District Braces For Possible Mid-Year Budget Cuts



By Stephanie Mariel Petrellese Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert Feirsen ended the November 12th work session of the Garden City Board of Education on a gloomy note as he announced what had been widely reported by the media that day: Gov. David A. Paterson has proposed a cut of $585 million from state aid for public schools in an effort […]

Operation Wounded Warrior Continues



Garden City Volunteer Firefighters, under the direction of Chief James Meehan, are once again co-sponsoring Operation Wounded Warrior this year with area volunteer fire departments. Operation Wounded Warrior will be on the road again and will travel to deliver Christmas & Holiday Care Package Items to soldiers wounded in combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The care packages will be […]

Committee Explains St. Paul’s Building Options



Members of the Public Information Committee of the Board of Trustees, Nicholas Episcopia, chair, and Robert Rothschild, approved this report. Trustee Donald Brudie did not. Contrary to several comments recently heard, the Board of Trustees has made no decision to accept the AvalonBay proposal as it appears in the Mayor’s Committee July, 2008 Summary Report, or with the enhancements offered […]

School Board Focuses On Co-Teaching



By Stephanie Mariel Petrellese The Garden City Board of Education listened to an update on co-teaching at their November 12th work session. The evening began with a definition: “integrated co-teaching services means the provision of specially designed instruction and academic instruction provided to a group of disabled and non-disabled students.” Two teachers, one who concentrates on general education and one […]

WPOA Trustee Applicants; Resident St. Paul’s Survey



The Western Property Owners Association (WPOA) alerts Western residents to two important issues-the selection of a candidate for trustee from the West and AvalonBay’s plan for development of Village property at the St. Paul’s complex. The WPOA seeks applicants for the position of Village Trustee, a two-year term that begins in April 2009. Any resident of the Western Section of […]

Candlelight House Tour



Twigs of Winthrop University Hospital Women’s Auxiliary heralds the arrival this weekend of its 34th Annual Golden Goose Gala Candlelight House Tour and Holiday Shopping Boutique. The Candlelight House Tour will be held on Friday, November 21st, from 4 to 7:45 pm. Twigs invites you to tour breathtaking Garden City homes festively adorned for the coming holiday season. Tickets for […]

AHRC Christmas Luncheon



On December 9 in the grand ballroom of the Garden City Hotel, Sasha and Ola, professional dancers at Ballroom Legacy, will entertain as Garden City AHRC celebrates its 45th gala annual Christmas luncheon. The excitement begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Terrace Room with cocktails and boutique shopping. Luncheon and the dance program follow in the grand ballroom at 12:30 […]

Jewelry Making & Design For Adults



Ofra Levin, founder of Ofra Jewels, studied jewelry design at The Fashion Institute of Technology and worked in the Diamond District in NYC. She will instruct you on making your own earrings with semi-precious stones. With the holidays right around the corner, what a thoughtful and personal gift idea!. This class will be held at The Garden City Public Library […]

Christmas Concert & Brunch



Gloria Christi and Timothy Brown, longtime Music Ministry team at the Church of Saint Anne, Garden City, will host “The Magic of Christmas Concert and Brunch” for family and friends at The Sandcastle in Franklin Square on Sunday, Dec. 7 from 1:00 to 4:30 P.M. Tickets for adults are $69.95 each or $64.95 each for 12 or more. Children (6-12) […]

Thanksgiving Dinners Needed



The St. John’s Kenyan Children’s Foundation is looking for generous donors to provide Thanksgiving Dinners to the neediest families at Fr. Gabriel Muteru’s parish, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary. If you are interested in donating a basket or shopping bag with all the items necessary to prepare a dinner on this special holiday, please email Kathy Billanti at kob322@optonline.net […]