Port Washington Children's Center 25th Anniversary Gala
The Port Washington Children's Center celebrated its 25th anniversary at the Village Club of Sands Point. Nineteen past presidents of the Port Washington Children's Center (PWCC) were honored at the event, which was co-chaired by Kathy Zankel, Mady Caslow and Doris Novick. Their committees worked tirelessly to ensure an elegant and festive evening, including a delicious buffet dinner, delightful music, and a silent auction, offering prizes from various local restaurants and shops, vacations and other services. State Assemblyman Tom DiNapoli and Nassau County Legislator Craig Johnson presented special citations to each of the honorees, as well as to the Center. Current co-presidents, Lloyd Herman and Judy Cutaia accepted the citations on behalf of the Children's Center.
The National Marfan Foundation Education and Research Center Grand Opening
Hundreds of unnecessary deaths occur each year as the result of undetected Marfan syndrome (MFS). Deaths may have been prevented with proper diagnosis. Hollywood star, John Ritter, 54 is believed to have died suddenly from an aortic dissection, a tear in the weakened wall of an aneurysm. Tony Award winning RENT playwright, Jonathan Larsen died of Marfan syndrome. Mysteriously, otherwise healthy young people die while participating in sports activities. There is tremendous medical unfamiliarity with MFS. Education for early detection and proper diagnosis is the key in saving lives.
Lady Vikings JV Basketball Wins Tournament
For the first time in 10 years, Port's JV Lady Vikings, coached by Liz Hutchinson, won the Freeport Basketball Tournament. The tournament, postponed due to snow, was held during the recess at Freeport High School. In Friday and Saturday's games, the JV girls held on to leads from start to finish which stretched from 14 points at times and went down to a narrow one-point lead during an exciting game with Manhasset in the semifinals.
Boys Basketball Is Rough Start Out of the Gate
The boys' varsity basketball team didn't start out the season quite as they had hoped. struggling in the non-league games to start off the season, the Vikings found their first victory in a league games against Lawrence. However, the team failed to pick up victories in their two other league games to kick off the season. With some injuries and player returns, the season is far from over, even with the rough start.
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