Zefy Christopoulos Joins 12 Others Honored for Aiding Education What do you get when you bring together a group of outstanding educators, administrators, board members, community and business leaders, nonprofit organization executives and volunteers? You get the most influential people for public education in Nassau County, an honor bestowed upon 13 individuals by Nassau BOCES through its Education Partner awards program.
The Glen Cove After 3, Building Tomorrow’s Leaders after school program, organized by Youth Employment Coordinator Jacki Yonick of the Glen Cove Youth Bureau is on the move again! The second half of this year’s program is offered only to eighth-grade students in order to train and prepare for the 2010 City of Glen Cove Summer Youth Employment Program. The program, which runs until the end of Spring, will incorporate in house training, using Channing Bete’s curriculums, On Starting High School and What’s Up with Your Future, and will be exploring the local businesses in Glen Cove. There is still room for eighth grade students looking to work this summer to enroll in the After 3 program.
The Village of Sea Cliff enters a new political period. After years of faithful and selfless service, trustees Kevin White and Brian Mannix have stepped down from their positions making way for newly elected board members Peter Hayes and Tom Powell. Both were sworn in along with many other individuals accepting appointments in the village government.
Mayor Bruce Kennedy remarked about the spirit of Sea Cliff as he swore in all of the loyal citizens, “Anything is possible in Sea Cliff because we have the faith, the will, and the heart.” He commented that many have likened the village to the famous television town of “Mayberry.”
The Friends of the Library are having their annual fundraising luncheon on Sunday, April 25 at Page One Restaurant in Glen Cove. The guest author is Henry Osmers, of Shirley, Long Island. Mr. Osmers has had a love for the Montauk Point Lighthouse since childhood; he visited there many times with his family. When he was old enough, Mr. Osmers became a volunteer and eventually a tour director for the Lighthouse. His interest in the Lighthouse and its history led Mr. Osmers to write and publish his book, On Eagle’s Beak: A History of the Montauk Point Lighthouse in 2008. The title of the book was taken from a poem by Walt Whitman.
This past week, the North Shore Schools Board of Education adopted the $86,455.773.19 2010-11 budget, which constitutes a 3.314 percent increase over last year’s budget. The board communicated to the public in attendance that this was a challenging year to bring in a number that they hope will prove passable when it comes to the May 18 vote.
Trustee George Pombar addressed the financial difficulties in accommodating increasing mandated costs saying, “This year, to come in at 3.31 considering the increases you see, it is quite a stretch. Next year will look the same or worse.”
The Village of Sea Cliff Board of Trustees discussed the Community Development Program at the March meeting.
“As a little background,” said Mayor Bruce Kennedy, “approximately 35 years ago, the village joined with several other municipalities and Nassau County for the application of federal community development funds. Over those years, Sea Cliff has received several million dollars in [community development] funds, which have been used for senior citizen services, hardship rehabilitation of properties, road work and disability access projects [such as] the Village Hall elevator, curb cuts…”
This year’s Glen Cove PTA Council Scholarship honoree, Laurent Caballero was chosen for this honor by the PTA in recognition of her dedication, devotion and commitment to the Glen Cove community, schools and children. Legislator Diane Yatauro commended Cabellero for her exemplary efforts on behalf the students in the Glen Cove School District.
The Glen Cove Community Scholarship Fund was founded in 1958, and administers funds in the form of scholarships which are awarded annually to deserving Glen Cove High School seniors.
As part of its restoration of the exterior of Glen Cove’s Justice Court Building, its future home, the North Shore Historical Museum is in the process of replacing the bars on the windows that housed a jail, one of the many uses of this historic building.
Construction Supervisor Mario Gallo, heading the team installing the bars in their original positions, is no stranger to the task. Many years ago Mario’s father was responsible for dismantling the jail and the bars. Forest Iron Works has the original cell door that was removed and is donating it back to the Museum. It will be returned to its original location.
Mayor Ralph V. Suozzi, Deputy Mayor Maureen Basdavanos, Minority Leader of the Nassau County Legislature Diane Yatauro and Glen Cove City Councilman Anthony Jimenez, who is a member of the American Legion Young Simmons Post, attended the annual Law and Order Night at the Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club, hosted by the American Legion. This event was held in honor of the first responders that proudly serve and protect the Glen Cove community. Each year, the Glen Cove Police Department, Glen Cove Fire Department and Glen Cove EMS each nominate an individual from his or her respective department who has gone above and beyond the call of duty. These individuals are formally recognized at an awards ceremony attended by the mayor, elected officials, community leaders and representatives from each of these departments.
Civic Party candidates Peter Hayes and Tom Powell won the two vacant seats on the Village of Sea Cliff Board of Trustees.
Peter Hayes received 358 votes and Tom Powell 361.
Village Green Party candidate Joe Krupinski came in close behind with 227.
The only candidate for village justice, Judge John P. Reali, received 386 votes and will return to his position.
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