Construction at Schools Is Fait Accompli
Port Washington school officials, students, parents and faculty members alike had much to celebrate at a ceremony rededicating new school facilities at the end of last year's school year. Even more to celebrate was the fact that the construction was completed nearly $500,000 under budget, from the district's 2001 $68 million construction bond.
75 Years of Helping Businesses Do Business in Port
Although the face of businesses and the community that supports them have evolved dramatically over the past 75 years, the charter of the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce hasn't changed at all since it was founded in 1930. The chamber always has and always will be dedicated to helping businesses thrive and grow. In celebration of its 75th anniversary, the chamber is hosting an event at the Port Washington Yacht Club on Saturday, Dec. 3.
On the Bay
This week the column highlights the third and last junior sailing program on Manhasset Bay - the Manhasset Bay Junior Yacht Club. On the spectacular evening last Thursday, Aug. 18, with the sun setting over Manhasset Bay, the junior sailors arrived at the club looking quite lovely and handsome in their sundresses and jackets and ties. According to Junior Activities co-Chairs John Silbersack and Tom Hoban, the season was quite successful under the direction Head Instructor Stephanie Rounds, with sailing instructors Juliet White, Andrew Lemonda, Kate Lawson, Patrick Morris, Johanna Taurell, Colin Morse, Paige Wassmer, Cathryn Schmidt and Danielle Bourquet. In addition to the regular staff, juniors were fortunate to learn the ropes from Junior Instructors Peter Warny, Matt Cornachio, Louise Browning, Victoria Rainone, Eugenie Lehembre-Shiah and Peter Aiken. After a dinner elegantly served to a packed ballroom, the recipients received their 2005 MBJYC Sailing Awards: Most Improved Beginner Optimist: Claudia Steck and Gregory Stebbins; Most Improved Intermediate Optimist: Elizabeth Cozzens and Kade Kenlon; Most Improved Racing Optimist: Ben Lobley and Clare McIntee; Most Improved Novice Blue Jay: Michael Boudova and Virginia Brodie; Most Improved Racing Blue Jay: Meredith Krim and Hayes Brown; and Most Improved Laser: Rob Maisano. The Perpetual Awards: Thomas Haire Trophy (demonstrated qualities as a leader, sportsman and yachtsman that best typify the ideas of MBYC): Charlie Morris; Charles F. Chapman Trophy (most distinguished achievement in events outside JSA competition): Louise Browning; Helme Trophy for Boys (displays the best seamanship): Luke Record; Helme Trophy for Girls (displays the best seamanship): Patti Hoban; Commodore's Cup (most outstanding sailor in the MBJYC sailing program): Matt Cornachio; Cow Bay Trophy (most outstanding sailor, enrolled in the MBJYC sailing program, at the JSA of LIS Optimist Regatta): Charlie Morris; Nicky Graf Trophy (best display of "sportsmanship, desire and enthusiasm for yachting"): Rob Maisano; Robert W. King III Memorial Trophy (achieved best percentage performance in JSA Open Events): Matt Cornachio; Junior Shipshape Award (best demonstrates seamanship through his or her care of either their own or club-owned boats and equipment): Colleen Stack; Kings Point Trophy (awarded annually to the best crews): Wilkie Jordan and Katie Stack; Louise Haney Memorial Junior Sailing Trophy (to a junior sailor 13 years or older who has demonstrated the qualities of perseverance, consistent effort, sportsmanship, dedication to the sport of sailing and who exemplifies the mission of MBYC): Victoria Rainone; Instructor's Award: Optimist: Aiden Owens; Blue Jay: Sean McIntee; Laser: Louise Browning; 420: Wilkie Jordan.