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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

Matt Bentz, of Forest Hills, was the winner of the Oyster Festival Raffle that took place as the event ended at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. He had a choice between winning a 2015 Chrysler 200 three-year lease or $15,000 in cash. He chose the cash. He is the “Perfect Oyster Festival Raffle winner.”

Bentz is a computer systems administrator with Spa Creek Software, a company that writes software for other software developers, and has been to the festival numerous times over the years; in fact, next year he is hoping to sail here on his 24 ft. sailboat. He got it “reasonably” from a friend who was buying up.

Richie Cannata may be best known for his song credits but his name will become a part of history this week. Cannata, a 28-year resident and business owner of Glen Cove, will be inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame on Thursday, Oct. 23 at The Paramount in Huntington.

As a member of the Billy Joel Band, the saxophone player was propelled to fame in 1975 when he joined the band and played on songs including “New York State of Mind” and “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant.”


Sports

The autumn varsity sports season is well on its way in Oyster Bay. Many young athletes have distinguished themselves. Several fine young athletes excelled right out of the gate and were chosen by the Oyster Bay Hight School coaches as Athletes of the Month for October 2014.

Cross Country Coach Kevin Cotter has athletes who consistently qualify for the states. Picking one to honor is a difficult task. Within this impressive group of talented athletes, one stands out: junior Alex Tosi, who recently broke the 17 minute barrier for a 5K course at Bethpage State park with a time of 16:52. This feat has not been accomplished since 2008.

5- and 6-year-old Peanuts

The Little Generals (Peanuts) stepped out into the cold Sunday morning ready to give the home crowd a show as they battled the Bellmore Braves, and that’s just what they did as the Generals beat the Braves 14-7. The teams battled to a first half tie as the Generals’ touchdown came on a 26-yard run by Kody Gehnrich, thanks to great blocks by John (Jack) Grace and Jack Symanski.

In the second half, where the Generals are usually at their best, the defense shut out the Braves as Rodney Hill, Jr. and Brandon Babel stepped in on the defense line to create a great push to allow Francesco Allocca to make eight tackles. The offense got a big boost with Allocca being allowed to play RB after playing QB the past two games, and boy did he respond behind great lead blocking from Luca Granito. Allocca carried the ball nine times for 60 yards and a TD coming on the last play of the game.


Calendar

Boys & Girls Club Gala

Thursday, October 23

Halloween Party

Saturday, October 25

Property Tax Exemptions Workshop

Tuesday, October 28



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