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LIRR exercises rights to seize Village property in West

ON TO THE PLAYOFFS!

BY RIKKI N. MASSAND

As part of the controversial LIRR Third Track project the New York State Department of Transportation is acquiring property from the village, namely passive greenspaces on the north end of New Hyde Park Road at the intersection with Clinch Avenue next to the New Hyde Park railroad station, west of Greenridge Avenue. The Board of Trustees’ meeting agenda for Thursday night, February 8, listed the purpose behind the acquisitions as use of the parcels as staging areas and related purposes, and New York State has condemned the properties which are adjacent to the existing tracks and along Garden City’s northwest border. Department of Public Works Superintendent Joseph DiFrancisco commented that the long strip of grass featuring the “Welcome to Garden City” is part of this purchase, and the strip on the west end of New

The Garden City High School Boys Basketball team finished its season undefeated (18-0) and is headed to the playoffs. Above, co-captain Andrew DeSantis gets ready to shoot. See pages 60-61.

The Board of Trustees’ meeting held Thursday, February 8 at Village Hall featured a sneak peek into both the upcoming municipal budget workshop and fiscal accountability among various departments, as well as costs related to the much-anticipated summer pool season in Garden City. Kevin Ocker, village department head for Recreation and Parks, described the need to amend the existing and ongoing study for the Village Pool facility, as Cameron Engineering will have a specific

scope of work added to the original proposal it has managed on the bath house project. Corrective measures for the mens’ shower area and courtyard are immediate issues and Cameron is contracted to also perform a study of the pool mechanical and filtration equipment, pool water chemistry, and electrical and ventilation systems. Cameron Engineering’s contract was ballasted with another $18,350 approved by trustees, as the agenda stated funds come out of the pool facility renovations capital project. See page 26

Hyde Park Road would be included. The prices offered are $610,000 for the portion closer to the station and $126,000 for the “Welcome to Garden City” sign’s smaller island. DiFrancisco said the Board of Trustees’ approval for the agenda item would accept the terms stated and it reserved a right for the village to go back at a later date and challenge the costs. Village Attorney Peter Bee told the Board the MTA/ LIRR has the power of condemnation over the property, “even over property owned by Garden City.” He said they exercised the right and already have taken titles for the two parcels in question. “Having taken the title, what is left open is the price to be paid to the village...the process involves making sure that the village gets fair, reasonable compensation for that which has been taken. The execution of these agreements allows See page 27

Election processes debated after CPOA runoff

Pool drainage work, filtering study raises finance questions BY RIKKI N. MASSAND

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BY RIKKI N. MASSAND The next mayor of the Village of Garden City, facing the start of her new Board of Trustees’ term this April after prevailing in a late January Central section runoff, found herself in the middle of a debate over the POA process of nominations at the February 13th meeting of the Central Property Owners Association. During the CPOA meeting, held at

the Golf Club Lane Senior Center, a discussion of the POA election process took place, a subject which had received little attention since 2015, the last time a challenge emerged into a POA runoff election. At that time, the Eastern Property Owners Association held a runoff, ultimately seeing Nicholas Episcopia win the trustee position over Dennis Donnelly and become mayor two months later. His successor, Mayor See page 26

Friends of STEM: Rocking for Robotics PAGE 38 The Heyday of Rock and Roll at GCC T PAGE 25


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A WORD FROM THE PUBLISHER

The crumbling of St. Paul’s An item in the Village’s “Garden City Update” column this week mentions that part of the parking area near the St. Paul’s main building have been blocked off due to falling masonry. This is not the first time this has happened, and only underscores the intractable issue that St. Paul’s has become. The building is gradually crumbling and it seems nothing can be done about it. To see for yourself the condition of the upper stories of the building you can now watch a fabulous video on YouTube shot by a drone as it flies around the site at: www.youtube.com/ watch?v=w_OXQTLwB1I The video, which was posted in 2016, shows damaged masonry, missing roof

tiles and general decay. Next year Garden City will be celebrating its 150th anniversary. We remember the last giant celebration, in 1994, to celebrate the 125th. The party was a giant costume ball with attendees in dress from the 1800’s, and was held in the St. Paul’s Fieldhouse. At that time the Village had just purchased the St. Paul’s parcel of land from the Diocese the year before, and there was a great deal of optimism that the Village would find a way to save the building from the wrecking ball. Now, twenty-five years later, it seems that Mother Nature’s own gradual wrecking ball is doing the job for us.

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To the Editor: It’s a little broad to state that no one wants cameras. Was every resident living on Clinton Rd, Washington Ave, Cathedral, Hilton, Stewart, NHP, etc asked? Were any? I take it that you don’t live on one of these roads. I am in favor of the speed cameras if they are installed in appropriate places, used prudently and used to calm speeding rather than simply as a money grab. Let’s remember that the cameras will be GC’s, not Nassau’s, so we’ll have more input and control over the implementation. My family lives on Clinton Road. Speeding is off the charts here and has been getting worse over the last decade. All of us use the roads in GC, but this matter affects those of us living on the busier roads more than any other residents. Those that don’t live on these roads cannot and do not fully understand how bad the speeding problem is. Its a safety and quality of life issue for us. No matter how much manned enforcement the GCPD does, they cannot keep up with the sheer volume of traffic or frequency and severity of speeding on Clinton and the other major roads in GC. Perhaps the speed cameras will help. Certainly, a few camera poles and a few signs on Clinton Road are far less intrusive and far less eyesores than, say, a tractor/trailer hauling garbage,new cars, or gasoline barreling at 60mph in front of our houses or a Jeep flipped over onto its side at Pine Street/ Clinton Rd, or cars on our front lawns after careening off the road, over the sidewalk and crashing though shrubs, or drag racing tuner cars/muscle cars. Right? We don’t find these very quaint or very special. Cameras will help. Tim Ryan

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Central Garden City for the common sense many had to vote for Theresa Trouvé in the recent runoff election for Village Trustee. It seems they realized Mr. Super wasn’t so super after all. The voters’ decision to re-elect our Deputy Mayor was based on their rational conclusion that Trouvé is not only personally dedicated to this Village, but has been an outstanding and thoughtful leader and communicator and an excellent representative for the majority of residents in Garden City. Super exhibited no prior or current experience on the many volunteer opportunities available throughout the Village and I cannot condone that for a person as our Trustee. I spent a lot of years on various volunteer boards in town and New York State. I enjoyed the opportunities and challenges I had and believe it had some positive effects for the community I grew up in. There are still many significant challenges facing Garden City and I have confidence that Trustee Trouvé will to her best to appropriately address them. Suzie & Robert Alvey

Donations needed

To the Editor: My name is Collin Plunkett and I am asking for help for my Eagle Scout Project. I am in Troop 243 chartered by Saint Joseph’s parish in Garden City. I am in need of and would greatly appreciate any donation for my Service Project. My beneficiary is Saint Martin de Porres in Uniondale, NY. The soccer field for the students is in need of major renovation. I will be working on creating a pathway to the soccer field. If you would like to donate, you may send cash or checks (made payable to Troop 243) to my address, 87 Russell Road, Garden City, NY 11530. You can also purchase a Lowe’s or a Home Depot gift card, so that I can purchase the supplies for the project. An electronic donation can also be made at http://www.shop. See page 22


The Garden City Board of Education released the following statement about its search for a new Superintendent of Schools. Dear Parents, Faculty, Staff and Garden City Community Members: The Board of Education is extremely pleased to announce that it has selected Dr. Kusum Sinha as its finalist for Superintendent of Garden City Public Schools. The last step in our due diligence process is a site visit in early March to the Chappaqua Central School District where Dr. Sinha is the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Leadership Development. The Board expects to appoint Dr. Sinha at a special meeting next month, and for her to assume the superintendency on July 1st. Assisted by our search consultants, Deborah Raizes and Dr. Robert Roelle of Hazard Young Attea & Associates, the Board conducted an extensive search process, including three rounds of personal interviews, as well as in-depth background and reference checks. Dr. Sinha emerged as the ideal person to lead our district to higher levels of excellence and fulfill our mission state-

ment—Inspiring Minds, Empowering Achievement, Building Community. The Board was impressed with her range and depth of experience in educational leadership, including administration of instructional programs, human resources, special education, negotiations, budgeting, long-range planning and public relations. In addition, Dr. Sinha has a deep understanding of instructional development and teacher effectiveness in high-performing school districts. She utilizes a goal-oriented, systems based, collaborative approach, and passionately believes in the potential of all students and their ability to reach their personal best. Our community forums and surveys identified the desire for an articulate, thoughtful, approachable, student-centered leader as its next Superintendent; that is what we have found in Dr. Sinha. Dr. Sinha began her professional career as a social worker and moved into educational administration almost 19 years ago as Assistant and then Director of Pupil Personnel Services for the Goshen Central School District. Seven years later, she joined the Croton-Harmon UFSD serving first as

Director of Pupil Personnel Services and Personnel, and then as Assistant Superintendent of Schools overseeing special education, curriculum and instruction, technology and human resources. Before joining Chappaqua in 2015, Dr. Sinha served as Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources in the Ramapo Central School District and as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction in Briarcliff Manor UFSD. Dr. Sinha earned her Ed.D in instructional leadership from St. John’s University, her MS in clinical social work from Columbia University, a BS in social work from Dominican College of Blauvelt, and her Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from Orange County Community College. She received her Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Administration from SUNY New Paltz, attended the Educational Policy Fellowship Program at Columbia University, Teachers College, and the Program on Leadership and Negotiations at Harvard University. Dr. Sinha has presented to various state and regional audiences in the areas of APPR, special education and IDEA,

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GC School Board: New Superintendent finalist chosen

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Universal Design, curriculum alignment and accountability, cultural diversity, ESL, and the parent-school partnership. We anticipate appointing and introducing Dr. Kusum Sinha to the Garden City community at a special meeting on March 13th, to be held at Garden City High School at 7:30 pm. A reception will be held immediately following the board meeting; please join us in welcoming Dr. Sinha to Garden City. The Board is deeply grateful to all of you, the members of our school community, for your support during the search process. We look forward to seeing you on March 13th. The Garden City Board of Education: Angela Heineman President Tom Pinou Vice President Robert Martin Trustee William C. Holub Trustee

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“From STEM to STEAM” at Cradle of Aviation Museum

Irish Singer to perform at Historical Society Museum

Composers from Music and Astronomy Night 2017 The Cradle of Aviation Museum will be holding an evening of live music paired with scientifically accurate out of this world visuals in the Jet Blue Sky Theater Planetarium! Students from Adelphi University will play a mix of originals, covers, and improvised pieces to eight original movies highlighting the beauty of the universe and humanity’s desire to explore it. Music and

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Irish Singer Mary O’Dowd is back at The Garden City Historical Society Museum with fiddler Bob Mastro (pictured on the left) and guitarist Ron D’Addario for a smashing performance of Sounds and Songs of Ireland for a Sunday Afternoon, Sunday, March 11. Tickets on sale now! Back by popular demand, the incomparable Irish singer Mary O’Dowd will perform at The Garden City Historical Society Museum on Sunday, March 11. Joining Mary in Sounds and Songs of Ireland for a Sunday Afternoon are guitarist/vocalist Ron D’Addario and fiddler/vocalist Bob Mastro. Get ready for a spirited afternoon filled with Irish music, good times and cheerful entertainment. The St. Patrick’s Day performance is scheduled for 3 p.m. in the beautiful Victorian setting of the Society’s Museum at 109 Eleventh Street. Open seating begins at 2:30 p.m.; ticket donation is $35pp. Light, “Irish-inspired,” refreshments follow the performance. Tickets for Sounds and Songs of Ireland for a Sunday Afternoon are on

sale now at the Society’s consignment shop, the A.T. Stewart Exchange, on the Museum’s lower level, Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. Tickets may also be purchased through the mail; please send a check for the appropriate number of tickets requested to The Garden City Historical Society, c/o Penny Hinderstein, 170 Kensington Road, Garden City, NY 11530. Make checks payable to The Garden City Historical Society. Tickets requested by mail, and received no later than March 5, will be sent directly by mail to the guest who placed the request. For further information on the event or ticket purchase, please call the A.T. Stewart Exchange during shop hours at 516-746-8900.

Community Club to visit Cooper Hewitt Museum The Americanism Department of the Community Club of Garden City and Hempstead is organizing a bus trip to the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City on March 15. The collection spans thirty centuries from stoneage objects to space

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Adelphi student starts major in puppeteering BY GARY SIMEONE Ever since Sebastiano Ricci was a little kid, he had always been interested in the art of puppetry. Sitting in front of the television, watching shows like Sesame Street and Bert and Ernie, he always dreamed of one day becoming a puppeteer. “When I was a kid, I was always a big fan of how things worked,” said Ricci, who is a sophomore at Adelphi University. “With puppets, I wanted to know how the characters were doing what they were doing. I really had a love for the art of puppetry.” Now in his sophomore year at Adelphi, Ricci has decided to begin his college major in puppeteering after receiving the go-ahead from the Assistant Dean of the Arts and Sciences, Ruth McShane. “I pitched the idea of majoring in puppetry to Ruth, who is the Assistant Dean of the Arts and Sciences and runs the interdisciplinary program, and she was thrilled with it.” The interdisciplinary program is a program for students who are unable to find a major and is a combination of different departments put together. In Ricci’s case, he combined the communications, theatre, and art departments to come up with his television puppetry major.

Beginning in the fall semester, Ricci said his plan is to take certain classes in arts, theatre and communications and incorporate a puppetry theme into them. “For example, I’ll take a documentary filmmaking class, but I’ll be using puppets instead of some other prop,” said Ricci. As part of his newly formed major, he’ll also get to take four independent study classes, where he can make up the classes himself. “I’d like to take something like a puppetry building class, which would focus on the construction of the puppets.” John McDermott, the Associate Professor of the Department of Theatre, said that Sebastiano’s drive and desire has made him stand out from other students. “Some of our students say they’re interested in puppets, but they don’t have the real drive to make it happen on their own like Sebastiano,” said McDermott. As far as his future plans, Ricci said that he would like to continue in the legacy of Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets, and work on a show like Sesame Street. “The biggest thrill I get from working with puppets is the performing aspect of it and just making people smile,” said Ricci.

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9 Mayor@gardencityny.net We are continuing our efforts to communicate with members of our community, including our residents, commercial tenants and landlords, visitors, friends at Adelphi and local merchants in different ways in order to enhance outreach. This weekly column is intended to advise our residents and community of matters that our Board of Trustees and Departments are working on, events and other important information. And of course, please visit our website for additional information: www.gardencityny.net. We are constantly updating the website in order to keep it relevant and provide new information. We also encourage you to attend Village Board of Trustees meetings. See the schedule of meetings on our website.

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National Grid, in an effort to improve gas service to residents in Garden City, is mobilizing and installing new gas mains on the following streets: • Grove Street: Garden Street to Brook Street • Brook Street: Boylston Street to Grove Street • Chestnut Street: Boylston Street to Grove Street • Locust Street: Boylston Street to Grove Street • Poplar Street: Boylston Street to Grove Street The project is expected to take approximately three to four months to complete. National Grid will fully restore any disturbed sidewalks and/ or grass areas. The new mains will be installed by directional drilling methods, which will minimize disturbance to the roadways. However, temporary road closures may occur to allow for construction work. Residents will have access to their driveways at the end of each day. The road will be open for emergency vehicles. Notices will be handed out by National Grid to residents in the project area informing them of the scope of the project as well as providing contact information.

Parking limitations at former St. Pauls’ School

Last week two pieces dislodged and fell from the St. Paul’s Main Building. The Village, several years ago, fenced in areas in the back of the building because of similar events. In response to the latest events, last week the Village erected barriers in several places along the rest of the building to prevent parking in places closest to the building.

Ambulance Service

Charles Strain, chairman of the Board of Directors at NYU Winthrop, joined by his colleagues, made a

PowerPoint presentation at the February 8, 2018, Board meeting about providing ambulance service within the Village. The current provision of services from Nassau County requires that a Village police officer leave the scene and travel with the ambulance to the hospital, and the Village loses the services of the officer for an extended period of time. From an operational perspective this loss of a patrol officer is no longer economical and lessens police coverage on our streets. Trustees are considering alternatives and have begun discussing the possibility of entering into a service agreement with third parties. Alan Schwalberg, Vice President of the Center for Emergency Medical Services at Northwell Health, made a PowerPoint presentation at the January 11, 2018, Board meeting. Trustees expect to make a decision within the next two months.

Condemned Properties

The Board authorized the execution of two “Agreements for Advance Payment” with the New York State Commissioner of Transportation in connection with two parcels of Village land the State has condemned in the construction of the MTA/LIRR third track expansion project. According to Department of Public Works Superintendent Joseph DiFrancisco, the Department of Transportation is acquiring two small, unused parcels of Village-owned property adjacent to the tracks near the New Hyde Park railroad crossing. These two agreements authorize the Village to accept the State’s offers of $610,000 and $126,000 as compensation for the taking of the two properties and have been validated as not unreasonable by the Village’s own appraisers. Counsel Peter Bee further noted that the MTA/LIRR has already taken title of these two parcels. “The execution of these agreements allows us to accept the check for what they have proposed and for what we have already cleared with an independent appraiser as a fair and reasonable amount,” he said. “However, it also allows us a period of time to rethink that, if we chose, and to argue with the MTA/Long Island Rail Road about that price. Should we make that election and choose to challenge the price it would go to court for a determination by the judge. If the price were determined to be higher, the MTA would have to pay us the additional amount. If the price were determined to be lower we would have to give them a refund of the monies received.” If the Village were to challenge, it would also be required to retain

and pay Counsel and other experts. A challenge would involve months, if not more than a year, of time to adjudicate with no certainty of outcome.

Computer program to aid illegal drug investigations

The Garden City Police Department has entered into an agreement with NYDREF, LLC, a New York liability company, to use a web-based computer program that will assist the Department in the investigation of illegal drugs. The program will aid in the identification of such drugs and assist officers in determining proper charges for persons possessing drugs as well as assisting them with court preparation. The $1,800 annual cost is a one-time “up front” payment, paid for through the Department’s asset forfeiture program. According to Commissioner Kenneth Jackson, two former narcotics lieutenants founded the drug classification program.

Critical Infrastructure Security Plan

Wi-Fi equipment will be installed and properly maintained on the rooftop property located at a Seventh Street apartment house. This installation is part of the Police Department’s Critical Infrastructure Security Plan,

which will be completed in phases over the next several years. The initial camera placement will be in Parking Field 7S. The Critical Infrastructure Security Plan provides for a network in Village Hall incorporating all future Village camera and security projects in Garden City and other entities such as the Garden City Public Library, Garden City schools, etc. The program is aimed to assess vulnerability and/or harden/protect critical infrastructure and key assets. According to Police Commissioner Kenneth Jackson, the Wi-Fi equipment will help transfer data from cameras in the Village onto the main server inside Police Headquarters. The Village’s goal with this plan is two-fold: deter mischief and criminal activity and assist in capturing perpetrators.

Addressing drainage issues at GC Pool

Trustees approved an amendment to the engineering services contract with Cameron Engineering & Associates, LLP by increasing the scope of work in order to address drainage issues in the men’s shower See page 10

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THE OFFICE CAT Slipping and sliding: On February 7th, as a result of winter storm conditions, Garden City police officers responded to numerous hazardous icy road conditions and auto accidents at various locations throughout the Village. Multiple violations: On February 8th a traffic stop investigation on Old Country Road resulted in the arrest of a 25 year old Westbury man for allegedly driving with five license suspensions, a Nassau County traffic warrant, improper plates, unregistered vehicle and uninsured operation. Home burglarized: On February 8th Garden City police investigated a burglary at a Roxbury Road residence. Entry was apparently through a cellar entrance. Money, jewelry and other personal items were reported stolen. Reckless driving: On February 10th Garden City Police arrested a sixteen year old Hempstead teen for alleged reckless driving on Seventh Street. Missing wallet: On February 10th a wallet was reported lost or stolen in the vicinity of Seventh Street. Drug arrest: On February 11th Garden City Police arrested an 18 year old Garden City man for alleged-

ly smoking THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) in public view in Parking Field 2S. He was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance. Leaving the scene: On February 11th Garden City Police responded to Parking Field 11 to investigate a report of a silver SUV leaving the scene after striking and damaging a parked, unoccupied vehicle. Unknown powder: On February 12th an employee at a Kellum Place office building opened an envelope received by mail and observed a white powdery substance inside. Officers responded and safeguarded the area. Nassau County Emergency Services Units arrived at the scene, investigated the substance and determined it to be non-hazardous. Several employees were placed under observation by Nassau County Medics until the scene was cleared. The investigation is ongoing. Vehicle entered: On February 12th Garden City Police investigated a vehicle entry report on Keenan Place. There is no reported loss at this time. The subject is described as a person

wearing light colored pants and a dark jacket over a light colored hoodie. Another missing wallet: A wallet was reported lost or stolen on the Adelphi University campus on February 12th. Transformer fire: On February 13th Garden City Police and Firefighters responded to Raymond Court for a transformer fire. Grand larceny: On February 13th Garden City Police arrested a 44 year old Freeport woman for the alleged theft of merchandise valued at $1,070 from Lord & Taylor. The subject was charged with grand larceny. Package thefts: On February 13th two packages were reported stolen from the porch of a Pine Street residence. Camera stolen: On February 13th police investigated a report of a man taking a camera and accessories from a counter at Neptune Photo and then proceeded to leave the store without paying. The value of the stolen property is $2,700.

Woman arrested for running down neighbor A Garden City woman was arrested for Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated and assault after she allegedly drove in to her neighbor while he was walking home from the train station. Tara Guinnane, 47, was traveling north on Clinch Avenue at 6:10 p.m. on February 12th, and made a right turn on to Wilson Street, allegedly striking her 50 year old neighbor. The neighbor, a 50 year old man, suffered severe head injuries and was transported to Winthrop University Hospital. After an investigation Guinnane was charged with Aggravated DWI, assault and driving an unregistered vehicle. The victim was listed as critical but stable in the Winthrop intensive care unit.

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and courtyard areas and to also perform a study of the Pool’s mechanical and filtration equipment and the Pool’s water chemistry, as well as the electrical and ventilation systems. The Village engaged Cameron Engineering’s services at an amount not to exceed $18,350. Funds are available in the Pool Facility Renovations Capital Project. The Pool operates in a separate fund, and the Village strives to make the fund self-sufficient; meaning it should generate enough revenue to cover its operating and capital costs. The Board of Commissioners of Recreational and Cultural Affairs (BCCRA), made up of eight fellow residents, is considering these potential projects and changes to the revenue generating ability of the Pool. The BCCRA has finalized the Pool budget and it reflects a 3.5 percent increase in membership fees. The main buildings, including all the internal supportive structures at the Pool, are over

60 years old and therefore, roofs and gutters and other hard assets are showing their age.

Board of Trustees Meeting

The next regularly scheduled Board of Trustees meeting is Tuesday, February 27, 2018 beginning at 8:00 p.m. in the Village Hall Board Room. Residents are encouraged to attend. We are also in budget season. The initial budget meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 6, 2018. The public is invited and we seek your input. As we do every year, the Board and senior staff analyze costs and services and means to save on spending. As the Board of Trustees has noted elsewhere, the new federal laws on the deductibility of local taxes is part of the Board’s concerns and is putting more pressure on local governments, not just the Village, to justify expenditures. Part of our budget discussions will include whether we need to, or should, limit or terminate certain services or forego certain projects.

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EPOA seeks junior ambassadors

The Garden City Eastern Property Owners’ Association (EPOA) is seeking applications for candidates to be considered for junior ambassador positions for the years 2018-2020. This program is designed to introduce high school sophomores entering their junior year to Village government through participation in EPOA meetings, attendance at government meetings, and promoting civic participation in our community. This is an exciting opportunity for students to become involved in local affairs and to learn about our unique form of local government. The junior ambassador program is designed as a two year commitment encompassing junior and senior years. Preference will be given to students who reside in the Eastern section of Garden City and whose families are dues paying members of the EPOA. Current ambassadors are Tommy Flanagan (516 967-8737 tommyflanagan4@gmail.com) and Nick Bambino (516 316-9917 njbambino@yahoo.com)

Interested candidates can call or email either Tommy or Nick to learn more about their experience. Tommy and Nick contributed their time, talent and unique perspective to further the mission of the EPOA. The application itself details the responsibilities of the position. Students who attend Garden City High School may obtain an application from the Social Studies Department office or on the EPOA website at www. gcepoa.org. High school sophomores, who attend schools other than Garden City High School, may download an application from the EPOA website. Completed applications can be mailed to EPOA, P.O. Box 7525, Garden City, N.Y. or submitted electronically to contactus@gcepoa.org All interested sophomores are encouraged to apply. The deadline is April 30. A brief interview will be conducted as part of the application process.

