you can donate any time at or even mail your donation to

the Church office. Every dollar helps! This year’s cast includes Kelly Bartley, John Biedrzycki, Packy Bunn, Dave Butler, Diane Feyrer, Amber Henriquez, Rick Herbst, Billy Lucano, Will Lucano, Joey Matina, Tim Martens, Adam Mirabella, Andrew Morreale, Anna Morreale, George Petersen, Joe Rivera, Jim Rowe, Maura Ryan, Melissa Ryan, Brett Sandgren, John Schoch, Phillip Sharp, Bob Townsend, Denelle Veny, Mike Veny Jr., Alexandra Vernice, Bill Volz, and Nancy Witter The Garden City Community Church is located at 245 Stewart Avenue, on the corner of Whitehall Boulevard. Visit and find Will Sing For Food on Facebook to learn more about this annual can’t-miss show. Email any questions to WillSingForFood@ or call the Church office at 516.746.1700.

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Vehicle entered: On January 2nd a vehicle parked at a Hilton Avenue residence was entered; there is no reported loss at this time. Unauthorized charges: Unauthorized charges were made against a resident’s credit card at a local service station. Home fire: On January 3rd Garden City Police and Firefighters responded to a Garfield Street residence for a report of a fire in the bedroom. The elderly female resident suffered severe burn injuries to her head and her husband suffered burns to his hands when he attempted to put out the fire. Both victims were transported to Nassau University Medical Center for their injuries. The fire appears to be accidental at this time. Theft charges: On January 3rd, officers were advised of a man who had allegedly just stolen various meats from Kings and fled the scene on foot. Officers apprehended him on Franklin Avenue. The subject, a 46 year old Hempstead man Hempstead, was also charged for the theft of various items from the Garden City Walgreens earlier in the day. Robbery arrest: On January 4th Garden City Police assisted Nassau County Police with the arrest of a 40 year old Brooklyn man in the vicinity of Garden City Plaza for a robbery which occurred inside Neiman Marcus at the Roosevelt Field mall. The man had allegedly stolen some items from the store and displayed sharp blunt metal object to loss prevention officers as they attempted to apprehend him. Hit and run: On January 4th an unknown vehicle struck and damaged a parked unoccupied vehicle at

Adelphi University and left the scene without stopping. Unauthorized purchases: On January 5th unauthorized credit cards in a resident’s name were opened without permission and used to make purchases totaling $1,750. Another resident reported on January 6th that an unauthorized credit card account had been opened without permission and used to make purchases totaling $750. Multiple violations: On January 7th a traffic stop investigation on Old Country Road resulted in the arrest of a 35 year old Merrick man for allegedly driving with a revoked license, driving without a court ordered interlock device due to a prior DWI, and tinted windows. Lower the arm: A truck traveling north with its hydraulic arm crane extended, struck the Cherry Valley Overpass. The driver, a 27 year old West Babylon man was charged with driving with two license suspensions, disobeying bridge clearance signs, and multiple equipment violations. There were no reported injuries. Hot coffee: On January 7th Garden City Police and firefighters responded to a Commercial Avenue business for a coffee pot fire. No structural damage or injuries were reported. Grand larceny: On January 8th Garden City Police investigated a grand larceny report where an employee of a company received an email he believed to be from his supervisor instructing him to purchase $2,500 in gift cards and then forward the code numbers to the email. It was later determined to be a scam.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Email: From page 2 tractors with insufficient track outage time necessary to perform work, don't be surprised if first day of passenger service occurs in 2023 or later. Thousands of daily LIRR riders from diesel territory branches (including those commuting from stations east of Huntington to Port Jefferson, east of Mineola to Oyster Bay, east of Babylon to Speonk or Montauk and east of Ronkonkoma to Greenport) will still have to change at Jamaica for the future Grand Central Terminal or Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn. When the Oyster Bay branch is converted to a permanent scoot shuttle service, those riders will also have to switch at Mineola. Hoppe served as LIRR President from

1990 to 1994. In the eyes of many transportation experts including myself, he moved the LIRR capital program from the dog house to the penthouse. Under his watch, it was expected that capital projects would be completed on time, within budget, without significant numbers of change orders to construction contracts and minimal inconveniences to riders during construction. When was the last time you heard that!. Current LIRR President Philip Eng with his own $2.6 billion mega Main Line Third Track and ongoing East River Tunnel problems continues to have a tough act to follow. Larry Penner

Registration open for Garden City Parent University! Visit to view workshops and register online now through Friday, January 25. Garden City Parent University will take place on Thursday, January 31 at the Garden City High School. Session 1 starts at 7 pm and Session 2 starts at 8:05 pm. Parent University is an evening set-aside for parents and caregivers of children in grades pre-K to 12 to participate in a series of workshops facilitated by area professionals and district personnel. The workshops best reflect current topics and trends and offer an opportunity to sharpen our parenting skills as we work together to raise healthy, well-adjusted, and successful children.

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Upcoming Events

Attention Middle School Parents/Guardians Thursday, January 17: Incoming 6th Grade Parent Meeting - Middle School, 6:30 pm

Attention High School Parents/Guardians Monday, January 14: High School Senior Parent Skit Night Rehearsal H.S. Cafeteria, 7:30 pm, Tuesday, January 15: High School World Language Honor Society Induction - H.S. Auditorium, 7:00 pm

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Weather closings and school day modifications are sent by phone, text, and email to all parents. Important notifications are also posted on the district website and to Twitter: GCUFSD.

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GARDEN CITY UPDATE - NEWS AND INFORMATION The Board of Trustees and staff continue to work on numerous projects, including plans for the upcoming budget, the LIRR Third Track and its impact on Garden City, the water tank replacement project, personnel matters, zoning matters, the concept plan for the former St. Paul’s School building and other matters. We encourage you to attend Village Board of Trustees meetings and meetings of your Property Owners’ Associations.

NYU Winthrop Ambulance Service commenced January 7

Ambulance service for Village residents through NYU Winthrop commenced January 7, 2019 in the Village. Ambulances are stationed at the St. Paul’s campus. The Village Police Department has radio connectivity with the ambulances and residents requiring service can call 911 or the Village Police Department. Additional upgrades are being installed, according to Police Commissioner Kenneth Jackson. In September, Trustees unanimously adopted a two-year agreement with NYU Winthrop to provide ambulance service within the Village 24 hours a day/seven days a week. The contract provides at least two ambulances, each of which will have one EMT and one paramedic aboard. Under the agreement, NYU Winthrop charges the resident’s private insurance carrier, and does not charge residents for any shortfall.

Library Security Upgrades

As part of the Village’s pro-active plan for security at the Library, the Village has installed security cameras and is installing a panic button system as well. Convex mirrors are also being installed to assist Library staff with viewing certain areas. The Police Department has also increased patrols and visits to the Library. There are changes to the alarm system too. The Village and the Library are also making changes to carbon monoxide and natural gas monitoring systems. As is the case for all Village facilities such as Village Hall, the Pool, the senior center and St. Paul’s Field House where the public or our employees are present, we must consider and analyze the needs of each facility, including possible risks and possible security measures to address the risk. According to Police, a total of 37 new cameras (25 interior and 12 exterior) have been installed. In addition, a license plate reader will be placed in the parking lot entrance. The new cameras will have video analytic software added to the system. At the main entrance, magnetic locks will soon be added to the front door. Therefore, if there is an issue on the outside, for

example, at the train station, the main entrance can be locked electronically by staff. New access control doors (12) will be added at various points in the Library that can be accessed and secured by staff.

St. Paul’s Update and Work Session

The four service agreements the Board of Trustees originally entered into with Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP, Thornton Tomasetti, Eight, Inc. and Sports Facilities Advisory are all available for review on the Village website,, under the St. Paul’s tab on the left side menu. In September 2018, the Village Board retained three separate engineering, architectural and structural firms to assist it with the initial conceptual plan. Beyer, Blinder, Belle, known for its expertise in restoring, revitalizing and reusing historic buildings and sites, as well as structural engineering consulting firm Thornton Tomasetti which is providing the preliminary drawings, proof of concept, construction plan outlines and related materials and strategic design firm, Eight. Inc. The Board retained the fourth firm, Sports Facilities Advisory, in October 2018. SFA is assisting the Village with gathering public input, preparing use and programming information and financial projections, potential retention of architects and structural engineers and construction management professionals as well as other matters related to continued development of the previously announced related St. Paul’s concept plan. The Board recently approved additional services from Beyer Blinder Belle and Thornton Tomasetti as it starts the next phase of analyzing and further developing and modifying the concept plan laid out to the public last summer. It is working on final new agreements for the next stage and hopes to have them completed in the next week and will place them on the website. Additionally, the Village is working with Beyer Blinder Belle and Thornton Tomasetti to hire an owner’s representative construction manager who will help the Village analyze proposed costs and plans and develop the next phase of work. The Board intends to hold a work session on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at the Senior Center at 7:30 p.m. to meet with the proposed construction managers. The session is a work session for the Board to interview and hear from the candidates. No public questions are expected to be allowed.

Tennis Heating System Installation

Due to the installation of a new heating unit, the Community Park

Tennis Center courts are closed through Friday, January 11, 2019. The Tennis Center is tentatively set to re-open on Saturday, January 12, 2019. If there are any delays due to construction, proper notifications will be made. All programs during this time, including contract tennis time, are canceled and will be made up later in the season. In addition, youth tennis lessons have been rescheduled to begin the week of Jan. 14. There will still be 10 classes in the session. The Village, through the Board of Cultural and Recreation Affairs and the Board of Trustees, approved the new system to improve the interior atmosphere during winter play. Additionally, the new system is expected to save the Village approximately $18,000 annually in utilities.

Garden City Streetscape Improvements

Nearly a year ago, following a February 2018 public work session held to discuss improvements to Garden City’s streetscape, the Village inventoried bus shelters, kiosks and street furniture, cleaned a catch basin to correct a flooding issue behind Revel, documented the locations of sidewalk pavers in need of replacement and more. Recreation and Parks Department officials walked the business districts several times to inspect trees and tree grates while Sanitation Department personnel inventoried all garbage pails within the downtown area and along New Hyde Park Road. Officials also met with a company to discuss solar compacting units as an alternative. The Village purchased nine solar powered waste and recycling compactor systems and 20 new larger capacity trash receptacles, 11 of which were placed inside Parking Field 7S while an additional three or four were added to Seventh Street to supplement the newly purchased solar pails. BigBelly, the company that manufactures “smart” garbage receptacles that work off of solar power, installed the solar compacting units in late September 2018. These pails are strategically placed throughout the Village too, including the St. Paul’s playground, along the north and south sides of Seventh Street near food establishments like Dunkin’ Donuts, Walk Street, Go Greek and The French Bakery, behind CVS, another behind Grimaldi’s and anoth-

er one on the west side of New Hyde Park Road. One was also placed in front of Panera Bread. In October 2018, Department of Public Works personnel removed Village kiosks from the streets because they were unsightly and in a total state of disrepair. The only kiosk that remains is the kiosk at the Library. There currently isn’t any plan to replace them. The Village is assessing whether the public derives any benefit from these kiosks. Also during October, crews from the Department of Public Works-Street Department, along with assistance from the Recreation and Parks Department, began replacing benches in the downtown areas. The Village purchased 45 new benches. All existing wooden benches located on New Hyde Park Road and Seventh Street were replaced with new “recycled plastic” benches. These high grade benches are impervious to the elements and require very little maintenance. These new benches, along with new LED street lighting expected to be delivered within the next month, has begun to upgrade the streetscape with more projects scheduled in the coming months. The Board of Trustees anticipates discussing at its next meeting to be held on Thursday, January 17, 2019 a pilot program for modifying the parking lot in Parking Field 7N (north side of Seventh Street) which may include segregating a section for paid, permitted residential parking.


Citizens Campaign for the Environment is conducting a Houseto-House Fund Drive now through January 18, 2019 Monday-Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Invited call backs only between the hours of 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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Open House, Sunday, January 13,1 - 3pm | 205 Nassau Boulevard, Garden City | $999,000 5-BR, 3.5-BA | Patrick McCooey and Alex Olivieri. Web# 3085044

264 Clinton Road, Garden City | $799,800 | 3-BR, 2.5-BA Norma Quigley and Laura Mulligan. Web# 3086559

223 Seventh St, Apt 3L Garden City | $449,000 | 2-BR, 1-BA Jill Palmeri. Web# 3076187

19 Kilburn Road, Garden City | $1,199,000 | 4-BR, 2.5-BA Laura Mulligan and Norma Quigley. Web# 3065559

101 Meadow Street, Garden City | $769,000 | 3-BR, 2-BA Patrick McCooey and Alex Olivieri. Web# 3079917

114 Tenth Street, Garden City | $1,699,999 | 6-BR, 3.5-BA Jill Palmeri. Web# 3049802

707 Equestrian Way Westbury | $979,888 | 2-BR, 2.5-BA Helen Achury. Web# 3067927

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New Listing

49 Huntington Road OPEN HOUSE Sunday 12-2PM

This lovely colonial in meticulous condition throughout is situated in the heart of the Mott Section of town. The first floor features a formal living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room, a sun drenched family room and a large kitchen with an island and a separate dining area. The second floor has a sizable master bedroom suite and there are 2 additional bedrooms serviced by a hall bathroom. The basement recreation room and the paver stone patio with the professionally landscaped yard are perfect for entertaining. The location and overall condition make this the perfect place to call home! Please stop by the open house or call us for a private showing.

Offered at $985,000 Stephen Baymack Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker Mobile: 516-216-0244 email:

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112 Locust Street OPEN HOUSE Sunday 2:30-4:30PM

This beautiful colonial situated midblock on a quiet tree lined street offers an abundance of living and entertaining areas. The first floor features an elegant living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room, an eat-in kitchen, a den and a spacious family room. The second floor master bedroom suite has a gorgeous bathroom and there are 2 additional bedrooms serviced by an updated hall bathroom. The third floor has a nice size bedroom, full bathroom and ample storage space. The basement recreation room and the stone patio with the professionally landscaped backyard on the deep lot are perfect for entertaining. The location, size and condition make this home a truly exceptional value! Please stop by the open house or call us for a private showing.

Offered at $1,085,000

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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 longtime residents, supporting local businesses, and raising money for charity. This year, The Welcoming Club of Garden City is proud to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The MDA is leading the fight to help kids and adults live longer and grow stronger. Want to join the fun and make a difference? We invite you to join the club! For just $37 a year, you will have access to lots of great events and many fun members-only clubs and events. Complete the easy online membership form today at www. in the “Join” section of the website. While you are there, browse the site for lots of great information about the club.

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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 ( Craft Club The craft club is a great way to meet with friends and practice your crafting skills. This club meets every few months and creates a seasonal project. If you are interested in joining, please contact Becky Iudica (beckybond01@gmail. com) or Sasha Iudica (sashaiudica@ Supper Club Bring your significant others out for this one! This is a great way to make new friends as a couple. You will be hooked up with 3-4 other couples to set up a rotation of dinner events. Host your new friends at a pot luck dinner or head out to try our local restaurants. Please contact Michele Serafino (mserafino35@ for more information. Bowling Club Join us!! No experience necessary! We are looking for new faces to join our Wednesday morning league. Occasional pacers are also welcome. Onsite babysitting available! Anyone interested, please contact Ellen Diller ( Carol Santangelo ( or Elizabeth Colantonio ( Stroller Walks The stroller walking club is for those moms who don’t want to leave the kid-

dos home but would like to get out with some girlfriends. We meet weekly at one of our lovely GC parks to walk and chat. Please contact Emily Kasel (ejkasel@ for more information. Bunko Bunko is a fast-paced dice game usually played in a group of 12. It is a great way to meet people and make new friends. The game is easy to learn and play. If you are interested, please contact Janalyn Pomeroy ( or Sasha Iudica (

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This aerial photograph was taken around 1915. It shows the intersection of 7th and Franklin Ave. over 100 years ago. The large building on the NW corner is the Garden City Garage built in 1907 to house the “new” mode of transportation arriving at the hotel at the time - the automobile. The house across the street (where Leo’s is today) was a boarding house for the chauffeurs and coachmen (as the horse stables still existed to the west of this house along the south side of 7th Street). The Garden City Garage later became a Gulf service station and was torn down in the 1960’s and replaced by a modern Texaco station and today there is a new large three story building there.

Community Club to present Dave Morrison

On Tuesday, January 29, Dave Morrison will speak at the Casino at 1:30 pm on “the late Great Pennsylvania Station”. Mr. Morrison is a former LIRR branch line manager, once responsible for 39 train stations on the Port Jefferson, Oyster Bay, and Montauk branches. He has also written 6 books about LIRR history and given countless presentations on the subject for several decades. He will speak about the origin of

the Pennsylvania Railroad entering Manhattan, as well as the construction and years of operation of the magnificent building that was built to last for centuries and only lasted 50 years. Also, he will explain how the destruction of Penn Station led to the New York City Landmark Preservation Act. This lecture will also include a visual presentation of Penn Station from Past to Present times. An invitation is extended to all for refreshments following the program.

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Congratulations to Garden City Middle School students for recently being recognized by the school’s “Student of the Month” and “Kindness Counts” programs. For the “Kindness Counts” awards, any middle school stu-

dent “caught” in an act of kindness can be nominated by any staff member. Students are then recognized at the end of each month for their kindnesses. Similarly, each academic team can nominate one student for their out-

Pictured here are Garden City Middle School “Students of the Month” for November with Dr. Peter Osroff (left) and social worker Keegan Baker (right) in alphabetical order: Gavin Burns, Giana DeVito, Justin Gisolfi, Emma Heath, Ryan Lawson, Kiera O’Leary, Patrick Rynn (absent from photo), Andrew Schlipf, Faith Short, Christopher Smith, and Zachary Zander.

standing work, dedication, and achievement. “This award is for students who stand out amongst their peers,” explained assistant principal Dr. Daniel Fasano. “Students may be nominated for academic achievements, showing

great improvement, hard work, or helping a peer.” Below are the outstanding middle school students receiving awards for the month of November:

Pictured here receiving “Kindness Counts” awards for the month of November with Garden City Middle School Principal Dr. Peter Osroff (left) and social worker Mr. Keegan Baker (right) are (in alpha order): Cristian Barbosa, Jack Caldara, Blake Cascadden, Jack Cicione (absent from photo), James Costa, Eamon Daughney, Kevin Dealy (absent from photo), Millicent DeLaricheliere, Lila Donovan, James Nugent, Ellie Pamatat, Brandon Rosenblatt, Julianna Scianablo, Matthew Sproul, and Elizabeth Staub.

