Heroes Among Us
Susan Lowry, a professional caterer and native of New Orleans, lingered in the weather ravaged city to help rescue approximately 74 animals trapped at a local veterinary clinic. Working alongside other animal rescuers, Lowry loaded as many animals as she could into her van and with no working gasoline stations available, had just enough fuel to reach Shreveport, LA. There she met her brother Rev. Lowry, of Christ Episcopal Church in Manhasset, who brought her safely to New York. The rescued animals were taken to a shelter by representatives of the "Metroplex Animal Foundation" (www.metroplexanimalfoundation.org) which is located in Dallas, Texas. The foundation continues to rescue animals left behind in New Orleans. Ms. Lowry said, "Animals were left behind by owners with the notion that they would return in a day or two after the storm subsided. Now no one may return to New Orleans and these pets are wandering the streets. We need to go in and save them and the Metroplex Animal Foundation is a solid organization that can do it." Another organization committed to animal rescue work is the Southern Animal Foundation (www.southernanimalfoundation.org) located in New Orleans. Both foundations are accepting Internet donations via Pay Pal.
Manhasset Synagogue Switches to 100 Percent Green Energy
The Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore (RSNS) at 1001 Plandome Road is a lot greener today. During the congregation's annual meeting in May, RSNS members unanimously approved an annual budget to purchase all of its electricity from green energy sources. RSNS is at the forefront of an emerging trend of congregations, universities, Fortune 500 companies and even entire cities that see green energy as an important step toward reducing US dependence on foreign oil, fighting global warming and articulating their institution's socially-conscious values.
Manhasset High School Homecoming
This year's dance will be dedicated to the victims of Hurricane Katrina
St. Mary's Girls' CYO Basketball Registration and Travel Team Organizational Tryouts
The schedule for registration and organizational tryouts for the 2005-2006 season is as follows below.
Frustrated by School Bus Transportation