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Tobacco Restriction Signage Posted At Local Playgrounds

Friday, 02 August 2013 00:00

The Glen Cove Substance Abuse Free Environment Agency (SAFE, Inc.), the Tobacco Action Coalition of LI (TAC) and the City of Glen Cove, have announced the expansion of the city’s tobacco restrictions that were implemented in 2011 to include all of the city’s parks, beaches and all youth-oriented aspects of the Stanco Park.

 

On Thursday, July 4, the city launched their independence from the danger of smoking in the city’s outdoor recreational venues as part of their celebration of this very significant national holiday. Once again, the city pro-actively joined the ranks of nearly 400 municipalities statewide who have established tobacco free outdoor policies to protect their residents, employees, and the environment from the dangers of second-hand smoke, cigarette litter, and helping to change the social norms associated with the acceptability of tobacco use.  

 

Team Spinello Embraces The Challenge  

Thursday, 01 August 2013 00:00

The Glen Cove Republican Party held a fundraiser for its 2013 slate of candidates on Wednesday, July 17 at the Metropolitan. Councilman Reginald Spinello is running for mayor for the City of Glen Cove, joined by city council candidates Pamela Panzenbeck, Lynda Darby, Kristina Heuser, Councilman Anthony Gallo, Jr., Efraim Spagnoletti and Charles Bozzello. 

 

Out Of The City, Into The Pool

Written by Jill Nossa Wednesday, 31 July 2013 00:00

Getting outdoors and away from the noise and bustle of the city is the purpose of the Fresh Air Fund host family program, and the swimming pool was a huge hit for Jamilah Grace and Davion Savage, both from the Bronx, during their stay in Mill Neck.

 

“We can’t get them out of the pool,” says Donna Galgano, their host mother for the week.

 

Midway through their stay with the Galgano family, the children had already been on the boat, spent time at Centre Island Beach, taken a trip to the Riverhead Aquarium, and logged endless hours in the backyard swimming pool.

 

Antigone Rising Brings It Back Home

Written by Jill Nossa Saturday, 27 July 2013 00:00

On July 26, Glen Cove residents will have a chance to hear some homegrown talent who has hit it big over past decade when Antigone Rising takes the stage for week four of the Downtown Sounds Concert Series.

 

Two members of the all-female band call Glen Cove home, having graduated from Glen Cove High School and then returning to the area after working in New York City for several years. Sisters Cathy and Kristen Henderson, who founded the first incarnation of the band in 1993, currently live in Glen Cove and Sea Cliff, and are thrilled to be playing for their friends and family in their home town. Kristen plays bass while Cathy plays lead guitar and the Hendersons also team up on vocals along with Nini Camps to create soaring three-part harmonies. Rounding out the foursome is Dena Tauriello, who plays the drums. 

 

Glen Cove Resident Invents Gardening Tool

Written by Colleen Maidhof Friday, 26 July 2013 00:00

Vincent Suozzi, of Glen Cove, is in the process of launching and producing a new gardening tool that he hopes will make the cumbersome task of weeding a whole lot easier. 

In addition to teaching physical education and health at the Westbury Middle School, Suozzi has been in the landscaping business for over 30 years. He came up with the idea of the tool he calls the “Ring Weeder” while weeding his garden one day. He found weeding to be tedious and boring, so he invented a tool that is effective, easy, and quick. 

 

Glen Cove To Receive EPA Funding

Thursday, 25 July 2013 00:00

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, announced last week that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will provide $815,000 to Nassau County for cleanup of the Doxey site in Glen Cove, which is the final brownfield site in Glen Cove’s Waterfront Redevelopment Area to be cleaned. Federal funding was awarded through EPA’s Brownfields Program, which helps communities assess, clean up, redevelop and reuse contaminated properties.

 

Good Food For A Good Cause

Written by Jane Lawrence Wednesday, 24 July 2013 08:28

On Tuesday, July 9, the NSLIJ/Glen Cove Hospital Auxiliary hosted one of its major fundraisers of the year at the Glen Cove Mansion. The well-attended restaurant and wine tasting extravaganza was held to benefit the hospital’s new Adult Brain Injury Unit.

 

Invasive Vine Threatens Native Habitats

Written by Jane Lawrence Saturday, 20 July 2013 00:00

Volunteers joined forces with museum workers at Garvies Point Museum and Preserve in Glen Cove on Saturday, June 15, to wage war against a relatively new invasive vine that spreads rapidly and then quickly chokes out native wild flowers and other plants that local wildlife depend on.

 

Mile-a-Minute (persicaira perfoliata) is so named due to its extremely rapid rate of growth. 

 

Cleaning Up The Clean-up

Friday, 19 July 2013 00:00

Nine months after Sandy hit Long Island, the Nassau County government is still reeling from the effects of the superstorm as another “active-to-extremely active” hurricane season is predicted to be upon us. One county lawmaker, Legis. Delia DeRiggi-Whitton (D-Glen Cove) is seeking to open up bi-partisan discussions at the Legislature that she hopes will not only clean up Nassau’s Sandy track record, but also better prepare the county for the next storm or superstorm… which could be coming all too soon. 

 

Gabriel Cordell Rolls Home

Thursday, 18 July 2013 00:00

On July 9, Gabriel Cordell marked the end of his heroic cross-country journey in a wheelchair at the YMCA at Glen Cove.  Cordell, a native Long Islander, was the victim of a car accident 20 years ago that left him a paraplegic. Over the last 99 days, Cordell travelled 3,100 miles —from California to his childhood home of Long Island – and celebrated his feat at the YMCA in Glen Cove.  All along his endeavor, Cordell visited various YMCAs, which he has said “has been a safe haven for him,” and has given him the inspiration to push past his perceived limits to achieve his potential.  

 

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