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BY BOB MORGAN, JR. This time of the year, many of us spend a fair amount of time tuning into the National Football League playoffs, which determine which teams will be playing in Super Bowl LIII on February 3. Here a few thoughts about the playoffs. Of course, some of us are old enough to remember when there were no virtually no NFL playoff games -- only a champion game between the winners of the Eastern and Western Conferences. The only exception was when there was a tie for the conference lead. Indeed, the 1958 championship game between the New York Giants and the Baltimore Colts -- which has long been considered the game that propelled the NFL into national popularity – was one of only two postseason games that year. The Giants had been tied with the Detroit Lions for the Eastern conference lead and won a playoff. It was only until around 1970, after the advent of the Super Bowl and the merger of the American Football League and the National Football League, that a playoff system similar to the current one, involving divisions of the American Football Conference (AFC) and National Football Conference (NFC), was inaugurated. And there were no wild card games until after the 1978 season, and the present four wild card team system started after the 1990 season. However they have been structured, the one thing that makes the playoffs so riveting is their finality. Seeding rules may protect teams that have played well during the regular season by pairing them in home games with lower ranking teams, but they still have to prevail, since it is win or go home. Indeed there have been a number of instances where low seeded teams actually won the three straight games (all on the road) needed to win the Super Bowl. Of happy memory for local fans, the 2007 Giants won three straight games in early 2008 as a wild card, before beating the New England Patriots in

the Super Bowl. The playoff games often come down to the very end, which can lead to memorable triumphs, like the famous 98 yard, 16 play drive engineered by John Elway against Cleveland in January 1987 or the miracle catch of the Vikings’ Stefon Diggs on the very last play of the playoff game against the Saints last year. On the other hand, the last few moments of a game can be marked by colossal failure. Just last Sunday, the Bears failed to advance when a field goal attempt by Codey Parkey that would have won the game was apparently tipped by an Eagles’ defender, clanked off the left upright and then the crossbar. Because the playoffs are played in January, weird weather, particularly frigid stadiums, are part of the equation, especially because a number of the games are played at night. This usually is an advantage for the home team (it always seems that the New England Patriots thrive in cold weather in their stadium at Foxboro, Massachusetts), but it can be overcome. Again turning to the triumph of the Giants after the 2007 season, the win that got them into the Super Bowl was in Green Bay’s Lambeau Field, with a game time temperature of minus 1 degree and a wind chill of minus 23. If I have one complaint about the NFL playoffs (and indeed all NFL games), it is that too many games seem to turn on hairsplitting interpretations of rules and also on seeming inconsistent application of penalties, particularly pass interference. It is extremely difficult to figure out what contact between a defender and receiver is permissible and what isn’t. And the consequences can be huge, since, for example, a penalty on a pass in the end zone puts the ball on the 1 yard line. Maybe a coach’s challenge should be allowed for these types of penalties. Nevertheless, that gripe aside, I have to say that I will be watching the playoff with keen interest.

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Property tax grievances deadline extended to April 30th Nassau County Legislator Rose Marie Walker and members of the Legislature’s Majority Caucus filed a resolution demanding that the Assessment Review Commission extend the deadline to file an application for a correction of assessment from March 1, 2019, to April 30. The Majority Legislators stated that the rollout of the County Executive’s Reassessment Plan has been fraught with so many errors and misrepresentations that it has caused mass confusion among Nassau residents.  It is not fair to expect 400,000 residential homeowners to process this information, address the errors, and submit meaningful challenges by the current deadline of March 1st Some of the errors made in rolling out the County Executive’s Reassessment Plan: * The County Executive broke her promise to abide by NYS law setting a 6% cap on assessment increases by changing the rate of assessment ratio to .01%.    * The County Executive and Assessor mailed out tax notices which purposefully left out the impact of the ratio change on property tax bills. * The County Executive missed the deadline imposed by the legislature by a unanimous vote to send revised Tax

Impact Notices to residents. * The Assessment Dept changed 60,000 tax notices posted online because the wrong values were used to estimate tax impacts. * 400,000 residents were erroneously told by “robocall” that they had failed to file for a senior tax exemption. * 20,000 notices had to be re-done because the projected increases in assessments were too high. * Taxpayer feedback forced the Assessor to re-value 40,000 properties due to erroneous assumptions in the reassessment model. * An email from the County Executive to residents about Assessment contained web links that did not work. * All notices mailed contained the wrong date for when new home values will be final. * Many residents have still not received a tax impact notice, nor can they be confident that the notice received is accurate. * The County Executive has repeatedly announced a 5-year phase-in of increases and decreases that requires state legislation that does not exist. In addition, the County Executive announced last night that another 85,000 property values have been reduced based on taxpayer feedback.  This adds more confusion to residents who now

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have to wonder if their assessments will increase based on the 85,000 reductions. “Residents are frustrated and confused about the changes to assessment,” said Legislator Walker. “Extending the deadline will allow homeowners time to choose their best option before moving forward.” Recent reports estimate that MORE THAN half of Nassau homeowners will see a tax increase as a result of this Reassessment, and 115,000 of them will see an increase of 15% - 25% or more. An additional 60 days will allow residents to review all notices available, meet with Assessment, seek advice or appraisals as needed, and file a chal-

lenge if deemed appropriate. The Majority legislators also reiterated their demand that the County Executive follow through with her promise to hold public meetings throughout the county to discuss this Reassessment. Residents can file a grievance on their own. If you have any questions about the grievance process please visit the Assessment Review Commission website at, or contact Presiding Officer Nicolello’s office at (516) 5716209.

Local attorney promoted The law firm of Farrell Fritz has announced the promotion of Jaclene L. D’Agostino to Counsel effective January 1, 2019. Jaclene L. D’Agostino, a Garden City resident, is a trusts and estates litigation attorney. She earned her J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law and her B.A. from Barnard College. Farrell Fritz is a full service law firm of more than 85 attorneys that has earned a strong reputation in the New York business community.

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THIS WEEK AT ROTARY American Legion Commander to Speak Next Monday

Frank A. Tauches, Jr., Commander, American Legion Post No. 265

The Mineola-Garden City Rotary Club is both honored and privileged to welcome Frank A. Tauches, Jr., Commander, American Legion Post No. 265, as guest speaker next Monday, January 14, at our 2019 kick-off luncheon meeting at 12:15 pm, in the Garden City Hotel. A long-time resident and Village volunteer, Frank Tauches had served as mayor of the Village of Garden City between 1977 and 1999, previously serving on many commissions and committees while a member of the Village Board of Trustees.

When stepping up to take the helm of the American Legion last year, Frank Tauches had said that his mission, now and going forward, is to preserve the legacy of the local American Legion. He has said he looks forward to working with Board members in efforts to resurrect the American Legion in Garden City and to keeping its active roles and events in town prospering. Frank has said it is his vision to expand and continue to deliver the services of this wonderful organization, supported by the auxiliary of spouses and colleagues (the Ladies Auxiliary). Rotary looks forward to learning more about the activities and goals of Garden City’s American Legion Post

265 next Monday, as we welcome Commander Frank Tauches. Guests are welcome, at $30 each person. To reserve, please call Joanne MeyerJendras at 516-551-3931.

Rotary Launches Annual Dictionary Project

This month, Rotary will kick off its 13th annual Dictionary Project, whereby the Club provides dictionaries for all third-grade students in the Garden City Schools. Rotary volunteers will visit Stewart, Stratford, St. Anne’s and St. Josephs Schools to distribute the dictionaries to the students.

Chamber of Commerce announces co-chairs of Pineapple Ball

Sean and Barbara Martens, co-chairs of the 17th annual Pineapple Ball The Garden City Chamber of Commerce and its Board of Directors are thrilled to announce Sean and Barbara Martens as co-chairs for the 17th annual Pineapple Ball to be held at The Garden City Hotel on Friday, April 26th, 2019. “We at the Chamber are very grateful that Sean and

Barbara Martens will co-chair this year’s Pineapple Ball.” Says Chamber Executive Director Dennis Donnelly. “This dynamic duo will surely provide the leadership and pizzazz necessary for a fun-filled extravaganza. I am confident that this year’s ball will be one for the ages.” President of

the Chamber Michael Ventre mirrors that sentiment claiming, “The “New” Pineapple Ball of the last two years has set the bar high for new age fun and excitement and I am certain that Barbara and Sean will continue this trend.” Sean Martens was raised in Garden City and has been an active member of the Chamber Board of Directors for the past 6 years. As a board member, he has played an instrumental role in the creation and execution of the famous Friday Night Promenades. Over the past 17 years, Martens has grown his Garden City based business SMPL Technologies into a diversified technology solutions company. SMPL provides information technology engineering and support services to a variety of businesses throughout the country. He acts as CIO/CTO for Rafferty Capital Markets, Direxion Investments, and Hilton Capital Management. In addition, Sean served as a Cisco practice manager at TekConnect and as the IT manager at Garden City School District. He serves on the Board of The Garden City Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is president of the Board of Trustees for The Science Museum of Long Island, the membership director of Bayport Aerodrome Society – and Board of the Cradle of Aviation, and was appointed to the Information Technology Committee of the Board of Regents of Winthrop-University Hospital. Barbara Martens was born and raised in Rochester, New York and graduated from Iona College. Currently, Ms. Martens works as the chief compliance officer for both Rafferty Capital Markets, where she is essential in the day to day operations and compliance for RCM and its affiliate Hilton Capital Management, LLC where she played an integral role in the company’s foundation. In September of 2001,

both companies relocated their offices from Westchester to Garden City. Finding themselves in need of some IT help, they employed Sean and his company to do the work and the rest is history. In March of 2005, Sean and Barbara tied the knot in Saratoga Springs. They moved to Garden City in May of 2005 and have been active members of the community, living, working and raising their three wonderful daughters here ever since. When asked about their decision to co-chair this year’s Pineapple Ball Barbara said, “As members of both the business and residential community in Garden City, both Sean and I strongly believe in the Chamber’s initiatives to support local businesses and to recognize influential members of the business community. We were both honored and excited to continue the initiative Kristen Laird began in changing the Pineapple Ball’s style to make it a unique and exciting evening. We already work together professionally and personally raising our family, so it felt natural to work as a team on the ball.” This year ,the Pineapple Ball will be taking on a Great Gatsby theme. Those in attendance can expect an unparalleled evening of elegance and fun as they are transported back to the glitz and glamour of the 1920’s. Past Pineapple Ball Chair Kristen Laird could not be more thrilled about the announcement, “If you know Sean and Barbara or have been fortunate enough to attend one of their parties, you know that whatever this married duo puts its hands on is going to be superb. I can hardly wait to see what they do and am confident that this will be the best Pineapple Ball yet!” For more information on how to register for the event/purchase tickets or become a sponsor go to our website: www.gardencitychamber. org/pineappleball.


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Chamber announces winners of holiday competitions This past holiday season, the Chamber of Commerce held its 4rd Annual Adopt-a-Lamppost Competition. Thanks to an agreement with the Village, 100% of the proceeds from the Chamber run competition are given to a local charity of choice. A heartfelt thank you to all of the businesses and families of Garden City who participated and helped to make this season merry and bright with the many wonderfully decorated lampposts up and down 7th Street and Franklin Avenue this year. The Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the 2018 winners for Best Decorated Lamppost are: 1st Place: AVO-TACO 2nd Place: Kevin Walsh 3rd Place: Strom Home Improvement

In addition, each year the Garden City business community prepares for the holiday season with well-dressed windows. Windows were judged for the most holiday spirit, creativity and originality. We would like to thank all the businesses that participate in making Garden City a magical place to be during the Holidays. The Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the 2018 winners for Best Decorated Holiday Business Windows are: 1st Place: GC Properties 2nd Place: Madison’s Niche 3rd Place: Coach Realtors A big Thank You and Happy New Year to all those who participated!

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NYU Winthrop chosen to provide ambulance services to Garden City Winthrop Hospital announced that it will become the exclusive provider of ambulance services to the Incorporated Village of Garden City, effective January 7, 2019. NYU Winthrop will provide 24/7 coverage 365 days a year to Garden City, with two ambulances on duty at all times and a third ambulance activated for special events, such as the annual Belmont Festival and Holiday Spectacular. The hospital, in affiliation with NYU Langone Health in Manhattan, has a total fleet of 40 ambulances that serve Long Island and the five boroughs of New York. NYU Winthrop’s Garden City first-responder crews, which include paramedics and emergency medical technicians, will collaborate closely with local police and firefighting first responders for maximum safety and optimal response. NYU Winthrop will provide those first responders, when

necessary, with Narcan training as well as Stop the Bleed training, the latter a national program that teaches first responders and everyday citizens how to recognize life-threatening bleeding and provide immediate measures to control that bleeding. “NYU Winthrop has long provided swift and experienced teams in response to the emergency needs of our local communities on Long Island,” said Justin Burke, director of external affairs at NYU Winthrop Hospital. “We’re proud that our neighbor, Garden City, recognizes that we offer the most skilled of capabilities, and as an American College of Surgeons Level 1 Trauma Center, we have the expertise to handle the most complex of medical cases upon ambulance arrival.” NYU Winthrop’s agreement with Garden City initially spans two years, after which time it may be renewed

for an indefinite period of time. The dedicated ambulances will bear NYU Langone’s purple lettering, with the seal of the Incorporated Village of Garden City on ambulance doors. Previously, Nassau County served as the first line of response to Garden City residents in need of ambulance services. The county will now serve as back-up to NYU Winthrop’s ambulance services. Mayor Brian Daughney commented: "The Board of Trustees determined that one of its priorities was to seek a private provider for ambulance services for two primary reasons. First, we wanted to obtain better coverage for our residents and having two ambulances in our Village at all times

provides that better service. Second, we wanted to decrease our manpower costs and recoup the lost services of our own police officers related to ambulance service. Up until now, one of our officers was required to drive the ambulances to the hospital and we therefore lost that officer's patrol services for several hours at a time. So, this agreement with NYU Winthrop has satisfied both goals.  Our hats off to Trustee Mark Hyer and our chiefs of the police and fire departments for helping solve this problem.  We also want to thank Nassau County first responders for their years of dedicated service and for continuing to be on standby in the event of crisis.”

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Winterfest: Come and celebrate communities BY JOHN W. CRONIN, PRESIDENT GARDEN CITY BIRD SANCTUARY, INC. On Saturday, January 12, the Garden City Bird Sanctuary (GCBS) cordially invites you to come out and join us in celebrating our eleventh annual Winterfest. Many of you are probably wondering what Winterfest is, and why you should go out in the cold to attend. Simply put, it is a holiday we on the GCBS Board of Directors began in 2009 to honor all our members and supporters. It is full of meaningful ceremonies and traditions which reflect the three virtues that any community needs to survive; volunteerism, environmental stewardship, and hope. The GCBS is a community in a real sense as it offers you a place of belonging and calls for us to acknowledge our interdependence on each other and on nature. It calls on the greater communities of Garden City, Nassau County, New York State, and the United States to emulate our lead. We, on the Board, govern collaboratively, and all our members and volunteers are asked to be investors, owners, and creators of all we are and hope to become. There are no strangers who come to help at the GCBS, only friends we haven’t met.


We engender a sense of belonging because you feel safety and comfort, which will lead us to be more willing to act with hospitality and generosity in our personal lives; it is something that gets “paid forward” with good effects that spiral outward into the whole world. We celebrate volunteerism, which is giving with no expectation of return. It’s been said that when you volunteer, it’s not about what you give or what you get, it’s about who you become as a result of it. We celebrate environmental stewardship because this Earth is the only home we have, so let’s treat it as such. Finally, we celebrate hope, the reasonable expectation of a better tomorrow because of the work people of good will do today. With all the bad things going on in the world, aren’t these ideals worth coming out to celebrate? Won’t you join us? So come on down January 12, 2019 to the GCBS and discover Winterfest: a modern holiday celebrating timeless ideals which make communities work! Won’t you become part of our community? The GCBS is opposite 181 Tanners Pond Road. The gates open at 3:30 pm. The event is free and open to the general public. It ends at approximately 5 pm.

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Birdine Acunto

Longtime Garden City resident Birdine Acunto passed away peacefully at the age of 95 on December 30, 2018. Born Eva Mae Birdine Owens on February 12th, 1923 to the parents of James Turner and Lili Mae Owens of Kentucky, the family moved to Spartanburg, SC where Birdie, as she was known, was raised and where she developed her great sense of integrity, compassion and love of life. Birdie met her future husband Vincent Acunto, a native of Long Island, at a local South Carolina U.S. Army training camp where her soon to be hus-

band was stationed before deploying to the European theater during World War II. At the conclusion of the war the couple moved to New York City eventually settling in Garden City in 1954 where their four children were raised. Birdine was a generous, loving and glamorous woman who adored her children and charmed all those who knew her with her Southern drawl, charm and hospitality. An avid reader, bridge player and homemaker, when being a homemaker was a true calling, Birdie was loved by her neighbors, friends and her children’s friends for her kindness, loyalty, dignity and devotion. She also enjoyed a long career in management positions with the Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau County Medical Society and the law firm of Sprague, Dwyer, Aspland and Tobin in Mineola. Birdine is survived by her children Vincent (Ankur), James (Jennifer) and Lawrence (Patricia), grandchildren Teri, Michael, James, William and Michael, great grandchildren Judah and Anjali. She was predeceased by her daughter Christine. A memorial service will be held Saturday January 19th, 11 a.m. at the Reformed Church of Locust Valley, 115 Ryefield Road, Locust Valley, NY 11560. Special thanks to the staff at Glengariff Healthcare Center, Glen Cove.”

