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Flounder Derby

Saturday, April 20

Bar Kocva Israeli Art Expo

April 21-April 22

Port Washington Play Troupe

Thursday, April 25

Saturday, April 20

Flounder Derby

Come enjoy a fishing contest for boys and girls under 16.  Town Dock, Lower Main Street, Port Washington.  9:00 AM to Noon.  No charge.  Sponsored by the Manhasset Bay Sportsmen’s Club. All supplies are complimentary, including fishing rods, bait, even hot dogs and sodas.


April 21-April 22

Bar Kocva Israeli Art Expo

Jewelry and original Judaica by Moshe Bar Kocva and original art by 45 Israeli artists.  Free.  10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at The Community Synagogue, 160 Middle Neck Road, Port Washington, NY.  For more info, contact Bari Ziegel at 516-816-1082 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Thursday, April 25

Port Washington Play Troupe

Spotlight On Theater - behind the scenes conversations with Coffee And Confections. Come out and learn more about how to get involved with Play Troupe. 7: 30 pm, Port Washington Public Library Langham Meeting Room.


Thursday, April 25

Relay for Life kickoff “Cocktail & Shop Party”

It’s the 5th annual Relay for Life event held at Schreiber High School and the committee wants to welcome Michelle Hyde, in joining as relay co-chair, alongside Lee Anne Timothy and Nora Johnson.  Please come solo or with friends and join the fun shopping and cocktails from 7-10 pm at 21 Brookside Drive. Come and shop the great line up of vendors: Witchy Poo, Glam Mom NY, The Cake Plate, and Blow Me Out. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to “Relay For Life.”


Saturday, April 27

Guggenheim School Garage Sale

Guggenheim Elementary School is holding its first Spring Garage Sale fundraiser.  All proceeds go to the Guggenheim HSA. Come support the school and browse our selection of housewares, bicycles, outdoor toys, sports gear and more.  38 Poplar Place, 10 am–2 pm.


Tuesday, April 30

Spectrum Location Ribbon Cutting

Come view the new location and learn more about Spectrum Designs --  a life-skills center for individuals with autism, dedicated to fostering skills that lead to fuller more independent lives. Visit 382 Main Street (2nd floor) at 7 pm.


Saturday, April 27

23rd Annual Church Flea Market

From 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Church of Our Saviour, Lutheran, 1901 Northern Blvd., Manhasset (across from Apple Store), find attic treasures, books, clothing, furniture, games, housewares, linens, toys. bake shop with home baked goodies. Something for everyone.  Indoors, rain or shine. For more information call the church office at 516-627-2430.


Monday, May 6

The English Teacher  Screening

Landmark on Main Street is pleased to present a very special film screening of The English Teacher starring Julianne Moore, 7:30 pm as part of our Conversations From Main Street Series. The Conversations From Main Street series is sponsored by the Angela and Scott Jaggar Foundation. Free admission, but reservations are required. Please contact box office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 516-767-6444 to reserve up to four tickets for this event.


Thursday, May 9

Rosh Chodesh Group at Port Jewish Center

The Port Jewish Center’s Rosh Chodesh group welcomes women to take a morning for Jewish study and renewal. It’s a warm, friendly intergenerational group exploring new and timeless topics. (men welcome too) 9:30-11:00 at 20 Manorhaven Blvd.


Saturday, May 11

Schreiber Class of ‘83 30th Reunion

7:30 to 11:30pm at H on the Harbor, 410 Main St, Port Washington. For more information visit facebook or contact Deb Josephs at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Friday, June 14

Save the Date: PYA Dinner Dance

Port Washington Youth Activities (PYA) Dinner Dance will be at the North Hempstead Country Club from 7:30 pm-midnight. Come celebrate its Golden Anniversary where we will induct Billy Omeltchenko and Stephen Zaccherio (in memoriam) into its Hall of Fame.  Inquiries and reservations may be directed to Ron Henderson, PYA Executive Director at (516) 944-7921.  Information is also available on the PYA website at www.pyasports.org.

News

Gould A. ‘Stretch’ Ryder III, accomplished sailor, pilot, businessman, civic leader, and steward of the beautiful waterfront of Port Washington, passed away Oct. 24 at The Amsterdam at Harborside Hospice Center in Port Washington.

Stretch, as he was known to all, was well known as part of the crew on Ted Turner’s “Courageous” when it won the America’s Cup in 1977. Turner stayed in touch and visited Stretch last week.

Stretch’s life was marked by numerous personal contributions and accomplishments.

Parents concerned about classroom sizes spoke up at the Port Washington Board of Education meeting, as the board passed an approval of the larger sizes.

Parents spoke of class sizes at the district’s elementary being in the mid 20s, an amount they felt compromised the quality of their children’s education.

“The board of education changed our children’s education for the worse,” said one mother of larger average class sizes the board had approved last year. The comment drew clapping from the audience.


Sports

The Port Washington Soccer Club has presented Schreiber High School graduate and captain of the Port Washington Blue Knights, Cameron Boroumand, with the annual $1,000 Joe Cohen Scholarship.

The award, which has been presented annually for over 10 years, was established by the Port Washington Soccer Club to honor Joseph Cohen, a gifted athlete who attended college on a soccer scholarship. He went on to achieve outstanding success, first academically, and then in his professional life.  He gave his time fully and with great heart to innumerable charitable endeavors.

The tough and talented Port Washington volleyball team defeated Hicksville at an away game this past Friday in all three sets.

With strong returning players who also play on club teams year round, the Port Washington team plays with a certain level of chemistry. Megan Murphy and Kelly Nardone led the way with 12 assists and Mia Walker had six kills.


Calendar

Schreiber Symphony Orchestra - November 6

Port Summer Show - November 6

Residents For A More Beautiful Port Washington Meeting - November 7


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com