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BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES

BY RIKKI N. MASSAND

like having a freight train in your living room. Their houses shook with the constant roar from a work train that wasn’t doing any work at all. It was just parked there with the engines roaring. This caused a sleepless Saturday night (July 27) for our residents.” The designated in-village “Third Track Project Ambassador” who works as a liaison with Garden City prop-

Out of an abundance of caution, on August 13th the Garden City Board of Education authorized additional “Vapor Intrusion Testing” for two schools in the district, Locust School and Stewart School, due to their proximity to the old Roosevelt Field Superfund site (a contaminated groundwater area, south of Old Country Road). In 2000 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency declared the area a Superfund site and in early 2018 a plan to rid the groundwater of contaminants trichloroethylene (TCE) and tetrachloroethylene (PCE) was announced. The estimated cleanup cost presented early last year was $13.14 million. No new detection of harmful materials or chemicals present in or around school grounds prompted this round of Vapor Intrusion testing. School Board President Angela Heineman explained that although school district officials are not worried, they chose to “be extremely cautious” in safeguarding schoolchildren. The school board approved a resolution for the testing, although it was a late addendum to the August 13 meeting agenda, and copies of the resolution and testing agreement were not made available. The vote was 4-0 as School Board Trustee William Holub was absent from the meeting. The district’s environmental consultant AKRF, Inc. were initially hired by the district on December 11, 2018. At that time of board approval, rates were stated as a total $15,975, and broken down: hourly rates of the firm’s team is $245 for principal, $220 for the project director, $180 apiece for the senior project manager, environmental engineer and hydrogeologist, plus $145 per hour for CADD operation and figure generation. Superintendent Sinha said the district has a goal of having the vapor intrusion testing done before school starts, ahead of Labor Day weekend. But she told the Board of Education that the time frame could shift into early September. Once testing is completed the Board and community will hear a report on environmental conditions at a fall board meeting. The August 13 agreement approved by the Board was connected to prior discussions, as the Board’s June meeting featured a presentation by AKRF. School Board Trustee Michael Cassaro confirmed with Dr. Sinha that the district is entirely confident in the report presented in June. She said the district advised the consultants to take steps to be ‘overly cautious.’ “We wanted to really look into the reports and review them to see

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Face painters did some pretty great work on these three “butterflies” at the August 9th Promenade on Seventh Street. Tonight’s theme is “Mardi Gras, Garden City Style”. See page 34

West POA ‘keeps track’ of LIRR issues BY RIKKI N. MASSAND Residents who live near the Long Island Railroad have recently expressed their frustrations with LIRR work trains idling along tracks near their homes, prompting the Western Property Owners Association to seek an open line of communication with LIRR officials about problems and progress of the controversial Third Track expansion project. In an email to The

Garden City News days after Greenridge Avenue residents reported LIRR work trains idling overnight in late July, WPOA President RoseAnn Vernice responded with the following comments: “Residents are unhappy with the lack of any notification. All those affected described the sound of the 300-foot-long LIRR work train idling on the tracks behind their homes for nine hours (12:00 am - 9:00 am) was

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Good ideas The Chamber of Commerce and the Village have certainly been having a great run with the weekly Friday Night Promenades on Seventh Street. The weather has been great for just about all of the events, and lots of people have been turning out. Kudos to those who have been running them! Another great idea that has been working very well is the outdoor dining available at most Seventh Street and Franklin Avenue eateries. Both of these ideas are the result of some outside the box thinking between

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As we head into the second half of August, the start of school is just around the corner. We were glad to see that the Board of Education is being especially prudent in ordering additional air testing for the schools that are near the water pollution site to the east of Garden City. While no problems have been found in the past, it is wise for the district to take a proactive approach.

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To the Editor: A short response to Trustee Bolebruch’s comments in the GCNews (“Village weighs costs, space needs with Library Friends excess books” 8/9/2019). “--said the spider to the fly!” What is happening to the role of our GC Board? Not Good! Geri Moratti

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To the Editor: Love the fence! Reminds me of an old adage: “Out of sight, out of mind!” Perhaps you could make it higher and eliminate St. Paul’s from the Village psyche completely. The BoT should give President Trump some advise on getting his southern border wall built, since they were so successful here. While on the subject, I am still waiting on the GC Historical Society to answer three simple questions: 1) WHAT of historic significance ever happened at St. Paul’s? 2) WHO of historic significance ever attended St. Paul’s? 3) WHO of historic significance ever taught at St. Paul’s? My guesses: 1) Nothing, 2) No one, and 3) No one! So why perpetuate this faux historic significance? Years ago, I suggested building a

year round indoor/outdoor pool (not a limited use ice skating rink) with a Community Cultural Center to bring the Village together in a cultural and athletic bonding. A partial source of funding should come from the sale of the existing GC Pool property (2½ months of use) to Adelphi University. They could use the space (already lease the parking lot for the school year) and we could use the money to fund St. Paul’s Redevelopment in the Community’s interest, not the current BoT’s misguided interest. Full disclosure: I have taught Accounting, as an Adjunct Professor, at Adelphi, but I have NEVER discussed my private thoughts as a GC resident with the Administration. Which begs another question, has any Village administration ever approached Adelphi on the subject? I doubt it, as that would require thinking outside the box! Hope this stirs some useful Community debate, in opposition to the Board’s dictatorial diktats! Thomas P. Brosnan

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Clarification

In correspondence with The Garden City News this week Garden City Public Library Board Chairman J. Randolph Colahan asked to clarify and state his continued interests to serve the community on the Library Board: Several months ago, Mr. Colahan did threaten to resign if the village forced the Friends out of the Library. “We are past that now and that is

history,” Chairman Colahan said. He confirmed he was not and is not threatening to resign from his volunteer position. At the August 5th Library Board Meeting, Chairman Colahan commented that he wants “to help steer the Library through current issues and see the Library survive and thrive.”


20 kids right now, I do not know if the district’s guidelines are for 20. We are already at 19 and by the start of the school year we could see 20 students per kindergarten class across the grade, and I feel those numbers are too large for a kindergarten classroom. I want to express my concern to the board,” she said. Dr. Sinha explained that at Hemlock School, the average class size in kindergarten is 19.2. At the board meeting this week, she did not have specific totals for each of the six kindergarten sections to inform parents about. Pappas inquired if any sections were already projecting at 20 in a class. Maureen Lagarde is a parent of a second grader and a volunteer on the SEPTA (Special Education Parent Teacher Association) Board as curriculum representative of the primary level schools. She told the school board on August 13 the programs of Teachers College and FUNdations are amazing but she remains concerned about high class sizes among lower grades. Huntington Road resident Eileen Henke is the Locust School SEPTA school building director. She told Board of Education members and parents at the August 13 meeting that back in May, at the kindergarten registration open house it was a “standing-room only”

BY RIKKI N. MASSAND At the Board of Education meeting at Garden City High School on Tuesday, August 13, parents in attendance spoke about rising class sizes among Garden City Schools’ lower grades and the need for the administration to keep monitoring and addressing large classes. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kusum Sinha said for the second-grade level at Stewart School, the enrollment numbers were noted as larger than planned a few weeks ago, with an additional section required for school year 2019-2020. “Where we are monitoring really closely is our third grade in both Stewart and Stratford schools where our numbers are high, at above 24 to 25 in those grade levels. We are monitoring those grades and lower grades very closely,” she said. During public comments, a parent thanked the school board and Dr. Sinha for supporting an eighth section of second grade due to high enrollment. But like many in attendance she wanted to hear about current district enrollment numbers for kindergarten, asking about Hemlock School in particular. “When we went to its orientation the number given to us was 19 students per class across all kindergarten sections. Being that some of our sections are at

crowd. That leaves concern over the amount of space allocated at schools to meet the community’s evolving needs, including questions over the space for students’ occupational therapy (OT) and physical therapy (PT). “I know the second grade class sizes are historically a larger number and Garden City must work with this. We know Stewart School is bursting at the seams and from what school officials have said, students are co-taught upstairs but it sounded like they are taking away from OT/PT areas which had me concerned about where, then, children are receiving the services within the school. There’s apparently a loss of classroom space with more being pushed in,” she said. James Kennedy of Dartmouth Street attended the August 13 Board of Education meeting in place of his wife Lauren Kennedy, a mom of three and a volunteer who attends nearly every school board meeting throughout the year. He asked about class sizes for Stratford School’s second grade for this year -- which DiCapua noted had a mean of 23.6 students per class -- as well as the first grade at Hemlock School, which she said has an average of 23 students per class. Kennedy told the Board of Education that large class sizes will inhibit chanc-

es for groundbreaking programs in Garden City Schools in 2019-2020, the partnership with Teachers College to focus on reading development in grades kindergarten through fifth, and FUNdations expanding into the second grades, to positively impact every student. That led to questions on professional development opportunities for staff being correctly targeted. Former Garden City High School Principal Nanine McLaughlin, who is beginning her first school year as the new District Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Leadership Development, commented that GCUFSD welcomes 15 new teaching staff, out of which 10 are “brand new” teachers for year 2019-2020. New teacher orientation days are set for next week, August 20 through 22. Dr. Dinorah DellaCamera has two young sons in the district, attending the 2nd grade and 4th grade this fall. She questioned Superintendent Sinha and administrators on the new hires and of them, how many are Wilson Reading System (language training) certified. That pertains to teaching concepts of language structure to students who are reading and spelling below grade level and those diagnosed with a language-based learning disability, such See page 38

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Historical Society to honor the Mollie Biggane Fund & Family

The Biggane Family, founders of the Mollie Biggane Melanoma Foundation, clockwise from top center: John, Maggie, Jack, Julie and Cara. You won’t find better folks in this town than Maggie and Jack Biggane! You’d be equally hard pressed to find a Garden City resident that doesn’t know or know of this terrific family. Maggie, Jack, Julie, John and Cara turned the tragic loss of their beloved daughter and sister, Mollie, into an amazingly effective program which, it can legitimately be said, has saved hundreds of lives. The Garden City Historical Society searched for a few, select residents to honor as a part of the yearlong celebration of Garden City’s founding – special people for the 150th anniversary. The Society sought folks who represent the best that Garden City has to offer. It did not take long to settle on the Biggane family. True heroes of this town, they have brought both an awareness of and a better level of skin cancer health to all residents of Garden City, the region and all across the US. Take a short visit to the MolliesFund.org website. See for yourself the wide-ranging contributions, accomplishments and recognition Mollie’s Fund has gained. As a sophomore in college, Mollie Biggane discovered a mole on her thigh. In the following six months, she underwent surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. The Mollie Biggane Melanoma Foundation was created in her memory after her tragic death at the age of twenty. Since 2001, the Foundation has tirelessly strived to prevent this kind of loss from impacting other families. The Mollie’s Fund mission is to increase awareness for melanoma prevention, provide information and services on skin cancer detection, and sup-

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Between August 1- 7, the Garden City Police Department participated in the Statewide Speed Awareness Week Enforcement Mobilization. During the initiative, Officers issued 209 traffic citations including 77 for excessive speed, seven for driving with a suspended license, nine for cell phone/ electronic device violations, as well as 116 other moving violations. The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee states: speed continues to be a predominant factor in traffic crashes in New York State. In 2016, nearly one-third (31 percent) of all traffic fatalities in New York were caused by speeding; 314 people lost their lives in these preventable collisions. August was the deadliest month for speed-related crashes in New York with 39 people killed. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says three out of every 10 drivers are self-professed “speeders.”

3rd track update: Hempstead Branch service suspended

The LIRR Expansion Project will perform its third bridge installation project of the summer on the weekend of August 17-18, 2019, as crews install a new bridge over South Tyson Avenue in the Village of Floral Park. The new bridge will address a bottleneck at this section of the LIRR’s Main Line – where four tracks merge into two – and accommodate a future third track to increase capacity and improve service reliability. As a result, Hempstead Branch service will be suspended east of Floral Park (as well as at Bellerose Station) from approximately 12 AM Saturday to 12:30 AM on Monday as work is performed. During this time, Hempstead Branch trains will continue to operate out of Atlantic Terminal, but will originate and terminate at Mineola Station (instead of Hempstead). There will be no train service at Bellerose, Stewart Manor, Nassau Boulevard, Garden City, Country Life Press and Hempstead. As an alternative, customers can use nearby stations and NICE Bus

by Verizon as obsolete County Police Academy class; the next will cross-honor LIRR and will be decommis- class would not be expected until the tickets for travel sioned. earliest, Spring 2020. between Hempstead and Mineola (N40/N41 A $185,112.00 DASNY bus routes). Visit www. grant was initiated by former Senator Kemp nicebus.com for bus Enjoy hospitality Garden City style Hannon back in 2016. schedules. For project every week this summer as the Village Through a lengthy details, visit amodernli. of Garden City and the Garden City application process, the com. grant was received in Chamber of Commerce once again Summary of April 2019. This grant present “Friday Night Promenades” Weekend covered the cost of the on Seventh Street. Festivities kick off Service Changes at 6 p.m. Seventh Street is closed to all Hourly service interproject. vehicular traffic and parking beginvals between Atlantic Mayor Theresa Trouvé ning at 5:45 p.m. Enjoy musical enterTerminal and Mineola tainment and plenty of activities for Station (instead of the kids, including balloon art and face Hempstead). The Police Department is seeking Branch stations with regular week- authorization to increase its staffing painting. Tables and chairs will be set end service (operating on adjusted levels for sworn members from 52 to up in the street for additional seatschedules): Hollis, Queens Village, 53, temporarily due to the imminent ing and outdoor dining along Seventh Street.
 Floral Park retirement of Inspector Michael Doyle Promenade dates (and themes) are Stations with no service: Bellerose, in September and in order to maintain Stewart Manor, Nassau Boulevard, a 52-officer contingent. In the event an as follows: • August 16: Mardi Gras Garden City, Country Life Press, academy candidate becomes available • August 23: Frank Sinatra Hempstead. (Note: the LIRR is able to to the Village, Police Commissioner • August 30: Peace Love & Music provide service from Floral Park but Kenneth Jackson would like to • September 6: St. Patrick’s Day not Bellerose as Floral Park has a dou- have that recruit available for the • September 13: The Big Pineapple ble platform and three tracks.) September/October 2019 Nassau Circus Alternate Stations & Parking Options Consider traveling from other nearby stations such as New Hyde Park, Merillon Avenue and Mineola, or Our Professional Guide is sure to bring results. Call 294-8900 for rates and information. directly from Floral Park or Queens Village. • Bellerose: Queens Village (west), Floral Park (east) • Stewart Manor: New Hyde Park • Nassau Boulevard: Merillon Avenue • Garden City, Country Life Press, Hempstead: Mineola

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Clinch Avenue Closure

The prohibition of left turns to and from Clinch Avenue is scheduled to take place with the realignment of Clinch Avenue. That project is expected to begin in mid-September. More details will follow in the coming weeks.

Grant Money Available

The Village has received information from Nassau County Legislator Laura Schaefer’s office with regard to a $75,000 grant that would help further offset the cost of the recent portable radio upgrade purchase. The Fire Department radio console upgrade project at Fire Headquarters was completed in late 2018 as well as the Point-to-Point communications between the Fire Department and Nassau County FireComm dispatch center and our radio repeater at Fire Headquarters. This work upgraded our 25+ year old radio console and communications infrastructure to the latest technology and has eliminated the need for the soon-to-be decommissioned leased copper phone lines. These leased phone lines have been determined

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THE OFFICE CAT Suspicious event: On August 7th a resident received an exterior camera notification of a male subject walking up and down the driveway and rear yard of a Kensington Court residence. Unlicensed operation: On August 7th, after investigating an auto accident on Nassau Boulevard, Garden City Police arrested one of the drivers, a 59 year old Jericho man. Police say he was driving with eight driver license suspensions. He was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation. Truck hits bridge: On August 7th a truck traveling north struck the Cherry Valley Avenue train trestle. It ended as one would expect. The truck suffered substantial damage; the bridge did not appear to be damaged. The driver, a 62 year-old Queens man, was charged with disregarding bridge clearance signs. Leaving the scene: On August 8th Garden City Police officers investigated a report of a vehicle leaving the scene after being in a collision with another vehicle on 7th Street. Arrest in attempted burglary: On August 9th the Garden City Police

Department received a call from a witness who said that a man was attempting to force open the rear patio doors of a recently renovated house on 1st Street. Officers responded immediately and apprehended the man on the rear porch. The subject, a 44 year old Hempstead man, was arrested for attempted burglary. Shoplifting arrest: On August 9th Garden City Police arrested a 47 year-old Uniondale woman for alleged the theft of merchandise valued at $385 from Lord and Taylor. Multiple violations: On August 10th a Garden City Police officer on patrol observed a suspicious vehicle on Commercial Avenue with no front plate, the rear plate was covered, and an expired registration sticker on the windshield. Upon investigation, the driver, a 45 year-old Merrick man was allegedly arrested for driving with 10 license suspensions, unregistered vehicle, uninsured operation, unlawful possession of marijuana, two out-

standing warrants for criminal trespass and an outstanding warrant for criminal mischief. He was also charged with false personation for allegedly initially representing himself as another person. Mortar shell found: On August 12th Garden City Police responded to a Harvard Street residence for a mortar shell found inside the home. The shell apparently dates back to WWII and was the property of a former homeowner. The area was safeguarded and nearby houses were evacuated. GCFD and NYU Ambulance personnel were placed on standby. NCPD Bomb Squad was notified and responded to the scene. Upon investigation, the shell did not appear to be live. The shell was removed from the home and transported to the NCPD bomb shelter for further evaluation. Graffiti: On August 13th spray painted graffiti was found on the walls of the Adelphi University under-

ground parking garage. Bike taken: On August 13th a bicycle locked to a handrail was reported stolen from Parking Field # 11. Arrest at Probation Dept: On June 24th, a subject broke a window to a vehicle parked in a Franklin Avenue parking garage and attempted to remove property from within. Officers at the scene found forensic evidence on the vehicle and upon testing by the Nassau County Medical Examiner’s Office, a subject was identified. Garden City notified the Nassau County Probation Department of this incident. When the subject responded to the Probation Department on County Seat Drive for his appointment, he allegedly assaulted two Probation Officers as they attempted to apprehend him. Garden City Officers responded to the scene. The man was placed under arrest and charged with two counts of assault of an officer, resisting arrest, criminal mischief, and attempted larceny. One Probation Officer suffered lacerations and bruises to his arms and the other Probation Officer suffered a back injury.