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Where are the Deficit Hawks? BY BOB MORGAN, JR. One of the more notable political changes lately has been the decline of the deficit hawks. This is probably not a good thing. When Barack Obama became president in 2009, a strong opposition movement called the Tea Party arose among conservatives and Republicans. While favoring lower taxes, Tea Party members were also strong deficit hawks, strongly opposing high spending and mounting federal debt. In many ways the Tea Party, for all its broad appeal and huge rallies and despite playing a major role in the Republican Congressional gains in 2010 and 2014, was largely unsuccessful in forcing meaningful change in the budget process. Under President Obama, the national debt approximately doubled to $20 trillion. To use one example, in fiscal year 2012, well into Mr. Obama’s first term, the annual deficit added $1.087 trillion to the debt. Only after that year did a “sequestration” initiative in Congress bring down the debt a little. Somewhat fortunately for President Obama, the low interest rate environment created by Federal Reserve Bank policy muted the short-term effect of the debt since the cost of servicing the debt remained artificially low. Nevertheless, during President Obama’s term, the deficit hawk movement championed by the Tea Party was strong and effective and reflected in the political debate. National Republicans were not hesitant to make the debt and deficit a major campaign issue. For example, Paul Ryan, when he ran for vice president in 2012, railed against a “red tidal wave” of debt. Enter the Trump Administration. After months of gridlock, the White House managed to persuade Congress to enact a major tax reform bill that the Congressional Budget Office estimated would cost about $1.4 trillion over ten years based on its assumptions. Democrats accused Republicans of fiscal irresponsibility, but their credibility was pretty low in light of the explosive deficit growth during President Obama’s term. There was at least a reasonable case that attempting to use tax cuts in combination with lower regulation might succeed in jumpstarting

the economy, with new tax revenues substantially offsetting deficit increases. However, the deficits run up in the bipartisan budget bill passed by Congress last week are much less defensible. The budget bill increased discretionary funding caps by $300 billion over two years, largely gutting the sequestration process, with this year’s appropriations slated to rise by 13 percent. The political deal was that Democrats received increased domestic spending while Republicans got increased military outlays. The budget bill did have some allure beyond politically attractive spending. Its two year term was an improvement over the stopgap short term continuing resolutions previously passed to keep the federal government in business. It also avoided another potential shutdown over immigration issues. And, as now Speaker Paul Ryan points out, any serious fix on spending may have to tackle entitlements and not just discretionary spending. However, the budget bill has major negative ramifications as it will ramp up the annual deficit significantly, quite possibly to the trillion dollar level. With the Fed poised now poised to raise interest rates, this will ratchet up the cost of interest on the national debt. The obvious question with the budget bill is where the successors of the Tea Party and other deficit hawks have gone. The bill actually got through Congress rather easily. It passed 71-28 in the Senate, over a one-man protest by Senator Rand Paul (“When Republicans are in power, there is no conservative party”). Indeed, much of the opposition came from Democrats angered over immigration rather than by deficit hawks. Congress will soon be considering an infrastructure proposal. While there is something to be said for a targeted rebuilding proposal, with considerable participation by state and local governments, it is not hard to imagine this law as a major vehicle for pork barrel spending. Indeed, if ever there were a bill that needs some scrutiny from deficit hawks, this is it. But are there still enough of them to matter?

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Two new officers join the Garden City Police Department

Two police officers joined the Village ranks on February 8th as they took their oaths of office before a packed crowd at Thursday’s Board meeting. “I am proud to present these fine young officers to you, Mayor,” Commissioner Kenneth Jackson said before Deputy Mayor Theresa Trouvé administered their oaths of office. Officer Eduardo Rodriguez was born in Brooklyn, NY, to a large family. He is the youngest of four biological siblings and three younger adopted sisters. He began his service in the New York City Police Department in 2014, and was fortunate to serve the community for three years in the capacity of both a patrol officer and a member of the crime team.

During his time with the NYPD, Officer Rodriguez was awarded several medals and commendations. He moved onto the MTA Police Department with a counterterrorism-based initiative before coming to work in Garden City. Officer Tiffany D’Alessandro is the first female officer in the Garden City Police Department’s history. Currently residing in Seaford with her parents, Vito and Jenny D’Alessandro, she has three siblings, Adam, Danielle and Victoria. Officer D’Alessandro graduated from Molloy College, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. She also played college softball for four years and went on to coach at the colle-

Deputy Mayor Theresa Trouvé administers the oath of office to Officer Tiffany D’Alessandro during the Thursday, February 8, Board meeting.

giate level after graduating. Officer D’Alessandro joined the New York City Police Department in January 2015, initially patrolling the subways. Shortly after, she moved on to the Anti-Terrorism Unit. During her time with the NYPD, Officer D’Alessandro received an award for excellent police duty for a grand larceny arrest and was also recognized by Commissioner Bratton and Chief Fox of the Transit Bureau for a sexual abuse arrest. She also received an award for Meritorious Police Duty and Cop of the Month in June 2016 for a lifesaving rescue. “It was a pleasure and an honor

in my role as Police Commissioner to administer the oaths of office to two young police officers who have so very early in their careers been cited for their dedication and bravery,” Deputy Mayor Trouvé said. “It was a special honor for me to swear into office the first female officer to join our Police Department.” Officers Rodriguez and D’Alessandro join Officer Nicolas Compito, who took his oath of office back in November. This now brings the Department’s complement to 51. All photos by Carisa Giardino

Deputy Mayor Theresa Trouvé administers the oath of office to Officer Eduardo Rodriguez during the Thursday, February 8, 2018 Board meeting.

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IN MEMORIAM

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Life long Garden City resident and Real Estate pioneer Sandra Jaenichen Engelke (nee Stilz) passed away on February 7, 2018, at age 77 in Garden City. Her family and friends gathered from all over for a beautiful funeral service on February 10 at the Cathedral of the Incarnation. Sandy was born June 8, 1940, at Jamaica Hospital in Queens and resided in Garden City her entire life. Her parents were the late Albert and Lillian

Stilz and her sister was the late Joan Schramm Wathey. She graduated from Garden City High School in 1958 and attended Penn Hall Junior College where she earned her degree. She was a Garden City Real Estate legend for almost 50 years. As one of the very first female brokers in town, she opened her own agency Jaenichen Real Estate. She was very well respected and earned the trust of many as an incredibly honest, hard working broker who always got the job done. She was a former President of Garden City TWIGS, past President of LIBOR, long time member of Rotary and the Garden City Historical Society. At the time of her death she still resided in Garden City with a summer home in Southold, NY. Sandy was predeceased by her loving husband, George L. Engelke, jr. and is survived by her adoring family, son Steven Jaenichen, daughter Suzanne Blair and son in law John Blair. The light of her life were her 6 grandchildren, Ryan Blair, Kyle Jaenichen, Evan Jaenichen, Amanda Blair. Lily Blair and Brooke Blair. They were the sunshine of her days! She will be missed by many!

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Best of Broadway by Peter Frutkoff Adelphi’s talented students return with the always-popular Best of Broadway series. We Tell the Story: Songs of Love, Life, Pain and Hope will be performed on Saturday, February 24 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 25 at 4:00 p.m. on the Westermann Stage, Concert Hall in the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (Adelphi PAC), 1 South Ave, Garden City, New York. This installment of the Best of Broadway series, featuring songs from the iconic musicals Ragtime, Anastasia, and Once on This Island, celebrates the music and lyrics of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. It will feature and more. The show is conceived by director Duane McDevitt, who is best known for his storytelling on stages both musical and operatic. McDevitt says, “The best musical theatre moments are created by

great storytelling, and the actors are the human vessels charged with telling the stories. This our quest this semester. You are in for a treat!” Adding musical flavor to the show is music director Patrick Burns. Both McDevitt and Burns are making their Adelphi debut with this show. The Adelphi PAC is one of Long Island’s premier cultural arts venues for entertainment of all kinds. Tickets are currently on sale for $25 with discounts available to seniors, students and alumni. Information is available online at pac.adelphi.edu or at the Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at 516.877.4000 or boxoffice@adelphi.edu. Regular box office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 1:00-6:00 p.m. The box office is also open two hours before most scheduled performances.

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This photo of the second Garden City Hotel was taken just after its completion in 1895. It was designed by Stanford White, who was married to one of Cornelia Stewart’s relatives and sat on the board of directors of the Garden City Company. The new hotel was designed in the Georgian Revival style, replacing the original 1874 Victorian style hotel. It had a cupola on top and was a beautiful hotel but is hardly remembered. Why? Because on September 7, 1899, four years after completion, it burned to the ground. Stanford White then designed the third and most famous Garden City Hotel which opened in 1901 (torn down in 1973). Interestingly, the day after the fire in 1899 the N.Y. Times headline read, “Garden City Hotel in ruins - wine cellar saved.”

12th Grade Party and Parent Skit Night One of the very best nights of senior year – the 12th Grade Party and Parent Skit Night – is almost here! This legendary event and long-standing tradition in Garden City will be held for the Class of 2018 on Friday, March 2nd from 7:00 – 9:30 pm. All students can and should attend this celebration even if their parents are not participating! Have a lot of laughs with your friends as the theme of the party, “Life is a Highway,” comes to life through parent performances. Parent volunteers have been hard at work and practice has been underway for several weeks. One more rehearsal is scheduled for Monday, February 12th followed by Dress Rehearsal February

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Brehm - Beecher Engagement

Jessica Brehm and William Beecher Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Beecher are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, William, to Jessica Brehm, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Brehm. William (Billy) graduated from the Garden City High School in 2009, and received a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Performance from Crane School of Music, Potsdam, New York, in 2013. He subsequently received a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University in 2015. Billy is presently pursuing a Doctor of Music degree from Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford in Connecticut. He has performed as principal bassoonist at

many venues, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall, and many European cities as part of an orchestral tour. Jessica (Jessie) is also a 2013 graduate of Crane School of Music in Potsdam, receiving a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education. She has been awarded a Master of Music degree from Hartt School of Music, continuing her concentration in Music Education and Performance. Jessie is currently band director for the Hyde Park School District. Billy and Jessie will be married in July 2018, in Schenectady, N.Y.

Sanitation collections: President’s Day Residents are reminded that there will be no garbage or recycling pickup on Monday, February 19. The holiday week collection schedule will be as follows: Western half of the village (West of Rockaway Ave.): Garbage - Tuesday and Thursday; Rubbish - Wednesday, February 28th

Eastern half of the village (East of Rockaway Ave.): Garbage - Wednesday and Friday; Rubbish - Wednesday, February 28th Residents scheduled for recycling on Monday, February 19th, are asked to put their recyclables out on Monday, February 26th.

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Mike Leech and Karen Bileski Dr. and Mrs. Wayne Bileski of Garden City are delighted to announce the engagement of their daughter, Karen Bileski, to Mike Leech, son of Tom and Linda Leech of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Karen is a graduate of Garden City High School, class of 2002. She received a B.A. in Mathematics and Secondary Education from Providence College. Karen is currently the manager of the law firm Westermann Sheehy Keenan

Samaan & Aydelott. Mike is a graduate of Minnesota State University – Mankato. He received a B.A. in Mass Communications: Media Studies. Mike was a writer for the Late Show with David Letterman and is currently a writer/story editor for the Showtime series Our Cartoon President where he is the voice of Paul Ryan. The couple have planned a June 2018 wedding.

Tristan Aidan Irace Carl Irace and Alice Cooley, of Sag Harbor, are excited to announce the arrival of their second son, Tristan Aidan Irace, on January 14, 2018. Tristan measured 20” and weighed 9 lbs. and 5 oz. Tristan was born at Southampton Hospital.

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Jersey, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority along with each operating agency including NYC Transit, Long Island Rail Road, Metro North Rail Road and MTA Bus; NYC Department of Transportation, NYC Department of City Planning and NYC Economic Development Corporation as well as the Regional Planning Association and other private entities. They all periodically conduct transportation planning feasibility studies. Collectively, every decade a complete inventory of all these agencies would reveal, that dozens and dozens of transportation studies worth close to $100 million in costs have been completed. Funding for these studies comes from a variety of sources including city, state and federal. Has anyone ever taken a complete inventory of all these studies? Have they checked out the recommendations, estimated project costs, time line for implementation and identification of potential funding sources for going forward? Who checks to see that one study is not just a duplication of a previous study for the same issue? Too many transportation studies championed by numerous elected officials are nothing more than placebos designed to placate demagogues, who are not regular users of the numerous public transportation alternatives that have been available for decades. The real problem is finding money to make things happen. All too often funding for many studies would have been better spent on real capital and operating service improvements, instead of just lining the pockets of consultants. How many studies end up on the shelf of planners just collecting dust? How many times do we end up with a series of press conferences and news releases designed to provide free publicity for elected officials to assist them in greasing the wheels of future elections. These same elected officials promise a bright future but leave riders holding an empty bag. Larry Penner (Larry Penner is a transportation historian and advocate who worked 31 years for the US Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration Region 2 NY Office)

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Garden City PTA News

Remember: 2-hour delay when schools resume on Monday, February 26th. Enjoy the Winter Recess!

The Annual PTA Dinner: “Within Reach!”

The Annual PTA Dinner at the historic Garden City Hotel is a much anticipated community event with raffles and prizes galore, delicious food and beverages, and dancing the night away! • Friday, 2/16 - Purchase your dinner tickets online by this Friday via bit.ly/ AnnualPTADinnerTickets to be eligible for a drawing for a $200 gift card • Thursday, 3/15 - GCPTA Dinner at The Garden City Hotel, 6:30 - 10:30 pm Get Your Tickets Today! One night to celebrate what we believe, when a community comes together with one voice; every child’s potential is Within Reach! Book your babysitter and purchase your dinner tickets today bit.ly/AnnualPTADinnerTickets. All dinner tickets registered by February 16th will be entered into a raffle to win a $200 gift card. Get a head start on your winning evening or can’t attend the dinner and would like to support children and community; purchase your grand raffle tickets online at bit.ly/ AnnualPTADinnerTickets. NEW this year! Purchase tickets for the Grand Raffle of YOUR choice! Attendance at the Dinner is not required to win a Grand Raffle prize. • Broadway’s Finest: Four orchestra tickets to the 2017 Best Musical Tony Award winning show Dear Evan Hansen on April 7, at 8:00 pm. Courtesy of the Miller Family • A Taste of Italy! With the Well Seasoned Chef: Dinner Party and Cooking Class for Eight Adults with Italian Homemade Specialties. Courtesy of The Well Seasoned Chef and the Brivio Family • Blue Box & Brunch: Tiffany Ziegfeld Collection Tassel Necklace; Brunch for Four at The Garden City Hotel plus The Red Door Gift Card. Courtesy of the Hanrahan Family and Our Local Businesses • Hershey Family Fun: Four Hershey Park All-Season Passes for 2018 and Gift Card to The Hotel Hershey. Courtesy of the D’Antonio Family • LoVe This: Louis Vuitton “Favorite MM” Crossbody in Damier Ebene Canvas. Courtesy of the Coviello Family Donate or be an event sponsor and help make our night spectacular!

• Donate a raffle prize. Products or services, tickets to sporting events or concerts, gift certificates, or gift cards to be used in our raffle baskets. • Organize a group of friends to donate a raffle basket or create a theme basket. A fun way to represent your child’s class, the block you live on, or just a group of long-time friends. Or create a basket with a theme - sports team, cooking, holiday, beach, movie night, girls weekend... be creative! No donation is too large or too small. bit.ly/PTADinnerDonation. Sponsorship is a wonderful opportunity to showcase your business and to give back to our community. For information on the various levels of sponsorship and to donate visit bit.ly/ PTADinnerDonation. Thank you to the following PTA Annual Dinner Sponsors: Silver Sponsors: • Curvebreakers Test Prep • College Nannies, Sitters + Tutors In Garden City Bronze Sponsors: • The Ripple Pool Company, Inc Stay connected with us on social media for updates and sneak peaks at this year’s prizes. Need more information, contact us at dinner@gardencitypta.org.

GCPTA Executive Board Openings

Be part of the team to work directly with the new Superintendent of GCPS. If you would like to nominate yourself or a potential candidate for one or more of the open positions on the PTA Executive Committee, please fill out a nomination http://bit.ly/GCPTANominate or contact Pat Aprigliano, Executive Vice President at executivevp@gardencitypta.org. The deadline for nominations is February 16, 2018. • President-Elect • Executive Vice President • Vice President Legislation • Vice President Curriculum • School Directors for Middle School, Stratford, Hemlock, Homestead, Locust

School Budget Season is underway!

Don’t think this matters to you? Think again! Decisions made in the upcoming weeks and presented to the voters on May 15th could have an impact on your child’s school day next year. We hope you followed our live tweets at the first budget meeting. Connect with us on social media for real time budget updates.

How do I get school budget information? The school budget is presented at public Budget Work Sessions of the Board of Education (the Board). All meetings begin at 8:15 p.m. at Garden City High School. Budget Work Sessions, unlike other Board Work Sessions, allow a period for public comment at the end.(GC PTA Budget Basics Infographic bit.ly/ BudgetBasics2018) Didn’t attend the first budget work session? The Superintendent’s budget presentations can be found on the district’s website or by visiting http:// bit.ly/GCPSBudgetInfo. You can also listen to audio recordings of all Board of Education meetings. Under the drop down menu Board of Education/Agenda & Meetings on the district’s website.

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Thursday, 3/1 - Middle School Parent/Teacher Conferences 6:30 to 8:30 pm Tuesday, 3/6 - Stratford and Stewart Schools 6:30 to 8:30 pm Wednesday, 3/7 - ALL SCHOOLS 9:00 am to Noon Thursday, 3/8 - Locust, Hemlock and Homestead Schools 6:30 to 8:30 pm

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The next six Board of Education sessions will discuss the topic of the 20182019 School Budget. Please attend these critical discussions. Wednesday, 3/7 - Board of Education Budget Work Session #3: Instructional Components – Part I at GCHS Library at 8:15 p.m.

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Wednesday, 2/28 - GC PTA Sponsored 1st Grade Cultural Trip - Chinese New Year Celebration

Attention Middle School Parents

Thursday, 3/1 - High School/Middle School 3rd Quarter Progress Reports Friday, 3/2 - Middle School Spring Musical Peter Pan Jr. at 7:00 pm Saturday, 3/3 - Middle School Spring Musical Peter Pan Jr. matinee show at 1:00 pm and evening performance at 7:00 pm

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Wednesday, 2/28 - March SAT (No Subject Tests) (Late Registration)

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“Senior Skit Night” is a memorable (and hilarious!) GCHS tradition. Follow on Twitter @gchs_class2018 for reminders and updates. The schedule is as follows: Tuesday, 2/27 - Dress Rehearsal in GCHS Cafeteria at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 3/2 - Class of 2018 Party and Skit Night from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.

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

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BY MARY CLARKE Remember the great beats and catchy melodies of the music from the 1960’s? Remember doo-wop? Remember American Bandstand? Artists such as The Lovin’ Spoonful, Bobby Darin, the Beatles, the Beach Boys, the Four Seasons, Simon and Garfunkel… gave us music that defined a generation. Many consider that time, when Baby Boomers came of age, as rock ’n’ roll’s heyday. Back then, the radio was their internet and their music their collective playlist. This spring, The Garden City Community Theatre (GCCT) will capture the music and feel of that era. Sailin’ With The Sixties is an original musical production conceived and directed by Garden City residents Brad and Ruby Gustavson which promises to deliver laugh-out-loud comedy and great foot-tapping sounds. The GCCT is celebrating its 21st season and as in previous years the spring play brings together a diverse group of adults and children from near and far who share a love of theater and song. The atmosphere at a GCCT play is unique. There’s plenty of good-natured teasing and wry humor, of course, consistent elements of a Gustavson script. It’s the mutual trust and friendship that develops among the cast over the many weeks of rehearsals which is noteworthy. A pleasant,

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Pool drainage work, filtering study raises finance questions From page 1

Ocker says the Parks and Recreation department will work in cooperation with the Department of Public Works staff to try to address the mens’ shower and courtyard area of the bath house on the drainage. With upgrades to the pool in recent years, the filter room was not included in the plans but at this time Recreation forsees a need for an analysis of equipment and details involved in filter rooms, “so we can plan for the future and make any necessary repairs prior to the pool’s summer opening.” About one month early, with the pool study, repair work and related discussion at last week’s meeting Trustee Robert Bolebruch started 2018-2019 budget considerations, which over the past four years has included much on the Garden City Pool as an enterprise fund that isn’t very profitable. He asked Ocker about rates for the 2018 pool season and Ocker revealed that the Garden City Pool will be charging nearly a 3.5% increase in fees for memberships across all categories. “We’re planning to do that as it generates pluses on the balance sheet which brings us to revenues exceeding expenses again. For this budget year, 2017-’18, we will be coming in on a positive nature, at least $75,000 and the bud-

get we are presenting will give us about $25,000 positive, plus we have a $50,000 contingency so we would have the same possibility of revenue exceeding expenses,” Ocker said at the February 8 meeting. Trustee Bolebruch asked what the total summer’s revenues were for the pool, and Ocker said approximately $1.55 million as memberships account for the bulk of that at about $1.25 million. “Other revenues” for the pool including sponsorships amount to roughly $250,000 per year. Bolebruch said the cumulative increase for memberships should mean $43,750 more revenues, but the estimated 2018 expenses side would be a concern. Ocker says pool expenses are expected to be up by $100,00. “If our pool expenses from last year to this year are going up by $100,000 and we are raising rates by only $43,750, then we’re basically not raising rates enough to keep up with the increased expenses of the pool? What I am concerned about in going over the history of the Garden City Pool, since 1957, one problem we have had is we have not consistently increased rates for many years to keep up with increased expenses of the pool. I do not want to increase costs for any residents but the bottom line is the pool is an enterprise that has

to pay for itself. In looking at the pool it hasn’t done that traditionally over time -- that’s simple math,” Bolebruch said. Ocker says there are other variables that will be presented as part of the proposed 2018-2019 Recreation budget including the pool enterprise fund, as the Rec. Department is scheduled to be in front of the Village Board of Trustees on March 20 for a budget presentation. Deputy Mayor John DeMaro, who served as trustee liaison to the Recreation Commission a few years ago, noted that the conversation would be more appropriate at that time with all the pertinent information in front of the trustees. “I would just rather wait until we get all of the information and then the Board can make a determination as to whether or not the 3.5% is the right number in terms of rate increases. I do believe there is a number that once we go past, we would see a dive in the number of residents’ pool memberships. We have to keep that in mind,” DeMaro said last Thursday. Ocker told Bolebruch the Rec. Department has had years where fee increases were not set high enough and the result of that was revenues not exceeding the pool’s expenses in a year. “I think we are on a much better path

now. In this current fiscal year (20172018) and the year ahead, as we get into details with the budget discussion. Yes, we have data that shows when we do consider the fee increases we’d ‘take a dip’ as we have levelled off with our family membership category at 1400 members -- it is good but then it’s a difficult number for us to grow. We have seen members making a discretionary decision, instead of a family membership to take a membership for a family of two people,” Ocker noted. Bolebruch said reality is for the pool to be an enterprise fund, and additional funds on top of the bath house project at $820,000 was hard to rationalize with the latest allocation. “When the pool is looking to make improvements, change things or move things, an enterprise fund should have excess cash built up and saved just like anyone running a business and then it affords to pay for improvements. The bottom line is for too long this has not gone on and it must be corrected,” he told Ocker. Trustee John Delany asked if the recent allocations for Cameron Engineering meant that all needed work can be done in time for this summer’s pool season, and Ocker concurred that timing was a driver to get the funds See page 29

Election processes debated after CPOA runoff From page 1 Brian Daughney, had to address the POA positions when the Village Board of Trustees’ met last Thursday, as East resident Leo Stimmler said he was excited Deputy Mayor Theresa A. Trouvé won her runoff bid despite the challenge. Stimmler praised her questioning during the winter of 2017 budget work sessions on items that were a concern including police department overtime. “It appears with the election you were ambushed; it seems your opponent (Super) did not go before the CPOA nominating committee. From what I gather he did follow the rules, regulations and bylaws of his property owners’ association. But it raised a concern in me at least about people who do not follow through with fair procedures. I am hoping all the trustees will ensure that the bylaws in their own property owners’ associations do not allow for people to be ambushed,” Stimmler said, but Mayor Daughney halted his sentiment and made clear that the Village Board of Trustees represents only the village and is independent of the POA governments. He told Stimmler the process of bylaws and maintaining them, or making sure they are correct, falls on the shoulders of the boards of the four respective POAs. “We are the village, POAs are not the village so we (the Board) do not get involved in that. You can go back to the

POA -- and I do not know what the East, Central or West says -- but they can make sure they are comfortable with whatever their bylaws state, or should say, or can say. We do not get involved in the POAs. The POAs themselves should take care of their bylaws but they are not part of village government,” Mayor Daughney said last Thursday. On Tuesday night CPOA President Michael Tiedemann explained that “for anyone who has read the rules, the POA bylaws allow for someone to bring forth a petition with the needed amount of signatures on the evening of the resident electors’ meeting. “If everybody here wants to change that we will hold a special election on the bylaws,” he said. Tom Simpson, Chairperson of the CPOA’s Nominating Committee, listened to Trustee Minuto describe shaky ground between him and Deputy Mayor Trouvé. The stakes are raised as the next mayor of Garden City, following the end of current Mayor Brian Daughney’s term, less than 14 months from now, will be Trouvé. If she was not the nominee for the CPOA trustee term this year and Super had earned a few more votes in the January 30 runoff, the mayoral position in 2019 would have been Trustee Minuto’s. Trouvé first thanked the CPOA Board of Directors for congratulating her on winning the runoff election. “Going forward, I look forward to

working with the CPOA’s Board in a very open, constructive way for some of the problems that have popped up and faced the village this year. When and if they do, I am hoping for good, solid support and communication,” she said. The deputy mayor then commented on the four budget presentations (workshops) scheduled aside from the regular Village Board of Trustees meetings this March, noting that in the second week of April, the trustees will approve the final 2018-2019 village budget. Minuto then stood and reflected on the CPOA runoff and what it means for the leadership both at the POA level and on the Village Board. He noted the audience of between 45 and 50 Central residents as well as a few neighbors from other parts of Garden City, including East POA Vice President Steve Ilardi. Also the 353 total votes cast on January 30, with 184 for Trouvé and 169 for Super, showed a great civic interest. “That election represents a pretty darn good turnout, and the village’s election a year ago saw just about 200 votes cast among all residents. When you put it in that perspective we see lots of good engagement, and generally I think it is healthy. But I also think there should never be any real existential dilemmas about volunteering and running for positions -- this should not be about vanity and about egos. That spirit of volunteerism and contributions is

what we should operate under,” he said. Trustee Minuto commented on the previous mayor, Nicholas Episcopia, showing an interest in having a plaque of all former Garden City mayors created and displayed on the hallway in Village Hall. He said it would be unnecessary, telling the CPOA “in 100 years of running this village I don’t think anyone saw a need to do that. The spirit of this is to volunteer somewhat anonymously.” Then Minuto unveiled his account of what transpired following Super’s petition with enough signatures to challenge Deputy Mayor Trouvé this year. He missed the January 16 meeting but heard about it through texts and emails. Minuto went to Starbucks on 7th Street on the Saturday morning following that announcement which set the stage for the runoff, on January 21, and there he saw Trouvé sitting with a group of CPOA people. Minuto said the deputy mayor refused to shake hands with him that morning, saying “I’d rather not.” Minuto addressed his POA audience of over 40 people and said “he does not want to be a part of that.” He told residents that he and Trouvé should not attempt to function as two village board members, let alone the CPOA trustees, “not talking to each other.” Later in the meeting, Minuto stated that even other members of the Board of Trustees See page 28


From page 1 us to accept and challenge what costs they proposed and what we cleared with our own independent appraiser as a fair and reasonable amount,” he said. Any challenge by the village to the State DOT would need to be heard by a judge, and if the parcels were determined to be higher values then the MTA would need to pay Garden City the additional amount. Bee said if the value was determined to be lower, then the village would need to refund the money received. “In the absence of a challenge, this is the amount that we would take, and it was already validated by our own village appraiser,” he told the board. Mayor Brian Daughney said this would mean a challenge over the property values taking up an unknown period of time plus incurring legal fees and holding an uncertain outcome.

