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Students Play For Charity

On a warm, clear evening in late May, a group of Locust Valley High School students performed a concert in Morgan Park to raise money for cancer research. The concert was the brainchild of siblings Greg and Amanda Caso, whose mother was diagnosed with breast cancer last fall.

 

The concert on May 30 featured 15 acts of student performers, from vocalists to instrumentalists to bands and raised about $1,400 for Team CasoLearning, the Relay for Life team organized by the Caso siblings, who are both seniors at the high school.

 

The stage of Morgan Park was the perfect setting for families and friends to relax, listen to talented musicians, and support a good cause.

 

Alyssa Caso, Greg and Amanda’s mother, was thrilled to see her children and their classmates organize such an involved event.

 

“They have been working so hard,” she said. “It totally surprised me to learn they were doing this, but I’m very happy and proud of them.”

 

Alyssa was diagnosed with breast cancer last October and had her first surgery in November. She is now recovering from her second surgery, which she underwent on April 10. She says she is currently doing well and feeling good.

 

Greg Caso, along with co-coordinators David DePerez and Ishan Prasad, had been putting the wheels in motion for the charity concert since December. Greg said that once they had the idea, they had no problem getting students to participate. The hardest part was coordinating rehearsal times, but in the end, everything came together smoothly; despite the original scheduled performance date of May 10. He says having a few extra weeks did help their preparations, and all who attended had a good time and enjoyed the music.

 

Most of the students performed cover songs, though a few did perform original pieces. The event also contained a raffle, with items generously donated by local businesses. All of the proceeds go toward Relay

For Life; to make a donation, visit www.relayforlife.org and find team CasoLearning.


News

James (Jim) S. Adams of Rye, NH and Jupiter, FL, formerly of Glen Cove, passed away on Saturday, June 14, 2014. Jim was loved dearly by his family and many friends.  

 

Born on May 17, 1926, to Soterios and Helen Adams, Jim is survived by his wife of 59 years, Dorothy (Jarvis) Adams, sister Mary Yiannacopoulos, sons and their wives Robert and Allyn, Jim and Christine and John and Mary Lou, and their grandchildren Christopher and his wife Dana, Jim, Bill, Michael, Matthew, Kathleen, Lauren, Ryan and Kelly as well as several nieces and nephews.

Mathnasium is now open on School Street in Glen Cove for students of all ages to improve upon their math skills.

 

Brijesh Parekh, owner of the Glen Cove franchise, first became interested in working for Mathnasium after learning about their curriculum at another franchise on Long Island.

 

“When I came across Mathnasium, it interested me the way they taught the kids,” Parekh said. “Math was always up my ally.”


Sports

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.


Glen Cove High School recently held its first-ever Athletics Wall of Fame Induction ceremony in the school’s athletic wing. 

 

Wall of Fame inductees are varsity players who have been selected as All-County in their respective sport. This year, 12 Glen Cove students were named All-County, earning themselves an eight-by-ten photograph mounted and framed on the storied wall near the gymnasium. The Wall of Fame dates back to its first inductee in 1974.


Calendar

Ribbon Cutting - July 24

Downtown Sounds - July 25

St. Rocco's Feast - July 29


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

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Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com