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This is an aerial view looking south with Glen Cove Road in the foreground going under the LIRR bridge. Glen Cove Road turns into Clinton Road at Old Country Road with Roosevelt Airfield on the left. The photo dates to the late 1940’s and Mitchel Field can be seen in the upper left of the photo. The large structure with the checkerboard pattern is a natural gas tank on Stewart Avenue. Just south of Roosevelt Airfield is a small golf course. On the right side of Clinton Road in the distance is the newly built “Mott Section” of Garden City. Closer on the right by the corner of Clinton Road and Old Country Road is a large parcel of empty land which would become the last major housing development in Garden City in the early and mid 1950’s called “Pell Gardens”. Roosevelt Airfield closed in the early 1950’s and Mitchel Airfield closed ten years later.

Volunteers needed to help build inclusive playground If you’d like to meet some wonderful, hardworking, compassionate and fun people please sign up to volunteer at The Andy Foundation inclusive playground build scheduled for September 28, at Pal-O-Mine equine assisted therapy center in Islandia. No construction experience necessary--just a lot of heart, a ready smile, and a willingness to help less fortunate children. Many generous donors have become sponsors of the playground. Thanks to our Platinum Sponsors Amy & Neil McGoldrick; Gold Sponsors Chris & Greg Burke, Lane Office; Silver Sponsors Dan Donnelly

and Barbara & Tom Sullivan; and Bronze Sponsors Regina Imperio, and Liam, Frank, Caileigh & Kieran McGoldrick. More sponsors are needed and welcome! For more information on volunteering at the build, sponsorship opportunities and the playground build, go to theandyfoundation.org, stop in The Andy Foundation Yard Sale Shop at 195 Herricks Road in Garden City Park, email theandyfoundation@ gmail.com or call 516-375-2631. The Andy Foundation is a 501c3 charitable organization dedicated to helping less fortunate children.


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In the News BY BOB MORGAN, JR.

CATHEDRAL CHORISTER ACADEMY August 27-30, 10am to 2pm We are excited to be holding a four-day long Cathedral Chorister Academy this August! Each day will include group rehearsals, music reading class, and music theory class. In addition, lunch will be provided each day and each chorister will get a t-shirt and two private voice lessons with professional members of our adult choir. Registration is $100 (need-based scholarships are available). Learn more and register at tinyurl.com/ chorister2019 Open to everyone! The Academy is open to 2nd through 12th graders. No prior experience is necessary, and there is no obligation to remain in the Cathedral Choir after the Academy.

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For better or worse, the news cycle has been very much jumping around in recent days. Last week, I wrote a non-controversial piece about the auctions at Saratoga, frankly needing a little time to digest and say something reasonably original about the tragic shootings in El Paso and Dayton. As sometimes happens, this story has been somewhat eclipsed by some other developments, including the very weird death of Jeffrey Epstein. I’m not sure that I have come up with particularly new insights on the gun control debate arising from El Paso and Dayton. As I have written before, I do not believe that there is any politically feasible one-size-fits-all solution to the plague of gun violence in the United States. There are approximately 350 million guns and a specific Constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to bear arms. The government is not going to undertake a house to search anytime soon for weapons, and such a search program would be almost certainly unconstitutional under both the Second and Fourth Amendments. Universal gun registration, even if constitutionally permissible (not clear), would be extremely unpopular and criminals would be very unlikely to participate in the program. There is also a huge philosophical divide on guns between urban centers like New York and Chicago where guns are restricted heavily and more rural areas like parts of Tennessee, where hunting is an important pastime and gun ownership is considered to be an essential part of protecting the family. The United States tried an assault weapon ban from 1994 to 2004 and its overall benefits were quite at best debatable. This is not to say that there is nothing at all that can be done to cut down the number of wanton gun attacks.. There likely some merit to making background checks more universal, and to prohibiting sales of firearms to people who show clear signs of mental illness (the so called “red flag” warnings). Unfortunately, this is largely attacking the problem

at the margins. As for the political part of the debate relating to the two massacres, this all seems to be pretty thin gruel. The Dayton shooter apparently had something of a twisted leftist ideology, while the crazed El Paso gunman seemed to be strongly anti-immigrant. Many Democrats, while complaining that President Trump was politicizing these tragedies, were pretty clearly doing the same thing by attempting to blame Mr. Trump, or conservative commentators, for the vile acts of the El Paso killer. I wish President Trump would restrain himself before he sends out angry Tweets or makes or condones inflammatory statements at rallies. But Mr. Trump is hardly the only source of over the top statements and rhetoric on the political scene. To take one of many examples, just this week two leading Democratic presidential candidates, Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris, each thought it was a good idea to stir up racial passions again about the Ferguson case five years ago by sending out Tweets stating, against the weight of the evidence (and the conclusion of President Obama’s Justice Department), that a black man was murdered by a police officer. Again, it would be far better if everyone on the political scene would temper their words better. But it is almost always unfair to blame one person, or one side of the political debate, for the insane acts of shooters. Turning to the odd situation involving Jeffrey Epstein, and recognizing that not all the evidence is in, my best guess is that this is simply a remarkable example of gross incompetence by prison officials and employees. Nevertheless, you don’t have to be a rabid conspiracy theorist to wonder about what happened here. It not at all clear why Mr. Epstein, who may have been able to implicate prominent people in sordid activities, was taken off suicide watch (despite an apparent previous attempt) and then was left alone in a cell with guards not making scheduled rounds. This really, really calls for a thorough investigation.

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John Kelly is a rising junior at Chaminade High School and a member of the Garden City Pool Swim Team. John will continue to manage the charity, Time2Throw in the Towel, which was founded in 2014 by his sister, Rose. The charity collects clean, new, or lightly used towels and toiletries (includes: soap, shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste) that will benefit the Mary Brennan INN, (Interfaith Nutritional Network) located in Hempstead, NY. The INN is in desperate need of towels for the people who come to take showers there. When the Inn doesn’t have towels in stock, they

give the recipients 4 foot by 1 foot paper towels to dry themselves off with. Presently, the INN has an extremely low inventory. Currently, 30 showers are taken each day/5 days a week. Time2Throw in the Towel would greatly appreciate donations of clean, new, or lightly used towels and/or toiletries. Donations can be dropped off at the Garden City Pool or 153 Brixton Road from August 9 through September 5. Donations can be placed at these locations inside the blue bins marked Time2Throw in the Towel. For more information, please contact John directly at 21422JK@chaminade-hs. org .

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Please Join Us for a Cocktail Reception Fundraiser Friday, September 6th, 2019 Cherry Valley Club Ballroom at 7pm

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Dining & Dancing to the music of “Old School” Raffles and Silent Auction $150 per person 100% of proceeds collected from the event will help fund rare cancer research as well as assist in families’ expenses. to purchase tickets go to:

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Doris Theresa Rosenstock, age 86, passed away peacefully and from natural causes on July 23rd in Ocala, Florida. She was born on June 16, 1933 in Ridgewood, Brooklyn, New York to Oscar and Karolina (Wendel) Kerler. Doris was a very special woman, the epitome of perseverance. Struck with polio as a child the prognosis of which was that she would never walk again, she set a goal to be back on her feet in time to receive her Sacrament of Communion. Her strong faith in God and therapy help from her father and brother attributed to her recovery so that she could proudly climb the cathedral steps in time to receive communion with her peers. This kind of recovery was not at all normal for the times. At 17, Doris wanted an office job in Manhattan. First, she selected the building she wanted to work in, a skyscraper overlooking Rockefeller Plaza with its famous Christmas tree and ice rink. Then she found a company inside to hire her namely, National Electric Supply where she worked as a secretary for several years. During the Korean War Doris had regular correspondences with her friends overseas. She would write to them about the news at home and in turn they sent her letters about what was going on during the conflict. One pen-pal who was extremely fond of Doris was her sweetheart Ernest Frederick Rosenstock. They were married on September 7th of 1952 upon his return

from the Air Force. Doris and Ernie shared 57 wonderful years together before he preceded her in death in 2009. As a young mother, Doris wanted her children to attend great schools so she hunted for affordable fixer-uppers in Nassau County, Long Island. With Ernie at work and the kids at school, Doris tackled house repairs and restored a succession of beautiful family homes her last being on Euston Road in Garden City. In her late thirties, she proudly achieved a personal goal of earning her baccalaureate degree from Adelphi University and after that worked as a Realtor and later a tax preparer, but always made her homemaker responsibilities top priority. Doris and Ernie retired to Florida in the 1990s and settled in Ocala, where the former city girl enjoyed many things including drives amongst horse filled pastures and visits and calls from her children, friends and neighbors. When Ernie was debilitated by Alzheimer’s disease, Doris’s perseverance again came to the fore and she cared and nurtured him to the end. Doris is survived by her loving children; E. Michael Rosenstock (son) and his wife Karen (Fischer) of Baldwin, NY; Christine Olsen (daughter) and her husband Kristian of Cincinnati, OH; and Caroline Hall (daughter) and ex son-inlaw Timothy of Atlanta, GA; her grandchildren: Kimberly, Douglas (Erin), and Jeffrey Rosenstock (Christine), Heather Chasey (Ross), Erik Olsen, Gregory Olsen, Nathaniel Hall, Dillon Hall, and Harrison Hall. She is also survived by five great grandchildren: Jaxon, Analiese, Alexa, Hayden Kate, and Stella in addition to her sister-inlaw Helga Kerler, many nieces, nephews, longtime friends Peter and Edith Dittmer and other wonderful friends too numerous to list. She is pre-deceased by her beloved younger brother Oscar Kerler of Connecticut. Please join in celebrating her life Monday morning September 9, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Hospice of Marion County

IN MEMORIAM Howard Francis Jackson

Howard Francis Jackson of Shelter Island, formerly of Garden City, died on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. He was 94 years old. The family will receive friends on Sunday, August 18th from 2-7 P.M. at the Shelter Island Funeral Home, 23 West Neck Road, Shelter Island, New York 11964. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, August 19th at

10:30 A.M. at Our Lady of the Isle Roman Catholic Church on Shelter Island, officiated by Father Peter DeSanctis. Interment with U.S. Air Force honors will take place at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. In lieu of flowers, donations to American Legion Mitchell Post 281, Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital or Our Lady of the Isle Roman Catholic Church would be appreciated. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


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Chi Kung Exercise and Meditation Class Now Registering

Please join Andrea Albergo for chi kung, which is considered a beautiful, peaceful path for body, mind and spirit. Andrea will show how to create a peaceful body by combining movement, breathing and meditation. This class is geared for seniors or the beginner adult. The eight-week session will begin Thursday, September 12 and will be held at 1 pm at Garden City’s Senior Center. The price for the session is $64. To register, please visit the Recreation and Parks Office at 10 Rockaway Avenue.

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The Recreation and Parks 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 starting on September 13th. 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

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FOR SENIORS 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 or landscape, or they may concentrate solely on the subject of their choice. 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.

Upcoming Trips for Seniors

Here are Garden City Recreation and Parks’ trip list for seniors who are residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City. If you would like to register for any of our trips, please visit the Recreation and Parks Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue. Payment must accompany registrations. Thursday, October 10 Trip to the Metropolitan Opera to see “Porgy and Bess” We will travel by coach bus to the Opera House where we will see the 7:30 p.m. performance. You will have time to eat on your own before the show. We will return to Garden City after the performance. Tickets will be $105, checks only made payable to the Village of Garden City. Please note, this trip

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Exercise for Seniors

Recreation and Parks is offering the following exercise classes for seniors at The Senior Center on Golf Club Lane. Classes are open to all seniors ages 60 and older who are residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City. Classes might be cancelled due to a special event or trip so please check the bulletin board at The Senior Center for updates. MONDAYS Exercise with Felicia at 10 a.m. Meditation with Connie at noon Tai Chi with Connie at 1 p.m. TUESDAYS Yoga with Dini at 1 p.m. Chair Dancing with Felicia at 2:15 p.m. WEDNESDAYS Exercise with Felicia at 10 a.m. Chair Yoga with Connie at 11 a.m.

Schedule of Events

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About the G.C. Retired Men’s Club

All Garden City retired men aged 55 and older and non-retired residents are eligible for membership. Dues are a modest $10 annually. The Club is social and non-partisan. Meetings are at the GC Senior Center — noon to 4 p.m. — on Mondays and Thursdays. Lunch is served about twice a month. We welcome bridge, poker, cribbage, chess, backgammon and other card and non-card games. Poker players check with John Marino at 248- 1770. For more information, call our membership chairman at 327-0226.

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For his 15th birthday, Matthew McCoy of Tullamore Rd. asked friends and neighbors to donate backpacks and school supplies in lieu of a traditional birthday gift. With the generous support of his friends from school, the GC community, and Camp Anchor, as well as neighbors from Tullamore Rd., Matthew collected over 35 backpacks that he donated to the INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network). He is honored to be able to help 35 children start their school year off with new supplies and wishes them all a successful school year.

Adele was born on October 24th, 1940 in Richmond Hill, Queens. She married her High School Sweetheart Robert Pompilio and is survived by her three children Andrew (PA), Cathy (NY) and Robert,Jr. (NJ). Better known to her children’s friends as “Sarge”, you could hear her call them for dinner at the corner of Grove Park. Adele lived her life stylish and without reserve. Her childhood taught her to be determined and how to persevere, traits that she taught her children well. Adele was involved in Girl Scouts, The GC Rams, numerous programs for the Garden City High School and as a Crossing Guard for The Garden City Police Department. A wake was held at Park Floral Chapel in Garden City Park and she is laid to rest at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Flushing, NY.

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It’s What’s Happening for Young Adults at the Library Summer Reading Club: Fourth Week Bonus Prize Winners

For the four weeks leading up to the End of Summer Tasting Party and raffle drawings for this year’s summer reading grand prizes, registrants for the Tweens and Teens Summer Reading Club were eligible to win bonus prizes. Each Monday from July 15 to August 12, there were five winners from those who have submitted book review cards to select a signed book or signed advanced reader copy. Books and advanced reader copies must be picked up by winners at the Library and are chosen on a firstcome, first-served basis. Below are the Fourth Week Bonus Prize Winners: 1. Grace Dennis, Grade 7 2. Keira Regan, Grade 7 3. Olivia Bailey, Grade 8 4. Tara Murphy, Grade 8 5. Jaci Licari, Grade 9

Congratulations to all of the Fourth Week’s Bonus Prize Winners and thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s Tweens and Teens Summer Reading Club!

Tuesday, August 13 at 10 a.m. online via Eventkeeper (www.gardencitypl. org). This program has been funded by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.

for more information, please contact Young Adult Librarian Laura Giunta via email at laurag@gardencitypl.org or via phone at 516-742-8405 x242.

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Would you like to be a reviewer for the Library? Need community service hours? Then become a Volunteer Teen Reviewer! This program is for tweens and teens in Grades 6-12. Reviews will be used to update the Tweens and Teens Library Review Page (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-teen-review/. 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.

The program Personal Essay and Supplementary Essay Workshop with College Admissions Consultant Kelly Chester will be held on Monday, August 26, 6:30p.m.–8:30 p.m. Applicants will have the opportunity to plan or review personal essay drafts and begin the college application process. Students should bring transcripts, test scores and preliminary school lists to the session. Personal essay drafts and supplementary drafts must be emailed before the session. Registrants will sign up for one 20-minute timeslot. Registration is required and begins on

This year, Young Adult Librarian Laura Giunta is serving on the 2020 Best Fiction for Young Adults (BFYA) Book List committee for the Young Adult Library Services Association (a division of the American Library Association) and is looking for teen volunteers ages 12–18 to provide feedback on recent young adult fiction. Eligible books are those published between November 1, 2018 and December 15, 2019 and aimed at teens aged 12-18. Volunteers will earn community service credit and will be assigned books to read throughout the year. If interested or

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Now that the Summer Reading Club is drawing to an end, the Children’s Room’s focus is on the Fall programming. The Librarians are currently putting together a fantastic fall schedule that will be available shortly! Thanks to all who participated in the Summer Reading Club. Librarians will be giving out prizes until the end of August. The Summer Reading Club final show took place on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 with Petra Puppets. All winners will be announced next week.

Guessing Games Winners

The Children’s Room holds 6 guessing games that run concurrent with the Summer Reading Club! The winners for these games are as follows: Week 1 Ava Kramer 3rd Grade Week 2 Maddie McCann 2nd Grade Eric Lau 4th Grade Week 3 Matthew Kumpel 2nd Grade Week 4 Amelia Higgins 3rd Grade William Sim  3rd Grade Week 5 Chelsea Ching 4th Grade Week 6 Natalia Yu  2nd Grade Congratulations to all the winners!

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grown up with Golden Books! They have been around for over 75 years and were first published in 1942. Come to the Children’s Room to see the display of our favorite Golden Books including classics such as: “Scuffy the Tugboat” by Gertrude Crampton, “The Little Red Hen” by J.P. Miller, “The Shy Little Kitten” by Gustav Tenggren and Walt Disney’s “Bambi.” We also have some of the newest books featuring: “Olaf’s Perfect Day” by Jessica Julius, “Barbie: Pink Boots & Ponytails” by Alison Inches, “The Courageous Captain America” adapted by Billy Wrecks, and Sesame Street’s “Another Monster At The End of This Book” by Jon Stone.

Playaways and Playaway Launchpads

Come by and check out our new selections of Playaway Launchpads and Playaways, which have been asdded to the collection! We’ve added 28 new Launchpad titles for grades ranging from pre-k through 5! Enjoy these, and all our media! Please check the Library website www. gardencitypl.org for upcoming events and registration dates.

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THIS WEEK AT ROTARY

Joseph Packard, Club President, Lonnie Sherman, president/founder, GENERAL NEEDS;, guest speaker; and Althea Robinson, Speakers Bureau Co-Chair.

“General Needs” to the Rescue for Homeless Veterans

Last Monday, on August 12 at the lunch meeting of the Mineola-Garden City Rotary Club, Rotarians welcomed back Lonnie Sherman, president and Founder of GENERAL NEEDS, an orga-

nization inspired by Lonnie and is a project of the Ronkonkoma Rotary Club. This service organization provides new items to needy Veterans and their families – more of them here on Long Island that one might realize. With the motto : “To serve homeless

veterans with dignity,” and the mission to provide basic quality necessities for thousands of veterans here on Long Island. Lonnie began GENERAL NEEDS 11 years ago. It started by serving 150 homeless Veterans. Today, through Lonnie’s personal efforts, dedicated supporters, volunteers and sponsors, GENERAL NEEDS has given some 1,400 homeless Veterans – many suffering from depression and anxiety, and many without a roof over their heads, a chance to regain their dignity and turn their lives around. Members and guests in attendance were inspired by Lonnie Sherman’s accounts of how GENERAL NEEDS continues to come to the rescue of needy Veterans and their families; how in addition to supplying every day necessities, major projects are held to collect and provide waterproof winter Boots, holiday coats and gifts, Homemade Blankets and much, much more. The Mineola-Garden City Rotary Club has been a supporter of GENERAL NEEDS for many years, providing Lonnie Sherman with all sorts of everyday items along with monetary assistance. Among additional articles gratefully received on a regular basis, are underwear socks & T-shirts, towels and blankets; a variety of toiletries, and

both warm a cold weather gear to name but a few, with all items new – the rule! For information about GENERAL NEEDS, to learn how to become a sponsor, contributor or donor to this 501(C) (3) approved Veterans non-profit organization that does do much for so many, visit www.GeneralNeeds.org or call Lonnie Sherman at 516-672-9595.

