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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

The Chamber of Commerce aims to serve its businesses and last week, many of those members came out to show their support at the office grand opening. The Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce celebrated its new location with a grand opening party and ribbon cutting ceremony last week, with about 40 people in attendance to enjoy the occasion of its latest move to 264 Glen St. in Glen Cove.

 

“The Chamber of Commerce is a very active part of the community,” said Mayor Reginald Spinello at the grand opening. “This location gives it nice exposure as a lot of people and businesses are coming through Glen Cove. I want to thank the members for their hard work and dedication.”

So Vintage, on School Street in Glen Cove, has been giving Glen Cove a taste of the vintage lifestyle since mid-November of last year. They specialize in refurbishing Art Deco, mid-century modern, and industrial furnishings, lightings and accessories.

 

Patricia Holman and Jack Ricotta, co-owners of the store, gained an interest in these vintage items when Holman started refurbishing pieces from the 1890s.


Sports

LI-Kick, the co-ed adult kickball league based in Glen Cove, was formed a little over one year ago and is already making a name for itself on the competitive kickball circuit.  On Saturday, July 12, the league sent two teams to McCarren Park in Greenpoint to compete in a national kickball competition sponsored by Brooklyn Kickball. Teams came from as far away as Toronto, Portland and Atlanta. LI-

Kick was the only league from Long Island to participate. 

Three members of the Glen Cove Big Red Boys Lacrosse Team were honored at the Nassau County Lacrosse Coaches Association Dinner on June 11.

Pictured are Ryan Perkins, Sean Peet and  Phil Grella, who were awarded for both their play on the field and their work in the classroom. Ryan was named to the All-County Honorable Mention Team, Sean and Phil were named to the All-Conference Team. All three also received Academic All-Conference standing for their work in the classroom.



Calendar

St. Rocco's Feast - July 30

US Women's Amateur Championship - August 1

Historical  Museum Renaming - August 3


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com