Wed 4/2 - Sea Cliff Zoning Board of Appeals, Village Hall, 8pm; Thurs, 4/3 - State Senator Carl Marcellino Mobile Office, Sea Cliff Village Hall, 9:30am - 12:30 pm.
Thurs. 4/3 - North Shore Board of Education Meeting, NS HS Library, 7:30 pm;
Mon. 4/7: Village of Sea Cliff Annual Meeting, Village Hall, 8 pm
Monday, March 24 - Sunday, March 30, 2014
BETTER KNOW A BUSINESS
As Glenwood Landing resident Tom Cerna explains it, the idea came to him as he was preparing to go on a week-long vacation to Montauk with his family this past summer and needed someone to water the plants.
"The light bulb went off," he said. "It led to the thinking that it would be a great service to have a site that allowed for the posting of odd-jobs for local area kids to apply for. READ MORE
Sea Cliff is ready to Warm Up!
Chill Out was such a success, we are doing it again. Warm Up in Sea Cliff is Friday, April 4th, 2014.
The night begins with live music on the Village Green, in front of Sea Cliff Library. READ MORE
The North Shore Community Chorus, under the direction of Stephen Goldstein, will present the harmonious choral work and songs of Franz Schubert, one of the greatest and most frequently performed Romantic composers, at North Shore High School, 450 Glen Cove Avenue, Glen Head, on Saturday April 5, at 8:00 p.m. READ MORE
The Northwinds Symphonic Band, under the musical direction of Helen Bauer, will present Concert Band Classics and Virtuoso Artistry at the North Shore High School Theater in Glen Head on Sunday, April 6 at 3:00 PM. The concert will include works by Henry Mancini, Dmitri Shostakovich and Hungarian composer Julian Fucik and, the hauntingly beautiful Gabriel’s Oboe, from the movie The Mission, featuring David Abrams as euphonium soloist. READ MORE
The Glenwood Glen Head Business Association's Adopt-A-Flag campaign gives local residents and business owners the opportunity to sponsor the display of an American flag in the Glen Head - Glenwood Landing business district on Memorial Day and during the week preceding the federal holiday. READ MORE
9.6% OF NORTH SHORE STUDENTS OPT OUT OF GRADES 3-8 ELA ASSESSMENT
April 1, 2014 -- 127 North Shore students in grades 3-8, or 9.6% of total enrollment "opted out" of the New York State English and Language Arts Assessments that were administered on Tuesday and that will continue through Thursday. The highest percentage of student refusals was at Sea Cliff Elementary where 25 students, or 12.7% of enrollment, opted not to take the exam. At the Middle School 84 students, or 12.6% opted out. At Glen Head Elementary 14 students, or 6.4% of the population refused the exam, and four students, or 2% of enrollment in grades 3-5, did so at Glenwood Landing. The information was provided by Schools Superintendent Dr. Edward Melnick at the request of Northwordnews.
March 31, 2014 -- The North Shore Parent's Action Committee (NSPAC) hosted a screening of the documentary Standardized: Lies, Money, & Civil Rights: How Testing Is Ruining Public Education at the high school this past Tuesday evening. During the discussion that followed, there appeared to be general agreement that the tests were harmful and that the system was in need of reform, but differing opinions with regard to what tactics to use in pushing for those changes. READ MORE
Interview with Northwordnews, March 30, 2014
Why are you opting your children out of the exams?
This is the strongest form of protest available to us to tell our administrators and the Albany lawmakers that we will not have our education system given away to corporate interests. The vast majority of school teachers and administrators I’ve spoken with believe the test is harmful to the education process. READ MORE
Eileen Stanton, North Shore Parent Action Committee
The issue of High Stakes Mandated Testing is a concern of some parents around the country. For those against testing, refusing to allow their children to take the tests is a parental right and viewed as the best way to impact changes in the current mandates. NSPAC sees refusing the tests as a personal decision best left to each individual family and supports whatever decision is made. Over the past year, we tried to offer information so that parents can make their decision a well-informed one. READ MORE
On Thurday, April 3, the North Shore Board of Education will meet in the high school libary at 7 pm as the Audit Committee, and then at 7:30 for its regular meeting. On the agenda is the budget adoption for the 2014-15 school year. The spending proposal, after having undergone three revisions over the past six weeks, stands at $95,850,328.86 - an increase of 1.984% over the current year. Currently the proposed tax levy for next year is at 88,000,000, a 1.76% increase over the current year's and nearly 120,000 below the New York State imposed tax cap. Both the Audit Committee and Regular meetings are open to the public. CLICK HERE OR ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE.
WITH RESPONSIBLE SPENDING PLAN IN PLACE, DISTRICT SHOULD APPLY SAME WISDOM TO REVENUE SIDE OF BUDGET (EDITORIAL)
MOB ATTACK ON JACK'S SHACK A GREAT SUCCESS
Despite the terrible weather, the Cash Mob event at Jack's Shack in Glen Head this past Saturday was a huge success as scores of hungry patrons descended on the healthy "fast food" burger, sandwich, and salad joint. Jack was quick to offer his "thanks to the combined efforts of Deborah Shannon Orgel Gordon and our fantastic New Manager Amiri, and his professional , friendly staff, and let's not forget our fantastic organic food. Thanks to everyone who participated."
ST. LUKE'S FLAMINGOS ARE BACK
Have you seen the large flock of pink flamingos roosting around Sea Cliff? They are a fundraiser for St. Luke's Church. For 40 days each Spring, a group of parishioners at St. Luke's move them from lawn to lawn around town each evening. Unsuspecting "victims" wake up to a spectacle on their lawn and a personal note from the friend who ordered the flocking. Souvenir flamingos are also available for purchase.
Would you like to see these high quality plastic lawn ornaments roosting on your friend's lawn? Contact St. Luke's Flock atStLukesFlock@gmail.com.
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GLEN GARDEN CLUB SPRING LUNCHEON
Wed 4/23- Glen Garden Club of Glen Head Spring Luncheon, Swan Club 11 am
SCBC PLANT SALE IS ONLY A MONTH AWAY
Sat. 5/3 - Sea Cliff Beautification Committee Annual Plant Sale
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Plans are currently under way for North Shore’s first Career/Internship Fair, and we invite local businesses and professionals to participate. The event will be held on Thursday, May 1, at 7 PM in the HS Cafeteria. READ MORE
UPCOMING LOCAL MUSIC
THE OAK ROOM TAVERN
Wed 4/2 - Susan Giordano
Fri 4/4 - Andy Aledort & Mike Demeo
Wed 4/9 - The Rose Gunter Ensemble
Fri 4/11 - dNa
STILL PARTNERS, Sea Cliff
Sat 4/5 - Tequila Mayhem
Thurs 4/ 10 - Crosstown Blues Band
Sat 4/12 - Times 10
METROPOLITAN BISTRO, Sea Cliff
Fri. 4/4 - Meridian