New Investments Help Police

Also last Thursday night, the Board approved an agreement with NYDREF, LLC for a new web-based program, noted by Police Commissioner Kenneth Jackson as “the Google of classifying drugs” for use by officers of the Garden City Police Department as it would assist them in investigations of illegal drugs,

identification, proper charges and court preparations. The village’s annual cost is an up front $1,800 payment. Jackson says the program was developed by two former narcotics lieutenants and it has a great upside. The Village Board provided a boost for the use of technology by GCPD in approving an agreement with the Hampshire House Condominium, 111 Seventh Street, as the Village of Garden City will install and maintain WiFi equipment on the property’s rooftop. The strategy is part of the police’s Critical Infrastructure Security Plan. Jackson says the WiFi antennas will allow the GCPD to take data from cameras in town and utilize that on the police department’s main server. Mayor Daughney said the new technology usage is in line with improving efficiency across village departments.

Resident Warns Board About Traffic Danger on Stewart Avenue

A Stewart Avenue resident in the Estates section approached the Village Board of Trustees during public comment at the February 8 meeting as just a day prior, an update on the Board’s position on speed cameras and “homerule” was posted to the municipal website. She says the speed cameras and Garden City’s overall traffic situation is of the utmost importance as recently

the problems seem exacerbated. “I really request that we put this front and center, it’s a terrible situation that we have. On Stewart Avenue where I live there are accidents every week. I reviewed the Police Activity Report from 2016 and either along Stewart or on cross-streets with Stewart, there were 382 car accidents. That is just ridiculous,” she tells the trustees. The resident said at the home, her family watched in horror as turning into her own driveway, her car was rear-ended and the vehicle was totaled. The resident implores the Village Board to be forward thinking about what can be done immediately, not in two years and depending on Nassau County approval (Stewart Avenue is a county road and the village can’t go ahead with changes without approvals). Trustee John Delany said that the Board of Trustees, as village government, makes it clear in its latest press releases online that the municipality does not have authority to install speed cameras without the appropriate action from New York State Legislature, and residents of the village are encouraged to continue contacting Assemblyman Ed Ra and State Senator Kemp Hannon. “We would do it tomorrow morning if we could, but we can’t until state leg-

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islature acts on it,” Delany said. Trustee Louis Minuto concurred that the most effective way to see a change happen is to petition the New York State representatives for Garden City. “We are stirring the pot on this and that is why it was covered by Newsday. The comments to date by Ra and Hannon have been a bit indifferent. Unless residents here really show some sort of direction that this has to happen, state officials do not have to act,” Minuto explains. Mayor Daughney said the Board of Trustees advocates for speed cameras while knowing that is not the “end all, be all.” He too stressed for residents to write to Hannon and Ra or email them, and also tell their neighbors to do so. “We have all been hearing these complaints, seeing accidents and being part of accidents for a long time. There is not a perfect solution, and for example on Stewart where you live we have tried the yellow flashing light -- it doesn’t work to curb traffic very well. We have tried and thought of many other things, but this (speed cameras) is our attempt to address a bunch of other issues. Where our police are situated and how they patrol Garden City’s neighborhoods is another issue we are trying to deal with. Maybe this solves it and maybe it does not, but the police are not going away See page 29


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From page 26 acknowledged that she was not speaking to him. He says he won’t tolerate a lack of cordial interaction and have the other trustees view the situation the same again. The adherence to the existing CPOA bylaws was explained when Arthur Anderson, a Central resident, stood in the back of the room and addressed the process the organization watched unfold since the nominating committee selected the deputy mayor to continue on the Board of Trustees, and then Super collected signatures and presented a fully lawful if surprising challenge to the incumbent. “Yes what Mr. Super did was entirely legal, but what was glossed over is the Village of Garden City Community Agreement, part and parcel with a candidate going before the Nominating Committee of their POA. He didn’t do that, and that is what has upset many of us. Put that aside and this whole issue would be much less impactful,” Anderson said on Tuesday. Trustee Minuto says his priority as a volunteer is working with all the neighbors and active people he sees in the Central section, including CPOA director Steven Super. He said he wasn’t making the comments Tuesday night to accuse Trouvé in any way in front of the CPOA audience, but to get underlying issues out in the open to seek a resolution. “Just because Steve threw his hat into the ring does not mean we should hold it against him. Unfortunately he is not here tonight. Quite frankly we should not be operating like that -- if people want to get involved and throw their hat in the ring, and contribute and help us and the village we should respect that. For turnouts in our elections and for contributions to the town, this is what we are trying to do and get a lot of residents down to senior center. No one here should hold any grudges because someone wants to get involved. We should not even be pretending to have a grudge….This is our constituency here, our group, and we are meant to represent you guys,” Minuto said. Trouvé said she is on speaking terms with Minuto, “we are talking to one another as far as I am concerned” to which Minuto replied “that is new information to me, and I graciously accept.” “I am for open dialogue and we should talk about it, I do not want to walk around like there is some big elephant in the room,” he told Trouvé. She stated that there is more to the story: “Just let me say this -- there is a lot more to this than you are bringing up right now. Louis, I do not want to get into an unpleasant discussion about this but how you’ve represented that is not reality,” she told her fellow trustee. One resident said aloud that Trustee Minuto was airing a private matter in a public meeting and it was not professional. It was then that Simpson shout-

ed for Minuto to stop the negative dialogue. “Louis you had an election - get over it, get off it...You are sounding petty, you are talking out of order,” he said. Minuto made clear that his intention Tuesday was not insulting Trouvé or anyone with a personal issue, but if the CPOA is operating with bylaws that permit Super’s run to come up as a surprise in January and force a runoff election, then the POA should vote to amend its rules. He suggests resolving the nominating committee and election rules “where it should be resolved.” Trustee Minuto added that he wasn’t standing up for Super as an individual and not serving as a cheerleader for him, but the POA process should be addressed if dissent was a direct result of the petition for the trustee election last month. He reiterated, “if it is something that we don’t like or it makes the CPOA uncomfortable, we should just change the bylaws.” Anderson’s suggestion to quell the chaos was for any resident, in the future, to put their hat into the ring well before a January resident elector’s meeting and go before the POA nominating committee. “What Steven Super did is legal, absolutely, and no one is happier and wants to continue to get people to be involved in our Central POA and the village’s other POA’s. I am so thankful to see all of you here and getting involved in the POA, and being involved over the past years, have done so. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS and we need YOUNGER volunteers like yourselves. Please keep in mind a lot of this issue came about due to how it was done. The issue that irked so many of us was that it was not done through the proper channels,” Anderson said Tuesday evening at the senior center. Anderson added that Simpson and the nominating committee ensures its selection process is published each year with dates and deadlines appearing in The Garden City News the fall of the preceding year. Tiedemann commented that the spirit of volunteerism may be pushed down due to perceptions about facing the POA’s nominating committee, which some residents feel already has a bias in mind when evaluating candidates for village leadership positions such as the Board of Trustees. Of the 13 people who applied to be on the CPOA’s Nominating Committee, Tiedemann announced that six of them are not current with their membership dues right now. He also asked when CPOA directors and nominating committee members would be up for re-election, how long has each person served cumulatively, and for how many years in a row. Some of these issues will be reviewed and possibly changed with the bylaws to reflect current needs. He gave the example of five years in a row not being allowed, and people now in their fourth year of a CPOA volunteer position tech-

nically could be required to resign and re-apply. “How long has anybody been in a position? I don’t know, there are no records of it,” he said.

To begin, Tiedemann adds that it would be best if the POA look at the recent event and change the requirement for a petition to involve 30-day notification and not a last minute situation, as the CPOA was faced when Super came forward January 16, then with getting the runoff scheduled and paid for with Nassau County in a 13-day turnaround from the resident electors’ meeting. Simpson announced that he had emailed Tiedemann saying the CPOA Nominating Committee is in agreement with that change to 30 days. Former Garden City Deputy Mayor Richard Silver, now a CPOA director, said the election laws do not apply as the POA’s elections for trustee positions are much like the working within a political party. “The selections that emerge from the POA selection process, through the Nominating Committee or a challenged election, effectively determine what the slate is for an election for the Community Agreement Party. The reason why there exists an opportunity for other people through the signed petition process to get onto the ballot is that is for open election for the village municipality,” Silver said. Tiedemann then commented that it was much better to hold the runoff as the CPOA did within the political party than have a challenged ballot for the main, village-wide election. “That could undermine the entire Community Agreement. At that point you could get three people from Central or more. With a main village election, not only could Theresa or another trustee or a challenger from the POA not win, but anyone could win. It would be unstructured to have that,” he

explained. The CPOA’s bylaws are not available to be downloaded or printed from its website, but online viewers can read the full text on-screen. Tiedemann called this problem ridiculous. The POA is looking into addressing that access immediately and at the March CPOA meeting, all directors are scheduled to be provided with a printed hard copy of the existing bylaws. The CPOA meeting ended with the immediate past CPOA President Bob Nouryan saying he has never witnessed a meeting quite like the February 13 gathering, and the runoff election with 169 votes for Super shows that there are many people interested in seeing changes in the village. He says change within the CPOA and officially recognizing terms would also be progress, joking that he likely exceeded term limits by about seven years. “We see examples of good things happening and I thank Mike Tiedemann and everybody that helped out with this runoff election, including Student Ambassador Trent Biscone for getting everything on the CPOA website. There is much positive to consider -- if eight people who voted for Theresa had changed their vote to vote for Steve, then we’d all be in turmoil (as Super would have won). Trustee Minuto would be in line for the mayor’s seat next year. This is a good organization I have been around for a very long time. All those 353 people that voted, the 169 that voted for Steven Super, they wanted something to change... I want to know what is going on with St. Paul’s and with our mayor. I hope this goes into your brains (to Trustee Minuto and Deputy Mayor Trouvé) and you do something about it, act as our representatives,” Nouryan said.

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From page 26 approved and work performed. Mayor Daughney expressed some regrets that there is project work that appears to redundant with what was in the original bath house project. The more alarming issue for him, however, was that there should be a time frame and checks and balances of maintenance for village projects, not just those items within the Recreation department or one particular project. “How do we make sure someone is keeping track of problems we may have, post-construction, and that we (the vil-

lage) can make claims when we can make them? I think that’s a collective effort but I do not know if we need to centralize that in one place, so we don’t lose out on a one-year, two-year period or perhaps our bidding processes should be including two-year maintenance bonds? Somehow we need to address that so we do not miss any claims that we should be making,” the mayor said. Trustee Louis Minuto’s suggestion was to state as part of a contract on a municipal project that site and work inspections at regular intervals will be

included, once in six months or nine months. “Regardless whether we hear about a problem with the drainage, something else, maybe we would have a cycle for all new projects to have a maintenance inspection in six months or nine months, before the one-year warranty (maintenance guarantee) is up, and if we move to two years for maintenance bonds the inspections can be extended,” he said. During public comments, Leo Stimmler of Huntington Road said with contracts and monitoring the function and stability of project work, the

LIRR to seize property From page 27 and we are not hiring less police,” the mayor said last Thursday. He again cited the strategic use of technology and increasing efficiency, saying if the Village of Garden City could hire another 50 officers they would but the taxpayers would bear a heavy burden of costs. “Police will still be patrolling and with cameras maybe they would see more going on instead of being stuck on the side of the roads for two and a half hours trying to catch a person speeding -- it is not a perfect solution, but we have all voted on this

and thought about this. We were trying to push for the speed cameras over the last two years,” Daughney said. The Stewart Avenue resident asked whether or not new traffic lights could be a solution for her road, and Mayor Daughney said one example of different traffic solutions would be a left-handturn for Nassau Boulevard and Stewart Avenue, which he said the county will not give to Garden City. “There are certain things they (Nassau County) will not do, and quite frankly I do not think the village wants either a traffic light or stop sign every three blocks,” he said.

follow-up is needed among all village departments; for example if the newly refurbished Village Hall roof was leaking after the recent installation. Mayor Daughney said one initiative for the Village of Garden City is to centralize construction work, instead of various departments having control over the work performed as they would be more “the end users.” The mayor says projects would go through the Public Works and Building Department with help from contractors, third party construction managers and those representing the on-site teams.

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Registration for Pastel Class with Arleen Urban begins

Beginning February 23, the Recreation Department will again offer an adult pastel class taught by Arleen Ruth Urban. This class is open to adult residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City. Our classes will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each Friday in Cluett Hall at St. Paul’s. The cost of the 10 week program will be $140 (Supplies are bought on your own- a supply list will be handed out at the first class). This program will teach the beginner as well as advanced student the art of painting portraits and landscapes/ still-life in pastels from photographs. Students will be given the option of dividing each three hour session between portrait and landscape, or they may concentrate solely on the subject of their choice. Demonstrations will be available as needed throughout the program. Each student will receive the individual attention required to work at their own pace and level of expertise. Arleen Ruth Urban, the instructor for this program, is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America. A winner of numerous awards, her commissioned portraits hang in the many Garden City homes. To register for this program, please visit the Garden City Recreation and Parks’ Administrative Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. or if you have a password, you can register online at www. gcreconline.gardencityny.net.

"Zumba Gold" Fitness Classes for the Active Senior or Beginner

Due to popular demand, we have added another “Zumba Gold” exercise class to our weekly calendar! Our

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Tuesday session of our “Zumba Gold” fitness will be held in on Tuesday afternoons at 3:30 pm at The Senior Center. Each 45 minute class, teaching the basics of “Zumba” exercise, is led by Felicia Lovaglio, our certified “Zumba” exercise instructor. This class is geared for seniors or the beginner adult. The ten week session began Tuesday, February 6th. The price for the session is $60. To register, please visit the Recreation and Parks Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue.

Special Events for February

Wednesday, February 21 at 1 pm – The Weather and You – What are they talking about every night on the news? Historian John Ellis Kordes will visit to give us a basic understanding of the weather and how to follow the reports. Thursday, February 22 - Computer Class, Computer Kindergarten at 10 am – This is a slow-paced, user-friendly class for beginner computer users. We will cover turning the computer on, the desktop, using the mouse, opening and closing programs, understanding windows elements, getting out of trouble, and the rest of the basics needed to get you up and running. Register for any of the above programs EXCEPT the luncheon by calling The Senior Center at 385-8006. To attend the Mardi Gras Luncheon please visit the Office of Recreation and Parks 108 Rockaway Ave with payment.

Winter and Spring Trips for GC Seniors

Here Garden City Recreation and Parks’ fall 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.

Tuesday, March 6 – Trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show. We will travel by coach bus to Philadelphia for the famous Flower Show! This year’s exhibits will feature “Wonders of Water”, with exotic flowers, a beautiful rain forest, fanciful fountains, and more. The cost of this trip will be $70, checks only made payable to Rendezvous Travel. Lunch will be on your own. Space is limited. To register, please visit the Recreation and Parks Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. Tuesday, April 17 – Brooklyn Brownstones - We will travel by coach bus to Brooklyn where we will explore historic Brooklyn neighborhoods with their tree lined streets and 19th century row houses while we learn about the “brownstone revolution” and the joys of living in Brooklyn. Lunch will be included at Juniors. The cost of this trip will be $85, checks only, made payable to Rendezvous Travel. Wednesday, May 2 – Westbury Manor for Lunch and “Funny Girl” – Join us as we enjoy lunch at Westbury Manor and a performance of the ever popular “Funny Girl”. Lunch begins at noon. The cost for this trip is $40, checks only, made payable to Plaza Theatrical Productions. To register, please visit the Recreation and Parks Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. Thursday, June 14 – Trip to New York Botanical Garden “Visions of Hawaii”. We will travel by coach bus to NY Botanical Garden. The NYBG will present Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawaii, a major exhibition exploring the artist’s immersion in the Hawaiian Islands. Highlights include a stunning display of more than 15 of O’Keefe’s paintings, not seen together since their debut in 1940. Discover a lush flower

GC Retired Men’s Club News Schedule of Events

Monday, February 19 - Closed Monday, February 26 - Sandwiches Monday, March 5 - Pizza Monday, March 12 - Regular Meeting Monday, March 19 - St Patrick’s Day Feast: Corned beef, cabbage, and more. Cost: $15 pp Monday, March 26 - Regular meeting Bowling every Friday during season at Herrill Lanes. Contact Joe Leto at 248-9022. Poker players: check with John Marino at 248-1770. We welcome bridge, and especially nonbridge, players, in order to expand the vari-

ety 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. Lunch is served roughly twice a month.

About the GC Retired Men’s Club

All Garden City men, 55 years and older, are eligible for membership. Annual dues are a very “expensive” $10. Meetings are on Mondays, and a less busy meeting is on Thursdays. Both begin at noon and end at 4:00pm. Check with the GCNews RMC schedule re upcoming meetings. In good weather we offer BBQ, bocce, shuffleboard and horseshoes.

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show evoking the gardens and landscapes that inspired O’Keeffe. We will then have lunch at the Seashore Restaurant on City Island. The cost of this trip will be $90, checks only made payable to Rendezvous Travel.

Exercise for Seniors

Recreation and Parks is offering the following exercise classes for seniors at The Senior Center on Golf Club Lane. For the next few months the classes will be free in order to for you to try each class, after which they will be offered at a nominal charge. Classes are open to all seniors ages 60 and older who are residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City. Classes might be 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 Tai Chi with Connie at 1 pm Meditation with Connie at 2 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 February 12th, there were 6 1/2 tables playing. The results:

North/South 1--Joan Kiernan & Claire Burns 2--Pat Dolan & Gloria Mentzel 3--Barbara Burke & Terry Schoenig

East/West 1--Carmel Quill & Jeanne Harmon 2--Dian Kendrick & Carrie Flapan 3--Charlotte & Mike Curan

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31 John Robert Wittman 1991-2018

John Wittman, 26, of Garden City, New York, passed away on Friday January 12, 2018, after a hard-fought battle with drug addiction. John graduated in 2009 from Garden City High School, where he wrestled and played baseball. John is survived by his mother, Maureen, his father, Bob, and his sister, Elizabeth. John was an ideal son who touched many lives with his wonderful humor and winning personality. He was surrounded by family and friends who loved him dearly, and was embraced by the very best professional support team. John will be greatly missed and we take comfort knowing he is resting in eternal peace.

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IN MEMORIAM

Robert L. Dillmeier

Robert L. Dillmeier

Robert L. Dillmeier, an accomplished entrepreneur, passed away peacefully at his home in Hobe Sound Florida, he was 76 years old. Robert was born to William E. Dillmeier and Doris Laidlaw and raised in Garden City, NY, with his brother William Jr and pre-deceased by younger brother, David. Robert attended St. Joseph’s Elementary School from 8th grade and graduated Garden City HS in 1958, after which he attended Brown University in 1962, graduating with an engineering degree. While at Brown he served as president of the Delta Kapa Epsilon fraternity and played lacrosse. Robert furthered his education at New York University where he earned his Masters of Business Administration. Robert had a very diversified career starting at Paine Webber, Jackson and Curtis as an investment banker. From there he

co-founded Campbell and Dillmeier, a real estate investment trust consulting firm. In 1980, after moving around for work, the family moved into Garden City. Robert was very involved with the youth sports programs and co-founded the Garden City Rams youth lacrosse program shortly after moving into town. He then retired as President and CEO of Dillmeier Enterprises, a glass fabrication company in Fort Smith, Arkansas with offices in Garden City, NY. Robert served on several boards including Knights of Malta, and St Michaels College. Robert was an accomplished seaman, spending much time on the water with his family. He was commodore of the Loblolly Bay Yacht Club. Robert and Margaret retired to Hobe Sound Florida in 2007. Robert was a loving husband to Margaret, father of three children Elizabeth GCHS Class 84’ (Daniel) David -GCHS class 87’(Allyson) and Kurt – GCHS Class of 89’ (Suzanne), and a doting grandfather to Sean, GCHS Class of 2016, Kaitlin, Luke, Matthew, Christopher, Kurt Jr, Eleanor and Peter. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in honor of Robert L. Dillmeier to either: Treasure Coast Hospice 1201 SE Indian Street Stuart, FL 34997 or Trinity Catholic Junior High 1205 South Albert Pike Fort Smith, AR 72903 (479) 782-2451 All Trinity Catholic Junior High donations received will be doubled by a funding benefactor.

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Community Church celebrates Scout Sunday

On January 28th, several Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts celebrated “Scout Sunday” at the Garden City Community Church. Scouts led fellow church members through the service’s Responsive Call to Worship, Welcome and Unison Prayer/ Lord’s Prayer. As they do in their official meetings, the Scouts stood and recited the Pledge of Allegiance and their respective Oath or Promise. Scout Master and church member Roger Tusiani-Eng spoke to the congregation about the benefits of Scouting. Roger also encouraged other church members and children to “get off the

couch, put down the video games and iPhones,” and enjoy all that Scouting has to offer families. During the Scout Sunday Children’s Message, Reverend Dr. Ian Rottenberg spoke about the similar service work regularly undertaken by both Scouting and the Community Church and what it means to be “reverent” and to do our “duty to God.” Following the Children’s Message emphasis on service to God and others continued in Church School. Boy Scouts Tommy Melkonian and Michael Tusiani-Eng asked the children to create Valentine’s Day cards for senior citizens living at the Westbury Bristol.

Boy Scouts recite their Oath

Church School children of all ages created over 25 lovely cards for the seniors. For an extra-sweet touch, lollipops were attached to the cards. Participating Girl and Boy Scouts each received a Scout Sunday “fun patch”. Interested in joining scouting? Potential Girl Scouts should call Girl Scouts of Nassau County at 516-741-2550 or visit the GSNC.org website. Potential Boy Scouts should call the Theodore Roosevelt Council at 516-797-7600 or visit www.trcbsa.org. The Garden City Community Church is located at the corner of Stewart Avenue and Whitehall Boulevard. It is an “Open & Affirming” congregation

of the United Church of Christ (Protestant), so no matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey all are welcome! On Sundays the GCCC has 8:30 Communion in the Chapel and 10:30AM in the Sanctuary. We also offer an alternate service on Wednesday evenings at 8PM in Gardner Hall. Weekly Forums are held on Sundays at 9:30AM. The Garden City Community Church is handicap-accessible with ramps on the Whitehall Boulevard side of the church and a full elevator to the lower level. Please email churchoffice@ gardencitycommunitychurch.org or go to www.gardencitycommunitychurch. org or call 516.746

Girl Scouts are ready to recite their Promise

Scout Master Tusiani-Eng speaks about the benefits of scouting

Rev. Ian Rottenberg gives the Children’s Message

Scouts introduce the Service Project to Church School students

Leading the congregation in the Lord’s Prayer

Valentine cards for senior citizens

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Mindfulness-based childbirth & parenting program at the Cathedral

The Cathedral of the Incarnation announces that it will host the Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting Program (MBCP), a clinicallyvalidated program that combines childbirth and parenting preparation with mindfulness meditation. “We are excited to be offering this program through the cathedral,” says the Rev. Morgan Mercer Ladd, Minor Canon for Family Ministries. “The MBCP is a wonderful tool for parents looking for concrete skills to engage the challenges of parenting with wisdom and joy,” Ladd adds. While most people are familiar with a simple childbirth preparation format, the MBCP expands the information component to include

meditation techniques to reduce anxiety, manage pain, and increase communication between partners. And the research studies on parents who complete the MBCP are promising: couples who complete the course report less anxiety and depression and a greater sense of wellbeing before and after having their babies. The cathedral is partnering with childbirth educator Kristy Zadrozny, the founder and director of the Manhattanbased doula practice Expecting(nyc). Zadrozny, who has spent thousands of hours preparing couples for the process of childbirth, has seen the positive impact of the MBCP firsthand. “The MBCP offers parents concrete skills to

get through whatever life throws at them, with more ease, confidence, and even humor. Childbirth and parenting requires patience, and mindfulness practice is building exactly that: patience to with whatever is happening, moment by moment, non-judgmentally,” says Zadrozny. The MBCP is a nine-week course that will be held here in Garden City at Christ Episcopal Church on Tuesday nights from 6:30-9:30 PM. The upcoming session will begin on February 27. For more information and registration, visitwww.incarnationgc. org/maternalhealthproject.

