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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

Zachary Gotterbarn, a member of Boy Scout Troop 72, is an extraordinary 9-year-old who recently exhibited maturity and courage beyond his years. While riding in a car with his mom, Zachary sprang into action to help his young cousin who was choking on a cookie. Without hesitation, Zachary quickly used the “finger sweep,” a technique he learned in Scouting, and dislodged the cookie blocking his cousin’s airway. Zachary saved his cousin’s life. During a recent City Council meeting, Mayor Reginald Spinello and the City Council commended Zachary for his heroic act. Glen Cove Volunteer EMS Chief Tom Kenary presented Zachary with an honorary EMS member pin and tee-shirt. Zachary is pictured with Mayor Spinello, the City Council, and his family. 


In order to meet the necessary budget requirements, the Glen Cove School District will reduce school staff members, starting in the 2014-15 school year. One administrative staff member and nine instructional staff members will be let go, according to Superintendent

Maria Rianna’s report at the Monday night school board meeting. Staff reductions will also be made to teaching assistants, school monitors, substitute teachers and custodial and maintenance workers. The total savings for the district is $1,227,669.

 

As of March 31, revenues for the district total $79,281,428. The revenues include the tax levy ($64,780,719),  P.I.L.O.T.s ($1,908,060), tax on consumer utility bills ($1,250,000)n use of reserves ($1,250,000), State Aid ($8,751,799), all other revenues ($635,850) and appropriation of unassigned fund balance ($750,000).

 

The total appropriations for the district are $80,509,097 and revenues are $79,281,428 with a budget gap of $1,227,669.


Sports

 

Glen Cove High School players, from left, Tajah Garner, Dejon Taylor, Manny Sican, and Ralik Jackson, after the Long Island Colts u18’s team vs. St. Anthony’s at Robert Finley Middle School last week. Touchdown ‘tries’ by Garner, Taylor and Sican.


The third- and fourth-grade Knights took to the road last weekend as they faced off against Jericho early Sunday morning, April 6.  Jericho’s teamwork and hustle brought down the Knights by a final score of 5 – 0.  The early game may have been a factor as the boys started to play better and more like a team as the game went on.  Once again, goalie Tyler Shea played outstanding in goal and was relieved by Christian Maiorano, who did just as well in the second half.  Andrew Guster played solid defense in the loss.


Calendar

Eggstravaganza - April 16

Live Music - April 16

Community Easter Egg Hunt - April 19


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