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Garden City Recreation and Parks is pleased to offer beginner mah jongg lessons to our seniors. This eight-week course will cover the basics of the game and the rules so you can enjoy playing. The class will meet every Monday from 12:15 pm to 2:15 pm beginning Monday, January 7. The cost of this eight-week class will be $80 and space is limited. Checks should be made payable to the Village of Garden City. To register for this class, please visit the Recreation and Parks Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue. Applications will be accepted until all 16 spots are filled. PLEASE NOTE – an additional $10 supply fee will be payable to the instructor at the first class.


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the Recreation and Parks Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue.

Wednesday, January 16 at 1 pm “Senior Emergency Packets” If something was to happen would your loved ones know the information needed to get you the best care? Come to this session to receive valuable information regarding easy ways to have all your info ready and available in case of an emergency.

Here is the Garden City Recreation and Parks’ trip list for seniors who are residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City. If you would like to register for any of our trips, please visit the Recreation and Parks Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue. Payment must accompany registrations. Other trips will be added in the upcoming weeks.

Wednesday, January 23 at noon Pizza Luncheon $6.00, reservations are necessary by visiting the Recreation and Parks Office at 108 Rockaway with payment.

Wednesday, January 2 at 3:30 pm Computer and Phone Tech Help With Garden City Service League of Boys. Bring your electronic device and your questions.

Thursday, January 24 at 10 am Computer Workshop – “Intro to Your Android Device” This workshop will cover all phones that are not IPhones and will show you how to get the best use out of your android. Please bring your device with you if you have one.

Thursday, January 10 at 10 am Computer Workshop – “Intro to iPhone and iPad”. Learn about all the neat things your

Please register for any of the above program except the Luncheon by calling The Senior Center at 385-8006. To register for the Lunch, please visit

Special Events for January

NYU Winthrop to host “Love Is In The Air” fundraiser

Fundraising for cancer care will take flight when NYU Winthrop Hospital hosts its third annual “Love is in the Air” benefit at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City. Proceeds will support NYU Winthrop’s Center for Cancer Care. Each year more than 18,000 Long Islanders, on average, are faced with the challenges of cancer. The generous support of Love is in the Air patrons will provide funds that directly benefit patient care and well-being, including funding projects that improve early detection of cancers, foster the develop-

ment of advanced treatments, and help to maintain the quality of life of cancer patients. The event will take place on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 6:30-10:30 pm at The Cradle of Aviation Museum is on Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Garden City, NY 11530. The venue will feature a cabaret show in the museum’s domed IMAX theatre, cocktail dining in a lounge atmosphere, a DJ and dancing, and museum galleries will be open for guests to enjoy. Tickets are $250 per person. For reservations please call (516) 663-8275.

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Upcoming Trips for Seniors

Wednesday, March 6 Trip to the Metropolitan Opera to see "Rigoletto" We will travel by coach bus to the Metropolitan Opera House, where we will see the 7:30 pm performance. You will have time to eat on your own before the show. We will return to Garden City after the performance. Tickets will be $75, checks only made payable to the Village of Garden City. Wednesday, May 22 – Trip to Westbury Manor for Lunch and a performance of “Mame” by Plaza Theatrical Productions. The cost of this trip will be $40, checks only made payable to Plaza Theatrical.

Exercise for Seniors

Recreation and Parks is offering the following exercise classes for seniors at The Senior Center on Golf Club Lane. Classes are open to all seniors ages 60 and older who are residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City. Classes might be cancelled 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 Meditation with Connie at Noon Tai Chi with Connie at 1 pm TUESDAYS Yoga for all Levels with Allie at 1:30 pm Chair Dancing with Felicia at 2:30 pm WEDNESDAY Exercise with Felicia at 10 am Chair Yoga with Connie at 11 am THURSDAY Yoga for all Levels with Allie at 11:15 am Meditation with Allie at 12:25 pm FRIDAY Exercise with Felicia at 10 am Resistance Bands with Felicia at 10:45 am Meditation with Connie at Noon Tai Chi with Connie at 1 pm

GC Senior Bridge Results On January 7th, there were seven tables playing. The results: North/South 1—Carmel Quill & Jeanne Harmon 2—Joan Cowie & Grace Basile 3—Grace Kelly & Carol Anderson

East/West 1—Arline Greco & Pat Dolan 2—Rudy Kaiser & George Salem 3—Irene Christie & Nancy Cervini

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Monday, January 14 Regular Meeting Monday, January 21 Closed for MLK Day Monday, January 28 Pizza Lunch is served roughly twice a month. 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 conversation, camaraderie, and to make new friends. Poker players: check with John Marino at 248-1770.

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 busy meeting is on Thursdays. Both begin at noon and end at 4:00 pm. Check with the GCNews RMC schedule re upcoming meetings. In good weather we offer BBQ, bocce, and shuffleboard.

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It’s What’s Happening for Young Adults at the Library Jump-Start College Admissions with Your College Navigator

Join us on Monday, February 4 at 6:45 pm for Jump Start College Admissions with Your College Navigator, Michael Binder. This program is for college-bound students and parents. Registration is required and begins Tuesday, January 22 at 10 am online via Eventkeeper ( This program has been funded by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.

Cards for Hospitalized Kids for Community Service Hours

Earn community service hours by volunteering to make cards for children in hospitals on Wednesday, February 6, 4 pm-5 pm. This program is for tweens and teens in grades 6-12. Registration is required and begins Tuesday, January 22 at 10 am online via Eventkeeper (

Tween Night – Oreo Cookie Taste Challenge

Tweens in grades 4-7 are invited to join us for our first Tween Night of the New Year, Oreo Cookie Taste Challenge, which will be held on Monday, January 14, 7 pm-8 pm! Taste a variety of Oreo flavors and determine Garden City’s favorite flavor! Registration is required and begins Wednesday, January 2 at 10 am online via Eventkeeper ( This program has been funded by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library and is joint program with the Young Adult and Children’s Departments.

ACT/SAT Practice Exam with Curvebreakers

Nick LaPoma of Curvebreakers will be conducting practice exams on Saturday, January 12. Registration is required and begins Wednesday, January 2 at 10 am online via Eventkeeper ( Registrants may choose the ACT or SAT to take. Results will be emailed to registrants.

Winter-Spring 2019 YA Programs

The Young Adult Department is gearing up for 2019! Information about tweens and teens winter-spring 2018 YA programs will be available by the end of December. Check online via Eventkeeper ( ) or look for our flyers in the Young Adult Department at the Library to learn about 2019 events and programs for grades 6-12.

Children’s LEGO Club – Tween and Teen Volunteers

Earn volunteer hours by helping out with the Children’s Department’s LEGO Club. The LEGO Club is an hour program for children in grades K-5 and meets monthly. Registration is required and begins Wednesday, January 2 online via Eventkeeper ( Volunteers must be in grades 6-12 and will be asked to help with set-up and clean-up before and after the program. Please note that there is limited availability to volunteer. This program has been funded by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library. Volunteers can sign-up for the fol-

lowing Tuesdays, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm: • Tuesday, January 15 • Tuesday, February 12 • Tuesday, March 5 • Tuesday, April 16

Blind Date with a Book Library Display

Earn community service by helping make the Tweens and Teens Blind Date with a Book Valentine’s Day display on Saturday, January 12, 3 pm – 4 pm. Registration is required and began Wednesday, January 2 at 9:30 am online via Eventkeeper ( Volunteers must be in grades 6-12.


If you are looking to volunteer at the Library, volunteer hours are posted each month in the Tweens and Teens Department; tweens and teens in grades 6-12 can register for volunteer hours on the last day of the month for the upcoming month online via Eventkeeper (www.gardencitypl. org). Please note there is limited availability for volunteers. Volunteers are limited to signing-up for two sessions per month; volunteers can sign-up for additional sessions if there is still availability left 24 hours before the start of the session. January hours will be posted at the end of December.

Book Buddies/Homework Helpers Volunteers

Become a volunteer for the pilot Book Buddies/Homework Helper program. Volunteers must be in grades 6-12 and will help elementary age

children with homework as well as read to or with them. Volunteer spots are limited. The program will be held on Thursdays, 4 pm – 5 pm on the following days: March 7, 14, 21, and 28. Volunteers are asked to arrive beginning at 3:30 pm. Sign-up begins on Tuesday, February 26 at 9:30 am online via Eventkeeper ( ). Applications to volunteer are available beginning at the end of December in the Young Adult Room and online on the Library’s website ( ) and are due by Friday, January 25. Submitting an application does not guarantee your acceptance into the program. Volunteers must attend a mandatory training session on either Saturday, February 9 or Thursday, February 21, 10:30 am – 12 pm in order to volunteer.

Volunteer Teen Reviewers Needed

Would you like to be a reviewer for the Library? Need community service hours? Then become a Volunteer Teen Reviewer! This program is for tweens and teens in grades 6-12. Reviews will be used to update the Tweens and Teens Library Review Page ( category/teen-reviews/). Reviews can be submitted via our online submission form, which can be found here: Reviews are subject to approval by the Young Adult Librarian. Please make sure to follow the guidelines for reviews in order for the review to count toward community service.

Resolve to give blood with the Red Cross The American Red Cross encourages people to help meet the urgent need for blood by resolving to give blood this January – National Blood Donor Month. Donating blood is a way to make a lifesaving impact in the new year for patients like Judy Janssen, who was diagnosed with end-stage autoimmune liver disease in 2016. Janssen received frequent blood transfusions – sometimes multiple times a week – until she underwent a liver transplant last January. “Blood donors make a really big difference with very little effort,” said Janssen, who received dozens of transfusions before and during her transplant surgery. “I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for blood donations.” The critical role of blood donors has been celebrated each January for nearly 50 years during National Blood Donor Month, which coincides with one of the most difficult times to maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients. Busy holiday schedules, extreme winter

weather, and seasonal illnesses often impact donor turnout this time of year. The Red Cross encourages eligible donors to resolve to give blood or platelets regularly, beginning in January. To encourage donations immediately, all those who come to donate by Jan. 6 will get a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last. All donors who give blood or platelets during National Blood Donor Month in January at Red Cross blood drives in New York will receive a $5 Dunkin’ Gift Card via email as a thank you for helping save lives during National Blood Donor Month.* A valid email address must be on file at the time of donation. Make an appointment to donate blood or platelets by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Another way to help keep the blood supply strong in the new year is to host a Red Cross blood drive. To learn more about hosting a blood drive and

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GC Community Park News Children’s Tennis Lessons

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Tennis lesson registration is ongoing! If you haven’t signed up yet please visit to download an application or visit our Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue. Our winter session will begin the week of January 14. Remember, tennis is truly a sport for a lifetime!

Take advantage of discounted tickets to the upcoming New York Tennis Open in February at NYCB Live - Nassau Coliseum. Visit for more information.

Field 2 Renovation Underway

Renovations to Field 2 at Community Park are underway. This baseball/softball field will be fully renovated, including a new artificial turf infield, new dugouts, natural outfield grass and new lighting. The field will be completed for spring barring significant weather issues. As always, safety of our residents and guest are our number one concern. We ask everyone to please be cautious while walking around the park and parking lot during the renovation. Any concerns, please notify staff at the Community Park Clubhouse.

Saturday Youth Tennis Lessons

Just a reminder that the first Youth Tennis Lesson for Saturday groups will be Saturday, January 19. Any questions please call the Tennis Clubhouse at 483-2525.

Adult Tennis Lessons

Registration for the Winter session of our Adult Tennis Lessons is underway. Classes are played at the Community Park Tennis Center and are geared towards players of all ability levels. The ten week, one hour class will cost $290. Classes will begin the week of February 4th. Visit the Tennis Clubhouse or for an interest form.

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 will once again have “Senior Citizen Time” at the Garden City Tennis Center. Senior residents can take advantage of the $24 per hour per court rate on the newly expanded time period of Monday through Friday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm. To make a court reservation, please call the Community Park Clubhouse at 483-2525.

Stay Connected with Garden City Recreation

Valentine’s Day with the Baking Coach at the GC Public Library Come and learn how to make chocolate mousse cups to celebrate Valentine's Day with the Baking Coach on Thursday, February 7, 2018 at 7 pm. Make three of these delicious mousse desserts to take home. This program is limited to 24 adult participants. Registration begins Wednesday, January 23 at 9:30 am in person or by telephone to Ann Garnett, Reference Librarian, at 516-742-8405 x 221. Non-residents may register beginning Friday, February 1st. This program is sponsored by The Friends of the Garden City Public Library.

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New Wellness Program at Our Lady of Mercy Academy Building upon Years of Excellence Principal Sandra Betters is excited to announce new and progressive enhancements to daily life at Our Lady of Mercy Academy. The all-girls high school is implementing a comprehensive Wellness Program that aims to benefit all current and prospective members of OLMA.

dergarten through twelfth grade in all New York schools, including both public and private venues. Betters hopes that additional schools will follow suit, providing their students with opportunities to thrive in ways that reach far beyond report card grades. As noted in various national studies, students who are exposed to intentional Building upon a decades-rich reputation of academic excel- measures to achieve wellness, including SEL, are more likely to lence, Our Lady of Mercy Academy is actively responding to the succeed in academics, careers, and life. SEL is powerful, and it not needs of its current student population and the growing needs of all only can transform school climates, but also, in keeping with Our young women. “No longer can academic institutions focus on con- Lady of Mercy’s mission of service and social justice, can impact the issues that society, as a whole, is battling. tent-building without addressing the pressing need for attention to overall wellness and the intentional delivery of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL),” Betters explains. Among the many benefits woven into the new Wellness Program is the opportunity for students to conference with guidance counselors, in small peer groups, during each academic cycle. The groups will discuss topics related to reducing anxiety and promoting prosocial behaviors such as empathy and kindness. Students will also attend classes that foster grade-level skills related to executive functioning and college preparation. Moreover, this initiative will implement a daily schoolwide break that will provide both students and staff/faculty an occasion to participate in mindfulness and meditation exercises, further prompting a holistic, healthful lifestyle for all members of the community. One of the aims is to teach important elements of self-care that will prove beneficial to students throughout their lives. In an effort to provide exceptional academic support to all types of learners, new faculty will join OLMA with expertise in alternative learning strategies, thus addressing the need for differentiation. These added members will provide not only small-group instructional settings for students, but also co-teaching experiences for faculty.

“Student wellness must begin the moment we first meet our students, during the admissions process. It continues as we partner with students and their families to carefully select courses that will promote academic growth for the individual student, recognizing her academic strengths and the areas in which she requires further support. Building a positive relationship with each student is the first step in a holistic approach to overall growth and wellness. At Our Lady of Mercy Academy, we aim to work closely within our Mission to provide a compassionate atmosphere that responds to individual needs. Through our new wellness approach, we endeavor not only to serve our current community, but also to make our ‘Mercy Experience’ accessible to all those who seek a faith-filled, all-girls education. We are carefully examining ways to meet the needs of the diverse learners who make up today’s generation of young women,” notes Betters.

Additionally, Betters comments, “Our school fulfills a moral imperative when it secures the well-being of our students. The Wellness Program at Our Lady of Mercy Academy affirms this commitment.” Funded through a lead campaign gift from Kathi and Paul Barnett, the program unites spiritual, mental, academic, and psychological wellness services under one umbrella, while offering This robust, new Wellness Program is the first of its kind among students an opportunity to access a holistic education guided in the the Catholic high schools on Long Island. However, Betters points charism of the Sisters of Mercy. to the fact that, in the summer of 2018, the New York State EduTo learn more about this Wellness Program, email wellness@ cation Department passed benchmarks that mandated SEL for kin-

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News From the Children’s Room

Celebrate the Life of Martin Luther King Jr.

Check out the display in the Children’s Room celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life. Titles include: Be A King: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Dreams and You by Carol Boston Weatherford, Martin’s Dream Day by Kitty Kelley, and I Am Martin Luther King, Jr. by Brad Meltzer.

Winter Sports

Looking for things to do in the winter? How about skiing, snow mobiling, ice skating or snowboarding? The Children’s Room has many books to learn more about these activities. Begin with Skiing in Action by John Crossingham and Bobbie Kalman, Heliskiing by Diane Bailey, Snowmobile Best Trick by Jake Carpenter, Snowmobiles by Muriel L. DuBois, The Science of the Triple Axel by Ellen Labrecque, Figure Skating by Claire Throp, Snowboarding Slope Style by Thomas K. Adamson, or Snowboarding by Paul Mason.

Winter Storytimes 2019

Online registration for Garden City residents begins Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 10:00 am on EventKeeper (www. Non-residents can register beginning Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at 10:00 am. You must do a separate registration for each child you wish to attend the storytime. Each child needs his or her own Library Card to register. Please arrive promptly. If you are late, your spot may be given to someone on the waitlist for that day.


RHYME TIME STORYTIME Thursdays at 10:00 am, February 7—March 7 (No February 21) For children ages 6 months–29 months (born July 2016—August 2018) with a parent or caregiver. Program is thirty minutes. YOU AND YOUR TODDLER STORYTIME Session 1: Mondays at 11:30 am February 4—March 4 (No February 18) Session 2: Tuesdays at 11:30 am February 5-March 5 (No February 19) For children ages 2 ½–3 ½ (born February 2015—February 2016) with a parent or caregiver. Sign up for only one session. Program is thirty minutes. LITTLE LISTENERS STORYTIME Session 1: Tuesdays at 1:30 pm February 5—March 5 (No February 19) Session 2: Wednesdays at 1:30 pm February 6—March 6 (No February 20) For children ages 3–5 (not yet in kindergarten). (Born February 2014— February 2016) without adults Sign up for only one session. Program is thirty minutes. KINDERGARTEN & FIRST GRADE COMBINED STORYTIME Tuesdays 3:45-4:30 pm

February 5—March 5, 2019 (No February 19) For children presently enrolled in kindergarten and first grade

Book Discussions

Registration is in the Children’s Room ONLY, beginning Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at 10:00 am. Non-residents can register beginning Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 10:00 am. Please arrive promptly. If you are late, your spot may be given to someone on waitlist for the day. CHAPTER CHAT! An introductory book discussion for children presently enrolled in second grade. Discuss the book, and do related activities. The School is Alive (An Eerie Elementary Series Book) by Jack Chabert Monday, March 11, 2019 , 4:00-6:00 pm Book discussion will be followed by a fun one-hour fun science program with science teacher Chris Buchman. A beverage and snack will be provided. THE BOOK ENDS A program for children presently enrolled in grades 3, 4, and 5. Join us for games and activities. The Great Treehouse War by Lisa Graff Tuesday, March 26, 2019 4:00-6:00 pm Book discussion will be followed by a fun one-hour Science program with Science Teacher Chris Buchman. A beverage and snack will be provided.

