Glen Cove 20th Annual Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.
The City of Glen Cove and the Glen Cove School District are pleased to announce the 20th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday commemoration on Jan. 19. All residents in our community are invited to join Glen Cove Mayor Mary Ann Holzkamp, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Commemorative Commission members, the Glen Cove City Council, the Superintendent of Schools, local organizations and members of the clergy in tribute to the slain civil rights leader and Nobel laureate. The theme this year is "Dr. King's Legacy: The Dream Lives On-Hold Your Head Up High."
Sea Cliff Awarded $140,463 Grant for Assistance to Firefighters
The Sea Cliff Fire Department has been awarded a 2003 Firefighters Assistance Program Grant in the amount of $140,463 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The funds will be used to purchase a state of the art automatic electronic defibrillator for the ambulance. It will enable EMS specialists to monitor 12 heart functions in real time. The machine matches the equipment used by hospitals so that readings and monitoring can be done from the ambulance on the way to treatment. The funds will also provide an extensive upgrade in protective equipment for firefighters, including state of the art air tanks and face masks. Plans will also move forward for the conversion of the firehouse to a keyless entry system to speed response time and increase security, purchase of a thermal imaging camera which can detect heat behind walls and guide firefighters to the exact location of an unseen fire, new portable radios, a computer system for data basing structural information about buildings and houses in the Village and a variety of special equipment for chemical and biological emergencies. "This is terrific news," stated Fire Chief Jim Ajamian. "This will help the department take advantage of some of the new technological advances made over the past few years to provide greater protection for the community." Sea Cliff trustee and liaison to the fire department, Elena Villafane, expressed the village's thanks to Chief Ajamian and especially to Kevin Boris, treasurer of the Fire Medic Unit, who prepared and submitted the grant request. "Kevin was tenacious and thorough, and as a result we will increase the effectiveness of the fire department and increase security for our residents." Mayor Eileen Krieb expresses thanks to U. S. Senator Charles Schumer, Congressman Peter King, State Senator Carl Marcellino, State Assemblyman David Sidikman, and former Nassau County Legislator Brian Muellers for their support of this grant, saying, "You don't get these grants without lobbying from our elected representatives. They did a great job for Sea Cliff."
Glen Cove High School Big Red Sports
The Glen Cove High School wrestling team had a solid outing in the first quadrangular match of the year. The team invited Chaminade, Locust Valley and Plainview for a mini-tournament. With many wrestlers returning from last year's roster, there was hope for a good start. Senior captains John Sebastiano and Erick Martinez both recorded pins as did junior captain Anthony Zavaro. Other pins came from juniors Peter Charon and Luigi Dattolo. Other pins were earned by sophomores Brian Monahan, Willie Lebron, Mike Allavato and Gabe Tomaselli. Freshman Robbie Nedbor-Gross earned his first varsity win. Nick Montello and Mike Kavanaugh also wrestled tough.
North Shore High School Varsity Sports
The Vikings kicked off the second half of their season last week with a resounding victory over the Mineola Mustangs. Max Azzarello stormed in with games of 224, 177 and 220, amassing a 621 total. Following close on his heels were John Bert and Calvin Kyrkostas, who each threw a pair of 200s. Mineola fell to the Vikings 11-0.
Savy Gallo, an Honorable Man
AvalonBay Poorly Planned...if at All