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June 2, 2006

  • News: Holocaust Survivor Finally Tells Her Story

    Sometimes Stefanie Jurman of Port Washington would tell parts of her story "apropos of something." Then her friends would ask her, "Why don't you write this down?'" She would answer, "I am not a writer." Stephanie lived through the horrific events that followed the Nazis conquest of Warsaw over 66 years ago when she was 11 years old. FULL STORY

  • News: Lisa Martin Epstein: Bringing Smiles to Children

    Sands Point resident Lisa Martin Epstein traded in a career as a high-powered attorney to dedicate herself to transforming the environment that surrounds hospitalized children. Lisa founded and heads up the Smile Foundation, whose mission is "to transform children's hospitals into magical, child-friendly environments." She said, "The children don't want to be there. You have to take away the unfortunateness and the sadness." The Smile Foundation, founded more than four years ago, accomplishes this by designing, procuring and installing artwork, furnishings and what Lisa described as "museum-quality interactive exhibits" throughout the Schneider Children's Hospital (part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System). Lisa commented, "This is the only children's hospital in the area, although there are pediatric units in many of the other hospitals. We have done some projects in satellite units like the North Shore Hospital in Manhasset." FULL STORY

  • Sports: Conference Qualifiers

    Nine out of 11 starters on the Girls Varsity Badminton Team qualified to play in the Conference Championships. There are 14 matches during the regular season and if a player has at least eight wins they qualify to play at the Conference Championships. There are four conferences in badminton. The winners at each conference will meet and compete for the Nassau County Championship. FULL STORY

  • Sports: On the Bay

    Now that Memorial Day has behind us, and the "unofficial" start of the summer has begun, it's just about the right time to wrap up communication on the frostbite fleet on Manhasset Bay. On May 13, the frostbiters enjoyed a delightful cocktail hour and dinner at Manhasset Bay YC, followed by their annual awards ceremony. This year there were two fleets racing throughout the winter months: the IC dinghies and the newcomers, the Ideal 18s. The Interclub fleet completed 49 races and sailed on 11 days, with 13 boats competing for prizes. Boat #007, John Silbersack completed the most races, finishing 44 races out of 49. The winners in the IC Dinghy class: A Fleet: Pedro Lorson, Eva Lund, Sabrina Lorson and Johanna Silbersack: 1. Fall, Winter and Spring Series and first place in the Championship Series. Ted Toombs and Matt Cornachio: 2. Fall Series, 3. Spring and 3. Championship Series. Matt Kelley and Alicia (last name not available): 3. Fall Series, 2. Winter and Spring Series, and 2. Championship series. Results for the B Fleet for the IC Dinghy Class: John Silbersack and Catryn Silbersack: 1. Winter Series, 1. Spring Series (a tie) and 3. Championship Series. Claes Larsson and Peter Warney: 3. Fall Series, 3. Winter Series and 2. Championship Series. Fee Mitropolous and his daughter, Sophia: 2. Fall Series, 1. Spring Series (a tie) and 1. Championship Series. Claude Chazotte and Flo Paterno: 3.Winter Series. The winners in the Crew Race Series; 1. Catryn Silbersack, 2. Sophia Mitropolous and 3. Flo Paterno. Rookie of the Year went to Sophia Mitropolous. FULL STORY

  • Opinion: Retired Educators Helped Too in Budget Passage
  • Opinion: Harbor Homes - The New Look

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