Nassau Comptroller Solicits Commuters Comments
Nassau County Comptoller Howard Weitzman visited the Port Washington railroad station last week to solicit input from commuters about station maintenance and other issues. He and his staff and volunteers handed out surveys to early morning LIRR riders. The survey presented questions about the cleanliness of the bathrooms, station house, and platform, as well as the condition of the vending machines and the adequacy of parking. It also invited general comments about the train station. The comptroller is visiting two stations a week, for a total of 16.
An Opportunity for Port Washington to Help International Refugees
In 2002, Deborah DeWinter, longtime resident of Port Washington, became executive director of FilmAid International, an amazing organization that brings hope, education, inspiration and even laughter to refugees around the world. In May of this year DeWinter visited Kakuma, a refugee camp in Northern Kenya where FilmAid is making a dramatic difference in the lives of 83,000 refugees. After seeing the huge success of the project in Kakuma, DeWinter renewed her six-month contract with FilmAid, which was due to end in July, and now plans to create a local advisory committee of Port Washington residents.
National Cooperstown Baseball Tournament
Port Washington Youth Activities (PYA) was able to send two baseball teams to Cooperstown Dreams Park for the 2002 tournament. This event continues for 13 weeks through the summer and is attended each week by 64 teams from around the country. The Port Washington teams attended week #7 from July 27 to Aug. 1. The Port Legends were made up of 11 players, who are the 12-year-old group. The Port Washington All Stars were the younger team, made of 11-year-old players. This event began in 1997 and Port has been there with one or two teams every year.
On The Bay
Manhasset Bay was a busy place last weekend. The 70th Manhasset Bay YC Race Week, which was held from Thursday, August 8 - Sunday, August 11, filled the bay with sails from the Great Neck shore over to Port Washington. What a beautiful sight - a multitude of sails, in varying sizes, from the tiny Optimist, Blue Jays, Lasers, and 420s for the junior sailors, to the Sonars, MBOs (Manhasset Bay One Designs), KODs (Knickerbocker One Design), Ideal 18s, Snipes, Sunfish and the largest of all, the PHRF boats. At one point the Race Committee had three race courses set, one for the juniors, another one for the PHRF and MBOs and a third for the Sonar, KODs, and all other boats. While the weather was not the best, very hot and humid with little wind until a southerly filled in during the afternoon, it was still thrilling to see so many sails fill the bay. On Thursday, two races were held, one in the morning for the WRC (Women's Racing Clinic) and another competition in the evening for the Thirsty Thursday group. Seven teams of women, hailing from Manhasset Bay YC, Knickerbocker YC and Sea Cliff YC, sailed in Ideal 18s. This is the group of women who got together last year once a month to attend sailing seminars, and have progressed to racing once a week this season. The winners (skipper/crew): 1. Nan Barry/Lynn Whipple, 2. Stef Baas/Loreta Chiafolo, and 3. Cindy Jordan/Erin Kinney/Beth Hartigan. At 1900 hours (7 p.m.), RC was back on the water, setting courses for the PHRF Race in conjunction with the Thirsty Thursday group. The PHRF ("big boats") continued to sail and receive scores on Friday - Sunday, and those scores will be listed separately. Winners for Thursday evening, August 8 only for the CBCA Fall Series Race #4: Division I (Course ZDT, 7.44 nm): 1. #39516, Avalanche, Al Albrecht, 2. #128, Zero Gravity, Tony Dalia, and 3. #33877, Rising Star, Yehuda Rosenstock. Division II results (Course ZC, 5.07 nm): 1. #87922, Nemisis, Bruce Logan, 2. #40774, Xcite, Yalcin Tarhan, and 3. #52, Anticipation, Ed Veprovsky. Division III results (Course ZC, 5.07 nm): 1. #18, Tootsie, Ron Fink, 2. #257, Sundance, Joel Ziev, and 3. #152, Serenity, Jacques Blinbaum. Division IV (Course ZC, 5.07 nm) had only one entry: #183 Quaker, Stephan Lapham. Division V also had only one entry (a catamaran): #248, Renegade, Andy Ledins.
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