Upcoming Rotary Speakers & Events

For advance reservations, please call Joseph Packard, President at 516-2791851; or jpackard@nytaxreview.com August 27 – “Happy Hour” at Perennial Restaurant, 6-7:30 p.m. Reserve now! Call Susan at 516-6435286 September 9 – Shannon Boyle, guest speaker to report on the New Ground Organization. Mission: working to “break the cycle of poverty & loneliness September 23 – Laura Gillen, Hempstead Town Supervisor, guest speaker. Topic: Delivering results for taxpayers October 28 – Ian Murphy – guest speaker. Topic: chemical addiction November – TBA: Fellowship/networking meeting December 9 – Annual Holiday Luncheon, Garden City Hotel, Noon-2 p.m. Save the date!

Local author honored Mobile Town Hall coming to Garden City Library

Hempstead Town Councilman Thomas Muscarella has announced dates and locations for his Mobile Town Hall “Around the Town with Tom.” This oneon-one service is a great opportunity to meet Councilman Muscarella to discuss a variety of issues. “Being accessible to residents is my priority as your Hempstead Town Councilman,” said Councilman Muscarella. “Please visit me at one of these Mobile Town Halls locations to discuss problems or ask questions on Hempstead Town matters of concern.” The Mobile Town Hall will visit several locations throughout the 2nd Council District, and knowledgeable staff members will join with Councilman Muscarella

to assist residents with answers and questions related to town government including permits and applications, veterans information, senior programs and services, tax exemption information and referrals on non-town related concerns. The Mobile Town Hall will be at the Garden City Library on Tuesday, August 27. The Garden City Public Library is located at 60 70th Street, Garden City. “Come on down and visit me at any one of these locations for a personal Town Hall meeting,” concluded Muscarella. “It’s a great opportunity to take advantage of an extension of the town’s efforts to help residents, and I’m happy to be of assistance.”

Put your “I do’s” in the news! Hempstead Town Clerk recently honored Garden City author Amy Bashian McCoy at her book launch event to celebrate the release of her new book “Little Big Sister on the Move”.

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Cathedral’s “Seedlings” helps families grow together Cathedral of the Incarnation’s summer program “Seedlings” came to a close this past Wednesday, after six weeks of STEAM projects (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) with spiritual stories and devotions. The program allowed young spiritual explorers and their parents and guardians to grow closer to God through explorations of the natural world. Each session began with a sacred story from the Bible, followed by a creative science project that elaborated on the theme. One week opened with the parable of the mustard seed. Kids looked at flowers, bugs, and other tiny objects through a microscope to see how very small things, like the mustard seed, can actually be quite complex.

Another session began with the story of Noah’s Ark and the rainbow that appeared as a promise from God. Kids and their parents learned how rainbows are created with prisms, bubbles, and a unicorn sprinkler. Cathedral for Kids is a ministry of the Cathedral of the Incarnation, which includes a worship service for families every Sunday at 9:15 a.m. Fellowship in Faith for Families will return on September 15 at 10 a.m. This weekly program offers a rotation-based Sunday School curriculum that involves the exploration of children’s spiritual lives through art, storytelling, music and movement. Parents are invited to join their children in the classroom for observation and participation, or they can enjoy a cup of

Devotion and story time happened on picnic blankets outside.

Potting flowers with family.

Bubbles, prisms and unicorn sprinklers taught kids about how rainbows are formed.

Volunteers for Wildlife came by with some small creatures like this owl.


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Kids learned to make their own flower pot.

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coffee, catch up with friends, or attend one of the adult classes on offer. Registration for Fellowship in Faith will begin on September 8 and be ongoing through the fall. For more information on Cathedral for Kids, visit www.incarnationgc.org/grow.

Microscopes gave kids a closer look at the natural world

Magnifying glasses helped kids search for insects on the grounds.

A bird feeder project using recycled materials.

The new cathedral tent allowed shade for families during the hotter weeks of the summer.

Do you have grandkids? Send in your grandchildren’s photos to enter our “World’s Most Beautiful Grandchildren” contest. E-mail a photo, a brief description of the child/children, and your name/address to editor@gcnews.com.

Making bubble snakes out of old socks and dish soap.


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Garden City Girl Scouts receive Gold Award

Jennifer Alden

Elizabeth Fetherston

Girl Scouts of Nassau County recently hosted its annual Gold Award ceremony at The Madison Theatre at Molloy College. During the event, 91 local Girl Scouts earned their Gold Award, including Jennifer Alden, Elizabeth Fetherston, Theresa Hughes, Katharine Jushchenko and Alexandra Stefanik of the Garden City Service Unit. The Gold Award program recognizes the power and dedication shared by an elite group of young women who earn the highest honor a Girl Scout can achieve. “We are incredibly proud to celebrate this distinguished group of young women who have spent countless hours dedicated to their Gold Award projects,” said Rande Bynum, chief executive officer, Girl Scouts of Nassau County. “These young women have demonstrated they are ready to be leaders of tomorrow! Throughout this process they’ve exemplified confidence and concern for making a positive impact in their communities.” Girls in grades 9-12 begin their Gold Award journey by identifying a civic or social issue they care about. Next, a Girl Scout builds a team to support her project with the mission to create a positive impact in her community by addressing an issue she feels passionate about. Through the process, Gold Award Girl Scouts build invaluable problem-solving, organizational and leadership skills, while educating and inspiring others. The Gold Award Girl Scouts each tackled a project that held a deep significance to them. Their projects are described below.

Jennifer Alden

As a member of her local church, Jennifer wanted to show her com-

Theresa Hughes

munity, especially the younger generations, the impact the history of the church has on her village’s culture. In creating I Spy Cathedral Tours, she was able to educate those around her on the importance of the Cathedral of the Incarnation. Jennifer created simple and easy tour guides for young children and their families. The tours went beyond a simple history lesson, showing people in her community how they can come together as one when there is a supportive environment. The tour guides and books are available for anyone who visits the cathedral. Jennifer is a recent graduate of Garden City High School. She was a member of her school’s fashion and psychology clubs as well as an active volunteer within her church. She will be attending the University of Scranton this fall. Her fondest Girl Scout memory is going to the Brooklyn Bridge for her bridging ceremony and spending the day exploring the city with her troop afterward.

Elizabeth Fetherston

Elizabeth created her project, Music Has No Age, after being inspired by her time spent with her grandfather. Before his passing, Elizabeth would spend time visiting her grandfather. It was during that time she learned how secluded homebound seniors can truly feel. In partnering with her local church, she created a program that connected homebound seniors with people from her community. She also incorporated her love of music into the mix, listening to songs of all genres and ages with those she visited. The program will continue to connect homebound seniors with visitors, giving them much needed access to the outside

Katherine Jushchenko world. Elizabeth is a recent graduate of Garden City High School, where she was captain of the swim team and a member of the Music Honor Society. She will be attending Loyola University in the fall. Her fondest Girl Scout memory is wrapping presents for children-in-need during the holidays with her fellow troop members.

Theresa Hughes

Recognizing that keeping track of money and budgeting can be overwhelming and difficult, Theresa created her project, Everyday Budgeting for Single Mothers, in an effort to help teen and single mothers with financial planning. In meeting with several different groups of young mothers, Theresa helped create booklets containing monthly budgeting pages to help them organize their spending. Note card expanders were also included, helping them divide their money into different categories. The materials are now being used in “Momma’s Houses” and Bronx Regional High School. Theresa is a recent graduate of Garden City High School, where she was president of the Latin Club and a member of the National Honor Society. In the fall, she will attend Boston University. Her fondest Girl Scout memory is sleeping under the whale exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History with her troop.

Katharine Jushchenko

Katharine took on the challenge of informing her community about the dangers of keeping unused prescription medicines in homes through her project, Prescription Opioid

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Alexandra Stefanik Education and Disposal. During her information sessions, she educated attendees on the ways unused prescriptions are fueling the opioid epidemic and offered tips on safe ways to dispose of medicine. To reach a wider audience, Katharine also created a website to give people access to their closest location for safe drug disposal sites. A rising senior of Garden City High School, Katharine is drumline captain of the marching band and captain of the varsity rifle team. She has been accepted into the United States Coast Guard Academy’s A.I.M summer program. Her fondest Girl Scout memory is taking overnight trips to Frost Valley with her troop.

Alexandra Stefanik

Alexandra created her project, Do Not Fear the Unknown, as a way to raise awareness about the discrimination the LGBTQ+ community faces. Illustrating and writing her own graphic novel, she was able to develop characters who were going through various forms of discrimination and oppression. Alexandra also gathered information and printed different brochures, giving advice to people who are coming out, as well as people who have already come out. The graphic novel she created is free on her website, where she continues to advocate for change for the LGBTQ+ community. Alexandra is a recent graduate of Garden City High School, where she was president of the literacy club. This fall, she will attend the Rhode Island School of Design. Her fondest Girl Scout memory is completing her Silver Award with other troop members.

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First published in 1963 by Mildred H. Smith

In honor of the Village of Garden City’s 150th Anniversary, the Garden City News and the Garden City Historical Society are pleased to present a serialization of Mrs. Mildred H. Smith’s iconic “History of Garden City,” which was originally published in 1963. For the next half year we will publish excerpts from the book each week.

Chapter 15 The Fifties and the Future (Continued from last week)

A great addition to Garden City’s recreational and cultural life came in 1952, when the Village achieved a library of its own. After years of unsuccessful efforts on the part of individuals, committees and organizations, a group of resourceful and practical women took a preparatory course in library procedures and then set up a small experimental library in an unused cottage on Seventh Street, which the Village had loaned them for that purpose. Operated and supported by volunteer effort for three years, it proved so indispensable that, by a referendum vote in 1955, it became a tax-supported public library under Village control. Armed with a budget, a provisional charter from the State, and a full-time trained librarian, the little library soon became even more popular and crowded as additional books, students and eager borrowers filled the small rooms. A larger building was obviously a necessity, and the following year the Village purchased the centrally located Garden City Company office and its site in the park as the Library’s permanent home. Funds were provided for its renova-

tion and for the addition of a large wing, which was later appropriately named the Hubbell Wing in honor of Mr. and Mrs. George L. Hubbell. The park surrounding the building was also deeded to the Village at this time through the generosity of the Garden City Company, and has subsequently been called Memorial Park in honor of Garden City’s enlisted men and women of World War II. Due to citizen interest, the Village also became involved in two successful international projects in the early 1950’s. One occurred when Garden City joined with Coburg, Germany, and Aix-en-Provence, France, in an international good-will program called “Operation Town-Affiliation,” for the exchange of ideas, correspondence, visitors, and possibly students. The second project involved cooperation with an organization called “The Experiment in International Living,” which concerned itself chiefly with the actual exchange of students. Two Garden City students, in fact, made summer trips to Europe that first year under the joint auspices of these organizations–a beginning which later developed into a growing and continuing exchange on a wider scale, enabling small groups of foreign students to live and study with American students in the Village, and groups of Garden City students to experience home and village life in Europe. Both programs are still in operation. The second, now called the Garden City International Student Exchange, has involved hundreds of Village families over the years. Originally made possible by private subscription, it is now largely supported by the Community Fund, with

help from the Rotary Club, and has proven to be one of the most stimulating and rewarding projects undertaken by the Village. The Community Fund itself was also organized during the 50’s. Run by a committee representing the four sections of the Village, it has proved to be still another example of successful citizen cooperation, involving in this case over a thousand volunteers for each drive. Due to its efficient management, the Fund effectively and almost painlessly collects the required funds for its carefully selected causes. Garden City is now almost one hundred years old, and has the stamp of a complete, mature, and well-adjusted community. It has fulfilled the plans of its founder, Alexander T. Stewart, who in 1869 wrote to the people of the Hempstead Township that he would develop the land for actual settlers and would erect attractive buildings and residences “so that a barren waste may speedily be covered by a population desirable in every respect as neighbors, taxpayers and citizens.” The ‘settlement’ is now a beautiful village, almost completely built up; and its population, although larger than he might have imagined, is as desirable as he could have wished it to be. Garden City has also, in its well-loved Cathedral and successful Church schools, fulfilled Mrs. Stewart’s plans for a living memorial to her husband. In other ways the Village of today reflects the more worldly and practical planning of the heirs, who controlled and developed it for twenty-six years with the indispensable help of Mr. Hubbell. Best of all, the Village bears witness to the

continued vigilance and planning of its citizens who, unselfishly and without remuneration, have governed it as an incorporated community since 1919. Predicting the future of any village, county or township, especially in an atomic or space age, is not only impossible but foolhardy. Perhaps the only safe prediction is that change is inevitable. Even today, Garden City is facing the possibility of losing part of its Hotel park which, since Mr. Stewart’s day, has taken the place of a Village green. Apartments may eventually flank the dignified old building, and the Hotel itself may some day have to bow to the competition of surrounding motels and restaurants. There are some indications too that changes and compromises connected with County roads, transportation facilities, parking areas, and traffic flow and control will have to be made. Heavy business competition from shopping centers and discount houses outside the Village is already posing a problem. And an inflated economy is already straining School and Village budgets. There will be other pressures from without and within over the coming years. Even so, barring a complete holocaust, high standards will survive and patterns of control will continue in Garden City. It has met previous change with more than average wisdom, farsightedness and resourcefulness, it is fortunate in possessing a good heritage; its habits are strong; and it has a vigorous and responsible form of government. Perhaps Garden City’s greatest strength lies in the fact that it was, and continues to be, a planned community.

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ries (includes: soap, shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste) that will benefit the Mary Brennan INN, (Interfaith Nutritional Network) located in Hempstead, NY. The INN is in desperate need of towels for the people who come to take showers there. When the Inn doesn’t have towels in stock, they

give the recipients 4 foot by 1 foot paper towels to dry themselves off with. Presently, the INN has an extremely low inventory. Currently, 30 showers are taken each day/5 days a week. Time2Throw in the Towel would greatly appreciate donations of clean, new, or lightly used towels and/or toiletries.

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Motown Promenade had attendees dancing in the streets The sweet soulful sounds of the Sweet Soul Music band drifted down 7th Street last Friday night, August 9th at the Motown Promenade hosted by The Incorporate Village of Garden City and The Garden City Chamber of Commerce. Don’t forget to join us tonight, August

16 for our Mardi Gras, Garden City Style Promenade. Festivities start on 7th Street at 6 p.m. and continue until 10 p.m. Highlights include live music by the much-loved band Stages, balloon artists, face painters, free giveaways and much, much more!

It was the perfect summer night to enjoy dining outdoors on 7th Street. Three little butterflies enjoying the festivities

Sounds from the Sweet Soul Music band kept the crowds dancing long into the evening

The balloon artists and face painters are always a big attraction at the Promenades.

Family fun for all ages!

The balloon artists hard at work.

Chamber Executive Director Dennis Donnelly with Trustee John M. Delany and Chamber Director John Wilton


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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Email: Editor@GCNews.com From page 2 second is your right and duty to vote. In our Town of Hempstead, residents of its second of six districts, within Garden City, Stewart Manor, New Hyde Park, Floral Park, Elmont, Franklin Square, Bellerose and the our other sister mainline communities, citizens fulfill these civic duties both proudly and regularly. Therefore it was wrong to be represented by someone who did not pay all his taxes, the Hempstead GOP’s disgraced Ed Ambrosino, who is now awaiting federal sentencing. His leaving office was not just because of “personal reasons” as his appointed successor Thomas Muscarella has said, who himself was selected by the remaining Hempstead GOP board members. That recalls Leona Helmsley’s famous “only the little people pay taxes” attitude which is an absolute disgrace. As for our duty to vote, too many have given too much to preserve, protect and defend our right to vote in elections both big and small. Ironically the elections which impact us the most are the ones that most directly impact our daily lives, the local elections at the school, village and town level, and where your vote counts the most. As a Town of Hempstead Supervisor once said “The electoral process is at the core of our democratic way of government in the United States of America. From Presidential elections all the way down to local government contests, the will of the people is central to our way of life.” Surely Kate Murray, who said that in 2011, the same year the search for Osama Bin Laden ended, can agree that is even truer this year, as she appears yet again on our ballot, teaming with Thomas Muscarella. Therefore while Thomas Muscarella, now a Garden City resident, the appointed Elmont born legacy son of the Hempstead GOP, is free to excuse his predecessor’s apparent failure to pay all his taxes by saying that the “person who vacated this seat had to do so for personal reasons” Muscarella’s own apparent failure to vote THIS YEAR in his own local Garden City’s school budget, school board of trustees or village board of trustees elections while he has been the Hempstead GOP’s selected candidate and even acting as our Town of Hempstead board member is simply inexcusable. We the people deserve and expect our representative on the all-important Town of Hempstead board to fulfill his most basic of civic responsibilities, just like other voters do. We all are rightly disgusted for being represented by someone who did not pay all his taxes but stayed in office. We the people now should be equally appalled that our current councilman, selected at the direction of the Hempstead GOP, for us

and not by us, even after he became the Hempstead GOP candidate in January, did NOT vote in the very next local election he had the opportunity to do so, his village’s elections in March, which is unbelievable but true. Even worse, after asking for and gathering thousands of other registered Republican voters’ signatures on his nomination petitions for public office and then even actually being bestowed the title “honorable councilman” handed to him along with its $71,000 per year paycheck, Thomas Muscarella of Garden City again failed at his next opportunity to vote in the May local school budget and board of trustees elections in the highly regarded Garden City School District. We the people should not vote for anyone who does not pay all their taxes, such as Ed Ambrosino, or vote for someone who does not vote for others when he is asking others to vote for him, such as Thomas Muscarella of Garden City. Such “do as I say, not as I do” arrogance is offensive to every other resident who pays their taxes and vote in elections “all the way down to local government contests” both big and small. So when Thomas Muscarella of Garden City asks for YOUR vote in November ask if HE voted in his own village elections or in his own local school board budget or school board elections ever since Osama Bin Laden was killed. According to his hometown Garden City officials, his answer should be a shocking NO, as the last time he even showed up for a school election apparently was back in 2010. Even worse, the Incorporated Village of Garden City has no records of him voting, including this year. Even though the four Property Owners Associations in Garden City jointly urge residents to vote in the village elections to show support for their volunteering “Community Agreement” neighbors for the board of trustees, Thomas Muscarella has simply not been one of those volunteers or even voted in those village elections. So be sure to use YOUR vote to let Muscarella know the “will of the people” by proudly exercising your right to vote against him, or at least leave the box next to his name blank, so he will be sure to go back to his well-deserved non-taxpayer dollars compensated resident status. Maybe then Muscarella can volunteer as a school board trustee or even a board member on his village’s board of trustees, but he does not yet deserve your vote at least until he starts showing up for those elections too. If one does not do the “little things” like vote in your local elections, how can you trust someone to do the “big things” like having the privilege and responsibility to vote on matters that will impact our daily lives of over 100,000 constituents? One shudders at the thought. The Town of Hempstead voters on

all sides of the spectrum need to show Thomas Muscarella that we the “little people” he was appointed by the Hempstead GOP to represent clearly and dearly value our right to vote even if he does not apparently care much about it himself. In that way, just as Leona Helmsley and Ed Ambrosino learned the lesson that the little people who actually pay their taxes can also send you off to prison, so too can our current councilman and his family that “likes being elected” learn the lesson that we the people who actually vote in local elections can vote you out of office too. D.J. McEnery Editor’s note: The letter writer provided the Garden City News with documentation to back up his claims regarding Mr. Muscarella’s voting record.

