Upcoming Events: Sun 11/22 - Sea Cliff Civic Association Turkey Hunt at Headless Park, 2pm; Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble at the Gold Coast Public Library Annex, November 22 at 2pm; Tues. 11/24 - Sea Cliff Makeshop, Exploding Paint Turkeys Workshop, Sea Cliff Children's Library, 3-4 pm; Click Here for Northwordnews Events Calendar
Tues. 11/24 - North Shore Audubon Society, Preserving Plum Island Presentation, Manhasset Public Library, 7 pm. Thurs 11/26- North Shore 5K Turkey Trot, Registration Begins at Boys and Girls Club, 8 am, Kids Fun Run 9:30 am, Race at 10 am; Sea Cliff Beautification Committee Meeting, St. Luke's, 9:30 am; Fri. 11/27 -
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Works by the American imagist Maxfield Parrish (1870-1966), one of the greats of the Golden Age of Illustration, will be on view at Nassau County Museum of Art from November 21, 2015 to February 28, 2016. The works are drawn from the National Museum of American Illustration, Newport, Rhode Island, and curated by Judy and Laurence S. Cutler, co-founders of the National Museum of American Illustration. READ MORE
VILLAGE WINE MERCHANT TO HOST PIZZA COMPETITION ON NOV. 17
The Village Wine Merchant at 252 Sea Cliff Avenue will be hosting a "Sea Cliff's Favorite Pizza Competition" on Tuesday Nov 17 from 6-8pm. Four local pizzerias have agreed to participate - Il Vilaggio, Taormina, Tre Sorelle, and Villa Meci. In addition to the sampling and voting for the top pie, customers will also have the opportunity to sample wines that go well with pizza. The winner gets bragging rights in Sea Cliff!
One of the designs that had been proposed for a new Gold Coast Libary building
November 13, 2015 -- In a posting on its website on Wednesday morning, the Gold Coast Library announced that it had been notified by the owner of the 5.4 acre Halm Industries property that he would be terminating the $5.7 million purchase contract that he had entered into with the library this past July. The sale was contingent upon community approval of a bond referendum allowing for financing of both the purchase of the property and the construction of a new library building. READ MORE
November 8, 2015 -- “When firefighters are saving lives, we have try to make sure their lives are safe,” said Congressman Steve Israel during a ceremony in front of the Sea Cliff Firehouse this past Friday morning, at which he was joined by members of the Fire Department and local government officials to unveil 25 new life-saving breathing apparatuses known commonly as Scott Paks that were awarded to the Village through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. READ MORE . . .
ASSEMBLYMAN LAVINE'S ALBANY 101 AT THE SEA CLIFF LIBRARY ON NOVEMBER 12
On November 12th at 7pm, Assemblyman Charles Lavine will be at the Sea Cliff Public Library to give a presentation on lawmaking and ethics in New York State Government. READ MORE
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
VOTE FOR ROBERT FREIER FOR TOB TOWN COUNCIL
Received from Robert Freier
October 29, 2015
This Tuesday is Election Day. It’s nothing as glamorous or controversial as selecting our next president, but in certain ways it is more important. Local elections affect our parks and roads, our property taxes, and other aspects of our quality of life on a local level.
Media reports have detailed indictments, lawsuits, and crises plaguing our town. As Supervisor Venditto has responded to accusations, Town leadership has been diverted in ways that affect our community negatively. READ MORE
LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MEN!
Received from Phillip Grella
Commandant Dan Daly Globe and Anchor Detachment #225
The Dan Daly Globe and Anchor Detachment #225 of the Marine Corps Leaue, in Glen Cove, N.Y. is looking for a few good men and women, former Marines, to join their organization. The Marine Corps League is an organization for Marines and run by Marines and we need your help in maintaining our Detachment.
Recently, we lost a Korean War Veteran, survivior of various battles, including the infamous Chosin Reservoir. . . . READ MORE
JOIN THE SC LANDMARKS ASSOCIATION FOR SEA CLIFF COLLECTS LECTURE THIS WEDNESDAY
Sea Cliff Collects on Wednesday, November 4 at 7:30 pm at the Sea Cliff Yacht Club.
Local Photographer Johan and Hannah Hunter, Len Jacobs, Alan Klein And Geri Reichgut have been busy photographing collections in Sea Cliff. From rare carriage and bracket clocks to whimsical scottie dogs, globes, to lucite handbags, let our own Sea Cliffians' artfully displayed collections inspire you.
