Memorial Day 2002 in Our Community
For the first time since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Americans marched in observation of our veterans lost in wars past. This year holds unparalleled significance, as our country is at this time involved in a war on terrorism, a war with no boundaries and no clear enemies, a war which has already taken a toll of thousands on one infamous day in September. At ceremonies in Glen Cove, Sea Cliff and Glen Head, heads were bowed, prayers were said and Taps was played. More than one observer mentioned that the large crowds seemed quieter and more reflective than in years past, the significance of the day being placed where it belonged, squarely in the hearts of everyday men and women expressing thanks, appreciation, and more than a small amount of awe toward those brave women and men on various fronts, keeping us secure to go about our daily routines.
Four Fire Companies Fight Blaze on Brewster Street
On Friday, May 24, Glen Cove firefighters responded to a working fire at the Dunkin' Donuts shop on Brewster Street. Four mutual aid departments were ultimately dispatched to fight the fire, Sea Cliff, Locust Valley, Glenwood and Roslyn. The Oyster Bay department stood by in Glen Cove in the event of another emergency.
Big Red Bats Take Division
This year Big Red Baseball had an absolutely outstanding season. Not only did they win 20 games for the season; they won their 18th Division championship. This was a big year for Glen Cove going 15-1-1 in the division and finishing with a 20-3-1 for the season. When playoff time came, the Big Red was rewarded for their hard work by being seeded second in the county playoffs. The first-round game was a heart-pounding thriller with the Big Red coming away with a 12-inning, 1-0 victory over Garden City. In the bottom half of the 12th inning, Tom Monahan scored on Paul Casale's hit to left center. This game was highlighted by a pitching duel between Big Red's Craig Hansen and Garden City's outstanding big lefthander John Burke with both pitchers going the distance.
The Glen Cove Flames Make It to Waldbaum's Vytra Challenge Finals
The Glen Cove Flames have made the LIJSL Waldbaum's finals. On May 19 The Glen Cove Flames played their semi-final Waldbaum's match at home against the POB Power. The team was confident going into this game; having played the POB team before they knew what to expect. The boys took control of the game from the very beginning. Within four minutes of the opening whistle the Flames scored the first goal.By the time the dust settled the Flames had won the game by a score of 6-2. putting them into the finals for the first time. The road to the Waldbaum's finals began back on March 9 where round 1 was played against the Baldwin Eagles Hawks. The Flames won that game by a score of 4-2. Next on April 6 they played round 2 against the Lindenhurst Rebels. Again the Flames outplayed their opponent and won that game 6-1. That win put then into the semi-finals. With their semi-final win against the POB Power they have made it to the finals. The finals will be held at the Mitchel Field Soccer complex in Uniondale on June 15. The Flames will be up against the Brentwood Strikers for the championship. This looks like it will be an exciting game since the Flames have played the Brentwood club before and the games have been intense.If you are free on June 15, come on down to Mitchel Field and cheer on Glen Cove's favorite boys U-14 Soccer team, the Flames.
On Doug Brown's Election to the GC School Board
Cell Tower on School Property-Health, Safety and Property Value Issues