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.
Saturday, 18 October 2014 00:00
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.”
Friday, 17 October 2014 00:00
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.
Thursday, 16 October 2014 00:00
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.
Thursday, 16 October 2014 00:00
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!”