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.
SAFE, Inc held a town hall meeting in the main chambers of Glen Cove City Hall last week to apprise the community on where the children of this district stand in terms of drug and alcohol use.
Dr. Bernard S. Gorman, the drug-free community program evaluator, presented the results from the Bach-Harrison Prevention Needs Assessment Survey that was given to students in sixth, eighth, 10th and 12th grade earlier this year. He began by explaining the community’s drug control policy, stressing that prevention is the best approach, and educating students as the negatives of drug use, as well as educating the community on the risks, is important for stopping drug use before it begins.
Strike a pose! On Thursday, April 19, eighth-grade students from All Saints Regional Catholic School in Glen Cove showed off the latest spring styles at the school’s annual fashion show fundraiser. Stepping into the sold-out event, held at Sans Souci in Sea Cliff, had the same glitz and glamour as most weddings, straight down to the men in tuxes. The event attracted 220 guests who were treated to a delicious three-course meal while enjoying views of the Long Island Sound.
“The teachers have really taken care of their home and we appreciate it,” Board President Carolyn Mazzu Genovesi said. “There wasn’t a board member who wasn’t very concerned about our teaching staff. We love our teachers and every single one of us is sitting here because we believe strongly in quality public education and we really didn’t like the position that the state has put us in.”
Lisa Vetrone, a senior at North Shore High School, has been singing for as long as she can remember, but only recently started performing publicly. Several open mic nights in New York City last summer, and one at Page One in Glen Cove, gave the singer-songwriter the confidence to send in an audition video for MSG Varsity’s Talent Show on Cablevision last fall, and this spring, she found herself on stage, in full make-up, performing to a crowd of about 60 people while being taped for the cable network’s high school talent show.
“It was beyond my expectations,” Vetrone says of the experience. “Performing on stage made me realize this is what I want to do.”
As promised at the previous meeting, the Glen Cove Board of Education adopted a budget that remains at the 2 percent tax levy cap increase, with a budget increase of 2.84 percent from last year.
The $74,098,650 budget is estimated to raise the tax rate 26 cents per $1000 on the assessed value of the homes in the district, which would cost homeowners an extra $123 per year.
Glen Cove’s ninth annual fundraiser dinner for DRI, the Diabetes Research Institute was a huge success. After Monday’s dinner, total local fundraising has reached around half a million dollars, according to event chair Delia DeRiggi-Whitton, who is also Nassau County legislator for the area.
The 2012 “Cooking for a Cure” event honored Mr. and Mrs. Greg Trunz of The Swan Club along with “special guest” Glen Cove City councilman and diabetes survivor Anthony Jimenez.
Hersh Fine Art, a new gallery of contemporary art in Glen Cove, opens its doors this week to the public with its inaugural exhibition, “Fiction / Non-Fiction.” The exhibition will run through June 3. All are welcome to its opening reception, which is expected to draw a large and varied crowd, on Friday, April 20, from 6 to 8 p.m.
The gallery occupies a previously empty storefront space just across from City Hall, on Glen Street, bringing vital new energy to a beautiful and deserving area of the city.
Last month, the senior center and its program was selected as the recipient of the 2012 MindAlert Award in the Lifelong Learning/Third Age Educational Programs category by the American Society on Aging, in collaboration with MetLife Foundation. The program is a multidimensional lifelong learning program that provides new opportunities for mental stimulation and retention, socialization, and may spark an interest for continuous learning among program participants.
When she moved with her family from Queens, Kristen Kenny, now 22, needed a place to make friends. Mikey Zangari, now 20, was shy and making friends was difficult.
“The Boys & Girls Club gave me a positive place to find good friends,” says Kenny. “But beyond that it helped me decide to become a teacher.”
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