Calvary AME Celebrates 143rd Anniversary
The Calvary African Methodist Episcopal Church on Cottage Row in Glen Cove recently celebrated its 143rd anniversary with a grand service. The keynote speaker was the Reverend Dr. Calvin O. Butts III, pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church and president of SUNY Old Westbury. Reverend Craig Wright, pastor of Calvary AME, welcomed Glen Cove Mayor Mary Ann Holzkamp, Nassau County Executive Thomas R. Suozzi, New York State Senator Carl Marcellino, New York State Assemblyman Chuck Lavine, County Legislator Diane Yatauro and numerous community and church members including Jean Hersey, director of the Dr. Alberta Hersey Foundation, Pat Blanco from La Fuerza Unida, Bishop Richard Norris, Reverend Vernon Lowe, Franklin Ward, Reshid Walker, Sharon Beckett, Wilma Tootle from Bethel AME Church, Reverend Charles Watkins, Jr., Alfred Evans, and Joseph Tolbert.
Gallo Cleared of Harassment Charges
The Glen Cove Record Pilot has received word that a decision has been rendered in the ongoing disciplinary action taken by the Glen Cove Board of Education against longtime teacher Savy Gallo. Howard Edelman, the independent arbitrator charged with deciding Mr. Gallo's guilt or innocence in the action, has found the teacher innocent of all charges stemming from accusations of sexual harassment of a female high school student.
Glen Cove High School Big Red Sports
The Glen Cove High School Varsity Air Rifle Team had an outstanding season this year. The team had a record of seven wins and only one loss, matching last season's record. Their only loss came at the last meet of the season against Valley Stream, which was the same team that defeated Big Red last year. The team will be shooting for the county championship against three other schools on Thursday, Feb.17, hoping to repeat history when Glen Cove defeats every team at the county championship.
North Shore Vikings Sports
This past week was an exciting one of the North Shore boys varsity basketball team. On Monday, the Vikings played Valley Stream North, who had taken them into double overtime the last time they played. North Shore needed two wins this week to take the third slot in the league. They didn't disappoint as they won 47-37, led by Billy Melillo with 26 points, 21 rebounds and 14 assists. Mike Frey added 10 points and 8 rebounds.
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