A beautiful first full day of summer provided the perfect backdrop for the first day of the rest of the lives of Glen Cove High School’s Class of 2013 graduates. As loving families and dedicated teachers and administrators came together to celebrate with pride and gratitude the outstanding accomplishments of these students, the grads made their way out onto J.C. Maiden Field for the last time in their educational careers to accept their high school diplomas.
As the high school band, led by Nick Carbuto, struck up the familiar strains of “Pomp and Circumstance,” the graduates proudly marched onto the field. The Select Choir, led by Ed Norris, performed a celestial rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner,” marking the opening of the day’s festivities. Choir member and graduate Victoria Andreotti also served as guest conductor for the school alma mater.
A popular novel, The Cardinal, first gave young Richard Kopinski the idea that he might have a calling to be a priest.
“I was taken with the idea of a priest as someone who belongs exclusively to God,” said Father Kopinski, pastor of St. Hyacinth Catholic Church, Glen Head. He had read the 1950 novel by Henry Morton Robinson. The novel was made into a 1963 film directed by Otto Preminger.
That calling would take him far from Long Island, first to the University of Notre Dame and later Africa, but eventually back to Long Island.
Nearly a year to the day after a storm crushed the gazebo at Morgan Memorial Park, a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on July 4 to officially “open” the renovated structure that looks as good as new, and is even stronger than before.
“The restored gazebo has new columns made of a textile material that paints like wood but is strong like fiberglass,” says Mayor Ralph V. Suozzi. “Inside the outer columns is a 2.5 inch steel skeleton fastened to steel I-beams under the copper roof and behind the surrounding wooden curtain. The restored gazebo has exceptional horizontal and vertical strength that greatly exceeds its original design specifications. It will stand strong and proud as the iconic symbol of our city’s identity, history and as part of the legacy of Morgan Memorial Park well into the next century and beyond.”
It was Sunday afternoon, June 9, in Glen Cove. St. Rocco’s Parish Hall was filled with round tables adorned in cotton floral tablecloths. Ladies in hats, some elegant, some quirky, sat and sipped tea from China tea cups. All had come out for the Third Annual Mad Hatter’s Tea Party held by the Glen Cove Hospital Auxiliary.
If you ask Msgr. Robert Clerkin, pastor of St. Paul the Apostle Church where his parish is, the answer won’t be simple.
His assignment papers when he came here in 2002 read “St. Paul the Apostle Church, Brookville.” Yet the church sits on Route 107 right near the high school, middle school and administration building for the Jericho School District, and across Route 107 from the State University of New York at Old Westbury.
Firefighters are known as heroes, and one local man hasn’t let having a brain tumor stop him from serving his community. On June 15, Michael Hallquest of Glen Cove participated in the annual New York Brain Tumor Walk and his team raised more than $12,000 for the National Brain Tumor Society.
Glen Cove High School held its commencement ceremony on June 22. The number one and two students in the Class of 2013 are Elias Blinkoff and Nicole D’Ambrosio.
Morgan Park Summer Music Festival recently held its annual Young Performers Talent Competition at St. Patrick’s Parish Hall in Glen Cove. Fifteen very talented vocalists and instrumentalists played and sang before four judges.
In the past few weeks you may have noticed trucks on the road advertising a unique - and necessary - service. In late May, The Junkluggers, a New York City-based company, expanded into Nassau County, with the franchise owner's truck parked right in his driveway in Glen Cove.
At this point, those trucks are, in the fact, the company's primary form of advertising, and it works.
The president of the North Shore School Board, Carolyn Mazzu Genovesi, was present with Board Trustee Tom Knierim, Assistant Superintendent for Business Olivia Buatsi, and Legislative Action Committee Chairperson Thomas Murphy, when Governor Cuomo’s senior administration presented details of their plan to restructure LIPA at a recent public meeting held at SUNY Old Westbury on June 5.
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