Children’s Room Programs Ages Birth - 5 Years (Not yet in Kindergarten)

*BABY SIGN LANGUAGE SESSION 1 AND 2 Thursdays, March 14 and 21 10 am Come and learn basic sign language with instructor Margaret Ann Farmer. These one-hour sessions are for children birth to 5 (not yet in kindergarten) and a caregiver. Expectant parents are also welcome. Online registration is required beginning Tuesday, March 5, at 10:00 am on Eventkeeper ( Register once for both sessions. 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. Each session is one hour. SPRING EGG HUNT IN THE LIBRARY Monday April 8 at 10 am This program is for children ages 2 1/2-5 (not in kindergarten) and a caregiver. Registration is required beginning Tuesday, March 26, at 10:00 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. Program is one hour.

*BABY JAM AND TODDLER JAM WITH ANDREA MORALES Thursday, April 11 at 10 am Baby Jam is for children ages 6-18 mos. and a caregiver is at 10AM. Toddler Jam is for children ages 19-30 mos. and a caregiver at 11AM. Online registration is required beginning Tuesday, April 2 at 10:00AM 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. Each program is 45 minutes. *INFANT JAM WITH ANDREA MORALES Thursday, April 18 at 10 am This program is for children birth through five months and a caregiver at 10 am. Online registration is required beginning Tuesday, April 2, at 10:00 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. Program is 30 minutes. *DADDY DO WITH MISS DONNA AND SHERI NICOLETTI Saturday, June 8 at 11 am Dads will learn how to do different hair styles for their daughters. Please bring your own brush and comb. This program is for children ages 2 ½ -kindergarten. Ages Kindergarten – Grade 5 *DROP-IN LEGO CLUB Tuesdays, January 15, February 12, March 5, and April 16 This monthly club meets on four Tuesday afternoons from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm and is for children in grades K-5. No registration required. Space is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis. *FINGER PAINTING WITH MISS SANDY Saturday, March 30 at 1:30 pm Online registration is required and begins Tuesday, March 19 at 10:00 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. Please dress accordingly. Program is 1 hour. *ICE CREAM SOCIAL WITH LIBRARIANS MISS DONNA AND MISS BARBARA Monday, April 15 at 7:00 pm Online registration is required beginning Tuesday, April 2 at 10:00 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. Program is 45 minutes. INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS Tuesdays, May 7, May 15 & May 21 from 3:30 – 4:15 pm For 4th and 5th grade only. Online registration required beginning Tuesday April 16 at 10:00 am online at Eventkeeper ( and is for all 3 sessions. Separate registration for each child is required. Please arrive promptly. *DADDY DO WITH MISS DONNA AND SHERI NICOLETTI Saturday, June 8 at 11 am Dads will learn how to do different hair styles for their daughters. Please bring your own brush and comb. This program is for children ages 2 ½ – kindergarten. Online registration is required on Eventkeeper ( with a library card beginning May 21 at 10:00 am. You must do a separate registration for each child you wish to attend the storytime. Please arrive promptly. If you are late, your spot may be given to someone on the waitlist for that day.

Tween Programs Mondays

These programs are for Tweens in grades 4-7. Online registration is required on Eventkeeper ( ) with a Library Card. Registration starts at 10:00 am on the days indicated below. Programs run from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. January 14 OREO COOKIE TASTE CHALLENGE Determine Garden City’s favorite flavor! Registration began on Wednesday, January 2. February 11 *DECORATE CAKE POPS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY Registration begins on Tuesday, January 29. March 11 *BOOK DISCUSSION Discuss the book The Perfect Score by Rob Buyea, while enjoying a pizza dinner. Registration begins Tuesday, February 26. April 8 *KAHOOT TRIVIA NIGHT. Registration begins Tuesday, March 26.

Joint Children’s and Young Adult Programs

Online registration is required on Eventkeeper ( ) with a Library Card. Registration starts at 10:00 am on the days indicated below. You must do a separate registration for each tween. Please arrive promptly. If you are late, your spot may be given to someone on the waitlist for that day. Sat., March 23 *STAR WARS DAY A day to celebrate STAR WARS with programming,character meet-and-

greets throughout the day for all ages. Registration begins Tuesday, March 5. (Special events for preschoolers through grade 8 and families.)

Sat., April 6 *WONDER ANTI-BULLYING DAY The Library will be hosting a Wonder Anti-Bullying Day based on the best-selling book Wonder by R.J. Palacio with programming focusing on anti-bullying throughout the day, for all ages. More details to follow. Registration begins Tuesday, March 19 (kindergarten through adult). Details to follow. Sat., May 18 *QUIDDITCH (GRADES 4-8). Teen Quidditch Tournament 11:00AM—12:00 PM Sign up for your team and compete in our Quidditch Tournament! Weather permitting, this program will be held outside. In the event of inclement weather, this program will

be cancelled. Registration is required. Registrants must sign up for a team or to be a Snitch in advance online via Eventkeeper ( ) with a Library Card beginning Tuesday, April 30th at 10:00 am. There are limited spots on each team and to play as the Snitch. Registrants are asked to wear the color of the team they are signed up to play for: Green—Slytherin, Blue— Ravenclaw, Red—Gryffindor, Yellow— Hufflepuff, Black—Snitches

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*Funding for these programs has been provided by The Friends of the Garden City Public Library. Priority is given to Garden City Public Library Cardholders. Non-residents will be accommodated on a space available basis. Each child needs his or her own Library Card to register. Please check the Library website www. for upcoming events and registration dates.

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Discover what Energy Efficiency means for you. The Garden City Library has moved the new media collection, which includes DVDs, music CDs, fiction, nonfiction, and biography audiobooks on CDs and Playaways, to the first floor of the Library adjacent to the Circulation Desk. Older media continues to be located on the Lower Level in the Media Center, which is adjacent to the Computer Center.

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L E G A L NOTICE OF SALE Supreme Court County Of Nassau RBS CITIZENS, N.A., Plaintiff -againstANTONIO IMPERIALE A/K/A ANTONIO E. IMPERIALE, KRISTEN SANNA and KRISTIN IMPERIALE as, KRISTEN IMPERIALE A/K/A KRISTEN SANNA, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered herein and dated September 25, 2018, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at (CCP) Calendar Control Part Court Room of the Nassau Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Dr., Mineola, NY on January 29, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. premises situate, lying and being in the Town of Hempstead, Village of Garden City, County of Nassau and State of New York, bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at the corner formed by the intersection of the southerly side of First Place, with the Westerly side of Franklin Court West; being a plot 76.53 feet by 86.15 feet by 70.63 feet by 78.47 feet. Said premises known as 16 1ST PLACE, GARDEN CITY, NY Approximate amount of lien $707,484.38 plus interest & costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment and Terms of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Index Number 10509/2013. JOHN PATRICK GIBBONS JR., ESQ., Referee David A. Gallo & Associates LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 99 Powerhouse Road, First Floor, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577 File# 5025.2074 GC 0874 4X 12/28,01/04,11,18 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING BY THE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS Pursuant to the provisions of the General Municipal Law and Chapter 200 of the Code of the Incorporated Village of Garden City, New York notice is hereby given that the Board

of Appeals of said Village will meet in the Village Hall at 351 Stewart Avenue, Garden City, New York on TUESDAY, JANUARy 15, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. to take action on the following matters: ----------------------------------------------1. APPEAL OF GERARD & ELIZABETH KELLY for a variance of the provisions of Sections 200-16.10.C, 20031.A, 200-46.C and 200-61 of the Village Code, so as to permit the erection of a 167 sq. ft. one (1) story front addition a 49 sq. ft. front portico, with the construction of a new gable roof over, and installation of a ramp within the existing attached garage, at the dwelling known as 135 STEWART AVENUE (Map of Shaw Gardens, Block H, Lot 12, R-8 district) the granting of which would; (A) reduce the required 30.0’ ft. minimum front yard setback to not less than 20.0’ to the addition, and (22.0’ ft.) with respect to the portico steps, (B) not provide the required (1) off street parking space, with respect to the ramp, (C) maintain the existing (5.0’) side yard where 10.0’ is required with respect to the altered roof (previously granted by variance 7/21/1953). In accord with plans and a survey filed with the Building Department. *Adjourned at the November meeting. 2. APPLICATION AND APPEAL OF LAURA AHREM pursuant to the provisions of Sections 200-45 and 200-52-C, of the Village Code, to authorize the issuance of permits, to maintain previously installed 50 sq. ft. non-permanent Hot tub and one (1) A/C compressor in the rear yard of the premises known as 36 PELL TERRACE (Map of Pell Gardens, Block 531, Lot 81, R-6 district), the granting of which would; A. cause the 10.0’ required plot line setback for accessory structures, to be reduced to no less than 4.3’. In accord with a survey filed with the Building Department. *Adjourned at the November meeting. 3. APPEAL OF JAMES & LAUREN MOLLOY for a variance of the provisions of Sections 200-15 and 200-55, and in accordance with section


200-67.B of the Village Code, so as to allow the issue of a building permit for the erection of a 432 sq. ft. (2) car detached garage, at the existing dwelling known as 83 WESTMINSTER ROAD (Map of Garden City Estates, Block 98, Lot S-1, R-12 district) the construction of which would: (A) cause the allowable plot coverage of 20% or 3,632 sq. ft. to be exceeded by 139 sq. ft. (3,771 sq. ft. or 20.76%), and B. cause the 15’ allowable height of an accessory structure to be no less than 17.38’ to the mid-point of the highest roof. In accord with a plot plan filed with the Building Department. *Adjourned at the November meeting. 4. APPEAL OF BIBI BHAIRAM for a variance of the provision of Section20052.A of the Village Code, so as to allow the issue of a permit, for the maintenance of one (1) A/C condensers in their present location at the rear of existing dwelling known as 71 PINE STREET (Map Garden City East, Block 118, Lot 11, R-12 District) the granting of which would; (A) reduce the required 50.0’ ft. side setback for accessory structures to no less than (33.3’ ft.). In accord with a survey and photographs filed with the Building Department. 5. APPEAL OF VINCENT & MARIELLE RIORDAN for a variance of the provisions of Section 200-52-C of the Village Code, to authorize the issuance of a permit, to maintain two (2) previously installed A/C compressor in the rear yard of the premises known as 81 MULBERRY AVENUE (Map of Mineola Plaza, Block 22, Lot 41, R-6 district), the granting of which would; (A) cause the 10.0’ required plot line setback for accessory structures, to be reduced to no less than (8.7’). In accord with photographs and a survey filed with the Building Department. 6. APPEAL OF EDWARD & LOIS ALDRICH for a variance of the provisions of Section 20052.A of the Village Code, so as to allow for the issue of a permit for a previously installed

A/C compressor at the side of the existing dwelling known as 22 ROXBURY ROAD (Map Garden City Estates, Block 79, Lot 1, R-6 District) the granting of which would; (A) reduce the required side yard setback for accessory structures to Chester Avenue of 30.0’, to no less than (12.9’). In accord with a survey and photographs filed with the Building Department. 7. APPLICATION & APPEAL OF MICHELLE FARKAS pursuant to the provisions of Sections 200-45, 200-52(C) and 200-70, of the Village Code, in order to modify a previously approved use permit for the installation and maintenance of a 20’ x 45’ in-ground swimming pool and 6’ high estate style fence to be located in the front and side yards of the premises known as 19 ST. JAMES STREET NORTH (Map of Garden City East, Block 134, Lot 10, R-20 district) the construction of which; (A) Has reduced the required 60.9’ setback for accessory structures from St. James Street North to not less than (24.0’), where 35.0’ was granted. In accord with a final survey filed with the Building Department. 8. APPEAL OF GREGORY & ALLISON SALOY for a variance of the provisions of Section 200-31 and 200-46.C of the Village Code, so as to permit the erection of a 611 sq. ft. first floor addition with a 406 sq. ft. 2 ½ story above and 412 sq. ft. open porch at the rear and, a 96 sq. ft. front portico, at the existing dwelling known as 90 FIFTH STREET (Map Garden City Central, Block 24, Lot 1, R-20 District) the construction of which would; (A) reduce the required front yard setback of 70.0’ to no less than (60.22’), with respect tothe new portico, (B) cause a 14.0’ rearward extension of a pre-existing side yard of 13.5’, where 20.0’ minimum is required. In accordance with plans and survey filed with the Building Department. 9. APPEAL OF WILLIAM & MARYANN MORGAN for a variance of the provisions of Section 200-15 and 200-52.G of

the Village Code, so as to permit the erection of a 68 sq. ft. first floor rear addition with a 150 sq. ft. second floor above and, a 109 sq. ft. detached garage extension at the existing dwelling known as 105 WICKHAM ROAD (Map of Country Club Estates, Block 3, Lot 75, R-6 District) the construction of which would; (A) cause the allowable building area of 1,650 sq. ft. or 25% to be exceeded by 150 sq. ft. (1,800 sq. ft. or 27.27%),(B) reduce the required accessory building wall separation distance to a principal building wall of 10.0’, to no less than (8.33’). In accordance with plans, photographs and surveys filed with the Building Department. 10. APPLICATION AND APPEAL OF ALYSON & ERIC BREMER pursuant to the provisions of Sections 20045, 200-52-C and 200-70, of the Village Code, to authorize the issuance of a permit, to construct and maintain an 20’ X 40’ in-ground swimming pool, with a 6’ high chain link with “Estate” fence portions, in the rear yard of the corner premises known as 21 LEFFERTS ROAD (Map of Garden City East, Block 139, Lot 2, R-20 district), the installation of which would; (A) reduce the Lefferts Road setback for accessory structures of 60.0’, to no less than 8.0’ for the 6.0’ fence. In accordance with a plot plan filed with the Building Department. 11. APPLICATION AND APPEAL OF ANTOHNY & JOANNA AGRIPPINA pursuant to the provisions of Sections 200-15, 200-45, and 200-70, of the Village Code, to authorize the issuance of a permit, to construct a 18’ x 32’ in-ground swimming pool and 6’ high fence in the rear yard of the premises known as 3 KEENAN PLACE (Map of Garden City East, Block 144A, Lot 4162, R-8 District), the installation of which would; (A) cause the existing allowable lot coverage of (2,500 sq. ft. or 25.0%) to be exceeded by (167 sq. ft. or 26.67%). In accordance with a plot plan and survey filed with the Building Department.

12. APPEAL OF EILEEN M GRIFFITHS for a variances of the provisions of Section 20015, 200-52.A and 200-52.H, of the Village Code, to allow the issue of permits for an existing 165 sq. ft. rear awning, and previously installed A/C compressor in the side yard, of the existing dwelling known as 29 CAMBRIDGE AVENUE (Map of Richlands, Block 12, Lot 64, R-6 district) the installation of which has; (A) caused the allowable building area of 1,000 sq. ft. or 25% to be exceeded by 365 sq. ft. (1,365 sq. ft. or 34.12%)(B) reduced the minimum plot line setback for freestanding cooling equipment of 10.0’ to no less than (3.5’) with respect to the A/C compressor,(C) reduced the required front setback for accessory structures of 50.0’ to no less than (40.0’)with respect to the one A/C compressor. In accordance with a survey filed with the Building Department. *Note a previous variance for plot coverage of (1,222 sq. ft. or 30.54 %) was granted at the February 24, 2015 meeting. 13. APPEAL OF MAUREEN & LUIGI VIOLA for a variance of the provisions of Sections 200-15 and 200-46.C of the Village Code, to allow for the issue of a permit for the erection of a 225 sq. ft. one (1) story rear addition with a 578 sq. ft. second floor above, at the existing dwelling known as 199 MEADBROOK ROAD (Map of Garden City Gables, Block 15 Lot 29, R-6 district) the construction of which would;


(A) cause the allowable building area of 1,519 sq. ft. or 25% to be exceeded by 186 sq. ft. (1,075 sq. ft. or 28.07%), and (B) reduce the required 18.3’ aggregate side yard to not less than the existing (17.7’) feet. In accordance with surveys, plot plan filed with the Building Department. 14. A P P E A L OF NICHOLAS & TONI CAPPARELLI for a variance of the provisions of Section 200-31.A of the Village Code, to allow for the issue of permits for the construction a 136 sq. ft. shed roof dormer and, (2) 180 sq. ft. reverse gables roofs over existing at the East and West sides, and a 48 sq. ft. open portico, in the front of the dwelling known as 23 LOCUST STREET (Map of Garden City East, Block 115, Lot 1, R-12 district) the granting of which will; (A) reduce the required 55.0’ ft. minimum front yard setback to not less than (41.62’ ft.) with respect to the open portico,(B) allow for alteration of the existing roof in the required front yard. In accordance with plans and survey filed with the Building Department. END OF CASES ---------------------------------------------The Board may transact any other business that may properly come before the meeting. DATED: January 15, 2019 Garden City, New York 11530 Karen Altman Village Clerk The Incorporated Village of Garden City does not discrim-

inate on the basis of disability for admission to, access to, or participation in its programs, activities or public meetings, and has designated Karen M. Altman, Village Clerk, as Disability Compliance Coordinator. Persons with a disability who wish to attend a meeting should contact Karen M. Altman at least 24 hours in advance of meeting at: 351 Stewart Avenue Garden City, New York 11530 (516) 465-4051 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. NEXT MEETING: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2019 GC 0875 1X 01/11 TRANSPORTATION APPLICATION DEADLINE: Residents who plan to send their children to a non-public school for the 2019/2020 school year must request transportation from the District. The maximum distance a child will be transported is 15 miles. In order to be eligible, an application must be submitted every year on or before April 1. Late requests will not be honored. A new application must be completed every year even if a child is currently receiving transportation. Applications may be obtained from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm at the Business Office, Rm 1, 56 Cathedral Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530 or on the school district website: http://www. GC 0876 1X 01/11

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Trash or Treasure Antiques Roadshow at Garden City Public Library Do you have something that is old, unusual, and perhaps even bizarre? Come find out on Sunday, January 27th at 2PM at the Garden City Public Library. Learn how to identify today’s hottest antiques and collectibles. Eddie Costello will be guest appraiser and host. The first 40 people who register will have the opportunity to bring an item they would like to have appraised (no coins, currency, or stamps) and Eddie will provide an appraisal and rationale for the valuation. Eddie is a veteran appraiser with over 40 years of experience. His crowd-pleasing appraisal events and entertaining demeanor always make for an

informative and entertaining show. Registration begins Tuesday, January 15th at 9:30AM for Garden City Library cardholders. You may register in person or register by calling the Reference Department at 516-742-8405 ext 239. To be guaranteed an appraisal, you must sign-up for this program ahead of time. On the day of the program walk-ins are welcome; however, walk-ins will receive an appraisal after those who have signed up, if time permits. Non-Garden City Library cardholders may call to register on Wednesday, January 23rd if space is available.

