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Large Turnout At Tag Sale

The Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club’s Annual Club Closet Tag Sale, held this year on April 12, 13 and 14, was a great success, providing much needed additional funding for the many programs the club provides.  Bicycles, rugs, handbags, lamps and holiday decorations, all donated by members of the community, were among the many popular items that were for sale. This year, in partnership with the Worth Repeating consignment shop in Locust Valley, a new clothing boutique section was added as well.

 

Betsy Gibbs, owner of Worth Repeating and chairperson of this year’s Club Closet Tag Sale said, “Melissa Rhodes and her staff, the board members and many volunteers all worked very hard to make the event a success.”  

 

“The sale’s success is directly attributable to a trifecta of support,” said Executive Director Melissa Rhodes.  “The wonderful donations we receive from members in the community, the tireless energy of our volunteers and the many customers who come out over the weekend to shop all play an integral part in the success of this event.  Without any one sector, we would not be able to achieve our goal –to raise significant dollars to support the many programs and services we offer to the children of Glen Cove.”

 

Board members Christine Pell and Aimee Eberle were among the volunteers who manned the checkout table on Saturday.  Pell remarked, “There has been a steady stream of traffic all day.” 

 

Deborah Brisbane, board president, was pleased with the large turnout.  “This event,” she said, “brings the community into the club and gives us an opportunity to tell them all about what the club does.”

 

Since 1903 the Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club at Lincoln House has been providing a safe and caring environment for young people in Glen Cove. The Club provides services to more than 700 youth, ages 6-18, by offering a variety of after school and summer programs all designed to enhance learning and promote self-esteem.  Each day during the school year 120 children attend the after-school program at the Club where they receive homework help and engage in numerous recreational and social activities. 

 

To learn more about the Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club and how you can help support the club, call Melissa Rhodes, executive director, at 671-8030 or visit www.glencovebgc.org. 

News

Local residents were out in full force at Thursday night’s zoning board meeting at Glen Cove City Hall in opposition of a new 7-11 convenience store that is set to be built at the corner of 4th Street and Cedar Swamp Road. According to Stuart Grossman, chairman of the Zoning Board, the meeting was officially supposed to be focused on sign variances for the new store, but residents wanted to make sure their voices were heard.

New York State Assemblyman and Frost Pond Road resident Michael Montesano said that he hopes the board will deny the application for the new 7-11 because of the traffic impact and light pollution the new store will create.

If you missed the 6th annual champagne party at Coe Hall in Planting Fields, put it on your calendar for next year, because this is the party of the summer. A total of 175 guests attended, many in costume, a new addition to the popular event. The always ebullient Henry Joyce, executive director of Planting Fields Foundation, greeted his guests with his date, Daphne, a 3-month-old long-haired Dachshund, who is a companion for his Great Dane, Lucy.

“This is a splendid event to celebrate Coe Hall and Planting Fields; everything looks so wonderful in the summer,” said Joyce. “The gardens are glorious and we have a new exhibition to celebrate and it’s just so lovely to be out here in these gardens.”


Sports

The Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD) is holding its 34th Annual R. Brinkley Smithers Golf Invitational, a charity tournament, on Monday, Sept. 22, at The Creek and Piping Rock Clubs in Locust Valley.

This year, LICADD will have Kristin Thorne, Emmy Award Winning WABC-TV news reporter and personality joining them as Emcee and Auctioneer. The live auction boasts playing opportunities at some of the country’s top golf courses, along with dozens of silent auction and raffle prizes to please the most discriminating of tastes.

All athletes interested in putting their bodies to the ultimate test can hop on over to Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay, which will once again be the site of Long Island’s premiere multisport event – the 27th annual Runner’s Edge - Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon on Saturday, Aug. 23, and the Runner’s Edge – Town of Oyster Bay Junior Triathlon for youngsters ages 8-13 on Sunday, Aug. 24. 

 

The Saturday main event is a “sprint” triathlon, which consists of a half-mile swim in Oyster Bay harbor, a one loop 15 kilometer bike ride over hill and dale through beautiful Oyster Bay, Oyster Bay Cove and Laurel Hollow, and a 5 kilometer run through Mill Neck and Brookville, “up” to Planting Fields Arboretum and “down”to the finish at back at  Roosevelt  Park.


Calendar

Zumba-Thon Fundraiser

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Live Music

Wednesday, Aug. 27

School Supply Program

Saturday, Aug. 30



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