Veterans Honor Comrades, Here and Gone
This year, Glen Cove held a Veterans Day service at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. As is tradition, veterans, public officials, police and firefighters and community residents gathered at the Doughboy Monument in front of the library.
Glen Cove Zones in on Big Box Houses
On Oct. 22, the Glen Cove City Council voted to amend the Glen Cove zoning code to reduce the possible size of proposed new houses. The amendment, recommended to the city council by the planning board after a series of public hearings, makes certain that new dwellings will not overshadow existing, older homes in the neighborhoods of Glen Cove. Mayor Mary Ann Holzkamp said, "To ensure the size of new homes is compatible with existing homes in each of our neighborhoods, the Planning Board and the Building Department will use floor area ratios and tougher side yard requirements. As amended, our zoning code mandates that each proposed house is aesthetically balanced in terms of size and setback on the lot it will occupy." Councilman Joseph Gioino, the sponsor of this legislation, added, "The larger-sized new homes have come to be known as McMansions in the construction industry. Builders try to supersize a new house by pushing the building envelope."
North Shore High School Viking Sports
This year's North Shore varsity volleyball team has accomplished a first for the school. They became Nassau County Class C Champions, beating Carle Place in four games. The girls knew throughout the season that they could beat the Frogs, having lost to them twice. Carle Place had won every match for the past 10 years, including eight years for the County Championship.
Cardinals Are World Series Champions
The Glen Cove Cardinals 16U baseball team defeated Stewart Manor, the national champs this past Saturday and were crowned World Series Champions of the Diamond Pros Fall Baseball League. The team from Stewart Manor proved to be no match for the Cardinals; the final score was 13 to 0 as the Redbirds swept the series two games to none. The Cardinals once again pummeled the starting pitcher for six runs and six hits in the bottom of the first as they went on to score 13 runs with 10 hits. The highlights of the offense go to Louie Mele and Chris Oglesby who both hit titanic home runs. Other hitting stars were Fred Benyo (two RBIs), Gilberto Bello, Bruce Testa (two doubles), Eric Soszka, Mark Czerniawski and Antony Mateo. The winning pitcher was Kevin McGuire who gave up three hits and had 10 strikeouts. Team party and awards night to follow.
Broadway Comes to Glen Cove
WORC Says Thank You