Photography Club of Long Island:30 Years of Slides, Prints and Digital
The Photography Club of Long Island (PCLI) will mark its 30th anniversary with a special celebration in the Port Washington Public Library's Lapham Meeting Room (auditorium) at 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 19. The evening's presentation will include 21 programs, enhanced by topical music, of photos taken by 20 members over the past three decades, ranging from 20th Century darkrooms and Kodak Carousel technology to 21st Century electronics, using slide scanning and digital laptop computers, blended together by the technical expertise of Ed Lewit and Stan Spielman.
A Taste of Italy on Shore Road
Sisina Pizzeria and Trattoria, Michael Tizzano's new restaurant on Shore Road overlooking Manhasset Bay, offers a little bit of Italy right here in Port. Tizzano said, "When I came back from my vacation in Italy this fall, I was missing what I had there. I wanted to re-create that here." He has succeeded enormously.
For one young Schreiber student the words, "On Guard" are music to his ears. "It's hard to believe that just four years ago those words were practically Greek to me," said David Erhlich, a sophomore at Schreiber High School, who is now competing at school fencing meets. David's first introduction to fencing was four years ago at sleep-away camp. "I made an instant connection with the sport. It's like playing physical chess. If I move one way, it causes my opponent to move another. You have to be quick, have a strategy and outsmart your opponent mentally and physically."
On The Bay
Another new year has dawned on our beautiful peninsula, and with it comes another Frostbite New Years Regatta. A tradition in the local sailing community for the past 73 years, the Frostbite YC has hosted their annual regatta each year in weather that would send most people huddled in their homes near a warm fireplace. But for those intrepid sailors who savor the challenges of inclement weather with the continuous prospect of taking a swim in the chilly waters of Manhasset Bay, there is great concern amongst the sailors. For it seemed that this might be the second year in a row that the weather on New Year's Day has been almost balmy, threatening to tarnish the reputation of our stalwart skippers and crew. But Mother Nature came to the rescue and after a few races on the first day in January, she threw in a few curve balls that took the fleet by surprise.
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