Hats off to the Class of 2000!
The remarkably multi-talented Class of 2000 marched into the commencement exercises to the bittersweet melody of Pomp and Circumstance on a (could-not-have-been-a-more perfect) late June afternoon. The 275 graduates full of smiles and high spirits delighted all of the family, friends and school district personnel who attended this year's graduation as they marked this milestone in their young lives.
New School Board Members Upbeat
The three newly elected school board members shared their thoughts on the challenges ahead at a get acquainted meeting with the General Council of Homeowner Associations.
PAL Third and Fourth Grade Baseball Games
The first place Culinart Cardinals finished their regular season undefeated (6-0) with a 9-0 win over the Harbor Deli Braves. Adam Bethon pitched three scoreless innings, striking out 8 to extend his ERA of 0.0 over 14 innings. Adam played the entire game with three stitches in his leg from an injury he sustained in the previous game. Jeremy Gurewitz for the Cardinals had a dramatic double to drive in two runs. In the fourth inning, Yorye Canales's grounder advanced runners to second and third allowing Josh Cohen (2 for 3) to score them with a double to the centerfield wall. Pitcher Mike McCabe (3 for 4) drove in two runs in the sixth inning in support of his two innings of strong relief.
On the Bay
The Newport-Bermuda Race is a classic 635-mile ocean race including a crossing of the tricky Gulf Stream. The race attracts some of the best amateur and professional sailors in the world from modern maxi yachts like Sayonora and Boomerang to racers from our bay who skipper or crew for some of the most competitive boats. In 1936, the 53-footer cutter, Kirawan, owned by Robert P. Baruch, a member of the Manhasset Bay YC, won the Bermuda race, helping to launch the career of yacht designer Philip Rhodes. According to George Baurer, historian for the Cruising Club of America "The 1936 race experienced some of the most severe weather of any race in the event's history, strong southeast winds, gale force, for a week. Ten yachts were disabled or withdrew." Kirawan, owned by Sanford Horowitz, the film producer, came back east from California to compete in Classic Yacht Division of the Newport- Bermuda Race, a new feature for the race. Her seven-man crew included John Rousmaniere, the Yachting writer and John Jourdane, the former Whitbread racer. Two days out, in 25 knots of wind, and close-hauled approximately 70 percent of the time, Kirawan was first in her division. But the wind died about 100 miles out of Bermuda, and Kirawan ended up in 4th place. Her performance adds validity to the assumption that older boats that cut through swells easily just might be competitive with the newer boats in certain wind conditions.
Issues With Non-Aligned Administrators Contract
Thanks for Helping Out With 8th Grade Graduation Party