Celebrating a Quarter Century in Port Washington
DiMaggio's is a name familiar to probably all Port Washington residents, so it should come as no surprise to learn that next year, the first of the three restaurants under the DiMaggio banner, DiMaggio's Restaurant and Pizzeria, is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Since its inception in 1978 the DiMaggio business has gone from strength to strength and now includes Il Forno and DiMaggio's On the Bay. Many people assume that the name DiMaggio's has some connection to the famous baseball player and one-time husband of Marilyn Monroe, however as far as the owners are aware there is no family connection. The founder of these restaurants, Angelo Giannuzzi, named his first establishment after his mother's family name; a token of appreciation to the lady who gave him his earliest experiences of good home-style Italian cooking.
Louie's Renovation Uncovers 100-Year-Old Beams
Louie's restaurant's new owners and its general manager, Adam Simon, were surprised and delighted when, during the course of major renovations, they discovered 100-year-old beams and other remnants of the original building. "This is real history," said Simon, "versus something like Planet Hollywood." The original building was a boathouse dating back to the beginning of the last century. It was expanded over the years, with some segments built on pilings. "We are dismantling the old building section by section," said Simon. He explained that to demolish the building all at once would have created unacceptable environmental fallout, as the debris would likely have fallen into Manhasset Bay. Instead, they are constructing the new building over and around the old one. The latter is being carefully dismantled piece by piece, and ultimately it will be completely razed. Simon mentioned that some locals have taken some of the old beams to refinish and use - for example, as tables.
St. Peter's Squeaks by Our Lady of Victory Parish to Continue Winning Streak 28-26
In what the most competitive and exciting game of the early season, St. Peter's fifth grade boys BBB Division, prevailed again to go 3-0. The team's sheer determination and heart was the key to this win.
Port Bowling Ready to Roll
The holiday season is upon us, and so is Port winter sports. The unheralded bowling team is ready to make a big splash this winter as well. With a tough season last year, the boys are upbeat about what is to come this year. "Our team on whole made vast improvements and we have guys who will help us win," said Aron Frey, varsity player for the team. Coached by Schreiber Technology teacher Mr. Costello, the team is looking very sharp. With an opening loss to Roslyn last week, by a score of three games to zero, the squad came back strong. They won their next game against Oyster Bay handily and now look ahead to games against Locust Valley and Great Neck. With star players J.M. Kostallas, Dan Keene, Tom Schweitzer and Aron Frey, the team is ready to make a charge for the division after a tough rebuilding year last season. Practice takes place Monday through Wednesday during the week at Herrill Lanes in Herricks. The team is ready to make their mark with many underclassmen playing junior varsity. With four people on varsity and four people on junior varsity, it is not easy to just walk on to the team. Tryouts were tough and many good players were not taken because there just wasn't enough room. Only time will tell how the season will go, but it sure is shaping up to be an enjoyable one for the team anyway you look at it.
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