Limited Choices of Contingency Budget at BOE
At the Port Washington Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, July 5, the board reorganized, unanimously electing Robert Seiden as president and Mark Marcellus as vice president for the 2005-06 school year. In addition, the board adopted a contingency budget.
The PRC Celebrates 25 Years and Honors Its Leaders
One Friday, April 15, nearly 250 members and friends of the Parent Resource Center gathered at the mansion at the Village Club of Sands Point to spend "A Night in Casablanca." Guests enjoyed an enchanted evening filled with delicious Moroccan cuisine, an exotic belly dancer, a roving magician and a tarot card reader. At the end of the night, many guests left with fantastic prizes, including a week's vacation in Avignon, France. Congratulations to Grand Raffle winners Nancy and Eric Schaefer, Dina and Victor Thomas and Chris and Mark Nadoine.
On the Bay
The junior sailing programs are in full swing, and the various programs offered by area yacht clubs have a packed and fun-filled season planned for those lucky youngsters who will have a summer of enjoying Manhasset Bay. What a joy it is to see our novice sailors out on a sunny afternoon in the little Optimist prams, following their instructor like little ducklings following their mothers. Then there are the slightly older, more experienced children in the Blue Jays, with a skipper and crew, sailing under the direction of an instructor nearby. The 420s are exciting to watch with skipper and crew out on a trapeze (if there is enough wind) anticipating each other's moves and becoming real team players. And the one person Laser and Laser Radial, for those who prefer going it alone, can be rocket ships in good wind. This year observers will see kayakers and windsurfers out on the water, in addition to those sailing, for each program wisely decided to diversify their water activities to meet the interests of all the children in their programs. While all programs emphasize fun and safety, there is an active racing component for those who would like to compete with other sailors. Even here the emphasis is not just on winning, thought that is always great, but on learning lifelong values. On the Junior Yacht Racing Association of Long Island Sound (JSA of LIS) website, the umbrella group that supports junior sailing, the mission of the JSA is to "promote ethical behavior among its sailors and encourages the teaching of lifelong lessons which seek to build character, foster teamwork and strengthen respect for self and others." And each page of their website has the following quote by Paul Elvstrom, four-time Olympic Gold Medalist, "You haven't won the race if in winning the race, you have lost the respect of your competitors." www.jsalis.org. Having said that, this column would like to include what our young sailors are doing this summer. If readers have information about our juniors, either from participation in a regatta or other stories of interest, please submit to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit crew information if reporting on a regatta.
PYA Expands Sports Programs in Response to Budget Cuts
Port Washington Youth Activities Inc. (PYA) has announced it is prepared to expand its sports programs to better serve the community's youth in light of recent budget cuts.
Upset Over Community Band BoE Cut
Bemoans Loss of Summer Concert Due to BoE Cuts