Community Chest to Honor Joel Ziev as Citizen of the Year
The Community Chest of Port Washington is pleased to announce that it will be honoring Joel D. Ziev, Ed.D., as its 2005 Citizen of the Year. All are invited to attend the Community Chest's Annual Meeting on Wednesday, April 26, at which Dr. Ziev will be presented with a plaque in recognition of a lifetime of outstanding volunteer service on behalf of the citizens of Port Washington. The meeting will take place at 8 p.m. at the Port Washington Public Library and is open to the public.
League of Women Voters Launches Study on Education Funding
The League of Women Voters of Port Washington-Manhasset (LWV) is joining a statewide league initiative to do an in-depth study of the way in which public education in New York State is funded. At the kickoff meeting in January, the speaker was Lorraine Deller, executive director of the Nassau/Suffolk School Boards Association.
Middle School's Cross Country Teams Continue Excellence
Since the Weber Middle School's boys and girls cross country teams were established nine years ago, there have been many outstanding teams and individuals. This year's team performance was the greatest yet, breaking many records. The girls produced an undefeated season winning 25 times. The boys had 23 wins and only two losses. The boys B and C team and the girls B team all finished the season with 23 wins and two losses. The two teams train as one team each day. On days of competition, the boys start the races with the girls following in 5-10 minutes. The season normally consists of eight meets, the first four courses are a mile and a half and the last four courses are two miles in length. Each of these meets is against five or six other school teams from the North Shore. The girls perfect season has unofficially awarded them the title of North Shore champions.
On The Bay
You've just got to give it to our frostbiters. Last Sunday was a frigid day to be out and about, but the sun was shining and the wind was up, so four teams of frostbiters prepared their Ideal 18s and out they went to enjoy a day of racing on Manhasset Bay. It didn't appear that they were out very long, as your reporter was down at water's edge watching them put their boats to bed around 3 p.m. And while the day didn't offer up the classic frostbite fare of rain, sleet and snow, it did hover in temperatures befitting a frostbiter. Three races were completed and because of the nature of the day, and the enthusiasm of the competitors, all four teams will be mentioned this week. 1. Matthew Kelly and Johanna Silbersack, 2. Sue Miller and Ralf Steitz, 3. Vince Syracuse and Ted Toombs, and 4. John Silbersack and Catryn Silbersack.
A Teacher's Perspective
Youth Council Board Member Resigns - 'I've Reached My Limit'