Dr. Michael Kimmel to Speak on 'Raising Boys'
On Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weber Middle School auditorium, all the Home-School and Parent-Teacher Associations of Port Washington will host an evening discussion of issues concerning raising boys with Dr. Michael Kimmel.
Schreiber Semifinalists Named in the 2007 National Merit Scholarship Program
The names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 52nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program were announced by officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (MNSC). These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,200 Merit Scholarship awards, worth $33 million, that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, semifinalists must advance to the finalist level of the competition by fulfilling several requirements. About 90 percent of the semifinalists are expected to attain finalist standing, and approximately half of the finalists will be selected as Merit Scholarship winners, earning the Merit Scholar title.
On the Bay
The Manhasset Bay Fall Series got off to a great start this past weekend, Oct. 14-15. Winds gusting up to 25 knots out of the southwest on Saturday and the west on Sunday kept the racers happy. With one man overboard each day, two near wipeouts, and one boat demolishing the pin mark right before the starting sequence, this year's event is shaping up to be one heck of a series. We don't have the extreme winds that greeted the sailors in last year's race, but that may be a good thing. As usual, the on-land conviviality of the group was high, as teams encountered their fellow competitors with comments like, "what could you possibly have been thinking at the leeward mark?" It was all great fun, and there are still two more days to go next weekend. At the conclusion of the regatta, there will be a full press release, but for now, preliminary results after two days of racing: Division IRC1: 1. Decision, Stephen Murray, Southern YC, 2. Nimbus, Siegel/USMMA, USMMA, 3. Solution, John Thomson,/USMMA, USMMA. Division IRC2: 1. Avalanche, Al Albrecht, PWYC, 2. Relentess, Al Minella, Huguenot/Cedar Point YC, 3. Soulmates, Adam Loory, Huguenot YC. Division J105: 1. Morning Glory, J. Brendel, Riverside/Larchmont YC, 2. Andiamo, Paul Strauch, MBYC, 3. Joysea, Nathan Boylan. Division J109: 1. Mad Dogs, Begley, Atlantic Highlands YC, 2. Rogue, Ed Dole, Lloyd Harbor YC, 3. Melodoy, Tannous, YRA of LIS. Division J44: 1. Challenge IV, J. Willis, Lloyd Harbor YC, 2. Gold Digger, Bishop, American YC, 3. Vamp, Sitar, American YC. Division PHRF 4A: 1. Hotspur, Sinclair, Indian Harbor YC, 2. Privateer, Doyle, New York Maritime, 3. AVRA, Petrides, American YC. Division PHRF 5: 1. Dreadlox, J. Hammer, Lloyd Harbor YC, 2. Borderline, Bishop/Asch, Old Greenwich YC, 3. Hustler, J. Esposito, City Island YC. Division PHRF 7: 1. Happy Daze II, Tom Egan, PWYC, 2. Happy Wanderer, Byers, Centerport YC, 3. Arcadia, Thomas, Douglaston Yacht Squadron.
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