The Gambol Celebrates Its Golden Anniversary This Year
1952. Harry S. Truman was president of the United States and the Yankees took the World Series title over the Brooklyn Dodgers. Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea was published and Gary Cooper won an Oscar for High Noon. A gallon of gasoline cost $.20 (yes, twenty cents). Comedian Robin Williams was born this year, and there was another, noteworthy arrival, especially to Port Washington. The Gambol came into being in 1952, the distinctive graduation party created and given by parents of graduating seniors, community members, merchants, school personnel, and other friends, for its senior class, right in their own school. For every one of the past 50 years, a dedicated team of volunteers has devoted countless hours to transform the high school gymnasium into everything from NYC's hottest nightspots to fantasy tropical isles. .
Groundbreaking for Harbor Ridge: First Lifecare Community in Nassau County
Reminding over 150 guests that Long Island is home to one quarter of a million people over the age of 65, the fastest growing segment of the population, Jeff Ferguson, executive vice president and general manager of Marriott Senior Living Services, declared that "Harbor Ridge is an idea whose time is not only right, but it is located perfectly to help keep seniors in the area that they know and love." Marriott Senior Living Service will manage the full-serve, resident-owned community and health center when it is completed. They hope it will open by early 2003.
Coach Busby Retires
This picture was taken at the recent retirement party/wrestling reunion of Port Washington wrestling coach Bob Busby who is retiring after 36 years of coaching. These athletes represent some of the wrestlers who attended from the 1960s, '70s, '80s, '90s. all contributed to the dual meet winning record of 325 wins and 143 losses placing Coach Busby third in Long Island history and 13th in New York State history.
On The Bay
Two exciting events took place in the sailing world this past week. Gary Jobson, world renowned sailor and ESPN sailing commentator held a press conference in the Model Room of the New York YC on June 13th, the day he left for Tromso, Norway to begin his expedition to the Arctic, titled "80 Degrees North Under Sail". Sponsored by Rolex and Transderm Scop (the anti seasick patch), the voyage will be documented in a one-hour show that will air on ESPN at the end of November and again one month later.
Students Have a Right to Learn All Different Opinions and Cultural Standpoints
Respects Decision to Cancel Fireworks