School District Auditors Report at Oct. 19 BOE Meeting
Highlights of the Oct. 19 board of education meeting, at which all board members were present, with the exception of David Strom, included approval of tenure for Assistant Superintendents Emma Fraser Pendleton and Edward Sallie and a report from Miller, Lilly and Pearce, LLP, the district's auditor.
The 'Piano Man' Produces New CDs
James (Jim) Drago, known around town as "The Piano Man," has announced the availability of new CDs featuring his playing. After a long career tuning pianos and teaching students all over Port Washington, Drago has returned to his first love: performing. He has produced a series of CDs entitled "My Favorite Pieces." He was motivated, he said, by the desire to "leave something behind." He said, "I recently had a stroke, and I saw the years were limited. I wanted to leave something for my family and friends." When he tuned clients' pianos, they would hear him playing and ask, "When are we going to hear you play?" Now they, and anyone else who is interested, have an opportunity to hear his outstanding performance on this series of CDs. Selections include Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, Chopin etudes, Mozart's Sonata No.4 (including Grieg's second piano part) and other Mozart pieces, as well as works by Beethoven, Schubert and others.
On The Bay
It's that time of the year again when the brisk fall air and cool winds beckon those hearty sailors - the frostbiters - out to Manhasset Bay for another season of cold weather sailing. While most people are busily storing their boats for the season and looking forward to sports other than those having to do with the water, our frostbiters have been fine tuning their IC dinghies and eagerly awaiting the first day of racing. When Sunday, November 7 finally arrived, Mother Nature gave us a sunny and very warm day - not the kind of day frostbiters are used to. But there were no complaints by the eight teams that were on the dock over at Manhasset Bay YC, rigging their boats and generally having a great time. Though the wind was in the 12-15 knots range, with higher gusts, the Race Committee, under the leadership of Herb Schmidt, got the first race off, and the 2004-2005 Frostbite Season was officially open for business.
PYA Manhasset PAL Junior Football
The final games of the Junior League for teams of Manhasset PAL and Port Washington Youth Activities were held on Sunday. The Champion Packers in Green sponsored by Port Washington Tennis Academy defeated the Buccaneers in Red sponsored by Burger King by a score of 21-13. In the first period, Ryan Matthew ran 60 yards for a touchdown and then passed the ball to Jay Cohen for the point after touchdown. The Buccaneers came back on a touchdown by Jake Froccaro. However, Steve Orso ran 70 yards for a touchdown in the second period to lift the score to 14-6. Froccaro ran 36 yards for a touchdown and John Crawley made the point after touchdown. In the third period Orso ran 45 yards for a touchdown and the point after was scored by Matthews. During the game Matthews made a long pass to Richard Greenberg. Playing well for the Packers were Andrew Greaney, Patrick Johns, Michael Orso and Michael Scrobe. For the Buccaneers Sander Brenner, Adam Kaisman, Vincent Miscoscia, Aaron Moslow and Tom Wenk played well.
'Much More than Victory Was in the Balance'
Thank You Port Commuters