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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

The 1907 Courthouse building is now known as the Marguerite and Joseph Suozzi Building, marked by a special ceremony held at the North Shore Historical Museum on Sunday, Aug. 3 to a packed house.

 

“It’s a great day for the Suozzi family and a great day for the museum. We are so grateful for the Suozzi family for this generous donation,” said Brian Mercadante, president of the museum.

 

Mercandante then gave some history on the building, which was built in 1907 by the Town of Oyster Bay, when Teddy Roosevelt was president and the Gold Coast was in its heyday. He described how it came to be a museum, explaining that Tom Suozzi came up with a plan for redevelopment during his term as mayor of Glen Cove in the 1990s.

Several local artists are featured in an exhibit hosted by LIU Post, now through Aug. 27, titled “Endless Summer – Visions of Long Island.” The exhibit is a fundraising event for the Nassau County Firefighter’s Operation Wounded Warrior (NCF-OWW), a non-profit organization centered on providing much-needed items to the wounded men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces. 

 

 Photographer Roni Chastain of Glen Cove is one of the featured artists.

 

“I am thrilled to be participating in an exhibit to support the Nassau County Firefighters Operation Wounded Warrior,” says Chastain. “Our war veterans deserve to be supported for the work they do to protect the USA. I do believe in giving back and have volunteered to photograph several fund raising events over the past few years. This includes Komen Walk for the Cure, Hope in Motion, Kids Triathlon. I will be photographing the walk for Gift of Life in September.


Sports

Kristen Gillman earned a come-from-behind two-up victory over Brooke Mackenzie Henderson in the 36-hole championship match of the 2014 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, being conducted at the 6,297-yard, par-70 Nassau Country Club in Glen Cove. The final match was held on Sunday, Aug. 10.

 

Gillman, 16, of Austin, Texas, was three down through 26 holes to Henderson, 16, of Canada. But Gillman, a junior at Lake Travis High School, birdied five of the final 10 holes to complete the remarkable rally.

Sailing fans from Glen Cove are invited to the 32nd Knickerbocker Cup, or K-Cup, Race, hosted by Port Washington’s Manhasset Bay Yacht Club, which will include three of the top-10 world-ranked match racing skippers. 

 

The racing competition will be preceded by an opening ceremony and welcome cocktail party, followed by an All-American BBQ Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m. 


Calendar

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Wine Tasting - August 15


Columns

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