Go Back in Time!

Take a tour of Garden City History with Hempstead Town Clerk Cabana at the Garden City Public Library on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm. As the keeper of vital records, Hempstead Town Clerk Sylvia Cabana, who is also the Town of Hempstead’s Historian will showcase the many

archives, historical records, maps, and photographs indigenous to the Village of Garden City on Thursday, January 17 at 2 pm at the Library. This is a great opportunity for children and adults to learn about our community’s life hundreds of years ago. All are welcome. No registration is necessary.

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There will be a regular meeting of the Board of Library Trustees on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 7:30 pm at the Garden City Public Library in the Library’s Board Room.

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School district reflects on language programs

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number of students dropping out of it as they moved on,” he said. Through Garden City Public Schools’ partnership with St. John’s University, high school students have the opportunity to take courses including College-level Spanish, German, Latin and Italian. Beginning at Garden City Middle School students can take multiple introductory-level language courses, as Pinou said Spanish and Latin may be taken simultaneously. Holub has substantial experience as a corporate CFO and he is known in the community and on the board of education since 2015 as a “numbers guy.” During the meeting School Board Vice President Tom Pinou nudged him and joked that numerical figures are a universal language. Both school trustees agreed that the opportunity to engage with colleagues in office settings and all over the world can be abetted by an understanding of Mandarin and other predominant languages in other parts of the world, especially native languages in Asia Pacific. “We talk about getting our students college and career-ready and business ready. As the world continues to be globalized we need to consider the Asian sector of the population into that. We (Americans) are at a massive disadvantage. We need to take a proactive look at how we can make our children more ready to enter a global world -- I look at World Languages as a necessary step towards those types of preparation,” Holub said. He added that the unique writing formats and character organization was another aspect that would be beneficial for students to learn about, and that can aid even in rudimentary explorations of language tools available from Baidu to Google Translate. Pinou also reiterated a point made by Dr. Edward Cannone, Garden City Public Schools’ assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, during Tuesday’s Student Achievement Report. “Dr. Cannone mentioned that learning languages makes students think differently and more in-depth. It is quite fascinating to hear about that,” he said. Cannone offered his fellow school administrators a perspective on Garden City Schools planning and implementation of new protocols with languages and curriculum: “When students have access they gravitate towards opportunity. If we don’t give them (students) access then opportunity does not follow. We make a conscious decision to do that and the way that unfolds starts when they’re little; the payoff happens when students reach high school.” Cannone presented statistics and mastery rates for the FLACS exams which have replaced Regents for world languages and commented that in this district, “mastery

comes first.” For Spanish, the mastery rate at GCMS is 83% and 80% at the high school. For Italian in Middle School, 100% of students achieve mastery; 88% of GCHS achieve mastery in Italian.. For German the mastery rate is 82% in the Middle School and 87% at Garden City High School. Latin, offered at the high school, has a passing rate of 100% and a mastery rate of 74%.

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During the presentation Dr. Cannone detailed the enrollment of 638 students taking College Level courses offered at GCHS, with many students taking on multiple college-level courses. The total of 638, including the four ProjectLead-the-Way S.T.E.M. courses now offered at GCHS, is significantly higher than the peak numbers of 431 and 406 for College-Level course enrollments in 2016-2017 and 2015-2016, respectively. Dr. Cannone commented on specific progress for the advanced language courses. “Our students do not take Regents Exams in Spanish, Latin or German anymore but they take the FLACS exams. The mastery rate on these shows us how seriously Garden City students take World Languages -- that means that they choose to challenge themselves and go above and beyond to master a language and develop that level of sophistication, and change who they are as thinkers -- acquiring a new language really has significant effects on our brains. Just as it is important to think like a historian, think like a writer or think like a scientist, to think like a linguist is a wonderful and exciting thing. It is so great to see students accept that challenge and run with it -- it’s inspirational,” Cannone said. Pinou asked Giacalone about the many high school students in the district who opt to take multiple languages throughout their four pre-college years. Giacalone says when he began working in the district about a dozen students tried out taking multiple language courses. Last school year, 2017-2018, that number rose to 94 students at GCHS taking two languages. Growth in this sector of GCHS students has occurred since the elimination of AP world language exams as college-level language courses were introduced. “We have worked very hard to make sure that the number of students taking multiple languages increased from 12. Most of the 94 taking multiple languages now are dual-language although we do have some students taking triple languages. A lot of this depends on their schedules and High School Assistant Principal (Dave) Perrota does a phenomenal job to ensure that students get as many courses in as they’d like. However there comes a point where students have to make decisions on what they would like to take in order to fit

everything in,” Giacalone said. In 2017-2018 GCHS Level IV courses were college-level language courses, and in each students received three college credits per semester through St. John’s, if they had enrolled in those courses for college credit. Conversely they have the option to be in those courses just for regular high school credit. When Spanish Level IV was offered in year 2016-2017 there were 75 students taking the course. After the presentation to GCHS students on the college-level credits for the Spanish IV course, its enrollment jumped up to 139 for the following year, 2017-2018, Giacalone explains. He says a similar number is observed this school year. School Board President Angela Heineman added that a few years ago the district initiated its move towards College Level Italian, Spanish and German with the St. John’s credit program. She commented that a reason to move away from an AP course, or a “fifth-year” course offering, was because enrollment for the advanced level sometimes peaked at five to eight students a year. Heineman asked how many Garden City students continue languages beyond a fourth year and into their fifth year. “Colleges have given the district feedback and said they wanted to see students applying who have taken world languages all throughout high school... What have been our results?” she asked. Giacalone said per New York State requirements students need to take past a third year of studies in a world language. Garden City kids are not required to take Levels IV or V, however he said with the focus on languages and consultations with the GCHS guidance department advising on selective colleges, the district has seen growth in advanced language levels. “Last year we had 53% of our senior class taking a world language, and our courses are rigorous. A student who graduated last year after taking our Level V Spanish came back to visit, and she attends Wake Forest University now. She told us that she is averaging an A+ there as on the first day of College Spanish the professor conversed in Spanish with students and “literally half the class bailed” because they couldn’t keep up. She explained that at college she felt truly well-prepared, and she believes a lot of it has to do with courses she took at Garden City High School. Positive feedback that we get from students that are really into it has been great,” he told the board and administration. School Board Trustee Stephanie Granville asked another World Languages question at Tuesday’s meeting. She wanted to find out of Garden City High School students could have a streamlined way to receive college credits for some language courses they

take while at GCHS, possibly through the district combining its college-level language classes with AP classes. “I know we made the switch from AP into College Level language courses to increase the enrollment. However those students who go on to top-tier universities often are not eligible for the college credit, and therefore without AP courses completed they also get no credit whatsoever for those languages. Would it be possible to combine AP and College Level classes together or is it not possible?” she asked. The district had investigated that option before the College Level programs were approved, and Giacalone explained that the curriculum for the two variations “and what is covered in each” are not compatible to combine. Some students taking College Level language at GCHS may get credits in another degree program requirement other than language, perhaps as an elective credit for example. But each college has unique criteria involved in tallying credits. Giacalone says a few years ago a GCHS alumna tried to receive a language credit from a high school course but was denied by the university she went to. He advised her to appeal that decision, which the student did not know she could do. Once she presented the university a copy of the course curriculum from Garden City, they accepted the course towards her degree. He also hinted at why some colleges may not want to have a GCHS transcript that indicated a college course completed mean that students can substitute the credit towards their undergraduate degree. “From doing a lot of research on this, the reality is that doing a course while in high school costs very minimal --money becomes an issue at times where the specific university is not earning the same rate on a per-credit-hour basis. For the same course a student can take while at GCHS, for hundreds of dollars at a maximum, maybe $600, the college would charge a total of upwards of $6,000 for those language credits. The university faces losing those funds due to credits then. Also several times with AP Language courses, the universities are not accepting the course credits toward a transcript unless the student achieves a 5 on their AP exam. What a college/university used to accept for an AP score, often they’re no longer accepting that. Therefore we find that offering the College Level course is a benefit to students and a number of students are getting these credits. A couple years ago, I had a student who received enough credits because of the courses she took here at the high school so she could graduate college a year early,” Giacalone said.

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Where to Go in 2019: Top Destinations, Travel Trends; National Plan a Vacation Day is Jan. 29 BY KAREN RUBIN TRAVEL FEATURES SYNDICATE GOINGPLACESFARANDNEAR.COM Travel has enormous benefits for people, not the least of which is rejuvenation, revitalization, recharging one’s batteries, significant to promoting wellness both physical and emotional. But there is so much more that inevitably attaches: expanding one’s experience, perspective, horizons, understanding; forging new relationships or building bonds with family, friends, and even building confidence and self-esteem in having overcome a challenge, surmounted the unknown, taking a risk, moving outside one’s comfort zone. These are life-changing experiences that are par for the course of travel. Such life experiences cannot be stored on the shelf to be taken down later - they are as fleeting as time itself, though as engrained as memory. Your child will be 10 only once; your 25th anniversary comes around but once. The best motto that applies: Seize the day. But too many people don’t seize the opportunity. According to the US Travel Association, every year more than half of Americans (52 percent) fail to use all their time off, essentially leaving a stockpile of 705 million unused vacation days last year. Part of the reason is that planning a trip is itself viewed as a chore. The USTA

Iceland, with its dramatic landscape, is one of the top 10 destinations for 2019 © Karen Rubin/ also shows that the most effective antidote to missing out on vacation time is better planning – designating a time to travel and honing in on destination and style of trip. For the second year in a row, the USTA is organizing “National Plan for Vacation Day” on the last Tuesday in January, which this year is January 29.

Here are some ideas to help plot your course: Tour operator members of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA)  named Italy the most popular or “hot” destination for travelers in 2019, according to a recent survey conducted by PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC)


The top 10 “hot” destinations for the coming year also included Iceland, which ranked second, followed by Japan, Vietnam, Australia, France, Spain, Colombia, Cambodia and Portugal. USTOA tour operator members also identified their top 10 off-theSee page D2

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Continued from page D1 beaten path or emerging destinations that they see gaining popularity in 2019: Iceland ranked first, Cambodia ranked second, followed by Croatia, Colombia, Vietnam, Portugal, Bhutan, Bolivia, Myanmar, and Ethiopia. “It’s interesting see five destinations – Iceland, Cambodia, Colombia, Vietnam and Portugal - appear on both the hot destinations and emerging destinations lists,” added Terry Dale, President and CEO of USTOA. “This tells us that off-the-beaten path travel experiences continue to grow in popularity amongst travelers.” Demand for immersive, culturally rich travel programs continue to remain high. Roughly 82% of members offer art and culture travel experiences. The art and culture category was also the highest ranked experiential program for travelers in 2017, based on volume of sales. Two thirds of membership offer honeymoon and romance programs, 63% of members offer adventure programs, and more than half (56%) offer multi-generational family programs. Economic Impact and Growth Ahead According to the study, the tour operator members of USTOA project to close out 2018 with sales reaching $18.7 billion dollars, representing 9.8 million individual travelers.  Furthermore, member operators are extremely confident about business in the year ahead: 100% of responding tour operator members anticipate growth in sales in 2019. 

“Since the first PwC study was commissioned in 2012, it’s the first time we’ve seen such a bullish response with our entire membership projecting growth ahead,” said Dale. “It’s even more encouraging that more than half of members (56%) forecast growth of sales ranging from seven to 10% or more in 2019, indicating a potential boom year.”  w the upcoming year with optimism, they also addressed the global risks that could impact the industry over the next three years. Terrorism topped the list with 17% of members responding they are “extremely concerned.”  However, this level of concern is a considerable drop compared to the 2016 PwC study when more than half of member (59%) were “extremely concerned.” Political instability and overtourism, a new category this year, were the next two global risks that members were “extremely concerned” about, cited by 13% of survey respondents In addition, tour operator members projected that roughly 63% of total packages sold in 2018 were through travel agencies, “Reinforcing the critical role of travel advisors in the continued success of members’ businesses,” Dale cited When asked who is traveling, tour operator members responded that about half (48%) of their customer base are 51 to 70 years of age. The next largest category was age 36 to 50 years representing 20% of customers. Gender is split evenly with 51% female and 49% male.  Within the escorted/guided and custom tour

Melk Abbey, the size of a city and a cultural and spiritual center, is one of the fascinating attractions visited on a Passau-Vienna Danube Trail self-guided bike tour, booked through Bike tours are a leading trend, based on Pinterest pins © Karen Rubin/

category, female passengers were represented slightly higher at 59% For more information on USTOA, visit, call 212-599-6599, or email There are virtually unlimited possibilities – a universe, not just a globe – basically wherever your imagination takes you: Taking clues from Pinterest’s most popular searches,  top travel trends for 2019 are bike tours (my favorite), outof-the-way towns, less-traveled islands and divine, derelict and dilapidated castles. Here are 11 trips that will help you turn these oft-pinned ideas into reality. 1. Bike the Orient Express:  Cycle in the tracks of Europe’s iconic long-distance train connecting Paris and Istanbul on TDA Global Cycling’s Orient Express tour. Follow the Danube Cycleway from Germany to Hungary and climb into Romania’s Carpathian Mountains along the way. (https://tdaglobalcycling. com/orient-express) 2. Hot Springs and Huts: Trek from hut to hut, past hot springs and through colorful rhyolite mountains on Iceland’s Laugavegar trail with Adventure Life. Guides will lead guests through one of the largest geothermal zones in the world on the way from Landmannalaugar to the glacial valley of Thorsmork. (https://www.adventure-life. com/iceland/tours/12214/





iceland-trek-landmannalaugar-to-torsmoerk) Three Islands Ride: Ride & Seek’s 3 Islands tour hops from the mountains and fishing villages of Corsica to the cliffs and coves of Sardinia to the farmland and volcanoes of Sicily, taking in cultural and culinary traditions by bike. (https://rideandseek. com/tour/3-islands-corsica-sardinia-and-sicily/) Relaxing Andes Springs: Explore awe-inspiring landmarks in the Ecuadorean Andes like the Mojanda Lakes, Cotopaxi National Park and Quilotoa Crater with SurTrek and spend a night at a resort with pools heated by volcanic hot springs. ( andes-tours/discovering-the-ecuadorian-andes-tour.html) Sip and Cycle Spain:  Ride through rolling vineyards, an ancient fortress town and colorful fishing villages on a new tour of Spain’s Basque Country and Rioja wine region from Sojourn Bicycling & Active Vacations. Off the bike, there’s time to taste wine, savor bite-size pintxos and explore sunny beaches. ( Remote Island Catch:  More than 500 nautical miles from

A self-guided bike tour (my favorite way to travel) in Croatia, one of the popular off-the-beaten track destinations that USTOA members say is gaining in popularity © Karen Rubin/


the Seychelles’ main island, find remarkable saltwater fly fishing with at the Astove Island Lodge with Frontiers. Cast for big GT’s that rule the island, as well as bonefish, permit, barracuda, triggerfish, tuna, wahoo, sailfish and marlin. (https:// astove-island-lodge) 7. Big Sky Skiing: Big Sky, Montana, has one of the largest ski resorts in the country, but the town of less than 3,000 on the edge of Yellowstone still has few lift lines. Rent a slopeside home at Moonlight Basin for easy access to 5,800 acres of terrain. ( 8. Hot Springs Biking:  Join Grasshopper Adventures’ Stunning Shikoku tour in Japan and ride through a land where Shinto shrines and Buddhist monasteries overlap with modern wonders, soaking tired legs in traditional onsens along the way. (https:// www.grasshopperadventures. com/en/scheduled-tours/stunning-shikoku.html) 9. Riverside Castles:  Travel down the Rhine and Danube Rivers on Riviera River Cruises’ Cruise the Heart

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Demand for immersive, culturally rich travel programs continue to remain high. You can live like an Inuit: stay in a traditional, hand-carved Igloo Lodge in Greenland (photo: Off the Map Travel) of Europe itinerary and see castles in ruins atop towering valley sides and still standing, overlooking cities and towns such as Nuremberg, Melk, Bratislava and Budapest. ( 10. Small-Town Cowboys: Outside the small town of Ten Sleep, Wyoming, play cowboy at Red Reflet Ranch, spending the day riding horses, shooting, herding cattle and learning the ropes, then sitting down to a gourmet meal before retiring to a luxury chalet.( https:// 11. Chef-Led Cycling:  Cycle

through rolling hills with endless vineyards and past ancient castles and hilltop hamlets in Italy’s Piedmont with Tourissimo and learn about local cuisine with guest chef Mary Sue Milliken, a Julia Child Award winner. ( Family Travel With Different Dimension Traveling with children can also be a journey of discovery. Backyard Travel, an online boutique tour operator specializing in insider tours throughout Asia, offers a fun family adventure through Vietnam and Cambodia. Heading from the ruins of ancient Angkor to the idyllic beaches of

Phu Quoc, this journey is jam-packed with activities geared to all ages. Launching from Siem Reap, Cambodia, the 10-day Ruins, Waterways and Beaches Tour  begins with explorations through the Angkor Temple Complex, zipping around the ancient city in a remork and refueling with delicious local cuisine along the way. After an exciting homestay experience in the countryside of Banteay Srei, it’s off to Ho Chi Minh City for a thrilling Vespa tour of the city. From there, it’s on to the fascinating Mekong Delta to explore the waterways and glimpse life along the river, before heading to the tropical paradise of Phu Quoc island See page D5


Now this is a wonderful, magical Winter! BY CLAIRE LYNCH Each season has its attributes. I can’t say that winter is my favorite season because I’ve always believed that fall is, but I know that on a typical winter day I am always surprised and delighted by those very unique things that only seem to happen in winter such as: The first snowfall of the season. Watching children’s reactions when they hear that there is a snow day off from school. Getting to wear my favorite winter coat, scarf, hat, gloves and boots. We’ve all got favorites, after all! Ice skating on a local pond. Watching my breath become frost. Eating those delicious winter soups and stews. I could go on – and on – but here are a few more of my favorite things.