Rev. Morgan Mercer Ladd, Minor Canon for Family Ministries

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GC Friends of STEM: Rocking for Robotics!

Leo’s Midway Restaurant hosted a very successful fundraiser for the community organization, Garden City Friends of STEM (GCFS). The GCFS is truly grateful for the supportive donations that keep (rock and) rolling in, and are approaching $3,000! These funds will build our burgeoning reputation as a stronghold for robotics teams, in addition to scholarship funding, and supporting all district-related STEM programs. “Al Stevenson, Leo’s manager, was incredibly gracious and generous for not only hosting our event but to give us two big screen TV’s in addition to brunch for four. Leo’s is a fixture in our community and it was terrific to partner with them to raise funds that will go directly to helping our community’s children,” said Matt Wakeham, GCFS executive director-elect. Garden City jewelers J.E.Lund on Franklin Avenue drew in a drove of raffles with a gorgeous topaz pendant necklace valued at $700. The Men’s Association was in attendance and know their audience, so

they generously sponsored the Lego Mindstorms Kit donation valued at $300. The home grown band, Los Bad Hombres, performed for their loyal following and GCFS supporters, and rocked the night away with their eclectic rock n’ roll mix combined with southern rockabilly. The lead singer is an adult student of the Music Academy of Garden City. MAGC was exceedingly kind to donate $200 in lessons. Music lessons are not just for kids -- it’s never too late! And it’s never too late to join GCFS at gcfstem.org as a family member or as a corporate sponsor to strengthen the foundation of stellar STEM programs in Garden City. A huge thank you to our community partners in The Men’s Association and Los Bad Hombres. Please support our generous business partners: J.E. Lund Jewelers, Leo’s Midway Restaurant, and the Music Academy of Garden City. Stay tuned for our STEM Talks series beginning on March 7th. Together we’re developing our future scientists!

Danielle Genova, GCFS advisor, proudly holds the Lego Mindstorm Kit donated The Men’s Association - but she had to give it to the raffle winner!

Trish Lynch, GCFS founder/executive director, certainly deserved the Leo’s Brunch for 4 raffle.

Los Bad Hombres Rocked for Robotics: Rob Bradley (bass), Al Stevenson from Leo’s (honorary Los Bad Hombre), Dave Sanossian (lead guitar), JR Fuertes (drums), and Joe Cupani (lead singer/guitar)


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A camp where “Summer Is For Everyone!“

Focusing on its motto, “summer is for everyone,” Patrick Barry, a Rotarian from the Patchogue Club, was welcomed on Monday, February 12, to report on Camp Pa Qua Tuck, a specialized sleep-away camp for children with physical and developmental disabilities. Founded by the Rotary Club of the Moriches, the camp has been in operation for 70 years, serving as a respite for parents of children with special needs. Pa Qua Tuck offers all the activities of any sleep-away camp, including a recreation center, in-ground swimming pool, row boats, campfires, movie nights, arts and crafts, adaptive sports and games, plus more. Campers range from 6-21 years in age (plus alumni 21+) with most physical and developmental challenges. In its early days, most campers suffered from polio and other physical disabilities. Today, approximately

65% of campers have an autism spectrum disorder. Camp staff work with parents to discuss each child’s special needs and create personalized care plans. Pa Que Tuck has also created a year-round respite program for parents with sessions offered on select weekends from September through May. Patrick told of the funds needed to maintain the Camp’s operations, an ongoing effort shared by Moriches Rotary. Pa Qua Tuck’s Senior Patron, Steve Fuoco, told of the camp’s fundraising golf outing which has raised more than two million dollars over time in support of the Camp.

Perennial Restaurant Owner to Speak

Coming up on February 26, Peter Mistretta, owner of the new Perennial Restaurant at 990 Franklin Avenue, will report on the restaurant’s “farm-to-table” cuisine. A commitment to the growing seasons and to the dedicated people who grow and harvest food, Peter

Alba Spinelli, Club President; Scamp Pa Qua Tuck’s Stephen Fuoco and Patrick Barry; with Althea Robinson, Speakers Bureau Co-chair.

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THIS WEEK AT ROTARY

says Perennial will offer food and drinks served by passionate people with a focus on high-quality and locally-grown ingredients. “Guests can know that the food they are enjoying is sustainable and as locally sourced as is possible. I love the amazing produce, fish, dairy, wine, draft beers, and spirits being produced here on Long Island. My wife Ashley and I believe that Garden City is truly the perfect location,” says Peter. Perennial is now open for dinner. Attending Club members and guests on February 26th, will receive menus as a preview to Perennial’s farm-to-table cuisine. Rotary holds luncheon meetings on the 2nd and 4th Mondays throughout the year at the Garden City Hotel, 12:15-1:30 p.m. To learn about Rotary, or to attend the February 26th luncheon meeting (at $25 person), please call Alba Spinelli, president at 516-3078870.

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“Two Cathedrals, One Road” STORY AND PHOTOS BY JOHN ELLIS KORDES

Wherever you travel in the United States, whether in a small village or in a big city, you will find churches. They vary in size, architecture and denomination. The United States was founded very much as a Christian nation (but allowed freedom of religion to everyone) and today about 78% of the U.S.

population still identifies themselves as Christian (2% Jewish and 1.5% Muslim). In Garden City there are eleven houses of worship and all are unique and I’m sure appreciated by their congregations. However, one has always stood out architecturally in Garden City from the time it was completed in 1885 -

the Cathedral of the Incarnation. Recently, while traveling from the church I grew up in (the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. Paul on Cathedral Avenue just over the Garden City border in Hempstead) north into Garden City something occurred to me. As I rode along Cathedral Avenue

and passed by the Cathedral of the Incarnation, I thought to myself that these two cathedrals represent two of the finest examples of their respective architecture you can find anywhere in suburbia and they’re both on the same road less than a mile apart!

The Cathedral of the Incarnation

in 1869. He had created the concept of the department store and by the middle of the 19th century A.T. Stewart & Co. was a household name. He and his wife lived in a magnificent mansion in New York City on the northwest corner of Fifth Avenue and 34th Street. They never lived in Garden City and had no children. The Cathedral Schools of St. Mary’s and St. Paul’s were also part of the memorial. The Cathedral was to be Stewart’s final resting place but while the Cathedral was under construction his body was stolen and held for ransom from the St. Mark’s churchyard in New York City. No one knows for sure if the remains were returned. Cornelia Stewart died in 1886 and she was laid to rest in the Cathedral’s crypt. The Cathedral of the Incarnation was built with Belleville, New Jersey, brownstone in a 13th century decorative English Gothic style. Its spire is over 200 feet high and was the tallest structure on Long Island at the time. The original organ was one of the finest in the country and cost $50,000. The bells in the bell tower are from the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition and number thirteen, representing the original thirteen colonies. The beautiful stained glass windows were custom made in London, England, by Clayton, Bell & Co. and the interior marble is of the highest quality. Every Memorial Day the Cathedral has its fair and offers tours of the interior. If you have never been inside it is well worth it as people have visited this cathedral from around the world for over a century.

The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. Paul

have visited St. Paul’s to experience the mosaics, icons and Greek Orthodox traditions. The late Father Nicholas Magoulias was the face of St. Paul’s Cathedral for most of its existence and oversaw the decades long artistic transformation of the Cathedral. Every year around the first weekend in June is the four day long Greek Festival. It is quite an experience and the food is incredible. During the festival, tours of the Cathedral’s interior are offered and I highly recommend it.

The Cathedral of the Incarnation is the Seat of the Protestant Episcopal Church on Long Island. It was completed in 1885 on Cathedral Avenue and took nine years and over one million dollars to construct. It was built as part of an elaborate memorial to Garden City’s founder A. T. Stewart, who died in 1876, by his wife, Cornelia. Stewart, who was one of the wealthiest men to ever live in this country, had founded Garden City

The original hand carved massive front doors and spiral tower staircase in the Cathedral of the Incarnation.

Built on Cathedral Avenue in Hempstead in the 1950’s, this cathedral is a classic example of Byzantine architecture. Over several decades the interior has been completely covered with exquisite mosaics depicting scenes from the Bible. The artwork is from the 13th and 14th century of Byzantine Art and the craftsmanship of the artists involved is breathtaking. Theologians and art scholars from near and far

The interior of the Cathedral of St. Paul at Christmas with the magnificent real Christmas tree on the right.


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An interior view from above inside the Cathedral of the Incarnation during a ceremony shows the beautiful Gothic arches and columns.

2000 Years of Christianity As a professional photographer, I have had the opportunity to be in many churches and found the variations on Christianity quite interesting. Many people only experience their own church and traditions and are unaware of how Christianity developed into so many denominations. Following the death of Jesus Christ in 33 AD for almost 1,000 years the Christian church was united. However, the church would split around this time known as the “Great Schism” from east to west. “East”

The High Altar inside the Cathedral of the Incarnation features a magnificent cross donated by Bishop Littlejohn who was the bishop in 1885.

Looking up the center aisle towards the alter underneath the dome all decorated with exquisite mosaics inside the Cathedral of St. Paul.

meaning Greece, Asia and the Middle East and “west” referred to Europe. The language of the west was Latin and in the east Greek. The west revolved around Rome and the east it was Constantinople. Over time, in Rome, the Pope began to take on a greater authority and the west and east began to drift further apart. Changes began to happen in the western church which was now called “Roman Catholicism” (the eastern church was now called “Orthodox Christianity”). About 400 years after the Great Schism, many Christians in the west began to oppose what they felt were distortions of the Christian faith. This “protest” led to the “Protestant Reformation.” In 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of his church in Germany which eventually led to the Lutheran Church. In France, the reform movement led by John Calvin led to the Presbyterian Church. In England, in 1529, King Henry VIII was unhappy that the Pope would not approve his divorce so he broke ties with Rome and made himself the head of the new Church of England. These initial breaks with Rome were just the beginning as for centuries to this very day the western church has splintered into hundreds of denominations including Puritans, Methodists, Baptists and so on especially in the “New World.” The first church founded in the American colonies was the Episcopal Church in 1607. In 1789, it became independent from the Church of England. Today, the largest Christian affiliation in the Untied States is with various denominations of the Protestant Church. The

second largest group are Catholics. Despite all the upheaval and division in the west, in the east the Orthodox Christians remained unchanged and continued as one united church with no reformations. It has preserved, unchanged, the original Christian faith going back to the time of the Apostles. There are some cultural differences from country to country (i.e. Greek Orthodox, Russian Orthodox etc.) but the faith remains unchanged and united. As America was mostly settled by western European immigrants, Orthodox Christianity is not as well known as Protestants and Catholics, but it continues to grow as more and more people return to their Christian roots.

The large dome inside the Cathedral of St. Paul shows Christ surrounded by members of his genealogy in beautiful hand crafted mosaics.


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LEGAL NOTICE Notice of formation of Kathleen M Higdon LLC ; Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York SSNY on 1/23/2018. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to 105 Mulberry Ave Garden City NY 11530. Purpose: any lawful purpose. GC 0727 6X 02/02,09,16,23,3/02,09 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF Grace Womens Wellness LLC. Arts of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/27/2017. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. The principal business address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her is: 197 Brompton Rd., Garden City, NY 11530 Purpose: any lawful act or activity. GC 0730 6X 02/09,16,23,03/02,09,16 LEGAL NOTICE Notice of formation of Mary X. Lo Galbo, LLC; Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York SSNY on 1/30/2018. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to 40 Washington Avenue Garden City New York 11530. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. GC 0731 6X 02/09,16,23,03/02,09,16 LEGAL NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE OF COUNTY TREASURER’S SALE OF TAX LIENS ON REAL ESTATE Notice is hereby given that I shall, commencing on February 20, 2018, sell at public on-line auction the tax liens on real estate herein-after described, unless the owner, mortgagee, occupant of or any other party-in-interest in such real estate shall pay to the County Treasurer by February 15, 2018 the total amount of such unpaid taxes or assessments with the interest, penalties and other expenses and charges, against the property. Such tax liens will be sold at the lowest rate of interest, not exceeding 10 per cent per six month’s period, for which any person or persons shall offer to take the total amount of such unpaid taxes as defined in section 5-37.0 of the Nassau County Administrative Code. Effective with the February 20, 2018 lien sale, Ordinance No. 175-2015 requires a $125.00 per day registration fee for each person

L E G A L who intends to bid at the tax lien sale. Ordinance No. 175-2015 also requires that upon the issuance of the Lien Certificate there is due from the lien buyer a Tax Certificate Issue Fee of $20.00 per lien purchased. Pursuant to the provisions of the Nassau County Administrative Code at the discretion of the Nassau County Treasurer the auction will be conducted online. Further information concerning the procedures for the auction is available at the website of the Nassau County Treasurer at: https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/526/CountyTreasurer Should the Treasurer determine that an in-person auction shall be held, same will commence on the 20th day of February, 2018 at the Office of The County Treasurer 1 West Street, Mineola or at some other location to be determined by the Treasurer. The liens are for arrears of School District taxes for the year 2016 2017 and/or County, Town, and Special District taxes for the year 2017. The following is a partial listing of the real estate located in school district number(s) 18 in the Town of Hempstead only, upon which tax liens are to be sold, with a brief description of the same by reference to the County Land and Tax Map, the name of the owner or occupant as the same appears on the 2018/2019 tentative assessment roll, and the total amount of such unpaid taxes.

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THE NAMES OF OWNERS SHOWN ON THIS LIST MAY NOT NECESSARILY BE THE NAMES OF THE PERSONS OWNING THE PROPERTY AT THE TIME OF THIS ADVERTISEMENT. SUCH NAMES HAVE BEEN TAKEN FROM THE 2018/2019 TENTATIVE ASSESSMENT ROLLS AND MAY DIFFER FROM THE NAMES OF THE OWNERS AT THE TIME OF PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. IT MAY ALSO BE THAT SUCH OWNERS ARE NOMINAL ONLY AND ANOTHER PERSON IS ACTUALLY THE BENEFICIAL OWNER. Town of Hempstead School:18 Garden City UFSD Name Amount Parcel Group Lot MACMILLAN JOHN & DUNCAN 7,457.14 09439 0018B 18B-20B RADICY ALBERTO & BLANCA 10,456.90 09442 0039A 39A,39B ABBATE CAROL A 1,001.81 09671 0001A LESHCHINSKY MARAT & KEYSERMAN N 32,077.67 33 C 05240 BASHFORD MARK & JEANNETTE7,013.61 33007 00420 42-45 ZINGA ANTHONY & LORRAINE 1,243.80 33011 00370 37-39

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SCARLATA JOHN C & CARINESCARLA1,966.41 33020 00050 5-8 AIOSA JAMES & JENNIFER 2,496.34 33024 00010 1-4 HOEY JR THOMAS J & WENDY LIFE E 3,925.08 33024 00540 54-57 DELFOE VIRGINIA 20,917.63 33027 01330 EIGL SUZANNE 16,739.05 33051 00150 15-18 FORTNEY DONNA 2,187.50 33072 00140 14-16 ATRIA T BLASSO & JOSEPH 16,749.13 33072 00320 32-35 BALDESSARI KEVIN & DEBORAH1,741.89 33080 00010 1-3 BALDESSARI KEVIN & DEBORAH367.22 33080 00040 4-5 BRESSINGHAM JAMES & MARIE L 13,631.62 33084 00380 38-41 AYERS GEORGE E & MARIA E TRUSTS4,972.18 33226 00330 33-34 CANNON MICHAEL 3,055.08 33252 00110 11-13 MCGOWAN EAMON 20,031.58 33255 00440 44-46 HC CAPITAL HOLDINGS LLC 605.49 33255 00780 78-80 MATTONE RICHARD & CHRISTINE2,016.33 33258 00380 38-40 DIAGOSTINO DONNA A 1,757.38 33280 01620 SIRICO JR HERCULES M & LISA 3,019.73 33280 01650 SCHROEDER SPENCER & ANNETTE943.87 33290 00010 1-4 Town of Hempstead School:18 Garden City UFSD Name Amount Parcel Group Lot GRIFFITHS EILEEN 2,429.07 33329 00640 64-65 WASSEM ANN CRAVEN & JEAN1,617.37 33355 03300 330-331 HAHN FREDERICK & JEAN 13,587.52 33527 01050 PRETZFELDER GLORIA H 2,674.90 33532 02380 238-241 THAYER TRUST 1,649.83 33533 01320 132-134,202-203 RUBIN LYNDA 6,084.87 33533 02080 VEGA LUIS PEREZ 1,370.24 33558 00150 15,16,68,73 TESTANI JACQUELINE P 1,532.85 33581 00510 51-53 GULLO GARY & GINA 1,524.25 33611 00010 1-3 SMITTEN JEFFREY C 4,481.73 34 K 00980 ANCONA ACQUISITIONS 35,302.91 34003 00230 23-26 CZAPLICKI ELIZABETH 1,438.23 34007 00510 51-53

PEPICELLI JOSEPH & ANNA 1,416.71 34009 00170 17-19 AFRIDI SAEED & MARIANELA 2,662.49 34009 00780 ROBINS DONNA 9,550.01 34021 00530 53-54 RESSMEYER HELMUT 6,028.98 34024 00110 11-13 LEAHY THOMAS 1,246.38 34027 00010 1-5 MASTAGLIO JAMES & BRIDGETTE15,571.08 34029 00660 66-68 HANSEN KATHLEEN 2,605.91 34030 00720 WALLACE KERRY 1,240.38 34031 00750 MALOOF MICHEL JOHN 15,441.87 34040 00670 TYNAN ROBERT & ELLEN A 6,087.93 34041 02240 BALAN DANIELLE 34044 00400

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1051 FRANKLIN AVENUE LLC 132,994.63 34045 00410 Town of Hempstead School:18 Garden City UFSD Name Amount Parcel Group Lot LASALLA PETER & JULIEBETH 6,676.81 34064 02230 BICKEL HENRY & SUSAN 725.14 34065 0007UCA01730 7 CA 173 UNIT 129 RICCA ETAL EDWARD 3,894.89 34070 0004UCA00210 4 CA21 UNIT

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SEVENTH STREET PROPERTIES LLC 9,778.22 34070 0005UCA00360 5 CA 36 UNIT 4 WAGNER RICHARD & MARIA 1,868.35 34089 01010 DEMETRIAU REALTY CORP 3,718.38 34089 01430 14 GLEN COVE ROAD LLC 12,514.30 34091 0018UCA02750 1066.001 DEVITO MICHAEL 4,192.49 34091 0121UCA01410 121 CA 141 UNIT 304 SCHMIDT ROBERT & SUSAN R 5,780.62 34091 0124UCA01680 124 CA 168 UNIT 201 RUDOLPH GERARD E & JEAN 2,144.11 34094 00120 TALMADGE TARA LYNN 2,676.68 34097 00750 RIPP STEPHEN & MARTHA 1,923.40 34106 01040 104,206 LOMBARDI ELMO & MARY 1,252.30 34108 00390 39-41 MOORE RAYMOND & PATRICIA 4,395.46 34118 00060

CONERS BRUCE & CHRISTINE 1,313.48 34121 01410 MULLER RICHARD & TERESA 12,634.16 34141 00750 75-77 CHANG JUNG HUAN 12,912.93 34143 00060 LUTFY JOHN & FRAN 17,468.71 34145 00140 BATES RICHARD H & JILL 439.48 34146 00110 BATES RICHARD H & JILL 2,042.13 34146 00120 12-15 SARCINELLI CHRISTINE 4,508.89 34151 03360 O’MALLEY JOHN E LE 13,991.98 34167 00350 35-37 107 WILLOW INC 11,968.11 34168 00640 64-67 MULLIN CHRISTOPHER & COLLEEN2,199.21 34184 01110 111-113 Town of Hempstead School:18 Garden City UFSD Name Amount Parcel Group Lot BONVISSUTO MARK J & PATRICIA M 3,583.80 34184 03280 CROUCHLEY PETER 10,448.54 34249 01020 MCLEOD ALLAN & JENNIFER 992.14 34249 01190 MCLEOD ALLAN & JENNIFER 18,531.18 34249 01210 MCLEOD ALLAN & JENNIFER 1,008.75 34249 01230 BERKOWITZ MEREDITH 2,597.09 34527 00290 WHITTAKER DIANA D 13,909.72 34528 00100 SMITH MELISSA 11,857.40 34530 00560 RUSS JOHN & KATHLEEN 2,655.46 34532 00250 KAFTAN GEORGE & ELIZABETH6,828.67 34532 00270 CODY GEORGE J & MANUELITA1,488.99 34540 00160 MAHMOUD MOHAMMED & NUR KEDIJA 1,751.35 34550 01040 MORTENT MM CORP 23,459.30 44 D 0007A TERMS OF SALE Such tax liens shall be sold subject to any and all superior tax liens of sovereignties and other municipalities and to all claims of record which the County may have thereon and subject to the provisions of the Federal and State Soldier’s and Sailors’ Civil Relief Acts. However, such tax liens shall have priority over the County’s Differential Interest Lien, representing the excess, if any, of the interest and penalty borne at the maximum rate over the interest and penalty borne at the rate at which the lien is purchased.


45 The Purchaser acknowledges that the tax lien(s) sold pursuant to these Terms of Sale may be subject to pending bankruptcy pro-

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subject to such proceedings which may be commenced during the period in which a lien is held by a successful bidder or the assignee of same, which may modify a Purchaser’s rights with respect to the lien(s) the property securing same. Such bankruptcy proceedings shall not affect the validity of the tax lien. In addition to being subject to pending bankruptcy proceedings and/or the Federal and State Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Acts, said purchaser’s right of foreclosure may be affected by the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act (FIRREA), 12 U.S.C. ss 1811 et. seq., with regard to real property under Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) receivership. The County Treasurer reserves the right, without further notice and at any time, to withdraw from sale any of the parcels of land or premises herein listed. The rate of interest and penalty which any person purchases the tax lien shall be established by his bid. Each purchaser, immediately after the sale thereof, shall pay to the County Treasurer ten per cent of the amount from which the tax liens have been sold and the remaining ninety per cent within thirty days after such sale. If the purchaser at the tax sale shall fail to pay the remaining ninety per cent within ten days after he has been notified by the County Treasurer that the certificates of sale are ready for delivery, then all deposited with the County Treasurer including but not limited to the ten per cent theretofore paid by him shall, without further notice or demand, be irrevocably forfeited by the purchaser and shall be retained by the County Treasurer as liquidated damages and the agreement to purchase be of no further effect. Time is of the essence in this sale. This sale is held pursuant to the Nassau County Administrative Code and interested parties are referred to such Code for additional information as to terms of sale, rights of purchasers, maximum rates of interest and other legal incidents of the sale. Furthermore, as to the bidding, 1. The bidder(s) agree that they will not work with any other bidder(s) to increase, maintain or stabilize interest rates or collaborate with any other bidder(s) to gain an unfair competitive advantage in the random number generator in the event of a tie bid(s) on a tax certificate. Bidder(s) further agree not to employ any bidding strategy designed to create an unfair competitive advantage in the tiebreaking process in the upcoming tax sale nor work with any other

bidder(s) to engage in any bidding strategy that will result in a rotational award of tax certificates. 2. The tax certificate(s) the Bidder will bid upon, and the interest rate(s) bid, will be arrived at independently and without direct or indirect consultation, communication or agreement with any other bidder and that the tax certificate(s) the Bidder will bid upon, and the interest rate(s) to be bid, have not been disclosed, directly or indirectly, to any other bidder, and will not be disclosed, directly or indirectly, to any other bidder prior to the close of bidding. No attempt has been made or will be made to, directly or indirectly, induce any other bidder to refrain from bidding on any tax certificate, to submit complementary bids, or to submit bids at specific interest rates. 3. The bids to be placed by the Bidder will be made in good faith and not pursuant to any direct or indirect, agreement or discussion with, or inducement from, any other bidder to submit a complementary or other noncompetitive bid. 4. If it is determined that the bidder(s) have violated any of these bid requirements then their bid shall be voided and if they were the successful bidder the lien and any deposits made, in connection with, said bid shall be forfeited. This list includes only tax liens on real estate located in Town of Hempstead. Such other tax liens on real estate are advertised as follows: Town of Hempstead Dist 1001 HEMPSTEAD/UNIONDALE TIMES NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEW YORK TREND NEWSDAY UNIONDALE BEACON Dist 1002 HEMPSTEAD/UNIONDALE TIMES NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY UNIONDALE BEACON Dist 1003 EAST MEADOW BEACON EAST MEADOW HERALD NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEIGHBOR NEWSPAPERS NEWSDAY Dist 1004 BELLMORE HERALD MERRICK/BELLMORE TRIBUNE NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEIGHBOR NEWSPAPERS NEWSDAY Dist 1005 HICKSVILLE ILLUSTRATED NEWS LEVITTOWN TRIBUNE NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEIGHBOR NEWSPAPERS NEWSDAY Dist 1006 NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY SEAFORD HERALD CITIZEN

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HERALD NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY ROCKAWAY JOURNAL Dist 1020 LYNBROOK/EAST ROCKAWAY HERALD NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY ROCKVILLE CENTRE HERALD Dist 1021 NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY ROCKVILLE CENTRE HERALD ROCKVILLE CENTRE TRIBUNE Dist 1022 FLORAL PARK BULLETIN NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY THE GATEWAY Dist 1023 NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY SEAFORD HERALD CITIZEN WANTAGH HERALD CITIZEN Dist 1024 NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY VALLEY STREAM HERALD VALLEY STREAM/MALVERN TRIBUNE Town of Hempstead Dist 1025 MERRICK HERALD MERRICK/BELLMORE TRIBUNE NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY Dist 1026 HICKSVILLE ILLUSTRATED NEWS LEVITTOWN TRIBUNE NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY Dist 1027 MALVERNE/WEST HEMPSTEAD HERALD NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY WEST HEMPSTEAD BEACON Dist 1028 LONG BEACH HERALD LONG BEACH TRIBUNE NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY Dist 1029 MERRICK HERALD MERRICK/BELLMORE TRIBUNE NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY Dist 1030 NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY VALLEY STREAM HERALD VALLEY STREAM/MALVERN TRIBUNE Dist 1031 ISLAND PARK TRIBUNE NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY OCEANSIDE/ISLAND PARK HERALD Dist 1201 EAST MEADOW BEACON EAST MEADOW HERALD NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY WESTBURY TIMES Dist 1205 NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE

