Gold Coast Library Makes First Hire
The Gold Coast Public Library District Board of Trustees has announced that it has obtained the services of Cathleen A. Towey as Library Development Specialist, effective Jan. 1. Mrs. Towey will oversee all facets of the renovation, collections, staffing, budget and public relations for the Gold Coast Public Library, which has an expected public opening later this year. She will become the first person in over a quarter century to start a public library from scratch in Nassau County.
Mayor Holzkamp Responds to Tsunami Disaster
On Sunday, December 26, 2004, the fourth largest earthquake in the world struck off the western coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. The magnitude 9.0 earthquake shifted a 620-mile section of a geographical plate in the Indian Ocean at a depth of six miles, forming enormous tsunami waves that ravaged a dozen countries. Media reports indicate the death toll has climbed to more than 150,000 people. I ask all of you to join me in the global humanitarian effort to assist the victims. The devastation covers an area that stretches from South Asia around Indonesia to the East Coast of Africa including Kenya and Somalia. Survivors, hungry and many drinking contaminated water, continue to search for family members throughout the region. The World Health Organization is warning that tens of thousands could face death from diseases such as cholera and typhoid. We must help the survivors and we need to ensure that the assistance we offer can sustain an ongoing relief and rebuilding endeavor that will take years to complete.
Glen Cove High School Big Red Sports
The 2004 Glen Cove High School cross-country season came to a close with efforts set forth by this young team of eight strong athletes. Runners performed very well at scrimmages and meets at both Bethpage State Park and Sunken Meadow State Park, reaching both personal and team goals.
North Shore High School Viking Sports
For the second time in three years, the north Shore Middle School football team (Maroon Team) under the guidance of coaches Bill Melillo and Dave Sanford have completed a very successful 6-0 season. The team consisted of seventh- and eighth-grade boys who worked extremely hard toward completing this great season. They beat the Roslyn, Oyster Bay, Jericho and perennial powerhouses in Middle School football, Port Washington, Island Trees and Clarke. The team scored a total of over 200 points and gave up less than 60. These boys spent many hours working on learning and improving due to the fact that the North Shore district does not have a biddy football program so for many of these fine athletes their first experience in tackle football is in the seventh grade. The team was led offensively by quarterbacks Bob Magnuson and Lou Mastellone who ran for nine and 12 touchdowns respectively as well as throwing for an additional six TDs between the two of them. The explosive offense was run by both of these fine young quarterbacks, as well as running backs Tom Kilderry, Keith Lopez, Matt Muscarello, Tyler Ryan, Rich Blount, Chris Dellavechia, Brian Brown, Billy Johansen and John Scuderi. The receiving corps was led by Trevor Cannella, Chris Frey (3 TDs), Paul Wefer, Alex Appel, Nick Cortisdis, Jared Felix and Matt Girshick. An outstanding season was put in by center Steve Cottell and the fine offensive line of Joe DeNovellis, Tom Kulikowsky, Sean Pascarelli, Erik Swenson, Sal Vacchio, Luis Rosario, Tom DeSito, Mike Fiorenza, Mark Jongwattanpaisan, Joe Simmons, Anthony Croce and Brian Leigh.
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