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Viking Foundation Ramps Up Fundraising Effort

Written by Jill Nossa: Friday, 08 June 2012 00:00

More than $1 million raised to date, hopes to raise $3 million by the end of the year

In a time when the future of public education is in peril due to reductions in tax revenue combined with rising state-mandated costs, volunteers in the North Shore School District community have come up with a way to try to prevent the fall of public education as we know it, in the form of a public-private partnership.

The Viking Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1995 to assist the district with gaining capital funds, established in response to the reduction in state and federal aid received by the schools. The board of directors consists of volunteers who live in the community; the Record Pilot sat down with several members of the board of directors of the Viking Foundation, including Phil Como, Lori Berglin, Amy Shamroth, Lisa Castiglioni and Charles Parisi, as well as North Shore Schools Superintendent Dr. Ed Melnick and Roy P. Wheeler of ParkGate Fundraising, LLC.


Missing But Not Forgotten

Written by Jill Nossa: Friday, 08 June 2012 00:00

Mass held for former MIAs at St. Patrick’s Church

A memorial Mass was held at St. Patrick’s Church in Glen Cove on Saturday, May 26 to honor Sgt. William Kevin Colwell and five other Vietnam War servicemen who had been MIA since 1965. The remains were recently discovered, and the men will receive a military burial at Arlington National Cemetery by the Air Force on July 9.

Ann Famigliette, the oldest daughter of Colwell’s sister, Ellen, gave the eulogy.


Glen Cove Celebrates Memorial Day

Written by Jill Nossa: Friday, 01 June 2012 00:00

Festivities begin with a commemoration, followed by the annual parade

Glen Cove got a break from the rain on this year’s Memorial Day, and though the sun was hot and the air ripe with humidity, the city’s residents showed their patriotism by lining the streets to welcome the veterans, marching bands and city officials who marched in the annual parade.

Grand Opening Of New Storage Facility In Glen Cove

Written by Jill Nossa: Friday, 01 June 2012 00:00

Men On The Move takes over old Photocircuits site

On Thursday, May 17, the moving and storage company Men On The Move held it’s grand opening party and ribbon cutting ceremony, with more than 250 people in attendance.

The 27-year-old company began as a local moving company and then expanded into the self-storage business to better accommodate their customers’ needs. Owner John Beyer said they began opening storage facilities around Long Island at their locations in Huntington, Floral Park and Islandia, and when the Glen Head resident realized nothing was happening with the former Photocircuits Corporation building, he decided to see if it was worth investing in. The circuit-board maker shut its doors in 2007 after 56 years of operation, and Beyer said he did an extensive amount of research on the site before purchasing it. The sale closed last August, and after investing $3.5 million to do a gut renovation of the 52,000 square foot site, they now have a two-story, 89,000 square foot “Class A” storage facility that is fully climate controlled.


Man Allegedly Dumped Thousands Of Gallons Of Hazardous Waste In Glen Cove Waterway

Friday, 25 May 2012 00:00

Doxey charged with 20 felonies for illegal dumping at salvage yard

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced Monday that a Muttontown man has been charged with illegally dumping thousands of gallons of toxic automotive fluids into the ground at his salvage yard located at 4 Park Place in Glen Cove, just south of the Glen Cove Waterway.

John Doxey, 44, was arrested Monday morning by DA office investigators and charged with 10 counts of endangering public health, safety or the environment in the third degree and 10 counts of discharge of pollution into the waters of the State of New York without a state pollution discharge elimination system permit. If convicted, he faces up to four years in prison and a fine of up to $75,000 per day for each day of dumping.


GCTV Student Finalist For MSG Varsity V-Award

Written by Jill Nossa: Friday, 25 May 2012 00:00

Junior Francesca Sharper could win a $5,000 grant for the school’s TV studio

In her first year taking Glen Cove High School’s TV studio course, junior Francesca Sharper has proven to have a natural talent in front of the camera. This month, Sharper was nominated as a tri-state finalist for Cablevision’s MSG Varsity V-Award, making her eligible for a $5,000 grant for the school if she is chosen.

Sharper is one of five finalists in the On-Air Talent, Non-Sports category for her work on GCTV Friday Morning News.


Budget Passes In GC, NS School Districts

Written by Jill Nossa: Thursday, 17 May 2012 00:00

Brady, Huggins and Nedbor-Gross elected to GC school board, Berliner and Labbate to NS

Soon after the polls closed at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, the results started coming in to the anxiously waiting administration at Glen Cove High School, marking the end of a hard-fought battle to raise the community’s awareness about the importance of passing the budget.

The budget passed 930 to 455, a 68 percent margin of approval. A small group of administrators, school board members, candidates, families and other community members gathered at the high school showed their support and enthusiasm for the passing of the budget and the election of the trustees.


City Pays Tribute To Seniors

Written by Jill Nossa: Friday, 18 May 2012 00:00

Glen Cove’s Senior Recognition Day honors the elders of the community

Village Square played host to Glen Cove’s Sixth Annual Senior Recognition day last Saturday, an event that attracted more than 100 people to the city’s downtown area. With the blazing sun, attendees were able to keep cool with Rita’s Ice and take in the sounds of jazz from the Les Stanco Group and the singing of the Golden Voices Choral from the Glen Cove Senior Center.

Along with Mayor Ralph V. Suozzi and members of the Glen Cove City Council, New York State Assemblyman Charles Lavine and Congressman Steve Israel both attended the afternoon’s ceremony to recognize seniors.


Glen Cove PTA Holds ‘Meet The Candidates’ Forum

Written by Jill Nossa: Friday, 11 May 2012 00:00

Five contenders for three open trustee seats

The Glen Cove Council of PTAs hosted a Meet the Candidates forum Monday night at Robert M. Finley Middle School that allowed members of the public to present questions to each of the five candidates running for the three open trustee positions.

Incumbent Trustees David Huggins and Gail Nedbor-Gross, along with candidates Eric Bailey, Donna Brady and Grace Slezak, had two minutes each to make their opening statements, and one minute to answer each of the proposed questions. The forum was moderated by City Court Judge Richard McCord.


A Taste Of The Gold Coast

Written by Jill Nossa: Friday, 11 May 2012 00:00

The 15th Annual Culinary Delights provides a sampling of the best food in the area

Food vendors from all over the North Shore treated guests to a sampling of their best dishes at the Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce 15th Annual Culinary Delights, held Thursday, April 26, at the Glen Cove Mansion.

The elegant affair gave attendees the opportunity to try the menus of new restaurants and indulge in everything from the steak tips prepared by The Meat House in Roslyn, to the vegan salads and burgers offered by Sweet Tomato of Glen Cove. Baked goods, bananas foster crepes, and a selection of wine and beer were among some of the more decadent offerings.


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