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L E G A L GLEN COVE RECORD PILOT LOCUST VALLEY LEADER NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY Dist 3002 GLEN COVE RECORD PILOT LOCUST VALLEY LEADER NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY Dist 3003 JERICHO NEWS JOURNAL NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY SYOSSET JERICHO TRIBUNE Dist 3004 LOCUST VALLEY LEADER LONG ISLAND PRESS NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY Town of Oyster Bay Dist 3006 LOCUST VALLEY LEADER LONG ISLAND PRESS NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY Dist 3008 NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY OYSTER BAY ENTERPRISE PILOT OYSTER BAY GUARDIAN Dist 3009 NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY OYSTER BAY ENTERPRISE PILOT OYSTER BAY GUARDIAN Dist 3011 NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY OYSTER BAY ENTERPRISE PILOT SYOSSET ADVANCE Dist 3012 NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY SYOSSET ADVANCE SYOSSET JERICHO TRIBUNE Dist 3013 NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY SYOSSET ADVANCE SYOSSET JERICHO TRIBUNE Dist 3014 JERICHO NEWS JOURNAL NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY SYOSSET JERICHO TRIBUNE Dist 3015 JERICHO NEWS JOURNAL NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY SYOSSET JERICHO TRIBUNE Dist 3017 HICKSVILLE ILLUSTRATED NEWS HICKSVILLE/LEVITTOWN TRIBUNE NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY Town of Oyster Bay Dist 3018 BETHPAGE TRIBUNE NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY PLAINVIEW/OLD BETHPAGE HERALD Dist 3019 BETHPAGE NEWSGRAM NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE

NEWSDAY PLAINVIEW/OLD BETHPAGE HERALD Dist 3020 BETHPAGE NEWSGRAM BETHPAGE TRIBUNE NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY Dist 3021 BETHPAGE NEWSGRAM BETHPAGE TRIBUNE NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY Dist 3022 FARMINGDALE OBSERVER MASSAPEQUA POST NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY Dist 3023 MASSAPEQUA POST MASSAPEQUAN OBSERVER MID-ISLAND TIMES NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY Dist 3024 GLEN COVE RECORD PILOT GOLD COAST GAZETTE NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY Dist 3203 LONG ISLAND PRESS NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY ROSLYN NEWS ROSLYN TIMES Town of Oyster Bay Dist 3306 FARMINGDALE OBSERVER MASSAPEQUA POST MASSAPEQUAN OBSERVER NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY City of Glen Cove Dist 4005 GLEN COVE RECORD PILOT GOLD COAST GAZETTE LOCUST VALLEY LEADER NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY City of Long Beach Dist 5028 LONG BEACH HERALD LONG BEACH TRIBUNE NASSAU COUNTY WEBSITE NEWSDAY Nassau County does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to or access to, or treatment or employment in, its services, programs, or activities. Upon request, accommodations such as those required by the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) will be provided to enable individuals with disabilities to participate in all services, programs, activities and public hearings and events conducted by the Treasurer’s Office. Upon request, information can be made available in braille, large print, audio tape or other alternative formats. For additional information, please call 571-2090 Ext. 13715. Dated: January 30, 2018 THE NASSAU COUNTY TREASURER MINEOLA, NEW YORK GC 0732 1X 2/16

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID CLEANING SERVICES The Viscardi Center, Henry Viscardi School & Abilities, Inc. (Owner) will receive sealed bids at their facility located at 201 I.U. Willets Road, Albertson, NY 11507 until 11:00am on Friday, March 16, 2018 for cleaning services for five (5) buildings approximately 150,000 sq. ft. in total consisting of VCT/Forbo, carpeting and ceramic floors. Services to include classrooms, medical area, rest rooms, cafeteria, office space, pool and locker rooms and the Independent Living House which is located on the property. A walk through will be conducted on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 3:30pm at which time all bidding documents may be obtained. All interested Vendors must pre-register with Maureen Begina, Purchasing Manager at 516-465-1558 prior to the walk through. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids received and to accept any bid which it deems to be most favorable to the interest of the Owner. No bid shall be withdrawn pending the decision of the Owner. Bids must include a minimum of three (3) references and the Company must have five (5) years of experience with commercial accounts. Bids may be emailed, mailed or hand delivered delivered to: Maureen Begina Purchasing Manager The Viscardi Center 201 I.U. Willets Road Albertson, NY 11507 516-465-1558 mbegina@viscardicenter.org GC 0733 1X 02/16 LEGAL NOTICE Notice of formation of ED BUZY & ASSOCIATES, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York SSNY on 01/19/2018 Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC 1967 Wehrle Dr, Suite 1 #086, Buffalo, NY 14221. Purpose: any lawful purpose. GC 0734 6X 02/16,23,03/02,09,16,23 LEGAL NOTICE 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 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. to take action on the following matters: 1. APPEAL OF JOSE GARCIA & VANESSA PISANI for variances of the provisions of Sections 200-31.A and 200-52.C of the Village Code, so as to allow for the construction of a 657 sq. ft. 1 story West side addition, with 43.5’ lineal feet of attached 9.5’ high louvered panels and a 49 sq. ft. basement stair, with the maintenance of a gate, fencing and a 21 sq. ft. shed and garbage pail enclosure at the side, of the dwelling known as 3 KENWOOD ROAD (Map of Country life Development, Block E1, Lot 146, R-6 district) the permitting of which would A. reduce the required 30.0’ minimum front yard setback from Washington Avenue to not less than 19.6’ to the wall of the dwelling B. reduce the required 30.0’ minimum front yard setback from Kenwood Road to not less than 27.1’ C. reduce the required minimum setback for accessory structures to not less than 34.6’ from Kenwood Road where 50.0’ is required, for the existing gate and fence. Note: Adjourned in January In accordance with a plot plan filed with the Building Department. 2. APPEAL OF ROBERT MAIER for a variance of the provisions of Section 200-15, of the Village Code, so as to permit the erection of a (236 sq. ft. rear roof over patio), at the existing dwelling known as 73 WHITEHALL BOULEVARD (Map Garden City Estates, Block 57, Lot 17, R-12 District) the construction of which would; A. cause the allowable building area of 2,650 sq. ft. or 20% to be exceeded by 304 sq.ft. (2,954 sq. ft. or 22.28%)in accordance with plans filed with the Building Department. 3. APPEAL OF PETER & NICOLE DOLAN for variance of the provisions of Sections 200-52.C of the Village Code, so as to allow a permit to be issued for the maintenance of a previously installed (91.2’ and 19.5’ lineal feet of 4.0’ high white picket PVC fencing and gate, in the two yards fronting Yale and Garfield streets), at the dwelling known as 42 YALE STREET (Map of

Richlands, Block 2, Lot 1, R-8 district) the granting of which would; A. reduce the required minimum setback for accessory structures to not less than (30.5’) from Yale St. where 50.0’ is required, and B. reduce the required minimum setback for accessory structures to not less than (7.6’) from Garfield St. where 37.5’ is required. In accordance with a plot plan filed with the Building Department. 4. APPLICATION OF CHRISTOPHER & BERNADETTE ALLABASHI for a variance of the provisions of Section 200-46.C, of the Village Code, so as to permit the construction of a (123 sq. ft. first floor side addition with a 272.0 sq. ft. second floor above) while (demolishing a 135 sq. ft. open porch), at the existing dwelling, known as 5 WHITEHALL BOULEVARD (Map of Garden City Estates, Block 87, Lot 14, R-12 district) which would; A. cause the allowable minimum side yard setback of 15.0’ ft. to be reduced no less than (10.38’ ft.) in accordance with a plot plan filed with the Building Department. 5. APPLICATION OF ERIK & KERRI ANDERSEN as per the provisions of Sections 20045 and 200-70, of the Village Code, to grant authorization for the issue of a building permit, to (construct and maintain a 20’ x 40’ in-ground swimming pool with landscaping, and 6’ high chain link fence, in the rear yard) of the premises known as 32 OSBORNE ROAD (Map of Garden City East, Block 139, Lot 3). In accordance with a plot plan filed with the Building Department. 6. APPEAL OF DR. PETER O’NEILL for a variance of the provisions of Section 200-31A of the Village Code, so as to permit the erection of a (40 sq. ft. front portico), at the existing dwelling known as 3 CLAYDON ROAD (Map Country Life Development, Block K, Lot 183, R-6 district) the construction of which would; A. reduce the required 30.0’ ft. minimum front yard setback to not less than (24.4’ ft.) with respect to the front step and portico in accordance with a plot plan filed with the Building


Department. 7. APPEAL OF EDWARD & KATHRYN BURDETT for a variances of the provisions of Section 200-15, 200-52.A and 20052.H, of the Village Code, so as to permit the erection of a (282 sq. ft. first floor and 12 sq. ft. framed chimney with 99 sq. ft. second floor additions at the rear, and a 28 sq. ft. front portico, with the installation of (2) two A/C compressors in the side yard), of the existing dwelling known as 177 MEADBROOK ROAD (Map Garden City Gables, Block 16, Lot 1, R-8 district) the construction of which would; A. cause the allowable building area of 1,514 sq. ft. or 25% to be exceeded by 153 sq. ft. (1,667 sq. ft. or 27.51%), and B. reduce the minimum plot line setback for freestanding cooling equipment of 10.0’ to no less than (5.5’) with respect to the two A/C compressors, and C. reduce the required front setback for accessory structures of 50.0’ to no less than (48.0’) with respect to one A/C compressor. In accordance with plans filed with the Building Department. *Note: this is a modification of a previous variance granted at the February 16, 2017 meeting. 8. APPEAL OF ADAM & DIANNA COHEN for a variance of the provisions of Section 200-15, 200-31 and 20046.C of the Village Code, so as to permit the erection of a (48 sq. ft. first floor addition and 82 sq. ft. portico, with a 293 sq. ft. second floor addition, at the West front; a 138 sq. ft. deck along the South front; a 23 sq. ft. first floor and 42 sq. ft. deck additions in the rear) (demolish 11.5 sq. ft. rear and 79.9 sq. ft. front roof over structures and 27.2 sq. ft. of front chimney frame) at the existing corner dwelling known as 26 GROVE STREET (Map Garden City Lawns, Block 48, Lot 43, R-6

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District) the construction of which would; A. cause the allowable building area of 1,500 sq. ft. or 25% to be exceeded by 258 sq. ft. (1,740 sq. ft. or 29.00%). B. Reduce the 25.0’ required front yard setback along Grove Street to no less than 19.2’ to the portico. C. Reduce the 30.0’ required front yard setback along Meadow Street to no less than 29.9’ to the deck. D. Reduce the required rear yard setback of 15.0’ to no less than 11.42’ to the rear deck and 13.5’ to the rear first floor additions. E. Reduce the required minimum side yard of 8.0’ to no less than 5.8’ to the front deck and 6.0’ to the rear deck. Note: Adjourned from January ZBA. Approved in January from ADRB. In accordance with plans filed with the Building Department. 9. APPEAL OF CATHERINE M. VISCARDI TRUST for a variance of the provisions of Section and 200-62, of the Village Code, so as to permit the alteration of the 2,228 sq. ft. two store retail building, to a single tenancy restaurant “Smok-Haus”, at the existing building in the commercial C-B District known as 7 TWELFTH STREET (Map of Garden City Central, Block 150, Lots 1) the construction of which would: A. not provide the additional nineteen (19) required parking spaces in accordance with a plans filed with the Building Department. 10. APPEAL OF KEVIN & DORINDA BLOSS for a variances of the provisions of Section 200-52.H, of the Village Code, so as to allow for the issue of a mechanical permit to maintain two previously installed A/C compressors in the side yard, of the existing dwelling known as 36 FAIRMOUNT BOULEVARD (Map Richlands,

Block 8, Lot 50, R-6 district) the granting of which would; A. reduce the minimum plot line setback for freestanding cooling equipment of 10.0’ to no less than (6.8’) in accordance with plans filed with the Building Department. 11. APPEAL OF MICHAEL DAVID PROPERTIES. for a variance of the provisions of Sections 200-7 and 200-26.A.(3) of the Village Code, so as to permit the alteration and use of an existing 1,684 sq. ft. first floor portion, as a professional Dentist office, in the building known as 647 FRANKLIN AVENUE (Map of Garden City East, Block 155, Lot K) the construction of which would; A. allow professional office use on the first floor, where only permitted on the second. In accordance with a plot plan filed with the Building Department. END OF CASES The Board may transact any other business that may properly come before the meeting. DATED: February 21, 2018 Garden City, New York 11530  Karen Altman  Village Clerk The Incorporated Village of Garden City does not discriminate 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: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017 GC 0735 1X 02/16

New art class offered by Community Club Arline Palmer, Board of Directors and Studio chairperson for the The Art Department of the Community Club of Garden City and Hempstead, invites you to join a brand new art class, Life Through Art, for all newcomers as well as the seasoned artists. This is a six week workshop starting, Thursday, March 1 from 9:30 to 12:30 and is offered only to members of the Community Club. Artists can choose whether she or he wishes to attend six or eight sessions on Thursdays this spring. Arleen Rueth Urban, PSA, who has been teaching pastel and basic drawing for many years at the Community Club, takes her pastel painting and drawing class to yet another dimension as she also now welcomes oil/acrylic painters, watercolorists, and pencil artists to join and explore the endless possibilities of art in their favorite medium. Beginners interested in learning the basics of drawing techniques from the right side of the brain, will soon advance to painting portraits, still life’s and landscapes in pastel or pencil. Those already engaged in other painting mediums will be exposed to further developing their painting and drawing skills to another level of expertise. Observation of good composition, color techniques, and determining values will be learned. Arleen is a true believer that art is the only enti-

ty in life that improves with age. If you are reading this paragraph, you most likely have a hidden talent or desire that needs to be explored. Her classes are fun, entertaining, and productive. So if you have ever had a desire to experiment with a pencil, pastel, or paint brush, now is the time to take advantage of this rare opportunity to explore in a one-stop shop of artistic endeavors. Anyone who takes this class is eligible to participate in Arleen’s annual Rembrats Art Exhibit in January at the Garden City Library. You will also be welcome to display your masterpieces at the Community Club’s annual art show in May of 2017. If you are interested in learning more about registration and class fees, as well as the workshop, you can either call Arleen at 516 352 6798 or go directly to the Garden City Casino at 51 Cathedral Avenue and register during regular office hours which are 9:30 -12:30 PM on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. You can also call the office at 516 746 048 during those times. The Community Club of Garden City and Hempstead was organized in 1919. It continues to offer members throughout the year numerous programs in the fields of art, music, and literature. Its friendly atmosphere encourages a special camaraderie that combines education with entertainment.

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Thank you to supporters of 43rd Annual Golden Goose Gala

Twigs of NYU Winthrop Hospital Auxiliary is sincerely appreciative of the patrons and supporters who have continuously and graciously supported its signature event, the Golden Goose Gala, through the years. The Goose’s Holiday Shopping Boutique held at the Garden City Casino on November 17th and November 18th 2017 welcomed shoppers to a fine array of eclectic goods from its vendors. Shoppers delighted in purchasing wonderful holiday gifts for

the special people in their lives. As a charitable branch of NYU Winthrop Hospital Auxiliary, Twigs dedicates its volunteer services to the Hospital and its patients and assists the Hospital in promoting the health and welfare of the community. All proceeds from its events benefit various works of NYU Winthrop Hospital. Twigs sincerely thanks its loyal supporters and looks forward to future events serving the Hospital and community.

Judy Smith - Our Secret

Susan - Thorn Hill

Rosemary Long, Christine Petersen, Barbara Garry, Sandra Wu, volunteer cashiers

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Julia Covell - Pinecone Therapy

Melina’s Bowtique

You n I Can

Natalie Hammersley - Beauty Counter

Lori Rosenberg - Red Gems

Loren - Peaceable Hill

Bread & Butter and The Curious Croissant Paddy Buns - Denise McCrann & Linda Moscovitz

Flair Accessory Boutique

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Kimberly Frank Pauley - Bountiful Thymes

Christine Hanson - Battered Cakes

Francine’s Outrageous Fudge Sauce

Jean Moran - Our House Home Renderings

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On Friday night, February 9, friends from Little People’s Play School and Happy Time came together to enjoy a variety of fun activities, crafts, and snacks to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day and to raise funds for a good cause. Hearts and love were everywhere – on shirts, headbands, decorating butterfly

wings, cards, and used to play a few games. The children also learned the importance of exercising and keeping their heart healthy. The evening would not have been complete without pink snacks and some treats to bring home! Staff volunteered their time and talents for this fundraiser and all of the

Stewart Ave. Happy Time is located on Dogwood Ave. Registration is now under way for the 2018-2019 school year. For more information about our schools or to schedule a tour please call 516-9720524.

Pink treats are so much fun to make and delicious to eat.

Having fun with hearts and numbers.

We love listening to stories!

proceeds from the evening will go the American Cancer Society Relay for Life being held at H.F.Carey High School on Friday June 1. Little People’s Play School is located on the corner of Nassau Blvd. &

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News from the Children’s Room

The Daytona 500 will be held on Sunday, February 18, 2018. Race to the Library and pick up some books about the race and Nascar. There are many books on this thrilling sport including: Nascar Racing by Paul Challen, Nascar by Mike Johnstone, Inside the Daytona 500 by Todd Kortemeier, and Unusual and Awesome Jobs in Sports: Pro Team Mascot, pit crew member, and more by Jeremy Johnson. Monday, February 19th is George Washington’s birthday and the start of President’s week. From George Washington through Donald Trump, the Children’s Room has a wide assortment of books on the presidents and President’s Day. February also brings celebrations for the 2018 Olympics, Black History Month, and Chinese New Year. Books about all of this are prominently displayed. Check them out and read all about them.

Children’s Librarians Collaborating with School District for PARP

In March the Children’s Librarians will host two nights of book talks and more, as part of the Garden City School District’s PARP (Parents As Reading Partners) Program. On Monday, March 5, Children’s Librarians will focus on materials for children in grades K-2; and on Tuesday, March 13, Children’s Librarians will focus on materials for children in grades 3-5. These programs are for parents or caregivers. No registration is required. Space is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs will run from 7PM-8PM.

Art from Cathedral Nursery School

The Children’s Room has become an art gallery. We are proudly displaying art created by students from Cathedral Nursery School. Please stop by and admire the creative art by budding artists.

Storytime and Book Discussion Registrations

Registration for Winter storytimes and book discussions began on Tuesday, January 16. Registration for storytimes can be done online via Eventkeeper (www.gardencitypl.org ). Registration for book discussions must be done in person in the Children’s Room. Priority for registration and participation in programs is given to children who are Garden City Public Library cardholders. A new storytime addition Evening Pajama Time for working parents will be held on the following Thursdays in March: 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 at 7:00 PM. This program will be for children ages 3-6 and registration online at

Eventkeeper (www.gardencitypl.org) is required beginning Tuesday, February 13 at 9:30 AM. You must do a separate registration for each child you want enrolled in the program. For more information about Children’s storytimes, book discussions, and special programs, check online on Eventkeeper, or in the Children’s Room for our winter flyers. ***Program schedules are subject to change***

Book Discussions

Registration for book discussions in the Children’s Room began on Tuesday, January 16. Non-residents can register beginning Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 9:30 AM. Please arrive promptly. If you are late, your spot may be given to someone on the waitlist for that day. Chapter Chat, for children presently enrolled in second grade. An introductory book discussion featuring a game, a craft, and more! Program is two hours. Monday, March 19, from - 4 - 6 PM. Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid by Megan McDonald. Book discussion will be followed by a one-hour fun science program with science teacher Chris Buchman. A beverage and snack will be provided. The Book Ends, for children presently enrolled in grades 3, 4, and 5. Join us for games and activities. Program is two hours. Monday, March 26, from 4-6 PM. Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate will be discussed. A fun science program with science teacher Chris Buchman will follow book discussion. A beverage and snack will be provided.

Winter/Spring 2018 Programs

Wednesday, February 18th *PLAY HOORAY BABIES AND KIDS These fun interactive programs are for children 6-17 months and an adult caregiver, from 10:00 AM-10:45 AM, and for children ages 18-29 months and an adult caregiver from 11:00 AM-11:45 AM. Registration is required. Registration begins Monday, February 5, 2018 at 9:30AM online on Eventkeeper (www. gardencitypl.org). You must do a separate registration for each child you wish to attend the program. Please arrive promptly for the programs. If you are late, your spot may be given to someone on the waitlist. Thursdays, February 22, March 15, April 19 and May 10 *DROP-IN LEGO CLUB Come with your old friends and make new friends at our LEGO Club. This monthly club meets on four Thursday afternoons from 4 to 5:00 PM and is for

children in grades K-5. No registration is required. Space is limited. Children will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. The Library will provide LEGO bricks for children to build with during the program. The Drop-In LEGO Club was made possible through the generosity of the Friends of the Garden City Public Library as well as through LEGO donations from Library patrons. Saturday, March 3rd *FUN SCIENCE WITH SCIENCE TEACHER CHRIS BUCHMAN. This program is for children in grades K-2 at 1:00PM and grades 3-5 at 2:30PM. Registration is required online on Eventkeeper (www.gardencitypl. org) with a Library Card. Registration begins Monday, February 12, 2018 9:30AM. You must do a separate registration for each child you wish to attend the program. Please arrive promptly for the program. If you are late, your spot may be given to someone on the waitlist. Wednesday, April 18th *A TIME FOR KIDS These fun, interactive programs are for children ages 6-17 months and an adult caregiver from 10:00AM-10:30AM and for children ages 18-29 months and an adult caregiver from 10:45 AM-11:45 AM. Registration is required and begins on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 9:30 AM online at Eventkeeper (www.gardencitypl.org). You must do a separate registration for each child you wish to attend the program. Please arrive promptly for the programs. If you are late, your spot may be given to someone on the waitlist. Saturday, April 28th *FROG FUN WITH MISS DONNA AND SCIENCE TEACHER CHRIS BUCHMAN. This fun, interactive STEM program is for children ages 2 ½ through 5 (not yet in kindergarten) and an adult caregiver, and runs from 11:00AM-11:45 AM. Registration is required. Registration begins Monday, April 16, 2018 at 9:30 AM on Eventkeeper (www.gardencitypl.org) with a Library Card. You must do a separate registration for each child you wish to attend the program. Please arrive promptly for the program. If you are late, your spot may be given to someone on the waitlist. Tuesdays, May 1, 8, 15 and 22 *INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS FOR 4TH AND 5TH GRADE ONLY, From 3:45 – 4:45 PM. Registration is required and begins Monday, April 23 at 9:30 AM on Eventkeeper (www.gardencitypl.org) with a Library Card. Sign up once for all four sessions. You must do a separate registration for each child you wish to attend the program. Please

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arrive promptly for the programs. If you are late, your spot may be given to someone on the waitlist. *Funding for these programs has been provided by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library. Priority for registration and participation is given to children who are Garden City Public Library cardholders.

For Tweens in Grades 4 -7

Saturday, May 5th TWEEN QUIDDITCH TOURNAMENT 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. This program is open to tweens and teens in grades 4-7. Registration is required. Registrants must sign up for a team or to be the Snitch in advance online via Eventkeeper (www.gardencitypl.org) with a Library Card beginning Monday, April 23 at 9:30AM. 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 for (Green – Slytherin, Blue – Ravenclaw, Red – Gryffindor, Yellow – Hufflepuff) and Snitches are asked to wear black.

Policies Regarding Weather and Late Arrivals

• There are no storytimes when students do not have classes due to holidays, Parent-Teacher Conferences, etc. • There must be at least 2 children present for a storytime/book discussion to be conducted. Weather-related Policies: Storytimes and programs will be canceled under the following conditions: • When schools are closed for the day due to inclement weather. • When schools have a delayed opening, morning storytimes and programs are canceled. Please call about afternoon programs. • When schools have early dismissal, afternoon and evening storytimes and programs are canceled. Please call about morning programs. Late Arrival Policies: • Please be prompt. If you are late for any storytime, you risk losing your space for the day to a wait-listed patron who is present. • If you are late for a pre-registered special program, you risk losing your space to a person/family on the waitlist. We give late-comers a 10-minute grace period before we give their slot to someone on the waitlist who is present • We are not always able to expand attendance to accommodate latecomers, once the slot has been filled.


Garden City Friends of STEM

STEM Talk – FIRST LEGO League Robotics Learn about FIRST LEGO League Robotics, including the Library’s team and other FLL teams in the Garden City community. No registration is required and seating is on a first-come, firstserved basis. This program is sponsored by the Garden City Friends of STEM and will be held on Wednesday, March 7 at 7PM at the Library.

Jump Start College Admissions with Your College Navigator

Your College Navigator Michael Binder will be present this program about college admissions, which is for college-bound students and parents. Registration begins Monday, March 5 at 9:30AM online via Eventkeeper (www.gardencitypl.org). This program has been funded by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.

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 Grades 6-12 only. Reviews will be used to update the Tweens and Teens Library Review Page (https://www.gardencitypl.org/ category/teen-reviews/). Reviews can be submitted via our online submission form, which can be found here: https:// www.gardencitypl.org/submit-a-teenreview/. 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.

