Port Schools Open With 4,824 Students
With 4,762 k-12 students at the five elementary schools, middle and high schools, the Port Washington School District is 142 students below its projection of 4,904 formulated in 2000 for the 2004-2005 school year. (Note: The 4,762 count does not include pre-k, which adds another 62 pupils for this school year.) Comparing this year's enrollment with that of the same time last year, we come up with the following increases and decreases in enrollment: 15 fewer students in the pre-k through 5 grades, reflecting September '03's number of 2,324 to September '04's 2,309; nine fewer in grades 6-8, 1,114 in 2003 and 1,105 in 2004; and 44 more pupils in the high school with 1,366 in '04 and 1,410 in '05.
Black Tie Liquors Undergoing Major Expansion
The popular Black Tie Liquor store in Manorhaven is undergoing a major expansion. The size of the store will be tripled. "Our goal," said Howard Marshall, spokesman for Black Tie, "is to offer a much larger selection of wine and spirits at significantly better discounts." Already specializing in hard-to-find wines from some of the fine boutique wineries around the world, the new store will expand the selection with wines from Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, Austria, France, California, Italy, Spain and many other regions. The selection will include vintage ports and dessert wines. Marshall said, "The staff takes great pride in constantly searching for wines from the best vintage years." One regular customer confirmed this, saying, "They really know their stock and my tastes. I've never been disappointed in one of their recommendations."
PYA Announces Seventh Annual Golf Outing
On Columbus Day, Monday Oct. 11, Port Washington Youth Activities will hold it seventh annual golf outing, sponsored by Finn Mac Cool's restaurant.
On The Bay
Thirty nine young Manhasset Bay YC sailors, ages 7 and up, held a regatta recently to benefit the children served by Family and Children's Association, one of the largest nonprofit human service agencies on Long Island. Sailing in their individual 8-foot Optimist sailboats, the youngsters were cheered on by MBYC members and Family and Children's supporters Tom and Ilene Hoban, Commodore John Barry, and parents and friends. A check in the amount of $1,500 was presented to Richard P. Dina, president and CEO of Family and Children's Association. "The hard-work of the Manhasset Bay Yacht Club kids will help to make Long Island a nicer place for less fortunate kids." Said one of the young sailors, "I was so excited last night about helping kids I couldn't sleep!"
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