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On the Bay: December 11, 2009

Written by Andrea Watson Friday, 11 December 2009 00:00

Now that the holiday season is upon us, a really great story has emerged and is appropriate for this time of year. It’s all about wishes that just may come true. Imagine for a moment, what it would be like to sail with the best of the best. All sailors have had that fantasy at one time or another – and if anyone denies it, don’t believe them. So what would you readers hope for? Would you go for something modest or ask for the ultimate? Well, there is one sailor who went for the gold, so to speak. George Huntington, a Manhasset resident and member of Manhasset Bay YC, has always wanted to race against the best, something he does quite well, as we will soon find out. George and his wife, Debbie, have been attending the Pro-Am Regatta at the Bitter End YC for several years. This year, though, topped all the others.


Holiday Audubon Adventures: Join the Coolest Party Around!

Friday, 04 December 2009 00:00

This holiday break, would you like your children to learn the secrets of the forest, discover the wonders of nature through hands-on play, and find adventure around every tree? Through Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center’s Holiday Audubon Adventures, they can!


Riptide Finish Season in Third Place

Friday, 04 December 2009 00:00

The Port Washington Riptide (Soccer BU10) had two objectives before their first season began: have fun and finish above .500.

Mission accomplished.


New Life Jacket Law Takes Effect, Addresses Off-Season Fatalities

Friday, 27 November 2009 10:22

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Carol Ash is reminding boaters that a new state law that took effect Nov. 1 requires that all boaters on recreational watercraft less than 21 feet in length including motorboats, canoes, kayaks, rowboats and sailboats must wear a personal flotation device (PFD) from Nov. 1 through May 1 on New York waters.


P. D. Schrieber High School Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees – 2009

Friday, 27 November 2009 10:21

L-R: Stan Makover, Bart Cosolito, Mike McCargo, Michael Gallagher, Susan Hall.


Cross Country Team Finishes Third in States

Friday, 20 November 2009 00:00

The Schreiber Boys Cross Country Team was the surprise of the New York State Cross Country Championships at SUNY Plattsburgh, as they finished third in AA, defeating the last two State Champions, Shenendehowa and Warwick Valley. It was the best finish in school history, and tied for the best finish ever in 5K by a Nassau County team among large schools in New York State. “We knew that we had a strong team,” said coach Jeremy Klaff. “But I don’t think anyone around the state knew that we were this competitive.”


On the Bay: November 20, 2009

Written by Andrea Watson Friday, 20 November 2009 00:00

The ISAF Sailor of the Year awards are recognized as the highest honor a sailor can receive in recognition of his/her outstanding achievements and this year’s official award ceremony took place Nov. 10 in Busan, South Korea at the Busan Yacht Club in Haeundae-gu. The winners of this esteemed award for 2009 were Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) and Torben Grael (BRA).


“Battle of the Buildings” Basketball Fundraiser November 13 at 7 p.m. Schreiber HS

Friday, 13 November 2009 00:00

Come on out and cheer for your school as faculty and staff members from the elementary schools tip off against the faculty and staff from the five elementary schools in a basketball fundraiser this Friday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Schreiber gymnasium.

The money that is raised will go toward a new scorers table and team cushioned chairs for the teams that play indoors. “We are one of the few schools in Nassau County that still has their teams sit on bleachers, says boys basketball coach Sean Dooley (who will be playing for the elementary teachers team). Coach Trottier of the girls varsity team chimes in that “our officials scorers table is in the stands. It just doesn’t seem right.”


On the Bay: November 13, 2009

Written by Andrea Watson Friday, 13 November 2009 00:00

The northeast has been experiencing almost summer-like weather these past few days, but at a cost, at least from the perspective of our frostbiters. While most of the area gleefully enjoyed a Sunday of warm sunshine, racers were not quite as happy as the general population. Sunday, Nov. 8 was the first scheduled day for frostbiting, and the IC Dinghies, Ideal 18 and Laser sailors were down at the waterfront getting their boats prepared for the day. Sailors, especially in western Long Island Sound, bring a new meaning to the saying, “Hope springs eternal.” For here were all these skippers and crews, preparing for a day of racing as flags on the flagpole hung limply. Not a bit of breeze could be seen anywhere on Manhasset Bay. But one never knows when some wind might show up. Unfortunately last Sunday, it never did, and RC cancelled racing for the day, with the caveat, “RC is sticking around so if you want to check back later…” So for the rest of the afternoon, boats were washed and tuned, others opted for some libation, while others just sat in the warmth of the sun enjoying conversations with other sailors. A nice afternoon, but the wind never materialized. With a cold front coming in for the weekend, the frostbiters may have a chance to get out in their little boats and begin their season. Let’s hope so!


Schreiber Sports – ‘Around the Fields’: November 6, 2009

Written by Stephanie Joannon, Director of Athletics Friday, 06 November 2009 00:00
Did it get any better than last Saturday afternoon as the varsity football team ended their season with a 33-0 victory over Hempstead…the cheerleaders dressing in Halloween costumes added a festive touch to a great afternoon of football…girls volleyball played a thrilling first round playoff game last Thursday as they defeated an impressive Uniondale team 27-25 in the final heart-pounding game…at press time the team was moving on to the quarterfinals away at East Meadow…the team that keeps on going is the cross country team which competed in the Conference championships last weekend…Marco Bertolotti was the Conference 1 champion with Jacob Levine coming in third…Sid Kakkar and Taylor Titcomb were named All Conference as was Meghan Byrnes..they will represent Port in the county championship this weekend…Do I hear basketballs bouncing?...the season is still 2 weeks away but there will be a big fundraiser on Nov. 13 in the Schreiber gym at 7 p.m…The Battle of the Buildings will have the faculty and staff of the elementary schools playing against the faculty and staff of Weber and Schreiber…all the money will go to updating the scorers table and adding chairs to the sidelines for our teams. We are looking to raise over $6,000 so come on out, have some fun and it will all go to giving our sidelines a much needed overhaul….See you around!

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