Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00
Opening Day at Manorhaven Pool
Saturday, June 15
Building a Bat Box at Sands Point Preserve
Sunday, June 16
Water Panel at Port Washington Library
Wednesday, June 19
The Community Synagogue, 160 Middle Neck Rd., Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Yiddish with Cecile Upadhyay. Fridays at 10:30 a.m. – Chair Yoga with Beth Mohr. For more information, visit www.commsyn.org/Chaverim/.
More than 275 HomeGoods stores nationwide will be participating in the 12th annual HomeGoods “Helps Families Fight Cancer” campaign benefiting the Jimmy Fund, which supports pediatric and adult cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Mass. HomeGoods customers can participate by making a contribution at the register to “Help Families Fight Cancer” with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Dana-Farber. Customers also have the opportunity to purchase a reusable shopping bag for $.99 featuring artwork by Jimmy Fund Clinic pediatric patient Phoebe Davis and her brother Caleb. HomeGoods will contribute $.50 for each bag purchased to the Jimmy Fund.
Come to the Port Washington Public Library on Friday, June 14 at 12:10 p.m. to enjoy an early afternoon of music and images. The Port Washington Library has partnered with PCLI for decades to produce these unique and highly popular shows. This year’s show is dedicated to Martin Vogel, the founder of the Photography Club of Long Island and a devoted advocate of the Port Washington Public Library. Arrive early or stay late to admire the photographs by club members on display in the Martin Vogel Photography Gallery through the month of June. For further information about PCLI, visit its website at www.pcliphoto.org.
Conductor Sandra Vigliotti to lead her band at the John Philip Sousa Memorial Band Shell located adjacent to the Port town dock. Come and enjoy the beautiful sounds and harmony of this wonderful band from Freeport, Long Island. 8:15 p.m.
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 the 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.
The Nassau County Poet Laureate Society is pleased to announce the induction of Mario Susko as the new Poet Laureate for Nassau County on June 15 at the Farmingdale Public Library, 116 Merritts Road, at 2 p.m. All poetry lovers are welcome.
The 2013 season runs from June 15 to September 2. Pool hours are daily from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. from June 15 to August 18, and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. from August 19 to September 2. Registration for pool membership runs until June 14. Early bird pricing ends on June 8. The Manorhaven Pool is located at 158 Manorhaven Boulevard, Port Washington. For more information, call 516-767-4618.
The Dolphin Bookshop and Café presents Teen Poetry Café: Open Mic Poetry Slam, 6 p.m. All types of poetry are welcome, whether it’s freshly penned by you or a beloved verse from your favorite poet or pop star. Register at the front desk, by phone 516-767-2654 or at www.thedolphinbookstore.com.
Director Steven Shaiman to lead his band at the John Philip Sousa Memorial Band Shell located adjacent to the Port town dock. Come and enjoy the beautiful sounds and harmony of this talented band. 8:15 p.m.
At the Town of Hempstead Rock Hall Museum, 199 Broadway, Lawrence; 9 am-3 pm; Presented by The Vintage Chevrolet Club of America’s Queens County Region; 516-239-1157.
From 7:30-10:30 pm, Emanuel throws the best Dance Party on Long Island with everyone’s favorite DJ/dance instructor Louis Del Prete. Dance to all of your favorite Ballroom and Latin music. Couples and Single individuals are welcome. $15/person admission includes a soft drink, snack and DANCE LESSON at 7:30. Temple Emanuel of Great Neck is located at 150 Hicks Lane. Parking is free. For further information, call 516-482-5701.
Friday, 01 November 2013 00:00
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.
Thursday, 31 October 2013 00:00
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.
Thursday, 17 October 2013 00:00
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.
Thursday, 17 October 2013 00:00
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.