2004-10-22

Superintendent Announces Retirement



Superintendent Dr. Stephen Leitman formally announced at the October 18th Garden City Board of Education meeting that he will be retiring on July 31st. His voice often choking with emotion, Dr. Leitman said he feels fortunate to end his 40-year career in education in the Garden City School District. Dr. Leitman, 63, who has spent nine years as district superintendent, […]

Chamber Holds Welcoming Ribbon Cuttings



Over this past year, there has been an influx of new businesses opening on both Franklin Avenue and Seventh Street, with several more openings about to take place. The Garden City Chamber of Commerce has held ribbon cutting ceremonies to celebrate the openings and re-openings of five new establishments in the central business district. They are B.K. Sweeney’s Uptown Grille; […]

Hannon To Conduct Investigation Into Flu Vaccine Price Gouging



Senator Kemp Hannon (R-C, Garden City), Chairman of the Senate Health Committee, today said he will immediately hold a public hearing and undertake an investigation into price gouging and profiteering by suppliers attempting to cash in on the shortage of flu vaccine. Senator Hannon will also review the process for manufacturing and distributing the vaccine that resulted in the current […]

Hearing Monday For Sex Offender



A Risk Assessment Hearing will be held on Monday, October 25th in the case of Garden City resident Kevin Cloherty, a convicted Level 2 sex offender. Cloherty, who served the maximum term of four years in an Elmira prison after being convicted of attempted sodomy of a teenage boy was released on bail in August after being arrested for trespassing […]

Goalbusters Meet With Glory



The Goalbusters, a GU-12 Division II soccer team met with the Cold Spring Harbor Glory on Saturday, October 16, 2004 at St. Paul’s Field. The weather was sunny with large dark clouds and cool temperatures. As usual at St. Paul’s Field there was a crosswind during the game. Both squads had to deal with these winds which could help or […]

Village Sports



REGISTRATION FOR SENIOR FLU SHOT PROGRAM CANCELLED As of 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, October 14, 2004, the Nassau County Office of Senior Citizens Affairs has cancelled their flu immunization program. Therefore, the Garden City Recreation Department will not be providing flu shots on November 16th. The Nassau County Office has suggested that all seniors should keep checking with their private […]

Varsity Girls Swimming And Diving Add Two More Wins



With only for meets left in the season, and the toughest competition yet to come. The Garden City High School Girls Varsity Swimming And Diving Team took down the teams from Farmingdale High School and Sewanaka last week. Undefeated (7-0) and unchallenged, these defending County Champions have overwhelmed their opponents thus far, but expect some serious rivalry in the two […]

Garden City Rams Boys Lacrosse Registration



Registration for the 2005 boys season will be held from October 1st to November 15th at Olympic Den, 676 Dogwood Avenue in Franklin Square on Monday thru Saturday from 10:00am – 6:00pm. Dogwood Avenue runs west off of Nassau Boulevard just south of Hempstead Turnpike. Their phone number is 486-0975. **FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, WE WILL BE HOLDING A WALK-IN REGISTRATION […]

Blizzards Play Home Opener



The Garden City Centennial U-12 Blizzards played their home opener last Saturday against the Hewlett Lawrence Blue Chips. A cool and brisk day made for excellent conditions to watch an exciting soccer match. The game started with the Blue Chips trying to dictate a slow paced match. On the other side, the Blizzards were looking to use their speed. This […]

GC Soccer – Players Of The Week



Kindergarten Girls Emeralds: Alexandra Rudolph, Elizabeth Scott, Shannon Sproul, Emmanuelle Pipitone Stingers: Julia Gavalas, Christina Sclafani, Caroline Vesnaver Blue Dolphins: Meredith Aneser, Erin Mullahey, Meegan Aneser Butterflies: Julia Giordano, Sabrina Balsamo, Elizabeth Strysko Dolphins: Melissa Paxton, Mia Minuto, Danielle Mistretta Blue Skies: Emily Rea, Allie Reifler, Andrea Laisure Orange Crush Fast Cheetah Cool Superstars: Maggie Emmert, Meghan Seel, Annie Crowley […]