2014 PCLI Awards

At the 2014 Press Club of Long Island (PCLI) Awards, Anton Community Newspapers had a grand showing, racking up a total of 10 overall awards.

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Garden City Life/Long Island Weekly editor Dave Gil de Rubio with the Third Place win for Narrative: Education for the Illustrated News. The story was based on Port Washington resident/rock violinist/music education advocate Mark Wood.

Garden City Life/Long Island Weekly editor Dave Gil de Rubio (left) and Anton Community Newspaper Editor in Chief John Owens, who came away with third place for Narrative: Editorial Commentary for the Roslyn News.
Garden City Life/Long Island Weekly editor Dave Gil de Rubio (left) and Anton Community Newspaper Editor in Chief John Owens, who came away with third place for Narrative: Editorial Commentary for the Roslyn News.

This was the biggy for Betsy Abraham..Outstanding Rookie Reporter.
This was the biggie for Betsy Abraham…Outstanding Rookie Reporter.

Betsy Abraham making her acceptance speech for 2014 Best Rookie Reporter.
Betsy Abraham making her acceptance speech for 2014 Best Rookie Reporter.

Betsy Abraham posing with the goods, or in this case "glass," after scooping up her 2014 Best Rookie Reporter prize.
Betsy Abraham posing with the goods, or in this case “glass,” after scooping up her 2014 Best Rookie Reporter prize.

Here, Floral Park Dispatch editor Christy Hinko and Betsy Abraham show off the first place trophy they received for Best Narrative: Home & Garden.
Here, Floral Park Dispatch editor Christy Hinko and Betsy Abraham show off the first place trophy they received for Best Narrative: Home & Garden.

Manhasset Press editor Elizabeth Johnson scored a major coup nabbing Second Place for Best Community Newspaper. (Karen Talley for the Port Washington News nailed third). Congrats Liz!
Manhasset Press editor Elizabeth Johnson scored a major coup nabbing Second Place for Best Community Newspaper. (Karen Talley for the Port Washington News nailed third). Congrats Liz!

The Westbury Times/Hicksville Illustrated News editor Betsy Abraham was the big winner this evening. Here she is with her Third Place award for Narrative: Arts.
The Westbury Times/Hicksville Illustrated News editor Betsy Abraham was the big winner this evening. Here she is with her Third Place award for Narrative: Arts.

Garden City Life/Long Island Weekly editor Dave Gil de Rubio with old friend and current managing editor Edith Updike after she pulled down Third Place for Narrative: Business for the Syosset/Jericho Tribune.
Garden City Life/Long Island Weekly editor Dave Gil de Rubio with old friend and current managing editor Edith Updike after she pulled down Third Place for Narrative: Business for the Syosset/Jericho Tribune.

Matt Bodkin was also a major mack daddy as he swept the Visual Cartoon category. This is Second Place that he won for the Massapequa Observer.
Matt Bodkin was also a major mack daddy as he swept the Visual Cartoon category. This is Second Place that he won for the Massapequa Observer.

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Dave Gil de Rubio
In addition to being editor of Massapequa Observer and Hicksville News, Dave Gil de Rubio is a regular contributor to Long Island Weekly, specializing in music and sports features. He has won several awards for writing from Press Club of Long Island (PCLI).

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