Making Brookies in Winter

I popped in to visit my cousin, Donna, recently and as we chit chatted she was busy in the kitchen making some brookies. Puzzled, I asked what that was. Right away she explained that a brookie is a combination of a brownie and a cookie. Sure enough Donna poured a little of this and a little of that and what she told me was she

mixed a basic boxed cookie mix and in another bowl she mixed a boxed brownie mix. She poured the cookie mix into a rectangular baking dish then poured a layer of the brownie mix on top. She placed them on a rack in her oven and the brookies smelled delicious as they cooked. Chocolate chips are optional and so are nuts. After 20 minutes Donna checked the center of the brookies with a toothpick to make sure they were fully baked. After removing the dish from the oven, Donna let them cool for several minutes. She then cut them into bars and served the brookies. I was a happy customer and in subsequent weeks I made some in my kitchen with friends. We shared them with friends, relatives and neighbors in subsequent weeks because I froze some

after baking them and they last quite a while in the freezer. They turned out to be handy as a snack and also as little gifts for people.

I Call Snowflakes Magical

There is a certain magic in the air when the first snowflakes of winter start to fall. No matter how many times I’ve seen it before, no matter how many New York winters have come along, I just want to pull a chair up to the window, peer out and watch the snowflakes fall. I don’t care if they are big, fat wet snowflakes or the lighter, drier variety. Magic is magic and when I see the grass and roads being covered, when big old oak trees and their branches are blanketed in white, when shrubs look like little mountains on the land, I sit back in wonder and

amazement. If the first snow comes on a weekend, when schools are closed and most people are off, I am glad. I can relax and enjoy the snow and not have to worry about quickly digging out my car. I can make some cups of hot chocolate for everyone in the house to enjoy. When the first snowflakes of the season start to fall, my 3-yearold cat. Bette, saunters over to one of her favorite spots, to a scatter rug on the floor. Curling up on the rug, she leans her back up against the radiator and enjoys the warmth pouring out on this cold winter’s night. Nothing interrupts her - she’s as content as can be. Sometimes I envy her ability to totally relax because I’m perched at the window watching the winter wonderland that’s before me.

“Jack Frost” Watches Carefully …

Poet and author Gabriel Setoun came out with a charming poem called “Jack Frost” in 1896. For anyone who lives in climates that get bone-chillingly cold in winter, “Jack Frost” captures the winter season perfectly. It’s a little too long to run in its entirety but below are a few lines from it. And Gabriel See page D6

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Turning 66 in 2019? Consider Filing for Benefits This Month BY TOM MARGENAU

I write a column similar to this one every January. But I don’t mind plagiarizing myself, as the column contains a very important message for people planning to retire in 2019. January is a critical month for the hundreds of thousands of potential Social Security beneficiaries who are reaching 66, their so-called full retirement age, in 2019. The important message: All of them should at least consider the possibility of filing for their benefits this month, even though they may not be reaching their retirement age until later in the year. Please note: This technique should not be employed by folks who plan to use the soon-to-disappear maximizing strategy called “file and restrict” (still available to people turning 66 in 2019), because that procedure requires you to wait until age 66 or later before filing for benefits. File and restrict has been discussed countless times in this column and won’t be discussed today, other than to point out that it involves filing for benefits on a spouse’s account and delaying your own retirement benefits -- usually, until age 70. Even if you are not using the file and restrict strategy, you may want to delay filing for your own Social Security benefits until 70 in order to get a 32 percent delayed-retirement bonus. In this case, you, too, should forgo the procedure discussed in this column. But if you are not interested in either of those strategies -- and plan to start your benefits at 66 in 2019 -- then, as I said, you may want to consider filing for benefits in January. This early filing timeframe results from some quirky and complicated features of Social Security’s earnings penalty provisions. Those provisions generally keep seniors who are still working off of Social Security’s rolls until they reach that magic “full retirement age.” The law essentially says if you are over 62 but under your full retirement age and still working full-time, you are not eligible for Social Security. Specifically, the rules require that the SSA deduct $1 from any retirement benefits you might be due for every $2 you earn over $17,640 in 2019. However, the rules say that once you reach your full retirement age, you are due full Social Security benefits -- even if you are still working, no matter how much money you are making. Let’s follow an example. Let’s say Ed was born in July 1953, which means he’ll reach his full retirement age of 66 in July 2019. And let’s further say that Ed generally makes about $80,000 per year and he plans to continue working indefinitely. Based on the earnings penalty rules I briefly outlined above, Ed figures he must wait until July (his full retirement age) to begin collecting his Social Security benefits. At that magical point, the earnings penalty rules no longer apply, and he can get his Social Security. Prior to that, he’s

making way more than the $17,640 income threshold. But here is why Ed should consider applying for Social Security in January: Congress set up a more lenient earnings threshold for the year you reach your full retirement age. Specifically, it says you can earn up to $46,920 between January and the month you reach your full retirement age and still get Social Security benefits. Even if you earn more than $46,920, for every $3 you exceed that threshold, you lose only $1 from your benefits. Ed is going to make $40,000 between January and June (i.e., before he reaches the magic age of 66). And that’s under the $46,920 threshold for 2019, which means Ed is due benefits beginning in January. He does (SET ITAL) not (END ITAL) have to wait until July to apply for his Social Security checks. There is a bit of a catch: By starting his benefits in January, Ed will be accepting a slightly reduced amount. (Benefits are reduced by roughly 0.5 percent for each month they are taken before full retirement age.) If Ed’s Social Security benefit at full retirement age is $2,500 per month, let’s look at his options. Ed’s first option is to wait until July to start his Social Security benefits. He’ll get $2,500 per month for six months -- $15,000 for the year 2019. Ed’s second option is to file for Social Security in January. Starting his benefits slightly early, his monthly rate is reduced to about $2,400. That comes out to $28,800 in total benefits for the year 2019. The downside to Option 2 is his ongoing monthly benefit rate will be $100 less than what he would have been getting in Option 1. But because he’d be getting about $13,800 less in 2019 benefits in Option 1, it would take Ed a long time to make up that loss with his extra $100 per month in ongoing benefits. If I were Ed, I’d choose the second option. Even if Ed would have made more than the $46,920 income threshold between January and June, for every $3 he exceeds that amount, he will only lose $1 in Social Security benefits. So, he probably still comes out ahead by filing in January. Here is a quick example using that scenario: Let’s say Ed will make $60,000 between January and June. That’s $13,080 over the $46,920 limit. One-third of that excess, or about $4,360, must be deducted from his 2019 benefits. But he would still get $24,400 in benefits for the year. That’s way better than the $15,000 he would be due by waiting until July to file for his Social Security. I know these rules are complicated and the math in the examples above might be difficult to follow. But my overall message is easy to follow: If you’re reaching age 66 in 2019, talk to a Social Security representative sometime this month to find out if it’s to your advantage to file for those benefits in January.

One word of caution: Many readers in the past told me that when they tried to file in January, Social Security Administration clerks told them they could not do so. Sadly, far too many SSA agents are unfamiliar with how these

rules work. If you run into the same problem, demand to speak to a supervisor. If you have a Social Security question, Tom Margenau has the answer. Contact him at COPYRIGHT 2019 CREATORS.COM


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Setoun? It turns out that was a pseudonym used by Thomas Nicoll Hepburn. He was born in Scotland in 1861 and died in London in 1930. He also wrote such poems as “Romance” and “The World’s Music.” Additionally, Thomas Hepburn wrote a novel titled, “Sunshine and Haar: Some Further Glimpses of Life and Barncraig,” which is a school novel of Scottish life. Not much else has been reported about Hepburn other than the fact that his father, Alexander Hepburn, was a tailor and his mother, Isabella Nicoll, was a homemaker. For those of us who can’t resist reading – or hearing – a chillingly good poem during the winter months, this is “Jack Frost”: be,

“The door was shut, as doors should Before you went to bed last night; Yet Jack Frost has got in, you see, And left your window silver white. He must have waited till you slept; And not a single word he spoke, But pencilled o’er the panes and crept Away again before you woke.

And now you cannot see the hills Nor fields that stretch beyond the lane; But there are fairer things than these His fingers traced on every pane … For, creeping softly underneath The door when all the lights are out, Jack Frost takes every breath you breathe, And knows the things you think about. He paints them on the window-pane In fairy lines with frozen steam; And when you wake you see again The lovely things you saw in dream.”

Looking Like Eskimos on L.I.

When I ran some errands in town on Feb. 3, 2017, the high for the day was about 20 degrees. With a brisk wind from the north, the real-feel temperature was about 10 degrees. I layered up before going outside and so did most of the people I saw doing their errands that day. People pulled on sweaters and put on their heaviest coats – parkas and ski coats with fringe around the hoods – and they put on hats. Mother Nature was fierce that day. It was a clear, dry day and that brisk temperature kept us all

on our toes. On days like this one of the things I like to do is cook a rump roast pot roast in my crockpot or in a big pot on the stove. Then I boil some noodles and serve the pot roast and noodles with some red cabbage. Or if I am not in the mood for noodles I serve it with potatoes – either mashed potatoes or baked potatoes. Either one will do. My relatives always enjoy eating it and any leftovers we have always seem to store well in the refrigerator and taste great the next day or the day after that. Practically all of the work has been done – it’s just a matter of reheating everything and adding a fresh vegetable to the meal. That pot roast dinner makes for a perfect dinner on a day when it’s so cold out, when people walking around happen to look like Eskimos on Long Island.

There Are Footprints in “Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow”

I recently read a crime novel that held my interest because it has so many twists and turns. “Miss Smilla’s Feeling For Snow” is a 1992 novel by Danish author Peter Hoeg. The book begins at a funeral for six-year-old Isaiah Christiansen, a Greenlander who lives in Copenhagen with his widowed mother. One of the people at the funeral is 37-year-old Smilla Jaspersen. She is a Greenlander who’s half Inuit, half Danish. The official story of Isaiah’s death is that he was playing on the roof of the building where he lived and had a tragic fall. Jaspersen, who lives in the same building as the Christiansens, goes to the roof where the accident happened. When she gets to the roof and begins to look around, she begins to feel that Isaiah Christiansen’s death was not an accident. She grew up in Greenland and understands snow and ice. What the snow on the roof tells her is that something or someone drove the boy off the roof. She thinks that he wasn’t playing on the roof, he was running away from something. This is what the footprints tell her. Jaspersen goes to the authorities but she doesn’t feel that she’s being taken seriously. She does her own investigating. Jaspersen discovers that Isaiah Christiansen’s father died during an expedition to Greenland which was an expedition that Isaiah had joined. Delving deeper, Jaspersen begins to look into the circumstances of the expedition. I won’t go into more details or I’ll give the whole story away. I will say that the character of Smilla Jaspersen is interesting. She usually keeps to herself. Jaspersen is not a detective or private investigator. In many ways, there’s no reason for her to be involved in the case at all. But Jaspersen is a scientist. She understands physics, mathematics, snow and ice. She is also intuitive. Her Inuit background has given her

a deep sense of the land and the way that people and land interact. As Smilla Jaspersen puts it, she has “a feeling for snow.” She has made a commitment to find out what happened to her young neighbor, Isaiah. “Miss Smilla’s Feeling For Snow” won a Silver Dagger award, given by the Crime Writers Association, in 1994. It’s a fascinating crime novel, a whodunit? – and it’s set in snow.

Treading Lightly

Walking gingerly on the snow and ice of winter forces me to use different leg muscles – and so does the ice skating that I like to do only in this coldest of seasons. When my local pond freezes, some friends and I pull out our ice skates that have been packed away for months, polish them up and whirl about on the ice, looking at the snow-covered world around us through eyes that take everything in and see this as a wonderful season. The two-week cold span on Long Island and much of the northeast from 12/25-17 – 1/8/18 brought us 13 to 16 inches of snow from that “bomb cyclone” winter storm on Jan. 4 and because of that practically all of Long Island’s schools were closed on Jan. 4 and 5. Mail delivery was suspended for a day. I only went outside to extract my car from the snow. Brushing it off and freeing it from its outdoor parking space was a job. And what frigid temperatures! I had never heard so much about cold snaps and arctic winds from Canada and what that “polar vortex” was as I did during those two weeks. I got a real education. The local and national meteorologists were adding some new words to my vocabulary. Looking at a map of western Canada, I tried to figure out exactly where all of this very cold, dry air was coming from. On Jan. 12, 2018, the temperature hit 56 degrees and steam rose from the snow piles on the streets and grass because the contrast between the cold snow and the warm temperatures was so great. Driving along Jericho Tpke. in Mineola and Hillside Avenue in Williston Park was a little eerie because normally Long Island doesn’t get so much fog. The next day the temperatures plummeted to 13 degrees and when they added in the wind chill, it definitely was cold! I know that it’s winter when I have to put on my snow boots and walk carefully on the snow and ice. I like this quote which British author J. B. Priestley wrote in “First Snow” about winter: “The first fall of snow is not only an event, but it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of world and wake up to find yourself in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment, then where is it to be found?”


Where to Go in 2019: Top Destinations, Travel Trends; National Plan a Vacation Day is Jan. 29 with reindeer skins, warm sleeping bags and a petroleum lamp on a night table. On-site is a cozy wooden cabin with bathrooms and a communal meal area. Although outside temperatures can drop well below freezing, the igloos remain around 32ºF, with specialized outdoor bedding and gear providing coziness and comfort. “The best Arctic adventures are about experiencing authentic moments and creating lifelong memories,” notes Jonny Cooper, founder of Off the Map Travel. “As soon as you enter the igloo, you see the craftsmanship that goes into its creation, a skill that’s been passed down through generations. It’s quite special to lie back and sleep there just as the Inuits have done for thousands of years,” he continued. As an example, a 5-day 4-night Ilulissat Igloo Experience itinerary,  offered from the end of January 2019 to the beginning of April, is priced from $1304 per person including three nights on a B&B basis at Hotel Arctic in a double room, one night in an ice-hewn igloo at Igloo Village, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, two Northern Lights safaris, and transfers. Flights are additional. This project is supported by Interreg Nord and the Visit Arctic Europe  project, developing travel to the Arctic Europe region. Another option:   This summer, Off the Map Travel invites you to spend a night on a glacie, in a prime viewing area for Norway’s polar bears. On the island of Svalbard, high up in the Arctic Circle, guests will stay at the exclusive Nordenskiold Lodge located at the foot of the blue glacier. There, with almost no sounds to distract, guests will hear

the ice creaking and cracking as the glacier moves along its slow journey. Guests will also have the chance to observe the island’s variety of wildlife including its most famous residents, the polar bear. Bookable now, the new “Night on a Glacier” program is offered from May - September 2019. Each itinerary is customized to meet the interests and needs of the participants. “This is a spectacular opportunity for adventure lovers,” Cooper commented. “Svalbard is one of the world’s best spots for seeing wildlife, with May to September the optimal months as the snow has melted. And at the expedition lodge, you’ll enjoy all manner of amenities and comforts with the chance to see polar bears.” From Longyearbyen, the arrival point on the island, guests begin their Arctic journey with a summer dogsledding expedition before joining a guide on a  Zodiac boat cruise  around the coast to search for walrus, whales and polar bears on the way to the Nordenskiold Lodge The adventure continues at the lodge with a  guided glacier climb  to the source,  kayaking,  and a  photo walk amid spectacular scenery where a chance for wildlife encounters is possible around every turn.  In the evening, guests enjoy camaraderie and meals at the lodge, a traditional sauna experience, and further opportunities for wildlife viewing from the indoor coziness of the lodge “Summer on Svalbard offers an Arctic destination where wildlife spotting and mild temperatures ensure its stature as a new luxury adventure holiday destination for 2019.” A five-day “Night on a Glacier” itinerary with Off the Map Travel costs

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from $8353 per person, based on double occupancy. Included are all transfers, three nights in Longyearbyen on a B&B basis, two nights at Nordenskiold Lodge on a full board basis, kayaking, Zodiac boat safari, glacier climb, and summer dogsledding. Flights are additional. Itineraries can be customized to add additional days and nights. (https:// norway/svalbard/longyearbyen/) For more information on tailor-made Off the Map Travel itineraries  visit; call 1-646-701-0041; email  info@offthemap. travel. 2019 World Travel Championship Offers $50,000 Prize Think you are a master intrepid traveler? A $50,000 winner-take-all cash prize awaits the first-place team in the 2019 edition of the world travel championship. The world travel championship, known as The  Global Scavenger Hunt, set to take place over 23-days between  April 12 and May 4, 2019, is accepting applications for entry. Eager  Indiana Jones-type of adventurers wanting to test their  travel IQ  against other travelers in an extraordinary around-the-world travel adventure competition that crowns The World’s Greatest Travelers,  can apply at  The unique event will test participants skills by visiting 10 secret countries that nobody can prepare for or do prior research. It is the ultimate  Blind Date with the World.  “Prize money provides inspiration,” says Event Director William Chalmers, “We want the best international travelers to participate. The 2019 event will find out if travel writers and bloggers know the world as well as they claim to; whether social media influencers and travel agents know anything about travel; and whether some of the world’s ‘most traveled people’ and  Amazing Race wannabe’s actually have any realworld travel skills. Participating and winning our $50,000 winner-take-all prize, will be the ultimate proof.”  The 2019 event will pit  savvy international travelers against each other visiting ten secret destinations and then having the competitors  unravel a blitz of highly authentic, participatory and challenging culturally-oriented scavenges, like: meditating with monks,  training elephants, taking flamenco lessons, cooking regional dishes with local celebrity chefs, searching out Lost Cities, cracking sacred temple mysteries, joining in local celebrations, and learning languages enough to decipher scavenger hunt clues.  Trusting strangers in strange lands will be their

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focus as they circle the globe for three weeks. And a $50,000 first place prize and the title of  The World’s Greatest Travelers  await the travelers worthy enough to win the 2019 world travel championship.   Event participation is open but limited. The $25,000 per team entry fee includes: all international airfare, First Class hotels, 40% of meals, and special event travel gear. All travelers are interviewed for suitability and single travelers are welcome to apply. For additional information visit, or contact GreatEscape  Adventures Inc., at +1.310.281.7809. (CST#2071053-40) The World Comes Together at New York Times Travel Show Want more ideas, to get a taste of faraway cultures and access to discounts and specials? The whole world of travel comes together at the upcoming New York Times Travel Show, taking place January 25- 27 (trade day is January 25) at the Javits Center in New York City. The three-day showcase, the largest travel show in North America, features global cuisine tastings, cultural performances, travel book signings, one-onone conversations with travel experts, travel seminars and special discounts and offers from over 600 exhibitors. For the first time a passport acceptance event, hosted by  the US State Department’s  Bureau of Consular Affairs, will also be held. For more information, www. ______________________________________ © 2019 Travel Features Syndicate, a division of Workstyles, Inc. All rights reserved. Visit, & TravelFeaturesSyndicate/. Blogging at goingplacesnearandfar. & moralcompasstravel. info. Send comments or questions to Tweet @ TravelFeatures. ‘Like’ us at facebook. com/NewsPhotoFeatures

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harvesting too soon or too late could effect the overall taste and flavor. A machine harvest helps to ensure that the 110 acre land, with its 55 acre vineyard is well pruned and maintained. “At Fox Run, we grow a vinifera grape which is a common European grape that is cultivated in many varieties. If the grapes are left on the vine too long, the flavor is too sweet and that doesn’t make for good wine.” While Scott and his wife run the dayto-day operations at the vineyard, the

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Zafonte’s contribute by helping to promote the product on Long Island and in the city, as well as attending wine tasting and other events. “We go up fairly regularly for harvest time and other events and help to oversee the distribution of our product in this general region,” said Zafonte. He added that Fox Run usually sells 15,000 to 18,000 cases of wines per year. For all of his time spent around grapes and wine, Zafonte said that the most popular flavor for consumers is the Riesling, with its preserved chardonnay and oak flavor.

