The mansions in Glen Cove are a part of its history, and most of them are becoming just that: history. With a little foresight and a big investment, however, some are being preserved, and for a good cause. The former home of Lydia Pratt on Dosoris Lane, which had sat vacant for about five years, was recently renovated to become a designer show house to benefit the American Heart Association, and those interested in taking a peek at the glorious mansion can stop by for a tour from now through Thanksgiving weekend.
Kay Howard of Glen Head recently completed an inten sive 20-hour training program enabling her to become a hotline volunteer at the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline.
She is one of 11 women who will be helping New Yorkers coping with breast cancer as trained volunteers at through the program’s hotline. As hotline volunteers, they take calls from people throughout the state providing emotional support and resource information.
The Adelphi Program, established 33 years ago, provides information, education and support to breast cancer patients, their families and the community.
Since October is Breast Caner Awareness month, each year the residents of Glen Cove take time out of their busy schedules to plant pink tulips. On Saturday, Oct. 12, Glen Cove C.A.R.E.S teamed up with the Glen Cove Beautification for their annual pink tulip planting. Not only does this benefit breast cancer, it also gives the town of Glen Cove a spring sprucing when the flowers bloom in April.
We posed five questions to each of the 12 candidates for Glen Cove City Council:
1. What are some of the issues facing the city today? How would you go about correcting/changing?
2. If elected, what would you like to see in the city?
3. What is your favorite aspect of the city?
4. Biographical information – please include your profession and family information.
5. Are you involved in any specific community organizations? Any accomplishments in these organizations?
Republican voters face difficult choices on Nov. 5. Mayoral candidate Reggie Spinello, a registered member of the Independence Party, supported Mayor Ralph Suozzi’s budgets and authorized him to borrow (i.e., increase debt) for city employee termination pay in 2012. He also supported the mayor’s punitive fee on new businesses that would require more than five parking spaces in Glen Cove’s public garages.
Access to quality education is a right that most Americans do not think twice about. A free, public education is available to all and numerous opportunities exist for higher education in technical or academic areas. Yet, throughout the world today, as well as in the past, this is not always the case.
The Nassau County Holocaust Museum and Tolerance Center in Glen Cove recently partnered with ORT America/Long Island to showcase the ORT commitment to providing relevant education throughout the years to those who might not otherwise have had such access.
Residents will likely see an increase in taxes next year, with the $69,905,527 budget proposed by Mayor Ralph V. Suozzi. Real estate taxes could increase by 1.44 percent, according to the first draft of the budget for 2014 presented at the Glen Cove City Council meeting held on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at City Hall. The residential tax rate would increase 1.67 percent and the commercial tax rate would increase by 3.24 percent.
The property tax levy increase does fall below the state’s tax cap, and increases from $29.3 million to $29.7 million; overall spending would increase by 3.7 percent, as compared with the current $67.4 million budget.
The Glen Cove School District Board of Education discussed the first draft of their district goals for the current school year at the board meeting held on Oct. 7 at Robert M. Finley Middle School, and listened to the public about their thoughts on the testing investigation that is still underway.
Several retired teachers came to the meeting to express their concerns about how the investigation has been handled, and implored the school board to put an end to the process.
Heart patients awaiting surgery often have a long road ahead of them, and the ordeal can put a lot of strain on their families. A local mom and daughter who know firsthand the struggles that coincide with heart disease are devoting their time and energy to helping others through the Harboring Hearts organization.
Michelle Javian,co-founder and CEO of Harboring Hearts, started the organization in honor of her father, who lost his battle to heart disease after a heart transplant in 2008. Both she and her mother, Mary, of Upper Brookville, spent long ours by his side in the hospital. While there they witnessed firsthand the need that existed for refuge and community support for heart patients and their families.
The first ever Healthy, Wealthy and Wise Extravaganza, sponsored in part by the Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce and held at the Pratt Pavilion for Rehabilitation and Healing on Sept. 22, proved to be a huge success.
Those who attended the event were presented with a wide array of vendors, all focusing on various ways in which life can be more healthful and less stressful, especially for those in the aging population and their caregivers. An on-going selection of expert guest speakers covered topics such as cardiovascular health, nutrition, estate planning and more.
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