New Laws Not the Answer

To the Editor: In your recent “A Word From the Publisher” section (08-09-2019), it was commented that “It’s time for our elected officials to do something. Given the constraints of the Second Amendment, there is no one single law that will completely eliminate mass shootings. But that’s no reason not to pass laws that might at least make them less likely and less lethal.” However, kindly consider these two thoughts: Factoring in together state, county and city laws, there are said to be some 5,000 gun ownership, transfer and “licensing” laws presently in effect in the United States. The PEW Research Center, citing data obtained by the Giffords Law Center to Reduce Gun Violence, reports that since the Sandy Hook shootings in 2012, states have enacted almost 600 new gun laws. Though, how many of those laws are directly relevant to effective attempts to lessen random mass and street shootings, nobody seems to have determined. In respect of passing more laws and imposing firearms purchase bans of any kind, the prime question and obstacles which remain is how in the first instance to actually disarm and keep the guns away from criminals? Already, there are said to be at least 300 million firearms in the U.S. - with most being legally owned by some 90 to 110 million Americans. If a ban is imposed, what will actually be banned? And how? People own them already. Also, it’s reported that an average of 7 to 8 people a day are shot or murdered in Chicago. That means, 7 per day x 30 days = about 210 shooting victims per month. Those numbers greatly dwarf the public shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH. Last weekend, 46 people were reported to be wounded and seven killed in Chicago, reportedly with hand-

guns - not with AK47 or assault rifles. I have seen no demanding protests in the streets and really not much of any genuinely sustained outraged attention with respect to the daily carnage in Chicago (and Baltimore) to be bellowing forth from the politicians. The appearance is that the government has been (and remains) powerless to prevent the wholesale trafficking in illicit drugs, or even the illegal sales of prescription pharmaceuticals, or to prevent the underground tax evasion commerce of cigarettes and related tobacco products, the sex trafficking of human beings, the importation of fake and counterfeit goods, the printing and dissemination of counterfeit money, and there even exists a black market for stolen military firearms. The government is unable to even effectively stem the flow of abducted sexually abused children (thin Epstein and friends), so how would it prevent guns from being readily available in black market commerce? An imposed ban on civilian lawfully purchased firearms would likely open the flood gates to an underground black market enterprise. And I think any genuine gun ban would increase by a full order of magnitude the rise of violent attacks on law enforcement by inner-city street gangs and others to obtain their firearms. Unfortunately, there appear to be no visibly good choices with either way to go. However, last week, when two men randomly shot people in Texas and Ohio, some 90 (or 110) million of our fellow Americans shot no one, will never randomly shoot anyone or ever shoot anyone. When I was growing up - both in NY and western Pennsylvania - large numbers of family households possessed guns lawfully. Many were hand-medowns from older generations (rifles & shotguns) and many were brought home by U.S. servicemen at the end of WWII (souvenir pistols & rifles). There were no weekly mass shootings; no drive by shootings; no one being shot on the streets by stray bullets flying through the air; no violent home invasions and street scum robbing people with guns. My parents and siblings never shot anyone (excluding, perhaps, my father’s WWII military service in the Pacific). And neither did any of our neighbors, and any of our relatives and friends anywhere. Back then, there were no security guards and no equivalents of weapons detectors and cameras in schools, in government buildings and the courts, in churches, at airports or in movie and Broadway theaters. Putting aside the threat of foreign terrorist cells operating within the U.S., why has life in the U.S. so drastically changed? Domestically, why has the value of life here been so drastically reduced? To See page 38


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Friends of Music Outstanding Achievement Awards Congratulations to the 2019 Outstanding Achievement Awards winners! Garden City Friends of Music’s mission is to support music education and encourage the development of music skills in our children. Our annual membership drive and fundraisers enable us to make grants to Garden City schools to supplement and enhance the music programs. In addition to the Garden City Friends of Music scholarship award given to a graduating senior every year, students in fifth, eighth and twelfth grades are recognized for outstanding achievement in the categories of Band, Orchestra, Vocal Music, and Electronic Music. This year, there are 13 award winners.

Award. She received this award in the fifth grade (Stratford School) and eighth grade (Garden City Middle School) and receiving it again as a senior is an incredible honor. Elizabeth’s passion for music began at a young age, where she performed in many musicals, both in school and out of school. At Garden City High School, she sang in the Concert Choir, Women’s Chorus, Chamber Choir and Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Elizabeth is a board member of Tri-M, the music honor society, as well as the student director for the Chamber Choir. She has participated in the NYSSMA Festival for the past eight years and has performed with the All County Chorus. Elizabeth has a passion for classical music, and has sung at Carnegie Hall in both 2018 and 2019 with the Honors Performance Series. Elizabeth will be attending Loyola University in the fall where she will be studying music education.

Garden City High School Christina Bennett

Christina Bennett

Garden City Middle School

Outstanding Achievement in Orchestra Christina Bennett’s interest in music began since she was quite young, as she grew up in a household that both listened to and played many instruments. She began to practice violin in elementary school at Denton Avenue and then Stewart School. Playing in the first violin section. Her interest in orchestra was fostered at Garden City Middle School and High School, where she is currently the co-principal second violin as a graduating senior. Her inspirations in music are from her older brother’s band, Aunt Ange, and many other bands, including Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Led Zeppelin, and other music like K-pop group Pentagon. She will be attending Stony Brook University in the fall.

Jeanne Butler

Matthew Heaney

Matthew Heaney

Outstanding Achievement in Electronic Music Matthew Heaney enjoyed taking two years of electronic music at the Garden City Middle School. He learned how to play the keyboard, the electric guitar, the ukulele and the electronic drums. Matthew was encouraged by Mr. Russo to research music that he enjoyed listening to and learned how to play it. Matthew will continue to pursue playing electronic music for years to come.

Eric Hartmann

Jeanne Butler

Outstanding Achievement in Band Jeanne Butler began playing clarinet in third grade at Stratford Elementary School. She continued with the clarinet in the Middle School Band and High School Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble, as well as taking up tenor and alto saxophone in the Middle School’s Late Night Jazz Band and the High School Jazz Ensemble. Jeanne participated in the NYSSMA music festival for clarinet, tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, piano, and voice. She received an A+ on all levels of clarinet NYSSMA and took part in the All-County Music Festival in 2012, 2017, and 2018. Jeanne also volunteers for the Salvation Army, playing the clarinet during the holiday season to raise money for the needy. Jeanne would like to thank her parents, private teachers, school teachers, and Dr. McCrann for the guidance and encouragement they have given her over the years.

his private teacher Denise Meshijan, for encouraging, inspiring and teaching him and sharing their joy of music.

Eric Hartmann

Elizabeth Fetherston

Elizabeth Fetherston

Outstanding Achievement in Vocal Music Elizabeth is thrilled to receive the Outstanding Achievement in Vocal Music

Outstanding Achievement in Band Eric is honored to have received the Garden City Friends of Music Award for band. He began studying the French horn in third grade with a private teacher and joined the Stratford School band. In middle school, he has participated in the band, played trumpet in Late Night Jazz, played bass drum in the Middle School Marching Band and joined the High School Marching Band playing mellophone. Through the years, Eric has participated in the NYSSMA festival, All County band and orchestra – being selected as the horn soloist in Firebird Suite, and Nassau/Suffolk Arts bands, as well as student apprentice in Band of Long Island. He looks forward to continuing his musical journey with participation in the high school wind ensemble and marching band, and the Rotary Cub of Great Neck’s Summer Community Band. He would like to thank his music teachers, Ms. Iovino, Ms. Sanders and Mr. DellaMonica, and

Sonia Cherpelis

Sonia Cherpelis

Outstanding Achievement in Orchestra Sonia Cherpelis began her interest with the viola in third grade with the orchestra at Stewart. She has participated in the NYSSMA festival for six years and has participated in the Long Island String Festival and the All-County Music Festival multiple times. She is currently playing in the GCHS orchestra. She has been a member


37 Ryan Haniffy was introduced to the saxophone in fourth grade and quickly learned to love playing under the direction of Mr. Psenicka. Ryan participated in NYSSMA in fourth and fifth grade receiving a “Perfect” score in Level 1 and an “Outstanding” score in Level 2. He was honored to be selected to represent Stewart School at the All County Music Festival this past January. Ryan enjoys playing with and taking lessons from his cousin Claire Schick, who plays in the GCHS band. Ryan is looking forward to continuing to play in the GCMS Band next year.

vocal performances available at Stewart. In fifth grade, Emily auditioned for the annual opera and was cast as Musetta in “La Bohéme.” She was a member of the Stewart 5th Grade Select Chorus and is also a member of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County Chorus. Lastly, she was selected for All-County Chorus and participated in NYSSMA. Emily’s inspiration for her singing is her wonderful music teacher, Mrs. Grace.

Ella began her interest in violin in third grade orchestra at Stratford. She has participated in this year’s NYSSMA Festival, played in the Long Island String Festival, and All-County orchestra. Her inspiration is her orchestra teacher, Mr. Albani. She attends The Garden City Music Academy during the school year.

Stratford School

Erin O’Connor

Erin O’Connor

Outstanding Achievement in Vocal Music Erin O’Connor’s interest in singing has grown since the third grade. She began taking private voice lessons at the Garden City Music Academy three years ago and is in the GCMS chorus. Erin has been actively involved with Festival Chorus and the Music Box Players since sixth grade and she recently played the role of The Genie in “Aladdin Jr.” She participated in the NYSSMA Festival three times and qualified each time to perform with the All County Choir. Along with private voice lessons, Erin participates in musical theater classes and recently started dance classes outside of school. Her models of musical inspiration and influence include GCMS Chorus teacher Mrs. Menges, Lin Manuel Miranda and Stephen Sondheim. Erin aspires to be a professional actress on Broadway.

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Emily Fang

Alessandra Pinto

Emily Fang

Outstanding Achievement in Orchestra Emily Fang (a fifth-grader) began her interest in the cello in her third grade orchestra at Stewart school. She continued in the orchestra while joining the string ensemble session in early mornings. Both groups were under the direction of Mr. Albani. She participated in the NYSSMA Festival for cello in 2018 and was selected for Nassau All Country and LISFA in spring 2019. She looks forward to playing in the middle school orchestra next year.

James Sullivan

James Sullivan

Outstanding Achievement in Band James Sullivan began playing clarinet in Stratford under the guidance and encouragement of Ms. Riana Kane. He showed an immediate interest and affinity for the clarinet, and quickly earned himself first chair position. He began private study with Ms. Susan Gallo of Wantagh, who further enhanced James’ musical appreciation and aptitude. James received a perfect score on his first NYSSMA test, and will continue to play next year at GCMS.

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Outstanding Achievement in Vocal Music Alessandra Pinto (age 10) showed her interest in vocal music at a young age by singing along to the radio and participating in the Garden City Library summer talent shows. She began voice lessons two years ago with Mr. George Petersen. She performs in his recitals at the Garden City Community Church and in the NYSSMA Festival for both piano and voice. This year, she was selected for the All-County Chorus. Alessandra has also developed a love for musical theatre. She performed in the BroadHollow Children’s Theatre Company and in Stratford School’s fifth grade play, “The Jungle Book,” as King Louie. This summer, she will be attending the Musical Theatre Program at Molloy College. Alessandra has been fortunate to have incredibly supportive music teachers over the years, including Mrs. Joanne Russo, Mr. George Petersen, Ms. Riana Kane, and Mr. Matthew Gomm.

Attention students!

Emily Pulver

Emily Pulver

Ryan Haniffy

Ryan Haniffy

Outstanding Achievement in Band

Outstanding Achievement in Vocal Music Emily has been interested in music since she was a little girl. Her interest grew when she started singing in the children’s choir in her former parish in Babylon, New York. After moving to Garden City in April 2018, she started to take part in the various

Ella Marchan

Ella Marchan

Outstanding Achievement in Orchestra

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of the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra for three years and currently is. She is looking forward to going on tour with MYO in the summer of 2020. She also has participated in the LIU chamber music festival for two years. She had multiple experiences playing at halls such as Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall while being principle of her section.


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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Email: Editor@GCNews.com From page 35 me, that is the most important question that needs to be asked and acted upon. It could help if those on the opposing sides of the issue discard the hyperbolic and heated rhetoric and start to listen to each other in earnest. Though, there be not much hope for that. Perhaps no one has perceptively described human nature better or said it better than Simon & Garfunkel, (“The Boxer” c. 1970) - “All lies and jest; a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.” John T. Harris

Not a realistic plan

To the Editor: Governor Cuomo said of the Islanders Belmont Arena. “Now with the addition of the first full-time LIRR train sta-

tion in almost 50 years, we will provide millions of visitors and fans a fast and affordable way to get there and continue New York’s nation-leading investments in 21st century transportation infrastructure.” Clearly he is not a LI resident and never rides the LIRR. Anyone in the transit industry knows that customers being asked to pay a premium fare always prefer a one seat ride. This is what is provided for most who attend events at Madison Square Garden or the Brooklyn Barclays Center. Why would any Islanders fan coming from Nassau or Suffolk County want to first drive to a local LIRR station, park their car, board the LIRR (and in some cases have to switch at Huntington. Mineola, Babylon or Ronkonkoma from a diesel to electric train) then board a shuttle bus from the new Elmont LIRR station west bound north platform which will

not open until 2023. Who knows if the east bound south platform will be completed in time to coincide with the Islanders Arena October 2021 promised opening date. Babylon, Speonk, West Hempstead, Long Beach and Far Rockaway branch riders will always have to change at Jamaica (walk up the stairs, take an escalator or elevator from platform levels serving tracks one, two or three to the mezzanine level. Next walk across the mezzanine and down the stairs, escalator or elevator to tracks 7 or 8. Then they will have to wait for the next east bound train to reach the new Elmont Station followed by boarding a shuttle bus to reach the Arena. Port Jefferson, Huntington, Oyster Bay and Ronkonkoma branch riders will have to do the same until the Elmont Station west bound platform and overpass are

completed. Port Washington branch riders have the added pleasure of an additional transfer at Woodside. As a result, I predict 95% or more of those attending Islanders games, rock concerts or other events will elect to drive or take a car service. Larry Penner (Larry Penner is a transportation historian, writer and advocate who previously worked 31 years for the Federal Transit Administration Region 2 New York Office. This included the development, review, approval and oversight for billions in capital projects and programs for the MTA, NYC Transit, Long Island and Metro North Rail Roads, MTA Bus, NYC Department of Transportation along with 30 other transit agencies in NY & NJ). .

Parents express concerns Making a difference at the over primary class sizes N. Hempstead Animal Shelter From page 3 as dyslexia, according to the company’s website. One new teacher entering the district this year is a Wilson Level I certified teacher, and GCUFSD was eager to add her qualification to staff. Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Edward Cannone said there’s a cohort of other teachers in Garden City currently pursuing Wilson Level I certification as professional development, “during this upcoming school year with a trainer from Wilson and their organization…. that encompasses the entire slate of trainings that come with it and a very rigorous course.”

In addition, Dr. Cannone said teachers of lower grades taking the Teachers College K-5 programs are gaining knowledge “on the way the (students’) Reading Level books correlate to specific skills that readers need to develop at that stage in their reading classes. We are looking at how that will affect what that means as we want to be zeroed-in on the specific skills our students need to learn.” He says this is just one component of professional development for staff that took place over the summer, and the district has organized “choice items” to offer for reading management professional development programs during this school year.

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Pictured with the shelter director are friends: Kaitlyn McDonald, Amelia Moran, Azra Zirlhi and Emma O’Neill. BY REGINA MORAN Recently, a group of friends raised over $165 dollars at a lemonade stand on a hot summer day. The girls decided to donate all the money to the animals at The North Hempstead Animal Shelter, which is affiliated with The Shelter

Connection. This organization helps rehabilitate abandoned dogs and get them ready to find new forever homes. The girls visited the shelter last week to donate their money. They were given a tour of the facility and got to meet some sweet pups.


