Federal Funds Approved for Shoreline Preservation
It was a cold, blustery day in March when a delegation from the Town of North Hempstead traveled to Washington D. C. to lobby Congress for funds for two town projects. On July 26, the same delegation, with some added starters, held a press conference at Bar Beach in Port Washington to announce that the lobbying had been successful. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) awarded $1 million to protect portions of the Hempstead Harbor waterfront and the newly created Hempstead Harbor Nature Trail.
SCA 2001 Summer Study Award Recipients
With summer program experiences approaching completion, the Manhasset School Community Association is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2001 Summer Study Awards. Twenty-one financial awards were granted this year. Since 1953, the SCA has allocated a substantial part of its annual budget for the Summer Study Program. Awards are presented to Manhasset High School students who wish to spend part or all of the summer between their junior and senior years participating in an enrichment type activity. The tremendous success of the SCA Fair and Luncheon make funding for this program and others possible.
Manhasset Baseball's Eight Year Olds Compete for Regional Championship
The Manhasset Baseball PAL eight-year-old summer tournament team competed for the Roberto Clemente North Atlantic Championship in Allendale, NJ. The tournament was sponsored by the American Amateur Baseball Congress and provided Manhasset with the most competitive baseball they have seen. The double elimination tournament included Connecticut's state champion, the Cheshire Reds; Pennsylvania state champion, the Lower Bucks Bandits; New Jersey state champion, the Wycoff White; and the New York Federation champion, the Bergen Beach Bobcats. Rounding out this impressive field were the Brooklyn Bonnies, the Midland Park Panthers from New Jersey and the host team, the Allendale Red Hawks. Manhasset qualified as the Metro New York champion after defeating Brooklyn's Our Lady of Grace/Gil Hodges team.
On The Bay
IC dinghies sailed in the summer? Aren't they the boats that the frostbiters sail in only the harshest of weather conditions - rain, snow, sleet, and outside temperatures that keep most people indoors by a warm fire? But there they were, all lined up on the dock, being rigged for sailing. This time, though, it was not the rugged frostbiters who would be sailing these 11.5 ft dinghies, but junior sailors from the area's sailing programs. The idea came from frostbiter, John Silbersack, who with his son, Nichols, is an avid frostbiter during the winter months. The idea was to have an IC Dinghy Clinic for the juniors to introduce them to another type of boat, which handles differently than the typical junior training boats - Optimitsts, Blue Jays, Lasers and 420s. And why not introduce these young people to frostbiting, which, while some might question the sanity of being out on the bay during the cold-weather months, many believe that frostbiters enjoy some of the most competitive sailing on LI Sound. Let's just hope the wind gods do not get mixed up and send us snow or sleet. A little more wind for the month of August would be nice, though.
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