Glen Cove Schools to Receive $350,000 in Grants
The Glen Cove School District has just learned that it will be receiving $350,000 in grants, secured by Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset). The district will receive two separate grants, one for $150,000 that will be used to update the technology infrastructure throughout the district and another for $200,000 that has been earmarked toward the installation of an elevator in Connolly School.
Glen Cove Choice Location for Safavieh Home Furnishings
Mayor Mary Ann Holzkamp is pleased to announce that the former Swezey's building, with approximately 50,000 square feet of retail space, has been purchased by the Yaraghi family of Safavieh Fine Home Furnishings. The store will open early this fall. Arash Yaraghi said, "This will be our flagship store on Long Island. We saw Glen Cove as a thriving city that is prospering and headed toward the right direction. Jumping on that band wagon and adding to that momentum we felt was beneficial to us and will be good for downtown Glen Cove." According to Mr. Yaraghi, his company has been eyeing Glen Cove as the place to duplicate their success in Stamford, CT. "When the Swezey's building became available, we wasted no time and we had the help and support of Mayor Mary Ann Holzkamp-who paid us a personal visit in Stamford and when she saw what we were doing, she was on the phone every day to persuade us not to give up," said Mr. Yaraghi.
Glen Cove High School Big Red Sports
The Glen Cove girls softball team had a night game against Hicksville High School on April 28 and won 13-3. Before the game, Coach Johanson and Coach Geraghty offered a special presentation honoring the late Thomas Renison and the graduating seniors. The softball program wanted to honor Mr. Rension, a father, a friend, and a spectator; a supporter of the community, Glen Cove schools, and the softball program. Money raised that night from the 50/50 raffle and the concession stand will go towards a scholarship, in Thomas Renison's name, for a graduating senior member of the varsity softball team.
North Shore High School Varsity Sports
The fun started Monday at Sewanhaka. After leading by two at the half, the offense turned up the pressure, scoring eight goals in the final two quarters to take a 12-4 victory. Ronnie Irving had his first 5-goal game of the week, while junior captains Joe Valasiadis and Chris Palliser had 3 apiece. Dan Grande added a goal, while Matt Brancaccio had 4 assists. On Tuesday, the team traveled to Glen Cove for another non-league contest. Once again, Valasiadis and Palliser led the offense with 2 goals, 4 assists and 3 goals respectively. Brancaccio continued to set up his teammates with 5 assists. A strong defensive effort held Glen Cove to a mere 10 shots on goal. Finally, in a league game on Thursday, North Shore took down Great Neck North 8-1. Irving picked up his second 5-goal game of the week, while Dan Grande had 2 to lead the scorers. Another stellar performance by the defense held the Blazers to 11 shots.
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