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Which Glen Cove Residents Made a Difference in 2011?

Tell us who you think belongs in Patch’s list of people who mattered this year.

There are many individuals who make the City of Glen Cove great. They are the people who on a regular, , basis.

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Glen Cove Patch will be featuring a list of 10 local people who made a difference in 2011. We need your help.

Tell us who mattered this past year by nominating your candidates in the comment section below. Or, you may write it on our Facebook page, Tweet us or E-mail Glen Cove Local Editor Elena DiMarco at elena.dimarco@patch.com.

Please give us the person’s name and why you think think he or she belongs in our list.

The feature will run the last week of December as part of our series. Be sure to check back to see if your nominees have made the list.

Prybil December 15, 2011 at 03:10 PM
matt venturino - glen cove volunteer firefighter and volunteer emt. Always out there
Brian F. Pemberton December 15, 2011 at 03:28 PM
Every man and woman that got up for work, took good care of their family and was a productive member of the community.
John Cocchiola December 15, 2011 at 04:48 PM
Well said Brian.
Rich Reynolds December 15, 2011 at 06:13 PM
I'd like to nominate City Historian Daniel E. Russell. He obviously didn't think he mattered, but he did. Dan Russell was the most published City Historian that Glen Cove ever had, and did more to educate the general public about Glen Cove's long and colorful history than anyone in recent memory. His website "Glen Cove Heritage" is a treasure-trove of historical tidbits, all carefully researched and documented. Dan was an enthusiastic historian and writer who just seemed to be hitting his stride when he took his own life. Including him on your list would be a tribute to the historical legacy that he has left for us. -Rich Reynolds, Club Historian, Glen Cove Yacht Club
Mr. Smith December 15, 2011 at 06:27 PM
I nominate the employees of Public Works. We had several major snow storms and a hurricane this year, but the Department of Public Works was right on top of things, plowing the roads, clearing the trees, etc. Surrounding communities looked like disaster areas for days and weeks on end, but in Glen Cove thanks to the effort of Public Works, everything was "back to normal" very very quickly.
John Cocchiola December 15, 2011 at 07:25 PM
Why stop there "Mr. Smith"? How about the Glen Cove Police, and Fire Departments that were out there in the snow too? How about the Glen Cove Taxpayer, that pays for it all? How about the Doctors and staff at the Glen Cove Hospital that had to show up during the snow storms and hurricanes? How about the power companies and Verizon crews that worked around the clock to restore our power, telephone and television service? How about the pharmacists and crew that goes to work at the local drug stores, so people can get their prescriptions filled? How about the people that showed up for work during the storms at the grocery stores so that the rest of us can have food in our homes? The 24 hour convenience store clerks, cab drivers or gas station attendants (some of the most dangerous jobs in the country) that were doing their part, probably for very little wages? It sorta' all brings us back to Brian's post, doesn't it?
Mr. Smith December 15, 2011 at 09:31 PM
I think we may both be missing the point of this. Now that I re-read the article, I believe we are supposed to be nominating specific individuals that went above and beyond. Could someone from the Patch please shed some light on this? If that is indeed the case, then I echo the nominations for Mr. Venturino and Mr. Russell.
Rob Germino December 15, 2011 at 10:00 PM
Good comment Brian.
John Cocchiola December 15, 2011 at 10:01 PM
Well, if Time Magazine could make "the protester" the person of the year, I think we can do what'ever we want.
Mr. Smith December 15, 2011 at 10:34 PM
Did they seriously do that? I haven't subscribed or read them in years.
Pam Robinson (Editor) December 15, 2011 at 10:56 PM
Yes, we are looking for specific individuals to honor. And yes, Time magazine did that. Its made some quirky choices: 2002 The Whistleblowers; 2006: You http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Person_of_the_Year
Jenna December 15, 2011 at 11:05 PM
I believe Matt Venturino deserves this tittle for being an outstanding Glen Cove EMS chief.
Elena DiMarco December 16, 2011 at 12:07 AM
Thank you for clarifying, Pam. Yes, everyone, please nominate specific individuals. Give their name and why you feel they deserve to be mentioned in our top 10 list. Thanks!
Elena DiMarco December 16, 2011 at 02:04 PM
Very true! Thank you for your nomination.
Elena DiMarco December 16, 2011 at 02:06 PM
@Mr. Smith: Thank you for your nominations!
Elena DiMarco December 16, 2011 at 02:07 PM
Hi Jenna, thank you for your nomination!
Elena DiMarco December 16, 2011 at 02:10 PM
Hi everyone, these are some terrific nominations. Thank you! We have been receiving tons of e-mails as well, so be sure to give us your nominee's name and reason for being in our list.
tim December 18, 2011 at 08:00 PM
I have to go with Mr. Venturino for doing what he does for ems and for glen cove
Joe December 27, 2011 at 04:09 PM
Jim Coniglione... his company Scoopy Doo keeps residents, who own dogs, yards clean and he also sponsored the Halloween Pet Parade.
Marc Rosen December 28, 2011 at 04:04 AM
If anyone's earned it, it would have to be Jeanine DiMenna. She commits her time, effort, and business to the community on a nearly-constant basis. She's turned Page One Restaurant into a center for the performing arts through the weekly open mic and semimonthly poetry readings hosted there, and the strong support she provides to both event series (along with various book signings, community events, etc). On top of ALL of that, she shows more generosity to her employees than anyone else in the restaurant business than any other restaurateur in Nassau County, if not all of Long Island or even the entire state.
Martin Carmody December 29, 2011 at 04:59 PM
I will second Jeanine DeMenna's nomination. She is a steadfast supporter of Glen Cove; the food is excellent too!
Elena DiMarco December 31, 2011 at 05:50 PM
Thank you all, again, for your nominations! We greatly appreciate them. It is almost time to reveal our top 10. Stay tuned, it will be posted shortly.

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