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.”
Saturday, 01 March 2014 00:00
The second meeting of the Powers Chemco property site at Glen Cove City Hall last Thursday night focused on health concerns in the surrounding area. Spokesmen from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Department of Health (DOH) and other environmental experts discussed the extent of the contaminated soil and water at the site. It was a continued discussion on the proposed clean-up of the State Superfund site, which was formerly occupied by the Columbia Ribbon and Carbon
Manufacturing Company, and now located within the 15-acre Konica Minolta property.
“After careful studies, we found that the contaminated soil and water table poses no threat to nearby residences,” said Nathan Epler, a hydrogeologist from the environmental consulting and management firm Roux Associates.
Friday, 28 February 2014 00:00
The Glen Cove Council of PTAs will be holding its Annual Community Scholarship Fund Event at the Swan Club on Sunday, March 9, at 11:30 a.m. The Glen Cove Community Scholarship Fund was founded in 1958, and it annually administers funds in the form of scholarships to deserving Glen Cove High School seniors. All proceeds from this event will be donated to this fund. The event will feature a performance by the High School Jazz Band and a basket raffle. This year’s honorees are Nomi Rosen, Dr. Michael Israel, Rosemarie Sekelsky, Brittney Frank Rifkind, Suzanne Anderson and Mary Murphy.
Thursday, 27 February 2014 00:00
The North Shore High School swimming team completed its season with high honors this year. Both the men’s and women’s teams have qualified individual athletes for all-conference and all-county championship competitions.
Coach Samara Weitz has also been honored with the Nassau County Coach of the Year award—motivating many of her athletes to succeed throughout the season, including senior Kristen Stanis.
“She made sure I was working hard, but also having fun,” Stanis said. “She taught me how to balance work and play and how it’s important to maintain it.”
Thursday, 20 February 2014 00:00
It was all fun and games at the fourth annual Winter Classic Hockey tournament at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center in Bethpage on Saturday, Feb. 8. Young adults and kids of all ages from the Long Island Blues Hockey team faced off against three other teams in the event that gives individuals with special needs the opportunity to play ice hockey in an accommodating setting.
Michael Russo, founder of the Long Island Blues team, said he started the program 10 years ago so his son, Nicholas, who has autism, could play hockey.