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After a year and a half of serving as the program coordinator at EAC's Port Washington Senior Community Service Center, it is time for me to bid this community farewell. On Dec. 27, I will be married to the love of my life, Nick Russo, who serves as a lieutenant in the United States Air Force. Nick is training to fly F-16s in Phoenix, AZ and after our wedding, I will join him.

This is truly an exciting time for Nick and me; after four years of a long-distance relationship, we will finally begin our life together. However, in order to do this, I must leave a place that has become a second home and say goodbye to people who have become my second family. I have enjoyed my time here at the Port Washington SCSC more than I ever could have imagined. This job has filled my days with utmost satisfaction and joy and I will always treasure the friendships that I have made with both the staff and my seniors.

I have also loved being part of the Port Washington community at large. I love the close-knit feeling that runs through the town and I only hope that I am lucky enough to be part of other such communities as Nick and I travel on in the future. The Community Chest, Pride in Port, the library, the spirited schools, the Landmark, the Red Stocking Revue, the Twin Pines Food Co-Op, the Counseling Center...I could go on and on. Port Washington is filled with individuals and organizations who really care about the town and its residents, and who are willing to take the extra step to make life just a little bit extraordinary. I will miss Port Washington very much. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to work amongst you all.

The new director of the Port Washington SCSC, Linda Lavay, will continue to serve the needs of Port Washington's seniors and to work within the community for the greater good of Port citizens. I wish Linda the same kind of happiness that I have been so fortunate to find here in this wonderful town.

Amy Scatamacchia


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