Port 2005 in Headlines-October Through December
Port North Plans Major Changes on Shore Rd./PWPD Arrest in Internet Abuse-Police Issue Strong Warning/Community Chest Kicks Off 2005-2006 Campaign/New Website, Audit Committee Topics at BOE Meeting/Linda's Gifts to Go-Unusual New Port Washington Store/AAPW Starts Save Our Sports Fund/Nassau County District Attorney Election: Denis Dillon Vs. Kathleen Rice/Kaiman, Harrington Vie for North Hempstead Town Supervisor Seat/Sands Point Police Has New Chief-Mark Mandel/Family Health Fair Sponsored by Assemblyman Tom DiNapoli/Panelists Generally Agree on How Far to Push Athletic Children/AP Scholar Awards Announced-Over 120 Schreiber Students Earn Distinction/New Coastal Signage Installed to Aid in Waterfront Protection/Port Post Office Rallies to Assist the Family of Deceased Postman-Roger Kruk/Elks Honor Past Exalted Ruler Kathy Cush/Professor Jerome Halm Talks About the Port Washington Art Scene/Dead Body Discovered in Sands Point/Schimel, Chisari in Race for Town Clerk/O'Connell, Ferrell Run for County Clerk/11th Legislative District: Johnson vs. Demetropoulos/Pride in Port Fever Has Begun/The Race for County Comptroller: Weitzman vs. Clavin/Pink Lemonade Stands for Breast Cancer Across Port/Weber Wing Named for WWII Hero Doug Jacobson/All Are Welcome to the Blessing of the Animals Oct. 30/Port School District Staff Awarded Certificates of Excellence-Service Above and Beyond Requirements Recognized/Two Port Police Officers Promoted to Sergeant-Karen Arsenault and Thomas McCarthy
Twin Pines Coop: The Little Engine That Could
One member calls the Twin Pines Coop "The Little Engine that Could." Thirty-four years ago it was a grocery store. While essentially utilizing the same small space of 2,000 square feet on the first floor of the Mertz building across from the town dock on lower Main Street with an entrance on Prospect Avenue, the coop branched out into many other community areas. The coop also celebrates another important anniversary that illustrates the above reference; one year ago on Jan. 22, a frozen pipe in the floor above broke and flooded the coop with two feet of water. Everything in the front of the store was ruined, and a large construction project rebuilt the store months later. Edna Turner, the director of Twin Pines, feels it is close to miraculous that the coop has recovered. The public as well as the membership is invited to a large celebration in May, one year from when the coop store reopened.
Schreiber's Athletic Trainer Inducted Into State Association's 'Hall of Fame'
Port Washington's Paul D. Schreiber High School's athletic trainer, Rick Zappala, has been inducted into The New York State Athletic Trainers' Association's Hall of Fame. Zappala was honored for his contributions to the athletic training profession in New York, the northeast and nationally. He received his award on Jan. 8, 2006 at the NYSATA Annual Meeting, held at the EATA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA.
On the Bay
Move over Punxsutawney Phil. Here in Manhasset Bay we have better predictions for the onset of spring. With the weather unseasonably warm for the past month, it has made the long, cold winter months more endurable. Even so, most sailors still are in the "winter mode," either skiing - if they can find some snow - or are at home finishing up the "to do" list before springtime arrives and they hide out in local boatyards readying their boats for the upcoming season. Last Sunday, Feb. 5, those who came to the water's edge were treated to a beautiful scene as the frostbiters were out in Ideal 18s sailing near Kraus' Kastle. It was an especially beautiful sight on this particular Sunday, as the sun broke through the clouds, and shone a beacon of light right over the little fleet of boats. Mother Nature seemed to be smiling on our little fleet of sailors. They were not the only boats out on the bay. Just as predictable as the frostbiters sailing each Sunday afternoon, there is another boat that those who frequent the shore have come to expect seeing sailing all winter long. She is a graceful Pearson, blue-hulled, owned by Gary Cohen, who sails her every chance he gets. The only time Winds of Change is sidelined in the winter is when the bay is frozen. So it was not surprising to see Gary sailing about on an overcast, winter afternoon. He had two other intrepid sailors with him, but distance prevented one from identifying his mates - could it have been his wife, Debbie Greco and Evan, their youngster? It wouldn't surprise anyone who knows them - for they are a family who lives and breathes sailing. So it is with gratitude that we watch those sailors enjoy nature's bounty, for it is a reminder that spring will soon be here, and another season of nautical pleasures awaits. So forget Groundhog Day. Local sailors have given us the high sign -it won't be long until spring is here!
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