Local Executive SCOREs With Small Businesses
Lou Campanelli, longtime Port Washington resident, devotes a great deal of his time and energy to helping small businesses thrive and grow through his involvement with SCORE: "Counselors to America's Small Business." At a stage in life when many persons are "putting up their feet" after a long career, Campanelli devotes "more hours than I care to count" to these efforts. SCORE, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary year, has as its mission to provide professional guidance and information to maximize the success of America's existing and emerging small businesses. Their motto is "turning possibility into probability." The counseling is provided without charge to the business owners. According to Campanelli, all but about a dozen staff in Washington, DC, are volunteers.
Archangel Michael Church Purchases Property
The Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church of North Hempstead closed on its purchase of vacant land on Fairview Drive in Port Washington on August 6, 2004. Archangel Michael, the only Greek Orthodox church in North Hempstead, has long outgrown its present site in Roslyn Heights. The purchase is the culmination of efforts extending more than a decade to find a suitable property as the future site of a new dome church and ancillary structures.
On the Bay
The sailing community was very busy again this week, both on the bay and internationally. Starting first with the report from Athens, where over 400 sailors are competing in a multitude of classes at the Agios Kosmas Sailing Center. Paul Cayard, from Kentfield, Califorinia and Phil Trinter, originally from Lorain, Ohio, and now living in Port Washington, started out their first day of sailing at the top of the leader board, capturing a first place in their first race, and a sixth in the second. During the second day of racing on the Saronic Gulf, Cayard/Trinter were in third place in the first race when the skippers from Ireland and Great Britain claimed that Cayard had sailed too close to them, and forcing them to do two 720-degree penalty turns. These momentum-killing turns tumbled them to last place, and they never recovered. The next race they were over early at the start, and by the end of the day, they finished in 15th and 10th place, giving them a seventh overall. "It was a little bit of bad luck," Cayard said about possibly tacking too close to the Irish. "I think we were probably clear but they started screaming and yelling.
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