A Tree...mendous Weekend at Mill Pond
The Glen Cove Beautification Commission teamed up with the Glen Cove Department of Public Works on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 19 and 20 along with 50 volunteers in a Herculean cleanup project at the Mill Pond. Chainsaws buzzed and "JAWS" the DPW tree chipper worked continuously as the volunteers cleared trees and limbs that had been felled earlier in the week by the donated services of Asplundh tree experts. This effort is the start of the Mill Pond/Glen Cove Creek Constructed Wetlands Project at area No. 1 and the largest undertaking of the whole program.
Glen Cove Says 'Dobro Dosli' to Balkan YouthLink Chorus
On Sunday night, Aug. 27 at 7:15 p.m., the air at Morgan Park will sing with the sounds of the Balkans YouthLink Chorus, a choral group from Bosnia who are first time visitors to the United States and welcome guests in the City of Glen Cove. The young adults, who range in age from 18 to 24, are in our country on a mission of peace, bringing with them the hope that people can further their understanding of one another through music. What is most exceptional about the group is that it is comprised of people who were former enemies; young adults who as children grew up on opposite sides of political beliefs among bullets and bombs, fear and hatred.
Gavosto Places Second in NYC Championship
Steve Gavosto of Glen Cove placed second in the Junior PGA New York City Championship held at the municipal course at Pelham/Split Rock. "When we were driving up here last Wednesday, it was thunder, lightning and a lot of rain and I didn't believe that the two-day tournament would start," Gavosto said, "and I was to be the first golfer with the first tee time at 8 a.m." When Gavosto got to the course he was surprised that the golf course looked different. "All the rain that we had over the last two weeks made the course actually 'green' as opposed to last year when this track was no more than a dust bowl," Gavosto said.
Intermediate Boys World Series Champs
This past spring, Glen Cove Junior Baseball's intermediate team, the Sons of Italy Pirates, led their league, finishing in first place with an 11 wins, 1 loss record. The Pirates had a bye the first round of the playoffs, and then went into the semi-finals to face the 4th place team, McCarthy's Deli Blue Jays to advance to the finals against the 3rd place Charles of Glen Cove Phillies, who had beaten the 2nd place Forest Pizza Braves to advance to the finals as well.
The McDonnells Give Thanks