Port Washington Education Foundation to Launch a New Program
The Port Washington Education Foundation (PWEF) is launching an academic support program with the assistance of the Port Washington Public Library. The program is known as the PWEF Academic Support Center, and will focus on students for whom English is a second language or who would benefit from reading and writing support skills. At this time, the enrollment will be limited to approximately 40 third grade students in the elementary schools. All costs for this center are being underwritten by the PWEF.
Thanksgiving Day Run Draws 1,138 Participants
Cool temperatures and gray skies were no deterrent to the 1,138 people who turned out to participate in this year's Thanksgiving Day Run, raising over $35,000 for the Community Chest of Port Washington's 2005-2006 Campaign.
Vikings JV Football Team - Conference Champions
As the Varsity Football Vikings were completing one of their best campaigns in years, the Vikings Junior Varsity team quietly cruised to a 6-1 record finishing first place in their conference. Under intense and intricate leadership provided by Coaches Mike Gallagher and Tom Daniels, the JV Vikings put together the most successful season in recent Port Washington history.
On the Bay
The Mill Pond Model Yacht Club held its 5th Annual Millennium Cup on Saturday, Nov.19. The idea for this regatta was developed in the fall of 1999, in anticipation of the club's millennium in 2000. David Raw and Michael Mazzioto, both from Copiague Harbor and club members, donated the award to the Club. The top three winners have their names permanently recorded on the cup's base. The regatta is sailed in Odoms, a name which describes the boat - One Design/One Meter. The one meter refers to the hull of the model, which is equal to 39.375 inches. The little yacht carries 600 sq. inches of sail area. Approximately 25 members of the Mill Pond Model YC have Odoms. The other type of model sailed by members is the Marblehead class, called "M" boats, which are 50 inches long and carry 800 sq. inches of sail. Bob Lumbard, Regional 2 Director of the AMYRA (American Model Yacht Association) traveled from New London, CT to join the rest of the fleet for the regatta. This year, there were ten races completed after a delayed start due to a thin layer of ice on the pond and leaves that had to be removed from the race course. According to Dave James, of the Rigging Locker, the racing was pretty competitive, with five or six people taking line honors. Results of this year's race: 1. #308, Dave James, 2. #375, Greg Danilek, and 3. #791, Jamie Ebenau. Second and third place was a tie, with the tie-breaker going to Danilek. Judy James was the scorer for the event.
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