When the Music Dies at The Club House
Another long established and much loved restaurant is soon to change hands and this time it is The Club House on Port Washington Boulevard. The Club House has enjoyed 35 years of continuous ownership and is renowned for its superb Angus steaks, friendly atmosphere and of course the sing-alongs around the grand piano. Rumor was that Bryant & Cooper had made an offer but the deal did not go through, and it is a private individual, Jim Contino, who is taking over. The current owner Deirdre Rabago, known to all as Dee, is very sad to be leaving but has found it increasingly difficult to run the business since her husband, Larry, died in 1998. With the loyal support from her staff she has kept the restaurant open but the dramatic increases in rent and maintenance have finally become too much.
Senior Housing Proposal Takes Giant Step Forward
After many debates, the trustees of the Village of Port Washington North rezoned Dallas Realty's 41 acres from Economic Development A to a senior housing district. The trustees voted 4-0 for the rezoning. (Trustee Gary Levi was on a business trip and therefore unable to vote on this proposed change in zoning.)
On The Bay
Residents of Port Washington and Manhasset, and other towns and villages that are part of the North Shore of Long Island are privileged to live on or near Long Island Sound. We catch a glimpse of this body of water as we drive near the shore, or, if we are lucky enough, sail her waters. We marvel at her beauty in the early morning dawn as the sun is just rising over the horizon, and watch her mood change throughout the day as the sun moves westward toward sunset. Rarely do we think about the condition of the Sound. But just like we must nurture our children, we need to take care of our Sound. A good place to start is by coming to a very special evening at the Manhasset Bay YC this Friday evening, March 22 from 8 - 9:15 p.m., where John Atkin, president of Save the Sound, Inc., a 30-year-old nonprofit environmental organization, will present a retrospective on Long Island Sound. Additional topics for the evening include: an overview of Save the Sound, an update of Long Island Sound environmental conditions, and local initiatives for the Sound. Save the Sound's mission is to protect, restore, and appreciate Long Island Sound and its watershed through advocacy, education and research. Mr. Atkin is the chairman of the Interstate Environmental Commission, chairman of the Citizen's Advisory Committee for the Long Island Sound Study, and chairman of the Long Island Watershed Alliance. Prior to his position with Save the Sound, Mr. Atkin served ten years in the Connecticut State Legislature, four of which were in the State Senate. The lecture is free and open to the public, but membership and donations to Save the Sound are welcome. The program is sponsored by the Yacht Racing Association of Long Island Sound (YRA of LIS).
The spring soccer season is off to a roaring start. Despite cool, drizzly weather on Saturday and cold weather on Sunday all of Port's travel teams were in action with their first spring league games and several hundred kids aged pre-K to 6th grade launched the intramural season in fine style.
Resignation of Port North Civic Association Secretary
Takes Issues With Businesses Objections to Senior Housing Proposal