A drive down Prospect Avenue now reveals a hidden gem across from Tappan Beach, thanks to a project that took a decade and a half to come to fruition, and only eight months to complete. Scudder’s Pond, once hidden from the road behind tall phragmites, is not only visible, but much cleaner.
Plus, it's a significant step toward purifying the water in Hempstead Harbor.
The $2.6 million project that involved dredging the pond for the first time in 30 years, installing a storm basin device and removing invasive non-native plants, all to combat problems from one of the largest sources of harbor contamination.
Thousands of spectators converged on Glen and School Streets for the annual Gold Coast Concours/Bimmerstock last Sunday, Sept. 14. This annual event, organized by co-chairpersons Joe LaPadula and Jon Holzer of Martino Auto Concepts of Glen Cove, helped raise $75,000 that went directly to the Diabetes Research Institute. (DRIF)
With perfect fall weather, spectators from all over Long Island and New York City, along with a number of international visitors, viewed 650 cars. The high-end exotics included many
Lamborghinis and Ferraris with values of more than $250,000 each. There were a couple of high performance gull wing door McClarens valued at over $300,000. There were plenty of Porsches, one Ford GT 40, old and new Corvettes, high performance muscle cars along with a few super fast Nissan GTRs. BMW showed with many M Class vehicles along with their electric models and their new, sleek, gull-winged-door, high-end I8 357 HP plug-in hybrid that purred as it went up the street.
Glen Head’s First Annual Farmers Market & Local Business Showcase, to be held Sept. 21, is not your grandmother’s farmers market.
Sponsored by the Glen Head Glenwood Business Association (GHGWBA), the market will feature a huge selection of fresh produce from iconic local favorite Rottkamp Farm, as well as
28 talented GHGWBA vendors (jewelry, plants, handmade soap, gourmet popcorn, candles, handcrafted gifts and more.) Neighborhood restaurants will also be selling a variety of favorite cuisines, so prepare to arrive hungry.
The completion of eight interpretive signs on Hempstead Harbor now makes it fun and easy for area residents to learn about Hempstead Harbor. The signs posted in Roslyn, Roslyn Harbor, Cedarmere, Glenwood Landing , Sea Cliff and Glen Cove give easy to read information on the harbor’s history, nature, environmental impact and water shed protection.
On Sunday, Sept. 21, the only place to be for lovers of local music is the Homestead in Oyster Bay, where a full day of live music is planned at GlenFest featuring 25 different performances. The lineup includes big names like Richie Cannata to Sea Cliff mainstays Kris Rice and Chicken Head to up-and-comers like Matt Grabowski and Lisa Vetrone.
GlenFest is the brainchild of Dave Losee, 53, of Glen Cove, who plays in the Crosstown Blues Band.
A visit to the Village Wine Merchant in Sea Cliff is more of a learning experience than merely a shopping outing. The staff aims to help customers find exactly what they are looking for, and is happy to educate and eager to develop a relationship with customers to better serve them. The wine store on Sea Cliff Avenue just celebrated its one year anniversary, considered a significant landmark in Sea Cliff.
“It’s a tradition in Sea Cliff to not hold a ribbon cutting until a business has hit the one year mark,” said Mayor Bruce Kennedy. “Otherwise, we’d be holding them all the time...too many don’t make it. If you can make it a year, you can make it 30 years.”
Known for her love of exotic cars, sophisticated leather fashions and a penchant for giving back, part-time Long Islander Joanne Del Prete-Rosten can often be seen driving around town in her Lamborghini LP550, which is decked out in the colors of her clothing company, Canto NYC. On Sunday, Sept. 14, those interested in getting a closer look at the car that has become somewhat of a local celebrity can see it on display with hundreds of exotic cars at the sixth annual Gold Coast Concours/Bimmerstock event, presented by Martino
Auto Concepts and benefiting the Diabetes Research Institute. Rain or shine, the event will take place in downtown Glen Cove from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free to spectators. For those wanting to register a car, the fee is $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the event.
As a fitness coach and a mother, Melissa Monteforte of Locust Valley knows how important it is to stay healthy, and how difficult it can be for women to make themselves, and their health, a priority. Wanting to help women take charge and feel more in control, she organized the Fit & Healthy Mamas Annual 5K run, now in its third year, which will take place on
Saturday, Sept. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow.
“I felt like running was the best outlet when I became a mother; it’s such a great way to get fit and feel healthy and I wanted to share that with other moms,” says Monteforte, 31. “I wanted women to feel celebrated, no matter their fitness level, and to put their health first.”
This week marks the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, and Glen Covers are still mourning the loss of several native sons. These men have been honored locally with street signs, and their names are also engraved in the monument at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in lower Manhattan, which opened to the public this past May.
Edward Joseph Lehman, 41, of Glen Cove, was employed by Aon Corp. and died in Tower Two. The father of two would have become a grandfather a month after the attacks.
Female rockers Antigone Rising have played gigs all over the world, but one important venue has been missing from their roster: Sea Cliff Beach. This will be amended this weekend, with a free performance on the beach in the village where half of the band members live.
“A gig like this is so special,” says bass player and founding member Kristen Ellis-Henderson, who grew up in Glen Cove and now lives with her family in Sea Cliff. “It’s a beautiful beach and concert setting, and will be the most special show we’ve played in a while.”
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