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Good Food For A Good Cause

On Tuesday, July 9, the NSLIJ/Glen Cove Hospital Auxiliary hosted one of its major fundraisers of the year at the Glen Cove Mansion. The well-attended restaurant and wine tasting extravaganza was held to benefit the hospital’s new Adult Brain Injury Unit.

 

Those in attendance had the opportunity to roam through two large rooms at the mansion and sample food, wine, beer, desserts and gourmet coffees from the 28 local restaurants and beverage merchants who participated in the event.  More than 100 other local businesses and individuals donated merchandise or gift certificates for the popular raffle baskets. 

 

Hospital Director Susan Kwiatek explained the significance of the new Brain Injury Unit, the only New York State-designated, hospital based, adult brain injury rehabilitation center in all of Nassau County.  “We opened the 10-bed unit in April,” said Kwiatek, “and we have been operating at full capacity since then. Eight of the beds are in private rooms allowing for greater supervision and better attention to each patient’s specific needs in the recovery process.  Special attention is paid to the family of the patients and family members are even allowed to spend the night in the room with the patients.”

 

Each year 18,000 New Yorkers are hospitalized with some form of brain injury. The new Brain Injury Unit at Glen Cove Hospital treats patients with severe injuries related to complex stroke, traumatic brain injury, brain hemorrhage, and brain tumors as well as brain injuries related to diseases such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. The unit is fully staffed with an inter-disciplinary team including a neuropsychologist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, recreational therapist, speech therapist, and social worker. 

 

With the opening of the new unit, Glen Cove Hospital continues to be an outstanding community based health care facility.

News

City Stadium in Glen Cove was a mob scene of tiny egg hunters on Thursday, April 17, as at least 100 kids scoured the fields and claimed more than 8,000 eggs in less than three minutes. The annual egg hunt attracted kids from ages 3 to 10, most of whom were prepared with baskets, bags and buckets for storing the candy-filled plastic eggs. 

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. 



Sports

 It finally felt like lacrosse weather last Sunday for North Shore’s  PAL lacrosse teams.  Mike Gilliam’s fourth-grade Lady Vikings traveled to Manhasset.  Playing a strong lacrosse community like Manhasset is always a daunting task, but one which the Lady Vikings were clearly ready for.  North Shore won the game 6-2 with goals coming from 5 different players: Kate Gilliam (2), Ava Vaccaro, Christina Dade, Evelyn McCreery, and Nora Schatz.  

The Glen Cove “Two Knights” began their season last Sunday by traveling down to Wantagh for a tough test to start the season. After spending the winter indoors and the last several weeks outside practicing, the Knights were hungry for real-game action. This

Knights’ team has a great mix of experience and new talent that is sure to lead to continued excitement throughout the year. Starting the game in goal, first-year man Pandelis Tursi made several sparkling saves behind a tough defense led by Colby Burns. With the

Knights down 2-0 in the first, Jack Spoto, another first-year player, provided the offensive spark by tallying the Knights’ first goal of the year. Spoto was also among the team leaders in ground balls and provided hustle that kept the Knights competitive in this game.

Tursi continued to keep his team in the game in the second half while Travis Shea and Matteo Cameron contributed defensively in front of the goal. Rocco Rainone was the offensive leader and kept the Knights close throughout by recording five goals. In the end, it wasn’t enough and the Knights’ endured a tough loss, 9-6. Congratulations to Tursi, Spoto, Burns, Dylan Jenkins, Charlie Muth, Page Bennett, Daniel Salerno, Grayson Kopetic and Vincent Pascucci for great play in the first game of their careers. 


Calendar

 E-Waste Recycing - April 26

YMCA Healthy Kids - April 26

Glen Cove Library Luncheon - April 27


Columns

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

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
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Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com