Point Breeze will celebrate ‘Ultimate’ win

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 18 June 2013 at 12:00 am

POINT BREEZE – The community is welcome to attend an 11 a.m. celebration on June 26 by the lighthouse at Point Breeze.

Representatives from the World Fishing Network will meet with Point Breeze business owners and area elected officials to present the community with the title, “Ultimate Fishing Town.”

Point Breeze won an on-line contest, grabbing more legitimate votes than any other fishing community in the country. Besides bragging rights as the “Ultimate Fishing Town,” Point Breeze will receive a $25,000 award to boost the local fishery.

A committee of five will discuss how to spend that money.

“We’ll take suggestions,” said Sharon Narburgh, the long-time owner of Narby’s Superette and Tackle. “It has to be used in specific ways regarding the fishery.”

Narburgh praised the community for rallying over several weeks to vote for Point Breeze.

“It’s going to make a big difference,” she said about the victory and the prize money. “It will be a start to get people excited about what we have down here.”

Last year, Olcott won the title, giving the south shore of Lake Ontario two “Ultimate Fishing Town” honorees.

Narburgh said the area is well-known for a fishery that boasts brown trout, salmon, steelhead and cohoes. She would like to see the good will and cooperation extend to solving some of the challenges at Point Breeze – keeping the harbor dredged, the bridges all open and the Lake Ontario State Parkway well-maintained.

“There’s a lot of issues that we’re facing,” she said. “Hopefully this will get people excited to work these issues.”