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Catchers In The Sound

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.


News

Sea Cliff author Margaret Gay Malone is one of 11 authors whose short stories have been selected for publication in the Tuscany Press Anthology in 2015. 

 

The story, Jimmy’s Gift, centers around a boy whose generosity and selflessness put him in danger on a brutally cold and snowy day. Malone says it is based on a true story after reading a blurb in Reader’s Digest a few years ago about a 12-year-old boy who walked through the snow to help deliver food baskets to those in need; and it turned out that his family’s name was also on the list of those in need of help in the community.

Members of the Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club and their families will be treated to a scrumptious Thanksgiving meal on Tuesday, Nov. 25, an event that has become an annual tradition for local families. 

 

This will be the 14th year that Andrea Correale, the president of Elegant Affairs Caterers, has donated this festive dinner, which in the past has served more 250 adults and children with a full turkey with all the trimmings followed by the always-fun ice cream bar. 

 

I can’t even believe it’s been 14 years,” says Correale. “And so many of the same people come back year after year.”


Sports

The Glen Cove High School girls basketball team was invited to participate in the prestigious KSA Holiday Basketball Tournament that will be held in Orlando, FL, this December. The tournament brings to the court teams from all over the United States that would otherwise not be competing. It is held in the finest professional and amateur athletic venues around the nation with teams seeded into brackets that will provide an appropriate level of competition. 

The North Shore Women’s Cross Country Team won the Nassau County Class I Championship for the eighth consecutive year. They will be competing in the State Qualifier Competition at Bethpage State Park this month.


Calendar

Annual Shop Glen Cove Showcase - November 19

Native American Feast - November 22-23

NSHS Fall Musical - November 21-22 


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