Holding the Line on 'Yankee Ingenuity'
Roslyn Harbor Mayor Gerson Strassberg was recently profiled in Esquire magazine. The brief article hailed him for holding up "The Plastic Badge of Courage." The mayor is president of The Angler's Roslyn Group, a company located in Flushing and one that is believed to be the only pocket-protector manufacturer left in America. The product is the plastic case that fits in the front pocket of your shirt, designed to hold ink pens that might otherwise run and ruin your clothes.
Poetry Volume Has a Roslyn Setting
Roslyn Heights resident Norbert Krapf has published a new book of poems, Bittersweet Along the Expressway, completing a trilogy about the places the poet has either lived in or visited, or have "moved [him] to write poetry." A professor at C.W. Post since 1970 and a resident of Roslyn for the past 25 years, this volume, as the title suggests, has Long Island and especially, Roslyn, as the locale for many of the poems.
JCC Team Wins Gold Medal
The Sid Jacobson JCC Girl's Maccabi Basketball Team made up of girls ages 13-16 from Nassau County has, once again, won the Gold Medal at the Maccabi Games, an Olympic-style competition. In the team's three-year history, they have posted a 19-3 record. In the first year of its existence, the players competed in a national competition where they placed fourth among teams from Israel, Australia, Mexico, Great Britain and Canada, along with other teams from the United States. In the team's second year, they finished the season with a 7-0 record and they defeated the team from Los Angeles for the Gold Medal. News 12 .com spoke to the team's head coach, Andrew Schneider, and he had this to say, "We didn't expect to win, but the team built confidence as they played."
Travel Teams Have Winning Records
The Roslyn Little League 8-year-old travel teams just completed a successful summer season. The league submitted two travel teams in the 8-year-old Albertson division this season. The teams were led by Manager Marty Litt who was assisted by coaches Barry Simon, Gary Cohen and Brian Gloznek and by manager Perry Berger who was assisted by coaches Zack Mayo, Greg Sincoff and Michael Takvor. Both teams played competitive baseball which resulted in winning records. Congratulations to all on a truly rewarding baseball experience.
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