The Gribbin Elementary School gymnasium was filled with proud families and community members Monday night as the top 20 high school students for the class of 2011 were given special recognition by the Board of Education at the public meeting.
All of the students present were given a certificate of commendation recognizing their outstanding academic achievement and had the opportunity to be congratulated by each member of the board after high school principal Dr. Joseph Hinton announced the name of each individual. Trustee Frank Bouza was absent from the meeting.
The Glen Cove boys basketball team, who missed the playoffs by one win last season with an 8-8 record, are looking to improve upon that record and make the playoffs this year. However they have a difficult task ahead of them, as they moved up a league this year and are now competing against larger schools. “We’re going to need to play solid defense in order to contend,” Coach Peter Falen told the Record Pilot.
The Long Island Youth Safety Coalition, in association with the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office, held its first Internet Safety and Bullying Prevention Conference on Dec. 2 at Hofstra University. Several educators from the county’s school districts and other community organizations attended the event which focused on addressing both bullying that happens in schools and online. Registration for the conference was so popular that it was eventually capped to 320, with a waitlist that exceeded 100.
On Tuesday, Dec. 14, voters in the Glenwood-Glen Head Garbage District can cast a ballot for Garbage Commissioner at Glenwood Landing School on Cody Avenue from 6-9 p.m.
Angelo T. Stanco is running un-opposed for re-election to the position of Garbage Commissioner. He submitted the following information:
On Sept. 24, the Glen Cove HS Class of 1960 celebrated their 50th reunion with a gala dinner dance at San Souci in Sea Cliff. Over 120 graduates and guests danced to the “Oldies but Goodies” music of the “Acchords.” It was a weekend of celebrating that took those attending from San Souci on Friday, to the Soundview on Saturday for lunch, to Walls Wharf for dinner and finally to the Huntington Hilton for breakfast. All of the events were eagerly attended and a good time was had by all.
It’s that wonderful time of year again as downtown Glen Cove puts on its holiday spirit. Kick off the season at the Village Square on Saturday, Nov. 27 as the Glen Cove Business Improvement District gets ready for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting, featuring this year’s gift of a tree from the family of Eugene and Liz Merkel, and their son William. The fun begins at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and lasts till 5:30 p.m., when the tree is officially lit. It is rumored Santa will appear to listen to the secret wishes of children and sit for a photo. There will be a horse and carriage ride, and live music will be playing for any and all to sing along to.
A few active community members in Sea Cliff have created a new way to bring attention and aid to local causes that are either not addressed by existing organizations or whose needs go beyond what current efforts can handle.
On the evening of Nov. 8, the Village of Sea Cliff’s Board of Trustees assembled for a regular meeting in Village Hall. Mayor Bruce Kennedy started by announcing that the board authorized restoration work on the Village Hall/Library Building – parts of the building will be replaced, including the side and flat roofs. Adjustments will also be made to stop absorption of rain water. Work is set to begin in a few weeks.
After holding several hearings on the matter, the Glen Cove City Council voted at its most recent meeting to restrict parking in the Thompson Park area. Residents there claim that too many people coming to Action Motors and other businesses near that neighborhood park on their streets all day.
Parking restrictions, therefore, on LaMarcus Avenue, Highfield Road, Marietta Road and Arbor Place are now amended to prevent non-residents from using these streets. A No Parking rule will now be in effect from 2 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both sides of these streets.
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