Memorial Day Weekend Is All Sunshine
The American Legion Manhasset Post 304 proclaimed "Spreading Freedom" as the theme for this year's parade. The day was full of sparkling sunshine, starting out cool and comfortable. The three-day Memorial Day weekend was filled with sunshine and certainly contributed to the overwhelming participation and attendance by the community. The weekend began on Saturday morning a little after 6 a.m. with Legionnaires and Boy Scouts with parents flagging the graves of the veterans at Pinelawn National Cemetery. Some 25 to 30 Scouts from the Post sponsored Boy Scouts of America Troop 97 and nine Legionnaires with great reverence and respect, took bundles of flags and placed them before each of the veterans' graves. On Sunday, the Post Legionnaires and the Auxiliary attended an ecumenical Memorial Church Service at the Christ Episcopal Church. The service was conducted by the Reverend David Lowry for a congregation that included some 30 Post and Auxiliary members.
Suozzi: Plenty Left to Do
Saying that the county has moved beyond the dark days of crisis, Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi announced that he is running for re-election this November. Suozzi, a Democrat who was elected four years ago to the post that was held for three decades by the Nassau GOP, will be opposed by challenger, Republican Greg Peterson.
MHS Girls Track Places Sixth Out of 18 Schools
The Manhasset girls varsity track team placed sixth out of 18 schools at the Nassau County Spring Track Championships held at Mitchel Park in Uniondale. Natalie Bindert was the Nassau champion in the 2000 meter steeplechase, running a new school record time of 7:42.9. She also placed fourth in the 800 meters at these championships.
On The Bay
New information has become available about last week's reporting of the Port Washington YC Day Race. These are volunteers who spent time and offered their boats to make the Day Race a success. Many thanks to Don and Janet Wefer who loaned Fidelity as the Committee Boat, and to the Race Committee: Principal Race Officer Dave DeBaun, Susan DeBaun, Peter and Kathy Christie, Bill and Laura Doyle, Arch Walker, Rosemary Redondo, Gene Brooks and Dan Ross. Without people like these who unselfishly give of their time, the rest of us would not be able to enjoy a summer of bay racing.
Bus Drivers Were Dedicated