This past summer, various Glen Cove teachers worked on curriculum and staff development projects. “It was all about 21st century skills,” said Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Technology Dr. Shari Camhi. “We concentrated on things like integrating new technology and being global.” Some of the new technology in the schools includes video scanners and recorders, podcasting, Twitter accounts and document cameras for student learning.
Third-grade teacher Ilene Abramson said that her classroom will use the Internet, video, radio and all the technology that is currently available. “We want to correlate our curriculum with what is out there in the world,” she said. Some of the accomplishments gleaned were a more detailed curriculum, the utilization of interdisciplinary approaches and the inclusion of websites and integration of videos in lessons and books.
Ann Ashmeade of Floral Park stood with tears in her eyes as Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi congratulated her for being a lottery winner in the county’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program, which gives first-time homebuyers in Nassau County the opportunity to own their own home.
The program calls for the county to purchase and rehabilitate homes that have been foreclosed and then sell them affordably to those who qualify, including first-time homebuyers.
Nassau County Legislator Diane Yatauro of Glen Cove announced a “Drug Disposal Program” on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Glen Cove Police Department and local Nassau County Police Precincts.
Legislator Yatauro said, “I urge all residents to go through their medicine cabinets to see if there are any unwanted, expired, unused or illicit drugs and bring them all to any of our drop-off locations.
Mayor Ralph V. Suozzi has invited Glen Cove residents to participate in the next series of Neighborhood Town Hall Meetings scheduled for this fall. During these meetings, residents will have the opportunity to speak with Mayor Suozzi and the Glen Cove City Council regarding any concerns that they have pertaining to their specific area of the neighborhood. In addition to the mayor, several representatives from various city departments will be present to address concerns and answer questions.
In the past, residents have addressed several issues with the mayor and city council, including missing street signs, signage needing repair, illegal occupancy, overgrowth of foliage, excessive speeding concerns, street maintenance, abandoned homes and litter, among other complaints.
Get a head start and get your application from the Chamber Office now! This scholarship is open to any student who resides in the City of Glen Cove and who will be entering their senior year in the fall of 2009, regardless of high school attended. The deadline for applications is October 1. Scholarship funds will be awarded with proof of your college registration letter.
The 2009 scholarship recipient will be awarded on Sunday evening, October 25 at The Celebrate Glen Cove Gala Event with a free ticket for admission. Parents will be offered tickets to attend at a discount from the usual charge by the Chamber.
Mayor Ralph V. Suozzi announced that he received more than 2,100 petition signatures for re-election as mayor of the City of Glen Cove. Together with his city council team of Delia DeRiggi-Whitton, Nick DiLeo, Sean Dwyer, Mike Famiglietti, Tony Jimenez and Tim Tenke, Mayor Suozzi is endorsed by the Democratic, Independence, Working Family and Glen Cove Voters parties. In his initial successful bid for mayor in 2005, Mayor Suozzi said he created the independent Glen Cove Voters organization to, “remove political influence from local government and create transparency, accountability, and openness for residents and businesses alike.”
The annual SCO Family of Services Peter Speranza 5K Run to Help the Children is celebrating its 20th year on Saturday, Sept. 5, in Sea Cliff. This 5K race benefits the developmentally disabled and physically challenged children whose lives have been significantly changed with SCO’s help. The 5K Run is named in memory of Peter Speranza, former board member and longtime supporter of SCO. All are invited to join SCO in celebrating this milestone and bring the whole family for a day of fun while supporting a great cause. To help celebrate the 20th Anniversary, there will be games and prizes for all. This will be their best year yet!
August 44 was a day full of nostalgia and happy memories as 23 members of Glen Cove High School’s Class of 1944 came together with some of their families for a 65th reunion at the lovely San Souci restaurant in Sea Cliff.
As part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s new advocacy campaign, “Be Great,” Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, actress and Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club alumna Ashanti unveiled a new billboard in Times Square on August 11, featuring her childhood picture and an inspirational message, “Be Amazing.” Ashanti joins some 25 prominent alumni in the new advocacy campaign to help increase public awareness and understanding about the key issues facing America’s youth, and the positive impact of Clubs.
From academic failure and gang violence to poverty, drugs and obesity, America’s young people face a daunting array of problems – with serious consequences and fewer safety nets at home and in the community.
Ingrid Olsson Feingold brings a little bit of Scandinavia to the North Shore of Long Island. Born to immigrants and raised in a section of Brooklyn abundant with Swedes and Norwegians at the time, the Glen Head resident is one of the few remaining individuals in the world who knows the words to many of the old art and folk songs from the region.
With a father from Sweden and a mother hailing from Norway, the culture of both countries was part of everyday life for the Olsson children. “I came out of the womb singing!” Ingrid joked. She began joining her older sister at the Swedish folk dancing group and by the age of 10 found herself crooning the old songs with folk bands. Even in New York, she was surrounded with the best musicians Scandinavia had to offer. Walter Eriksson, knighted by the King of Norway as the best Swedish accordion player in the world, played for the dance group. His daughter, Jeanne later went on to head the band with which Ingrid sings now called Smörgåsbandet (a play on the word “Smorgasbord”). The group’s specialty is Swedish and Norwegian music, but they throw in some 1950s American hits for fun.
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