2018 Teen Video Challenge

If you are ages 13-18 and are interested in film-making, consider participating in the New York State 2018 Teen Video Challenge! Teens are asked to create a video to promote Summer Reading at the Garden City Public Library. The theme for this year’s Summer Reading Club is “Libraries Rock.” Winners will receive a $50 award for their library and a $100 award for the winning teen or teens. Entries are due by February 21. Please contact Young Adult Librarian Laura Giunta via email at laurag@gardencitypl.org or via phone at 516-7428405 x242 for more information.

Vote for the 2018 Tweens and Teens Summer Reading Club Prizes

This year’s Tweens and Teens Summer Reading Club Prizes will be decided by the tweens and teens! Stop by the Library in February and cast your vote on what you want your Summer Reading Club Prizes to be this year! Those voting must be entering Grades 6-12 in Fall 2018 and are asked to only fill out one ballot. The nominees are as follows: • $50 AMC Movie Theaters Gift Card • $50 iTunes Gift Card • Ice Cream Maker • Polaroid ZIP Instant Mobile Photo Printer • Beats by Dr. Dre EP Wired-On Headphones • Amazon Echo • $50 Amazon Gift Card • Wacom Intuos Digital Drawing and Graphics Tablet

AARP Driver Safety Program Wednesday, March 28th In person Registration Begins Saturday, March 17th at 9:30 AM Garden City Public Library In-person registration begins Saturday, March 17th at 9:30AM at the Reference Desk for the AARP 55 Alive Defensive Driving Course to be held at the Garden City Public Library. The course will be given Wednesday, March 28th from 9:30AM - 4PM. Registration is limited to Garden City library cardholders and must be done in

person with photo identification, proof of age (preferably a driver’s license), along with your AARP membership card. Payment of $20.00 for AARP members and $25.00 for non-members for course materials and must be made at the time of registration. Non-Garden City Library cardholders may begin to register on Sunday, March 25th if space is available. Cash will not be accepted. You must pay by check made payable to AARP.

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St. Patrick’s Day Cake Pops with the Baking Coach

Make St. Patrick’s Day Cake Pops with the Baking Coach on Saturday, March 10, 2PM-3PM at the Library. Registration is required and begins Tuesday, February 20 at 9:30AM online via Eventkeeper (www.gardencitypl. org). This program is for Grades 6-12 only. This program has been funded by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.

Tie-Dye Science with Chris Buchman

Learn about science by doing tie-dye with science teacher Chris Buchman. This program will be held Tuesday, February 20, 2PM-3PM and is for Grades 6-12. All registrants should bring a t-shirt or article of clothing to be tie-dyed. The article of clothing should be white and cotton. Registration is required and began Monday, February 5 online via Eventkeeper (www.gardencitypl.org). Space is limited, so check Eventkeeper for availability. This program has been funded by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.

Tweens and Teens Movie Matinee Captain America: Civil War

Join us for snacks and drinks as we watch Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War. This program will be held Wednesday, February 21, 2PM-4:30PM and is for Grades 6-12. Registration is

required and began Monday, February 5 online via Eventkeeper (www.gardencitypl.org). Space is limited, so check Eventkeeper for availability. This program has been funded by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.

Pillows for Charity with Kathy Giouvalakis for Community Service

Make Pillows for Charity with Kathy Giouvalakis for community service hours. This program will be held Thursday, February 22, 1PM-2PM and is for Grades 6-12. The pillows will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House. Registration is required and began Monday, February 5 online via Eventkeeper (www.gardencitypl.org). Space is limited, so check Eventkeeper for availability. This program has been funded by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.

ACT/SAT/PSAT Practice Exam with C2 Education

C2 Education will be conducting a practice exam on Saturday, February 24 beginning at 10AM. Registrants may choose the ACT, PSAT, or SAT to take. Registration is required and began Monday, February 5 online via Eventkeeper (www.gardencitypl.org). Space is limited, so check Eventkeeper for availability.

Tween Book Discussion A Wrinkle in Time

Celebrate the upcoming movie release by reading the classic A Wrinkle in Time and joining us at the Library for a book discussion on Thursday, March 8, 6PM-7PM. Participants can read the original book by Madeleine L’Engle, or the graphic novel, adapted by Hope Larson. Registration is required and begins Tuesday, January 16 at 9:30AM in the Children’s Room. Registrants must be in Grades 4-7.

Library closed for holiday The Garden City Public Library will be closed on Sunday, February 18th and Monday, February 19th (President’s Day).

Spring Dried Wreath Making Workshop with Diana Conklin Thursday, March 22nd at 6:30PM Registration begins Monday, March 5th Learn to create a colorful spring wreath with Diana Conklin. Each participant will create their own beautiful 10” - 12” wreath using an assortment of colorful dried flowers. This pro-

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• Samsung Gear VR Headset w/ Controller for Samsung Phones • Custom-Made Replica Lightsaber • $50 Simon Mall Gift Card (Roosevelt Field Mall) • Harry Potter Noble Collection Replica Wand Voting will be open until March 2. The nominees with the most votes will be this year’s Summer Reading Club Prizes, so make sure to get your vote in at the Library!

gram is limited to 20 adult participants. Registration for Garden City Library cardholders begins on Monday, March 5th. To register, please call 516-742-8405 x 221. Nonresidents may register beginning March 16th. This program is sponsored by The Friends of the Garden City Public Library.


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Local dentist visits Garden Manor Nursery School February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. In an effort to raise awareness about the importance of oral health, two very talented dental hygienists from Dr. Stacey Reynolds dental office visited Garden Manor Nursery School this month. The children learned so much about how to take care of their teeth and how to have a healthy mouth and smile. They loved participating in games and hands on activities to better help them understand how important it is to brush and floss everyday. It always puts a smile on the faces of the Garden Manor students and teachers when Dr. Reynolds and her staff visit our school! Thank you Dr. Reynolds! Garden Manor Nursery School at Christ Episcopal Church is currently enrolling students for the 2018-2019 school year. If you would like to learn more about our school please visit our website at wwww.gmns.org.

Preschool and pre-k students enjoy visit from Dr. Reynolds

Brushing the “teeth”

Dental hygienists show children how to brush and floss

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New York Times Travel Show: Despite Trump Policy, Americans CAN Travel to Cuba! BY KAREN RUBIN

After President Obama threw down barriers for Americans to travel to Cuba, the island nation saw a surge in tourism – US airlines launched new flights, cruiselines set up calls, and hotel companies were looking to build. Then the Trump Administration reversed the Obama policy, creating confusion about Americans’ ability to travel, which even travel professionals say they are having a hard time deciphering. “Tourist travel to Cuba remains prohibited. You must obtain a license from the Department of Treasury or your travel must fall into one of 12 categories of authorized travel,” a spokesman for the US Department of State said. “Travel to Cuba is regulated by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Anyone located in the United States, regardless of citizenship and nationality, must comply with these regulations. Individuals seeking to travel to Cuba are not required to obtain licenses from OFAC if their travel is covered by a general license. If travel is not covered by a general license, you must seek OFAC authorization in the form of a specific license. Travelers who fail to comply with regulations may face penalties and criminal prosecution.” See the Department of Treasury

Natural Habitat Adventures offers licensed tours to Cuba (photo supplied by NatHab.com) webpage; also OFAC’s FAQl: https://www.treasury.gov/ resource-center/sanctions/ Programs/Documents/cuba_faqs_ new.pdf The Department of State also has a travel advisory on Cuba  at its travel.state.gov site. “Reconsider

travel to Cuba due to health attacks directed at U.S. Embassy Havana employees.” The change in policy specifically impacts independent travelers’ ability to visit under a broad People to People policy without joining some kind of licensed group – which

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“All of our ships are covered under People to People provisions,” Andy Stuart, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line, said at the New York Times Travel Show industry panel. “The fact we are still going, added capacity, tells the story that this is fantastic way to visit, There is still pent-up demand. We have doubled capacity –we have the two largest ships that can sail into Havana harbor. We are excited about it. We have to get the word out that Americans can still go to Cuba.” But USA-Cuba travel professionals argue that the Trump policy is only a

“Yes We Came” poster. President Obama pulled down the barriers for Americans to travel to Cuba; © Karen Rubin/ goingplacesfarandnear.com

blip that can easily be overcome by anyone who is interested in visiting. “Yes You Can Still Go to Cuba!” Despite Trump’s hard-line speech to shut down relations with Cuba last June in Miami, Americans can still travel to Cuba. “All types of purposeful travel authorized by the Obama Administration remain legal,” stated John McAuliff, Executive Director & Founder of the Fund for Reconciliation and Development (www.ffrd.org). Travel with groups and on cruises are unaffected by the policy. “Even hotel restrictions have a legal work-around,” he maintains. Independent travel by individuals, families and friends is also largely unchanged but now falls under the re-written license category of “Support for the Cuban People” instead of “People to People.” The withdrawal of 60 percent of US diplomats in October was connected to a still unexplained medical problem that affected only US and Canadian diplomats. “It is totally unknown what happened and who is responsible, but the goal of cooling relations succeeded.” On the other hand, Canada did not withdraw its diplomats. “There has not been a single confirmed case of similar health symptoms from the 4 million visitors to Cuba last year, including 650,000 Americans. No other country has issued any kind of health advisory. Indeed, the International Tourism Fair in Madrid recently judged Cuba “Safest Destination in the World.”

Tour operators and cruiselines are still offering programs to Cuba. Abercrombie & Kent is offering a people-to-people program with A&K USA Chairman Phil Otterson, featuring 7 nights aboard boutique sailing yacht ‘Le Ponant’. (photo supplied by Abercrombie & Kent)

The State Department, under internal rules, issued a Travel Warning because with the reduced staff, it could not provide the normal level of citizen services. Those who want to travel to Cuba on their own can. Here are tips: Book a ticket nonstop on JetBlue from JFK or United from Newark (about $300). Select “Support for the Cuban People” as the type of travel you are undertaking. Use AirBnB to reserve a room or an apartment (known as casa particular) from a private owner. You can dine in a private restaurant (paladar). You can buy handicrafts and other items from self-employed shop keepers (cuenta propistas). (The Trump Administration was hysterical about Americans traveling to Cuba because tourism dollars, they say, support the military state and maintain the Communist regime.) You can hire a guide privately, such as Enrique Nunez, an art historian, singer-songwriter, artistic director and ‘lecturer on wheels” who drives you around in an old Soviet Lada (“The Car of the Cuban Survivor”; iroko011@ gmail.com.) As much as possible, use private taxis, which are also available for travel between cities. “Whatever you do, wherever you go, be intentional and responsible that your goal is ‘a full-time schedule of activities that enhance contact with the Cuban people…and that result in meaningful interactions with individuals in Cuba’.”

(What that means is up to you.) Keep a journal or list of your “meaningful interactions” for five years. Some two dozen travel entities were at the New York Times Travel Show with services related to Cuba travel, including Cuba/US People to People Partnership, Fund for Reconciliation & Development; Cuban Guru, LLC; Intrepid Travel; Access Trips Culinary Tours; Celestyal Cruises; New York Times Journeys; REI Adventures; Norwegian Cruise Line/Crown Cruise Vacations; International Expeditions; Intrepid Travel; Diving Unlimited International; smarTours; Dream Yacht Charter; Wild Frontiers; African Ventures. For more information, visit Fund for Reconciliation and Development, 917-859-9025, director@ffrd.org,  www. ffrd.org. See current US government regulations at tinyurl.com/regsnov2017. _____________________________ © 2018 Travel Features Syndicate, a division of Workstyles, Inc. All rights reserved. Visit  goingplacesfarandnear.com,www. huffingtonpost.com/author/karenrubin  ,and  travelwritersmagazine.com/ TravelFeaturesSyndicate/. Blogging at  goingplacesnearandfar.wordpress. com  and  moralcompasstravel.info. Send comments or questions to FamTravLtr@ aol.com. Tweet @TravelFeatures. ‘Like’ us at facebook.com/NewsPhotoFeatures

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New York Times Travel Show: American Travelers Resilient In Face of Crises BY KAREN RUBIN Travel professionals at the New York Times Travel Show had somewhat mixed feelings to the US State Department’s new travel advisory and alert system  (travel.state.gov) because of the newness and how consumers are processing the information. Some said they appreciated the greater specificity, but others felt that destinations were unfairly tarnished. But they observed with some amazement at the resilience of American travelers to return to destinations that have had some crisis like a natural disaster or terror attack. “When we had those [terror attacks] in London last summer, within 48 hours we were back to normal booking patterns,” said Guy Young, global brand engagement officer of The Travel Corporation. Jennifer Tombaugh, president of Tauck Tours, said the tour operator used to plan for up to 12 months for tourism to recover to an area that suffered from some kind of travel disruptor. Now, it only takes three months for a rebound. “We see, whether it’s been a natural disaster or a terrorism event or just overall economic disruption that all of our guests are rebounding much, much

more quickly than they did in the past,” Tombaugh said. “For better or for worse, there is a resilience about the American traveler that we haven’t seen in a long time,” she said. “I think we’re sort of redefining what uncertainty means, and I’m not quite sure if that word even resonates for people even more. I think they’re saying, ‘The world is crazy. Life is short. Let’s go out and explore.’” But resilience might actually reflect the high degree of confidence that travelers have in travel professionals – the tour operators, cruiselines and travel agents who are there to advise them more accurately when they book, provide more security when they travel and handle emergencies should they arise. Citing robust advance bookings, the panel – reflecting a cross-section of travel entities – were all highly optimistic of strong sales for 2018, coming off a record 2017 for just about every destination, bolstered by a strong global economy. However, the United States, was one of only two destinations showing a downturn, with international arrivals down about 4 to 6 percent –representing a $4.5 billion hit to the economy and loss of some 46,000

Travel professionals bullish on 2018, saying “Americans are resilient”: James Shillinglaw, editor-in-chief of Insider Travel Report, moderates New York Times Travel Show panel with Andrew Stuart, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line; Guy Young, global brand engagement, The Travel Corporation, Jennifer Tombaugh President of Tauck Tours; Alejandro Zozaya, CEO, Apple Leisure Group, and, Ninan Chacko, CEO of Travel Leaders Group © Karen Rubin/ goingplacesfarandnear.com jobs. They said inbound travel was hurt by Trump’s rhetoric, the travel ban, concern about gun violence, and

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Finding some family history while surfing the ‘Net BY CLAIRE LYNCH My younger sister, Susan, asked me look up some family articles online and with a little luck and lots of perseverance, I found even more than I would have imagined. I hail from Brooklyn so focusing primarily on the old time Brooklyn daily newspapers I typed in the names of my grandparents and great grandparents. Sure enough I found newspapers that went all the way back to 1874. In doing this online research I knew ahead of time that I would be reading many articles about people that didn’t ring any bells with me. I had heard all about my ancestors and knew a lot about where they had lived. So I also knew that certain key words and names would sound familiar but for me they would be dead ends. I had to keep plodding along and eventually I hit pay dirt as they say. In terms of coming across some family history, I had hit the jackpot. I connected my relatives not just by their names including middle names or initials but also by the streets they used to live on. If I came across a name and a place that didn’t ring true, I just kept on scrolling. A few short newspaper clippings

mentioned trips my grandparents had taken to the Jersey shore and to see friends in Virginia. Over the years I had heard about these trips so I knew by the names and places that these particular clippings belonged to me - and my siblings. I hastily printed the articles I wanted to show around and to keep in my family history files. When I used the word “perseverance” before I wasn’t kidding. Sometimes I would sit at my computer, start researching and have some luck. On other days I would start researching and end up going nowhere that interested me. I’d get frustrated but try again another day. I am a “tough customer” in the sense that these family history stories had to be authentic. I couldn’t persuade myself that so and so was related to my dad, for example, or to my mother, or to any of my grandparents on both sides of the family when I knew that some specific detail was off. As much as I wanted to have success, I couldn’t force success. There were some names that were spelled exactly the same as my relatives’ names but due to whatever circumstances I knew that it wasn’t my relative. If I came across a church, a parish, a school, a street, a neighbor-

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hood or an event that my grandparents, parents, etc. hadn’t been to, I knew that it wasn’t the person or family that I was looking for. So I kept going. I forged ahead and eventually my diligence and perseverance paid off. It was worth it. I ended up finding some birth announcements, some engagement announcements, some wedding announcements and a bridal shower of my aunt’s which said that it was held in the home of her first cousins. It went on to spell out who had attended it and other specific details. When I came across my parents’ wedding day write-up, I was thrilled. It was a 225-word article about my parents’ wedding published later in the day of the actual event. It gave such details as who the maid of honor was (one of my aunts), who the bridesmaids were, who the best man was (my dad’s best friend), who the ushers were and the fact that my mom’s younger brother (her only brother) gave her away at the altar. It described the bride’s white satin gown, her fingertip veil and that she carried a bouquet of gardenias and bouvardia. The maid of honor wore aquamarine marquisette with a matching

headdress and carried roses and bouvardia. The article spelled out where my mom and dad went to school and where they were going on their honeymoon which the article referred to as their “wedding trip.” Some of the terms were a little old fashioned but that was okay with me because I was so happy to see all of the vivid details written up in one cohesive article. Another newspaper story had a large black and white photo of my uncle’s wife in her wedding dress and veil. It was beautiful to see the picture and the write-up gave many details of the wedding that I had either forgotten about or never knew. My mother was in a sorority when she was in high school in Brooklyn and I read about some of her high school sorority meetings and social get-togethers at individuals’ homes. My brothers and sisters and I had heard all about these gatherings from the stories that my mom had told us but again it was fascinating to see many friends’ names written up in one happy story. I was thrilled to read all of these various newspaper stories on a wide range See page D7


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Don’t tell my wife, but if my inbox is any indication, I’m a big hit with the ladies! I have a hunch I get more emails from women around the country than any other old goat my age who isn’t rich or famous. Alas, they are just asking boring old Social Security questions. Here’s the latest batch. Q: You write a very confusing column. You recently wrote that someone cannot take reduced benefits on one record and then later switch to full benefits on another record. I always thought I would get widow’s benefits when my husband dies because they are much higher than my own. But are you now saying that I can’t switch to higher benefits later? A: OK, maybe I’m not the big hero with women that I thought I was. Maybe I just confuse the heck out of them, and that’s why they are sending me all these emails. I certainly am sorry I didn’t make things clear enough in that recent column. I should have explained that I was talking only about retirement and spousal benefits -- not widow’s benefits. So to clarify, the law says that if you decide to take your retirement benefits before your full retirement age (currently age 66), you must file for any and all benefits for which you are eligible at the same time. In a nutshell, what that rule is saying is that you can NOT file for spousal benefits on your husband’s or wife’s record at age 62 (or any age before 66) and then wait until a later age to apply for higher benefits on your own account. That is the deemed filing rule. When you sign up for one Social Security benefit, you are deemed to be filing for any other benefit you are due. But that deemed filing rule does NOT apply to widows. And that is a huge and special advantage that widows (and widowers) have. For example, assuming she is not working, a widow could take reduced retirement benefits at age 62, and then at age 66, switch to full widow’s benefits on her husband’s record. Or, it may be better for her to switch things around. In other words, she could file for reduced widow’s benefits as early as age 60 (again, assuming she is not working) and then, at 66, switch to full retirement benefits on her own record. Or she could delay signing up for her own Social Security until age 70 and then get a 32 percent “delayed retirement credit” added to her monthly Social Security check. Or, in your case, it sounds like both you and your husband are already getting your own Social Security benefits, and that your husband’s rate is higher. So if he dies before you do, then you will be able to switch to higher widow’s benefits on his record. For example, let’s say he is getting $2,500 per month

and you are getting $1,800 per month. When he dies, you will keep getting your $1,800, and then you will get an additional $700 in widow’s benefits to take you up to his $2,500 rate. Q: I am getting widow’s benefits from my first husband. When I was 68 years old, I married a second husband. But I still get widow’s benefits from my first. If my second husband dies, will I get widow’s benefits from both men? A: Not from both. But you will get to pick and choose. In other words, if husband No. 2 dies, you will continue to get widow’s benefits from No. 1’s Social Security account, unless No. 2 has a higher benefit. In that case, you should switch to widow’s benefits on his record. Q: I was 66 last August and filed for Social Security at that time. I get $750 per month. My husband is 67 and has been getting Social Security since he turned 66. He gets $2,250 per month. How come I’m not getting any spousal benefits on his record? I called Social Security twice and talked to two different representatives. The first said I wasn’t eligible for anything. The second said I was and set up an interview for me later this month. Am I due anything? A: Unless there is something about your case that you didn’t tell me, it sure sounds like you are due some extra benefits on your husband’s record. Because you took benefits at your full retirement age, you are due an amount equal to one half of your husband’s Social Security. That should be $1,125 (less your own benefit). In other words, you would keep getting your $750 retirement benefit, and then you should get an additional $375 in spousal benefits to take you up to the $1,125 level. Q: I am 66 and getting my own Social Security. My husband is 61 and he gets SSDI. His benefit is quite a bit higher than mine. I understand he will be switched to Social Security at 62. He is gravely ill. If he were to die before he starts getting real Social Security, would I be able to get widow’s benefits? A: You said your husband is getting “SSDI.” For those readers who don’t know, that means he is getting Social Security disability insurance. Or in other words, monthly disability benefits. And as I have pointed out hundreds of times in this column, disability benefits are just as “real” as Social Security retirement benefits. So your husband is already getting “real” Social Security. When he reaches age 66 (not 62), he will be automatically switched to the retirement program -- at the same benefit rate. And you will start getting widow’s benefits no matter how old he is when he dies, and no matter if he is getting disability benefits or retirement

benefits. Q: You are the most wonderful man in the world. I love your column and I learn so much from it. Thank you for writing it!

A: I told you I’m a hit with the ladies! If you have a Social Security question, Tom Margenau has the answer. Contact him at thomas.margenau@comcast.net. COPYRIGHT 2018 CREATORS.COM

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the Hilton Passport Project, an initiative aimed at inspiring more Americans to apply for passports. “For nearly 100 years, we’ve witnessed the profound impact travel has on the lives of our guests,” said Stuart Foster, vice president, global brand marketing. “With more than 570 hotels in the heart of the world’s most incredible destinations, Hilton Hotels & Resorts makes travel within reach.

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Get a Passport: Hilton Passport Project It turns out that having a passport is good for you. Hilton Hotels & Resorts undertook a study and found that 53% of Americans with passports are content with their lives, compared to 34% of those who do not possess a passport. Hilton, in collaboration with the US State Department, has launched

The Hilton Passport Project is our way of helping more Americans unlock the power of travel and realize the benefits a passport can bring them – whether that’s becoming more content with their lives or enjoying new experiences and opportunities.” Every few weeks, a Hilton location in the United States hosts a Passport Concierge booth, where guests and the general public can have their passport pictures taken for free and

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CEO of Apple Leisure Group; Andy Stuart, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line; Guy Young, global brand engagement officer of the Travel Corporation; and Tombaugh of Tauck reported the strongest advanced bookings in years – with travelers booking as much as a year ahead. “2018 looks like a fantastic year, the best on record if bookings continue at the same pace,” said Guy Young, global brand engagement officer of the Travel Corporation, which has 30 brands in its portfolio, ranging from youth travel to luxury travel, and travel products all over the world. “Every destination is up except for the United States. In a given year, some brands are up, others are down, but in 2018, everything is up. It will be a phenomenal year.”

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apply for or renew a passport. Between one and three employees from the State Department will be on hand to answer passport-related questions and help fill out applications. For a list of coming locations, visit facebook.com/Hilton. First-time applicants pay $110 and a $25 application fee. Passport renewals cost $110 and expedited passports are an additional $60. If you’re renewing your passport, you can do it by mail, but if you’re getting a new passport or if yours has been lost or stolen, you must apply in person. There are more than 8,000 passport application locations around the country. Around 60 percent are post offices while the rest are courthouses and libraries. Visit the State Department’s Where to Apply  link  (https://travel.state. gov/content/passports/en/passports/ information/where-to-apply.html) for more details. In addition, there are 27 passport agencies, where travelers can apply for rush passports – for example,

if you are traveling within two weeks’ time. This link  (https://travel.state. gov/content/travel/en/passports/ requirements/where-to-apply.html) has a list of these agencies; applicants need an appointment for a visit and can make one online at  passportappointment. travel.state.gov. _____________________________ © 2018 Travel Features Syndicate, a division of Workstyles, Inc. All rights reserved. Visit  goingplacesfarandnear. com,  www.huffingtonpost.com/author/ karen-rubin , and travelwritersmagazine. com/TravelFeaturesSyndicate/. Blogging at  goingplacesnearandfar. wordpress.com and moralcompasstravel. info. Send comments or questions to  FamTravLtr@aol.com. Tweet @ TravelFeatures. ‘Like’ us at  facebook. com/NewsPhotoFeatures

At New York Times Travel Show at the Javits Center, New York, demand for international travel was high. Travel professionals predict a record 2018, based on advance bookings which are coming in much earlier than in the past. © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com

US Tour Operators Forecast Growth in Travel for 2018 NEW YORK –In an annual survey of travel forecasts and trends, members of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) report a strikingly positive outlook for the industry in the year ahead.  Nearly all (95%) USTOA tour operator members anticipate growth in sales for the year ending in 2018. Two thirds (64%) of members are “optimistic” and forecasting a “boom year” with growth anywhere from seven to 10% or higher. After strong sales increases in 2017, “Member confidence levels for continued growth in 2018 are high,” said Terry Dale, president and CEO for USTOA.  “The reported growth and positive projections the year ahead are particularly encouraging. It speaks soundly to the remarkable resilience of both our industry as well as today’s traveler, who continues to explore, despite the challenges of an everchanging world.”   While USTOA tour operator members view the forthcoming year with strong optimism, they also addressed the global risks that could impact potential growth in 2018. Terrorism is cited as the biggest threat to consumer confidence, followed by political instability, and global financial instability named third.    In addition, when asked which global events could have the greatest impact for the travel industry in 2018, more than one third (38%) named the sharing economy; a little more than a quarter (28%) cited the Chinese market. 