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Global Scavenger Hunt, Leg 3: The Enchantment of Inle Lake, Myanmar BY KAREN RUBIN TRAVEL FEATURES SYNDICATE GOINGPLACESFARANDNEAR.COM My perfect day in Inle Lake, Myanmar, on Leg 3 of the Global Scavenger Hunt, a 23-day aroundthe-world mystery tour, begins the night before, on the JJ Express bus that leaves the temple city of Bagan at 10 pm and arrives at the bus stop (literally in the middle of the street in a small village) at 4:30 am. It is complete darkness, not a sound or stirring besides ourselves as the bus pulls away, leaving us there. For a moment, we feel stranded. Then, out of the shadows, two tiny jitneys – like small tut-tut openback vehicles - appear. The drivers ask which hotels we are bound for so we divide up based on which side of Inle Lake we are staying. We settle the fare (we are in a very limited position to negotiate) and climb in. The jitney drops us at the Sanctum Inle Resort at 5:30 am, where the kindly hotel clerk calls in housekeeping early so we could get into our rooms by 6 am (when 2 pm would have been normal checkin time). This five-star resort makes me feel like I have been dropped into paradise. I am on my own at this point, though at least one other of the 10 teams, SLO Folks, on the Global

Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, one of the famous principal shrines in Myanmar, © Karen Rubin/ goingplacesfarandnear.com Scavenger Hunt are here – my teammate went on to Mandalay with another team who decided not to compete for points. SLO Folks

(last year’s “World’s Greatest Travelers” GSH champion) has been scrupulous about following rules of the contest (no using com-

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Continued from page D1 engage with local people) so they arrive in Inle with no hotel, not even a decent map to start planning how they will attack the scavenges (challenges) and accrue the most points in the limited amount of time. Indeed, this challenge, Leg 3 of our trip, is to depart Yangon (the city formerly known as Rangoon when the former British colony was known as Burma) and complete a triangle of cities (Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake), allowing only two legs by air and return to Yangon by 6 pm on Saturday, making our own arrangements for transpor-

tation and hotel (we are reimbursed $200/night/team). I had planned to go from Bagan to Mandalay with my teammate, but after hearing about Inle Lake from another team (Lawyers Without Borders, a Houston team that has done the Global Scavenger Hunt 12 times) who had been here before, I was enchanted to see it; then, overhearing SLO Folks planning to take the overnight bus, I was determined to see it for myself. The description enchanted me: Located in the middle of Myanmar, in the Shan State, Inle Lake is set in a valley between two mountain ranges,

Shwe Indein Pagoda on Inle Lake, has an astonishing 1,600 Buddhist stupas © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com

Sanctum Inle Resort, a five-star resort on Inle Lake, Myanmar © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com

with whole villages of wooden houses built on stilts in the middle of the lake, floating gardens, boatmen who steer standing up, wrapping one leg around a tall oar. There are 10 different Shan ethnic groups living around the lake and the surrounding hills, home to many different minorities who come down to sell their goods in the villages – like the Long Lake Ladies. Inle Lake was designated a wetland wildlife sanctuary in 1985. Inle Lake feels like a different world to the rest of Myanmar, indeed, it seems like an enchanted Sangri-la. The Sanctum Hotel (Maing Thauk Village, Inle Lake, Nyaungshwe, Myanmar) is on the list of suggested accommodations provided by the GSH “ringmaster” and Chief Experience Officer, Bill Chalmers, and because I am not competing, have booked on hotels. com ($101 for the night). I am delighted to find it is an absolutely gorgeous fivestar luxury resort (the infinity pool on the grounds with views to the lake is breathtaking), and just being here fills me with a contented peace. But that is only the beginning. The kindness of the hotel manager is immensely appreciated. For me, it means I am able to take advantage of the hotel’s 8 am boat tour (that means a traditional wooden boat with the modern convenience of a power motor as well as the boatman’s long oar) because most of Inle Lake’s special attractions are literally on the lake – whole villages, in fact, are built on stilts on the lake; there are floating gardens which are really aquatic farms; floating markets;

the fishermen fish in a distinctive fashion with nets and the boatmen paddle standing up, with their leg wrapped around the tall oar. The temples and other major attractions – silversmiths, weavers, boatmakers – are all reached by the boat. The full-day tour will take me to the Five Day Market, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Inn Paw Khone Village, Ywa Ma Village, Nam Pan Village (where we visit workshops to see crafts – silversmithing, weaving, boatmaking), Floating Gardens, Nge’ Phe’ Chaung Monastery and Indein Pagoda – essentially enabling me to see all Inle Lake’s highlights in a one-day visit ($35), though there is so much to see, Inle Lake is worth a two or three day stay. The Sanctum Inle Resort is situated on the bank of Inle lake - a shallow lake that’s over 13.5 miles long and 7 miles wide - and to begin the tour I have booked (because I’m not competing, I can book a hotel tour, while the competing team cannot, so they go off to find where the boatmen keep their boats), I am escorted down to the hotel’s dock where the boat and the boatman is waiting. It turns out I am the only one, so this is essentially a private tour. The boatman, a young fellow named Wei Mo, speaks only limited English – enough to tell me where I am going – but it is sufficient, I just don’t expect to get any commentary. It is an amazing experience – gliding across the lake, the fresh air and cool breeze rushing over me, especially after the debilitating 108-degree heat of Bagan. Inle Lake is notable for the

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Intha, lake dwellers who have a distinctive way rowing their wooden boats by wrapping their leg around a tall oar. At first, the mechanics make no sense. But I realize it is a way of standing and using such a tall oar and keeping the weight balanced on the tiny boats. During the course of the boat tour, I encounter a young fellow fishing (though you have to get out pretty much at sunrise to see the fishermen), boat people harvesting from the lake, go through an entire village built on stilts, where there are also numerous craftsmen and workshops we visit. One stop provides an opportunity to visit with the Long-Neck Ladies (actually only one), who come down from their secluded village to pose for photos with tourists for money. We also visit important pagodas and temples on the lake. It is remarkable to see how the Inthar make the most out of the lake - even creating farmland where none existed. They build floating gardens out of lake-bottom weeds and water hyacinth and grow crops like squash and tomatoes, anchoring them with bamboo poles. I learn that these floating islands can be cut, dragged by boats and even sold like a plot of land. Floating gardens can be found mostly in Kaylar, Inchan and Zayatgyi villages. I love visiting the various workshops in the various villages – it seems each has a specialty. We visit a silversmith workshop where I watch the intricate process before being led into (what else) an elaborate shop, filled with stunning creations. Wei pulls up to Inn Paw Khone

Village, famous for its weaving workshops, but most notably, weaving silk from lotus. Silk weaving in Inn Paw Khon began 100 years ago. At first, they wove from cotton fiber and then changed to silk and finally lotus fiber. and I am told that the technique of making silk from lotus was begun by a woman now more than a century old. I get to watch how a woman delicately pulls a strand from the lotus plant which is wound on a spindle into thread. At the boatmakers, I learn how each one is designed differently for their purpose – a family boat, a fishing boat (7.8 meters), a boat designed for the Long Neck people. “A boat lasts 25 years. Only men make the boats, they need to be strong. It takes 20 days to make a boat; they make lacquer from a tree to paint, wood powder and cotton. It takes two people to cut the teakwood,” she tells me. There are absolutely stunning wood carvings to purchase. But I must travel light. We stop in several of the region’s most important pagodas. Shwe Indein Pagoda is the most impressive of the attractions visited. You walk up a covered walkway lined with beautifully painted columns, up a hill, flanked by an astonishing 1,600 Buddhist stupas, some of stone, some intricately carved, some gilded. Many have been restored but you also see many crumbling with age and being reclaimed by the jungle. (There is a camera fee, 500 kyat, which works out to about 30 cents). According to atlasobscurba.com,

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Sunset over Inle Lake from Friendship Bridge © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com “These structures date from the 14th to the 18th centuries and are typical of Burmese zedi. Like others found across the region, the stupas feature fantastical creatures like chinthe - mythic lion-like beings that protect sacred spaces. These were (and remain) sites for contemplation and meditation and many contain relics inside their bases. The first stupas  at Indein were likely commissioned during the reign of King Narapatisithu, although according to legend, it was King Ashoka - the Indian emperor responsible for spreading Buddhism across much of Asia - who

first designated this as a site of particular spiritual importance. Hundreds of years later, that distinction is completely obvious. The sea of ornate spires coupled with the view over the lake and surrounding calm lend this spot an unquestionably mystic, reflective air.” (www.atlasobscura.com/places/ shwe-indein-pagoda) It is breathtaking to see. Inside, people are gathering for a communal feast. We come Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, one of the famous principal shrines See page D6

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BY LOU THEODORE We are approaching back-to-school time and many youngsters attending college in their freshman/sophomore years will be asked to select a major to study. This month’s article provides my pitch on why some should consider engineering as a career. In a very broad sense, engineering is a term applied to the profession in which a knowledge of the mathematical and natural sciences, gained by study, experience, and practice, is applied to the efficient use of the materials and forces of nature. The term engineer denotes an individual who has received professional training in both pure and applied science, but was often used in the past to describe the operator of an engine, as in the term locomotive engineer. In modern times, these occupations became known as crafts or trades. There are five major branches of engineering, listed below in alphabetical order. 1. Chemical Engineering 2. Civil Engineering

On engineering as a career 3. Electrical Engineering 4. Environmental Engineering 5. Mechanical Engineering One could also add to this engineering list the following fields: aeronautical, astronautical, geological, industrial, marine, military, managerial, mining, naval, petroleum, structural, and the recent addition of nanotechnology. However, since I am a chemical engineer working in both the chemical and environmental fields, chemical and environmental engineering are primarily addressed in the sections to follow.

Problem Solving

The engineer (and to a lesser degree the scientist) is known for his problem-solving ability. It is probably this ability more than any other that has enabled many engineers to rise to positions of leadership and top management within their companies. In problem-solving, considerable importance is attached to a proper analysis of the problem, to a logical recording of the problem solution, and to the overall professional appearance of the finished

product of the calculations. The value of an engineer is usually determined by his/her ability to apply basic principles, facts, and methods in order to accomplish some useful purpose. In this modem age of industrial competition, the ultimate definition of a useful purpose is usually based on a tangible profit of monetary value. It is not sufficient, therefore, to have a knowledge and understanding of physics, chemistry, mathematics, mechanics, stoichiometry, thermodynamics, the unit operations, chemical technology, and other related engineering and scientific subjects; he/she must also have the ability to apply this knowledge to practical situations, and, in making these applications, recognize the importance of the dollar sign. Certain methods of logic and techniques of calculation are fundamental to the solution of many problems, and there is a near infinite number of methods. Words such as creative, ingenuity, original, etc., appear in all these approaches. What do they all have in

common? They provide a systematic, logical approach to solving problems, and what follows is this author’s definition of a generic approach. The methodology of solving problems has been discussed by most mathematicians and logicians since the days of Aristotle. Heuristic (“serving to discover”) is the term often given to this study of the methods and rules of solving problems. Nearly always, a stepwise approach to the solution is desirable. The broad steps are: 1. Understanding the problem 2. Devising a plan 3. Carrying out the plan 4. Looking back

History of Engineering

In terms of history, the engineering profession as defined today is usually considered to have originated shortly after 1800. However, many of the “processes” associated with this discipline were developed in antiquity. For example, filtration operations were carried See page D5


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You Don’t Have to Be Old to Get Social Security BY TOM MARGENAU

If you were to play a word association game and the phrase “Social Security” came up, I bet many of you would answer “old people” or “senior citizens.” It’s normal to associate Social Security with old folks because, well, the majority of Social Security beneficiaries are just that. But about 30% of people getting a monthly check from Social Security are nowhere near their golden years. For example, there are about 5 million children who get Social Security on a living or deceased parent’s account. And there are another 10 million people who get Social Security disability benefits. I’ve saved up some questions that deal with those aspects of Social Security for today’s column. Q: I am 62 and not working. I was planning to wait until age 70 to start my Social Security. But I have a 32-year-old son who has had severe physical and mental problems since birth. He is living with us. My wife is 58 and has never worked outside the home because she has been a full-time caregiver for our son. He has never worked and never will. Is there a way I can sign my son up for my Social Security now and still save my own until I’m 70? A: No, you can’t do that. Your son (and your wife) can get benefits on your record only if you are getting benefits yourself. Because of the extra money that would be payable to your son and wife, I think you need to strongly consider filing for benefits now. The rules say that a son or daughter who has been disabled since childhood is due a monthly dependent’s benefit on a parent’s retirement account. And the rules further say that benefits can also be paid to the other caregiving parent, assuming he or she is not working outside the home. Let’s look at what that would mean in your case. At age 62, you would be paid 75% of your full retirement rate. And your son would get an amount equal to 50% of your full retirement benefit. Your wife is also due the 50% rate. Those benefits would continue for the rest of your lives. And if you should happen to die first, your son would get an amount equal to 75% of your full retirement rate. Your wife would get anywhere between 75% and 100%, depending on how old she is when you die. Q: Our son’s wife recently died. They had three children who are all under age 18. We just learned they are possibly due Social Security checks. Are they? And how do we go about getting them? A: If your daughter-in-law was working, and worked long enough to be “insured” for Social Security, then the children would get monthly survivor

benefits on her record. How much work she would have needed in order for her children to be eligible for benefits on her account depends on her age when she died. If she was older, she might need 10 years of work. But it could be as few as 18 months of work if she was very young when she died. Each child is technically due an amount equal to 75% of her full rate. But there is a maximum that can be paid on any Social Security account involving children. The maximum rate depends on several factors. But let’s say it is 175% in your daughter-in-law’s case. That would mean that each child would get a rate equal to a little less than 60% of their mother’s Social Security benefit. I am assuming your son is working. If he is, then he wouldn’t be due any benefits as a caregiving parent similar to those paid to the mother as explained in the answer to the first question. In fact, even if he wasn’t working, then the family maximum rules would prevent him from being paid anything extra. To say that another way, if your son was put on the beneficiary rolls, the family would still get the 175% maximum payment. It would just be split four ways instead of three. As far as how to file for benefits, that’s easy. Your son should call Social Security at 800-772-1213 or go online to www.socialsecurity.gov. Q: I am 52 years old. Recently, I had to quit my job because of various physical problems. How do I sign up for Social Security disability? And can I do so if I am getting unemployment benefits? A: You would be eligible for Social Security disability benefits if you have worked and paid Social Security taxes for five out of the last 10 years and if you have an impairment that is expected to keep you from working for at least 12 months. You can apply for disability benefits online at www.socialsecurity. gov or by calling the Social Security Administration at 800-772-1213. To the best of my knowledge, there are no laws that prevent you from getting unemployment benefits and Social Security disability benefits at the same time. But consider this. To get unemployment benefits, you are essentially telling the unemployment agency that you are ready willing and able to work. To get Social Security disability benefits, you would be telling SSA that you are so disabled that you can’t do any kind of work. I hope you see the conflict there! Q: I am 60 years old and have multiple physical and mental problems. I haven’t worked in several years. I have applied for Social Security disability three times and been turned down each time. What can I do? A: If you were turned down just once

for Social Security disability benefits, I would say that there is a chance that SSA made a mistake and you should file an appeal. If you were turned down a second time, I’d recommend that it might be time to hire a lawyer who specializes in Social Security disability cases. But if you’ve been turned down three times, then I’d suggest that maybe you simply accept the fact that you do

not meet the legal definition of disability for Social Security purposes. Perhaps there is some light work you can do for a couple more years until you turn 62, at which point you can file for Social Security retirement benefits. If you have a Social Security question, Tom Margenau has the answer. Contact him at thomas.margenau@comcast.net. COPYRIGHT 2019 CREATORS.COM

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C ontinued from page D3 out 5000 years ago by the Egyptians. Operations such as crystallization, precipitation, and distillation soon followed. Others evolved from a mixture of craft, mysticism, incorrect theories, and empirical guesses during this period. In a very real sense, the chemical industry dates back to prehistoric times when people first attempted to control and modify their environment, and it developed as did any other trade or craft. With little knowledge of science and no means of chemical analysis, the earliest “engineers” had to rely on previous art and superstition. As one would imagine, progress was slow. This changed with time. Industry in the world today is a sprawling complex of raw-material sources, manufacturing plants, and distribution facilities which supply society with thousands of products, most of which were unknown over a century ago. In the latter half of the nineteenth century, an increased demand arose for individuals trained in the fundamentals of these processes. This demand was ultimately met by engineers. The technical advances of the 19th century greatly broadened the field of engineering and introduced a large number of the aforementioned engineering specialties. The rapidly changing demands of the socioeconomic environment in the 20th and 21st centuries have widened the scope even further. One need only review the various branches of engineering listed earlier.

Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineering is one of the basic tenets of engineering, and contains many practical concepts that are utilized in countless real-world industrial applications. A discussion centered on the field of chemical engineering is therefore warranted before proceeding to some specific details regarding this discipline. A reasonable question to ask is: What is chemical engineering? An outdated, but once official definition provided by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) is: Chemical engineering is that branch of engineering concerned with the development and application of manufacturing processes in which chemical or certain physical changes are involved. These processes may usually be resolved into a coordinated series of unit physical “operations.” The work of the chemical engineer is primarily concerned with the design, construction, and operation of equipment and plants in which these unit operations and processes are applied. Chemistry, physics, and mathematics are the underlying sciences of chemical engineering, and

On engineering as a career economics is its guide in practice. This definition was appropriate until a few decades ago when the profession branched out from the chemical industry. Today, that definition has changed. Although it is still based on chemical fundamentals and physical principles, these have been de-emphasized in order to allow for the expansion of the profession to other areas. These areas include environmental management, health and safety, computer applications, project management, probability and statistics, ethics, and economics and finance, plus several other “new” topics. This has led to many new definitions of chemical engineering, several of which are either too specific or too vague. A definition proposed by your author, is simply that “chemical engineers solve problems.” Today, this engineering discipline offers the student the largest number of professional options to pursue on graduation, including medicine, law, education, the environment, etc. This would be my first choice for anyone interested in pursuing a career in engineering.

Environmental Engineering

Traditionally, the scope of environmental engineering (originally termed sanitary engineering) was confined primarily to water supply, sewerage, and general environmental sanitation. Since the middle of the 20th century, however, the profession has expanded – due in part to the author - to include increased responsibilities in municipal and industrial waste treatment, air pollution, solid waste management, radiological health, safety, etc. It was originally viewed as a branch of civil engineering, but because of its importance, especially in dense urban-population areas, it acquired the importance of a specialized field. As noted, it now primarily deals with problems involving water supply, treatment, and distribution; disposal of community wastes and reclamation of useful components of such wastes; control of pollution of surface waterways, groundwaters, and soils; air pollution; control of atmospheric pollution; meteorology; housing and institutional management; rural and recreational-site management; insect and vermin control; industrial hygiene, including control of light, noise, vibration, and toxic materials in work areas; and, other fields concerned with the control of environmental factors affecting health. The field of accident and emergency management/ health and hazard risk assessment has as its object the prevention of accidents. In recent years, “safety” engineering has become a specialty adopted by individuals trained in other branches of engineering. With the expanding effort to provide

a healthier environment for the industrial worker, environmental engineering techniques are employed to rid the air of noxious dusts and gases in plants and other working areas. The problem of atmospheric pollution resulting from discharging waste into the atmosphere in large industrial settings became a major concern soon after 1970, a time when I entered the field.

More on Engineering

Other Engineering Disciplines Civil Engineering is the oldest and broadest of all engineering branches. It is in turn subdivided to include specialization in such fields as structural, sanitary, public health, hydraulic, transportation and other established engineering disciplines. They design bridges and tunnels, construct roads, install water-supply and sewage-disposal systems, erect dams, lay out railroads and other transportation systems and plan buildings of all types and sizes for public, private, and industrial uses. Electrical Engineering, another important branch of the profession, deals comprehensively with power generation and its transmission and distribution, electronics and its many applications, transportation, illumination, and all types of electrical machinery. The electrical engineer designs, directs and supervises the construction of electrical systems for the production and utilization of power for the multitudinous purposes of business, industry, and the community. Mechanical Engineering is one of the largest branches in the engineering field. This branch of the engineering profession is subdivided into heat, power, and machine design options with electives in aeronautical, metallurgical and industrial engineering. Devices for heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, engines and other mechanisms for the propulsion of vehicles and missiles on, under, or over land, sea, and air. tools, motors, and machines for all types of industrial production or research are just a few examples of the mechanical engineer’s contributions to the world.

