Friday, 08 March 2013 00:00
Paperback Book Swap
Saturday, March 9
A Downton Abbey Soiree
Sunday, March 10
Spotlight On Theater
Thursday, March 14
The Friends of the Library (FOL) Paperback Book Swap returns, from 1 to 4 p.m. Bring your paperback adult, teen and children’s books – good condition only – to the library’s meeting room for a free, friendly book swap. No more than 20 books per person, and books are not accepted in advance, outside or in the lobby. Browsers welcome! For more information, visit pwpl.org/fol.
Join The Dolphin Bookshop and Café at 4 p.m. for a night of Period Elegance a la Lord and Lady Grantham themselves. Dying to discuss Season 3? Freshly grieving or clicking your heels with anticipation? Come in your finest turn-of-the-century attire for tea and hors d’oeuvres and thought provoking conversation. Discuss current and past seasons with fellow fans and ready your mind for a detailed Downton trivia and best costume competition. Registration fee is $10. Register online at www.thedolphinbookshop.com or stop by the store to purchase tickets.
Landmark on Main Street’s Children’s Series continues with Theatreworks USA’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day on at 2 p.m. Tickets: $18 with discounts for “Friends of Landmark.” Tickets and information at the box office phone (767-6444) or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.
The Community Synagogue’s Brotherhood and the 92nd St. Y are presenting new programs for the winter-spring season of 2013. Broadcast live via satellite, this evening will be filled with irreverence and hilarity as Judy Gold sits down with Joy Behar, the award- winning talk show host, comedian, writer and actress. Begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for this and all other programs can be made at www.commsyn.org/92Y/.
Embrace your inner beatnik, teens! All are welcome, at 6 p.m., for a retro Open Mic Poetry Slam. Got freshly-penned poetry you’ve been dying to share? Want to put a beat poet’s spin on the newest pop song? Or are you simply ready to enjoy a mature even of latte-sipping and art? Visit the website at www.thedolphinbookshop.com, stop by the store, or call 767-2650 for more information.
At 7:30 p.m., PCLI member, Stanley Strauss will present an evening of “how to” on Photoshop Layers and Masks at the Port Washington Public Library. Using these two Photoshop features can seem way too complicated. Come to the Port Washington Library and learn how these techniques can increase your ability to turn a great photograph into a “wow” photograph. Stanley Strauss has extensive experience both with digital photography and digital photography enhancements through Photoshop and other digital enhancement programs. He will lead you through the basics of layers and masks. To learn more about PCLI, go to www.pcliphoto.org.
Behind-the-Scenes Conversations with Coffee & Confections at the Port Washington Public Library, with the theme: “Down the Rabbit Hole: The Unique Challenge of Creating Intergenerational Theater.” With Play Troupe & Children’s Show leadership, with special guests from the Children’s Show’s history.
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
Attendees of the Port Washington Memorial Day parade might see a familiar face waving from the American Legion convertible this year. 90-year-old army veteran Ed Balcourt will be this year’s Grand Marshal.
Balcourt, who was raised in Brooklyn, was attending medical school at the height of the U.S. involvement in World War II. He was deferred from the draft, but at 19, decided to join the army.
“All my friends had been drafted. When I walked outside, I could feel all the women looking at me. I felt a little guilty. I wanted to go fight,” Balcourt said.
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
The Port Washington Veterans of Foreign Wars has selected Peter Ripullone, a decorated soldier and architect, as Co-Grand Marshal of this year’s Memorial Day Parade. The Ripullone family has a long tradition of military service, which dates back to World War I.
Ripullone followed the family tradition and entered military service as a second lieutenant in the army, in 1966. After completing his combat engineering training, he was certified as a combat engineer unit commander. Prior to his service in Vietnam, he spent three months with the 91st Combat Engineers, assisting in the training of West Point cadets at the U.S. Military Academy, for various combat engineering missions, including various types of bridge construction, building and fortification structures, road and runway construction, mine warfare and demolition training.
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
Elimination in the first-round of the county playoffs, though disappointing, can’t take anything away from what the Schreiber High School girls softball team accomplished this year, according to coach Eric Sutz.
A comparison between what happened to the team last year and what the team did this year is a study in contrasts. “Last year we didn’t win one league game,” Sutz explained. “This year we were undefeated in the league.” The Vikings won all 14 of their league games and were 15-4 overall. They were conference champions for the first time since 2004.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
The fact that Port Washington Youth Activities (PYA) is celebrating its 50th year of working with area boys and girls is quite an accomplishment. Ron Henderson, its executive director for the past 20 years, also has a long history with PYA’s Lions Field that extends all the way back to 1958.
“I played in the first games ever held at the field back then when it was the Port Washington Little League,” said Henderson. “That was before the field was renovated.” The renovation, which began in 1999 and forced the PYA to relocate for two years from its Glen Lane site, now features four Little League fields and one major league field, all on pesticide-free, natural grass. During the fall, the fields are converted for lacrosse and football programs.