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Annual Gala Planned

The Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce has begun to plan for its annual Gala Event to celebrate Glen Cove and award well-deserving honorees who have contributed to the community. The following businesses are sponsors for this elegant event: Glengariff Healthcare Center, Whitting Funeral Home, Arena Taxi, Astoria Federal Savings Bank, Law Offices of Ann-Margaret Carrozza, Laffey Fine Homes Intl. (Mary Stanco), TD Bank and Glen Cove Hospital. 

This year’s distinguished honorees are:

 

• The Pinnacle Award: Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and Conference C enter, Ata Kashanian, General Manager

 

• The Community Small Business Achievement Award: Casa De Vinos, Luis Vasquez, Owner

 

• The Community Service Merit Award: Ann-Margaret Carrozza, Attorney at Law

 

• The Leadership Award: Melissa Rhodes, Executive Director, Glen Cove Boys and Girls Club

The Gala will be held at the Crescent Beach Club on Saturday, Nov. 9. All are welcome to attend and join the festivities honoring the award recipients and Future Business Leader Scholarship winner (application available on the website).

Individual profiles of all honorees will be presented in the Record Pilot each week, for four consecutive weeks.

 

Additional information is available at the chamber office; call Phyllis or Mary at 516-676-6666 or visit www.glencovechamber.org.  

 

Established in 1920, the Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce is one of the oldest organizations in the city. Its mission is to enhance the health and profitability of its member businesses. 


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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