Blessing of the Fleet Held for the 58th Consecutive Year
On Saturday June 10, the Manhasset Bay Sportsmen's Club of Port Washington continued a Port tradition existing for over a half century, the blessing of the fleet. On this cold windy day, Club President John Roberts led a coterie of religious, civic leaders and Port residents to the Town Dock for ceremonies that signal the beginning of the boating season in Manhasset Bay.
Community Meeting About Proposed Main Street Hotel Sparks Controversy
A recent meeting called by Supervisor Jon Kaiman to discuss a proposal to build a hotel at 326 Main Street in Port Washington became so contentious that Kaiman and town council member Fred Pollack had to step in numerous times to maintain order and a modicum of civility. Very early in the meeting, which was a continuation of the ongoing shared visioning process that the town has been facilitating, Pollack begged, "Please, let's be polite."
Happy Trails to You
If you find doing laps on the high school track boring, you now have an alternative! A fitness trail has been developed surrounding the high school grounds. The fitness trail is .74 of a mile in length and it is interspersed with six fitness stations. Pictured above is the station for arm strength and upper body flexibility. The students in Ms. Nancy Kloss' fitness class devoted several class sessions to working out on the "Walk for Port Fitness Trail." The trail was funded by The Port Washington Education Foundation.
On the Bay
A record-breaking fleet of 264 yachts set off for Bermuda on June 16 in the 16 division Newport to Bermuda centennial race. Over the course of the 634-mile race, the goal of many teams was to finish in the money and bring home some silver. For others, this race was their "right of passage," and the excitement of participating in such a historic race was reward enough. Whatever each teams goals and dreams were, all of them had to face challenges. This year was no different. Added to picking the most advantageous point of entry into the Gulf Stream was the challenge of lack of wind for most of the race. Every Bermuda Race is a true navigator's race, but when the wind is as light as this year's race, the skills of a team's navigator takes on even more importance.
Schill Responds to Criticism
Opposed to Possible New Police Headquarters