Top Travel Trends Iceland was named top emerging or “off-the-beaten-path” destination for 2018, moving to the top spot from second in last year’s member survey. Colombia followed in second, with Vietnam named as third.    When asked for the five most popular or “hot” international destinations for travelers in 2018, tour operator members named Australia, Spain, Iceland and Italy (tied for third), France, and Japan.  On the domestic front, USTOA members forecast California, Florida and Hawaii (tied for second), New York, Alaska and Nevada (tied for fourth) and Washington DC as the most popular U.S. destinations for clients in 2018.   Members were also asked to name the destinations/sites most “at risk” from disappearing (from over-tourism, climate change or other factors) that travelers should see now. The top three chosen were Antarctica, Cuba and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.   Arts and culture, adventure, family, and culinary were cited as the most popular travel categories for passengers by survey participants.   Who is Traveling? A little more than half (57%) of members’ customer base are baby boomers at 51 years of age and older. The next largest age group is 35 to 50 years old, representing about a quarter (22%) of customers. In addition, a quarter (28%) of Active Members said

families represented anywhere from 10-25% of their annual passengers. Roughly half (46%) reported a growth in solo travelers in 2017 over 2016.   Representing nearly $15 billion in revenue, the member companies of U.S. Tour Operators Association provide tours, packages and custom arrangements that allow 8.6 million travelers annually unparalleled access, insider knowledge, peace-of-mind, value and freedom to enjoy destinations and experiences across the entire

globe.   Each member company has met the travel industry’s highest standards, including participation in the USTOA’s Travelers Assistance Program, which protects consumer payments up to $1 million if the company goes out of business. As a voice for the tour operator industry for more than 40 years, USTOA also provides education and assistance for consumers and travel agents. For more information on USTOA, visit www.ustoa.com.

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Finding some family history while surfing the ‘Net C ontinued from page D3 of topics not just because I recognized many of the names but because over the years my siblings and I had all met many of my mom’s and aunts’ friends. After growing up in Brooklyn and spending their young adult years there many of them had married and moved to Westchester, Long Island and New Jersey. Still, I knew their names because when I was a child my parents would tell us stories about each person. I preferred doing the research this way. I didn’t want to have to sign up for any online web sites or mail some of my DNA away to see about matches. Nothing against them but I wanted to do the research my way and at my own pace. When I had exhausted the web site that was the most pertinent for my family, I sat back in my computer chair exhausted but happy. I had hit a jackpot. I laid out about 15 different articles in front of me and I pored over each word delightedly. I remember putting them in chronological order, recounting the events then shuffling them around and rereading them in random order. Each story, short or long, was fascinating to me. It reminded me that my mom, dad, grandparents, aunts and uncles had had lives before all of us children came along. With the printed pages in my hand, I couldn’t wait to show my brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. We were getting together at my sister and brother-in-law’s on Christmas Day 2017 and I was bursting at the seams. I couldn’t wait to show them. I couldn’t wait to tell them how I had done my research. I knew that some relatives would be interested in my research process - how I got to the final product, what web sites I looked at, how I zoomed in on the one specific article on a page of a daily newspaper - and others could care less. They would just want to hold the actual article in their hands or see it appear in full screen on someone’s computer. When we got together over the holidays I made it a point to say that I was so happy that someone or some organization had gone to the trouble of putting the old newspapers online. I’m sure that going through the old archives is a time-consuming and often tedious job but I know it meant so much to me and my family. My brothers laughed and chuckled over seeing their birth announcements in the newspapers. Some of them had forgotten what hospital they were born in but when they read their newspaper clippings, they were reminded. As we sat around talking about the various newspaper articles, one of their first questions naturally was how had

I found all of these stories? I told them about the web site that I had stumbled across while doing my research and they all wrote it down so they could check it out and do their own research later. I explained that there isn’t one correct web site per se. Doing research means just checking things out on the Internet and fumbling along until I - or they - come across what they want to see. And because the Internet is so fluid, things change constantly. One day I may not have come across what I was looking for but a week or two later, while researching, I may have. I went on to explain that dealing with the Internet is a lot different than using the encyclopedias that we grew up using. Once the encyclopedias are printed, they are static. With the Internet, however, new information is added constantly. Back home after visiting with my brothers and sisters and their families and having some holiday sleepovers, I pored over the articles again. I knew that I had a favorite article in my hand, knew it all along. On one of those random researching days I came across a photo of my mom along with two other women. There were three large black and white photos of the three of them at the top of the page. Each one had a caption beneath it. They had volunteered for a church benefit in Brooklyn - for an annual card party, reception and dance that was coming up the following evening at the Hotel St. George - and the newspaper was playing it up. I had keyed in my mom’s maiden name and sure enough this came up because it was published a year prior to her marriage. I had never seen this particular picture before. My siblings hadn’t seen it, either. Over the years of course I had seen many photos of both my mom and dad at various stages in their lives. We kids would laugh at how young they looked in some of the pictures – and sometimes we’d laugh at the style of clothes they were wearing, the women’s hair styles and the cars they were standing in front of. It seems like poking fun at some of the women’s hats was something we were fond of doing, especially if they happened to look like domes, beehives, flying saucers, helmets, etc. Beneath the three black and white pictures of the women that I mentioned above (of my mom and two other ladies) was an article telling everyone about the annual church fair in Brooklyn. The write-up said that 3,000 people were expected to attend the fair which was a sit-down event that would feature a raffle. It spelled out what some of various prizes were.

Some of the church fair’s prizes, including a brand new car, looked pretty interesting! An orchestra would play some music, there would be dancing in the grand ballroom and card playing would start at 8:30 p.m. When I printed the photo story of my mom volunteering for the church benefit, the picture was a bit dark and hard to see. Online, however, it was crystal clear. On my computer I could enlarge

it and see every detail of the photo. Coming across that old photo of my mom and the other various articles was worth all of the time I had spent surfing the ‘Net these past few months. I still bring it up on my computer every so often and smile when I think about how I accidentally came across it while browsing. What a find! It meant the world to me.

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POLISHER WANTED: skilled, for a commercial and aerospace job shop. Must have experience, lifting required, grinding skills a plus. 516-7466666. 112-122 2nd Street, Mineola, NY 11501

PART TIME POSITION AVAILABLE: Secretary to the Board of Trustees and Zoning Board: Inc. Village of Williston Park. Detail oriented person needed with good customer relations and excellent computer skills. Hours 19.5 per week​/​ afternoons and night meetings. Please send resume to jkain@ villageofwillistonpark.org

Established Co. has excellent opportunity for indiv. w/Min. 5 yrs. exp. Residential & Lt. Commercial

DEADLINE FOR CLASSIFIED ADS IS TUESDAY AT 1:00PM. 3 EASY WAYS TO PLACE ADS: 1) Directly on website: gcnews.com & click on “Classified Order” 2) Email Nancy@gcnews.com 3) Fax 516-294-8924 Please include your name, daytime phone number, address and ad copy. Visa and MasterCard Accepted

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LION WANTED! Are you a fierce competitor? Resourceful? Aggressive? Do you command respect? Instill client confidence? Blank Slate Media is looking for a hungry lion to fill a unique and rewarding Advertising Sales position. You will represent a successful and fast-growing chain of 6 Blank Slate Media publications and website, in addition to five other publications and website owned by our partner, Litmor Publications. Minimum 2 years outside sales experience. Newspaper sales experience will be a plus. Must have own car. Up to $60,000 first year. Salary + commission. Health Insurance & Holidays. Email resume and cover letter: sblank@theislandnow.com or call Steve at: 516307-1045 ext 201. All inquiries are in strict confidence. Blank Slate Media, 105 Hillside Ave, Suite 1, Williston Park, ny 11596. Fax: 516-307-1046

HEAD LICE TECHNICIANS

NIGHT-TIME RECEPTIONIST

EMPLOYMENT HELP WANTED CERTIFIED AIDE NEEDED: Looking for a Certified Aide to help a Garden City Senior lady. To discuss days and hours needed, please call Daria at: 917-626-3646 FAST GROWING B2B FINANCING COMPANY seeks results oriented self starter for Inside Sales position. Highly driven, entrepreneurial mindset in fast paced, aggressive environment. Competitive salary, high commission. Contact Roxanne: rwright@straightlinesource.com

EMPLOYMENT

PAID TRAINING Flexible Hours Days, Eves & Weekends

Work in any of our 4 state-of-the-art rapidly expanding LICE TREATMENT SALONS located in: Floral Park, Bellmore, Smithtown & Eastport • Open 7 days a week • Great starting salary with growth potential Visit our website at: www.deliceful.com to see how we make a scary situation DeLiceful! Call today for an interview & become part of the DeLiceful team

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RALLYE LEXUS (Glen Cove) has immed need for P/T RECEPTIONIST to work 5:30pm 9pm Monday & Thursday and 5:30pm-8pm on Friday. Seeking personable, energetic, friendly, reliable, well groomed individual - fantastic oppty to join professional luxury dealership. Please email HYPERLINK "mailto: careers@rallyelexus.com"

careers@rallyelexus.com for an interview. EOE

SCHOOL MONITORS & SUB CLEANERS EAST WILLISTON SCHOOL DISTRICT

Seeking a P/T School Monitor beginning immediately.

Responsibilities include supervision of children and the maintenance of order in the lunchroom, hallways, classroom and playground.

Additionally, we are seeking P/T Substitute School Monitors & P/T Sub Cleaners on an on call basis. Send resume & letter of interest to:

East Williston Union Free School District Sydney Friefelder Interim Assistant Superintendent for Business

11 Bacon Road, Old Westbury, N.Y. 11568 or Fax: 516-333-1937

PORT WASHINGTON HEALTH CLUB looking for mature adult to work front desk, customer service, sales, baby sitting and maintenance. Full and part time hours. Please send your resume and​ /​ or contact information to TSGYM45@hotmail.com

HVAC Service Technician

• Good Salary, Medical, Vacation, Sick & Personal.

MATERNITY LEAVE RECEPTIONIST

RALLYE LEXUS (Glen Cove) has immed need for a RECEPTIONIST to cover maternity leave. Hours are 8:30am5:30pm Monday to Friday. Relocation within dealership possible when leave is over. Seeking personable, energetic, friendly, reliable, well groomed individual. Please email HYPERLINK "mailto: careers@rallyelexus.com" careers@rallyelexus.com for an interview. EOE

Call: 516-599-0067 Email resume to: Krysdoms1@aol.com

JOB OPPORTUNITY $13.22 PER HOUR

If you currently care for your relatives or friends who have Medicaid or Medicare, you may be eligible to start working for them as a personal assistant. No Certificates needed

(347) 462-2610 (347) 565-6200

Join A Growing Team That Values Your Experience….. We Have Openings for School Bus Drivers

Don’t miss an opportunity for a great job where you can serve your community and make good money too. • Training provided to obtain your commercial drivers license

WE OFFER: • Flexible hours • 401K plans with matching funds • Health & Life insurance • Emergency family leave • Safety and attendance bonus twice a year RETIREES WELCOME! Easy to drive vans - CDL training (We will train for the rad test) CALL TODAY!

SIGN ON BONUS $1,000 FOR CDL DRIVERS Bus & Van $500 For Non CDL Drivers Will train qualified applicants

WE NEW STARTING SALARIES • BIG BUS: $20.28 hr. Benefit rate • BIG BUS: $22.28 hr. *Non-Benefit rate • VAN: $17.51 hr. Benefit rate Positions • VAN: $19.51 hr. *Non-Benefit rate available for *available after 90 days

EDUCATIONAL BUS TRANSPORTATION 516.454.2300

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TEACHERS

NANNY​/ BABYSITTER Experienced Babysitter available FT​ /​ PT. Trustworthy, responsible, active, creative and fun! Child development background. Excellent references. Licensed driver. Call Doris 516-330-0230 or email: dorischris910@gmail.com

Judaic Studies, Special Education and Early Childhood. • Immediate openings.

MAGEN DAVID YESHIVAH Email:

HRresumes@mdyschool.org SECRETARY​/​OFFICE MANAGER: Busy Garden City Trusts and Estates Litigation Firm seeking Full Time Legal Secretary​/​Office Manager. Must have excellent phone skills, dictataphone skills, filing and typing skills and be proficient in Microsoft Word. Knowledge of Hot Docs, Quicken and Timeslips a plus. Fax resume to 516-248-4785 or email: cherylberkowitz@laurinoandlaurino.com Starting Immediately

SITUATION WANTED AIDE​/​COMPANION AVAILABLE with over 12 years of experience. Seeking to work with the elderly. Excellent references and will be provided upon request. Please call 347-965-0333 AIDE​/​COMPANION Irish woman with over 10 years experience. Honest and reliable. Licensed driver with own transportation. Excellent references. Please call: 516-458-2018 CERTIFIED CNA & HHA Seeks position to take care of your loved ones at Home, Nursing Home & also Hospital. Wide field of experience and excellent references. Available for any shift. Please call 516-808-4956 CERTIFIED HOME HEALTH AIDE​/​COMPANION: over 12 years experience seeks position with the elderly. Prepare nutritious and appetizing meals, light housekeeping, live in or out. Excellent references. Please call Joy 347-898-5804

ELDER CARE: Woman seeking position caring for the elderly. Available to live out and work nights or overnights as well. Over 20 years experience including in nursing home. References furnished upon request. Call V 516-943-3172

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INVITED ESTATE SALES BY TRACY JORDAN Estate & Tag Sales Online & Live Auctions Cleanout & Moving Services Home Staging Services Appraisals 516-279-6378 www.invitedsales.com Email: tracyjordan@invitedsales.com

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AIRLINE CAREERS Start here. Get trained as FAA certified Aviation Technician. Financial aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. Call AIM for free information 866296-7094

SOFA FOR SALE Selling Bassett Velvet Light Brown Sofa. Tags are still attached. 90W, 37D. $800 negotiable. Pick up only. Please call 516-333-2456

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PETS

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*BROWSE *SHOP *CONSIGN A.T. STEWART EXCHANGE CONSIGNMENT SHOP China, Silver, Crystal, Jewelry, Artwork, Furniture, Antiques, Collectibles Tues-Fri 10-4 Sat 12-4 Every Tuesday: 10% Senior Citizen Discount. All proceeds benefit The Garden City Historical Society 109 Eleventh Street Garden City 11530 516-746-8900 email: store@atstewartexchange.org www.gardencityhistoricalsociety. org

DO YOU HATE KENNELS? OR STRANGERS IN YOUR HOUSE? HOME AWAY FROM HOME will care for your dog in my Garden City home while you are away. Dog walking also available. Pet CPR & first Aid Certified. Numerous referrals and references. Limited availability. Book early! Annmarie 516-775-4256

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 7:30PM • $10

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Eric 516-546-2300 BUY ANTIQUES Objects of Art, sterling silver, old rugs, jewelry, Judaica Call 516-331-1582 Closed Saturday

LOOKING TO BUY! Oriental items, clothing, art, old & modern furniture, estates, jewelry, silver, glassware, dishes, old photos, coins & stamps, flatware. Call George 718-3861104 or 917-775-3048 TOP CASH PAID: JEWELRY, Furniture, Art, etc. Please call 718-598-3045 or 516-270-2128. www.iBuyAntiquesNYC.com

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AVITAL GALLERY 336: Paintings, Royal Copenhagen, Rosenthal and more. Hours Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday 12-5, Friday 10-1 or by appointment. 770 Middle Neck road, Great Neck, NY 11024. 516-3045640 or call 516-528-9765. Free parking in back

TAG-R-US Conducting Tag​/​Estate Sales of Distinction for 25 years. We will thoroughly research, organize, price and advertise your sale for the best results! Call Cynthia 516-764-5573

K9 Monk, LLC Full Service Pet Care Professional Dog Grooming Boarding, Training, Healing Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Meridian Tapping Integrated Energy Therapy (IET) Angelic Healing Acutonics Tuning Forks Sound Therapy Aromatherapy GC Resident 516-382-5553 thek9monk@gmail.com www.k9monk.com

AUTOMOTIVE AUTOS WANTED DONATE YOUR CAR to Wheels For Wishes, benefitting Make-a-Wish. We offer free towing and your donation is 100% tax deductible. Call 631-317-2014 Today!

REAL ESTATE FOR RENT

PETS

APARTMENT FOR RENT

PET SERVICES

RENTALS

A GARDEN CITY ANIMAL LOVER doesn’t want to leave your precious pooch or fantastic feline alone all day. I’m reliable, dependable and will walk and feed your pet while you work or travel. Please call Cheryl at 516-971-3242

Five rooms. 2 Bed, 2 Full Baths, FDR, Wood Floors, A/C, Parking $3,000

BIG DOGS, SMALL DOGS, YOUNG DOGS, OLD DOGS, I walk them all! No pack-walks here, your dog will get the benefit of one-on-one attention. I specialize in high-energy dogs and guarantee to bring you back a tired dog! Please visit: www.walksforlife.com OR contact Eddie, a Garden City resident at 347-248-1445. Walks For Life Pet Services, LLC.

“Move Right In” 5 Rooms, 2 BR, FDR, Modern EIK $2,900 Garden City Properties (516)746-1563 / (516)313-8504

ROOM FOR RENT MINEOLA: Large furnished room, private entrance, share bath, own TV, microwave and fridge, A/C. No pets​ /​ smoking. $735 month all utilities included plus 1 month security. References required. 516-747-5799


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OFFICE SPACE

LOTS FOR SALE

HOUSE WANTED TO RENT

GREAT NECK OFFICE SPACE: Iconic Atrium 98 Cuttermill Road, 2 blocks to LIRR, large windowed office in attorneys suite. Includes parking, conference room, file space, utilities, copy​ /​ fax. $2,000 per month. 516-466-2750 x300

JUST REPO’D 10 acres $19,900 Fields, woods, stream! Country setting in upstate NY. Call 888479-3394

SEEKING SUMMER RENTAL Two former long time Garden City residents seek a summer rental (July, August and September or a part thereof) for a house or apartment. Please contact Rob Brokaw: 843-936-3662 or: robert_brokaw@hotmail.com

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

LAND INVESTMENT 20 acres $39,900. 60% below market! Huge pond site, stream, woods, town road, beautiful bldg sites. 888-905-8847 NewYorkLandandLakes.com

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

GLEN COVE

OPEN HOUSE SUN 2/11 1:30-3:00PM 47 VIOLA DR, NY 11542

$999K HOME SWEET HOME! 1 Fam, 4BR, 2.5BA, Master BR w/ sauna, Fin. Bsmt, Attic, Fenced Backyard w/Inground Heated Pool, 2 Car Gar & Dway. Great School Dist.

646-773-2127

CORSICIANA, TEXAS Beautiful Historic. Bldg., 7 Fl., Vacant. Get out of high paying taxes. No State Income Tax in Texas. Chase Bk. leases 1st Fl. Tax abatement for 10 yrs. OBO. Cost to build today $12 mil. Ask $4,000,000 Mil.

USIC95@yahoo.com Owner 903-326-4851

CONDO/CO-OP FOR SALE GARDEN CITY Large One Bedroom Condo in the heart of downtown Garden City. This 800 sq ft Condo boasts newly finished Hardwood Floors, Dining Room, brand new Bathroom & Kitchen with d/w. Low maintenance & taxes. By owner ​ — ​ n o broker. $579,000 Call: 646-499-1684

OPEN HOUSE BAITING HOLLOW Sat 2/17 12:00pm to 2:00pm 54 Baiting Drive Sophisticated & Modern! Elegantly Appointed Contemporary Home on Acre+ Park Like Property. 4 BRs, 3 Baths. Indulge in the Luxury & Privately set In Ground Swimming Pool. Formal LR​/f​ ireplace, FDR, New Gourmet EIK& Family Room. Master Suite​/​Balcony. Circular Drive, Garage, Full Basement. This one has it all. $699,000 Colony Realty, 631-722-5800 JAMESPORT 2/17 12:00pm to 2:00pm 703 Herricks Lane Stunning 3500sf Victorian. Private landscaped setting on 1 acre. 4 BRs & 3.5 Baths. 2 Master Bedroom Suites. Large EIK, Formal LR, Formal DR, Family Room​/​fireplace. Geothermal Heat, Central Air and Solar panels. Finished Basement. 3 Car Garage. Must See! $949,000. Colony Realty, Carll Austin 516-658-2623

HOUSE FOR SALE

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Williston Park 227 Collins Ave 4Br • 3Ba 80X100 Herrick’s School

869,000

$

Richard Shammas

ALL BRAND NEW

(516) 315-3092

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AMBIANCE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES *Handyman & Remodeling *Kitchen Installations *Furniture Assembly *Finish Carpentry *Minor Electrical & Plumbing 25year GC Resident Lic & Ins H18E2170000 Call BOB 516-741-2154

MATH, PHYSICS, SAT​/​ACT TUTOR, adjunct professor Calculus I,II, Algebra, trig, AP & Pre-Calc, IB, NYS Certified, highly experienced. Raj 516-7871026

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ENGLISH, ACT, SAT TUTOR: 25+ year experience Critical Reading, Writing, Grammar, Essays. Lynne 625-3314

MATH, SAT, ACT TUTOR: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2 plus Trig, Pre-Calc, AP Calculus. Norm 625-3314

INSTRUCTION PIANO LESSONS By Ira Baslow. Experience the joy of playing the piano. Private lessons in your home, free no-obligation piano lesson, all levels, all styles, all ages. Beginners a specialty. 516-312-1054 www.iwantmypianolessons. com

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HOUSE CLEANER: Excellent service with great references. Reliable, own transportation. Please call Mirian at 516-6426624

HOUSE CLEANER: Excellent service with excellent references! Please call Erika at 516-304-2093 or 516-939-3660 HOUSE CLEANING: Excellent service, with great references, reliable, own transportation, English speaking. Call Selma 516-690-3550

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Make-A-Wish® Suffolk County or Metro New York

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Metro New York

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* Car Donation Foundation d/b/a Wheels For Wishes. To learn more about our programs or financial information, visit www.wheelsforwishes.org.


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STRONG ARM CLEANING: Residential and commercial cleaning specialist, post construction clean ups, shipping and waxing floors, move ins and move outs. Free estimates. Bonded and insured. 516-5381125 www.strongarmcleaningny.com

SERVICES A & J MOVING & STORAGE: Established 1971. Long Island and New York State specialists. Residential, Commercial, Piano & Organ experts. Boxes available. Free estimates. www. ajmoving.com 516-741-2657 114 Jericho Tpk, Mineola NYDOT# 10405 APPLIANCE REPAIR Insinkerator Garbage Disposals, Instant Hot Water Dispensers & Filtration Systems only. Marty’s Appliance Repair Call 516-532-0385

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COMPLETE JUNK REMOVAL​/​DEMOLITION SERVICE: Strong Arm Contracting Inc. We haul anything and everything. Entire contents of home or office. We clean it up and take it away. Residential​/​Commercial. Bonded​/​Insured. Free estimates. 516-538-1125

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OLD VILLAGE TREE SERVICE: Owner operated since 1989. 24 hour emergency service. Licensed​/​insured. Free estimates, member LI Arborist Assoc. Please call 516-466-9220

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PLUMBING PROBLEMS? Clean professional licensed Master Plumber residing in Garden City Department of Health Certified Backflow Prevention Tester​/​ Installer Expert repairs in All phases of Plumbing & Heating. No leak or drip too small Call Angelo 516-639-5880

Are you a professional?

Kitten/Cat New Volunteer Orientation Schedule Volunteers for our cat program are always greatly needed. There are openings on shifts for weekdays and weekends that accommodate any schedule. Please attend our next kitten/cat volunteer orientation being held

Sunday, March 11th at 3:00 PM.

All orientations are held at our adoption center located at 3300 Beltagh Avenue in Wantagh. Learn more about our cat program, tour the adoption center and find out how rewarding the volunteer experience can be. Volunteer orientations are typically held the second Sunday of each month. Schedules may change due to holidays so check our website for updates. Reservations are not needed, but if possible, please fill out and email back a completed volunteer application in advance to volunteer@lasthopeanimalrescue.org or fax to 631-760-5534

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MOVING SERVICE

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COMICS

NEED $$ ?? NEED SPACE??

Serving the community for over 40 yrs

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MOVERS

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Visit us at Comic Con at booth #2537 on 10/5-10/8

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Garbage Disposals Instant Hot Water Dispensers & Filtration Systems Only

Factory Authorized

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PAINTING/POWER WASHING

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Interior B. Moore Paints Dustless Vac System Renovations

PAINTING & WALLPAPER est. 1978

Exterior Power Washing Rotted Wood Fixed Staining

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TREE SERVICE

House Calls & Same Day Service Available

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Watkins wins silver at Empire games

GCHS Fencers to compete in Junior Olympics

Philip Acinapuro and Zach Ortiz

On February 3rd, Deanna Watkins, a sophomore at Garden City High School, entered the figure skating competition at Lake Placid, representing the Metropolitan Figure Skating Club. She was fortunate to have her family and friends in attendance who gave her wonderful support. After her performance, she awaited the results and was thrilled to be awarded second place. She attended the wards ceremony, where she was presented with the silver medal. Deanna will continue to study and compete in figure skating.

