2006-05-04

Board Scrambles ToLower Budget



In a world where gas prices are soaring to record levels and the cost of living on Long Island continues to climb, administrators from the Garden City School District did a last-minute scramble to ease residents’ tax burden by lowering the proposed budget. The Garden City School District announced the lowest budget-to-budget increase residents have seen in six years at […]

Girl Scout Troop 1543At The Bird Sanctuary



Troop Leader Pat Spencer was stuck. Her planned girl scout troop meeting at Hemlock got cancelled and she needed an alternate site. Things worked out well, and Girl Scout Troop 1543 arranged a visit with Rob Alvey at the Garden City Bird Sanctuary on Monday May1. The flowers were in full bloom, and the newly dedicated butterfly garden had additional […]

SEPTA Spring Festival May 5



S.E.P.T.A.’s Spring Festival will be held on Seventh Street from 4PM to 8PM. Don’t miss out on our High School and Middle School musical groups including Wind, Instrumental and Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, and Festival Chorus will be performing. The music performances begin at 4:00 PM. Our DJ and master of ceremonies Larry Blass will entertain you. Some activities […]

Important School Budget Dates



Please mark your calendar with the following dates for the school budget vote. Budget information is on the district Web site at www.gardencity.k12.ny.us. Monday, May 8, 8:15 p.m. Public hearing High school cafeteria Tuesday, May 9, 4-10 p.m. Voter registration High school cafeteria Tuesday, May 16, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Budget vote High school gymnasium May 16th is also […]

Newsday Information Incorrect



In the May 1st issue of Nwesday, budget increases and tax levies for Long Island school districts were reported. The figure was incorrect for Garden City. Subsequent to the filing of the property tax report card, upon which Newsday’s figures were based, Garden City reduced its numbers as follows: the budget to budget increase is 5.39 percent; the tax levy […]

A Very Seniors Celebration Is Set



The big birthday party for members who hit the 85, 90 and 95-year mark will be held Monday, May 8th at the Senior Recreation Center. The affair will get underway at 12 p.m. and 17 members are expected to be honored. The honorees will not be dunned the normal in-house affair tab of $8.00. All honorees have been notified and […]

Learn About The Creative Process



In the spirit of the spring season watch professional watercolorist Lisa Fazio, demonstrate a fresh and exciting watercolor in her signature bold and bright colors. “Most of my demonstrations spark the imagination of my audience and they walk away with wanting to learn more about the process. This is a great opportunity for beginners and intermediate artist’s to loosen up […]

St. Anne’s Church Mother’s Day Collection



Saint Anne’s Church is sponsoring a drive to collect gifts for mothers who are faced with serious challenges. This social ministry effort will take the items donated and create individual gift bags with Mother’s Day messages. The bags will be delivered to Nassau County shelters that support mothers and children in crisis who may be victims of abuse, homeless, or […]

“The Beauty Of Mother”



An artistic tribute to the “most important people on earth” will be held on Saturday, May 6 at 8 p.m. at Sunflower Fine Art Galleries, located at 172 Seventh Street in Garden City. The evening will feature paintings and limited edition graphics by Garden City artist Lillian Forziat and a wine and cheese reception. A portion of the proceeds from […]

Larocca To Serve As Chairman



The Mental Health Association of Nassau County (MHA) has announced that Garden City resident Robert F. Larocca, Executive Vice President, Sterling & Sterling, Inc., will Chair its 2nd annual “Charity Golf Classic & Casino Night.” The event is scheduled for Monday, May 22, at the prestigious Fresh Meadow Country Club in Great Neck. Mr. Larocca welcomes Co-Honorees Louis J. Biscotti, […]