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Bait & Tackle Store Thrives On North Shore

Written by Gary Simeone Saturday, 28 September 2013 00:00

Blaise Rafino and his wife, Diane, have been very busy this summer catering to their faithful customers at Duffy’s Bait & Tackle Shop in Glenwood Landing. The couple, married for 42 years, are community mainstays in their 58 Shore Road store at the corner of Scudders Lane—one of the last bait and tackle shops still in business on Long Island.

 

“We have a lot of families who’ve been coming to us for years and they bring their children, and when their children grow up, they come to us,” says Diane. “Right now it’s snapper season so we have a lot of the local kids buying bait.”

 

Annual Gala Planned

Written by Record Pilot Staff Thursday, 26 September 2013 00:00

The Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce has begun to plan for its annual Gala Event to celebrate Glen Cove and award well-deserving honorees who have contributed to the community. The following businesses are sponsors for this elegant event: Glengariff Healthcare Center, Whitting Funeral Home, Arena Taxi, Astoria Federal Savings Bank, Law Offices of Ann-Margaret Carrozza, Laffey Fine Homes Intl. (Mary Stanco), TD Bank and Glen Cove Hospital. 

This year’s distinguished honorees are:

 

School Board has 'Faith' In Teachers

Written by Jill Nossa Wednesday, 25 September 2013 00:00

Details of the independent report on the investigation into alleged test coaching in the Glen Cove City School District became public last week, with an article published in Newsday that sheds light on the findings. The report concludes that teachers at two elementary schools - Connolly and Landing - supplied students with correct answers during state English Language Arts and mathematics exams in spring 2012. The report was completed in mid-March, shortly before the news of the investigation first broke, and disciplinary hearings are still underway. The Glen Cove Board of Education posted a statement on the district’s web site responding to the article.

 

School Board has 'Faith' In Teachers

Written by Jill Nossa Wednesday, 25 September 2013 00:00

Details of the independent report on the investigation into alleged test coaching in the Glen Cove City School District became public last week, with an article published in Newsday that sheds light on the findings. The report concludes that teachers at two elementary schools - Connolly and Landing - supplied students with correct answers during state English Language Arts and mathematics exams in spring 2012. The report was completed in mid-March, shortly before the news of the investigation first broke, and disciplinary hearings are still underway. The Glen Cove Board of Education posted a statement on the district’s web site responding to the article.

 

E-cigarettes Are Not Safe

Written by Submitted by SAFE, Inc. Saturday, 21 September 2013 00:00

Just when it appeared that many of our youth were deciding that cigarette smoking was not a good idea, a new form of smoking has now become available - electronic cigarettes, which are now considered “cool” among teens. 

 

SAFE, Inc. is committed to educating Glen Cove youth and their parents regarding this new form of smoking and will continue to partner with the Tobacco Action Coalition of LI to drive home the fact that using e-cigarettes may lead to smoking conventional cigarettes and it is not safe. 

 

“E-cigarettes contain nicotine, which is highly addictive and a gateway to more traditional tobacco products,” said Carol Meschkow, Nassau Coordinator for Tobacco Action Coalition of LI. “Parents and educators do need to be concerned about the tobacco industry’s efforts to groom the next generation of smokers.”

 

Chartered Ferry Service In Glen Cove

Written by Jill Nossa Friday, 20 September 2013 00:00

The waterfront in Glen Cove is being put to use with a new chartered ferry service for private events. 

 

Seastreak, a leader in revitalizing fast passenger ferry services in the New York metropolitan area, chartered a special corporate event and sightseeing cruises from the Glen Cove ferry dock at Garvies Point last week, with the inaugural event taking place on the bright and sunny morning of Sept. 12.

 

“Having a company like Seastreak offering a chartered service from Glen Cove’s waterfront is a testament to the decade long revitalization efforts that have taken place along beautiful Hempstead Harbor,” Glen Cove Mayor Ralph Suozzi said.

“By welcoming NY Waterways this summer and now Seastreak, we are able to show off our magnificent new maritime facilities to two of the region’s leading ferry companies.”

 

$79,000 Raised For Diabetes

Written by Jill Nossa Thursday, 19 September 2013 00:00

Glen Cove had a fourth successful “Gold Coast Concours/Bimmerstock” car show  earlier this month. The annual fundraiser, held on Sunday, Sept. 8, is one of several local efforts that raise money for the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation ( DRIF). 

Martino Auto Concepts/MAC Auto Couture again presented Bimmerstock. Nassau County Legislator and DRIF board member Delia DeRiggi-Whitton has helped make this event happen for four years in a row. 

 

The car show and related fundraising materials helped bring in just under $80,000 for the DRIF. Over the last 4 years, this event has raised over $260,000 for the DRIF. And the total local efforts including golf outings, a dinner and the car

show have helped the Glen Cove area raise almost $780,000 for diabetes research. 

 

9/11 Anniversary Commemoration

Written by Jill Nossa Wednesday, 18 September 2013 00:00

The Glen Cove Fire Department now has a piece of history in Pratt Park. Twelve years after the attacks on the twin towers, an artifact from the site has been created into a monument, dedicated to members of the Glen Cove Fire Department. 

 

The section of a beam retrieved from the site was secured by the Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce two years ago,  and Executive Director Phyllis Gorham had been coordinating the creation of the beam into an outdoor sculpture for all to admire and reflect on ever since. 

 

From Trash To Art

Written by Jane Lawrence Saturday, 14 September 2013 00:00

What do a Westchester waste treatment plant, the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, a sculptor and a ribbon weaver have in common?  The answer will be revealed at an artist’s reception in the Atrium of the Tilles Center on Sunday, Sept. 15 from 2 to 5 p.m. , when the installation “Sea Change” will be unveiled.  

 

“Sea Change” is a collaborative effort of Glen Head sculptor, Barbara Grossman Karyo, and Locust Valley ribbon weaver, Sally Shore. The installation, created almost entirely of plastic items and other detritus invading our natural environment, evokes the experience of being underwater in a colorful, whimsical way and, at the same time, makes a very powerful statement about the damaging effects such waste has on our local waters.

 

Green Forest Celebrates Grand Opening

Written by Jill Nossa Friday, 13 September 2013 00:00

New veterinary hospital takes holistic approach to animal care    

Dogs, kids and music lovers all had a good time at the grand opening of Green Forest Veterinary Hospital in Glen Cove, celebrated some eight months after the facility actually opened. 

 

The festivities on Sunday, Aug. 18, offered a little something for everyone, including catered food from Tappo in Glen Cove, a bounce house for the kids and live music from Jelly Band. Pets competed for ‘best costume.’ Volunteers for

Wildlife gave demonstrations and tours. 

 

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