October 10, 2015 -- With some of the guests getting into the spirit donning tie dyes and others garb a bit more formal associated with that decade of lost innocence and social upheaval, the Sea Cliff Village Museum hosted an opening reception for its exhibit Sea Cliff in the 1960s this past Friday evening. Collages and sculpture by Sea Cliff artist Katie Seiden, who was on hand to speak with visitors about her work throughout the evening, and photographs by former resident Bertram W. Scholes are the central pieces of the showcase, with various artifacts and memorbilia - some specific to Sea Cliff and others more general to the time period - complementing them perfectly. READ MORE
NS GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY WINS 100th STRAIGHT LEAGUE MEET
The North Shore Schools is proud to announce that the NS Girls Cross-Country Team won their 100th consecutive league competition without a loss. READ MORE
November 20-21, 2015! Friday 7:30 PM, Saturday 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM North Shore High School Theatre
The North Shore HS Masquers' proudly present their fall production of "Almost, Maine" on November 20-21, 2015. The Friday presentation begins at 7:30 PM while Saturday shows are 2:00 PM or 7:30 PM. Tickets are now on sale at https://northshoreartsangels.thundertix.com/ READ MORE
November 12, 2015 --At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month 97 years to the minute after the armistice ending "the war to end war" was signed, Sea Cliff residents turned out at Clifton Park this past Wednesday morning to observe Veterans Day, paying tribute to those who have served this Country in the armed forces. Standing before more than two dozen veterans assembled next to the Clifton Park "Rock" that honors those Sea Cliff residents who fought in the First World War, Sea Cliff resident and Commander of James F. Brengel American Legion Post #456 Phil Como presided over the ceremony. READ MORE . . .
November 11, 2015 -- In an effort to stop the Glen Cove Creek redevelopment project known as Garvies Point from moving forward, the Village of Sea Cliff filed an article 78 lawsuit in the Supreme Court of the State of New York (Nassau County) late last week against the City of Glen Cove, the City’s Planning Board, the City Council, and the project’s developer Rexcorp-Glen Isle Partners LLC. . . .Among other allegations, the suit alleges breach of contract by the City for its failure to abide by a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) it had agreed to with the Village 15 years ago that establishes procedures by which the Village would have a seat at the table in advising the City’s Industrial Development Agency (IDA) on Glen Cove Creek development proposals. READ MORE
October 29, 2015 -- The removal of several LIPA properties within the North Shore School District from tax rolls and the resulting increase in the proportion of the school tax levy paid by class 1 homeowners may have complicated the revenue side of the school budget a bit, but will not negatively impact, and it appears will even benefit, residential taxpayers this year, according to figures obtained by Northwordnews from the School District. READ MORE
POTPOURRI OF PUPS AND PUPPETS PROUDLY PERAMBULATE AT PET PARADE
November 1, 2015 -- This past Saturday morning, a procession of pets, puppets, and pedestrians made its way along Sea Cliff Avenue from Memorial Park to Clifton Park in a proud pageant of color, costumes, and creativity. Organized by residents Karen Kessler and JoAnne Gray, and sponsored by the Sea Cliff Civic Association, it was the third time the Parade has been held in the past four years. Awards and gift certificates to Petco were given for "Most Original Costume", "Looks Most Like the Owner," "Most Creative Costume," "Largest Pet," and "Smallest Pet." (Headline Credit - Dan DiPietro)
October 28, 2015 -- At its October 22 meeting, the North Shore School Board began discussing the process it will use to find a replacement for Schools Superintendent Dr. Edward Melnick who will be retiring at the end of the 2016-17 school year. The discussion focused on how the Board would go about obtaining a head hunting firm to conduct the search for candidates. READ MORE
October 30, 2015 -- North Shore students, parents and grandparents celebrated Cuban culture last Saturday night at a party to kick off fundraising for the upcoming music performance tour of Cuba by high school band, orchestra and chorus students. The February tour will be one of the first by US students since the thaw in diplomatic relations with Cuba, according to Michael Kerschner, NSHS choral director who is coordinating the tour with his colleagues David Soto, band director, and Jason Domingo, orchestra director. READ MORE
SEA CLIFF CELEBRATES HALLOWEEN
This past Halloween Eve, Sea Cliff celebrated All Hallow's Eve as it has in past years with the Sea Cliff School Parade and a separate parade for younger children sponsored by the Sea Cliff Children's Library. On Friday Night, the Sea Cliff Makeshop and the Sea Cliff Arts Council hosted the "Spooky Pumpkin Walk" at Spooky Park.
