County Executive Race
In a press release issued on Monday, Aug. 13, Assemblyman Tom DiNapoli, Democratic candidate for Nassau County Executive, outlined his plans for Nassau's financial "road to recovery." "Nassau County is at a crossroads," Mr. DiNapoli said. "Our county's finances ave been in disarray, our credit rating hovers at near junk bond status, taxes have risen, services have declined and years of no long-run fiscal planning has brought us to near collapse."
Visit Old New York at Nassau County Museum of Art
The works by artists of the "Ashcan Tradition" are featured in the latest show at the Nassau County Museum of Art entitled Old New York and the Artists of the Period: 1900-1941. It is an exciting show and, even for the artistically challenged, it is accessible and entertaining. The exhibit opened on Aug. 19 and will run through Nov. 4. At a press preview, Frank Castagna of Americana Manhasset, the chairman of the museum's board of directors, gave an optimistic picture of the museum's future. Conceding that there had been a "period of bitter conflict" with Nassau County, he said that it is all over and the museum weathered it "without missing a beat." Now, subject to the passing of the New York State budget, the museum can look forward to a $900,000 grant which will cover the total cost of renovation, bringing it into compliance with the National Disabilities act, among other things.
On The Bay
Duke Dayton, Past Commodore of the Port Washington YC, and who is writing a book on the club's history for their 100th Anniversary Celebration in 2005, knows what he is talking about. Duke, who now lives out east with his wife, Marion, was asked to speak to the Junior Sailors at PWYC on Friday, Aug. 17th at the Juniors' Awards Ceremony and started his short speech in front of a capacity crowd of youngsters by saying "You are the future of sailing." He couldn't be more correct.
Manhasset Soccer Club Announces Fall Registration
Registration forms for this fall's Manhasset Soccer Club's Pre-K through 3rd grade program have been mailed to past year players and the registration window will remain open through Aug. 31. Pre-K players must be 4 years old by Oct. 31, 2001. Players entering the 4th grade and up who wish to register for a CYO travel team should obtain a registration form from Manhasset Soccer Club's website. Teams will be formed based on the number of players registered and subject to availability of coaches.
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