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All Saints Regional Catholic School 18th Annual Fashion Show

Strike a pose! On Thursday, April 19, eighth-grade students from All Saints Regional Catholic School in Glen Cove showed off the latest spring styles at the school’s annual fashion show fundraiser.  Stepping into the sold-out event, held at Sans Souci in Sea Cliff, had the same glitz and glamour as most weddings, straight down to the men in tuxes. The event attracted 220 guests who were treated to a delicious three-course meal while enjoying views of the Long Island Sound.

This year’s celebrity model was Andrea Correale, owner of Elegant Affairs, the catering and event planning business based in Glen Cove, who told the audience a motivational story about her career path, stating that becoming successful requires a combination of knowing what you want to do, working hard at it and persevering to overcome any obstacles. She noted that she started her own business by renting out wait staff for private parties, and had 35 people working for her and around 500 clients by the time she finished college. For the students’ benefit, she emphasized the importance of finding something to be passionate about and sticking with it.

The fashion show held bittersweet memories for many of those in attendance, as this year’s show was dedicated to the memory of Debbie Orlando, a mother of two students who was always very involved in the show. According to her husband, Al, the annual fashion show was something she looked forward to every year, and was always excited to participate in. Her two daughters, Briana and Jacqueline, were able to model clothing for the first time this year, escorted by their father. The dedication was marked by an abundance of kind written sentiments about Debbie in the journal as well as spoken words at the start of show.

On the runway, more than 30 models strutted their stuff, with parents escorting most of the students. The men were dressed in tuxedos provided by Victor Talbot, and all of the women’s fashions were provided by Annie Sez of Glen Cove and Locust Valley shops Ooh La Shop, Pomponner and Worth Repeating. Norma Iona of Parragon Salon in Greenvale did the make-up for the models, and the bulk of the jewelry was provided by Lia Sophia. Guests danced to the music provided by Party with ESPO and all of the photography services were donated by Gold Coast Productions.

Rosemarie Sherry, the fashion and model coordinator, said, “It was a night that the community came together for, providing their goods and services for the good of our children and school; all rose to the occasion, from the students and parents to local businesses. Along with chairpersons Maria Messineo and Lynda Capobianco, many women gave endless time and effort to wrap the gift baskets and coordinate the details. All in all, the success of the evening was due to the volunteer efforts of so many that truly brought together family and businesses to support a very worthwhile cause.  That is the spirit of a family community, and being part of All Saints Regional Catholic School.”

News

In order to meet the necessary budget requirements, the Glen Cove School District will reduce school staff members, starting in the 2014-15 school year. One administrative staff member and nine instructional staff members will be let go, according to Superintendent

Maria Rianna’s report at the Monday night school board meeting. Staff reductions will also be made to teaching assistants, school monitors, substitute teachers and custodial and maintenance workers. The total savings for the district is $1,227,669.

 

As of March 31, revenues for the district total $79,281,428. The revenues include the tax levy ($64,780,719),  P.I.L.O.T.s ($1,908,060), tax on consumer utility bills ($1,250,000)n use of reserves ($1,250,000), State Aid ($8,751,799), all other revenues ($635,850) and appropriation of unassigned fund balance ($750,000).

 

The total appropriations for the district are $80,509,097 and revenues are $79,281,428 with a budget gap of $1,227,669.

 It has been five years since a particularly heavy rainfall closed all the beaches in Glen Cove including Crescent Beach. As per Nassau County Department of Health standards, beaches are ordered closed after heavy rainfall because of storm water runoff that adversely affects bacteria levels at local beaches. Typically, bacteria levels subside within a day or so, allowing for the beaches to be reopened. This was not the way it went with one popular beach after the June 2009 rain storm.

 

“Unfortunately, this was not the case with Crescent Beach,” said Glen Cove Parks & Recreation Director, Darcy Belyea, at last Wednesday night’s public forum at Glen Cove City Hall. “Elevated levels of microbiological contamination continued to be found in the bathing water months after the heavy rain and recent samples show they are still elevated today.”

 

Belyea was one of a number of panelists at the public forum, which included Glen Cove Mayor Reginald Spinello, City Attorney Charles McQuair, Director of the Hempstead Harbor Protection Committee Eric Swenson and representatives from the Nassau County Department of Health. 


Sports

 

Glen Cove High School players, from left, Tajah Garner, Dejon Taylor, Manny Sican, and Ralik Jackson, after the Long Island Colts u18’s team vs. St. Anthony’s at Robert Finley Middle School last week. Touchdown ‘tries’ by Garner, Taylor and Sican.


The third- and fourth-grade Knights took to the road last weekend as they faced off against Jericho early Sunday morning, April 6.  Jericho’s teamwork and hustle brought down the Knights by a final score of 5 – 0.  The early game may have been a factor as the boys started to play better and more like a team as the game went on.  Once again, goalie Tyler Shea played outstanding in goal and was relieved by Christian Maiorano, who did just as well in the second half.  Andrew Guster played solid defense in the loss.


Calendar

Eggstravaganza - April 16

Live Music - April 16

Community Easter Egg Hunt - April 19


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