GUARDIAN ANGEL HELPING WOMEN IN CRISIS
October 20, 2015 -- With a mission "to meet the needs of women who have lost control of their lives,who are struggling to raise their children, or who have been left shipwrecked by economic or marital hardship,” the Guardian Angel Family Crisis Center, located at 239 Glen Cove Avenue in Sea Cliff, since 2009 has provided a variety of services to women in crisis. It’s “women helping other women,” says founder and president Barbara Costello. READ MORE
OFFICIALS DELIVER GOOD NEWS REGARDING POWER PLANT TAX SHIFT; ADDRESS VARIETY OF ISSUES AT NS LAC LEGISLATIVE FORUM
October 19, 2015 -- The demolition of the Glenwood Landing power plant is very unlikely to have a significant impact on residents’ tax bills going forward said area legislators who spoke at a forum sponsored by the North Shore Legislative Action Committee (LAC) at the North Shore High School Theater last Tuesday evening. About 150 area residents turned out for LAC’s first ever Legislative Night with State Senator Carl Marcellino, Assemblymen Charles Lavine, Michael Montesano, and Edward Ra, as well as County Legislator Delia Deriggi Whitton answering questions posed by audience members and delivered by the moderator, School Board President Dr. Herman Berliner. READ MORE
A HOMECOMING WITH HORNED HELMETS
With the autumn sun streaming and the temperature refreshingly brisk, a deluge of maroon and white, dotted with the occasional horned helmet, made its way from Glenwood Elementary School along the one mile parade route to the High School this past Saturday morning, as the North Shore School District kicked off its annual Homecoming celebration. Vikings of all ages then drifted off to take in performances by student bands, or to navigate an obstacle course, play some pick up football, compete in the Middle School Color Games or race in a 100 yard dash. By 2 pm, the stands were packed, and with the cheerleaders, pulse team, pep band and the outstanding play of North Shore rousing the crowd, the varsity football Vikings capped a spectacular day with a 32 to 7 rout of Southside.
VIKINGS CELEBRATE HOMECOMING WITH ROUT OF SOUTHSIDE
October 20, 2015 --With a strong defensive performance and an offensive onslaught led by Quarterback Ryan Aughavin and running back Antonio Evangelista, the North Shore Football Vikings lived up to Homecoming expectations this past Saturday afternoon with a rout of the South Side Cyclones. The home team established control early in the game, when after stopping the Cyclones on its first three downs, junior Nick Liotta rushed through the right side of the defensive line, and with a fully outstretched dive, blocked the Southside punt, giving North Shore great field position for its first possessions. READ MORE
GC PLANNING BOARD APPROVES DEVELOPER'S AMENDED GARVIES POINT PROPOSAL AS RESIDENTS PROTEST DECISION
October 6, 2015 -- Amidst calls of “no” from audience members in the packed city council meeting room as the roll call vote was taken, the City of Glen Cove Planning Board this past Tuesday evening, by a 6 to 1 count, agreed to approve a developer's application to amend a previously approved proposal to build a planned mixed use community known as Garvies Point on a 56 acre site and former brownfield along the northern waterfront of Glen Cove creek. READ MORE
NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART THIS NOVEMBER
Sea Cliff, 8 PM
Wed 11/25 - RiDe
Fri 11/27 - HalfStep
Sat 11/28 - Atomic Redhots
THE OAK ROOM TAVERN, Sea Cliff,
Wed 11/25 - Ska and Reggae all night long!
Fri. 11/27 - - Joe Pess Music
METROPOLITAN BISTRO, Sea Cliff
Thurs 11/19 - Jenn Gerrity
Fri 11/20 - Conjunto Gringos
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
DELAY DECISION ON GARVIES POINT DEVELOPMENT UNTIL PROPER STEPS TAKEN
Received from Sea Cliff Village Mayor Bruce Kennedy
October 1, 2015
To the Editor:
The proposed Glen Cove waterfront redevelopment, because of its tremendous density, is not just a Glen Cove issue – it is a regional issue. Former Mayor Tom Suozzi envisioned and proposed a true mixed use development for Garvies Point, consisting of shops, restaurants, office buildings, entertainment, and no more than 500 residential units. READ MORE
AN OPEN LETTER FROM THE FRIENDS OF THE SEA CLIFF LIBRARY
Received from Friends of the Sea Cliff Village Library
September 29, 2015
Dear Frank Murray; Vice-President of the Board of Trustees of Sea Cliff Village Library & Former President of the Board of Trustees.
