Thursday, 12 September 2013 00:00
The Port Washington Special Needs Soccer program kicks off its fall season at Manorhaven Park on September 14 at 9 a.m.. The “Soccer For All” program is for challenged children aged 5-13 years old who are looking for a non-competitive, fun soccer experience.
The program is open to all children from Port Washington and surrounding areas and is run by Dan Brotman who designed the special needs soccer curriculum used by organizations around the country. Port Washington soccer’s program is based on the national Special Needs soccer philosophy “Participation, Not Competition,” allowing children with a variety of special needs to have rewarding and memorable experiences.
Registration will take place at Manorhaven Park on September 14 at 9 a.m. To learn more about the registration process, what to bring on the first day, and other pertinent information, please visit PortWashingtonSoccer.com
Port Washington Soccer is also looking for dedicated high school aged volunteers. To learn more about participating, visit the volunteer section of PortWashingtonSoccer.com website. Soccer experience is a plus, but not mandatory.
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.