Animal Shelter's Open House is Fun for All the Family
On Saturday Sept. 21, the Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter, located at 75 Marino Avenue, opened its gates for its second successful open house. Visitors smiled and waved at the oversized pooch, Pongo, aka Peter McDonnell, who greeted everyone cheerfully despite the incredible heat trapped inside his furry black and white costume. In the tree-lined grounds visitors were offered refreshments and younger visitors clamored for the free face paintings, tattoos, Frisbees, balloons and more. Among the many visitors who could be seen were Supervisor May Newburger and acting commissioner of public safety, Edward Neidich, enjoying the fun events and the fine weather.
School Board Meeting Notes, Sept. 17
All were present at the second board of education meeting of the school year. After unanimous acceptance of the proposed agenda, school board president Laura Mogul presented her opening statement. She announced several new initiations by Superintendent Gordon including the awarding of excellence certificates to staff and students. The first of which was awarded to sophomore Hillary Wool. She also recognizes the hard work of the teachers and especially interim Superintendent Mary Callahan whom she presented with a gift from the board.
On The Bay
Two names synonymous with top-notch sailing have added to their illustrious sailing career. Ralf Steitz, who is the Off-Shore Sailing Coach of the Merchant Marine Academy and who lives in Port Washington, has just won the US Sailing US National Match Racing Championship for the Prince of Wales Bowl. With David Dellenbaugh as skipper, and Ralf and Doug Clark as crew, representing the Pequot YC, the team won 3-0 over Karl Ziegler (Watch Hill YC) in very close racing at the Seawanhaka Corinthian YC, in Oyster Bay. Third place in the regatta was won by an inch by Bill Lynn over Andy Horton from Lake Champlain YC. Many may recall that young Andy Horton was in Port Washington last year participating in the 2001 Knickerbocker Cup. Although not officially from Port Washington (but he grew up and sailed here in Manhasset Bay), Strom Trysail Club Rear Commodore Rich du Moulin scored a solid victory in the 2002 Patriots' Cup international team racing event sailed in Newport, RI over the September 21-22 weekend. Eight yacht club teams from England, Ireland, Canada and the US raced in Shields Class boats in sunny and breezy late summer conditions on Narragansett Bay off Goat Island.
An Invitation From Legislator Johnson
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