Antique Fire Apparatus Show and Muster 2004
Once again, the Great Neck Alert Fire Company, along with the Vigilant Fire Company, held the annual Antique Fire Apparatus Show and Muster. This year the event was held at the Parkwood Pool parking lot on Arrrandale Avenue on a beautiful June day. Co-chaired by Alert Ex-Chief Leonard Motchkavitz and the Vigilant's Thomas J. Mansfield, it was a full day of fun, with the beautiful display of shining fire equipment and some exciting "muster" drills.
Senator Schumer Gets Briefings for 9/11 Families
Standing with WTC families across the New York Metro region on Monday afternoon, July 12, U. S. Senator Charles E. Schumer demanded that the Independent 9/11 Commission change their plan to brief victim families only in Washington, DC even though most of the 3,000 families live in the metropolitan New York area. The senator has now received confirmation that there will now be a briefing in the metropolitan area and he pledges full support of his Senate office to secure best location for the event.
Local Women Raise Thousands for Breast Cancer Research
Great Neck's Sandi Kafenbaum and Elise Kestenbaum (an English teacher at North Middle and North High), with friends Ilene Frischer of Bayville and Janice Friedman (former chair of the North High library department) of Port Washington, raised over $13,000 in the Pfizer 2004 Long Island 2 Day Walk to Fight Breast Cancer last month. Family and friends sponsored the women's participation in the 35-mile walk, the first ever on Long Island. Two hundred thirty women, men and children joined the four women and the event raised nearly $300,000 to be distributed to LI breast cancer organizations and research.
The 2-Day Long Island Breast Cancer Walk
As a social worker at the Adelphi Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program for the past 15 years, I've been inspired by the countless courageous women I've spoken to throughout the years. The 2-Day Long Island Breast Cancer Walk gave me the opportunity to be touched by incredible women in a different way. The experience was motivating, inspiring and challenging.
A Walk Around Our Town ... A Great Place to Be!