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10th Annual ‘Cooking For A Cure’ Hits $700,000

Proceeds donated in memory of Glen Cove’s Joe Mansi

The 10th Annual Cooking for a Cure event to benefit the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) touched the hearts of community members. Not only did the dinner help reach the $700,000 mark for funds raised through local charity events for diabetes research, but this year’s proceeds were donate to the DRI in loving memory of Glen Cover Joe Mansi, who sadly passed away this year at age 77. 

 

Nassau County Legislator and DRIF Board Member Delia DeRiggi– Whitton said she was very grateful that the Cooking for a Cure committee put on a 10th successful evening of gourmet delights at Page One Restaurant, owned by Joe Mansi’s daughter Jeanine DiMenna, who has given so much to the Glen Cove community. The event was sponsored in part by Page One Restaurant, which is co-owned and co-operated by Peter Antonopoulos and Chef DiMenna. Proud to serve the people of the city she grew up in, Chef DiMenna, a member of this hard-working event committee, and once again created delicious fare for the special evening.

 

DeRiggi-Whitton became involved with fundraising for the DRI shortly after her 14-year-old daughter, Amanda, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 3.

 

“The theme of Cooking for a Cure has always been hope,” she said. “We believe that the DRI is so dedicated to finding a cure for our children that one day our hope for a cure will turn into a reality.”

This year Cooking for a Cure honored Dr. Barbara Keber, associate director of the Family Medicine Residency program at Glen Cove Hospital.  

 

Dr. Keber was recently named Physician of the Year by the Metropolitan New York Association of Diabetes Educators (MNYADE). Dr. Keber was recognized for her expertise, professionalism and creativity in helping individuals with diabetes learn how to effectively manage their disease. Dr. Keber is a team leader and member of the multidisciplinary Task Force for Diabetes Center Accreditation at Glen Cove Hospital.

 

Thanks to the task force’s efforts, in 2009, Glen Cove Hospital was the first hospital in New York State to earn advance inpatient diabetes management by The Joint Commission.

 

“Dr. Keber has worked in family medicine and diabetes care management for most of her medical career. Her compassion, caring and commitment to her patients’ is admirable. We honor Dr. Keber for her unending dedication and support of those she cares for,” said DeRiggi-Whitton.


News

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.”

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.


Sports

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. 

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!” 


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