Port Cares Benefit Dinner a Huge Success
Port Washington residents came out in droves Friday evening, Sept. 28, to LaMotta's Restaurant to support victims of the September 11th attack, specifically firefighters, New York City police and Port Authority workers. Eight hundred and fifty people gathered to show their support, among them Senator Balboni, Rev. Kurt Von Roeschlaub who gave a moving eulogy, Angelo Ferrara, and Tom Tobin, fire chief and chaplain. The singing of the Star Spangled Banner and God Bless America added to the event's feeling of unity and community spirit. Raffles were drawn and T-shirts and pins were sold to help raise the evening's total of $11,000. "Money is still coming in," said Guy LaMotta. "It was nice to see all the people come."
In the Wake of the Sept. 11 Attacks, Sadness and Change in PW
Like one's visceral memory of a car accident's moment of impact, the events of September 11 have become something we each return to, again and again. And though all wish that such disturbing recollections and feelings of sorrow and anxiety will fade, most still recognize that the terrorist attacks changed our lives in tangible and intangible ways. Those who lost a loved one are, of course, deeply affected, but even those unfamiliar with the victims are traumatized. The date has become an infamous, indelible marker in each lifetime, a partition between life before and life after. Some four weeks later, some residents of Port Washington took stock of how their lives have been altered by this unprecedented attack on America.
On The Bay
The Manhasset Bay YC Fall Series began last weekend on Oct. 13-14 and will conclude this weekend, with an Awards Ceremony on Sunday, Oct. 21 at the end of weekend racing. The inspiration for the Fall Series came from John Thomson, Jr., who described its purpose as two-fold: to develop in our own area a high level big boat competition, and to enjoy Long Island Sound racing under the best weather conditions possible. The 100 boats that registered for this year's series certainly had great weather conditions, with a strong easterly giving competitors two races each day of the weekend. Results for the Fall Series will be reported next week.
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