Community Club to present acclaimed Mr. Rogers documentary On Wednesday, January 16th at 1:30 p.m. in the GC Casino the Community Club will present the acclaimed documentary about the life and career of the celebrated children’s television personality, Fred (Mr.) Rogers. It is aptly titled “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”. There will be a coffee/tea hour before the film at 12:30 p.m. “For over thirty years, Fred Rogers, an unassuming minister, puppeteer, writer and producer was beamed daily into homes across America. In his beloved television program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Fred and his cast of puppets and friends spoke directly to young children about some of life’s weightiest issues, in a simple, direct fashion. There hadn’t been anything like Mr. Rogers on television before and there hasn’t been since… “In Won’t You Be My Neighbor?,

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (Twenty Feet from Stardom) looks back on the legacy of Fred Rogers, focusing on his radically kind ideas. While the nation changed around him, Fred Rogers stood firm in his beliefs about the importance of protecting childhood…” – excerpts from Focus Features promotion You won’t want to miss this beautifully produced and moving film! This special presentation is open to guests and nonmembers for a $5.00 fee. The Community Club, established in 1919, offers a wide variety of cultural, educational, creative and philanthropic programs and activities. To learn more about the Community Club and how you may become a member, please call the office at (516) 746-0488 between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.

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HOLA’s members celebrating its annual Christmas Party On December 9th, HOLA of Garden City celebrated its annual Christmas party at the Ethical Humanistic Society of Garden City. The party was filled with fun kids activities, music, delicious food from Spain & Latin America, as

well as a special visit from Santa. This year’s party had a huge turnout. All members were able to enjoy a special evening with old friends as well meet new members. Founded in 2004 by a group of

Hispanic descent women, HOLA of Garden City, Inc. is a non-profit organization. Its mission is to unite Hispanic families within Garden City in order to preserve their heritage and the richness of their Spanish culture and lan-

HOLA Board (from left to right): Secretary Adriana Marin, Vice President Granya Vazquez, President Sandra Cadavid, and Treasurer Jessica Dowd-Wilde

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guage. For further information on how to help fund HOLA’s GCHS scholarship or on how to become a HOLA member, contact or send a message to HOLA of Garden City Facebook page.

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GC women’s fencing victory against Syosset The Garden City High School women’s fencing team beat Syosset 24-3 at the High School on Saturday January 5th. The cafeteria was noisy as both the men and women’s teams competed and cheered for their teammates. Lead by Coach Appelman, the women’s team looked confident, improving their precision and footwork in all three weapons. The strong win allowed for substitutions later in the meet, giving newer fencers time on the strip. Junior Julia Flaherty got a chance to fence épée for the first time, scoring 3 points as her teammates cheered her on. “In a way we act like a family”, said Flaherty,

“The captains always help out the younger fencers.” Saturday’s Lineup: Saber FencersSaber Captain Senior Alex Michaels, Junior Kayla Quinn, Sophomores Annalise Etienne and Riley DeGearo. Foil Fencers- Senior Foil Co-Captains Rosie Lynch and Zoe Heath, Juniors Allison McDonald, Christina Marciano, and Julia Cowie, and Freshman Kaitlyn Fuocco. Épée Fencers- Épee Captain/ Junior Mary Foxen; Juniors Lynnie Kiely, Gianna Buckley, Caitlyn Eckna, and Julia Flaherty . Come cheer on the Trojans at their next home meet on Monday Jan. 14th.

Coach Appelman with the team

Zoe Heath (foil captain) wins her bout

Lynnie Kiely (épée) wins her bout

Mary Foxen (épée captain) wins her bout

Christina Marciano (foil) wins her bout

Allison McDonald (foil) wins her bout

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Julia Flaherty (épée) scores 3 touches in her first bout!

Kaitlin Fuoco (foil) scores 3 touches in her first bout!

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Garden City Pool News

GCAA girls travel basketball team kicks off season at Hofstra

Fun in the sun starts on June 8th

Is it Pool Season Yet?

Tired of the cold? Just a gentle reminder that we will be ready for another ‘Fun in the Sun’ Pool season starting Saturday, June 8th at the Garden City Pool. Let the countdown begin!

Garden City Pool Sponsorship Opportunity

Let us help in getting your company’s name and service out to the community! 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 63rd 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! If any business would like to become a sponsor at the Garden City Pool this season, please contact Tom McGerty at 465-4075 to learn what sponsorship opportunity fits your business.

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Left to right (sitting): Alexa Marshall, Emily Ingersoll (standing): Molly DeAlbuquerque, Katherine O’Hanlon, Caitlyn Powell, Gwendolyn Hart, Chloe Mirabella, Kaitlyn Santopietro. Not shown: Breanna Santopietro and Marisa Patrissi The GCAA girls travel basketball squad kicked off its 1-1 season this past week with a night out at the Hofstra Womens Game. The GCAA girls shared their magic touch with the Hofstra Pride, forming a high-five tunnel

during player introductions. The girls then showed off their moves with an intrasquad game at halftime in front of the Hofstra crowd. A great start to what has the foundation for a fantastic season for the GCAA squad.

TMA Booster Club News

Happy New Year to all that have giving their support….

GCHS Sports Home Schedule

Boys Varsity Basketball- 1/11 vs Mepham at 6:30 pm at GCHS. Girls Varsity Basketball- 1/16 vs Calhoun at 6:30 pm at GCHS, 1/17 vs Our Lady of Mercy at 5pm at GCHS. Boys and Girls Fencing- 1/14 vs GNN at 5 pm GCHS, 1/16 vs Wheatley at 5 pm GCHS Wrestling- 1/15 vs Chaminade at 6 pm at GCHS

New Members

We are always looking for new members to get involved. We need as many volunteers as we can get. So if you are an interested dad or mom, please contact us at

Family/Senior Membership

We need your support for Garden City school athletics and organizations through Family and Senior memberships, so please get them in. You can also purchase them online and pay for

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Who We Are

For over 80 years, TMA has been the main booster club to support the athletic and social activities of the students of the Garden City School system. We have helped fundraise for those groups that ask for our support, and we have also promoted good sportsmanship as well as ideal citizenship. The TMA is composed of around 60 Directors and 50 Life Directors. We have over 400 Family and Senior Members. The generous support from the residents of GC have helped the TMA provide raffle prizes for the TMA/Friends of Music “Rock for the Kids” and also a robotic prize for the STEM program. We have also helped with transportation for sports teams to their camps and tournaments. SEPTA Wine tasting fundraiser is one of our events that is sold out annually. We have helped Best Buddies, CPR Training for coaches, HUDL for the athletic teams and many more. TMA also runs the Father/Daughter Dance

and Mother/Son Dance annually with the use of volunteers to bring this special night together. We also run the BAA/GAA award dinner annually for all student athletes of GCHS. Without your support these special events would NOT BE possible. So we THANK YOU ahead of time.

Upcoming Events

Father/Daughter Dance: June 21st, 2019 Mother/Son Dance: June 22nd, 2019 Director and Volunteer Meeting: TBA Thanks for all your support! It takes all the organizations behind the scene

to keep the GC Schools at the top of the list…. GO Trojans!

Next Meeting

If you would like to come down and join us, what we do will be posted shortly on the website.

TMA Officers:

Jimmy Connolly- President Rob Cappello- Co-President Bob Leggett- Treasurer Pat McElroy- Co-Treasurer Luke Lynch Bob Basel Rob McLoughlin Pete Haeffner John Blair

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Pee-Wee Sports Mini Sampler for Children Ages 4 & 5 Years

The Garden City Recreation Department will offer our poplar PeeWee Sports Sampler program this winter for children ages 4 & 5 who are Residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City. This six-week session is for the children to get a taste of the program with longer sessions planned after the holidays. This program has been designed to provide an opportunity to try a wide variety of sports with basic instruction. This program will take place in St. Paul’s Fieldhouse beginning the week of February 4 and will run for 55 minutes. Our Sampler will incorporate new skills and free play in a non-competitive atmosphere. A different sport will be offered each week. Classes will be held according to the following schedule: Mondays 1:30 to 2:25 pm Tuesdays 10:30 to 11:25 am Tuesdays 1 to 1:55 pm Wednesdays 1:30 to 2:25 pm The cost of this program is $105 each session. To register for this program, please visit the Recreation and Parks Office at 108 Rockaway Ave., or if you have a password you can register online at

Family Show in Cluett Hall on February 3

Garden City Recreation and Parks will sponsor a performance of The Cat in the Hat on Sunday, February 3rd at 1 pm in St. Paul’s Cluett Hall. Plaza Theatrical Productions will delight us with their rendition of this wonderful show. Admission is $5.00 and reservations are necessary by calling the Recreation and Parks Office at 465-4075.

Family Fun Time on Sundays

On Sunday afternoons beginning January 13, St. Paul’s Field House will be open for “Family Fun” for Village families. This open time provides the opportunity for families to enjoy various gym activities in an indoor environment. The gym will be available for use from 2:45 to 5:45 pm each Sunday until March 10. This time is designated for family time only. No organized practices or workouts will be allowed. Although there will be staff to monitor activity, this is not a drop off program. We ask the elementary aged children be accompanied by an adult. For the safety of our users, no lacrosse or baseball equipment, or any other sport involving stick equipment will be allowed.

“Crayola World of Design" Art Class

Garden City Recreation and Parks is pleased to offer the “Crayola World of Design” art class for grades K – 4. The after-school enrichment program incorporates different art techniques while your child uses their imagination

for this session “Crayola Art Passport” with art techniques from around the world. Classes will be held on Mondays from 4 to 5 pm beginning January 28. Each class is one hour long and will be held in the St. Paul’s Center at 108 Rockaway Ave. The cost for this program will be $140, checks only, made payable to “Mad Science of Long Island”. Space is limited! To register for this program, please visit the Recreation and Parks Office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

-Choose the days and times you are available to play -Self rate your tennis ability -Either drop off or mail your application with a check for $290 made payable to the Inc. Village of Garden City to the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. by January 28. Classes will then be made by grouping people of similar abilities according to the dates they are available. Your check will not be cashed until you are entered in a class.

Sneakers must be worn for any activity in the field house and only water is allowed. Please Note- Once the children are in our facility, they will not be allowed to leave unless accompanied by an adult. Please come into the building to pick up your child. Space is limited! Please visit our office at 108 Rockaway Ave. with a $40 registration fee to register, or if you have a password you can register online at

Mad Science Registration

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After School Gym Program for Grades 2 to 6 - Session 2

Garden City Recreation and Parks is offering “Mad Science” for grades K – 3. This fun after school program is hands-on and interactive and is sure to spark the imagination of the children involved. Classes will be held on Tuesdays from 4 to 5 pm beginning January 29. Each class is one hour long and will be held in the St. Paul’s Center at 108 Rockaway Ave. The cost for this program will be $140, checks only, made payable to “Mad Science of Long Island”. Space is limited! To register for this program, please visit the Recreation and Parks Office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

“Open Gym” for Grades 7 through 12

The Garden City Recreation Department is pleased to announce that this winter we will sponsor an Open Gym program for Middle and High School aged students. This program will be conducted weekday afternoons after school in the St. Paul’s Field House. Our Winter Open Gym Program will provide the students an opportunity to participate in after school activities in a supervised setting. This program will begin on Tuesday January 8 and will be open every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 pm until 6 pm. This program ends on Thursday, March 14. Please Note: This is a time set aside for middle and high school students for enjoy our facility while having fun with their friends. NO organized practices may take place at this time. Since the Recreation Department will provide supervision, no adults will be allowed in this field house at this time.

Adult Tennis Lesson Registration Starting

Registration for the Winter session of our Adult Tennis Lessons has now started. Classes are played at the Community Park Tennis Center. Our ten week, one hour class will cost $290. Classes will begin the week of February 4th. Our Recreation Department offers lessons for adults in all ability levels. In order to create sessions geared to the needs of our residents, we are asking any adult who is a resident in the Inc. Village of Garden City and is interested in our tennis lessons to fill out an interest sheet. On this sheet you will:

Our Dance Company’s Adult Performance Group will begin on Thursday, January 24. Classes are held each Thursday in St. Paul’s Cluett Hall from 8 to 9 pm. Anyone who is interested in learning ballet, jazz, and hip hop can join this group. The group practices each week and learns choreographed routines that will be performed in our annual showcase. This class will be taught by Felicia Lovaglio. To register, please visit the Recreation and Parks office at 108 Rockaway Avenue or, if you have a password you can register online at

Registration for Youth Yoga Announced

Connie McKnight, our certified yoga instructor, has designed youth yoga classes for ages 6 - 18. Each class in our ten week session is 55 minutes long. All classes will begin on January 17 and will be held in St. Paul’s Center. Any resident of the Inc. Village of Garden City in this age group is invited to join these relaxing classes. The cost of this 10 week session will be $ 105. The course schedule is as follows: Ages 6 – 8 Thursdays at 4:15 pm Ages 9 – 12 Thursdays at 5:15 pm Ages 13 – 18 Thursdays at 6:15 pm To register for any of these classes please visit the Recreation and Parks Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue or, if you have a password, you can register online at

After School Gym Program for Grades K and 1 – Session 2

The Garden City Recreation Department is pleased to announce that this winter, the Recreation Staff will conduct a gym program for children in kindergarten and 1st grade. This program will consist of organized games and activities in a supervised setting. This program will run on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5 pm in St. Paul’s Field House. There is a $40 registration fee for this program and a permission slip is necessary. No fees will be taken at the door. For further information contact the Recreation Office at 465-4075. Meeting Dates – January 30, February 6, 13, 27, March 6, 13

The Garden City Recreation Department is pleased to announce that this winter the Recreation Staff will conduct a six week gym program for children in grades 2 - 6. The registration fee for this program is $40. The program will consist of organized games and activities in a supervised setting. This six week program will run from 3:30 to 5:45 pm in St. Paul’s Field House according to the following schedule: Grades 2-3 Mondays from 3:30 – 5:45 pm beginning February 4 Grades 4-6 Fridays from 3:30 – 5:45 pm beginning February 1 Sneakers must be worn for any activity in the field house and only water is allowed in the facility. Please Note- Once the children are in our facility, they will not be allowed to leave unless accompanied by an adult. Please come into the building to pick up your child and please be prompt. Space is limited. To register, please visit the Recreation and Parks Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. with a $40 registration fee made payable to the Inc. Village of Garden City, or, if you have a password you can register online at www.

Space Adventure with Bricks4Kidz

Join us for a Space Adventure! During this 6-week session we will be building models inspired by the NASA space program. This session is packed with models that will make your imagination blast off! At the end of the 6-week session children will go home with a LEGO minifigure! Bricks4Kidz classes build on the popular LEGO bricks to deliver high-quality educational play. Each hour-long class is an engaging experience for your child with a new project each week. Our unique models aren’t the kits you find on the shelves of a toy store. They’re designed by Bricks4Kidz to teach concepts across a variety of subject areas. This class is open to Garden City residents in grades 1-4 and will be held on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 pm in St.Paul’s Cluett Hall. The cost is $135 per child for the six week session. Registration is limited to 12 children. Please make checks payable to Bricks 4 Kidz.

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VILLAGE SPORTS Men's Saturday Basketball at the Middle School

Recreation and Parks sponsors Men’s basketball in the Middle School south gym on Saturdays from 8:30 to 11:30 am. Games are strictly pickup and are open to residents and their guest. Play will continue through February 16.

