Ecstasy: The Facts and the Fiction
Ecstasy is the most popular street name for the drug methylenedioxymethamphetamine or MDMA and many people mistakenly believe it is a non-addictive, safe, club-drug. These are extremely dangerous misconceptions. The term "harmless club-drug," is itself an oxymoron of gigantic proportions, as all illegal drugs have high-risk potential if only because their ingredients and potency are unknown factors. Studies have shown that ecstasy has many immediate health risks as well as some serious long-term ones and the potential to kill. These are the reasons why The Health Advisory Council and Port Counseling Center joined forces to present the lecture, "Youth Substance Abuse: The Lure of Ecstasy" at Port Washington Public Library on Thursday May, 9.
John H. Weaver Selected as Grand Marshal
Those who have read and admired the heroes of Tom Brokaw's The Greatest Generation should view with pride this year's selection as grand marshal for Port's 82nd Memorial Day Parade, John H. Weaver of Baxter Estates. Weaver's combat exploits in WWII during which he was awarded a bronze star and two battle stars for service in Northern Italy combined with his many other achievements as an entrepreneur and civic leader make his selection noteworthy.
Vikings Take Playoff Opener With 8-5 Win Over Great Neck South
Playing their final game of the year at The Pit, the boys varsity lacrosse team showed a lot of character as they fought back and beat Great Neck South 8-5 in exciting come from behind victory.
On The Bay
Nothing, absolutely nothing, can beat the first sail of the season. To be out on Long Island Sound in early spring, with good winds and no other boat in sight (or hardly any, to be more precise), is well worth the wait during the long winter months. Even if one is a frostbiter (which many of us are), there is something very special to be in a boat larger than a dinghy, out on the sound, with good winds and friendly crew. Maybe it's the lack of rain, hail, snow or sleet that makes the spring sailing season so appealing. Most likely it is just a different kind of experience, with each season offering die-hard sailors an opportunity to be out on the water all year long. In any event, sailors can look forward with anticipation to their first race or cruise out on our beautiful bay and on the sound. A note of caution, though. We all know that the World Trade Center is gone. But to sail under the Throgs Neck Bridge and see New York City's altered landscape is still shocking, and brings back the events of 9/11 as if they were yesterday. Reactions to the city's skyline will be as varied as each individual, but it surely will be therapeutic, for it says that life can and will continue, but we will never forget.
This Memorial Day Is Special
Sam Bogen Loved PW and Brightened the Lives of Many Of Us