First Mike Dukakis and then John Kerry made the same mistake when running for president. They tried to take the high road and ignored their critics. As a result, the impression that was left was that their critics must be right, otherwise, they would have set the record straight. So, let me again set the record straight.
Banking on the fact that Sea Cliff and its surrounding neighbors would embrace the ridiculous idea of a three-hour round of golf through its parks, ball fields and even private properties (over 40, in fact), we put it together and it worked! Eighteen hundred dollars was raised for the Sea Cliff Library and another $300 for the Sea Cliff Fire Dept. Associated Press liked the idea enough that they did a national story on it!
Last weekend, the Business Improvement District began its Downtown Sounds Music Series on Friday evening July 3, with the music of Uppercut. The Village Square was filled with more than 200 residents and the surrounding downtown sidewalks and restaurants were filled to capacity with patrons as our city’s summer of music began.
On May 9, Glen Cove celebrated Senior Day in its downtown area. The day was to honor all the wonderful senior citizens in our city, with this year’s special honoree being Joan Meehan. It was an outstanding day!
The mayor’s Senior Citizen Advisory Council wishes to thank Mayor Ralph Suozzi, Deputy Mayor Maureen Basdavanos, the entire city council, and those who served on the Senior Day Committee. Your efforts were greatly appreciated.
On behalf of our seniors, we acknowledge, with gratitude, the on-going support of our city officials, as we constantly pursue ways to improve the lives of our senior population.
Leslie McCarthy, chair,
Senior Advisory Council
I have always been ready to fight the good fight for a worthy cause, and on Sunday, May 31 I had the opportunity to literally do just that as a participant in Alexandra Goidel’s Bat Mitzvah project. A North Shore Middle School student, Alexandra studies mixed martial arts under the tutelage of Derek Panza at Panza Mixed Martial Arts in Glen Cove. When it came time for Alexandra to choose a “mitzvah,” or “good deed,” component of her celebration, she and her mother Wendy brought to Derek the idea of combining Alexandra’s passion for MMA with her desire to raise money for charities close to her heart. Derek was thrilled with the idea and suggested a competition in which he would spar 100 straight rounds with any and all takers.
Among my collection of inspirational readings, none seemed more appropriate than the following to describe the past year. “Be loving and respectful of all people, and you will attract individuals that will love and respect you back.”
We rejoice that those who once felt rejected and alone have found welcome and acceptance with us in our worship service. They have become part of our church family. Their inclusion has brought us joy, energy, hope and fun as we have come together in our common need to worship God. We thank them for accepting our invitation.
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