Fire on Ellwood Street Destroys Three-Family House
On Thursday Sept. 22 at about 3:15 a.m. fire sirens roared through Glen Cove. According to Det. Sgt. Tom Fitzpatrick, neighbors had called in to report a house fire on Ellwood St. Glen Cove Fire, Police and EMS all responded to the three-family house that was fully engulfed by fire. Several other area fire departments also responded to assist in fighting the blaze. Sgt. Fitzpatrick reported that the house's 16 occupants were able to escape, however, one man suffered second degree burns on a quarter of his body and was taken to Nassau Hospital in East Meadow for treatment by their burn unit.
Money Talks at GC City Council Meeting
Prior to opening the Tuesday, Sept. 27 city council meeting, Mayor Mary Ann Holzkamp made two presentations. The first was to welcome Major William Lawson, home after serving two tours of duty in Iraq in three years. Maj. Lawson, surrounded by his wife Krista and children Samantha and Max, received a standing ovation from the crowd in attendance along with the "thanks and appreciation from a grateful city and nation," as stated by Mayor Holzkamp. The mayor then asked Samantha Lawson to lead the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance, which the youngster did, with dignity and confidence. Additionally, the mayor again asked residents to send in photos of their loved ones currently serving in the armed forces to be added to the wall of tribute in city hall's main chambers.
Glen Cove HS Big Red Sports
More than 1,000 people were in attendance this past weekend for Glen Cove High School's homecoming celebration, presided over by Homecoming Queen Desirae O'Neill and King David Ayo. It was a picture perfect day for a pre-game parade and Big Red football. Unfortunately, the Big Red lost a close one, 22-18, against Floral Park. The volleyball team, however, won against Westbury, 3 games to 0. Girls varsity tennis lost to neighboring North Shore 4-3 in matches. Girls varsity soccer was defeated by East Rockaway/Malverne 3-1 and boys soccer was defeated by Westbury 3-2.
North Shore Viking Sports
Pep rally at 1; tennis at 4; volleyball at 4:30; field hockey at 6; men's soccer at 8 p.m.;
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