'Keeping the Flame' In Memory of September 11
On the morning of September 11, 2001 while I was listening to the news on the radio, a special bulletin announced that one of the Twin Towers was hit and was on fire. I immediately turned on the television and witnessed the unbelievable sight. When the second tower was hit it became clear that it must have been a deliberate terrorist attack. Thinking about all those people killed, trapped, buried alive or wounded evoked my memory of the horrible feeling of being buried alive, even temporarily, in another terrorist attack many years ago in my hometown, Jerusalem.
Issues Over Proposed Plaza Apartment Building
As a new apartment building is being proposed for 90 Great Neck Road (in the Village of Great Neck Plaza), quite a few issues quickly surfaced. The village's board of trustees heard the proposal for 33 units once again at the Sept. 4 board meeting. Residents spoke up with many concerns.
Gift of Life Sailing Regatta
On Aug. 17, a beautiful Saturday afternoon, the boats began sailing at the first-ever Gift of Life "Sail for Life" Regatta at the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point. The event, which was hosted by the Knickerbocker Yacht Club and the United States Merchant Marine Academy, will go down in record books as one of the most successful charity sailing regattas ever.
What the Youngest "First Mate" did this Summer
Many 11 year olds went to camp; some stayed home, and some even had jobs. Eleven year old Evan Walden, who attends South Middle School, spent most of his summer working for NewYorkCatamarans as a first mate on Catnip is the only luxury cruising Catnap out of Port Washington.
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