'My Studio' on Main Street Is a Different Kind of Gallery
When we visited My Studio, artist Aleksander Betko was at his easel completing a commission, and simultaneously explaining his technique to a couple of interested visitors. Betko, a Manhasset Isle resident said, "I enjoy the fact that people just stop by. They can see the painting unfolding." That's the kind of place My Studio is-warm and welcoming. People are encouraged to stop by, come in, chat with the member artists, and view the wonderful art that is displayed. Betty Stephens, founder and executive director, said, "Stop in, have a cup of tea or java at our 'Starving Artist Café' and sign our guest book." Betko compared it to a time 5 600 years ago when artists and sculptors worked in the cathedrals of Europe in full view of the churchgoers.
Singer LeeAnn Rimes Gives Voice to Shelter Animals
Long Island's own North Shore Animal League America (NSALA), one of the nation's leading no-kill animal shelters, was the first lucky recipient this month of The Friskies for More Cat Habitat Shelter Program, with an unveiling of their uniquely designed Cat Habitat prototype.
On The Bay
Port Washington YC was the host of the Blue Jay Race Week, July 25-27th. Mother Nature must be happy with the junior sailors for she did not follow through with her threats of thunderstorms and heavy rain predicted for both days of the regatta. Race Committee ran five races the first day, with two more following on Tuesday, sailing in winds clocked from 7 - 20 miles per hours out of the east-northeast. Four divisions started each race, and were tightly contested throughout the regatta. Because of the seven race series, the competitors were able to have a throw out race. In addition to racing both days, Monday brought two contests: the Marlinspike and Blue Jay Navigation. Christine Jakobs of Sea Cliff won the Marlinspike and Conor O'Reilly of Huntington YC won the Navigation contest. Winners of the Sportsmanship awards were: Cameron Mackey and Claudia Corbisiero from Douglaston Yacht Squadron, Tyler Campbell and Sarah Ramsey form Noroton YC and Quint Miller, Hammy Wallace and Andrew Viklund from Cold Spring Harbor YC. The top four finishers in each division: White Fleet: 1. Julia Boehlke/Emma Fullerton (American YC), 2 Patrick Diamond/Miles Archer (Indian Harbor YC), and 3. Josh Dell/Anthony Marini/Devon Kanger (Knickerbocker YC) and 4. Adrienne Bourquet/Katerina Anastasio (PWYC). The Black Fleet: 1. TJ Story/Justin Marks (Noroton YC), 2. Christine Jakob/Anna Fagin (Sea Cliff YC), 3. Alex Herring/Erica Galasso (Centerport YC), and 4. Karissa Coneys/Nicole Losquadro (Centerport YC). Red Fleet: 1. Andrew Dimatteo/Matthew Friedlander (Centerport YC), 2. Conor O'Reilly/Wendi Berke (Huntington YC), 3. Carter Aronson/Kohl Brinkman (American YC), and 4. Chris Fisher/Anna Schroeder (Bell Haven Club). The Blue Fleet: 1. Jessica Nees/James Reardon (Port Washington YC), 2. Parrish Duncan/Elizabeth Chabot (American YC), 3. Ben Carbone/Michael Schole (Orienta Beach Club) and 4. Asher Feldman/Aya Sheldon/Alex Kellog (KYC). Local juniors who participated include: Johanna Silbersack/ Meredith Krim/Katie Stack (MBYC); Virginia Brodie/ Jenny Aitken/Ali Marghero (MBYC); Brian Barr/Max Smithams (PWYC); Doug Horowitz/Geoff Horowitz (MBYC); Wilkie Jordan/Victoria Rainone/Christina Vlachos (MBYC), Kris Ledins/Joe Duarte/Nick Faccibene (KYC), Tyler Adams/Luke Record/Peter Aitken (MBYC); Robert Maisano/Hayes Brown (MBYC); Patrick Cosgrove/Alex Ferro (PWYC); Margaux Rand/Robbie Levinger/Devyn Fariner (KYC); and Marlena McGill/Cathy Jaronsczyk/Katherine Allen (MBYC).
Get Ready Now for Fall Sports at School
All students interested in joining a sport this fall must attend a meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 3:10 p.m. in the Weber gymnasium. The fall sports include: Field hockey, football, cross country, boys and girls soccer and girls tennis. Positions for team managers and scorekeepers also need to be filled. At this meeting students will meet the coaches and be given an orientation on the guidelines and regulations for athletic participation. All students must be medically "cleared" to participate; this includes a physical and an Interim Health Form (purple) which needs to be on file by Aug. 27 with the school nurse. Students are required to have seen the Sports Warning film. It was shown in their physical education classes in June. If a student did not view it, it will be shown on the following dates: 8/20, 26, 27 and 30 in the Wrestling Room at Schreiber at 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and on 9/8 in the Weber Gym at 3:20 p.m. Late buses will be running on Sept. 8 for the students.
Upset With Appearance of Business District