Friday, 24 February 2012 00:00
For over 30 years, the fifth grade students at Manorhaven Elementary School have produced and performed in a gymnastics show for their teachers, parents and fellow students. The show is called the Fred Yarosh Gymnastics Show in honor of retired Manorhaven Physical Education Teacher, Fred Yarosh.
The show took weeks of preparation. Every fifth grade student participated. There was a welcome dance and routines on the floor, vault, rings, uneven bars and parallel bars. In addition, many students were required to work stage crew. This year’s theme was “Manorhaven at the Hop” and all music was from the 1950’s. Manorhaven Principal Bonni Cohen says, “The Gymnastics Show showcases the athleticism, coordination, and agility of the fifth grade students. Very often in our audience we have parents and siblings who have also performed in this show as a Manorhaven student. This is a wonderful tradition.”The Manorhaven Elementary 2012 Fred Yarosh Gymnastics Show was spearheaded by current Physical Education teacher, Mrs. Regan. She had a lot of help from many other teachers and paraprofessionals who were involved in making T-shirts, choreography, filmography, programs, and picture taking. It was quite the success and the students and staff should be proud!
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.