Written by Stephanie Joannon, Athletic Director Friday, 27 April 2012 00:00
Well, you saw an incredible week of play as our teams made some significant strides in the season as we wind down the spring.
The boys lacrosse team had an impressive 12-8 win over defending state champion Farmingdale. This was the first time in 20 years a boys lacrosse team has defeated the Dalers. The team played a tough game against perennial top team Hicksville and lost in double overtime in a game that was filmed by MSG Varsity. The team next plays at home on May 1 against Syosset.
We have upcoming events that are “can’t miss” this week, so take the time to watch our teams. The 94th Annual Port Invitational Track Meet will be held on Friday, April 27. Port is the defending champion and this year’s field is packed with schools of high caliber. Come see pole vault being contested for the first time as well. Mark your calendars for April 28, which is Lacrosse Day on campus at Schreiber and Day at the Diamond with baseball and softball at Guggenheim. Lacrosse Day will feature games by the junior varsity boys and girls lacrosse teams and varsity girls lax. There will be a senior game tribute for the girls before the game at 11 a.m. Come celebrate the senior girls.
There will be a number of PYA teams playing along the peripheral fields to make this a special day of lacrosse on campus. At Guggenheim, the boys baseball and girls softball teams will be hosting a Day at the Diamond with each sport’s eighth grade, junior varsity and varsity teams playing games all day. This will also be a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, which make this day even more special. Enjoy the festivities and the teams all day!
Check out the website for all the games and matches. A few more weeks are left this season so don’t miss out.
Saturday, 18 May 2013 00:00
Joan Hutchinson’s Five J’s Jewelers will be closing its doors after 34 years in town. Currently at 155 Main Street (located in Mini Mall Shops), Five J’s has been located in different spots around Port such as the Soundview shopping center and four different Main Street locations. Five J’s has lost its lease, but will be here through the end of August. The store will be liquidating inventory of jewelry. Hutchinson’s newest venture will include a web-based business from her home, where she will continue to provide her customers with quality merchandise at wholesale prices. For more information, please email email@example.com or call 516-567-4142.
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
Baz Luhrmann, the internationally acclaimed writer, producer and director of the new 3-D adaptation of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, captivated the invitation-only audience at the Long Island premier of the film last Wednesday night at Soundview Cinemas.
“It’s touching for me to be here in Port Washington,” said Luhrmann, a native Australian. “I grew up in a small town where my father had a cinema for a short time. It’s like inviting people into your lounge room to sit in the dark and experience something together.” Luhrmann took notice of all the care that went into refurbishing the Soundview Theater, telling the guests that there really is so much buzz out there about the reopening.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
The fact that Port Washington Youth Activities (PYA) is celebrating its 50th year of working with area boys and girls is quite an accomplishment. Ron Henderson, its executive director for the past 20 years, also has a long history with PYA’s Lions Field that extends all the way back to 1958.
“I played in the first games ever held at the field back then when it was the Port Washington Little League,” said Henderson. “That was before the field was renovated.” The renovation, which began in 1999 and forced the PYA to relocate for two years from its Glen Lane site, now features four Little League fields and one major league field, all on pesticide-free, natural grass. During the fall, the fields are converted for lacrosse and football programs.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
This is the season of anticipation. Boats are being prepared for launch, yacht clubs are going into commission all up and down Long Island Sound, and the weather is absolutely beautiful. The beginning of an active boating season on Manhasset Bay and LI Sound is just weeks away. Before the season begins, it might be a good idea to think about boat safety. Whether you are a skipper or crew, racing or out for a nice leisurely afternoon, be it sail or motor, safety should be your first priority.
An online sailing newsletter, Sail-World.com recently published some good information on this very topic. It is from the BoatU.S. Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water. This is what Foundation suggests: It takes just six minutes to brief your new guests on board your boat for a day of sailing and it could save a life and/or your boat. Below is a six-minute briefing that all of us should practice to make sure the sail is fun and relaxed and safe.