Thorny Decision for Mayor Suozzi on GCFD Fundraiser
The signs were up, the signs were down, and the decision has been now made that the Glen Cove Volunteer Fire Department will not be selling roses for Valentine's Day as they had planned for the past six months.
Hope Grows in Red Spring Woods
Members of the Coalition to Save Red Spring Woods recently hosted a tour of what they are calling the "last bit of green space in Glen Cove ... 11 acres of pristine, untouched forest located in [our] neighborhood" for government officials and representatives and representatives of environmental groups. The coalition's mission is to keep the land from becoming the city's latest housing development. They also met with the owner of the property for what turned out to be an informative and fruitful meeting, according to coalition member Gordon Allan.
Glen Head Endurance Athlete Wins NY Ultrarunning Award
John Cantwell of Glen Head, one of Long Island's leading endurance runners, was presented with an award at the annual New York UltraRunning Brunch, held at the clubhouse of the greater Long Island Running Club on Sunday, Jan. 29. Mr. Cantwell, a veteran marathon and ultra marathon runner, earned the third place overall award for his performances in the New York UltraRunning Grand Prix in 2005.
North Shore Varsity Sports
This past weekend, the girls track team competed in the Conference 5 Champs at SUNY Farmingdale. The team consisted primarily of freshmen and sophomores. Despite their youth, they competed like seasoned veterans. Overall, the team had seven All-Conference performers. Among them were, in the 55 hurdles: sophmore Taylor Shea and freshman Lauren Pearsall; in the 300 and 600m: 8th grader Brianna Welch; in the shot put: junior Leslie Galati, and in the 4x400 relay: Brianna Welch, sophomores Jessica Fortunato and Debbie Gilbert, and freshman Thea Lange. Other medalists included the 4x800 relay team of junior Angela Shih, freshman Laura Cvikevich, Marisa Dussel, and sophomore Jen DiLeo. Other athletes who ran personal bests included freshman Erin Tornatore and Ilana Rotberg in the 1500m. The next team competition will be the county championships on Saturday, Feb. 11th at Suffolk CC in Brentwood.
Tax Dollars at Work in School
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