The Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club’s Annual Club Closet Tag Sale, held this year on April 12, 13 and 14, was a great success, providing much needed additional funding for the many programs the club provides. Bicycles, rugs, handbags, lamps and holiday decorations, all donated by members of the community, were among the many popular items that were for sale. This year, in partnership with the Worth Repeating consignment shop in Locust Valley, a new clothing boutique section was added as well.
Betsy Gibbs, owner of Worth Repeating and chairperson of this year’s Club Closet Tag Sale said, “Melissa Rhodes and her staff, the board members and many volunteers all worked very hard to make the event a success.”
“The sale’s success is directly attributable to a trifecta of support,” said Executive Director Melissa Rhodes. “The wonderful donations we receive from members in the community, the tireless energy of our volunteers and the many customers who come out over the weekend to shop all play an integral part in the success of this event. Without any one sector, we would not be able to achieve our goal –to raise significant dollars to support the many programs and services we offer to the children of Glen Cove.”
Board members Christine Pell and Aimee Eberle were among the volunteers who manned the checkout table on Saturday. Pell remarked, “There has been a steady stream of traffic all day.”
Deborah Brisbane, board president, was pleased with the large turnout. “This event,” she said, “brings the community into the club and gives us an opportunity to tell them all about what the club does.”
Since 1903 the Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club at Lincoln House has been providing a safe and caring environment for young people in Glen Cove. The Club provides services to more than 700 youth, ages 6-18, by offering a variety of after school and summer programs all designed to enhance learning and promote self-esteem. Each day during the school year 120 children attend the after-school program at the Club where they receive homework help and engage in numerous recreational and social activities.
To learn more about the Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club and how you can help support the club, call Melissa Rhodes, executive director, at 671-8030 or visit www.glencovebgc.org.
Saturday, 18 October 2014 00:00
If Heather Lehrman is not yet a familiar face to local pet owners, her name is likely to soon become a household name to dog lovers and families with young children, as her children’s book, Bullied at the Dog Park, was released this week. The book is based on a real-life incident with her own dog, Herbie, and fans will have a chance to meet her and Herbie at a book signing at Petco in Glen Cove on Saturday, Oct. 25.
“I wanted to help get the message out in my own way about the effects of bullying,” says Lehrman, a resident of Great Neck. “This book teaches children valuable lessons about treating all dogs (and people) with respect, and the importance of simple kindness.”
Friday, 17 October 2014 00:00
It was Dec. 31, 1999, the last day of the 20th century, and Florence Dolling was preparing an elaborate Thai dinner for a New Year’s Eve celebration in her home in Glen Cove when the phone rang. It was her doctor reporting that, “Yes, it was breast cancer.” She kept on cooking, attempting to retain as much normalcy as she could muster, knowing that, with the new millennium, there would certainly come change.
“I wore a red strapless bustier for the party because I thought I was saying goodbye to the ‘girls’,” she says. “My husband, my sense of humor, and my friends, helped me get through that night,” she recalls.
Thursday, 16 October 2014 00:00
On Tuesday, Oct. 7, the Glen Cove Finley Middle School opened their football season with a home game against Thompson Middle School. The game opened with the Glen Cove offense going on a nice drive, which saw quarterback Mike Vaughan score on a 30-yard touchdown run.
Thursday, 16 October 2014 00:00
Six North Shore High School athletes competed in the 2014 JCC Maccabi Games and led the New York Delegation to victory, winning gold. The students included Jacob Abramowitz, Brett Bennett, Drew Jacklin, Ben Lerner, Josh Mandell, and Ben Saltzman. The Maccabi Games is a week-long Olympic tournament for Jewish teenage athletes, ages 14-16 years old. It is held in numerous venues across the United States.
Bennett proudly said, “Competing in the Maccabi Games was a unique and thrilling experience for me. It not only was a highly competitive basketball tournament, but it also emphasized the importance of building strong values such as good sportsmanship, leadership, team unity, compassion and respect.
This, for me, was an experience of a lifetime!”