August 19, 2002
June Casagrande For the organizers of Coastal Cleanup Day, the coast is actually a moving target. That's because about once every four years, the event happens during high tide. And if you think it's tricky to organize a local portion of a statewide event with more than a thousand volunteers and miles of coastline to clean, imagine what it's like when a lot of that coastline is underwater. "We're going to need a lot more people on the water, people in kayaks and canoes picking up trash out of the weeds and vegetation," said Kathy Painter of the Newport Bay Naturalists and Friends.
April 24, 2005
"The kids are basically doing all the navigation. They're going to have first-hand, up-front experience with what racing's about. We're going to be rotating, so everybody's going to get the chance to steer." Tim Martin, skipper of the Blacksilver, which was running in this weekend's Newport to Ensenada race with five members of the Newport Sea Scouts on board. "A center like that is something the nation needs. As we're getting more interdependent and more communicative with the Internet and global travel, I thought we needed to catch up a little bit on the cultural side.
October 19, 2012
An old adage takes on new meaning for two local shipwrights preparing to watch a piece of Newport Harbor history sail out of port Saturday for the last time: Home is where the hull is. Newport Beach residents and Vietnam veterans John Matthews, 70, and Robert Payon, 57, spent more than seven years and upward of $45,000 restoring Old No. 9, the harbor's first fireboat, after it was docked more than a decade ago at the Newport Sea Base . ...
February 6, 2013
In the wake of the Boy Scouts of America's decision to delay voting on whether to lift its ban on gay members and leaders, Orange County scouting leaders said they'll continue deferring to national policies. "All I can tell you is that the announcement came from the national council and is about national policy," said Jeff Herrmann, president and Scout executive of the Boy Scouts of America Orange County Council, "and our Boy Scout council has agreed with the national organization, not just on this issue, but all issues, to follow national policy.
April 15, 2005
WHAT'S AFLOAT is published periodically. If you are planning a nautical event, submit the information to the Daily Pilot, 1375 Sunflower Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92627; by fax to (949) 646-4170; or by e-mail to email@example.com. SPECIAL EVENTS Opening Day for the season at the Newport Sea Base, a youth maritime center for the community, will include family activities for all ages: Discover the 100-year old tallship Argus; Go sailing on a Nomad 17' with Vanguard Sailboats; Take a water taxi to Estuary Discovery Day at the Back Bay Science Center; Hands-on fun with the PEAK program from REI and Leave No Trace; Join the Port Royal Privateers for pirating mischief and games; Learn to be a water scientist with Inside the Outdoors; Tour the Harbor Patrol Fire Boats; Challenge the Sea Scouts in their knot tying and marlinspike skills; and sea squirt crafts: licorice knots, signal flags, marine life, and boating safety.
December 5, 2003
June Casagrande If you want the scuttlebutt on how to win top honors at the Southwestern Rendezvous youth sailing competition, you'd do well to talk to the crew of Sea Scout Ship 711. For starters, these 10 young men know that the main definition of "scuttlebutt" isn't gossip or rumor. A scuttlebutt was what sailors used to call a vessel to hold drinking water on a ship. Today, it's the title of just one of the 15 events for which this crew won first place in last week's Rendezvous at Port Hueneme Navy Base.
May 18, 2009
Submitted by Elks Club On Tuesday evening, May 5th, the Newport Harbor B.P.O.E. Lodge #1767 held their annual Youth Appreciation Awards Ceremony. Exalted Ruler David Leonard welcomed a crowd of 112 parents, youths, and youth leaders and proclaimed May 5 to May 10 as ELKS YOUTH WEEK. Patrick McCullough - Harbor View Elementary - Grade 6 Cameron Dorn - Harbor View Elementary - Grade 5 Delilah De La Rosa - Kaiser Elementary - Grade 5 Morgan Duss - Anderson Elementary - Grade 6 Mai Le - Adams Elementary - Grade 6. The essay topic was "What Freedom Means to Me". Scouting Chairperson Liz Dearborn presented 17 scholarships for summer camp to Boy Scout Troops 666 and 614, Costa Mesa and Newport Beach Council Girl Scouts and Sea Scouts Troop 1767.
October 6, 2002
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July 4, 2002
This is in reply to a letter sent in regarding no fireworks this year at Newport Dunes Resort (Readers Respond, June 27). In rebuttal to the resident who unfairly accused the Dunes of canceling this year's fireworks show as a response to the denial of their expansion request, check the calendar. There has been a fireworks display since the City Council voted down expansion plans and also since the passing of Greenlight. Is that resident going to bad-mouth the Lions Club for not hosting the annual Fish Fry, too?
January 6, 2002
I would like the opportunity to respond to Paul James Baldwin's Community Commentary ("It's time to get the Disney-style boaters out of the water," Dec. 16). After expressing his displeasure for offshore powerboats, sailing students and charter boats, Baldwin gets to the theme of his letter, i.e. that Duffy electric boats have no business cruising Newport Bay. I had hoped that Baldwin was kidding and that the article was written tongue-in-cheek, but that does not seem to be the case.