Children at Gribbin Elementary
School prepared for Thanksgiving last week by singing songs, writing what they were thankful for on the table cloths, and making a poster of what they are thankful for.
Residents have to wait a little longer to start receiving FiOS service. A second public hearing was held at Glen Cove City Hall last week regarding the proposed Verizon FiOS contract, and the agreement is not yet official.
Mayor Ralph Suozzi and the city council members heard from attorneys on both sides: Cablevision was not pleased with the adjustments made and still had not had a chance to view the final agreement. Councilman Michael Famiglietti asked to table the vote until they had a chance to review the final proposal and make sure that the terms given to Verizon were equal to those given to Cablevision; the council voted unanimously to table the vote until Dec. 10.
On Nov. 19, the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County held its Annual Tribute dinner at the Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation. More than 400 people were in attendance from all parts of Long Island along with many local politicians from the North and South shore. Grammy award winning artist Gloria Gaynor, known for her famous song “I Will Survive,” was a special guest.
The co-chairs for the evening Samantha and Keith Gutstein and Robyn and Jordan Linn were honoring John Cooper and Jack Foley for their deep commitment to the holocaust museum and educator Lori Gately. They also featured guest speaker Dr. Bernd Wollschlaeger, a German physician, whose father was a highly decorated Nazi officer. Wollschlaeger converted to Judaism, emigrated to Israel and served in the Israel Defense Forces and is now a family practitioner in
Florida. As an author and lecturer he has spoken all over the world about his life’s journey and the lessons of the Holocaust.
Tucked in the corner of the Glen Plaza Shopping Center is the gourmet Italian Caggiano’s Market. It is a butcher, delicatessen, grocer, and prepared food provider all in one convenient location. Caggiano’s has provided convenient and quality food for the local communities since 2005. In addition to their traditional prepared foods, Caggiano’s caters for numerous holiday dinners and events. Christmas is the busiest time of year for the market, but it also receives many orders for Thanksgiving. This year, owner Jamie Caggiano predicts that he will have roughly 60-75 orders for Thanksgiving dinners. The affordably priced Thanksgiving dinners that his market provides includes all of the fixings and an array of choices for customers to tailor for their taste buds. Included in the holiday catering package is the choice of different appetizers, salads, main courses, sides, trimmings, and deserts. All of the food comes prepared and ready to heat up
for a pleasant and relaxing holiday dinner.
With an agenda that included an auditor’s report and adoption of several board policies, a fair amount of time was spent on discussion of items brought forth by the public at the Glen Cove Board of Education meeting on Nov. 18, held at Connolly Elementary School, including security in the schools and publicizing events.
The meeting began with a recognition of members of the Glen Cove High School Marching Band, which recently participated in the Columbus Day Parade in Manhattan for the first time ever, taking fourth place in the competition.
Next, a representative from outside auditor Nawrocki Smith LLP presented the firm’s independent audit report to the board, for fiscal year ending June 30, 2013.
Glen Cove High School Choral Director Edward Norris announced that the Glen Cove High School Select Chorale has been chosen to perform at the White House on Friday, Dec. 13. The group will be singing a five-hour set before many national dignitaries, including U.S. Senators, members of the House of Representatives and quite possibly the President.
Additionally, the group will carol throughout Washington D.C., making stops at the National Christmas Tree as well as the Vietnam, Martin Luther King Jr. and Lincoln memorials and possibly the Capitol Building.
Forget about Black Friday. Aside from the mob scene likely to be encountered at the mall, there are other reasons to delay getting started on your holiday shopping by several days, and you don’t even have to leave the area.
This year there are a few local shopping events that not only support local businesses but also support local organizations. Starting with a family shopping night at North Shore High School on Dec. 3, the Shop Glen Cove Showcase on Dec. 4 at Glen Cove Mansion, followed by the Holiday Shopping Expo at Deasy Elementary School on Dec. 6, and topped off with a Day of Shopping in Sea Cliff on Dec. 8.
A former Pratt estate at 145 Dosoris Lane is currently a showcase for the work of some local talent. The “Home Is Where The Heart Is” designer showhouse is a benefit for the American Heart Association, and those interested in seeing the newly renovated and redecorated home of Lydia Pratt can visit the house from now through Dec. 1 and see firsthand just how skilled and creative our local designers are.
Designer: Margreet Cevasco
Margreet Cevasco Design, based in Sea Cliff, has participated in many local showhouses, most recently Ronald McDonald House Project 2013. This was a permanent installation that included the renovation and design of multiple bedrooms and common areas. Margreet Cevasco, in collaboration with Vasi Ypsilantis Associates fully renovated the kitchen and communal dining room of the house.
Verizon FiOS service may soon be a possibility in Glen Cove. A public hearing was held at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 12, and will continue at the Nov. 26 meeting. Representatives from Verizon made their case about the city entering into a franchise agreement with the company for cable television service, and Cablevision reps also had a chance to defend the terms of their contract as it compares with Verizon’s.
“We are not replacing Cablevision but adding an option so that residents can choose,” said Mayor Suozzi.
Elizabeth Willson is this year’s recipient of the Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce Future Business Leaders Scholarship. Willson is a fourth-generation Glen Cove resident and loves being a part of this community. She grew up surrounded by family that was always civic-minded and involved in the community. She is the oldest of four girls and they all attend Glen Cove public schools. Willson plays lacrosse, volleyball and track. She’s a member of National Honor Society, DECA, S.A.L.T. (Student Athlete Leadership Team), Interact, ski club, and pep squad. She’s been taking dance for the past 13 years and it’s a big part of her life. Willson will be graduating 12th in her class. Inspired by her sister adopted from Ethiopia, Willson plans to major in International Relations/Cultural Studies. She is honored to have been selected for this scholarship and thanks the Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce.
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