Octoberfest Coming Oct. 8 - Pride in Port Weekend!
Many people in town still remember the Port Promenade. For a few hours once a year upper Main Street became one great neighborhood block party. The street was closed to traffic and everyone in town came to browse among the specials offered by local merchants, dine al fresco at booths set up by local restaurants, and meet and greet their friends and neighbors. The Port Washington Chamber of Commerce's Octoberfest Antiques and Collectibles Street Fair and Merchant Mall brings back the spirit of this great community event. Octoberfest has been attracting thousands of people annually from Port and throughout the tri-state area. This year the Octoberfest will take place during Pride In Port Weekend, on Sunday, Oct. 8 (rain date, Oct. 22) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is sponsored by State Bank of Long Island.
First BOE Meeting of New School Year
The Sept. 6 board of education meeting, the first of the 2006-2007 school year, began with a warm welcome from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Geoffrey Gordon. "[This school year] was absolutely a wonderful opening and I can't thank the staff and students enough," Dr. Gordon said. "The parents did a great job."
PYA 'Founders' Day' Ceremony on Oct. 8
On Sunday, Oct. 8, at noon, Port Washington Youth Activities will hold a "Founders Day" event to recognize and honor those donors who provided the initial funding for the redevelopment of the new Lions' Field complex, home to PYA's outdoor sports activities.
On the Bay
Teddy Himler and Elizabeth Whipple, juniors sailing out of Manhasset Bay YC, are in the news again. This time for their win down at the Naval Academy at the end of August. Eleven youth team race teams traveled from across the country to compete in the Youth Team Race Championship at the Naval Academy on Aug. 26-27. The competitors raced in Flying Juniors and 420 dinghies on the digital 'N' course - with each match/ race taking about nine minutes to complete. Teddy, the skipper, with his team of Elizabeth Whipple, Cameron Cullman, Evan Aras, Taylor Cole and Franny Kupersmith, were the clear winners with a final record of 14 wins and only one loss. Their win at Annapolis earned them the right to represent the United States in the Australia Youth Olympic Festival in January of 2007. For more information see: http://usna.edu/SailingTeam/ic/new/go.php?ID=8, or for the link to the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF): http://www.olympics.com.au/index.cfm?p=267.
Response to Ronell Letter: Congressman Ackerman Is Right
Bemoans Possible Closing of Cradle of Aviation Museum