Bobby O on the Move from Newsday

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The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York has announced two appointments.

Robert Ottaviano, of Glen Head, has been re-elected as a director. He is a certified public accountant and a member of the Glenwood Hook and Ladder, Engine & Hose Co.

Read more at Newsday

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Communion Breakfast

Mass and  Communion Breakfast at St. Rocco’s, Sunday, June 2, Mass 7:30 AM, breakfast to follow at the parish hall, $15.00 per person.

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Glen Cove St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2013

The Glen Cove St. Patrick’s Day Parade is on St. Patrick’s Day this year!! To learn all about the parade, please visit the parade website at www.glencoveirishparade.org.

Glen Cove, NY  February 25, 2013 – St.. Patrick’s Day in Glen Cove this year will be even more special than usual for two great reasons.  The first is that Glen Cove gets a rare chance to hold its St. Patrick’s Day Parade on St. Patrick’s Day itself, since the Manhattan parade is held on Saturday when St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Sunday.  The second is that this year’s Parade will be the 25th Annual parade since its inception in 1989.  During that time the Parade, always a dazzling event, has grown to be the premier St. Patrick’s Day celebration on the North Shore and the largest annual parade in Glen Cove.

This year’s Grand Marshal is renowned Irish activist and Sea Cliff resident Daniel J. Lane.  He will be accompanied by Aides Robert and Pamela Panzenbeck, Lisa Forgione and Joseph McDonald.

The Parade begins to form up at 12 noon in the area of the Finley Middle School on Forest Avenue.  It steps off at 1pm, following the usual route through downtown Glen Cove to St. Patrick’s Church.  There is very ample parking in the municipal garages and at the end of the parade route.

The backbone of the parade, as always, will be its exciting mix of marching groups, including many bands of Irish pipers and other marching bands..  Further color will be added to the festivities by vintage cars, costumed performers, face painters, fire and police units and much more.  The parade is a true community celebration of the coming of Spring with many of our areas ethnic organizations, often in costume, taking part.  Come, join the fun!

For more information about the parade, please visit www.glencoveirishparade.org or call 516-782-7494.

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New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Division 8 will line up at 12:50 pm at 46th street between 5th and 6th. Please note the parade is on March 16th this year, since the New York Parade does not march on a Sunday.

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Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund

Many parts of the Northeast have been devastated. Hurricane Sandy has left us with unimaginable misery in terms of destruction, dislocation, and despair. Areas with extremely high concentrations of Hibernians truly resemble war zones where dark and heatless homes faced this frigid morning with temperatures averaging 25 degrees.

I realize you have seen the tremendous loss on TV. A neighbor of mine told me that when a newscaster showed people burning their own furniture to stay warm, he had to stop looking at the evening news.

But we, as Hibernians, cherish an Irish Catholic legacy that compels us not to look away, but instead to consistently respond to the needs of those among us and around us. If we are to fulfill the enduring mission of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, then we know that it is our responsibility to reach out with assistance and the support of our prayers so that spirits broken by a sense of helplessness will not soon be crushed by an added burden of hopelessness.

In an emergency conference call last night, the AOH National Board unanimously voted to donate $25,000 for AOH Storm Relief. In addition, a program has been authorized to both process donations and provide an opportunity for Hibernians impacted in various ways to request assistance from their Hibernian Brothers. We are counting on the generosity of our State Boards, County Boards, Divisions, and all Hibernians everywhere. If every Division, County Board, and State Board were to contribute at least $200, we would total well in excess of $100,000 without even counting the generous donations from each of our members!

HOW TO MAKE A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION:

  • All checks MUST be written: Pay To The Order of Hibernian Charity.
  • Memo portion of your check MUST read: AOH Storm Relief.
  • Send all donations to Edward Dougherty, Hibernian Charity Sec—7236 Brous Ave, Phila, PA 19149

AOH Storm Relief Request Forms available from: State Presidents OR aoh.com (website)  OR from Seamus Boyle–3097 Willits Road, Philadelphia, PA 19114 (shay39@comcast.net)

Brothers, because the will of God is the need of the hour, I ask this entire Order to please respond generously and immediately.

