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Senior Recognition Day

The City of Glen Cove Senior Recognition Day will be held on Saturday, May 10, in Village Square. The Senior Recognition Day Committee has made arrangements for a wonderful program that includes live music by the Les Stanco Group, a cornucopia of delicious food, and a variety of vendors, for seniors and their families to browse through. 

Two Glen Cove residents will be honored—Carolyn Willson will be receiving this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Janina Jania has earned the Volunteer of the Year award. A highlight of the day will be the honoring of our community’s centenarians. 

 

"To help another in need is as fulfilling for the giver as it is helpful to the receiver," Jania says. "When I was younger, I was helped in Germany as a refugee. And then again, when I escaped the war and came to the United States, there were very kind and compassionate people who reached out to assist me. So, I give back to repay all the kindness I received over these many years."

 

"I am very flattered to have been chosen to receive the Glen Cove Senior Day Lifetime Achievement Award for 2014," says Willson. "It has been a privilege to serve the City of Glen Cove and its residents for the past 47 years. During that time, through my positions at City Hall, the school system, the hospital, riding with EMS and serving on multiple community boards, I have worked and interacted with so many amazing, caring people. I appreciate this opportunity to acknowledge and thank all of them for their kindness and friendship. We have all been so fortunate to live in such a unique and diverse community."

 

Mayor Reginald A.  Spinello, the Glen Cove City Council, and the Senior Recognition Day Committee look forward to welcoming everyone on May 10, in Village Square, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. In the event of rain, the festivities will be held at the Glen Cove Senior Center on Glen Street.  


News

Glen Cove residents may see a 1.64 percent increase in the tax levy next year, the amount proposed at last week’s public hearing. Mayor Reginald Spinello and the Glen Cove City Council held an initial reading of the proposed budget for 2015, and will take final vote on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the next city council meeting.

 

“It’s very easy for a first time mayor to raise the taxes and blame it on a prior administration, and that is not what I am doing,” said Mayor Spinello. “In the past three administrations there were budgets with increases of  almost 28 percent to down to 12 percent, but it’s a different time now...I think that the residents are certainly going to feel relief. I put together a budget...that I believe is fair and reasonable and a good budget.”

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.”


Sports

The Town of Oyster Bay, in conjunction with the New York Rangers, will once again host a special Try Hockey for Free Program on Sunday morning, Oct. 26 from 8 a.m. to noon at ithe Ice Skating Center located in Bethpage Community Park, 1000 Stewart Ave. 

 

The event will allow youngsters a unique opportunity to sample the sport of ice hockey. Four morning sessions will be available. Session times are 8 to 9 a.m., 9 to 10 a.m., 10 to 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon.

On Thursday, Oct. 2, North Shore High School quarterback Michael Floccari shattered a school record and tied a Long Island record for the most touchdown passes in a game. This accomplishment ties him with E.J. Clark from Seaford High School (1977) and Joe Capobianco form Lawrence High school (2011). 


Calendar

Harvest Square Dance - October 24

Fall Festival - Octobner 24 - 25

Peace, Politics and Projectiles - October 26


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