Salaries and Rewards

Beginning salaries for inexperienced engineering graduates vary according to the type of agency seeking their services, geographical area in which the individual is employed, level of responsibility and nature of duties for particular positions, and the competition for engineering positions at any given time. Due to the shortage of engineers in recent years, graduates with no experience have commanded salaries ranging from an average low of $70,000 to an average high of $100,000 per year. Possessors of the Master’s degree begin at higher levels; those with a Doctorate in Engineering receive considerably

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higher starting salaries. Aside from financial rewards, the successful engineer enjoys unlimited opportunity for creative achievement, the satisfaction of contributing significantly to the improvement of standards of living, and a distinctive position of trust and respect in the community. It should be noted that college engineering programs are very difficult. The student cannot expect to succeed without devoting himself entirely to his work in school and to related home assignments. Unless the student is willing to curtail or even forego a great many of the social activities generally associated with attendance at college or with young people of his age, academic problems will probably arise. Although the road to success in engineering is not an easy one, a career in the profession can be realized by a student willing to accept the obligations for required adequate preparation.

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Finally, careers in engineering are projected to expand rapidly in the next decade. In this technologically advanced world, the discoveries and solutions being made affect the lives of everyone. Historically, women have been underrepresented in the industries that drive these advances in engineering technology. This mindset, however has been quickly changing. It is exciting to live at such a pivotal moment in history when women have such an incredible opportunity to change the face of industries, not only in engineering but across a variety of fields. Thankfully, our nation draws its intellectual power from 100% of the population, not 47.9%, as with many other nations. When I retired some years ago, 50% of my students were women. And, more often than not, they outperformed the men. Maybe they felt they had something to prove. Visit the author at: www. theodorenewsletter.com or Basketball Coaching 101 (Facebook)

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in Myanmar, just crammed with boats and worshippers. The pagoda houses five small Buddha images which are much revered by the lake-dwellers. Once a year, in late September-early October, there is a pagoda festival when four of the five Buddha images are taken on an elaborately decorated barge towed by several boats of leg-rowers, rowing in unison, and other accompanying boats, making an impressive procession on the water. Ngaphechaung Monastery is a beautiful wooden monastery built on stilts over the lake at the end of the 1850s, the biggest and oldest monastery on the lake. The monastery is known for a collection of old Myanmar’s Buddha images from different eras. It is also notable because the monks have taught a few of the many cats living with them to jump

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through hoops (that is the reputation, but I don’t get to see any cats). I skip stopping for lunch so am able to condense the tour somewhat, which brings me back to the hotel at 2:30 pm. I indulge in Sanctum’s utterly stunning pool - I would rank one of the best resort pools in the world – an infinity pool of black and silver that shimmers as you swim, magnificently set with a view down to the lake, richly landscaped, a great size for actually swimming as well as playing around. It is also one of the most magnificent places just to lounge. I meet families from around the world. I am back in my room by 5 pm, to walk about a mile up the road from the resort into the nearby village of Maing Thauk. I am bound for the Friendship Bridge where one of the scavenges is to watch the sunset. I love to see the Burmese alphabet, with its circles and curley-cues, on signs (few have English translation, except for the Noble Aim PreSchool, my Rosetta Stone, and a traffic sign with a drawing of a parent holding a child’s hand, indicating a school crossing). I come upon a school holding a sports competition that has drawn a tremendous audience. Even though hardly anyone speaks English, we manage to chat (icebreaker: What is going on? Where is the bridge?). It’s a good thing I ask the fellow if I was going the right way to get to the Friendship Bridge I am looking for, because he directs me to turn left on the next corner (I would have gone straight). The Bridge connects many structures and from which people can get onto the scores of wooden boats that gather here, especially to offer sunset “cruises”, as well as walk to several restaurants. The views and the evening activity are just magnificent. It’s like watching the entire community walk by.

What I’ve noticed during this incredibly brief visit is exactly what GSH’s organizer Bill Chalmers had hoped when he dealt with a question of whether we should be in a place that has earned worldwide condemnation for human rights abuses. Travel is about seeing for yourself, but also gaining an understanding of one another, disabusing stereotypes or caricatures, and most significantly, not seeing others as “other”, which works both ways. In very real ways (and especially now), travelers are ambassadors, no less than diplomats. Boycotting destinations because of their governments, isolating people from one another, cutting off the exchange of ideas and people-to-people engagements is not how change happens – that only hardens points of view, and makes people susceptible to fear-mongering and all the bad things that have happened throughout human history as a result. “See for yourself,” Chalmers tells us. What I see in the people I’ve encountered is a kindness, a warmth of spirit, a sweetness among the people here. I see it in how parents hold their children, how the boatman, Wei Moi, shows such etiquette among the other boatmen, how helpful people are. And how readily they smile. This leg has been a Par 5 in difficulty (Par 6 being the most difficult during this, the 15th Global Scavenger Hunt) – which has entailed us going out of Yangon to Bagan, Mandalay and/or Inle Lake (many more rules on top of that, including no more than 2 flights), taking overnight bus or hiring a taxi or train, and so forth. But Chalmers devious design has worked – in just these four days, we really do immerse ourselves in Myanmar, though our itinerary most properly should be done in 11 days (there are several operators

who offer such trips). Inle Lake is worth at least a two or three day stay to be completely immersed in its spell. There is a tremendous amount to do and experience. You can reach Inle Lake by air, bus (Joyous Journey Express, known as JJ Express, provided excellent service; travel on the first-class bus geared to tourists, www.jjexpress.net), or hire a driver to Inle Lake from various other major destinations in Myanmar (Bagan, Mandalay, Yangon). The closest airport to Inle Lake is Heho airport (HEH) which is 45 minutes away from the lake. The final challenge of this leg is to get back to our hotel, the Sule Shangrila, in Yangon by 6 pm, and for those competing to hand in their scorecards and proof of completing the scavenges. That’s when we will learn where in the world we will go next, and where we will all compare experiences. See more travel information, http:// myanmartravelinformation.com/whereto-visit-inle/. The Global Scavenger Hunt is an annual travel program that has been operated for the past 15 years by Bill and Pamela Chalmers, GreatEscape Adventures, 310-281-7809, GlobalScavengerHunt.com. _________________________________ © 2019 Travel Features Syndicate, a division of Workstyles, Inc. All rights reserved. Visit goingplacesfarandnear.com,  www.huffingtonpost.com/author/karenrubin & travelwritersmagazine.com/ TravelFeaturesSyndicate/. Blogging at goingplacesnearandfar. wordpress.com & moralcompasstravel. info. Send comments or questions to FamTravLtr@aol.com. Tweet @ TravelFeatures. ‘Like’ us at facebook. com/NewsPhotoFeatures

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s a side note, I do a lot of reading and researching for my columns to make sure my information is to the point and accurate and to the best of my ability, as educational as possible for our readers. This is extremely important to me considering all the inaccurate and phony information that is spewed and blasted out and dumped onto the internet and in newspapers. I imagine many believe what they hear and read at face value is accurate and truthful and may not question the validity of the information. I had mentioned a few columns ago, that if you want to fact check things that you read, see or hear, especially by our politicians, go to snopes.com and voila, the truth can be had! Nothing is perfect in the real world, but transparency and accuracy for the most part can be ascertained with some careful and “Sherlock Holmes” type investigation. Now let’s get into this week’s column. The millennial group has been leaving our area in droves for a number of years, as I have previously explained, due to the high cost of purchasing, taxes, not having the necessary “large” down payment required as well as a lower than normal inventory of affordable homes, condos, coops and homeowner associations. Do you know where they are moving? Obviously, some of you know where your kids are relocating to and the fact that you may only see them or your grandchildren once a year or much less frequently compared to when they were here on Long Island. I have heard from many older homeowners who truly wish they could be around their children and grandchildren like before, which have been making them, ponder and consider moving closer to them in the near future. For those that could afford to stay, that represents a small percentage of the

BY PHILIP A. RAICES total, considering that many more families and individuals are leaving New York State than are coming to live here. The top five cities that seem to be attracting people, not only from New York State but other states are: 1.) Salt Lake City, Utah and its surrounding communities is the top place for many, which offers high employment rates (less than 3% unemployment) and magnificent surroundings. It’s a superb place to live as well as invest, especially for those in their twenties and thirties. The median home price for the second quarter of 2019 was $255,000-$663,125. But just two years ago in June of 2017 they ranged from $190,000 in Salt Lake City to $470,000 in South Jordan and Holladay (up 21+%). So those that had moved out there gained more appreciation while being able to get into the housing market at a reasonable cost. However, there are four more States/ cities which have gained a lot of traction of the last five to ten years. 2.) Seattle, Washington is the go to place for millennial group, which make up a sizable percentage of the population. Although prices have cooled a bit since 2018, prices have increased eight percent for homes less than $380,000, obviously due to the greater demand in that price point. The most expensive homes of $760,000 and higher still increased two percent. The middle tier saw a 4.5% increase and prices ranged from $355,000-655,000 in Pierce, Snohomish and King Counties. 3.) Austin, Texas is the third most popular destination and has an above normal job growth and is the second top city in the country for the number of job that have become available. Dell, Apple and Google are some of

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jump that equates to an additional cost of $55,100. However, compared to other surrounding towns studied, it had the lowest price appreciation, making it much easier for many to purchase a home. As you can see the typical price ranges (and real estate taxes too) in all the cities are considerably lower and much more affordable than our local Long Island towns, which makes many moving out of New York a “no brainer.” In order to compete with those other cities, and see improvements in our dwindling millennial populations, (and others), New York State and its politicians, really need to think outside the box, otherwise the writing is on the wall and the “brain drain” and future monies lost, will continue to be the detriment to all our communities. Philip A. Raices is the owner/Broker of Turn Key Real Estate at 3 Grace Ave Suite 180 in Great Neck. He has earned designations as a Graduate of the Realtor Institute (G.R.I.) and also as a Certified International Property Specialist (C.I.P.S.). He will provide you with “free” regular updates of sold and new homes in your town via the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island (MLSLI)or go to WWW.Li-RealEstate. Com as well as a “free” value analysis of what your home might sell for in today’s market without any “strings” attached. He can also provide a copy of “Unlocking the Secrets of Real Estate’s New Market Reality or Our Seller’s or Buyer’s Guides for “Things to Consider when Selling or Purchasing your Home. Just email or snail mail(regular mail) him with your request with your name, email and cell number and he will send it out ASAP. For a consultation, he can be reached by Cell: (516) 647-4289 or by email: Phil@TurnKeyRealEstate. Com to answer any of your questions or concerns.

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Schools to be tested for vapor intrusion From page 1 if there’s any concerns -- at that time there was no concern presented to us (in June). We do not expect any alarming results to come up -- the Superfund site was not within immediate proximity to Locust School but we would like to engage AKRF for further testing and evaluation to be really cautious with consideration of the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff. The concern brought up initially was just for Locust but we are asking the board to authorize testing for vapor intrusion around both Locust and Stewart School,” Sinha said. Board President Heineman explained that originally the Superfund site (plume) was actually closer to Stewart School than to Locust, and the hired environmental experts at AKRF are trusted to study vapor intrusion potential. The board again clarified that no new discoveries have prompted the current testing it authorized, as the plume has been monitored by the EPA since the 1970s.

“The Board and the administration doesn’t want there to be any questions and concerns; we take the health and safety of our students and staff at our school buildings very seriously. We don’t want there to be any ‘what-if’s’ so we have contingency money set aside that we budget for every year, and we are going to use that. Out of our overabundance of caution we will have the Vapor Intrusion testing done at both Stewart and Locust to satisfy our own selves that there is nothing to be concerned about, and we do not expect any alarming results,” Heineman said this week. Dr. Sinha added that the school district website will soon feature a tab to provide easy access to the results and the prior presentation by AKRF.

New Asst. Principal for GCHS Guidance After the hire of interim Director of Guidance Diane Johnson in the district one year ago, Mandi Stefankiewicz, a 17-year veteran of the school district as a school psychologist at the high school,

has been confirmed by a vote of the school board to be the lead in guidance and pupil personnel services as a new GCHS assistant principal. Dr. Sinha said the process to select a new director of guidance for GCUFSD was advertised extensively, and the district ultimately decided on “a new option of looking at having an assistant (GCHS) principal ...We see the guidance office function at the high school very, very differently. We do feel strongly that at the high school you do need somebody overseeing this division in particular with the college admissions process. In terms of Mandi she has a strong background in personal communications skills. She puts students first at all times and she has experience in the school psychologist role. We believe as assistant principal she will provide the GCHS community with a positive and student-centric approach,” Dr. Sinha said.

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erty owners’ associations and residents is Andy Kraus of Epoch5 public relations, which has 3TC as a client. The Garden City News reached out to Kraus at the Epoch5 Huntington office with phone calls as well as MTA media contacts at offices in Manhattan, with no response from either this week. A receptionist for 3TC did speak with the News on Tuesday, August 13 and advised that they would advise media relations officials of the inquiry within the week. In the afternoon on August 14, Vernice said she was also anticipating a call back from either Kraus, LIRR Public Affairs or 3TC. “I have not heard back from Andy Kraus and that’s upsetting because we have to set the WPOA schedule going forward. We need to have an official from the LIRR or 3TC plan to visit the WPOA meeting in September, and we have provided them multiple dates to choose from. I delivered that message to them Friday (August 9) and by Wednesday afternoon, I had not yet heard anything back. He (Kraus) is the one we are waiting to hear from,” she explained in an interview with the News this week. The first step for the WPOA once any West resident brings up emergency issues and concerns about the LIRR is to contact Andy Kraus and Village of Garden City trustees, Deputy Mayor Robert Bolebruch and Trustee Stephen Makrinos. Vernice says over the past few weeks she’s had conversations about LIRR issues with Trustee

Makrinos who is on the Board’s LIRR Third Track Committee. As for any solution to the problem of idling trains, Vernice noted a promise made to her recently over the phone: “The Long Island Rail Road suggests that they will have a work train operating that makes less noise. When I spoke with an LIRR Community Affairs representative I was told that the new work trains will have an engine that will be less noisy,” she said. The WPOA hosted Hector Garcia, LIRR senior director of external affairs, back at its September 19, 2017 meeting at Homestead School. Garcia reappeared in the village as an LIRR liaison when he attended the East POA’s meeting on October 9, 2018. Vernice reached out to him this summer but Garcia was away on vacation, and she says “Hector was involved before in Garden City. When I called he was one of the people I’ve asked to speak with but he was on vacation. Now I really need to know from them (the LIRR) who the contact person is at this time, if they can refer us to someone else,” she told the News. By Thursday, August 15, with the Village Board of Trustees set for its monthly meeting that evening with the next Board meeting set for Thursday September 19, Vernice was convinced time is running out to schedule a time frame to inform residents and have another well-publicized and promising September WPOA meeting with LIRR officials, as happened in 2017 and other years. “My hope remains for September -- we have to have this IN September. I

will wait to see what Andy Kraus has to say, hopefully soon, but this week our WPOA directors will meet up to discuss our next steps. The residents of the village need to know what will go on, I need to know and this puts me and our POA in a very uncomfortable position since we are not receiving any answers to residents’ questions. We do not even have a date set for the LIRR to come speak to us,” Vernice said. Vernice anticipated a few West residents would attend the Village Board’s August 15 meeting, hoping for some note on progress by the trustees or administration. She added that contact remains consistent between WPOA directors and residents on Greenridge Avenue including Karen Reiter, who notified “Team Greenridge” and village officials with emails as the LIRR trains caused disruptions in late July. “Any important information is posted to our WPOA website as well as sent out via resident email blast. All important information that the Village of Garden City shares with the WPOA is passed on to residents of the West.” The trains idling on tracks north of Greenridge Avenue and on tracks in the Village’s East last fall and earlier this summer are one clear noise-generating issue that has “fallen on deaf ears” to date. But one change supported by a village advisory group sought to curb the use of horns at distance of no more than a quarter-mile in advance of grade crossings. That step was halted with the Third Track project, but could be reprised if the village takes it up again. A proposal supported in 2016 by

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Book Club Enjoy a good book amongst good friends. Our book club meets on a monthly basis to discuss the page turner of choice. For upcoming book club events, please email WelcomingClubBookClub@gmail.com. Craft Club The craft club is a great way to meet with friends and practice your craft-

ing skills. This club meets every few months and creates a seasonal project. If you are interested in joining, please email GCCraftClub@gmail.com. Supper Club Bring your significant others out for this one! This is a great way to make new friends as a couple. You will be paired up with 3-4 other couples to set up a rotation of dinner events. Host your new friends at a pot luck dinner or head out to try our local restaurants. Please email GCSupper@gmail.com for more information. Bowling Club Join us!! No experience necessary! We are looking for new faces to join our Wednesday morning league. Occasional pacers are also welcome. Onsite babysitting available! Anyone interested, please contact Ellen Diller (Diller05@ aol.com) Carol Santangelo (santa060@ yahoo.com) or Elizabeth Colantonio (mcdea@aol.com). Bunko Bunko is a simple dice game usually played in a group of 12. It is a great way to meet people and make new friends. The game is easy to learn and play. If you are interested, please contact WelcomingClubBunco@gmail.com. Toddler Activities A great way for you and your little ones to make new friends. Activities include stroller walks each Tuesday around our beautiful neighborhood and a visit to the park. Playgroups are also scheduled during the day for your littles ones to have fun! Please email GCToddlerActivities@gmail.com for more information. Golf Golf lessons at Cherry Valley Club are always a big hit! Golf pro Ed Kelly helps us GCWC ladies improve our golf game. If you are interested in reserving

Ladies enjoying one of the many activities associated with the Welcoming Club, The Stroller Walk. Stroller walks are a great way to meet new people and have your little ones enjoy one of the many great parks in Garden City. your spot for the fall session, email WelcomingClubGolf@gmail.com. Tennis Tennis lessons and group play at the Garden City Bubble! Please contact WelcomingClubTennis@gmail.com to reserve a spot for the fall. Want to join the fun and make a difference? We invite you to join the

club! For just $37 a year, you will have access to lots of great events and many fun members-only clubs and events. Complete the easy online membership form today at www. thegardencitywelcomingclub.org in the “Join” section of the website. While you are there, browse the site for lots of great information about the club.

Adult pastel art class offered through Recreation Dept. The Recreation and Parks 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. Classes will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each Friday in

Cluett Hall at St. Paul’s starting on September 13th. 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 or landscape, or they may concentrate solely on the subject of their choice.

