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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

Movie lovers once again have a chance to see first-run films in the theater without having to travel far. Glen Cove Cinemas re-opened last week, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and free films offered to celebrate the occasion. 

 

“Thanks to all of the support we have here and all of you, Glen Cove is once again open for business,” said Mayor Reginald Spinello at the ceremony, held outside the theater on Thursday, April 10. “We were scheduled to open last week, and there were a few things that weren’t ready...I got a call from the theater operator, Jay Levinson, and he told me that unfortunately, that day Spiderman had the flu,” he joked. “But, Spiderman is well and Glen Cove is well, and we are coming back strong. This is just the beginning. This is going to be so good for Glen Cove and the surrounding communities.”

The Glen Cove Board of Education passed the Alternative Veterans’ Exemption for taxes following last week’s public hearing at Robert M. Finley Middle School, to the appreciation of the veterans in attendance.

 

Several dozen vets arrived promptly at 6 p.m. at the middle school to express their support for the tax exemption. Many noted that they get tax breaks from the city and county, but are still left with the ever-growing school tax bill.

 

“We’re having a hard time with our taxes, especially the school tax,” said the first veteran to speak.


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.


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