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November 19, 2004

  • News: 9/11 Memorial Garden Dedication Ceremony

    On Oct. 2 a dedication ceremony was held at Schreiber High School for the September 11 Memorial Garden recently planted on the school campus. The planning of the Memorial Garden and subsequent dedication ceremony was co-sponsored by Schreiber Shrubbers and the Schreiber Student Council. This garden is in memory of four Schreiber graduates who perished on September 11, 2001: FULL STORY

  • News: Concerned Citizens of Manorhaven Discuss Crime With NCPD

    Because of an increasing concern about crime among the residents, the Concerned Citizens of Manorhaven sponsored an open public meeting to discuss various crime-related issues with the Nassau County Police Department. Over 70 persons gathered to enter into dialogue with the invited guests: Inspector Peter Matuza, commanding officer of the 6th precinct, which covers the village of Manorhaven and Manhasset as well as other neighboring communities, Deputy Inspector Albert Jaskot, and Administrative Lieutenant Raymond Cote. Rita Santelli, president of Concerned Citizens, introduced the topic, namely, crime in Manorhaven, and gangs in Nassau County and Manorhaven in particular. She said, "We want to know, how much is there and what can we do about it?" FULL STORY

  • Sports: On The Bay

    There's a group of women sailors who have been out on the water season after season honing their racing skills and having a great time. They are the intrepid sailors who make up the Women's Racing Clinic (WRC) and they are a fun-loving bunch of gals. Though their season is over for this year, they got together for an evening in late October to continue the fun and antics at their (now famous) Halloween Party. This year's event was held at the Port Washington YC and the ladies (and some children, too) arrived at the gala in all their finery, dressed to the nines as famous women. After an extended social hour, and a great dinner, the ladies got down to the raison d'être of the evening - the Annual Awards. These awards are taken very seriously by the awarders and awardees. For example, take the Princess Henrietta, the Navigator Award. While the names of awardees cannot be divulged, the story is just too good to pass up. It goes something like this....Two boats appeared for the prestigious Manhasset Bay YC Women's Day Race. One Ideal 18 was sailed by a well-known sailing luminary and an experienced crew, the other by a mother and her young daughter. The luminary won both races by a mile, but that was OK as the mother and daughter enjoyed their bonding experience. Then the rains came, and our losing skipper took pity on her shivering crew, decided to skip the rest of the races and headed back to shelter as quickly as possible. With the races over, mom, who is great at multi-tasking, pulls out her cell phone and calls her office (who thinks she is working from home). Knowing that it is illegal to talk on the cell phone and drive at the same time, she gives the helm to her daughter and says, "head for the club." Mother continues to conduct business from an Ideal 18 in the middle of Manhasset Bay as her daughter, an accomplished junior sailor, takes the helm with confidence and proceeds to bring the boat to a grinding halt - run aground on Plum Point. By this time Mother and daughter don't care much about bonding any more, they are out of sight of the Race Committee, they are wet and cold, the cell phone stopped working - another special family moment. So the two do what anyone would do in a similar situation - they waved their arms frantically in the universal 'SOS' configuration. A passing motorboat sees them and calls the Coast Guard, who calls the MBYC Dock Master who comes to their rescue. For joining the fraternity of sailors who have become intimate with Plum Point, Mother and daughter received the Princess Henrietta the Navigator Award with sand dollar clusters. One has to wonder what mom's office was thinking through all this. Isn't telecommuting great? FULL STORY

  • Opinion: Priorities
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