Tues. 5/20 - North Shore Schools Budget Vote and School Board Trustees Election, High School Gym, Wed. 5/21: Sea Cliff Zoning Board Meeting, SC Village Hall, 8 pm
Wed. 5/21: GHGWBA Monthly Meeting, American Legion Hall 336, 6 pm Thurs. 5/22: North Shore BOE Meeting, 7:30 pm, NSHS library.
Monday, May 12 - Sunday, May 18, 2014
SCHOOL BUDGET PASSES BY WIDE MARGIN; GONZALEZ AND COMMANDER ELECTED TO THREE YEAR TERMS ON SCHOOL BOARD; TURNOUT LOW
May 20, 2014 -- On Tuesday, North Shore School District's $95,850,328.85 spending plan for the 2014-15 school year passed easily with 1541 or 72.6% of voters supporting the budget, and 682 or 27.4% voting "no." Joanna Commander and Lara Gonzalez were each elected to three year terms as Board of Education Trustees. Ms. Commander received 1336 votes and Ms. Gonzalez 1321. Robert Mazzella finished third with 1219 votes. Voter turnout was low, with nearly 800 fewer residents turning out to polls this year than last year. The budget for the upcoming school year is 1.984% greater than the current year's budget, and the approved tax levy of $87,883,212, represents a 1.532% rise over this year, and is nearly $320,000 below the state imposed tax levy limit. On average, taxpayers can expect to see a $12.29 per month increase in their school tax bill.
More than thirty residents and businesses sponsored the display of an American Flag this year in the Glen Head Glenwood Business Association's
Adopt-A- Flag Program. On May 7, Business Association members met at A+ Signs in Glen Head to prepare the flags for display. READ MORE
SEA CLIFF MEMORIAL DAY PARADE ON MONDAY
Sea Cliff's annual Memorial Day Parade will begin this Monday at 9 am with a service at Memorial Park on Prospect Avenue, and then the procession will make its way to Clifton Park, stopping at Georgehan Park, and the Sea Cliff Firehouse along the way. A Parade Breakfast will be served beforehand at 8 am on the lawn in front of the Children's Library.
Nassau County Museum of Art presents Garden Party which opened on March 8 and will run through July 6, 2014. The exhibition was organized by guest curators Franklin Hill Perrell, the museum’s former senior curator, and JoAnne Olian, curator emeritus at the Museum of the City of New York. Garden Party explores the imagery of fête champêtre—outdoor entertainments and garden parties—through paintings, sculpture, costume, fabrics and decorative arts and designs. READ MORE
MATH FAIR MEDAL MANIA; NORTH SHORE IS TOPS ON LONG ISLAND
Article by Shelly Newman
North Shore again led all Long Island schools at the 2014 Long Island Math Fair, held at Hofstra University on Friday May 2. Over 1000 students from Nassau and Suffolk participated in the Fair. North Shore High School students garnered 22 Gold Medals, 11 Silver Medals, and 4 Bronze Medals. The 37 total medals and 22 Gold Medals were tops on the Island. READ MORE
99 YEARS AND STILL GOING STRONG, THE SEA CLIFF LIBRARY CELEBRATES ITS ANNIVERSARY WITH A MAY DAY RITUAL
Celebrating the 99th anniversary of the opening of the Stenson Memorial Library building on Sea Cliff Avenue, local children, in a ritual far more common in the early 20th century than today, danced and wrapped streamers around a Maypole this past Tuesday afternoon in front of the building that once housed the main library, and that is now home to the Children's branch. The springtime tradition central to May Day celebrations, would have no doubt been very familiar to those who attended the strawberry festival that marked the opening of the first Sea Cliff public library in June, 1891. Tuesday's event was organized by Sea Cliff Children's Librarian and Civic Association President Ann Dipietro, who remarked, "May we have another 99 years!"
After a year in business, Dan Roth and Ray Capone are set to mark both the anniversary and the grand opening of their bar.
by Elizabeth Winchester
Stop in Sea Cliff’s Still Partners on May 29. Horns will be blaring, strings strumming, and the piano pounding as owners Dan Roth and RayCapone mark the one-year anniversary of their bar, Roaring ‘20s-style. “We booked a seven-piece jazz band,” says Roth, also a musician who had always wanted a bar/small venue where music would play a big part. “It’s going to be a heck of a party.” READ MORE
OPEN MIC NIGHT AT STILL PARTNERS
Still Partners in Sea Cliff hosted an Open Mic Night on Monday May 12. The local music venue, with Matt Marchese hosting, holds the showcase for local musicians the second Monday of each month.
Article by Shelly Newman
May 20, 2014 -- The 10th Annual North Shore High School Track and Field Invitational took place this past Saturday, May 10th. It was a glorious day, as approximately 50 schools across Long Island and over a 1,000 athletes came to North Shore to compete in this tremendous inaugural event. READ MORE
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UPCOMING LOCAL MUSIC
THE OAK ROOM TAVERN
Wed 5/21 - Brian McGeough
Fri 5/23 - Steven Dee Harris and Friends
Wed 5/28 - Frank Ferrara and Friends
Fri 5/30 - Steven Mucciolo
Wed 6/4 - Ed Kaercher
Fri 6/6 - Chris Maloy and The Falco Brothers
STILL PARTNERS, Sea Cliff
Thurs 5/29 - Roaring Twenties Bash
Sat 5/31 - Half Step
After a career on Madison Avenue as a "real Mad Man" that began in the mid 1960's, Glen Head Artist Larry Aarons left the advertising and marketing fields in 2012 to return to his first love - creating art. READ MORE