Port Fisherman Rescues Drowning Man in Manhasset Bay
On a bleak early Sunday morning, an avid Port fisherman single-handedly rescued a drowning man in Manhasset Bay. A large contingent of rescuers including the Coast Guard, Nassau County helicopter and launch, the Bay constables and Kings Point police responded to the scene about 100 yards off Kings Point Shore. Fears that a second man was in the water were later proved unfounded.
Richard Halpern Exhibits Final Segment of PORTraits at Library
Photographer Richard Halpern presented the fourth and final segment of PORTraits, an exhibit of photographs and capsule biographies of residents of Port Washington who have made significant contributions to our community. The exhibit, in the Port Washington Public Library's Community Gallery, will continue until the end of May. Halpern said, "There is ... a core community in every town in America. There are individuals who keep us functioning on a daily, weekly and monthly basis as we go through life. I've found some of these persons who live and/or work in our town." He added, "They are the glue of our community."
The girls varsity badminton team finished their regular season's schedule with a perfect record, 12-0. This is now the second consecutive year the team has had an undefeated season and has taken first place in Conference I. "It's a great feeling for the girls to win their conference" said their coach, Andi Uiberall.
On the Bay
Lynne and Chip Whipple, well-known sailors in Manhasset Bay, were part of the Storm Trysail Club's team that won the Sigma 33 Team Race Championship in Hamble, England last week. After several years of finishing second-best, the Storm Trysail Club captured line honors in the early May event. Eight yacht clubs representing the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the United States, each fielding three boats for a double round robin event sailed on the Solent near the Isle of Wight. Held annually since 1987, the Sigma Team Race Championship alternated between Hamble and Dublin, Ireland. The 2005 hosts, Hamble River Sailing Club and the Royal Southern Yacht Club provided race management for the event, with 24 boats provide by the local Sigma fleet.
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