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.
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.
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.
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.
The Inaugural Sea Faire at the Glen Cove’s waterfront took place during a major heat wave over the Independence Day weekend, and an estimated 10,000 people ventured out over the course of the weekend. The much-hyped event was created as a way to draw residents and people from other communities to the waterfront, which has been cleaned up in recent years, with plans for major redevelopment.
The Fourth of July festivities began bright and early on a hot, humid morning in Glen Cove with a well-attended bicycle parade for the kids, followed by a ribbon cutting for the renovated gazebo in Morgan Park in the afternoon, and culminating in music and a fireworks celebration in the evening.
Three years on the sidelines with a bad hip and two surgeries later, 65-year-old Bob Litwin, one of the North Shore’s most accomplished tennis players, is ready to lead the United States Grand Masters Team as its player/coach in the 19th World Maccabiah Games in Israel in July.
Litwin, a member of the Eastern Tennis Hall of Fame, has won the International Tennis Federation World Championship, 14 United States Tennis Association National titles from 1991 to 2007 and was ranked first in the over 55 years old bracket in 2005. He grew up in Great Neck, starring at Great Neck South High in tennis and basketball and lived in Port Washington for 23 years before moving to Glenwood Landing to develop his Focus Institute.
At the July 1 North Shore School District Board of Education meeting, new trustees Sara Jones, Michael Nightingale, and Marianne M. Russo were sworn in by district clerk Betty Ciampi. They will serve the community for the next three years. Additionally, Dr. Herman Berliner was appointed BOE President and Tom Knierim Vice President.
The Glen Cove Board of Education chose Donna Brady to be the board president for the 2013-14 school year, and Barrie Dratch as vice president. The new positions took effect at the July 1 reorganizational meeting, also the first day on the job for Superintendent Maria Rianna. Richie Maccarone also began his term as a trustee, and Grady Farnan was sworn in for a second term.
Chris Powers presided over the reorganizational portion of the meeting, including swearing in the superintendent, the board members, the president and vice president. Additionally, Ida Johnson was sworn in as district clerk, Amy Franklin as district treasurer and Jackie Lizza as deputy treasurer.
Jeanne DiSimone took the podium at the 2013 North Shore High School Commencement Ceremony while her peers, teachers, family and friends watched with joy and admiration.
After she graciously asked everyone in the audience to give another round of applause to the Salutatorian, Andrew Fierstein, she began her speech.
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