On July 16, the City of Glen Cove lost one of its finest members, Michael Galluccio. To know Mike was to love Mike. He had a great personality and a wonderful sense of humor. There was a unique tone in his voice whenever he would say hello or joke around that never failed to put a smile on your face or make you laugh. He was always fun to be around, and how lucky we are to have known him and to have called him a friend. He was a “class act.” At the funeral mass, Father Michael Ralph described him perfectly with a few simple words: “Mike was a heck of a guy.” We love you Mike and you will be dearly missed by family and friends. Mike, in the words of Ralph Kramden, “You’re the Greatest!” Rest In Peace.
Terry and Jack Stroppel
Dear Charge d’Affaires Khoc:
I write to protest the atavistic treatment meted out to the 13 young women arrested at a Khartoum café for wearing trousers, 10 of whom were publicly flogged and fined.
For the past two years, during the first weekend in August, Coles Street would come alive as we celebrated what had become a Landing tradition, the annual Coles Street Block Party. A celebration that had quickly become a much-anticipated event by not just the residents of Coles Street, but our fellow Landing residents who would be invited to join in. Our block party was a true example of the melting pot our neighborhood is. People from many cultures and generations came out into the street to see neighbors old and new to share stories, food, pictures, music, and catch up on neighborhood news.
Your dollars have helped us provide additional funding for a yearlong series of Life Long Learning programs; blood pressure screening and health and wellness classes; data collection required for government funding and adult day services for the frail elderly.
First Mike Dukakis and then John Kerry made the same mistake when running for president. They tried to take the high road and ignored their critics. As a result, the impression that was left was that their critics must be right, otherwise, they would have set the record straight. So, let me again set the record straight.
Banking on the fact that Sea Cliff and its surrounding neighbors would embrace the ridiculous idea of a three-hour round of golf through its parks, ball fields and even private properties (over 40, in fact), we put it together and it worked! Eighteen hundred dollars was raised for the Sea Cliff Library and another $300 for the Sea Cliff Fire Dept. Associated Press liked the idea enough that they did a national story on it!
Last weekend, the Business Improvement District began its Downtown Sounds Music Series on Friday evening July 3, with the music of Uppercut. The Village Square was filled with more than 200 residents and the surrounding downtown sidewalks and restaurants were filled to capacity with patrons as our city’s summer of music began.
On May 9, Glen Cove celebrated Senior Day in its downtown area. The day was to honor all the wonderful senior citizens in our city, with this year’s special honoree being Joan Meehan. It was an outstanding day!
The mayor’s Senior Citizen Advisory Council wishes to thank Mayor Ralph Suozzi, Deputy Mayor Maureen Basdavanos, the entire city council, and those who served on the Senior Day Committee. Your efforts were greatly appreciated.
On behalf of our seniors, we acknowledge, with gratitude, the on-going support of our city officials, as we constantly pursue ways to improve the lives of our senior population.
Leslie McCarthy, chair,
Senior Advisory Council
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