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Music Talent Competition Winners Announced

Morgan Park Summer Music Festival recently held its annual Young Performers Talent Competition at St. Patrick’s Parish Hall in Glen Cove.  Fifteen very talented vocalists and instrumentalists played and sang before four judges.

The 2013 competition winner is the vocal duet of Alyssa DeGuzman, age 18, of Roslyn Heights and Deena Hower, age 23, of New Hyde Park.  The winners studied with Jaisook Jin at Manhasset School of Music.  Alyssa currently attends Adelphi University where she is a Music Vocal Performance major.  She plans to obtain her Masters in Music Education.  Deena attended Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam.  She is currently pursuing her Masters at Brooklyn College.

 

The junior winner is Jasmine Galante, age 13, from Roslyn.  She is a seventh- grader at Roslyn Middle School.  This talented young pianist is the winner of the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition and American Protage International Piano and String Competition.

This year’s pop winner is Patrick Wilhelm, age 16, of Locust Valley.  Patrick attends Locust Valley High School and pursues his music talent at Stella Adler Acting Conservatory.

The public will have an opportunity to hear these very talented competition winners in Morgan Park on Sunday, July 14 at 7:30 pm.  All are welcome to attend.

Morgan Park Summer Music Festival thanks Jill Weissman, Fran Howlett, Linda Hochberg and Sally Zweibach for judging the competition this year.  All of the judges were impressed with the caliber of this year’s participants.  They noted that it was difficult to choose from among so many talented and gifted young people who clearly worked very hard to prepare for this audition.  The judges hope that a good crowd comes out on July 14 to hear these exciting young performers.  The festival also thanks Stacey Sunshine for her many years organizing the competition and St. Patrick’s Church for providing a venue for the auditions.

Morgan Park Summer Music Festival is a not-for-profit organization, administered by an all-volunteer team. No taxpayer money is used or requested for these concerts. Our seasons of professional, family-oriented performances are funded entirely through tax-deductible contributions.

News

The Chamber of Commerce aims to serve its businesses and last week, many of those members came out to show their support at the office grand opening. The Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce celebrated its new location with a grand opening party and ribbon cutting ceremony last week, with about 40 people in attendance to enjoy the occasion of its latest move to 264 Glen St. in Glen Cove.

 

“The Chamber of Commerce is a very active part of the community,” said Mayor Reginald Spinello at the grand opening. “This location gives it nice exposure as a lot of people and businesses are coming through Glen Cove. I want to thank the members for their hard work and dedication.”

So Vintage, on School Street in Glen Cove, has been giving Glen Cove a taste of the vintage lifestyle since mid-November of last year. They specialize in refurbishing Art Deco, mid-century modern, and industrial furnishings, lightings and accessories.

 

Patricia Holman and Jack Ricotta, co-owners of the store, gained an interest in these vintage items when Holman started refurbishing pieces from the 1890s.


Sports

LI-Kick, the co-ed adult kickball league based in Glen Cove, was formed a little over one year ago and is already making a name for itself on the competitive kickball circuit.  On Saturday, July 12, the league sent two teams to McCarren Park in Greenpoint to compete in a national kickball competition sponsored by Brooklyn Kickball. Teams came from as far away as Toronto, Portland and Atlanta. LI-

Kick was the only league from Long Island to participate. 

Three members of the Glen Cove Big Red Boys Lacrosse Team were honored at the Nassau County Lacrosse Coaches Association Dinner on June 11.

Pictured are Ryan Perkins, Sean Peet and  Phil Grella, who were awarded for both their play on the field and their work in the classroom. Ryan was named to the All-County Honorable Mention Team, Sean and Phil were named to the All-Conference Team. All three also received Academic All-Conference standing for their work in the classroom.



Calendar

St. Rocco's Feast - July 30

US Women's Amateur Championship - August 1

Historical  Museum Renaming - August 3


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