Neighbors Helping Neighbors Through Devastating Fire
A family that suffered tragic loss in a fire on Inwood Road in Manorhaven at the same time experienced an outpouring of help and support from neighbors. Joanne Zimmer, one of the residents of the two-family home that burned, said, "This is such a caring neighborhood. All the neighbors have been so supportive: People really come together when things happen."
(Not Surprisingly) Mixed Reactions to County Property Reassessments
(Ed.'s note: Our Nassau County Legislator Craig Johnson (D-Port Washington) has provided some information from the county on topics related to the reassessment, which include frequently asked questions concerning the effect of the reassessment on veterans' exemptions, a piece titled "Can Your Assessed Value Decrease and Your Taxes Increase? and STAR exemption change explanation. Legislator Johnson wants taxpayers to know that his office is available to help answer questions. His number is 571-6211.)
Swim-A-Cross Serves Two Needs
The 13th Annual Swim-A-Cross had a special synergy as it joined together the Red Cross' commitment to public service and raised funds for them to do that job. It all came together at the Swim-A-Cross on Friday, Aug. 16, held at Centre Island Beach in Bayville. This year there were more people than ever raising funds for the nationwide organization that helps people in tragic emergencies, such as the attack on the World Trade Center. This year, 47 of the swimmers participated in memory of a loved one who perished on September 11, 2001.
Take a Walk with Cancer Care
The Port Washington-Manhasset Chapter of Cancer Care Inc. will hold their 23rtd annual Walk-a-Thon on Sunday, Oct. 6, in Manorhaven Park at 10:30 a.m. The walk begins in the park, wanders down Manorhaven Blvd., strolls down Shore Rd. to Main Street, winds to Port Blvd. and flows south as far as Trunz Market. It then turns around and returns to the Park via the same route in reverse. Walkers are refreshed along the way at check-points and treated to a picnic lunch in the park at the end. The walk is usually over by 1 p.m. Prizes can be awarded to walkers based on individual pledges collected on the sponsor sheet and every registered walker gets a free Walk-a-Thon T-shirt. It is not a race and traffic laws must be obeyed. Walkers and joggers who do it for the exercise are invited to have some fun and, at the same time, help others who desperately need the help.
"Thanks, But No Thanks" Response From Arnold
Claims 41 Acres Will Have Worse Adverse Effect If Developed Industrial