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Adam Levine Shines At Citi Field

While many people may dream of doing something as extraordinary as singing the National Anthem at a major sports event, it’s become tradition for Glen Cove native and AHRC resident Adam Levine.

 

On Tuesday, Aug. 26, Levine, 47, born with Down syndrome, stepped up to belt out the National Anthem for the New York Mets. Performing annually at CitiField since 2010, Levine approached home plate with a veteran state of mind. Following his performance, Levine received a standing ovation as he gleefully skipped off the field, running into his parents’ arms with a gratified smile. The long list of Adam’s fans included 100 #TEAMADAM supporters from AHRC Nassau. 

 

From a young age, Levine was drawn to music and the arts. Regularly attending theater shows and rehearsals put on by his father’s theater group, Theater II of Glen Cove, Levine really found a connection.

 

After numerous performances within his local community, including performances for former Glen Cove Mayor Ralph Suozzi and then-Senator Hillary Clinton, Levine was ready to take his dreams to a bigger stage. Since his tryout in 2010, Levine’s been called back every year.

 

“He’s a guy that really loves the chance to be out there and up in front,” noted Adam’s mother, Mildred.

 

Performing in front of thousands at Citi Field is no easy task, especially for Levine. Having experienced difficulties in the workforce with bullying in his younger years, Levine went inward socially. Once a very social and outgoing individual, Levine is much more introverted and communicates less often these days. Despite that, Levine is able to stand at home plate each year, proudly singing the National Anthem. 

 

“The minute he gets there, he just does it. He’s truly a professional in that way,” said Mildred.

 

Levine resides in an AHRC Nassau residence in Glen Cove, enjoys singing karaoke at a local café in Hicksville and is heavily involved with his synagogue. Adam spends time volunteering in the community with various organizations such as Meals on Wheels and grocery shopping for homebound seniors. 

 

Having grown up in a time where institutionalizing children was still common, Levine’s personal achievements and his ongoing service to help the hungry and homebound of our community serve to inspire. While to some, Levine’s performance is just a part of another baseball game, it truly is a celebration of ability and perseverance. For pictures and footage of Adam’s performance, visit AHRC Nassau’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AHRCNassauCo. 

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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