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March 19, 2004

  • News: Suozzi Looks at Record, Predicts Bright Future

    Nassau County Executive Thomas R. Suozzi gave his annual State of the County address March 10 at the Long Island Cradle of Aviation. As could be expected, he first cited his administration's accomplishments in the two years he has been in office. FULL STORY

  • News: Tuesday's Children Hit the Slopes

    On Feb. 20, Tuesday's Children held its second annual ski trip to Belleayre Mountain in Highmount, NY. More than 85 children who lost a parent on 9/11 and their family members attended the event, hosted by New York State Senator Michael Balboni of Nassau County, an avid skier and Tuesday's Children Advisory Board member. Family members spent the afternoon putting their skills to work while first time skiers headed up the ski lifts and then down the slopes with the help of Tuesday's Children staff and Senator Balboni. FULL STORY

  • Sports: The Crew Off Season - Off the Water But Definitely Not Off

    With the chilly fall frostbite regattas behind them and the racing boats safely stored for the winter, you might have expected the members of the crew team to pick up their television remotes and computer mice and settle in for a relaxing winter. Instead, many of the athletes have been meeting with Coach Panzik on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the high school weight room. They are building up that strength they will need when they head out on the frigid water to begin the spring season. They have also been working out on the ergs (rowing machines) to build up their cardio endurance. Many of them put it to the test at the Strong Island Sprints at St. Anthony's High School on Feb. 8. The athletes competed in 2K erg competitions with other students from throughout Long Island. Patrick English brought home a third place medal in the Freshman Boys division and Nick Vlahos took the third place medal in the Heavyweight Boys division. You may have seen some of the crew at the Manhasset train station or ringing your doorbell selling raffle tickets. They raised almost $5000 for the team, giving away prizes that included a weekend in Windham, a weekend in Westhampton, a sunset cruise out of Port Washington Yacht Club, a golf outing at Plandome Country Club, a gift certificate to Powerhouse Pilates and a floral arrangement by Pam Can. On Jan. 31, the team's coxswains attended an all-day Coxswains Clinic sponsored by Vespoli and Temple University in Philadelphia. (Vespoli is a Connecticut company that built the sleek racing shells that make up the Manhasset High School fleet, all of which were either donated to the team or purchased with money raised by the team.) The guest speakers at the clinic were all National Team members and World Champions. Two speakers were also Olympians. The topics included communications between coxswains, rowers and coaches, motivational skills, safety, steering in crosswinds and currents and how to win races. The team has also been busy getting their equipment ready for the spring season. Jefferson Automotive Center in Manhasset very generously offered to paint the team's oars at no charge. If you come out to watch a race, you will see how helpful this is. Every team paints its oars with its team colors and patterns. From a distance, it is difficult to identify your team's boat. Manhasset's orange and blue oars are easy to spot and hopefully this spring will be leading the pack. The first big race of the season will be the Long Island Scholastic Sprints on April 17 (10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at Meadow Lake in Corona Park, Queens. This is the proposed site of the NYC 2012 Olympic Regatta. Join us at Meadow Lake and see what crew is all about. FULL STORY

  • Sports: First/Second Grade PAL LAX Clinic for Boys Starts March 20 at Munsey Park

    The lacrosse clinic for first and second grade boys starts this Saturday at Munsey Park School from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. FULL STORY

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