Fresh Air Fun(d) in Manahasset
It rained a lot the week 8-year-old Vincent Harriston spent his summer vacation in Manhasset thanks to the Delaneys and the Fresh Air Fund, a nonprofit agency, that since 1877 has been providing inner city children from disadvantaged backgrounds with a summer vacation in the suburbs. The lousy weather did not seem to matter.
National Honor for Katharine Gilman of Plandome
Last week the Democratic Party held its convention in Boston and nominated Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts as its candidate for President of the United States. Last week the American Legion Auxiliary held its Girls Nation program in Washington D. C. and the Nationalist Party nominated Katharine Gilman of Plandome to be its candidate for Girls Nation President. Ms. Gilman and her running mate, Frances Tompkins of California defeated the Federal Party candidates and were elected President and Vice President of Girls Nation for 2004.
St. Mary's Alumni Association Scores With Wally Szczerbiak
On Thursday, July 22, in Weist Gym, 10 lucky kids got to play basketball with the NBA player Wally Szczerbiak of the Minnesota Timberwolves. The clinic was one of the extraordinary auction prizes that was won during last year's St. Mary's Alumni Association's Golf & Tennis Classic. The prize was donated by Szczerbiak and Steve Leondis, a lifelong friend of Szczerbiak and St. Mary's parishioner, who also attended the clinic and put in some great moves of his own on the court.
On The Bay
Port Washington YC was the host of the Blue Jay Race Week, July 25-27th. Mother Nature must be happy with the junior sailors for she did not follow through with her threats of thunderstorms and heavy rain predicted for both days of the regatta. Race Committee ran five races the first day, with two more following on Tuesday, sailing in winds clocked from 7 - 20 miles per hours out of the east-northeast.
New Library Needs Art Gallery
Let Construction Begin on the Viaduct Bridge