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City Pays Tribute To Seniors

Glen Cove’s Senior Recognition Day honors the elders of the community

Village Square played host to Glen Cove’s Sixth Annual Senior Recognition day last Saturday, an event that attracted more than 100 people to the city’s downtown area. With the blazing sun, attendees were able to keep cool with Rita’s Ice and take in the sounds of jazz from the Les Stanco Group and the singing of the Golden Voices Choral from the Glen Cove Senior Center.

Along with Mayor Ralph V. Suozzi and members of the Glen Cove City Council, New York State Assemblyman Charles Lavine and Congressman Steve Israel both attended the afternoon’s ceremony to recognize seniors.

“Seniors have made enough sacrifices in their lifetimes,” Congressman Israel said, noting the rising costs of Medicare and prescription medications. “They should not have to make any more. It’s time to give them a break.”

Adrian Hersey was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions over the years and Dominic Pascucci with the Volunteer Award. Several local centenarians were also recognized.

The event sponsors included the City of Glen Cove, the Glen Cove Senior Center, the Downtown BID, and the city’s assisted living and nursing care facilities. All proceeds from the event benefit the Glen Cove Sage Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing services for the senior community.

News

If Heather Lehrman is not yet a familiar face to local pet owners, her name is likely to soon become a household name to dog lovers and families with young children, as her children’s book, Bullied at the Dog Park, was released this week. The book is based on a real-life incident with her own dog, Herbie, and fans will have a chance to meet her and Herbie at a book signing at Petco in Glen Cove on Saturday, Oct. 25.

 

“I wanted to help get the message out in my own way about the effects of bullying,” says Lehrman, a resident of Great Neck. “This book teaches children valuable lessons about treating all dogs (and people) with respect, and the importance of simple kindness.”

It was Dec. 31, 1999, the last day of the 20th century, and Florence Dolling was preparing an elaborate Thai dinner for a New Year’s Eve celebration in her home in Glen Cove when the phone rang.  It was her doctor reporting that, “Yes, it was breast cancer.” She kept on cooking, attempting to retain as much normalcy as she could muster, knowing that, with the new millennium, there would certainly come change.

 

“I wore a red strapless bustier for the party because I thought I was saying goodbye to the ‘girls’,” she says. “My husband, my sense of humor, and my friends, helped me get through that night,” she recalls.


Sports

On Tuesday, Oct. 7, the Glen Cove Finley Middle School opened their football season with a home game against Thompson Middle School. The game opened with the Glen Cove offense going on a nice drive, which saw quarterback Mike Vaughan score on a 30-yard touchdown run. 

Six North Shore High School athletes competed in the 2014 JCC Maccabi Games and led the New York Delegation to victory, winning gold. The students included Jacob Abramowitz, Brett Bennett, Drew Jacklin, Ben Lerner, Josh Mandell, and Ben Saltzman. The Maccabi Games is a week-long Olympic tournament for Jewish teenage athletes, ages 14-16 years old. It is held in numerous venues across the United States. 

 

Bennett proudly said, “Competing in the Maccabi Games was a unique and thrilling experience for me. It not only was a highly competitive basketball tournament, but it also emphasized the importance of building strong values such as good sportsmanship, leadership, team unity, compassion and respect.

This, for me, was an experience of a lifetime!” 


Calendar

PTA Meeting - October 15

Live Music - October 16

Wine Tasting - October 17


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