Community Liaison Committee Celebrates 50 Years
The Community Liaison Committee of Manhasset (CLC) held its 50th anniversary celebration and Presidents' Day on Friday, Oct. 18 at North Hills Village Hall. After welcoming those in attendance, and it was a full house, President Brian Vincent turned the microphone over to Alexandra Pappas, chairlady of the event and past president. Ms. Pappas said that the CLC has always tried to "discuss issues, important ideas. We try to understand and to improve things, if possible."
5th District Congressional Race
Gary Ackerman has been a member of the United States Congress since 1983 when he succeeded the late Benjamin Rosenthal. Throughout the remainder of the 1980s, the congressman's district was located entirely in sections of Queens County. However, after the 1990 census redistricting process, Rep. Ackerman has represented slices of both Nassau and Suffolk counties, in addition to keeping parts of Queens County.
Arsenal Begins to Believe in Themselves
The Fourth Grade Boys soccer team, collectively known as Manhasset Arsenal, entered the Long Island Juniors Soccer League (LIJ) this fall on Sept. 14. The Arsenal, having competed for several years against local Long Island teams discovered that their new elevation to a more competitive league brought with it more stringent rules. LIJ enforce strict FIFA (Federation International de Football Association) rules that now bring our weekend games in line with the rest of the world. Their 35-2-6 record prior to this season is pretty impressive. Manhasset's only losses coming in tournament play. Even though they won the 2000 Columbus Day Tournament in Port Washington, the 2001 Massapequa Tournament and won all 3 of their matches in a festival held in Sachem in 2001. After some intense practice sessions the boys were now ready to emulate their favorites from this summers World Cup in Japan/S.Korea and take on anything Nassau County has to offer.
On The Bay
Readers may recall a past column of "On the Bay" that mentioned the Model Sailboat Regatta that was part of HarborFest last May 18. The regatta had to be cancelled due to heavy rain, disappointing many school children from Port Washington's third-grade classes who had built sailboats out of recycled materials in conjunction with their science unit on buoyancy. But the students' patience paid off, for those children who worked so diligently on their creations had a chance to complete the project by competing in the very delayed, but exciting Model Boat Regatta, which was held on the Mill Pond Saturday, June 8. Mike Block and Ed Lawrence, the creators of this educational and fun project, are in the planning stages for another Model Sailboat Regatta for HarborFest in May 2003. Monday, Oct. 21, Mike and company held an organizational meeting at the library to get the regatta launched for next year. The small group of volunteers that has brought so much fun to an educational endeavor for many years would like to expand its base of volunteers, and are asking the community to help. Some of the needs include: public relations, purchasing, classroom teaching, race day setups, race day workers, cleanup crew and photography. Volunteers do not need to have sailing skills. If interested, please call Mike Block at 944-9874.
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