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Golf Tournament Benefits Boys & Girls Club

Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club held their Annual Golf Tournament, named for the late World Golf Hall of Famer Joseph C. Dey Jr., on Monday, May 6, at Meadow Brook Club in Jericho. Hugh R. O’Kane, President of Hugh O’Kane Electric Company, chaired this year’s event.

“This year’s outing was an overwhelming success due to the tremendous support from both our corporate and personal friends. We attracted a sold-out crowd across a broad spectrum from both the Long Island and New York City communities,” said O’Kane. “We are thankful to all those that both attended and supported our outing this year.”

The 18-hole tournament comprised of 26 foursomes. First Low Gross Team winners were Nick Berens, Tim Grant, Stuart Katzoff and Sam Zarou. The Second Low Gross Team winners included Liz Berens, Wendy Havens, Amy Lane and Becky DeKeranguy. The First Low Calloway Team consisted of Joe Conroy, Sal Ciavirella, Sander Gjokaj and Steve Murphy and the Second Low Calloway Team included Jerry Firestone, Carmine Lippolis, Chris Francis and Ray Harold.  

The Ladies Long Drive winner was Amy Lane and the Men’s Long Drive winner was Shar Aghili.  The Closest to Pin was Frank Mistero at 6’3” who was also the winner of the 50/50 raffle. Mistero generously donated his portion of the winnings back to the club.

A dinner followed the tournament. 2012 Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year Kewan Beebe spoke about how the club changed his life. 2013 Youth of the Year Yaqarah Letellier also attended to exemplify the important role the Club plays to the children of the community, especially during their formative years.  

To find out more about the Joseph C. Dey Jr. Golf Tournament or how to donate to the club, please contact Melissa Rhodes at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club at Lincoln House has been serving the community since 1903. To learn more about how you can help support the Club, its mission and service to the youth of the Glen Cove community, please call Melissa Rhodes, executive director at 516-671-8030 or visit www.glencovebgc.org.

News

This year you can expect to see the Freedom Schooner Amistad, Connecticut’s flagship, tied up on the Western Waterfront Pier at the Oyster Festival on Oct. 18 and 19. The ship is a Baltimore Clipper that is 129 feet in length and weighs 96 tons. Its home port is New Haven, Conn.

The tall ship visits ports worldwide, as an ambassador for friendship. It serves as a floating classroom, icon and monument to many souls that were broken or lost as the result of the transatlantic slave trade.

The original Amistad, which means friendship in Spanish, was made famous in 1839 when 53 African captives (men, women and children) transported from Havana revolted against their captors. The captives gained control of the ship under the leadership of Sengbe Pieh, later known as Joseph Cinque, who commanded the ship’s navigator to return them to Sierra Leone. Instead, the ship headed north, landing in Long Island, and was taken into custody by the United States Navy.

Diamond Fitness held its grand opening on Saturday, Sept. 6. Members of the Historic Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce came out to meet Wendy Goldstein, her staff and her re-invented gym at 138 South St.

Goldstein said she was touched by the warmth of the people who came into the gym to welcome her, even before the official opening. “People came in to say hello, saying they had heard that the gym had changed hands. It warms my heart,” she said.

Goldstein attended a chamber meeting and is now a member. Nassau County Legislator Donald McKenzie helped Goldstein cut the red ribbon as chamber members Walter Imperatore and Michele Browner cheered the opening along with staff members and friends.


Sports

Football season is here and the Oyster Bay-Bayville Generals  held their opening day games on Sept. 14. Here are the results:

5 & 6 Peanuts:

The Peanuts opened the season vs. the Seaford Broncos and came out on the losing end of a hard fought game. The Lil Generals opened the game on offense and quarterback Rodney Hill, Jr. marched the offense down the field and completed the drive with a touchdown pass to Francesco Allocca. Yes, the Peanuts have a potent air attack with Hill Jr. going two for two for 26 yards. The defense played strong with Allocca leading the team in tackles with help on the defensive line from first-year players Dean Wolfe and Anthony Pelchuck.  

Former football coach and NFL player Bill Curry recently brought a wealth of experience, knowledge and history to a wide audience of student-athletes and coaches at Hofstra University for a lesson on diversity, tolerance and respect in high school athletics.

 

Director of the NYS PHSAA Sportsmanship Committee and Manhasset High School Athletic Director Jim Amen Jr. established the summit and invited Curry as keynote speaker.

Amen Jr. and Section VIII Executive Director Nina Van Erk introduced Curry to a crowd representing more than 37 local high schools.


Calendar

Movie: Godzilla

Thursday, Sept. 25

Bayville Car Show

Friday, Sept. 26

Plein Art Competition

Saturday, Sept. 27



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