2015-05-08

A GREAT HIT



Environmental Bd to clarify parkland designations



The future of the Franklin Court park property was on the mind of many folks in Garden City a week ago, as the Village Board of Trustees met on April 30 in a special executive session, with its stated objectives as “the possible acquisition of real property and to obtain legal advice” in an update on the village’s website. The […]

Keeping the “Garden” in Garden City



Trees, their varieties in Garden City, potential pests and problems as well as their future in suburban planning were the featured topic of the Environmental Advisory Board’s Wednesday, April 29 meeting. Kevin Ocker, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of Recreation and Cultural Affairs for the village, presented key facts, dollar figures and local resources for residents to turn to […]

New trees planned for Clinton / Stewart intersection



With the village’s traffic commission and the Eastern Property Owners Association talking about Nassau County’s proposed changes at the busy intersection of Stewart Avenue and Clinton Road, even an Environmental Advisory Board meeting in Garden City felt the impact of the tentative plan. Last week Kevin Ocker, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of Recreation and Cultural Affairs for the […]

A WORD FROM THE PUBLISHER

A beautiful new tradition

In this week’s issue we feature a story on page 64 about the first annual Garden City Spring Swing. We really like this article because it highlights the spirit of volunteerism that exists in Garden City. It’s a spirit that brought together groups from throughout the community to provide a memorable time for the children who play in the Challenger […]

High stakes testing



To the Editor: Re: High Stakes Testing – Educational Forum on Common Core; May 1, 2015 As long-term Garden City residents and parents with full appreciation for the excellence of its schools, we would like to applaud Dr. Peter Osroff for elucidating the truth of a “manufactured crisis” in high stakes educational testing. The crisis actually has two components: Common […]

Vote Yes on budget



To the Editor: We have read the letter to the editor from the Executive Committee of the Garden City PTA in the May 1, 2015 edition of this paper. We agree with the statements in the letter and applaud the PTA for their efforts in the budget process. We encourage all voters to vote yes on May 19, 2015 from […]

God bless all mothers



To the Editor: In today’s issue of The Garden City News, is a colorful, full-page, Mother’s Day Tribute to all mothers. This tribute is intended to express the sincere admiration we all have for mothers in their most sacred role in cooperating with God’s Divine Plan to nurture and protect all children born and pre-born. We recognize the special love […]

Garden City Belmont Festival set for June 5



Sammy the Bugler and his spirited “Call to the Post” will officially kick off this year’s annual Belmont Festival, which returns to Garden City on Friday evening, June 5, from 6-10 p.m. The event, now in its 18th year, draws thousands to Seventh Street on the eve of the running of the Belmont Stakes, which marks the third and final […]

Rosanne Cash to appear at Adelphi University Performing Art Center



Adelphi University’s Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) is pleased to announce that Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash and her band will be performing at AUPAC’s Concert Hall on Friday, May 15, at 7:30 p.m. The show, which is nearly sold out, celebrates the release of her acclaimed and most recent album The River and the Thread – a collection of original […]