The Friends of the Sea Cliff Library want to thank you for your nine years of dedicated and outstanding work as President of the Library Board of Trustees. Throughout the years you have always been an articulate advocate for the library and a creative problem solver. READ MORE
DISTRICT SHOULD INDICATE HOLIDAYS AND HOLY DAYS ON SCHOOL CALENDAR
Received from Tom Young III
October 1, 2015
To the Editor:
To the North Shore Board of Education( NSBOE) and Superintendent Melnick for again not mentioning any holidays, holy days or days of remembrance on the 2015/2016 school calendar.
Yes, no Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, . . . READ MORE
PAST NEWS (For all past articles visit our "Weekly Archives" or if looking for something specific, use NWN search box at the top of the page)
SEA CLIFF MINI MART 2015
With the spectacular early autumn sunshine streaming, the politicians schmoozing, the bands strumming, and the pumpkin draught spouting, several thousand from near and far turned out for this year's Sea Cliff Mini Mart. The street fair, held annually for 47 years, featured live music in front of the Fire House, Sherlock Homes Realty, The Oak Room Tavern, G&H Auto, and even in backyards, while local restaurants and bars offered fine food as well as autumn-themed thirst quenchers and other drinks. More than 200 hundred vendors sold their wares - from hand-crafted jewelry, and Sea Cliff T-shirts, to jars of honey and Halloween costumes. Candidates for county and town offices, both Democrat and Republican, in the dash to election day, only a month a way, were out in full force working the crowds, as election workers distributed bags emblazoned with bumper stickers and held signs in proud support.
SC CIVIC ASSOCIATION WELCOMES NEWCOMERS
September 22, 2015 -- The Sea Cliff Civic Association welcomed 54 new residents to the village at its annual Newcomers' Party this past Sunday afternoon. Hosted by Civic Association President Ann Dipietro and her husband Dan, the rookies were treated to a delectable array of hors d'oeuvres generously donated by Bill Long of the Metropolitan Bistro, a wide assortment of wines, and Sea Cliff Civic Association trivia - so challenging that even a Northwordnews reporter who covers SCCA events was stumped by a few. READ MORE
NS BOE TO OPEN DISTRICT AUDIT COMMITTEE TO COMMUNITY MEMBERS
September 15, 2015 -- The North Shore Board of Education decided at its regularly scheduled meeting this past Thursday to revise its bylaws so as to open up the District’s Audit Committee to community members. At its July 7 Annual Organization meeting, Trustee Sara Jones proposed that the Board look into making the change in the Committee’s composition. Currently the audit committee, which assists the Board of Education with matters related to both internal and external audits, is made up exclusively of the seven board members with most of its meetings being open to public under the New York State Open Meetings law. READ MORE
ARCHITECT PRESENTS POSSIBLE PLANS FOR NEW GOLD COAST PUBLIC LIBRARY
September 14, 2015 -- This past Thursday, the Gold Coast Public Library hosted two public informational sessions that allowed community members to view and offer their thoughts regarding potential design concepts for a new library to be built at the Halms Industries site on Glen Head Road should the community, through a bond referendum to be held late this fall, direct the library board to obtain financing for the purchase of the property and construction of the new facility. Russell Davidson, president of KD&G Architects, the firm that has been hired by the library to develop the initial concepts, led the meeting presenting three designs that were based on feedback offered by dozens of residents who attended two community input sessions this past spring. Northwordnews attended this past Thursday's evening session. READ MORE
DO FACTS SUPPORT CLAIMS IN FLYER CIRCULATING COMMUNITY?
With six bullet points of claims, figures, and highlighted “power words,” a flyer, that for the past week has been circulated around the community and posted on social media groups and in public areas, charges that the “Gold Coast Library Budget is being mismanaged.” It encourages residents to reject the proposed 2016 budget, that represents a 0.74% increase over the current spending plan and a 27 cents a month increase in the average homeowner’s library taxes, that is being put up to a community vote on September 9, and to support two candidates seeking positions on the library’s board of trustees. . . . According to information obtained by Northwordnews this past week through interviews as well as through library records that are easily accessible through a visit to the library or on its website, the flyer contains significant inaccuracies, misrepresentations, and unsupported claims. READ MORE
GOLFING FOR THE GOOD OF THE VILLAGE
With wedges, eight irons and even the occasional long iron in hand, scores of golfers, both low handicappers and hackers, looped Sea Cliff Village this past Saturday in the Good of the Village Association's Golfing Around Sea Cliff fundraiser. Using True-Flight practice golf balls, that have the feel but lack the flight of a Titleist or Pinnacle, the foursomes made their way from park to park and through residents' yards, as they navigated the 24-hole course. READ MORE