Thursday, 19 September 2013 00:00
Book Discussion Group - September 18
STOP Program - September 21
Beach Cleanup At Pryibil - September 21
At 2 p.m., Sarah Siegel will lead a discussion of The Dinner by Herman Koch at the Gold Coast Public Library. This international bestseller is the darkly suspenseful, highly controversial tale of two families struggling to make the hardest decision of their lives during the course of one meal. At an Amsterdam restaurant the couples move from small talk to the wrenching shared challenge of their teenage sons’ act of violence that has triggered a police investigation and revealed the extent to which each family will go to protect those they love.
This year’s second STOP (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) Program will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Rain date Sept. 28) at the Winters Brothers facility located at the end of Morris Avenue in Glen Cove.
Volunteers are needed to participate in the 27th annual International Coastal Beach Cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 21.(Rain date will be Saturday, Sept. 28). This event is one of the world’s largest volunteer data gathering efforts on behalf of the marine environment. Volunteers are needed to help clean the beaches and inventory litter on data cards provided by the American Littoral Society. This information will then be forwarded to The Ocean Conservancy in Washington D.C. who will review each tallied item indicated on the data cards and report on the status of our waterways worldwide. Volunteers are asked to meet at Pryibil Beach at 9 a.m. All volunteers will receive a certificate of appreciation from the American Littoral Society as well as refreshments generously provided by the Glen Cove Diner. For more information please contact Damion Stavredes at 516-779-6382.
The Coalition to Save Hempstead Harbor will be coordinating a beach cleanup as part of the Annual International Coastal Cleanup sponsored by Ocean Conservancy in cooperation with the American Littoral Society. Volunteers will meet at Tappen and Sea Cliff Beaches at 9:30 a.m. If you can help, call 801-6792.
The Sea Cliff Silly Shakespeare Company will present The Real Housewives Of Henry The Eighth, a performance to celebrate the end of the summer, just in time for the fall equinox, on Saturday Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. at the Sea Cliff Beach Arts Pavilion (rain date Sunday, Sept. 22, at 5 p.m.).
A unique performance of the courtroom drama, A Few Good Men by Aaron Sorkin, will take place at the North Shore Historical Museum at 8 p.m. The restored 1907 Justice Court Building, located at140 Glen Street in Glen Cove,
is the perfect setting for this courthouse drama produced by EastLine Productions Ltd.
Three of the five owners of EastLine productions, Beverly Bell, Esq., Timothy O’Rourke, Esq. and Eve Lupenko M.D, are local residents.
This fundraising event will benefit NSHM. Admission is $25 per person and can be purchased in advance by sending checks, made out to NSHM to: NSHM PO Box 217, Glen Cove NY 11542.
There will be refreshments served during the intermission. Seating is limited and is on a first come first served basis. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. For further information visit northshorehistoricalmuseum.org or call 516 801-1191.
Saturday, 07 December 2013 00:00
Eleni Pitzel has lived in East Williston since 1975, having raised five children. Prior to that, she and her family lived in Floral Park. Pitzel is a longtime club member, and served as corresponding secretary for two years.
Pitzel has been the club’s art instructor for four years; she also teaches art at St. Paul’s Orthodox Cathedral in West Hempstead. “My artistic skills are a gift from God, and from that gift I give back to others,” Pitzel said.
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
A new proposal by interim Town of North Hempstead Supervisor John Riordan seeks to hike pay for elected officials. Riordan's plan would have board members’ salaries jump by $15,000 to a total of $55,000, an increase of approximately 37.5 percent. Other proposed salaries would be $138,000 for the supervisor, $115,000 for the receiver of taxes and $105,000 for the town clerk.
Riordan introduced the proposal at the last town board meeting, on Nov. 19, requesting that a resolution be placed on the agenda setting Dec. 10 for a public hearing to consider the adoption of an amendment that would enable the salary increases for the 2014 calendar year.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
MAA Travel Soccer teams wrapped up their respective fall 2013 seasons recently. Two MAA teams won titles this season in the Long Island Junior Soccer League; the BU13 Mineola Empire went 9-0-1 and the GU14 Red Bulls enjoyed a 8-1-1 campaign to each win first place trophies. The GU11 Honey Badgers went undefeated (6-0-2) and finished in second place in their division, as did the GU15 Mini-Mustangs with a 7-1-1 season record.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
The Mineola 12U fall intramural baseball team celebrated their fall season and tournament championship with a pizza party/awards dinner on Nov. 20. In addition to celebrating a great fall season and tournament championship, the boys were treated to an inspirational talk by coach Ken Conrade, the 2013 New York State High School Coach of the Year.
Conrade, the Kellenberg Memorial High School assistant principal for academics and girls varsity softball coach, was the keynote speaker for the awards dinner. He presented a very talked about baseball and youth sports.
Conrade’s talk was framed around each inning of a baseball game. He used stories and examples from the first to an extra “10th inning” to drive home both a sports and life lesson. For example, as part of the seventh inning stretch, he had each player stand up, stretch their legs and then go and thank their parents for their support and commitment to their baseball playing.