The Five Things You Need to Know Aug. 17:
1. Mayor's Message: Find out what Mayor Don Brudie has to say this week when his Mayor's Message goes live at 8 a.m.
2. Calagero's: Did the Garden City board of trustees grant final site plan approval to Calagero's, enabling them to expand the restaurant into 923 Franklin Avenue, former home of Garden City Galleries? Find out later today on Patch.
3. Cell Phones for Soldiers: The Garden City Police Department is collecting used mobile phones, which are then donated to the “Cell Phones for Soldiers” program. If you have a used mobile phone that you wish to donate, stop by the Garden City Police Department and visit www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com.
4. Women of Distinction: Find out who from Garden City was honored by Assemblyman Tom McKevitt as a 2012 Woman of Distinction here.
5. Facebook: Help Garden City Patch reach 1,000 Facebook fans by year's end here.