2008-05-23

School Board Examines College-Level Programs



By Stephanie Mariel Petrellese The focus was on two distinguished college-level programs, Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate, on Monday evening as the Garden City Board of Education and public listened to a presentation led by Dr. Teresa Prendergast, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, and Dr. Adele Bacotti, Garden City High School assistant principal. The AB/IB Committee, co-chaired by Drs. […]

A Memorial Day Invitation



The Garden City American Legion, William Bradford Turner Post 265, has scheduled two significant events to commemorate Memorial Day on Monday, May 26th. The day’s activities will begin at 9:00 AM with a non-denominational service at the Cathedral of the Incarnation. A Parade thru the Village of Garden City will step off at 10:00 AM from Cherry Valley Avenue and […]

School Budget Approved



The Garden City School District’s $94,505,801 budget was approved in voting Tuesday by a 1,057 to 786 margin. The new budget will have a 4.49% increase. The average homeowner will pay a 4.55% increase in school taxes. Angela Heineman was elected to the Board of Education in an unopposed race.

School District Honored



By Stephanie Mariel Petrellese For the fourth year in a row, the Garden City School District has been recognized by the New York State Dept. of Education as “High Performing/Gap Closing,” announced Superintendent Dr. Robert Feirsen at the May 19th meeting of the Garden City Board of Education. In addition, Stratford, Stewart and the Garden City Middle School were recognized […]

Historical Society Flea Market



The Garden City Historical Society will hold its third annual A.T. Stewart Flea Market on Saturday, June 7, on the property of the Historical Society Museum, 109 Eleventh Street. The Society’s A.T. Stewart Exchange will also be open for business during the Flea Market hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vendors and homeowners are welcome. Early outside setup for Flea […]

GC Gymnast Makes Nationals



Alexandra de Moura competed in the 2008 USAG Junior Olympic National Championships held on May 17, 2008. She represented the North East United States. Alexandra scored a 9.500 on floor exercise ranking her 8 th in the country in her age group. Other scores included a 9.025 on vault, 9.175 on beam and 9.025 on uneven bars. Her total score […]

Belmont Festival June 6th



The annual Garden City Belmont Festival celebrating the running of the third leg of the Triple Crown – the 140th Belmont Stakes will be held on Friday, June 6. This year’s edition of the “Test of the Champion” may be an historic one as Big Brown comes to town on Saturday, June 7 in an attempt to become Thoroughbred racing’s […]

Waldorf Families Enjoy Annual Spring Festival



On Sunday, May 4 the Waldorf School of Garden City held their annual Spring Festival. Organized by the school’s Parents Association and Faculty Festival Committee, families and friends of the school admiring a beautiful afternoon on the beautiful school grounds while enjoying picnic lunches. The school’s Admissions Office also hosted an Open House along with an exhibit of student work-in-progress. […]

GC Students Triumph At Sprachfest



Garden City placed first in 19 of a total of 31 events at this year’s annual Sprachfest. The 20th annual German Language competition was co-hosted by language teachers Judith Hecker and Susan Weber at Garden City High School on March 15. Sponsored and created by members of the Long Island Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German, the […]

100th Anniversary Of LIRR Electrification



By The KBS Micro History Team, research by KC Hesterberg This Memorial Day, Garden City and the other communities along the LIRR’s Hempstead line will commemorate the centennial of the electrification of the Hempstead line one hundred years ago. The LIRR carries over 282,000 people daily and the majority move on electric-powered trains. But this has not always been the […]