Fraternally and gratefully,

Brendan Moore
AOH National President

Download this letter here

Download Storm Relief Application Word | PDF | Apply Online

 

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Vice President Bob Ottaviano Gets NYS Resolution

Vice President Bobby Ottaviano received a resolution from New York State for his work with the Nassau County Fireman’s Association.

LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending outgoing President Robert H. Ottaviano, Jr. upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition for his dedicated service to the Nassau County Firemen’s Association

WHEREAS, The firefighters of New York State are renowned throughout the Nation; their reputation is synonymous with excellence in the arduous field of fire protection and prevention; and

WHEREAS, Since the early days of “teapot steamers,” the volunteer firefighter has been the cornerstone of our great Nation’s efforts to spare us from the ravages of fire; and

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is proud to commend outgoing President Robert H. Ottaviano, Jr. upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition for his dedicated service to the Nassau County Firemen’s Association, to be celebrated at its 109th Annual meeting on Thursday, June 7, 2012; and

WHEREAS, President Robert H. Ottaviano, Jr. began his service to the Nassau County Firemen’s Association in May of 2006, as its Sergeant at Arms; he has subsequently served as 4th Vice President, 3rd Vice President, 2nd Vice President, 1st Vice President, and since May of 2011 as President; and

WHEREAS, In addition to the Firemen’s Association, Robert H. Ottaviano, Jr. is Secretary of the Southern New York Firemen’s Association; Sergeant at Arms of the North Shore Fire Council; Past-President and Past-Secretary of Glenwood Hook & Ladder, Engine & Hose Company; Past President and Past-Secretary of North Shore Firemen’s Holy Name Society;
Past-President and Past-Secretary of Fifth Battalion Firemen’s Softball League; and Past-Trustee of Volunteer & Exempt Firemen’s Benevolent Association, Inc.; and

WHEREAS, Those individuals, who have given so selflessly of their skills and dedication, are worthy and due full recognition for their valued contributions on behalf of their country and its ideals, upholding the patriotic character and principled ideals of organizations in service to their fellowman; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to commend outgoing President Robert H. Ottaviano, Jr. upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition for his dedicated service to the Nassau County Firemen’s Association; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be transmitted to Robert H. Ottaviano, Jr.

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Thousands Gather for the 24th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Glen Cove, NY – March 20,2012 – Temperatures in the 70 degree range and a spirit of community drew a record crowd to the 24th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade  on Sunday March 18, 2012.

Crowds of five to six deep saw Grand Marshal Maureen Basdavanos and her Aides Sioban Rack and John J. Hanley lead the largest parade St. Patrick’s Day Parade ever in Glen Cove.

“It was the largest crowd and the remarkable aspect was the community involvement,” said parade chairman Robert Lynch. “All aspects of the Glen Cove community got involved.”

Almost all the community organizations were represented, while members of various youth groups also marched.

After the parade, Glen Cove Mayor Ralph Suozzi awarded citations to the Grand Marshal and Aides.

About the Glen Cove St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee: Founded in 1989 by the Mike Moran Division 8 of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the parade is in its 24th year, celebrating Irish culture on the North Shore. Over the years, the parade has had politicians, celebrities and Irish dignitaries serve as Grand Marshal. The committee comprises of members of the Mike Moran Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the St. Dymphna Division of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians.

About the Mike Moran Division 8 of the Ancient Order of Hibernians: Now in its seventh decade, the Mike Moran Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians serves to promote Irish culture, history, music, traditions and charitable giving. Membership is open at all men age 16 and over, who are of Irish birth or heritage, and are practicing Catholics. For more information, please visit their website at www.glencoveirish.org or contact Division President Joe McDonald at 516-522-0741 or by email at joe@hiberniandigest.com.

About the St. Dymphna Division of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians: Founded in 2002, the St. Dymphna Division of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians serves to promote Irish culture, history, music, traditions and charitable giving. Membership is open to women age 16 and over, who are of Irish birth or heritage, and are practicing Catholics. For more information please contact them online at www.glencoveirish.org or contact Division President Lisa Forgione by email at lisaf22@optonline.net.

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2012 Glen Cove Parade Gallery 2 by Mark Deutsch

All photos by Mark Deutsch of DeutschPhotographics.com

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Glen Cove Parade 2012 Gallery 1

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