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.

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We’re looking for writers in our community to compose articles on local topics, opinions, reviews, worthy places to visit on Long Island, and even pieces of fiction. We aim to feature at least one new article and writer each week in our Discovery magazine section.

Email submissions: editor@gcnews.com • Attach article and any photos (1MB), along with your name and contact info. • Articles must be between 1,500 - 3,000 words. • Each writer will be reimbursed a stipend of $25.⁰⁰

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Garden City Home Run Derby to benefit medical research The first ever Garden City Home Run Derby will be held on Saturday, August 24 at Grove Park starting at 10:00 a.m. Participants of all ages are welcome to come and try and hit as many home runs as possible in 20 swings. Participants will serve as designated hitters for boys or young men from all over the country who have been diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The designated hitters will line up sponsors/supporters who will pledge x amount of money per home run hit to Team Joseph, an organization which raises funds both to support research to find a cure for Duchenne and to assist families with loved ones diagnosed with Duchenne. Duchenne is a horrible disease that destroys the bodies of primarily young boys, depriving them of the ability to play sports before taking away their ability to walk and eventually killing them. Team Joseph is making great strides and a cure is right around the corner. You really can make a difference and help save these boys. Hopefully a cure will be found soon and they will not need designated hitters at next year’s Home Run Derby but instead will be Ages 3-5 6-7 8-9 10-11 12-14 15-16 17-20 21-39 40-59 Over 59

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out there hitting for themselves. The Derby will start at 10 a.m. and be broken down into the 10 categories listed below with winners announced in each category. The times listed are merely suggestions. All attempts will be made to accommodate any requested time changes: For all the details and to register, please go to www.TeamJoseph.org Once there, you can also print out a sponsor/supporter form and start lining up people to support you in the Derby. They can either pledge a specific amount per home run or a set total amount. There will also be other contests throughout the day at t,he park including among others, a free throw shooting contest, hockey shooting contest, football throwing for accuracy contest and baseball throwing contest. All of those will be purely for bragging rights with leaders in each age group posted at the event. Everyone is encouraged to attend either as participants, supporters or just spectators. Feel free to email Harry Packman with any questions at packman@ hugheshubbard.com

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Garden City Pool News

Special thanks to TCBY of Seventh Street for sponsoring the fun and successful Pool Enrichment Camps!

Hours Change

Please note that the pool hours will change beginning the week of August 19th. Below are the hours for the remainder of the season: 8/19 – 8/23 12p-8p 8/24 – 8/25 10a – 9p 8/26 – 8/30 12p – 9p 8/31 – 9/2 10a-9p 9/3 – 9/8 12p – 6p

Sundays @2

Come hear the modern country, crossover country, pop and southern rock of County Line - A Long Island, New York Country Music Band this Sunday at 2 as they play poolside!

Swim Lesson Passing Cards

Any young member who passed their American Red Cross swim test can pick up their passing card at the Pool Office. Congratulations to all those that passed!

Pool Passes

We would like to remind all of our members to please keep your pool passes in a safe place for the 2020 season! Once you register for the 2020 season, the cards can be re-activated! A $5 printing fee will be charged for each replacement card.

Guest Pass Booklet Policy

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Just a reminder that this seasons guest booklets DO NOT carry over into the 2020 pool season. The last day to use your guest passes is September 8th. When using the booklets, guests must be accompanied by members for admittance to the pool. Guest passes in the booklets can be used for residents and

non-residents.

Rules Reminder

As per the Board of Health, there is no eating or drinking anywhere on the lower deck. Also we ask members to please be courteous; do not save chairs or tables for those coming later.

Pool Sponsorships

The Garden City Pool would like to thank our sponsors for the 2019 pool season: NYU Winthrop Hospital, College Nannies + Sitters + Tutors, TCBY of 7th Street, Adelphi University, The Bristal Assisted Living, La Bottega Italian Gourmet, Stewart Manor Country Club and Smile Today Orthodontics. If any business would like to become a sponsor at the Garden City Pool this season, please contact Tom McGerty at 465-4074 for various sponsorship opportunities.

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For the latest news, pictures and information, please Follow Us on our Twitter account @ GCSWIMMINGPOOL and Facebook. com/gardencityswimmingpool. We are also happy to announce that we are now on INSTAGRAM. We invite everyone to follow us: GCSWIMMINGPOOL

Future Events

August 24 – Music by “Common Ground 80s Band” September 2 – Labor Day Party / Music by “The Hambones” – 2 p.m. / DJ Bob – 6 p.m.


Folks young and oldish participate in game of basketball football. BY BOB GASPARELLO Greetings to all fellow “Park Rats.” It is time once again to come together and relive the glory days of our past as we celebrate the another Old-Timers Day at Tullamore Playground. Come join us on Saturday, September 7, 12:00 noon, at Tullamore for what promises to be a day filled with friendly competition, wonderful stories, and most of al, an opportunity to spend time with

many close and long-time friends from the days of our youth. In addition to our softball and kickball games, several special Olympic events have been added to the days’ festivities that ALL can participate in. Make plans to join us and spread the good word that we will be gathering to celebrate at Tullamore Playground and later that evening at Doc Grady’s. Our celebration is open to ALL former “Park Rats” from across Garden

A young park rat gets ready to blast someone in a friendly water balloon fight.

Larry and Ken Sapanski battle it out in a game of grab the flag. City. We hope to see representatives from Edgemere, Grove, Hemlock, Nassau Haven and Tullamore at this Old-Timers Day event. Start lacing up those sneakers, get in game day shape, and plan on once again coming together

for a great time! Below are photos from a previous Old Timers’ Day. Please register at www. tullamorparkolympics.com We hope to see you there!

Richie Anderson receives a commemorative plaque from former mayor John Watras for a lifetime of dedication to the GC parks and recreation.

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GC “A” Swimming captures 7th-consecutive champs win

On Friday, August 9, the Garden City “A” Swim Team entered the Division 1 Championship Meet undefeated for the regular season. The team knew it had a lot to prove, with many worthy competitors such as Long Beach and Valley Stream.

GC “A” swimmers and coaches with their first place trophies after the meet.

Coach Andrew with senior swimmers Sophia McLaughlin, George Arianas, and Grant Krawiec.

All smiles after great swims at Champs!

Coach Caitlin getting her swimmers ready for their races.

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Garden City was able to rise to the occasion and capture its seventh consecutive first place finish at Champs. Congratulations to all the swimmers and coaches on this impressive accomplishment!

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF PI3 LLC Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 7/8/2019. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY may mail a copy of any process to Westermann Sheehy Keenan Samaan & Aydelott LLP, Attention: Leonard M. Ridini, Jr., Esq., 90 Merrick Avenue, Suite 802, East Meadow, NY 11554. GC 0962 6X 07/26,08/02,09,16,23,30 NOTICE OF SALE Supreme Court Nassau County CAPITAL ONE, N.A., Pltf. vs. CHRISTINE SARCINELLI, et al, Defts. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale entered July 24, 2018, I will sell at public auction on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. in the Calendar Control Part (CCP) of the Nassau Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY prem. k/a 57 Kingbury Road a/k/a Kingsbury Road, Garden City, NY a/k/a Section 34, Block 151, Lot 336. Said property beginning at the corner formed by the intersection of the northerly side of Kingsbury Road with the easterly side of Wetherill Rd., being plot 60 ft. x 100 ft. x 77.74 ft. x 101.56 ft. Approx. amt. of judgment is $24,628.28 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index #17-000027. THOMAS A. ABBATE, Referee. DRUCKMAN LAW GROUP, LLP, Attys. for Pltf., 2 42 Drexel Ave., Westbury, NY. File No. 38045 - #97450 GC 0965 4X 08/09,16,23,30 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF THE CRITIQUE LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York SSNY on 6/21/19. Office located in Nassau County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any

process served against the LLC to 143 wetherill rd. Garden City, NY 11530. Purpose: any lawful purpose. GC 0966 6X 08/09,16,23,30,09/06,13 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF KKMA, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on July 25, 2019. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 17 Boylston Street, Garden City, New York 11530. Purpose: Any Lawful purpose. Latest date upon which LLC is to dissolve: No specific date. GC 0967 6X 08/09,16,23,30,09/06,13 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING BY THE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS Pursuant to the provisions of the General Municipal Law and Chapter 200 of the Code of the Incorporated Village of Garden City, New York notice is hereby given that the Board of Appeals of said Village will meet in the Village Hall at 351 Stewart Avenue, Garden City, New York on Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. to take action on the following matters: ----------------------------------------------1. APPEAL OF CHRISTINE COELEN for a variance of the provisions of Section 200-46C of the Village Code, so as to allow a permit to be issued for the erection of a 155 sq. ft. side 2ND floor addition, at the existing dwelling known as 76 HUNTINGTON ROAD (Map of Country Life Development, Block M, Lot 207, R-6 district) which would: A. reduce the required 15.0’ minimum side yard aggregate to not less than (14.7’). *Adjourned at the July meeting. In accordance with plans filed with the Building Department, Vincent J. Sena, Architect. 2. APPEAL OF JOHN & REBECCA GALLARO for a variance of the provisions of Sections 200-15, 200-31 and 20046.C of the Village Code, so as to permit the erection of a 668 sq. ft. side second floor addition at the plot known as 16 ELM

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STREET (Map of Garden City East, Block 125, Lot 11, R-6 district) the construction of which would cause: A. required minimum side yards to be reduced from 8.0’ to (5.1’). B. required aggregate side yards to be reduced from 18.0’ to (14.5’). *Adjourned at the July meeting. In accord with plans filed with the Building Department, Daniel Fabrizi, Architect.

(where 26.9’ currently exists), B. reduce the required 25.0’ ft. minimum front yard setback to Russel Road to not less than (20.3’ ft.) with respect to the two-story addition (where 25.2’ currently exists), C. reduce the required 15.0’ ft. minimum side yard setback to not less than (5.8’ ft.) with respect to the fireplace (where 7.9’ currently exists). In accordance with plans filed with the Building Department, John J. Viscardi, Architect.

3. APPEAL OF AZIZ & SANA CHOWDHURY for a variance of the provisions of Section 20015 & 200-31 of the Village Code, so as to permit the erection of a 304 sq. ft. West side and 390 sq. ft. East side second floor additions, and a new 40 sq. ft. front portico roof (demolish existing portico roof) at the existing dwelling known as 150 MEADOW STREET (Map Garden City Lawns, Block 55, Lot 5, R-6 District) the construction of which would: A. reduce the required rear yard setback of 21.24’ to no less than 15.98’ to the rear of the East side addition (where 17.98’ exists thru a Variance granted April 24, 2001),B. reduce the 30.0’ required front yard setback along Meadow Street to no less than (29.9’) with respect to the West side addition, and to no less than (26.40’) to the new portico roof. In accordance with plans filed with the Building Department, Peter Yeh, Architect

5. APPEAL OF YEMENG CHEN for a variance of the provision of Section and 200-52.C of the Village Code, to allow for the installation of (6) six previously permitted but not yet installed A/C compressors, in the Coventry Place front yard of the existing corner dwelling known as 408 STEWART AVENUE (Map of Garden City East, Block 135, Lots 4, R-20 district) the installation of which will: A. reduced the required 62.5’ minimum setback for accessory structures from Coventry Place to not less than (40.6’). In accordance with a survey and photographs filed with the Building Department.

4. APPEAL OF JENNA & ALEX PALKO for a variance of the provisions of Section 20031.A & 200.46.C of the Village Code, so as to permit the erection of a 266 sq. ft. one story and a 79 sq. ft. two story Russel Road front additions, and a 208 sq. ft. 1 story open porch at the Kenwood Road front and a 9 sq. ft. side chimney enclosure, at the existing dwelling known as 103 KENWOOD ROAD (Map Country Life Development, Block X, Lot 413, R-6 district) the construction of which would: A. reduce the required 30.0’ ft. minimum front yard setback to Kenwood Road to not less than (22.1’ ft.) with respect to the porch and 21.1’ to the step

6. APPEAL OF JOSEPH & JESSICA KOCZKO for a variance of the provisions of Section 200-31.A, 200-46.C and 200-52.A of the Village Code, so as to permit the erection of a 630 sq. ft. 1 story side addition with a 302 sq. ft. 1 car garage portion & 27 sq. ft. covered entry, a 1,130 sq. ft. 2nd floor addition & 43 sq. ft. portico at the front, and the relocation of (2) AC compressors to the Fairmount Boulevard front yard (while demolishing a 611 sq. ft. one story side attached 2 car garage and enclosed breezeway, a 55 sq. ft. front portico, and 750 sq. ft. 2nd floor), at the existing dwelling known as 18 MIDDLETON ROAD (Map of Richlands, Block 8, Lot 53, R-8 district) the construction of which would: A. reduce the required 25.0’ ft. minimum front yard setback to Middleton Road to not less than 20.0’ ft. with respect to the new portico (where 19.8’ currently exists).B. reduce the required 8.0’ ft. minimum side yard setback

to not less than 6.6’ ft. with respect to the second floor addition (where 6.6’ currently exists).C. reduce the required 50.0’ ft. minimum front yard setback for freestanding cooling equipment to not less than 27.0’ ft. with respect to the (2) AC compressors. In accordance with plans filed with the Building Department, Barbara M. Ruggiero, Architect 7. APPEAL OF GEORGE & MARYANN KRITIS for a variance of the provisions of Sections 200-52.H of the Village Code, to allow for issue of a permit for (1) previously installed A/C compressor, in the side yard of the existing dwelling known as 173 WICKHAM ROAD (Map of Garden City Gables, Block 6, Lots 34, R-6 district) the installation of which has: A. reduced the required 10.0’ plot line setback for freestanding cooling equipment to no less than (8.1’). In accordance with a survey and photographs filed with the Building Department. 8. APPEAL OF WILLIAM & KAREN ALLEN for a variance of the provisions of Sections 200-52.C & 200-52.H of the Village Code, to allow for issue of a permit for (1) A/C compressor, in the side yard of the existing dwelling known as 114 JACKSON STREET (Map of Park Manor, Block --, Lots 382, R-6 district) the installation of which would: A. reduced the required 50.0’ minimum setback for accessory structures from Jackson Street to not less than (45.0’)B. reduce the required 10.0’ plot line setback for freestanding cooling equipment to no less than (6.1’). In accordance with a survey and photographs filed with the Building Department. 9. APPEAL OF ARTHUR & SHANA MIRANTE for the modification of a previously granted variance of the provisions of Sections 200-15, of the Village Code, so as to permit the maintenance of an existing 29.0 sq. ft. portico at the front (slated for removal as part of a variance granted at the March Continued on page 48

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L E G A L Continued from page 47 25, 2014 hearing), of the existing dwelling known as 22 CEDAR PLACE (Lot 37, Block 3, Map of Garden City Central) the modification of which would: A. cause the allowable building area of 2,110 sq. ft. or 25% to be exceeded by 76 sq. ft. (2,186 sq. ft. or 25.9%) where 2,157 sq. ft. or 25.6% was previously granted. In accordance with a plot plan filed with the Building Department. 10. 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 seasonal use of (3) existing parking spaces for outdoor dining, at the restaurant tenancy “Smok-Haus” known as 7 TWELFTH STREET (Map of Garden City Central, Block 150, Lots 1, C-B District) the granting of which would: A. not provide sixteen (16) required parking spaces, Note* on February 21, 2018 a variance was granted to not provide nineteen (19) parking spaces. In accordance with plans filed with the Building Department. 11. APPEAL OF 1051 FRANKLIN AVENUE LLC for a variance of the provisions of Section 200-15 of the Village Code, so as to permit the erection of two 400 sq. ft. first floor additions at the rear and an 81 sq. ft. first floor addition at the front of the existing building known as 1051 FRANKLIN AVENUE (Map of Garden City East, Block 152, Lot 11-12, C-B District). A. increase the allowable Floor Area of 13,125 sq. ft. or 2.1 FAR to be exceeded by 1,785 sq. ft. (14,910 sq. ft. total or 2.39 FAR). B. require the use of (4) four additional parking spaces in the adjacent municipal parking field. *Previously granted at the August 25, 2018 meeting. In accordance with plans filed with the Building Department. 12. APPEAL OF ANDREW T. HULSE in accordance with the provisions of Section 99-2.A.1 & 200-52.A of the Village Code, to allow for the issuance of a permit for the installation

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of a 6’ high x 56’ long wood fence along the eastern boundary of the premises known as 23 FRANKLIN COURT EAST (Map of Franklin Court, Block A, Lot B14, R-6 District), the granting of which would: A. cause a fence to exceed 6’ in height where 4’ is permitted. B. cause the 50.0’ required setback for an accessory structure to be reduced to no less than (44.5’). In accordance with a survey and photographs filed with the Building Department. 13. APPEAL OF AUSTIN LOTITO for a variance of the provisions of Section 20015, 200-31, and 200-46.C of the Village Code, so as to permit the erection of a 248 sq. ft. one story rear, a 196 sq. ft. two story side, and 18.0 sq. ft. front portico additions, at the existing dwelling known as 16 BEECH STREET (Map of Garden City East, Block 128, Lots 8, R-6 district) the construction of which would: A. cause the allowable building area of 1425 sq. ft. or 25.0% to be exceeded by 83 sq. ft. (1508 sq. ft. or 26.45%), B. reduce the required 25’ front yard setback to not less than 20.40’, C. reduce the required 8’ minimum side yard setback to not less than 7.1’ and the required aggregate side setbacks of 18.0’ to 17.18’. In accordance with plans filed with the Building Department, John J. Viscardi, Architect 14. APPLICATION AND APPEAL OF ELIZABETH & PAUL BIRKENSTOCK pursuant to the provisions of Sections 200-45, and a variance of the provisions of 200-52.F, of the Village Code, to authorize the issue of a permit to construct and maintain an 16’ X 32’ in-ground swimming pool, with a 6’ high fence and landscape plan, in the rear yard of the premises known as 161 ROCKAWAY AVENUE (Map of Garden City Central, Block 550, Lot 59, R-20 district), the granting of which would; A. cause the required 80’ front setback for accessory structures to be reduced to 54.16’ for the fence and gate. In accordance with plans filed with the Building Department,

Hicks Landscapes designers. END OF CASES -----------------------------------------------The Board may transact any other business that may properly come before the meeting. DATED: August 20th, 2019 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: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2019 GC 0968 REV 08/16 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIVE IN FASHION LLC, A DOMESTIC LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on JULY 15, 2019.. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 19 Rifton Street Elmont, NY 11003. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

Doctors of Distinction tournament benefits American Cancer Society The Doctors of Distinction Golf Invitational will be held on Tuesday, September 10 at the Meadow Brook Club in Jericho. 10:30 a.m. Brunch 12:30 p.m. Shotgun. BBQ grilled lunch will be available on the course 5:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception and Awards Ceremony. Proceeds from the event will go to the American Cancer Society. The honoree of the event will be Dr. Bhoomi Mehrotra, Director of Oncology, Director of the Cancer Institute at St. Francis Hospital. Dr. Bhoomi Mehrotra is the founding Director of the Cancer Institute at St. Francis hospital and the Chair of Cancer Services for the Catholic Health Services of Long Island. Before coming to St. Francis, Dr. Mehrotra was the Associate Chief of Oncology at North Shore LIJ Department of Medicine. Dr. Mehrotra received his medical degree at the University of Delhi. He

completed his residency in Internal Medicine at LIJ and a fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at the Cancer Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco. He has practiced in Long Island for 25 years and has presented his clinical research at major national Oncology and Hematology conferences. He has been recognized by Castle Connolly as one of the “Best Doctors” in the New York Metro area for the last several years. He is a resident of Woodbury where he lives with his wife, Deepti and his two adult children, Devi and Arjun. To play in the event or to attend the cocktail reception please email crystal.delaparra@cancer.org or call 631300-3454. Foursome: includes cart and caddy, player gift, breakfast, lunch and cocktail reception - $5,000. Individual golfer: $1,250 Cocktail reception only: $150. Sponsorships are available.

