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Annual Gala Planned

The Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce has begun to plan for its annual Gala Event to celebrate Glen Cove and award well-deserving honorees who have contributed to the community. The following businesses are sponsors for this elegant event: Glengariff Healthcare Center, Whitting Funeral Home, Arena Taxi, Astoria Federal Savings Bank, Law Offices of Ann-Margaret Carrozza, Laffey Fine Homes Intl. (Mary Stanco), TD Bank and Glen Cove Hospital. 

This year’s distinguished honorees are:

 

• The Pinnacle Award: Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and Conference C enter, Ata Kashanian, General Manager

 

• The Community Small Business Achievement Award: Casa De Vinos, Luis Vasquez, Owner

 

• The Community Service Merit Award: Ann-Margaret Carrozza, Attorney at Law

 

• The Leadership Award: Melissa Rhodes, Executive Director, Glen Cove Boys and Girls Club

The Gala will be held at the Crescent Beach Club on Saturday, Nov. 9. All are welcome to attend and join the festivities honoring the award recipients and Future Business Leader Scholarship winner (application available on the website).

Individual profiles of all honorees will be presented in the Record Pilot each week, for four consecutive weeks.

 

Additional information is available at the chamber office; call Phyllis or Mary at 516-676-6666 or visit www.glencovechamber.org.  

 

Established in 1920, the Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce is one of the oldest organizations in the city. Its mission is to enhance the health and profitability of its member businesses. 


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