Alec Noga and Stan Nadel Named Marshals of Memorial Day Parade
Collectively, veterans Alec Noga and Stan Nadel have been awarded more than 20 battle stars, medals, and commendations for their service in WWII and the Korean war, respectively. These two honored heroes have been selected as the co-marshals of this year's Memorial Day Parade, and are most able leaders to usher in this first parade of the new millennium.
Bond Defeated by Wide Margin; Challengers Beat Incumbents: Budget Goes Down Too
The voters of Port Washington turned down the school district's bond referendum by the wide margin of 4,805 to 2,953. This represents the largest voter turnout in the history of the district, knocking out of first place the 1973 vote in which 7,348 residents voted.
Town Dock Flounder (Well, Sportfishing) Derby
The 37th Town Dock Flounder Derby on May 6 was a fine day - bright sun, sportfishing by 101 kids under 16 with lines in the water, equal turnout by families, some ones in strollers who may be fishing next year, plenty of bait, plenty of hot dogs (500) ...just one thing missing, flounders. The catch was O. Persistent angling from 9 a.m. to noon produced one catch, a small bass which was quickly released.
On the Bay
Boats are beginning to dot the harbor on Manhasset Bay and soon the mooring fields will be full of all sizes and makes of boats, providing strollers along the bay with the spectacular water views we have become so accustomed to, and anticipate with delight each spring season. Unfortunately last weekend, heavy rain and cold weather prevented enjoyment of our beautiful harbor from land, but hardy sailors were not deterred from their planned activities. Three teams of Sonar racers, despite the uncomfortable wet and cold conditions, raced in two windward-leeward races on Saturday, May 20. Wind was light, NE 4-5 knots. Results for both races: 1. #396 (Bob Kirtland), 2. #451 (Sue Miller), 3. #615 (Ming Wang). The weather improved slightly on Sunday, attracting seven Sonar teams. The wind was again light, out of the NNE. Race 1 results: 1. #396 (Bob Kirtland - Delight), 2. #451 (Sue Miller/Rick Jordan - Ping), 3. #436 (Bill Brakman - Lark). Second race: 1. #436 (Bill Brakman - Lark), 2. #396 (Bob Kirtland - Delight), 3. #451 (Sue Miller/Rick Jordan - Ping). Last race: 1. #451, (Sue Miller/Rick Jordan - Ping), 2. #421 (Bill Simon - Weekend Warrior), 3. #396 (Bob Kirtland - Delight.)
Call for Spirit of Cooperation
"It's Still an Easy Commute"