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GC 0969 6X 08/16,23,30,09/06,13,20 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF TWENTY4 HOME SERVICES LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on May 24, 2019. Location: Nassau. SSNY designated as agent for service of process on LLC. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: Carlos Cabana, 17 Cathedral Ave, Garden City, NY 11530. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. GC 0970 6X 08/16,23,30,09/06,13,20

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1973 Wings Team

First Row: T. Kopf, S. Siniscalchi, P. Burgdorf, Mr. Newlin-Wagner, R. Pollick, Mr. Doerschuck, J. Defranza, T. Gerard. Second Row: W. Doerschuck, P. Yaremo, R. Keshian, G. NewlinWagner, T. Thomas, B. Barnes, T. DeFranza, R. Peck. Third Row: P. Angus, J. Lewis, P. Clough, B. Dougherty, J. Angus, P. Borzilleri, C. Barber, N. Hanna. Missing W. Tisch.

2018 Wings Team

Back Row: Coach Rich Peck, Coach Pat Donahue, Troy Dorizas, Sean Jaeger, Matt Conelli, Julian Larenas, Chris Heckelmann, Captain Eric Mueller,Tyler Bedard, Harry Debler, Zach Debler, Jack Valenti, Luca Bevil, Coach Joe Pyeron. Front Row: Tommy Allen, Chris Michel, Jeff Papazian, Jason Derby, Billy Willis, Connor Holfester, Matt Savino, Ryan Michel

All Player Grades 9-12 Residing In Garden City Are Invited To Join The 2019-20 Team 1st Prac tice Is S e p For Information contact: tember 9th www.gcwings.org or Text 917-363-7597

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VILLAGE SPORTS Recreation Department Dance Conservatory Schedule Announced

On September 28, The Andy Foundation will be building an inclusive playground at Pal-O-Mine, a not for profit equine assisted therapy center in Islandia. To help with the funding of this tremendous effort, we are offering several levels of corporate and personal sponsorships: Platinum ($10,000); Gold ($5,000); Silver ($2,500) and Bronze ($1,000). Many thanks to the following sponsors:

PLATINUM SPONSOR AMY & NEIL MCGOLDRICK GOLD SPONSOR CHRIS & GREG BURKE, LANE OFFICE SILVER SPONSOR DAN DONNELLY BARBARA & TOM SULLIVAN JEREMY COTTY, HOMECRAFT CONTRACTING BRONZE SPONSOR REGINA IMPERIO LIAM, FRANK, CAILEIGH & KIERAN MCGOLDRICK DEB & BOB HUSSEY MORE SPONSORS ARE NEEDED! To become a sponsor of this very special venture, please mail your check to The Andy Foundation, PO Box 7512, Garden City, NY 11530; call 375-2631 or contact us at theandyfoundation@gmail.org. The Andy Foundation is a By Kids For Kids 501(c)3 not for profit foundation dedicated to helping children less fortunate than most. For more information find us on Facebook or go to theandyfoundation.org

The Garden City Recreation Department’s Dance Conservatory Program is pleased to announce our dance class schedule for its upcoming 2019-2020 season! Director Felicia Menig, along with the rest of her staff, are excited to start off another fantastic year. The Dance Conservatory offers classes to Garden City residents ages 3½ years through adult which are non-performance based. Age is determined by the start date of the desired class. PLEASE NOTE: This schedule is for information only. Registration for the classes will be announced at a later date. MONDAY: 1:15 Ballet/Jazz for 4–5-Year-Olds 2:30 Ballet/Jazz for 4–5-Year-Olds 4:00 Ballet/Hip Hop for K–1st Grades 5:00 Contemporary Dance for 2nd–3rd Grades 6:00 Ballet for 4th–5th Grades 7:00 Tap for Grades 6 and Up TUESDAY: 11:00 Creative Movement/Tap for 3½ to 5 Years 1:15 Ballet/Tap for 4–5-Year-Olds 4:00 Ballet/Tap for K–1 Grades 5:00 Hip Hop for 2nd–3rd Grades 6:00 Contemporary Dance for 4th–5th Grades 7:00 Jazz for Grades 6 and Up WEDNESDAY: 1:15 Creative Movement/Tap for 3½–5 Years 4:00 Ballet/Hip Hop for K–1st Grades 5:00 Jazz for 2nd–3rd Grades 6:00 Jazz for 4th–5th Grades 7:00 Hip Hop for Grades 6 and Up THURSDAY: 11:00 Creative Movement/Tap for 3½–5 Years 1:15 Ballet/Jazz for 4–5-Year-Olds 4:00 Ballet/Tap for K–1st Grades 5:00 Hip Hop for 2nd–3rd Grades 6:00 Tap for 4th–5th Grades 7:00 Ballet Technique for Grades 6 and Up

FRIDAY: 1:15 Creative Movement/Tap for 3½–5-Year-Olds 2:30 Ballet/Tap for Sges 4–5 4:00 Ballet/Hip Hop for K-1st Grades 5:00 Tap for 2nd–3rd Grades 6:00 Hip Hop for 4th–5th Grades 7:00 Contemporary Dance for Grades 6 and Up SATURDAY: 10:00 Ballet/Hip Hop for K-1st Grades 11:00 Creative Movement for 3½–5 Years 1:00 Hip Hop for Middle School 3:00 Jazz for High School 4:00 Tap for Grades 6 and Up with previous experience

Join Us for a Summer of Fun

Garden City Recreation and Parks holds a full complement of weekly summer camps for children ages 3–15! Here is a list of camps for the next three weeks. Camps are held for four days, Monday through Thursday, unless otherwise listed. To register, please visit the Recreation and Parks Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue. If the program listed is run by US Sports Institute, please visit their website at www.ussportsinstitute. com to register. You can download our camp brochure from our website at www. gardencityrecreation.org. Week of August 19 US Sports Institute Multisport and Sport Squirts Camps for ages 3 - 11 Engineering Camp for ages 8 - 12 (morning "Amusement Park Design" and afternoon "Electronic Game Design" sessions Week of August 26 US Sports Institute Soccer Camp for ages 5 – 14 US Sports Institute Field Hockey Camp for ages 9 - 13

Chi Kung Exercise and Meditation Class Now Registering

Please join Andrea Albergo for chi kung, which is considered a beautiful, peaceful path for body, mind and spirit.

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Andrea will show how to create a peaceful body by combining movement, breathing and meditation. This class is geared for seniors or the beginner adult. The eight-week session will begin Thursday, September 12 and will be held at 1 p.m. at Garden City’s Senior Center. The price for the session is $64. To register, please visit the Recreation and Parks Office at 10 Rockaway Avenue.

Adult Yoga Class Now Forming

Connie McKnight, our certified yoga instructor, has designed an adult yoga class with all ages in mind. Our yoga class will be offered on Wednesday mornings at 9 a.m. at Garden City’s Senior Center. This 15-week program will begin on Wednesday, August 28. The cost of this class will be $142.50. To register, please visit the Recreation and Parks office at 108 Rockaway Avenue.

Adult Pastel Art Class Registration

The Recreation and Parks 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 starting on September 13. 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 or landscape, or they may concentrate solely on the subject of their choice. 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.

Amusement Park Tickets available

Our Recreation and Parks Office has been able to secure tickets on consignment for various amusement parks in the tri-state area. These tickets are discounted from the gate price of each park, sometimes at great savings. Parks that are included are: Price Six Flags Great Adventure, Vernon, NJ $42.50 Hurricane Harbor, Vernon NJ $34.50 Splish Slash Water Park, Long Island $39 Adult  $32 Under 48” Dorney Park, NJ $45 Hershey Park, Hershey PA $55.50 Adult  $43.50 Ages 3-8

The Andy Foundation needs volunteers to build playground The Andy Foundation is looking for volunteers! No construction experience necessary--just a smile, willingness to help and a lot of heart! The Foundation will provide funding and volunteers to build an inclusive playground Pal-OMine, an equine assisted therapy center in Islandia, NY (www. Pal.O.Mine.org) on September 28, 2019. Volunteers must be at least 14, and participants 14-18 need a parent to stay and build with them. All volunteers and parents must have a signed

volunteer form and waiver turned in by September 10, 2019. Volunteer forms are available at theandyfoundation.org, at The Andy Foundation Yard Sale Shop at 196 Herricks Road in Garden City Park. Questions? Call JoAnn at 516-632-3150, Jill at 516-375-2631, or email TheAndyFoundation@gmail. com. The Andy Foundation is a by kids-for kids 501c3 charitable foundation dedicated to helping less fortunate children.

GOT JUNK? GET CASH!

Tickets will be available in our office at 108 Rockaway Avenue around Memorial Day weekend. Please call our office at 465-4075 for updates and tickets prices. Cash or checks only will be accepted to purchase tickets.

If you’re looking to sell something, place an ad in our Classifieds section! Call 516-294-8000 for rates and details.

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YO U R W AY F O R W A R D OPEN HOUSE

S u n d ay, Au g u st 1 8 t h : 1 2 : 0 0 – 2 : 0 0 p m 8 H a r va rd S t , G a rd e n C i ty, N Y Charming 3-bedroom Colonial in the Western section. Offers entry hall, living room with gas fireplace, eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and den. 2nd floor includes master suite, and 2 additional bedrooms along with full bath. Other features include CAC, gas heat, large yard, recreation room and office in basement. Too much to list. SD# 18. MLS# 3155339. $850,000.

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Op e n H o u se : S u n d ay, Au g u st 1 8 t h | 1 : 3 0 – 3 : 3 0 p m 4 6 C l ayd o n Roa d , G a rd e n C i ty, N Y This wonderful 1936 Tudor is located in the heart of the Mott section on a wide tree-lined street. The home offers living room w/fireplace, formal dining room, eat-in kitchen, powder room, and a screened porch. 4 bedrooms and full bath complete the 2nd level. The partially finished basement has recreation room, utilities and storage. Beautiful hardwood floors, gas heat, and a 1-car attached garage complete the property. In well-maintained condition, a buyer can live in the home while planning future renovations. Situated on 60 x 116 ft. property, enjoy the spacious rear garden or expand the footprint. Very reasonable taxes. SD #18. MLS# 3154605. $869,000.

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Op e n H o u se : S u n d ay, Au g u st 1 8 t h | 1 1 : 0 0 a m – 1 : 0 0 p m 93 T h i rd S t , G a rd e n C i ty, N Y | F i rst T i m e o n M a r ke t , B u i l t i n 193 6 Set on a large 125 x 250 ft. property in the desirable Central section, this timeless, classic 6-bedroom, 4.5-bath Center Hall Colonial provides over 5,000 sq. ft. of living space. The home boasts beautifully maintained architectural details including a grand foyer, sweeping staircase, and 3 stunning marble fireplaces. The living room, formal dining room, eat-in kitchen, and family room are all a generous size. Upstairs, the master suite is a highlight with a dressing room and fireplace and there are additional en suite bedrooms on this floor. Outside, a slate porch and patio lead to the enormous, private, backyard that is ideal for entertaining. Simply a home with endless possibilities. SD# 18. MLS #P1355074 $2,300,000.

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OP E N HOUSE

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O P E N HOUS E

Saturday, August 17 | 12:00 – 2:00pm Sunday, August 18 | 12:00 – 2:00pm 8 Harvard St, Garden City, NY 3-bedroom, 3-bath. SD# 18. MLS# 3155339. $850,000.

Saturday, August 17 | 1:30 – 3:30pm 37 Mulberry Avenue, Garden City, NY 3-bedroom, 3-bath. SD #18 MLS# 3133541. $1,288,000.

Sunday, August 18 | 12:00 – 2:00pm 78 Kilburn Rd, Garden City, NY 4-bedroom, 3-bath. SD #18. MLS# 3114941. $998,000.

Sunday, August 18 | 12:00 - 2:00pm 6 College Pl, Garden City, NY 3-bedroom, 1.5-bath. SD #18. MLS# 3149727. $699,000.

Sunday, August 18 | 1:30 – 3:30pm 46 Claydon Rd, Garden City, NY 4-bedroom, 1.5-bath. SD# 18. MLS# 3154605. $869,000.

Garden City, NY 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath. SD #18. MLS# 3151580. $799,000.

Garden City, NY 3-bedroom, 2-bath. SD #18. MLS# 3136254. $859,000.

Garden City, NY 4-bedroom, 2-bath. SD #18. MLS# 3135170. $899,000.

Garden City, NY 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath. SD #18. MLS# 3121897. $849,000.

Garden City, NY 5-bedroom, 2.5-bath. SD #18. MLS# 3145507. $980,000

Garden City, NY 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath. SD# 18. MLS# 3150374. $1,049,000.

Garden City, NY 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath. SD #18. MLS# 3139776. $1,099,000.

Garden City, NY 3-bedroom, 3-bath. SD #18. MLS# 3133419. $999,000.

Garden City, NY 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath. SD #18. MLS# 3137482. $1,199,000.

Garden City, NY 4-bedroom, 3-bath. SD#18 MLS# 3132838. $1,249,000

Garden City, NY 4-bedroom, 3.55-bath. SD #18. MLS# 3112526. $1,599,000.

Garden City, NY 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath. SD# 18. MLS# 3126653. $1,499,000.

Garden City, NY 6-bedroom, 4.5-bath. SD# 18. MLS# P1355074. $2,300,000.

Garden City, NY 7-bedrooms, 5.55-bath. SD #18. MLS# 3132566. $2,400,000.

Garden City, NY 6-bedroom, 4.55-bath. SD #18. MLS# 3099670. $2,950,000.

Garden City, NY 5-bedroom, 4.55-bath. SD #18. MLS# 3147916. $3,299,000.

Garden City, NY 7-bedroom, 6.5-bath. SD #18. MLS# 3138429. $3,750,000.

Garden City, NY 8-bedroom, 7.55-baths. SD #18. MLS# 3110238. $3,950,000.

Garden City, NY 6-bedroom, 4.55-bath. SD #18. MLS# 3113870. $4,175,000.

Garden City, NY 6-bedrooms, 6.55-baths. SD #18. MLS# 3127294. $4,995,000.

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Arthur Anderson

Rene Blair

Annmarie Bommarito

Jessica Brantuk

Laura Carroll

Ann Collins

Chelsea Costello

Patricia Costello

Patricia Dickson

Marilyn Frey

Mary Lo Galbo

Kathy Lucchesi

Susan MacDonald

Brigid Marmorowski

Athena Menoudakos

Matthew Minardi

Linda Mulrooney

Eileen O’Hara

Alexandra Parisi

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Mineola, NY 1-bedroom, 1-bath. SD# 10. MLS# 3153962. $299,000.

Hempstead, NY 3-bedroom, 1.5-bath. SD #1. MLS# 3142537. $549,000.

W. Hempstead, NY 3-bedroom, 1.5-bath. SD #27. MLS# 3138163. $569,000.

New Hyde Park, NY 4-bedroom, 1-bath. SD #16. MLS# 3143010. $599,000.

Hempstead, NY 3-bedroom, 2-bath. SD #1. MLS# 3115730. $618,000.

Oceanside, NY 4-bedroom, 2-bath. SD #11. MLS# 3118218. $638,000.

Williston Park, NY. 4-bedroom, 2-bath. SD #9. MLS# 3150296. $679,000.

Stewart Manor, NY 3-bedroom, 2-bath. SD #16. MLS# 3142646. $679,000.

Rockville Centre, NY 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath. SD #21. MLS# 3125759. $699,000.

Mineola, NY 4-bedroom, 1.55-bath. SD #10. MLS# 3146472. $749,000.

Floral Park, NY 5-bedroom, 3-bath. SD #22. MLS# 3143759. $779,500.

Floral Park, NY 3-bedroom, 2-bath. SD# 26. MLS# 3153138. $829,000.

Rockville Centre, NY 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath. SD #21. MLS# 3124613. $849,000.

Malverne, NY 5-bedroom, 3-bath. SD #12. MLS# 3138117. $998,000.

Wyndham Resale Office

Rentals

Patricia Costello, Patricia Dickson, Alfred Kohart, Mary Krener and Linda Mulrooney

111 Cherry Valley Ave, Unit 612W Garden City, NY 1-bedroom, 1.5-bath. SD# 18. MLS# 3153053. $4,200./mo.

Hempstead, NY 2-bedrooms, 2.5-baths. SD #1. MLS# 3140716. $3,800/mo.

Southampton, NY 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath. SD #6. MLS# 3068772. $1,595,000.

Garden City and Wyndham Resale Office 102 Seventh Street, Garden City, NY 516.248.6655 100 Hilton Ave, Unit M7 Garden City, NY 2-bedroom, 2.5-bath. SD #18. MLS# 3133383. $5,300/mo.

Susan Gillin

Brian Pryke

Lauren Grima

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

Daureen Hausser

Lynn Puccio

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Cecile Raoult

Fortune Heaney

111 Cherry Valley Ave, Unit 402 Garden City, NY 2-bedroom, 2.5-bath. SD #18. MLS# 3096567. $1,150,000.

Lisa Heaney

Kathleen Roberts

Kathleen Higdon

Julia Mastromauro Rosado

111 Cherry Valley Ave, Unit 803 Garden City, NY 2-bedroom, 2.5-bath. SD #18. MLS# 3137984. $1,249,000.

Alfred Kohart

Joseph Scianablo

Mary Krener

Jennifer Sullivan

Robert J. Krener

Cheryl Trimboli

Meredith Krug

Scott Wallace

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