Parry Aftab to Speak at Schreiber on Cyber-Bullying
The Task Force for Safe and Drug Free Schools and Community has arranged for nationally-known speaker Perry Aftab to address the community on Nov. 30. The entire community is invited to the program at Weber Middle School at 7 p.m. after Ms. Aftab has met with students during the day.
PWEF Awards 2005-6 Grants
The Port Washington Education Foundation (PWEF), a nonprofit community-based organization whose purpose is to raise and distribute funds to enhance educational opportunities in Port's public schools, announced its grant awards for the year 2005-6. President Amy Bass opened the grants award program and reception at Landmark on Main Street, by thanking the directors, advisory board members, community residents and others who have supported the foundation. Singled out for special recognition were Emma Fraser-Pendleton, Toula Halperin and Dot and Ed Slade.
Mark Campbell-James Wins the 2005 Knickerbocker Cup
Mark Campbell-James (GBR), with crew Andy Clark, David Mason, and Andrew Yates, has won the 2005 Knickerbocker Cup. Quarter finals were dispensed with and racing began Sunday, Aug. 28, the fourth and last day of racing, with Matteo Simoncelli (ITA), ITway Match Race Team up against Simon Minoprio (NZL) and Campbell-James (GBR) vs. Ian Williams (GBR) in the semi-finals, in a best of three series. The first match between Campbell-James and Williams was quite close but Campbell-James prevailed and crossed the finish line first. The second match between the Brits had Williams ahead at the first mark, but Campbell-James was able to overtake him, and go on to win, giving them a 2-0 score, and moved the team into the finals. Matteo Simoncelli also moved into the finals with a 2-0 win over Simon Minoprio. In the finals, it was Campbell-James vs. Matteo Simoncelli in a first to three points race to win the cup. Simoncelli won the first match with the next three points going to Campbell-James. In the last match of the day, Simoncelli needed to win this match and give him another chance against Campbell-James and at the cup, but when they were behind by at least 10 boat lengths for most of the race, it looks like it was time to pack up and go home. But the Italians woke up, found a good puff of wind and caught the Brits on the last downwind leg, and overtook them. With spinnakers flying, it looked like another photo finish was in the making. But a win was not to be for the Italians, for when both teams had to jibe to make the finish line, Campbell-James jibed inside Simoncelli, took his wind and sailed to victory. According to Campbell-James, "we just got beat in the first race, but won the start on the next two and lead the whole way. Every time they tacked , we'd tack on them. In the petit-finals, a first to two point series, Ian Williams (GBR) beat Simon Minoprio (NZL) 2-1, with Minoprio winning the first match, and Williams coming on strong to take the next two matches.
On the Bay
Many think that once the yacht clubs go into decommissioning and the boats are hauled for their winter stay in various shipyards that water sports are done for the year. Quite the contrary! Manhasset Bay does not shut down for the winter and this past weekend is a good example of just how active our bay is all year round.
Extremely Disturbing Incident
Like Stockbrokers, Teachers Grow 'Assets'