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Preparing For Tee Time

Written by Jill Nossa Wednesday, 21 May 2014 00:00

During the first week of August, Glen Cove will be a hub activity as it plays host to the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, conducted by the United States Golf Association (USGA). The 114th annual event will take place at Nassau Country Club for the first time in 100 years.

 

“The USGA’s selection of Nassau Country Club to host the championship is a shining example of Glen Cove’s historic significance to golf, and a tribute to our ability to host a national golf championship,” said Glen Cove Mayor Reginald Spinello. “The golf course and our community will be showcased to the world for five days on Golf Channel. We need to fully embrace this event to ensure it is a great experience for the players, USGA officials, media and spectators.”

 

Peter Quick, who has been president of the club for the past 30 years and is co-chairman of the event, explained that the idea to host the event was first discussed eight years ago. It was brought before the board for a vote, and brought to the members as well, since hosting the event is costly; plus, it means members don’t have access to the full facilities for the week.

 

SAFE Uses Hard Facts To Fight Drugs

Written by Submitted by SAFE, INC. Saturday, 17 May 2014 00:00

Every year SAFE’s PRIDE Project Coalition participates in the National Drug Facts Week campaign by creating a program for students at Finley Middle School and Glen Cove High School. The hope is that if youth are armed with information they will either stop taking drugs or choose never even to try them. 

 

SAFE’s campaign this year included a visit from Staff Sergeant Dave You, who spoke to students about the dangers of marijuana and alcohol during an After 3 program using the firsthand experiences of people he knew to drive home his points.

 

Teachers' Contract Settled

Written by Jill Nossa Friday, 16 May 2014 00:00

After several years without a contract, an agreement has finally been reached between the Glen Cove Teachers Association and the administration, which was approved by the school board on Monday, May 5.

Trustee Gail Nedbor-Gross said, “We appreciate what the teachers do for us...the savings is also appreciated."

 

“It’s a fair settlement and I thank the teachers’ association...it will be a substantial savings over time, so I thank you for your time and good graces,” said Superintendent Maria L. Rianna.

 

Budget Gap Means Staff Cuts

Written by Gary Simeone Thursday, 15 May 2014 00:00

The Glen Cove Board of Education held the final budget presentation on Wednesday night at Glen Cove High School, 13 days before the upcoming budget vote. The final 2014-15 budget tally for the district is $79,281,428. This is an increase of $2,610,796 from last year’s budget, which was $76,670,631. The 2014-15 tax levy for the district is $64,780,719, which is a 1.58 percent increase from the 2013-14 tax levy of $63,770,937.

 

School Superintendent Maria Rianna said that the budget gap of $1,227,000 means projected staff cuts for the 2014-15 school year. Staff cuts are projected for ESL (English as a Second Language) and library staff and in other areas of the district.

 

Kicking For Sara

Written by Jill Nossa Wednesday, 14 May 2014 00:00

To say that Sara Testa has been having a difficult year would be an understatement. During a time when the Glen Cove High School junior should be focused on college tours, taking the SATs, playing soccer and generally enjoying being a teen, she has instead had to endure the better part of the school year in the hospital with an undiagnosed condition.

 

“It’s been a long battle for her,” says Sara’s mother, Ricki Testa.

 

“She spent Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, and the day of the junior prom in the hospital,” says Rose Iannelli, a family friend whose daughter, Tanni, is a classmate of Sara’s.

 

SAFE Teaches Importance Of Sportsmanship And Civility

Written by Record Pilot Staff Saturday, 10 May 2014 00:00

Glen Cove eighth-graders were visited by the “cool kids” in gym class recently when the members of SALT (Student Athlete Leadership Team) stopped by to talk about the importance of sportsmanship and civility. SALT members are trained to do peer to peer training with the district’s middle school students to teach them how to be leaders, good friends and have good values, and the students always enjoy the visits. 

 

SAFE, Inc. PRIDE Project Coalition partners with the SALT program, led by Denise Kiernan, director of health, physical education and athletics for the Glen Cove School District to help keep the program running. 

 

“Being fair, respectful and being a better person, that’s what sportsmanship is,” said SALT President Sam DiPaola, who is also the class president. “Bringing sportsmanship into everyday life, well, that’s civility.”

 

Senior Recognition Day

Written by Jill Nossa Friday, 09 May 2014 00:00

The City of Glen Cove Senior Recognition Day will be held on Saturday, May 10, in Village Square. The Senior Recognition Day Committee has made arrangements for a wonderful program that includes live music by the Les Stanco Group, a cornucopia of delicious food, and a variety of vendors, for seniors and their families to browse through. 

Two Glen Cove residents will be honored—Carolyn Willson will be receiving this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Janina Jania has earned the Volunteer of the Year award. A highlight of the day will be the honoring of our community’s centenarians. 

 

City Talks Signs, Beach

Written by Jill Nossa Thursday, 08 May 2014 00:00

The Glen Cove City Council meeting opened on a solemn note on Tuesday, April 29, as Mayor Reginald Spinello and members of the council took a few minutes to honor the late Councilman Nicholas DiLeo, who died on April 21. A bouquet of flowers was placed next to his name plate and a moment of silence was held for him before the start of the meeting.

 

“We are here tonight with heavy hearts,” said Mayor Spinello. “We lost a good friend and we will continue to pay our respects.”

 

“Nick was a friend...he respected everyone’s opinions and views,”said Tenke. “He was more than a councilman: he was a businessman, and a family man...he loved this community and viewed it as an extended family...it is a tremendous loss.” He noted DiLeo’s

sense of humor and related some stories about how he could “make you feel better when you were down.” 

 

Delighting The Taste Buds

Written by Jill Nossa Wednesday, 07 May 2014 00:00

Nearly 250 people attended the Chamber of Commerce’s 17th Annual Culinary Delights on Monday, April 28 at the historic Glen Cove Mansion, where they had an opportunity to sample food and beverages from dozens of different area businesses. 

 

“Attendees raved about the gourmet selections and were more than satisfied with the high quality of the signature samplings,” says Phyllis Gorham, the executive director of the Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce. “Praise was aplenty from so many who all vowed to return next year with more family and friends.”

 

Obituary: Nicholas A. DiLeo

Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:00

Nicholas A. DiLeo died suddenly on April 21, 2014, at age 56. Councilman for the City of Glen Cove. Beloved Husband of Deborah. Loving father of Danielle (Tim) and Nicholas Jr. (Jenny). Dear brother of Rocco and Mike. Very proud grandfather of Emery and Lyla. Visitation held at the FH of Dodge-Thomas Glen Cove. Mass held at the Church of St. Rocco. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery. Donations may be made to www.giftoflifeinc.com


 

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