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Last Updated: April 17, 2018
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Glen Cove Select Chorale
Places Second at Disney Festival

Glen Cove High School’s Select Chorale attended the Festival Disney Music Competition at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. There were 12 other choirs at the festival, which included bands and orchestras from all over the country.

The choir scored 97 out of 100, receiving second place out of all of the choirs. In addition, the group had the second-highest score of any of the 23 groups that were there. One of the judges, Dr. Russell Robinson from the University of Florida, remarked that the Glen Cove Select Chorale is one of the finest choirs that he has heard in his 15 years at Festival Disney. Dr. Robinson reached out to Chorale Conductor Ed Norris upon their return to New York, to again let him know how impressed he was with the choir. Dr. Robinson will be conducting at Carnegie Hall in 2019 and has already invited Glen Cove to be a part of that performance.

“It was a wonderful experience and I am so proud of all of our singers for working so hard to prepare the challenging program,” Mr. Norris said.“I am also extremely grateful to the school district and the chorale parents for all of their support. To hear Dr. Robinson, one of our industry’s most respected authors and conductors, speak this way in regard to our ensemble was very moving. I am filled with pride!”

Janet Smitelli, Candidate
for the NYS Assembly

Smitelli meets with residents.

Janet Smitelli, the Republican candidate for the 10th district (Cold Spring Harbor, Lloyd Harbor), is ready to serve, and has received the endorsement of Chad Lupinacci, Huntington’s Supervisor (among others). The 10th district includes most of the western half of the Town of Huntington.

As a family attorney who has been in private practice for close to 30 years, Smitelli split her time 50/50, serving both for the plaintiff and for the defense. Her well-rounded legal experience and her reputation as a great negotiator lends itself to the Assembly position. Smitelli pledges to be bi-partisan, and will cross party lines to get the job done.

“I have no hidden agenda, I am running because I want to serve the community.” Smitelli said.

Smitelli spent several years as the Scoutmaster for the local Boy’s Scout troop (her son is working on his Eagle Scout project), where she taught civics, and she understands what it means to be a good citizen, Smitelli is involved in the community, and has lived in the district for several years. All three of her children have attended schools in the South Huntington District.

Smitelli is fluent in Spanish, perhaps making her “uniquely able to speak for residents who don’t normally get a voice.”

Smitelli is against overdevelopment, “I’ve seen what happens to the community because of overdevelopment, not smart development, and I’m nervous about what is being done to our environment.”
She is against the Villadom Mall project.

In education, Smitelli aims to see that Long Island receives their share of school funding, and she’ll work for much-needed student loan relief, by expanding TAP (Tuition Assistance Program).

You can visit her facebook page for additional information, Janet Smitelli for Assembly. Voting takes place on Tuesday, April 24th.

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