Howard Davis, Jr., 1976 Olympic gold medalist, was honored over the weekend as a street was named after him in his hometown of Glen Cove.
Loggia Glen Cove No. 1016, Order Sons of Italy in America recently awarded Scholarships, Dante Medals and a Community Service Award at their last membership meeting.
Glenwood Arts celebrated its gala opening recently with an evening of art, wine, film, food and live performances enjoyed by a huge turnout. A video highlight of the evening can be viewed at Glenwood Arts website: www.glenwood-arts.org.
Glenwood Arts director of fine arts and Glenwood resident Jason Paradis curated a showing of 12 artists of diverse styles in the newly-renovated Glenwood Arts gallery. The Aeros Quintet led by Glenwood resident Michelle Haim performed an exciting array of classical and contemporary music. New York City storyteller Regina Ress enchanted the crowd with a performance of her original “Village Vignettes.” The evening was capped off by a screening of the award-winning, entertaining short film, The Quality of Mercy, directed by Long Island’s own Stephen Marro, who was in attendance. Local singer-songwriter and artist Todd Borom, kicked-off musical festivities and also created the commemorative poster that will be on sale online.
The Village of Sea Cliff has a reputation for being a family-friendly community. Mayor Bruce Kennedy and the board of trustees discussed at a public meeting on July 11 an issue that many feel affects the safety of the children in the village. The section of Littleworth Lane bordering the Sea Cliff School playground has been deemed “a tragedy waiting to happen” in the words of several citizens. Although the section between Carpenter Avenue and Hansen Place is closed until 5 p.m. during the school year, the procedure does not extend to the summer months and several incidents of near accidents have already occurred. Trustee Brian Mannix pointed out that the children are used to the fact that the street is normally closed and are liable to run out into oncoming traffic. “Consistency for safety’s sake is, without a doubt, the best move here,” he remarked regarding the permanent closing of the section of Littleworth.
On Saturday, July 5 Morgan Park Summer Music Festival was alive with music as it celebrated 50 years of providing free concerts to the public. Exactly 50 years from the date of the first concert, close to 500 people came to Morgan Park to hear the Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra play a delightful program filled with light classics and popular tunes. The weather was perfect and the music divine.
Although the weather was uncooperative on the eve of Graduation 2009, Commencement Exercises came off without a hitch as the soon-to-be graduates of Glen Cove High School marched into the gymnasium to the sounds of “Pomp and Circumstance,” performed by the high school band under the direction of James Reardon.
As part of the “Parent’s Who Host Lose the Most: Don’t Be a Party to Teenage Drinking” media campaign, SAFE, Inc. and the PRIDE Project Coalition held a breakfast with Glen Cove’s community leaders to engage their participation in the community wide campaign. The media campaign initiative combines the efforts of SAFE’s PRIDE Project Coalition and the Glen Cove Police Department to educate parents to the dangers and consequences of underage drinking and Glen Cove’s Social Host Law. The campaign, originally developed by the Drug-Free Action Alliance, has been running since April and also focuses on underage drinking that frequently accompanies prom and graduation parties.
Mayor Ralph V. Suozzi invites all Glen Cove residents to attend the City’s annual Fourth of July Celebration. Independence Day festivities will begin in the morning on Saturday, July 4, with the annual Children’s Bicycle Parade. At 10 a.m. children should line up at the Finley Middle School horseshoe with their bikes, scooters, trikes and battery-powered “vehicles.” Children are encouraged to decorate their wheels using a patriotic theme. In the evening, Glen Cove residents will be treated to a unique musical experience by two groups, beginning with the Les Stanco Group at 5:30 p.m. immediately followed by the Northwinds Band leading up to the evening fireworks display. In case of rain, the July 4th concert will be held indoors at St. Patrick’s Church. Fireworks would be rescheduled to Sunday, July 12, 2009.
Nassau County Legislature’s Presiding Officer Diane Yatauro of Glen Cove was the keynote speaker at the recent 60th annual meeting and dinner held by the League of Women Voters (LWV) of Central Nassau.
This year’s anniversary celebration highlighted the League’s founding, history and accomplishments. The focuses of the League’s efforts this year are affordable health care for all, alternatives to incarceration, the 2010 census, and redistricting.
The North Shore Historical Museum has been informed by The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation that its application for funding from the Environmental Protection Fund has been approved.
The $150,000 grant must be matched by the museum and will be used for interior restoration of the historic Justices’ Court building in Glen Cove, the new home of the museum.
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