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Helping Others

Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club board member Nicholas Miller Berens, PhD, and founding director of Fit Learning, is committed to helping every student who walks through his doors – regardless of age, disability or challenges.  Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club members Brianna Cruz, Junior Youth of the Month for February and Aliyah Stone, Senior Youth of the Month for February, share Dr. Berens’ passion.  Both Brianna and Aliyah wish to follow in Dr. Berens’ footsteps by pursuing noble careers of helping others. 

Dr. Berens has a doctoral degree in psychology and has been developing the Fit Learning Method, a combination of applied behavior analysis, precision teaching, direct instruction, curriculum-based measurement, and relational frame theory, for more than 10 years.  He is an adjunct professor at the department of special education at LIU, CW Post Campus and has written several publications on developmental disabilities and behavioral analyses.  Dr. Berens has received many awards and distinctions and believes in living a full and connected life, one that helps to make the world a better place for future generations.

Eight year-old Brianna Cruz hopes to make the world a better place too by helping the sick and less fortunate and intends on becoming a nurse when she grows up.  Brianna, a third-grader at Connolly Elementary School, plays the violin, enjoys ballet, fine arts and Earth Science but can also be found dribbling down the basketball court.  “At the club I am able to learn ballet and paint all kinds of projects! I also enjoy doing scientific experiments with my friends in Earth Club,” declared Brianna.

 

Eleven year-old Aliyah Stone endeavors to solve problems and facilitates others to solve problems as well.  Aliyah’s determination to understand a situation and find the path to a resolution is a great asset as she pursues her ambitions of becoming a counselor.  Aliyah is a sixth grade at Finley Middle School and is very sporty, playing basketball, volleyball, soccer, softball, pool and air hockey but she can also be found in the Computer Lab.  Of her experience at the club, Aliyah stated, “The club is a great place to be! It allows me to have fun with my friends but I’m glad the staff is there to help me with my homework.”

 

“As a new board member, I am excited about sharing my experience of working with children and giving them the confidence they need to become better students.  I am committed to giving kids like Aliyah and Brianna the tools to accomplish everything they want in life.  I am very grateful to be in a position of sharing my expertise and empowering the children of Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club.” 

To learn more about how you can support Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club, contact Melissa Rhodes, executive director, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

News

The Brady Brothers may only be 15, but they are already making a name for themselves. Sea Cliff twins Dylan and Cody Brady are determined to make their mark on the music industry and follow through with their number one passion. The North Shore High School juniors spent their entire summer working on their EP, You + Me, which was released last month on iTunes, and Dylan has also been pegged for a “Make Your Mark” segment currently airing on the Disney Channel.

The Brady Brothers have music in their blood, and being twins, also feel that collaboration they have as a duo works better than any other band combination they’ve experienced thus far in their careers.

 

Dylan, who says he has been singing since the day he was born and took up the drums at age 6, notes, “We know each other so well; when we’re on stage, if I want to do something different, I can look at him a certain way and he’ll know what I’m saying.”

In an unusual change of venue, the Glen Cove City Council held its Sept. 23 meeting at the Webb Institute instead of City Hall. Before the meeting, more than 100 residents and the council members were given a tour of the college. 

 

Mayor Reginald Spinello said,  “Keith Michel [Webb President] suggested we could use the venue for the city and I thought having a city council meeting there would be an ideal way to show off the city’s precious history. I am hoping that the Holocaust Center will also allow us the opportunity next year.” He added, “There are a few other notable places in Glen Cove to have meetings like this to showcase the city.”


Sports

The North Shore Schools Women’s Cross-Country team traveled to Canton, New York (a few miles away from Canada) to compete in the SUNY Canton Pre-State Invitational. This will be the location for the upcoming New York State Cross-Country Championship in November. Starting where they left off last season, the Vikings placed first by more than 40 points. 

Entering the season, the team had a winning streak of 76-0 in league competition and won six consecutive county championships. 

The Falcon Pride Athletic Booster Club and a generous group of alumni have hit one out of the park with their assistance in upgrading the high school softball field. 

 

Throughout the process, former and current Falcon softball players worked together for a good cause.


Calendar

Cocktail Party Benefit - October 4

Sea Cliff Mini Mart - October 5

Public Hearing - October 7


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com