Port's Beloved Lenny Ruderfer Passes Away
Lenny Ruderfer, age 90, passed away suddenly after recovering from a recent illness. He left behind a loving family, his sister Phyllis Schiller, his daughter Mindy, her husband Edgar and their two children Jordan and Cory, his son Dean, his wife Diane and their two boys David and Douglas. Funeral services were held at The Community Synagogue on Tuesday July 13, 2004. More than 400 people turned out to honor Lenny in death as they had during his very active life and spoke warmly of how he touched their lives. Rabbi Irwin Zeplowitz and Rabbi Martin Rozenberg officiated at the service and Cantor Claire Franco and Cantor Jacob Yaron offered spiritual hymns in his memory. Lenny was buried alongside his wife Jade at Nassau Knolls in Port Washington.
Series Begins on Port's Nautical History
On Tuesday evening, July 6, the Cow Neck Peninsular Historical Society hosted a slide presentation/lecture entitled "When Port Washington Was a Boat-Building Beehive." The event was held at the Sands-Willets House, headquarters of the society, and was hosted by Ginger Martus and Alan Dinn.
On The Bay
Teddy Himler, from Manhasset, has won the prestigious Commodore Law Trophy in the full-rigged Laser division at Indian Harbor YC on June 29-30. The Commodore Law Trophy is the JSA (Junior Sailing Association) Finals for the Bemis (doublehanded Club 420s) and the Smythe (singlehanded Laser) National Championship. This win gives Himler the chance to represent the JSA at the National Championships at the New Bedford YC, in South Dartmouth, MA August 14-18th, where some of the best junior sailors from across the country will test their skills against those who qualified at their local and regional level. In order for Himler to participate in the Law Trophy, he had to meet on of the following criteria: 1. finish in the top 30 percent of their division of the Eastern Districts, Western Districts, Larchmont Junior Race Week or 420, Laser, Laser Radial Race Week in 2003; 2.sail in the 2003 Area B semi-finals of the Sears, Bemis or Smythe; and 3. be invited to sail in the 2003 US Sailing Junior Olympic National Sailing championship. Teddy Himler's brother, Matt, won the Law Trophy in 2002, sailing in a Laser Radial.
MLB - Little Leagers All Star - Bash
With the Mid-Island Tournament and Mayor's Trophy just beginning it is hardly the right time for an All-Star break. The boys are not going to let that stand in the way of the All-Star party at Sullivans' Quay. Sullivans' owner was quick to roll the red carpet out for this elite group of 9-year-olds. Our Port All-Stars coached by John Crawley, Jim Reardon and Scott Cane, feel the timing is right for one thing - baseball history.
Saddened by 'Cementing' Over of PW
Upset Over Creation of School Parking Lot