Registration for Winter Youth Tennis Lessons Begins

We are pleased to announce the start of registration for our WINTER Tennis Program for children at the Community Park Tennis Center. Classes are held weekdays with some levels on Saturdays. A full schedule of classes can be found at the Recreation and Parks Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. or on our website at Classes will begin on Monday, January 7. All classes will run for 10 weeks. To register for a class, please visit our office or website or, if you have a password you can register online at An explanation of each level of classes is as follows:

Tots Ages 4-5 (not in kindergarten) and PeeWee Ages 5 (in kindergarten) to 7 - Introduction to tennis, emphasizing basic movement and striking skills in a fun game playing environment. Novice - Ages 6 to 7 - Continued development of basic movement and striking skills on a full size court. Serving and scorekeeping will be introduced. Past tennis experience required. Junior - Ages 8 to 11 - Extension of Novice Level program. Continued emphasis on striking concepts, movement, and skills related to tennis play. Junior Advanced - Ages 8 to 11 For the more serious, more advanced students. These lessons are offered in ½ hr time slots. Experience required. Senior - Ages 12 and older Extension of Junior Program, continued emphasis on fundamentals and skills related to tennis play. Senior Advanced - Ages 12 and older - For the more serious, more advanced student. These lessons are offered in 1½ hour time slots. Experience required.

Celebrating 30 years of folk music on Long Island On Friday, January 18, Our Times Coffeehouse presents folk troubadour Bill Staines, who is one of the most durable and beloved singers on the folk music circuit today. His annual January visit is a Coffeehouse tradition. OTC is now celebrating 30 years of presenting the best in folk music, and Bill has been with us since that first year. Staines has 26 recordings to his credit and has written over 300 songs, many of which have been recorded by the likes of Peter, Paul, and Mary, Makem and Clancy, Nanci Griffith, Glen Yarborough, and Jerry Jeff Walker. His music is sung at campfires and folk music gatherings, in homes and churches, all around the country. Songs like “All God’s Critters,” “The Roseville Fair,” “Child of Mine,” and “River” have become folk music classics. On stage, Staines is an intimate, compelling performer, out of the folk scene of the 1960s, encouraging his audience to sing with him on his chorus songs. He will mix in traditional tunes with his own contemporary folk ballads. His humorous tales of life on the road and

observations of everyday people provide an entertaining blend of story and song. Doors open at 7:15 pm that evening for ticket sales. The suggested donations are $20 adults and $15 students with ID; sorry, no pre-sales are available. Our Times Coffeehouse is in the Ethical Humanist Society building on Old Country Road, two miles west of Meadowbrook Parkway next to the blue water tower. For more information, please visit www.ourtimescoffeehouse. org or call 516-741-7304. Our Times Coffeehouse, staffed entirely with volunteers, has been presenting live music for 30 years. OTC is dedicated to supporting affordable folk music on Long Island, and over the years has hosted hundreds of outstanding performers in a warm, intimate setting. The Our Times Coffeehouse is a joint project of the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island (EHS) and the Long Island Progressive Coalition (LIPC), with the assistance of the Research and Education Project of Long Island (REP-LI).

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GCAA Basketball Results Week 4 Girls 2nd and 3rd Grade Standings

Team Won Lost Cavs 4 0 Celtics 4 0 Knicks 4 0 Nuggets 4 0 Spurs 4 0 Suns 4 0

Girls 4th thru 6th Grade Results

Date Score 1/5/2019 Nets 24 Spurs 23 1/5/2019 Celtics 16 Suns 12 1/5/2019 Knicks 21 Nuggets 13

Girls 4th thru 6th Grade Standings

Team Won Lost Celtics 3 0 Knicks 3 1 Suns 3 1 Nuggets 1 2 Cavs 1 2 Nets 1 2 Spurs 0 4

Boys 2nd Grade Standings

Team Won Lost Cavs 4 0 Celtics 4 0 Heat 4 0 Knicks 4 0 Nets 4 0 Nuggets 4 0 Spurs 4 0 Suns 4 0

Boys 3rd Grade Results

Date Score 1/5/2019 Heat 32 Nets 13 1/5/2019 Spurs 15 Cavs 14 1/5/2019 Celtics 17 Suns 16 1/5/2019 Nuggets 26 Knicks 18

Boys 3rd Grade Standings

Team Won Lost Heat 3 1 Nuggets 3 1 Spurs 3 1 Suns 2 2 Nets 2 2 Knicks 2 2 Celtics 1 3 Cavs 0 4

Boys 4th Grade Results

Date Score 1/5/2019 Celtics 34 Knicks 19 1/5/2019 Spurs 28 Cavs 20 1/5/2019 Suns 16 Nuggets 14

Boys 4th Grade Standings

Team Won Lost Suns 3 1

Spurs 3 Knicks 2 Nuggets 2 Celtics 2 Cavs 0

1 2 2 2 4

Boys 5th Grade Results

Date Score 1/5/2019 Suns 33 Celtics 24 1/5/2019 Heat 22 Nets 18 1/5/2019 Cavs 37 Spurs 34 1/5/2019 Nuggets 33 Knicks 30

Boys 5th Grade Standings

Team Won Lost Cavs 4 0 Heat 3 1 Knicks 2 2 Celtics 2 2 Suns 2 2 Nets 1 3 Spurs 1 3 Nuggets 1 3

Boys 6th Grade Results

Date Score 1/5/2019 Knicks 47 Nuggets 30 1/5/2019 Nets 36 Heat 35 1/5/2019 Suns 50 Celtics 40 1/5/2019 Cavs 37 Spurs 30

Boys 6th Grade Standings

Team Nets Knicks Suns Cavs Heat Nuggets Celtics Spurs

Won Lost 4 0 3 1 3 1 2 2 1 2 1 3 1 3 0 3

Tied 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

Boys 7th and 8th Grade Results

Date Score 1/4/2019 Suns 47 Spurs 37 1/4/2019 Knicks 49 Celtics 41 1/4/2019 Wolves 58 Nets 53 1/4/2019 Cavs 62 Heat 49 1/4/2019 Pacers 43 Nuggets 42

Boys 7th and 8th Grade Standings

Team Won Lost Cavs 4 0 Heat 3 1 Wolves 3 1 Pacers 3 1 Spurs 2 2 Knicks 2 2 Suns 1 3 Nuggets 1 3 Nets 1 3 Celtics 0 4

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Prior to the holiday break, on December 19, 2018, GC hosted undefeated Great Neck South and suffered its first loss by a score of 11-16. In foil, Captain Zach Ortiz went 3-0, Sebastian Vazquez went 2-1, and Andrew Burns went 1-2. The remaining wins were in épée by Ryan Bradley, Sean Maas and Jimmy Wu; and in saber by Logan O’Grady and Co-Captain Christos Yannios. The team then traveled to face Jericho on January 2nd and came up short by a score of 10-17. In épée, Sean Maas was 3-0 and Jimmy Wu also had a nice win. In foil, Zach Ortiz was 2-1; in saber, Logan O’Grady (2-1), Co-Captain Christian Durante (1-2), and Christos Yannios (1-2) rounded out the scoring. The team had a nice bounce back win on January 5th against Syosset and prevailed by a score of 22-5. In saber, Christos Yannios, Logan O’Grady and Christian Durante all went (2-0). In foil, Sebastian Vazquez went (3-0) and both Zach Ortiz and Andrew Burns went (2-0). As the 14 points needed to win

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GCHS men’s varsity fencing 6-2 after four meet split

the match was reached early, freshman foilists Jordan DeNaro and Ioakim Marinos saw their first varsity action. There were also wins in épée by Sean Maas and Bryce Morrison. On January 8th, the team defeated Manhasset (which lacked foilists) 23-4. Wins were earned in saber by Logan O’Grady (2-0), and both Christos Yannios and Christian Durante had wins as well. In épée, Ryan Bradley led the pack (3-0), followed by Bryce Morrison (2-0) and Jimmy Wu (2-1). The remaining season schedule: (all meets at 5 p.m.) 1/14: Great Neck North 1/16: Wheatley 1/18: @ Great Neck South 1/19: @ Wheatley 1/28: Oyster Bay Home meets take place at the GCHS cafeteria. Come on down to catch this exciting sport and cheer for the Trojans as they finish up the regular season and position themselves for a playoff run! Go Trojans!

DeNaro gets some pointers from the captain before his first bout

Foil Captain Zach Ortiz (right) prepares to attack

Io Marinos takes the piste for the first time!

Sebastian Vazquez scores on a long lunge

Sean Maas (right) goes low and scores in épée

Jordan DeNaro (right) wins his debut!

Christian Durante (right) fencing saber at Jericho

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TMA Alumni Basketball Game ends in exciting overtime

Great time had by all the alumni of GCHS Basketball

On Saturday January 5th, the TMA held the GCHS Alumni Basketball Game after a great boys basketball victory over Herricks. The game had over 25 stars from years ago who got together for the camaraderie and laughs and good times. The game was started by the appearance of the Beradino brothers (’68/’69), showing that the GC alumni still love the game. There were also the GCHS alltime leading scorer Andrew DeSantis and #2 leading scorer James Mastaglio, both showing they still have what it takes on the court. The coaches for the game were Bill Horstmann (1973) and Gerry Kelly (1975), who did a tremendous job as this was the closest alumni game to date. With Rick Herbst (1975) winning the jump ball, the game was off and running. The 2018 team, which was 22-0 and Nassau County Champs, returned to last year’s stomping grounds to start their alumni career. The men put on quite a show and was a game of runs. Bethany LeSueur (2001), the women’s all time everything, was in attendance to watch some basketball and have some laughs. Although not able to play this year, she vows to return in the future

and will be recruiting the ladies to play. Thanks to all the alumni that turned out to play and then gathered at Doc O’Grady’s for the great stories and watching the replay of the electrifying game. The game ended in a 63-63 time at the end of regulation and Coach Kelly’s team won by 1point in OT. A big thanks goes out to TMA Directors Bob Basel and Mickey Paxton (1979), Jimmy Connolly (1987) and TMA President Rob Cappello (1989) for all their help in getting the word out and the shirts for the teams. We would also like to thank Coach Hegmann and AD Dawn Cerrone with assisting in getting everything set up at the court and also the GCHS boys basketball team for their help on the court with refereeing(although nothing was called till 3min left in game) and scoreboard assisting. Also a big shout out has to go to the man behind the mic with the quick jabs at the alumni and referees Michael Paxton (2013) and sidekick Jack O’Brien (2013). As always, great job. Hope to see all next year…when a new group of alumni will be back, and hopefully more!

Joe (1968) and Michael (1969) Beradino leading the alumni charge

Coach Horstmann(1973) in disbelief that his play worked

Jim Mullooly (1980) evening the score with some clutch free throws

James Mastaglio(1994) finding the range and Rick Herbst(1975) giving him some room for air ball

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All-time leading scorer Andrew DeSantis(2018) running the break

Mickey Paxton (1979) couldn’t find the range with tight defense from Connolly(1987

Coach Kelly(1975) calling out last minute instructions to his team

James Mastaglio (’94), Jimmy Connolly (’87), Mickey Paxton (79), and Rob Cappello (’89 & TMA president)

Mic’d up with Michael Paxton (’13) and Jack O’Brien (’13)

TMA Directors Jimmy Connolly and BIG thanks to Bob Basel

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Garden City varsity basketball secures first conference win

The Garden City High School boys varsity basketball team

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The Garden City High School boys varsity basketball team won its first league game last week with a 60-57 win over Herricks. Tommy Franz was on fire, hitting six 3 pointers for a total of 24 points to lead the scoring for GC. Gavin Pappas had 10 points, and Billy Duff and Luke each added 9 points, while James Basile and Jack Downey each had 4 points as the team improved its league record to 1-2. Gavin Paskewitz and Aidan Long came off the bench to spark a great defense while Mike Deluca and Brian Wood brought energy to the game and helped to secure the win. In another game last week, the boys lost a close league match up against Valley Stream Central 68-65. It was a close game throughout with Tommy Franz scoring 17 points, James Basile scoring 15 points, and Billy Duff with 12 points. Gavin Pappas, Jack Downey, and Luke Long each added 7 points.

Mike Deluca, Aidan Long, Chase Gardi, and Brian Wood came off the bench and played great defense down the stretch. The GC Trojans roster is made up of: • Seniors: James Basile (Captain), James Cashwell (Captain), Gavin Pappas (Captain), Joe Scattareggia (Captain), Billy Duff, Cyrus Lalehzar, and Pat Reilly. • Juniors: Chase Gardi, Aidan Long, Joe McNiff, Gavin Paskewitz, and Brian Wood. • Sophomores: Mike Deluca, Jack Downey, Tommy Franz, and Luke Long. • Team Managers: Kostas Adams, Dylan Fu, and Matteo Yepes. The next games are Tuesday, February 8 at MacArthur @ 6:45 and at home on Friday, February 11 @ 6:30 against Mepham. Come out and support the team as they look to get over 500 in league play.

Getting ready to score

College Notes Charlotte Osborn, a 2016 graduate of Garden City High School, achieved Dean’s List High Honors for her academic performance in the Fall 2018 semester at Case Western Reserve University. To achieve this distinction, students must earn a 3.75 or higher grade point average. Charlotte, a junior, is majoring in cognitive neuroscience at the university, located in Cleveland, Ohio n

The Assumption College Department of Athletics has

announced that Lauren Hammersley of Garden City has earned a coveted spot on the 2018-19 Assumption College Women’s Basketball team. Hammersley, Class of 2022, is competing during the Greyhounds’ winter season. The Assumption College Women’s Basketball team was selected sixth in the Northeast Division of the NE10 Preseason Coaches’ Poll. The squad is led by a strong trio of seniors and returning players, who hope to guide the team’s four freshmen to vie for the NE10 Championship this season.


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Saturday, Jan 12th 1:00 – 3:00pm 45 Russell Rd, Garden City, NY 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath. SD #18. MLS# 3084268. $1,849,000.

Saturday, Jan 12th 1:00 – 3:00pm 103 Transverse Rd, Garden City, NY 5-bedroom, 4.5-bath. SD #18. MLS# 3084181. $1,889,000.

Sunday, Jan 13th 1:00–3:00pm 49 Meadow Street, Garden City, NY 5-bedroom, 3-bath. SD #18. MLS# 3067910. $935,000.

Sunday, Jan 13th 1:00-3:00pm 25 Kensington Road, Garden City, NY 4-bedroom. 3.5-bath. SD #18. MLS# 3075823. $1,475,000.

Garden City, NY 2-bedroom, 2-bath. SD #18. MLS# 3067005. $499,000.

Garden City, NY 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath. SD #18. MLS# 3050208. $669,000.

Garden City, NY 4-bedroom, 2-bath. SD #18. MLS# 3090439. $740,000.

Garden City, NY 3-bedroom, 1.5-bath. SD #18. MLS# 3071781. $749,000.

Garden City, NY 3-bedroom, 2-bath. SD #18. MLS# 3026166. $780,000.

Garden City, NY 4-bedroom, 1.5-bath. SD #18. MLS# 3061824. $799,000.


Garden City, NY 4-bedroom, 2-bath. SD #18. MLS# 3075809. $999,000.



Garden City, NY 4-bedroom, 1.5-bath. SD #18. MLS# 3031377. $999,000.


Garden City, NY 5-bedroom, 3-bath. SD #18. MLS# 3046433. $1,395,000.

Garden City, NY 5-bedroom, 3.5-bath. SD #18. MLS# 3034447. $1,425,000.




Out of Town Listings Saturday, Jan 12th 12:00 – 2:00pm Hempstead, NY Sunday, Jan 13th 2:30 – 4:00pm 4-bedroom, 2-bath. 103 Glenwood Rd, Glenwood Landing, NY SD #1. MLS# 3072529. $310,000. 3-bedroom, 1.5-bath. SD #1. MLS# 3091386. $639,000. U N DE R CONT RACT

Franklin Square, NY 3-bedroom, 2-bath. SD #17. MLS# 3072465. $539,000.


Seaford, NY 2-bedroom, 1-bath. SD #6. MLS# 3064742. $379,000.


Floral Park, NY 4-bedroom, 1.5-bath. SD #22. MLS# 3069765. $643,000.

Floral Park, NY 4-bedroom, 2-bath. SD #22. MLS# 3064334. $524,000.


Bellerose, NY 3-bedroom, 2-bath. SD #26. MLS# 3054945. $799,000.

Floral Park, NY 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath. SD #22. MLS# 3059413. $849,000.

Southampton, NY 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath. SD #6. MLS# 3068772. $1,750,000.

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Roslyn, NY 5-bedroom, 4.5-bath. SD #3. MLS# 3089371. $1,899,000.

New Hyde Park, NY 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath. SD #5. MLS# 3090082. $3,700.

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Garden City, NY 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath. SD #18. MLS# 3074901. $4,000.

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111 Cherry Valley Ave, Unit 314 Garden City, NY 2-bedroom, 2.5-bath. SD #18. MLS# 3077798. $6,500/month.

100 Hilton Ave, Unit 808E Garden City, NY 1-bedroom, 1.5-bath. SD #18. MLS# 3060794. $715,000.

111 Cherry Valley Ave, Unit M-21, Garden City, NY 2-bedroom, 2.5-bath SD #18. MLS# 3067051. $950,000.

111 Cherry Valley Ave, Unit 205W Garden City, NY 2-bedroom, 2-bath. SD #18. MLS# 3064538. $1,099,000.

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Let us help you find your dream home this winter! 100 Hilton Ave, Unit 410 Garden City, NY 2-bedroom, 2.5-bath. SD #18. MLS# 3034870. $2,700,000.

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Garden City School District 2018 Real Estate Market Report Ja n u ar y 1st – De ce mbe r 31 st

Yea r Over Yea r


20 17

27 7






Closed Transactions

Avg. Days on Market

Avg. Closed Price

Closed Transactions

Avg. Days on Market

Avg. Closed Price

Cl osed Transacti ons by Pr ice 201 8

Wh ere Buye rs M ove d From 20 1 8

Under $1M: 191

$1M – $1.499M: 64

Garden City: 95

Out of State: 15

$1.5M – $1.999M: 16

$2M – $2.499M: 4

Nassau: 76

Suffolk: 11

Queens: 38

Brooklyn: 7

NYC: 19

No Data: 13

Over $2.5M: 2

International: 3 *All data from MLSLI 1/01/18 – 12/31/18.

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