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Philip Acinapuro and Zachary Ortiz, both nationally ranked fencers on the Garden City Varsity Men’s Fencing Team, qualified and will compete in the 2018 Junior Olympics Fencing Championships, which will take place in Memphis, Tennessee over the February break. Philip, a senior, was this season’s foil squad captain, and has been on the fencing team since the 7th grade. Philip has won the Nassau County Men’s Individual Foil Fencing Championship for the last two years. Philip’s record this year, including the Trojan’s playoff run and the Brentwood Holiday Tournament, was an impressive 47-3. Philip also earned All Long Island and All County First Team Foil honors. Zach, a sophomore who will be next year’s foil squad captain, has also been on the fencing team since 7th grade. Zach came in second in both the Brentwood Holiday Tournament and the Nassau County Men’s Individual

Foil Fencing Championship, losing to Philip in the gold medal bout. Zach’s record this year, including the Trojan’s playoff run and the Brentwood Holiday Tournament, was an impressive 47-5. Zach earned All County First Team Foil honors. At the Junior Olympics, Philip and Zach, who both train throughout the year at 5T Fencers Club in Mineola, will team with another club member and compete in the Men’s Junior Team competition. Philip will also compete in the individual Junior (U20) foil competition and Zach will compete in the individual Cadet (U17) foil competition. In order to qualify for the Junior Olympics, these fencers earned points through regional competitions throughout the year or placed in the top 25% of competitors in the Long Island Junior Olympics qualifier tournament. Congratulations to Philip and Zach, and good luck in Memphis!

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Second-grade boys wrap up GCAA basketball season GCAA second-grade boys wrapped up their rookie season of team basketball competition at St. Paul’s this past weekend. Congratulations to the players, and thank you to all the dads who coached!

The Spurs

The Suns

The Knicks

The Heat

The Nuggets

The Celtics

The Cavs

The Nets


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Garden City HS Boys Basketball finishes regular season at 18-0

The Trojan hoopsters beat Jericho 77-54 on Wed Feb 7th and then beat Great Neck North 67-40 on Fri Feb 9th to finish the regular season 18-0. This GC squad has now broken the record for consecutive wins and, for the first time since 2007, won an outright conference title. Last year, the Trojans shared the A1 Conference title with Elmont. Based upon the team’s 2017-2018 season performance, Garden City has earned a number 1 seed in the Nassau County A playoffs.

The first Garden City playoff game will take place Thursday Feb 15th at 5PM at Garden City. The other top seeds in the playoffs are noted below. 1 Seed-Garden City 2 Seed-Sewanhaka 3 Seed-Floral Park 4 Seed-Elmont On Wed Feb 7th, the Trojans utilized a potent offensive attack to best Jericho 77-54. All time leading GC scorer Andrew DeSantis paved the way with 20 points/4 rebs/6 assists while Kevin McNiff (17 pts/2 rebs/2 assists) got hot from the outside. The Trojans used a diverse arsenal as James Cashwell (12 pts/7 rebs/2 assists), Matthew Granville (7pt/5 rebs/7 assists), Chris Jordan (4 pts), Joe Scattareggia (4 pts), Billy Duff (3 pts/7 rebs), Tom Powderly (3 pts), Brian Wood (3 pts), James Basile (2 pts), and Tyler Soutar (2 pts) all contributed to the offensive production. At halftime of the Jericho game, the Long Island Congrats to a great and unforgettable season of 18-0. Now on to the playoffs! Championship GCHS Boys

Congratulations to the seniors of the undefeated 18-0 Trojans

THANK YOU GCHS Cheerleaders for your support the whole season.

Senior Soutar with the block.

Seniors doing the uniforms of the GCHS Trojans proud

Connolly with Range and the buzzer beater.

Senior McNiff with the three ball

Soccer team was recognized by Kemp Hannon, Don Clavin, and the home hoops crowd. On Fri Feb 9th, the entire GC contingent was pumped up for senior night as the GC Boys Hoops team, the GC Girls Hoops team, the GCHS Kickline and the GCHS cheerleaders were all honored. See senior night photos below. Kevin McNiff led all scorer with 20 points/2 rebs/4 assists while DeSantis racked up 19 pts/9 rebs/3 assists. Fellow seniors Tyler Soutar, Matthew Granville, Tom Powderly, Luke Connolly, and Pat Leggett stepped up big on senior night as the squad won 67-40. Unfortunately, Chris Jordan was unable to play given the injury he sustained during the Jericho game. In a fitting end to the incredible undefeated regular season, Luke Connolly hit a shot just across half court as time expired. Come out and support the Trojans during their playoff run. The team is made up of the following players: Seniors Luke Connolly, co-captain Andrew DeSantis, co-captain Matthew Granville, Chris Jordan, Patrick Leggett, co-captain Kevin McNiff, Tom Powderly, and Tyler Soutar; Juniors James Basile, James Cashwell, Billy Duff, Cyrus Lalehzar, Gavin Pappas, and Joe Scattareggia; Sophomores Brian Wood and Team Manager Pat Reilly. The team is coached by 4th year Head Coach James Hegmann and Asst Coach Greg Gonzalez.

Big thanks to the GCHS Kickline Team for entertaining at half times and your support‌

Senior DeSantis ready to explode to the hoop.


Senior Granville going up amongst the bigs.

Senior Leggett with the drive to the hoop.

Bench Capt. Leggett with his unorthodox free throw.

BC Leggett to BC Connolly for the miss

Lalehzar with the short jumper

Powderly taking it to the hoop.

Coach Hegmann and Gonzalez coaching up the team. Trainer Chris keeping the boys energized.

Basile with the scoop.

Senior Powderly with the lay-in

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Starters giving the bench a shot.

Scattareggia with the threeeeee.

Jordan either watching his 3ptr or pointing to the score.

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GCAA Challenger League Basketball BY JANE NOBILE

There were tons of smiles at the gym in the Garden City Middle School this past Saturday. It was another exciting practice and game for the GCAA Challenger League Basketball Team! There were two sessions on Saturday for people with special “abilities” and volunteers that love to play and help out. The players were divided into two teams, the red and white team. They

started off with some drills and free throw practices. Then the game began. No scores are kept because all of our players are part of a winning team in the Challenger League! It’s all about having fun, making friends, and enjoying some court time playing basketball. Each week, the GCAA Challenger Basketball team meets at the Garden City Middle School. Players and volunteers are welcome to join us for some fun and make new friends or even catch

up with old friends. Volunteers earn community service hours and the players of all “abilities” are welcomed to participate. Session 1 begins at 12:30 and Session 2 begins at 2pm. Come for one session or both, it is up to you how

much you want to play. If you want to be a part of this fabulous team, please contact Coach Brian Collins at briancollinspe@aol.com. We are always looking for more players and volunteers, the more the merrier.

Coach Oscar giving Session 1 some valuable tips on getting more baskets.

Hunter enjoying some goofing off time with one of the special volunteers!

Session 2 Challenger Basketball stars (left to right) Colin, Michael, Andrew, and Brandon.

A great turn out for Saturday’s Garden City Challenger Basketball League!

Session 1 Challenger Basketball superstars!

Colin always has words of encouragement for his teammates!


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Boys 3rd Grade

Boys 4th Grade

1. Celtics Sat Feb 10th 12:00 Court 4 St. Paul’s 8. Spurs

1. Knicks

4. Cavs Sat Feb 10th 11:00 Court 4 St. Paul’s

Sat. Mar 3rd 9:00am St. Paul’s Court 4

4. Knicks Sat Feb 10th 12:00 Court 1 St. Paul’s 5. Suns

4. Cavs

5. Suns Saturday Mar 10 St. Paul's Court 2

Sat Feb 10th 12:00 Court 2 St. Paul’s 6. Nuggets

2. Spurs Sat. Mar 3rd 9:00am St. Paul’s Court 2

2. Cavs Sat Feb 10th 12:00 Court 3 St. Paul’s 7. Nets

6. Nuggets

Boys 5th Grade

Boys 6th Grade

1. Nuggets Sat Feb 10th 1:30 Court 4 St. Paul’s 8. Spurs 4. Nets Sat Feb 10th 1:30 Court 1 St. Paul’s 5. Knicks 3. Cavs Sat Feb 10th 1:30 Court 2 St. Paul’s 6. Celtics

2. Heat Sat Feb 10th 1:30 Court 3 St. Paul’s 7. Suns

1. Celtics Sat Feb 10th 4:30 Court 4 St. Paul’s 8. Heat

8. Spurs Sat. Mar 3rd 12:00pm St. Paul’s Court 4

4. Spurs Sat Feb 10th 4:30 Court 1 St. Paul’s 5. Nuggets

4. Nets Saturday Mar 10 St. Paul's Court 2

4. Cavs Fri Feb 9th 8:00 Stewart School 5. Nuggets 3. Wolves Fri Feb 9th 6:30 GC Middle School 6. Heat

2. Knicks Fri Feb 9th 7:30 GC Middle School 7. Spurs / 10. Celtics

3. Knicks Sat Feb 10th 4:30 Court 2 St. Paul’s 6. Cavs

Champion 3. Cavs Sat. Mar 3rd 12:00pm St. Paul’s Court 2

2. Suns Sat Feb 10th 4:30 Court 3 St. Paul’s 7. Nets

2. Heat

Boys 7th and 8th Grades 1. Nets Fri Feb 9th 7:00 Stewart School 8. Suns / 9. Pacers

1. Celtics Sat. Mar 3rd 10:30am St. Paul’s Court 4 4. Knicks Saturday Mar 10 St. Paul's Court 2

3. Heat Champion

3. Celtics Sat Feb 10th 11:00 Court 1 St. Paul’s 6. Nuggets

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GCAA Intramural Basketball Playoffs

Champion 6. Nuggets Sat. Mar 3rd 10:30am St. Paul’s Court 2 2. Cavs

1. Celtics Sat. Mar 3rd 1:30pm St. Paul’s Court 4 4. Spurs Saturday Mar 10 St. Paul's Court 2 Champion 6. Cavs Sat. Mar 3rd 1:30pm St. Paul’s Court 2 2. Suns

Girls Grades 4th thru 6th 1. Nuggets Sat Feb 10th 3:00 Court 4 St. Paul’s 8. Celtics

1. Nets Sat. Mar 3rd 3:00pm St. Paul’s Court 4

4. Spurs Sat Feb 10th 3:00 Court 1 St. Paul’s 5. Cavs

4. Cavs Saturday Mar 10 St. Paul's Court 2

3. Nets Sat Feb 10th 3:00 Court 2 St. Paul’s 6. Knicks

Champion 6. Heat Sat. Mar 3rd 3:00pm St. Paul’s Court 2 10. Celtics

2. Suns Sat Feb 10th 3:00 Court 3 St. Paul’s 7. Heat

1. Nuggets Sat. Mar 3rd 4:30pm St. Paul’s Court 4 4. Spurs Saturday Mar 10 St. Paul's Court 2 Champion 6. Knicks Sat. Mar 3rd 4:30pm St. Paul’s Court 2 2. Suns


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VILLAGE SPORTS Crayola Art Classes Return!

The very popular Crayola art class returns for the spring on Fridays from 4 to 5 pm beginning on Friday, March 16. This session’s theme is “Travel Through Art Around the World”. Make a different project each week of the six week session as our creativity travels through different countries using Crayola products while exploring their regional art. This class is open to Garden City residents in grades 2 – 6. The class will be held in St. Paul’s Center at 108 Rockaway Avenue and the cost is $130, made payable to “ZoDa LLC”.

Mad Science for Grades K to 4 is Back for Spring

Garden City Recreation and Parks is offering an afterschool program geared to children who are interested in science! Mad Science of Long Island is a company who provides a wonderful and fun learning experience while exploring different aspects of science. Each week of this 6 week session will cover a different topic such as “Bugs”, “Detective Science”, and “Walloping Weather”. Residents of the Village of Garden City entering grades K - 4 are invited to attend. Classes will be held on Mondays from

4 to 5 pm beginning March 19. 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 $130, 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.

Registration for Pastel Class with Arleen Urban Begins

Beginning February 23, the Recreation Department will again offer an adult pastel class taught by Arleen Ruth Urban. This class is open to adult residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City. Our classes will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each Friday in Cluett Hall at St. Paul’s. The cost of the 10 week program will be $140 (Supplies are bought on your own- a supply list will be handed out at the first class). This program will teach the beginner as well as advanced student the art of painting portraits and landscapes/ still-life in pastels from photographs. Students will be given the option of dividing each three hour session between portrait and landscape, or they may concentrate solely on the subject of their choice. Demonstrations will be available as

needed throughout the program. Each student will receive the individual attention required to work at their own pace and level of expertise. Arleen Ruth Urban, the instructor for this program, is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America. A winner of numerous awards, her commissioned portraits hang in many Garden City homes. To register for this program, please visit the Garden City Recreation and Parks’ Administrative Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. or if you have a password, you can register online at www. gcreconline.gardencityny.net.

Classes will be held according to the following schedule: Wednesdays 1:30 to 2:25 pm Fridays 1:30 to 2:25 pm The cost of this program is $100. To register for this program, please visit the Garden City Recreation and Parks’ Administrative Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. or if you have a password, you can register online at www.gcreconline.gardencityny.net. For further information, call the Recreation and Parks Office at 465-4075.

Pee Wee Sports Sampler for Children Ages 4 & 5 Years Old

Due to popular demand, we have added another “Zumba Gold” exercise class to our weekly calendar! Our Tuesday session of our “Zumba Gold” fitness will be held in on Tuesday afternoons at 3:30 pm at The Senior Center. Each 45 minute class, teaching the basics of “Zumba” exercise, is led by Felicia Lovaglio, our certified “Zumba” exercise instructor. This class is geared for seniors or the beginner adult. The ten week session will begin Tuesday, February 6th. The price for the session is $60. To register, please visit the Recreation and Parks Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue.

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 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 5 and will run for 55 minutes for six weeks. Our Sampler will incorporate new skills and free play in a non-competitive atmosphere. A different sport will be offered each week.

The Men’s Association News

Next Meeting

Attention all Directors! The next meeting will be held in early to late February. Location will be Doc O’Grady’s. Watch for an e-mail to be sent by the President for the agenda. Please make every effort to attend. Your voice needs to be heard!

NCAA Championship Basketball Game Fundraiser

This annual event will be on Monday, April 2nd at B.K. Sweeney’s Uptown Grille. Look for exact details in coming editions.

Woodstick Classic

To be held at GCHS on Saturday, April 28th. More details to come.

GCHS Home Athletic Schedule

Good luck to all of our teams as they compete in their respective playoff brackets!

Father/Daughter, Mother/Son Dances

Attention all GCHS seniors !!! Hold the date for these two traditional events.

The Father/Daughter dance is Friday, June 15 followed by the Mother/Son dance on Saturday, June 16. Both will be held at the Nassau County Bar Association. Mark your calendars !

TMA Website

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

Facebook Page

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

Who We Are

For over 80 years, The Men’s Association or simply the TMA has supported the athletic and social activities of students in the Garden City schools and promoted good sportsmanship as well as ideal citizenship. The TMA is composed of more than 100

active Directors, 50 Life Directors and 500 Family members. With the generous support of our fellow residents, the Men’s Association has been involved in a great number of projects covering a wide range of interests. While we are still primarily committed to the athletic programs at the Middle School and High School, in recent years the TMA has expanded their support and sponsorship to other programs benefiting a wider range of students in the Garden City Schools. Some of these programs are SEPTA, the Jamie and Paige Malone Foundation, Best Buddies, the GC High School Marching Band, BAA/GAA Awards Night, Middle School Bagel Bash, Reeves Scholarship, Bethany LeSueur Jersey Retirement Ceremony, GCHS Stem Program, CPR training for all coaches, HUDL, Robotics, 9th grade BBQ, Kickline, GCTA Hurricane Relief Fundraiser and the Father-Daughter and Mother-Son dances. All of this would not be possible without your continued assistance on aiding all we do. Thanks to all who contribute !!!

"Zumba Gold" Fitness Classes for the Active Senior or Beginner

How You Can Join

The TMA is always looking for potential new members. If you’re a father who has a child or children in the GC School District and are willing to be involved please contact one of the Officers or Directors for an application. Thanks for all your support !!! Special thanks to all those who have joined as family members !! Go Trojans!

Important

Any directors who want to pay their annual dues please mail your $100 check to the Treasurer!

TMA Officers

Jim Connolly---President Bob Leggett---Treasurer John Blair Pete Haeffner Rob McLoughlin Rob Capello Pat McElroy Luke Lynch Bob Basel

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GC Boys Soccer honored at halftime of hoops game

St. Joseph’s 4th-grade CYO finishes strong

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The Long Island Boys Soccer Champions were on hand to be honored by Kemp Hannon and Don Clavin. On Wednesday, February 7th, Kemp Hannon and Don Clavin were on hand to honor the Long Island Championship Garden City Boys Soccer team at halftime of the Garden City Boys basketball game. The team is pictured with the

Back row: Coach Mohsenian, Quinlan Peters, Keron Faustin, Chase Kraus, Timothy Levelis, Patrick Polly, Jordan Porter, Coach Melissa Porter Front row: Christopher Leigh, James Delligatti, Angelo Cupani, Parker Mohsenian, Will Egan. Not pictured – Justin Baiker The boys playing fourth-grade CYO Basketball for St. Joseph’s attend three different schools in Garden City, but under Coach Melissa Porter, they

became one cohesive team in their first year of CYO competition finishing the season strong with dominating wins. Congratulations Team Porter!

GCHS cheerleader and the GCHS kickline. Luke Connolly, James Basile, and Kevin McNiff are members of both the soccer and basketball teams. Congrats to Boys Soccer!

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GC Boy’s Swimming places 4th at Counties County Record Broken

The team had a lot of personal records, and even one County/GC record! Although the 400 free relay was close to the record (only 0.05 away from beating the record previously set by GC in 2015), the boys will have another chance at States! The record that was set during this meet was set by Jake Newmark (JR) in the backstroke with a time of 50.46. Congratulations, Jake!

Times and NY State Qualifiers during Counties

200 Medley Relay achieved a time of 1:41.21 consisting of Jake Newmark, Evan Jozkowski (SR), Liam Gaffney (JR), and Gunnar Burpee (JR). 200 Yard Freestyle was swam by Kieran Brown (SR) 1:53.93, John Kenny (JR) 2:05.14, and Anthony Suau (FR) 2:05.94. 200 Yard IM: Christopher Reilly (8) 2:12.45, Aidan Gaffney (FR) 2:15.66, Evan Jozkowski 2:15.67, and Nicholas Krawiec (JR) 2:21.41. 50 Yard Freestyle: Gunnar Burpee 23.63. 1 meter diving: Cameron Yuen (FR) placed second with a score of 477.7 and qualifying for NY States. 100 Yard Butterfly: swum by Jake Newmark with the NY States time of

51.87, along with Christopher Reilly 1:00.16 and Aidan Gaffney 1:02.64. 100 Yard Freestyle: swam by John Protano (JR) placed second overall with a NY State qualifying time of 46.59 in the final heat, and Liam Gaffney 49.39 and Gunnar Burpee 53.49. 500 Yard Freestyle: Kieran Brown 5:16.6, and Ryan O’Leary (8) 5:41.53. 200 Yard Freestyle Relay achieved a time of 1:30.53 and was swam by Liam Gaffney, Gunnar Burpee, Kieran Brown, and John Protano. 100 Yard Backstroke: Jake Newmark placed first with a NY State and All-American Consideration time of 50.46 (also the GC and County record!), and Nicholas Krawiec 1:05.39. 100 Yard Breaststroke: John Protano placed first with a NY State and All-American Consideration time of 57.17, and Evan Jozkowski 1:03.85 400 Yard Freestyle Relay: GC placed first and almost beat the Counties record time with time of 3:12.19 consisting of Jake Newmark, Kieran Brown, Liam Gaffney, and John Protano. Congratulations to all of the swimmers on a great meet! Good luck to all of the NY State qualifiers competing at Nassau County Aquatic Center (at Eisenhower Park) on March 2-3.

NY State qualifiers (left to right): Liam Gaffney, Jake Newmark, Kieran Brown, Cameron Yuen, and John Protano, with Coach Anne Sullivan.

The 400 free relay squad (Jake Newmark, Kieran Brown, Liam Gaffney, and John Protano (in water)) placing first and almost beating the County record set by GC in 2015 with a time of 3:12.19. They will have another chance to break the record at NY States!

Cameron Yuen (FR) placing 2nd in the county and achieving a NYS qualifying time of 477.70.


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John Protano (JR) in the on the way to winning the 100 breaststroke and All-American Consideration with a time of 57.17.

Kieran Brown (SR) in the 200 free with a time of 1:53.93.

Evan Jozkowski (SR) in the breaststroke portion of the 200 IM finishing with a time of 2:15.67

Christopher Reilly (8) in the 100 fly with a time of 1:00.16

Anthony Suau (FR) swimming the 200 free with a time of 2:05.94.

John Kenny (JR) in the 200 free with a time of 2:05.14

Liam Gaffney (JR) in the 100 free.

Ryan O’Leary (8) in the 500 free.

Gunnar Burpee (JR) in the 50 free.

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Varsity Girls Basketball celebrates Senior Day with victory over Great Neck

Kelly, Coen, Marshall, and Hildreth families gather at center court for Senior Day!

The Varsity Girls Basketball Team beat Great Neck North behind the scoring of seniors Megan Marshall and Hope Kelly, as well as the sharp passing of senior Shioban Coen. Senior Ally Hildreth played great defense and

brought the crowd to their feet with a buzzer beating reverse lay up to end the game! The Varsity Girls team now heads to the playoffs after ending the season with a great stretch of quality wins.

Team picture at half time with parents of senior members in back row (Kelly, Coen, Marshall, and Hildreth).

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UNDER CONTRACT

Garden City, NY 4-bedroom, 2-bath. SD #18. MLS# 2971746. $1,048,000. UNDER CONTRACT

Garden City, NY 5-bedroom, 3-bath. SD #18. MLS# 3002264. $1,299,000.

Garden City, NY 6-bedroom, 4.5-bath. SD #18. MLS# 2995292. $1,375,000.

UNDER CONTRACT

UNDER CONTRACT

UNDER CONTRACT

Out of Town Listings Garden City, NY 8-bedroom. 3.5-bath. SD #18. MLS# 2938302. $1,799,000.

Garden City, NY 6-bedroom, 4.5-bath. SD #18. MLS# 2929647. $1,925,000.

Baldwin, NY 2-bedroom, 1-bath. SD #11. MLS# 2982219. $389,000.

Claudia Galvin Manager

Arthur Anderson

Rene Blair

Annmarie Bommarito

Laura Carroll

Ann Collins

Denise Eilbeck

Marilyn Frey

Vanessa (Maria) Genussa

Susan Gillin

Daureen Hausser

Fortune Heaney

Christopher Connors Patricia Costello

Lisa Heaney

Kathleen Higdon

Floral Park, NY 3-bedroom, 1-bath. SD #22. MLS# 2994403. $519,000.

Joanne Crokos

Christine Cudahy

Patricia Dickson

Alfred Kohart

Mary Krener

Robert J. Krener

Garden City Office | 516.248.6655 • 102 Seventh St, Garden City, NY • gardencity@danielgale.com • danielgale.com Each office is independently owned and operated. We are pledged to provide equal opportunity for housing to any prospective customer or client, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.


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Floral Park, NY 4-bedroom, 2-bath. SD #22. MLS# 2989469. $589,000.

UNDER CONTRACT

UNDER CONTRACT

Cathedral Gardens, NY 3-bedroom, 1.5-bath. SD #27. MLS# 2982365. $599,000.

Floral Park, NY 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath SD #22. MLS# 2995287. $689,000.

New Hyde Park, NY 4-bedroom, 2-bath SD #5. MLS# 2996105. $699,000.

Richmond Hills S., NY 7-bedroom, 3-bath SD #31. MLS# 3004409. $989,000.

OPEN HOUSE

Condos/ Co-Ops Sunday, February 18, 12:00 – 2:00pm 301 Franklin Avenue, Unit 108, Garden City, NY 2-bedroom, 2-bath SD #18. MLS# 3000921. $859,000.

Rentals

Garden City, NY 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath SD #18. MLS# 2987095. $608,000.

Hempstead, NY

Floral Park, NY

Floral Park, NY

2-bedroom, 1-bath. SD #22. MLS# 2993985. $2,500/mo.

4-bedroom, 4.5-bath. SD #22. MLS# 2995542. $4,800/mo.

2-bedroom, 1-bath. SD #1. MLS# 2995257. $1,950/mo.

Wyndham Listings 111 Cherry Valley Avenue, Unit 607 Garden City, NY 1-bedroom, 1.5-bath. SD #18. MLS# 3003538. $750,000.

100 Hilton Ave, Unit M27 Garden City, NY 2-bedroom, 2.5-bath. SD #18. MLS# 2968890. $4,950/mo.

111 Cherry Valley Ave, Unit M25 Garden City, NY 2-bedroom, 2.5-bath SD #18. MLS# 2986138. $928,000.

100 Hilton Avenue, Unit 521 Garden City, NY 3-bedroom, 3-bath. SD #18. MLS# 3000722. $1,875,000.

Meredith Krug

Mary Lo Galbo

Kathy Lucchesi

Susan MacDonald

Brigid Marmorowski

Athena Menoudakos

Matthew Minardi

Linda Mulrooney

Penelope Nikolakakos

Eileen O’Hara

Alexandra Parisi

Diane Piscopo

Brian Pryke

Kathleen Roberts

Suzanne Rueck

Julia Mastromauro Rosado

Kevin Ryan

Joseph Scianablo

Jennifer Sullivan

Cheryl Trimboli

Scott Wallace

Maureen Walsh Lagarde

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Make a difference by donating men’s clothing to The INN. We are in need of your help collecting men’s clothing (business or causal), belts, shoes and boots for those less fortunate. Please drop off new and gently used men’s clothing throughout the month of February at the Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty in Garden City. Because sharing is caring. Daniel Gale Cares.

Garden City Office 102 Seventh Street, Garden City, NY 516.248.6655 Wyndham Resale Office 100 Hilton Avenue, Garden City, NY 516.739.7171

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