In memory of “Sweet Nicholas” Pedone, the Glen Cove City Council declared Aug. 30 to be Nicholas Pedone Day at last week’s meeting. Pedone died in May after a months-long battle with neuroblastoma, a rare form of childhood cancer. He would have turned 8 years old on Aug. 30.
“I didn’t know how great of a community this was” until Nicholas’ diagnosis, said Josephine Pedone, Nicholas’ mother. “We recognize all of your efforts and now it’s our time to give back.”
She said they are setting up a foundation in Nicholas’ name and will offer two scholarships in his name.
Nicholas was diagnosed with neuroblastoma last fall, and in the months following, the community pulled together on several occasions to help raise money for his medical bills. In
April, a 5K run was held at the Glen Cove High School, a run that the Pedones and the city plan to continue on an annual basis. Mayor Suozzi presented a citation to parents
Josephine and Nicholas Pedone.
“We will do anything we can to keep his memory alive...it’s our time to pay it forward,” said Josephine.
The city also declared the month of September will be observed as Childhood Cancer Awareness month, a trend that is gaining popularity around the nation. The objective of
Childhood Cancer Awareness month is to help raise funds for research and offer support for families while raising awareness of the types of cancers that largely affect children, according to the American Childhood Cancer Organization. Mayor Suozzi said that based on a suggestion of a resident, he felt it was important for the city to observe the month.
The resolutions passed unanimously, with several councilmen adding their thoughts.
“He will be missed,” said Councilman Anthony Gallo, Jr.
Councilman Tim Tenke also noted how special Nicholas was, adding, “What’s more important here is to remember what still needs to be done.”
Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00
Carle Place High School Student Organization officers and selected class officers attended a three-day leadership conference in Buffalo recently. The weekend, which started with a trip to Niagara Falls, was part of the New York State Council on Leadership and Student Activities 2013 State Conference.
“The conference was an invaluable experience for the student leaders,” said Erika Fallik, Carle Place Student Organization adviser. “It provided an opportunity to gain valuable information on project planning, community service ideas and projects, team building and fundraising ideas. It was also a great venue to network with student leaders throughout New York State.”
Friday, 13 December 2013 00:00
Residents of the North Shore School District approved a $19.6 million infrastructure bond referendum last week to finance key repairs on a long-term basis in the district’s buildings. The vote was held Tuesday, Dec. 3; homeowners are not expected to see any increase in property taxes as a result of the bond, since the district plans to phase in payments as older bonds are paid off and phased out.
Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00
The Midget Cardinals team has brought home the Super Bowl trophy with a 14 – 6 win over Brentwood.
Even with the temperatures below freezing and the wind making it worse – the stands were packed with the Cardinals fans cheering on the Midgets as they played against Brentwood for the Division 1 Championship title game.
Glen Cove Cardinals started out strong and the second play of the game Damon Garner Jr. ran 65 yards to score a touchdown. Mario Fischetti ran and scored the extra point. Then it was the defenses turn to show all they had by not letting Brentwood gain enough yards to make it to the end zone. At halftime the game was 7 – 0.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
With grit, determination and all-out teamwork, the Friends Academy Boys Varsity Soccer team completed their quest for a third state soccer championship, defeating a tough Lansing High School, 1-0, in the New York Class C State Championships.
Both teams kept the game at a tight 0-0, until 20 minutes into the second half, when a throw-in from senior Patrick Moodhe (Manhasset) connected with the head of senior Jon Nierenberg (Sands Point) for the game’s only goal.