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.
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.