Thursday, 03 October 2013 09:38
In continuing the year-long celebration of its 50th Anniversary, on Monday, October 14, 2013 (Columbus Day), Port Washington Youth Activities will hold its 16th annual Marty Rybecky Memorial Golf Outing.
Golfers will tee it up at the Village Club of Sands Point on Middle Neck Road. The event is once again sponsored by Finn Mac Cool’s restaurant and Connie O’Reilly.
The outing is PYA’s second largest fundraiser of the year. The donation for the outing, which includes the dinner, is $250/golfer. Those wishing to attend the dinner only and not play golf may do so for a smaller donation of $80. Sponsor levels from $150 to $2,000 are still available, as are opportunities for prize donations for the accompanying raffle.
Further information on the golf outing is available at Arena Sports Store at 52 Main Street, or by calling the outing chairman Nick DeMeo at 944-6573 or PYA Executive Director Ron Henderson at 944-7921.
PYA is a not for profit 501 (c) 3 organization whose purpose is to promote the development of local youth through the participation in sports. For more about PYA visit www.pyasports.org.
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.