NYS Cancer Maps: What They Show for PW and Its Neighbors
When the New York State Health Department issued maps this spring of the incidence of the three most common types of cancer -- colorectal, lung, and breast -- found in each county throughout the State, and another map of the incidence of breast cancer in Nassau County, by zip code, the findings probably confirmed what many already suspected for the Port Washington area, and it brought comfort to no one. Based on State data collected from 1992 to 1996, the maps showed that the incidence of lung and colorectal cancer in Nassau County was within 20% below through 20% above, the State rate, for both men and women.
Village Club Opens Additional Nine Holes
"This is a great day in the history of our village club, and yes, of our village, because this club is such an important part of the village," said Sands Point Mayor Leonard Wurzel at the opening of the additional new nine holes at the Village Club of Sands Point Golf Course (formerly known as the IBM Country Club). Continuing, he noted, "It was five and a half years ago that we became owners of this magnificent property.
Schreiber Athletic Hall of Fame Committee
This year's committee has completed its selection for the members of the Athletic Hall of Fame 2000. Each year the committee gathers nominations and reviews all available data before making its final selection. The committee will be expanding next year as it continues to honor the many athletes who have helped keep Port Washington in the news.
On The Bay
Several local skippers and crews were part of the New York YC Race Week at Newport, which concluded this past weekend. The nine-day regatta, featuring a unique split-racing format, served as the Rolex IMS Offshore Championship and the PHRF Championship for the NYYC Trophy. Avalanche, a J-105, skippered by Craig Albrecht, from Glen Head, gave the best overall PHRF performance for the week. Never posting a less than third place finish (2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 3, 2), and winning Division H, Craig was presented with the New York Yacht Club trophy and a Rolex timepiece at the awards ceremony on the lawn of the New York Yacht Club's Harbour Court clubhouse. The trophy was awarded to the winner of the class with the most competitive division, and Division H was definitely competitive. Finishes were exciting - many of the races were as close as 20 seconds between the first place winner Avalanche and the second place finisher Different Drummer. On the last day of racing, with Avalanche in the lead by seven points, Different Drummer looked to match race at the start of the last two races, hoping to gain advantage on Avalanche. But Avalanche was able to start cleanly and hold its lead in the regatta. Mr. Albrecht credits their success to a crew that has been together for as long as 10 years, "Great boat handling and tactics, and sailing conservatively in the last two races to maintain the lead." Four of his nine crew members are local sailors: Anthony Dekkers, from Manhasset; Joe Salvatore, Manhasset; Arthur Buhr, Manhasset; and Kurt Finkbeiner, Port Washington. Many readers will be familiar with Avalanche, as she participates in Thirsty Thursday racing on Manhasset Bay, skippered by Al Albrecht, Craig's father.
Supports Boy Scouts Supreme Court Decision
Port North "Revised" Plan: "More Bad Than Good"