The Glen Cove Volunteer Fire Department celebrated its 175th anniversary with a number of events over the weekend, including a parade held Saturday evening. Hundreds of residents lined the streets to watch members of various local fire departments, police departments and marching bands stroll proudly by, dressed to impress.
The parade lasted about an hour on a warm, sunny evening, as members of fire and police departments from Sea Cliff, Locust Valley, Glen Head, Glenwood Landing, Oyster Bay, Great Neck, East Norwich, Syosset, Jericho, New Hyde Park, Floral Park and Proctorsville, VT joined Glen Cove for this significant milestone. Mayor Suozzi and his family, members of the Glen Cove City Council and Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton led the parade down Forest Avenue and through School Street.
From the first day she walked into Glen Cove High School, Alison Abrams has been actively involved in a plethora of school clubs and organizations while upholding a stellar academic average. Alison is the Class of 2012 valedictorian.
“Alison possesses sophisticated intellectual prowess and is an extraordinarily adept student,” says Glen Cove Coordinator of PPS Mike Tweed. “She self-challenges. Some students falter under pressure; Alison thrives.”
A last minute addendum was made to the agenda to vote on the hiring of the new assistant superintendent, which had been discussed in the board’s executive session prior to the meeting. After the commendations, the public was given a chance to speak on agenda items, and those who spoke were not afraid to express their opinions about which candidate should get the job.
The SAFE, Inc. Family Awareness Day drew a large crowd of Glen Cove parents and children this past Saturday at Morgan Park. SAFE, a not-for-profit drug and alcohol prevention agency continued its mission to provide education to the community by offering literature and pamphlets throughout the day. Family Awareness Day was created to help people become more actively involved in SAFE, Inc. Pride Project Coalition’s substance abuse prevention efforts by creating a leisurely atmosphere to encourage parents and children to discuss drugs, tobacco and alcohol.
With graduation comes the numerous graduation parties, and some parents may allow the new graduates to indulge in an alcoholic beverage or two, convincing themselves that it’s okay to allow their teens to drink as long as they are under their own roof. While parents may think this is a reasonable and responsible action to take, it is still against the law.
The Long Island Regional Economic Development Council joined the Town of Oyster Bay on May 30 to announce the kickoff of an educational outreach campaign for Coordinated Environmental Solutions for Septic Problems Occurring on Long Island (C.E.S.S.P.O.O.L. Project), which is being supported by a $45,000 award the town received as part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Regional Council initiative. This project will increase regional public awareness of onsite water treatment systems and water quality on Long Island and has the potential to create employment opportunities in the cesspool service industry.
“Wastewater treatment is not often thought of when it comes to economic development. However, without safe water the quality of life in an area declines and businesses suffer, which makes projects like this vital to our economy,” said Kevin Law, president of the Long Island Association and Regional Council co-chair. “There is no greater tool than knowledge, and I am proud that the council is supporting this educational campaign to help Long Islanders understand how they can do their part to protect their environment and well-being to ensure a bright and prosperous future.”
The Viking Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1995 to assist the district with gaining capital funds, established in response to the reduction in state and federal aid received by the schools. The board of directors consists of volunteers who live in the community; the Record Pilot sat down with several members of the board of directors of the Viking Foundation, including Phil Como, Lori Berglin, Amy Shamroth, Lisa Castiglioni and Charles Parisi, as well as North Shore Schools Superintendent Dr. Ed Melnick and Roy P. Wheeler of ParkGate Fundraising, LLC.
Ann Famigliette, the oldest daughter of Colwell’s sister, Ellen, gave the eulogy.
The 27-year-old company began as a local moving company and then expanded into the self-storage business to better accommodate their customers’ needs. Owner John Beyer said they began opening storage facilities around Long Island at their locations in Huntington, Floral Park and Islandia, and when the Glen Head resident realized nothing was happening with the former Photocircuits Corporation building, he decided to see if it was worth investing in. The circuit-board maker shut its doors in 2007 after 56 years of operation, and Beyer said he did an extensive amount of research on the site before purchasing it. The sale closed last August, and after investing $3.5 million to do a gut renovation of the 52,000 square foot site, they now have a two-story, 89,000 square foot “Class A” storage facility that is fully climate controlled.
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