Groundbreaking Ceremony for Manhasset School District 9/11 Memorial Garden
After more than six months of planning and committee work, together with student, staff, parent and professional involvement and input, the Manhasset School District is formalizing plans for a 9/11 Memorial Garden. According to Kenneth Dunn, director of High School Student Activities and facilitator of committee activities, the official groundbreaking ceremony will take place on Friday, June 14 at 6 p.m. The ceremony will take place at Manhasset High School, just beyond the entrance to the school campus. Anyone driving to the ceremony is requested to enter the high school campus via Manhasset Avenue. The ceremony will begin promptly at 6 p.m. and will last approximately 30 minutes. The public is requested to arrive no later than 5:45 p.m.
Library Trustees to Unveil Plans
After months of working on design, the architects will present their plans for a new library at a Manhasset Public Library Board of Trustees meeting at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11. The public is invited to come and see pictures of the proposed building, the floor plans and a model that shows the library in the context of its neighborhood. A referendum is planned for the fall and the trustees encourage everyone to join them for this preview. Refreshments will be served courtesy of the Friends of the Library.
MHS Boys Track Team Wins, Sets Records
After the Manhasset High School Boys Varsity Track Team finished its Conference IV championship season undefeated (14-0) and won the 14th annual Booster Club-Allen Dawson relays at home on May 17, the team was peaking for its 25th division championship, the county championships and the New York State qualifiers.
On The Bay
Jamie Boeckel, the young sailor who was swept off the deck of Blue Yankee during a huge storm and drowned off the Fairfield, CT coast right after the start of the Block Island Race, wrote a letter to Scuttlebutt, a sailing newsletter which comments on daily sailing events, and publishes letters to the editor on a myriad of topics of interest to sailors. The letter ran on September 17 of last year, and is included here to give readers insight into this fine young man, who lost his life prematurely. He wrote, "As an east coast sailor about to participate in the big boat series I would like to applaud the St. Francis YC and the Big Boat series committee on their decision to cancel the regatta in light of recent events. The atrocities committed in New York and Washington are an affront to our nation and although we are all affected to some extent it is comforting to know that people have put aside their own personal problems to remember those of the victims and their loved ones. We are now confronted with the unimaginable task of rebuilding what has been destroyed and helping those who have been hurt. I would like to take this opportunity to suggest that in lieu of sailing this week that the entry fees for cancelled regattas around the country be donated to some form of disaster or victim relief fund to further help those in their most dire hour of need. If we all participate in some small way the returns will be beyond belief." No wonder so many people thought so highly of this talented young sailor.
An Open Letter to the Manhasset Community