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School Garage Sale

Friday, April 26

John Hammond & David Lindley

Saturday, April 27

Theatreworks USA’s Martha Speaks

Sunday, April 28

Friday, April 26

Paul Byrom At The Landmark

Dublin-born Paul Byrom is hailed as Ireland’s premier young tenor. After joining Celtic Thunder, fans immediately nicknamed Byrom “The Swanky Tenor” for his suave and romantic style in performing which is clearly evident on such numbers as “Remember Me Recuerde Me,” “She” and Billy Joel’s “Lullaby.” Tickets for his Friday, April 26 concert at Landmark at 8 p.m. are Premium $40; Standard $35 with $5 discounts for “Friends of Landmark.”  The box office phone is 516-767-6444 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org,


Saturday, April 27

Flower Hill, Arbor Day Celebration

The Village of Flower Hill will be celebrating Arbor Day at the Flower Hill Park on the corner of Port Washington Boulevard and Bonnie Heights Road at 11 a.m. This event is made possible by a NYS DEC Arbor Day grant and the hard work of the Flower Hill Village Tree Committee. For more information call 516- 627-5000.

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. 10 am to 2 pm. 38 Poplar Place.

John Hammond & David Lindley

John Hammond is a 2011 Blues Hall of Fame Inductee and a triple threat – vocal chops, harmonica and guitar playing that’s described as a force of nature.  David Lindley is well known as Jackson Browne’s long-time collaborator, but in his solo career, he provides an electro-acoustic performance combining American folk, blues and bluegrass traditions with elements from African, Arabic, Asian, Celtic, Malagasy and Turkish musical sources. The evening will be hosted by WFUV’s John Platt and will provide an eclectic and electric night of Roots Rock. Tickets Premium $50; Standard $45 with $5 discounts for “Friends of Landmark.”  The box office phone is 516-767-6444 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.  8 pm


Sunday, April 28

Theatreworks USA’s Martha Speaks

Martha was an ordinary dog until the day she ate a bowl full of alphabet soup. Something unusual happened: all those letters went up to Martha’s brain instead of down to her stomach. And she became literally outspoken! Martha’s clever way with words saves the day in this doggone funny new musical based on the delightful Martha Speaks series of books by Susan Meddaugh.Tickets: $18 with discounts for “Friends of Landmark.”  Tickets and information at the box office phone 516-767-6444 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.  2 p.m.


Saturdays through May 25

Dolphin Bookstore & Café Storytime for Children

10 am to 11 pm. $5 per child, Tuesdays & Fridays. Chaverim Senior Friendship Group of The Community Synagogue, 160 Middle Neck Road, Port Washington, NY. Tuesdays at 10:30 am – Yiddish with Cecile Upadhyay. Fridays at 10:30 am – Chair Yoga with Beth Mohr. For more information, visit http://www.commsyn.org/Chaverim/


Tuesday, April 30

Mammograms at Senior Center

A local mammogram program will take place at the Port Washington Senior Center (parking lot), 80 Manorhaven Blvd., from 8:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This special program is sponsored by the Nassau Health Care Corporation. Applicants must be at least 40 years of age to qualify. Priority for this service will be given to uninsured women. Please bring a prescription from your doctor (if applicable) the day of the mammogram and copies of your prior films (if applicable) for comparison. Appointments are required. To reserve your spot, please call Legislator Wayne Wink’s office at 516-571-6211.


Wednesday, May 1

Dolphin Bookstore & Café

Meet author Tori Quisling as she discusses her newly released book The Clairvoyant Practitioner. Author discussion and signing with meditation and massages. 7-8:30 p.m.


Monday, May 6

Community Chest Citizen Of the Year

 The Community Chest will honor Claudia Rouhana as the 2012 Citizen of the Year at the Port Washington Public Library at 7:30 p.m. Come join us and this free event to recognize Claudia for her many contributions to Port Washington.  For more information on the event and the journal, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 767-2121.  


Thursday, May 9

Young Women’s Health Forum

Come join or just listen to an informational Q&A session on women’s health topics at the Manhasset Public Library. The talk at 6 p.m. is sponsored by The Katie Oppo Research Fund. Discussed will be topics such as Ovarian Cancer Prevention and Detection, Birth Control Usage and Safety, and general gynecological issues. Speakers Dr. Richard Barakat of Memorial Slone Kettering and Dr. Anita Sadaty of North Shore University Hospital will be the speakers. For more information, please visit teamkatieoppo.org.

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 a.m. at 20 Manorhaven Blvd.


Saturday, May 11

Schreiber Class of ‘83 30th Reunion

Come see old friends and old faces from the past at H on the Harbor, 410 Main St., Port Washington, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. 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 .


Sunday, May 12

6th Annual HomeFreeHome.org Garage Sale

Time to go through your closets, dressers, toy chest, kitchen, basement, garage & attic. Donations can be dropped off starting Wednesday, May 1 through Friday, May 10  @ Mill Pond Road, (cross street Shore Road). Leave all clothing donations in plastic bags (in case of rain) under the carport, on the left hand side of the house. Extra large donations (furniture or heavy items) can also be left in the carport. All monies raised will help an individual or family with their mobility needs.


Wednesday, May 15

Dolphin Bookstore & Café - Bullying Prevention Discussion

Meet author Karen Sirus for a book signing and talk about her book Stand Up. $15 per couple (includes book). 7:30-8:30 p.m.

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