Congratulations to the GCHS Boys Football Team: Congratulations to the Garden City High School boys football team for winning its fourth Nassau II title in a row. The three-time defending Nassau II champions defeated their opponent Wantagh High School by a score of 21-17 on Sunday at Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium.
Garden City will face the Riverhead Blue Waves at noon on Saturday for the Class II Long Island championship at Stony Brook University’s Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. On behalf of the board of trustees, I would like to wish them good luck.
Traditional Christmas Tree Lighting Sunday: On Sunday, the Garden City Chamber of Commerce will sponsor its 58th village tree lighting ceremony, beginning promptly at 3:30 p.m. on the Village Green (corner of Stewart and Hilton Avenues).
This year's program once again is sponsored by Astoria Federal Savings and will feature the Garden City High School Vocal Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Stephen Mayo, playing a medley of holiday music. Also featured will be the Fivestone Contemporary Rock Band well known for their performances at past spring Belmont Festivals and Chamber Fall Festival street fairs. They will be performing special renditions of familiar holiday tunes. As always, “Kingsley Bear,” King’s Supermarket mascot, will be on hand to pose with the little ones. The Garden City Volunteer Fire Department will deliver Santa Claus and hot chocolate will be provided to everyone.
Please bring your entire family to welcome Santa and the holiday season.
Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule: The next regularly scheduled board of trustees meetings that will be held in December are on Dec. 6 and Dec. 20. I encourage all residents to attend board of trustees meetings so as to be thoroughly informed of village issues from a first-hand perspective.
S.T.O.P. Program: The Town of Hempstead Sanitation Department will conduct its monthly S.T.O.P. (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) program on Sunday. The program, which is held at various locations throughout the Town of Hempstead, will make hazardous waste facilities accessible to as many residents as possible.
This Sunday’s program will be held at Eisenhower Park, Parking Field 3, in East Meadow. Take Hempstead Turnpike, to Park Boulevard, which will take you through the center of Eisenhower Park and follow the signs to Field 3. The hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Under the S.T.O.P. program, residents are able to take polluting materials to the facility and have them disposed of by a registered professional disposal company, free of charge. The facility will not accept the following materials: ammunition, explosives, fireworks, infectious or medical waste, propane or oxygen tanks, radioactive materials, unlabeled materials and fire extinguishers. Non-conforming or damaged propane tanks can be returned to the establishment that refills your grill tanks.