Reginald Spinello attended his first Glen Cove Anglers awards dinner as the newly elected mayor. Spinello has been a regular attendee and awards presenter for the past several years as a city councilman. The event was held on Wednesday, March 12.
The mayor always suggests it’s one of his favorite yearly events. His sincerity couldn’t be more evident judging by what seemed to be the perpetual smile on his and everyone’s faces throughout the awards portion of the dinner. Joining the mayor was Councilwoman
Pam Panzenbeck, who recounted some childhood tales of fishing with her dad on Dosoris Pond. Also attending were Councilmen Tim Tenke and Efraim Spagnoletti.
To open up the awards ceremony, Glen Cove Anglers Club Commodore Tom Manzione presented Mayor Spinello with an official GC Anglers Club jacket that he proudly modeled GQ style.
The 2013 fishing season wasn’t a banner year for western sound anglers. Constant spring rains and run-offs seemed to drive the bait east as well as the striped bass. Fluke fishing picked up, but then blackfish season, the fishing season’s closing event that everyone eagerly anticipates, wasn’t as abundant as it had been in recent years.
Nonetheless some members bagged nice fish including Thomas “Sheppy” O’Rourke with the biggest striped bass at 44.85 lbs. He also won “Surf Angler of the Year,” “Outstanding Member of the Year” –an award presented for recognition of contributions to the club
other than fishing- and he was co-winner with Fishing Committee Chairman Jim Stanis of the “Art Leach Marathon Striper Derby,” a season long cumulative weight contest.
Largest Fluke of the Year was snagged by Tim Binder at 8.35 lbs. He also reeled in the largest blackfish at 9.80 lbs. James “Birdy” Fallon won largest weakfish 6.65 lbs. Squeaking by in the “Out of Bounds” contest
by one point was Tom Glynn. This contest recognizes fish caught outside the clubs usual fishing boundaries between the Throggs Neck Bridge and Eaton’s Neck. Mike Caruso won the overall “Angler of The Year” award; Caruso has won this award three times over the last decade.
As always, the shining part of the evening was the presentation of the Youth Division Awards, magnified infinitely this year with the beaming ear-to- ear smiles of member Sean Sheridan’s young daughters: Isabelle, who hooked the biggest fluke at 4 lbs., and McKenzie, who received an achievement award for her blackfish.
Those specific awards begged someone to question proud pop Sean, “hey, now we know who catches all the fish on your boat.”
Youth division veterans Mike Mandarino, Jr. and his brother Anthony won largest bluefish fish and blackfish respectively.
Commodore Tom Manzione couldn’t thank everyone enough for making the night a memorable experience that left some with memories that will last a lifetime. Manzione has always wished everyone good luck and tight lines for the 2014 fishing season.
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 00:00
Richie Cannata may be best known for his song credits but his name will become a part of history this week. Cannata, a 28-year resident and business owner of Glen Cove, will be inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame on Thursday, Oct. 23 at The Paramount in Huntington.
As a member of the Billy Joel Band, the saxophone player was propelled to fame in 1975 when he joined the band and played on songs including “New York State of Mind” and “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant.”
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.”
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!”