Perpetual Charter Granted to Manhasset VFW Post 5063
Two awards were presented to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5063 of Manhasset during an official VFW ceremony conducted at North Hempstead Town Hall. Manhasset Post 5063 was honored by the presence of the following prominent VFW officers:
Commuter Parking Is Focus of Park District's Feb. 8 Forum
The Manhasset Park District has announced that it will sponsor a public forum on Tuesday, Feb. 8, at North Hempstead Town Hall to discuss some of its ongoing initiatives and receive public input on ways it can better serve the community. The session will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Town Hall's second floor, 220 Plandome Road, Manhasset.
Manhasset Public School Sports Schedule
On The Bay
With the temperatures in the single digits and no frostbiting on the bay, your reporters, Louise Haney, with the help of Andrea Watson, thought it might be fun to investigate ice boating activities, which have a long, but not recent, history on Manhasset Bay. From A Centennial History of Manhasset Bay Yacht Club, written by George N. Graf, Jr., a timely article titled "Ice Boating and Regatta Activities in 1920: "Ice boating continued to be popular during the winter of 1919-1920 with James O'Brien in Snow Flake again leading the fleet. In fact, that winter an ice boating association was formed between the Manhasset Bay Ice Yacht Club, the Port Washington Ice Yacht Club and the Knickerbocker Ice Yacht Club." One Hundred Years of Knickerbocker History also mentions iceboaters. Because of the warm weather we have enjoyed over the past few years, our bay has not supported ice boating. But this sport is alive and doing well in the northern regions of NY, Connecticut and New England. Many readers may recall Warren Darress, a local iceboater, who has been a reliable source for this column over the years.
At the Mercy of the Weather
An Appeal to LIRR