Friday, 04 May 2012 00:00
Jere T. Williams, 85 years old, of Framingham, MA, died on April 24, 2012 at the MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham after a brief illness. Born in Madison, WI, son of the late Aubrey W. and Anita (Schreck) Williams, he was the husband of the late Eleanor (Pass) Williams who died in July of 1999. He was a graduate of Syracuse University with a BA in architecture and served with the U.S. Army in WWII in the Occupational Forces of Mainland Japan. He has been a resident of Framingham for the past four years and had previously lived in Port Washington and Syracuse, NY. Jere was extremely proud of his father who was a tireless social activist and New Deal program administrator. Jere worked as an architect for over 30 years and was passionate about architecture. Among the noteworthy projects that highlighted his career were the dormitories at Eisenhower College, a cathedral restoration, design work for Grumman Aircraft and award-winning work for the City of Rye, NY. Jere was also an avid fan of Syracuse football. First and foremost, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather and loyal friend.
He is survived by two sons, Jere T. Williams Jr. and his wife Toni Ammirati of Framingham and Winthrop Williams and his wife Cindi Cossen of Richmond, CA; three grandchildren, Nina Ruth, Tessa Marie and Benjamin Jere Williams, all of Framingham; one brother, Morrison Williams and many beloved family members. He was the brother of the late Winston and Aubrey Williams. Calling hours at the Eugene J. McCarthy and Sons Funeral Home, 11 Lincoln St., Framingham will be on Friday, July 27 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Graveside services took place on April 28 in the Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jere’s memory may be made to the Learning Center for the Deaf, 848 Central St., Framingham, MA 01701; the Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra, bcco.org or the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St. Watertown, MA 02472.
Friday, 14 June 2013 00:00
On June 1, the Lutheran Church of Our Savior on Franklin Avenue held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house for the Port Washington community to celebrate its $1.7-million expansion and renovation. The money has been donated by the congregation as well as through fundraising efforts that have taken place for over a decade. BBS Architects, Landscape Architects and Engineers designed the expansion and renovations, and Triton Construction served as the general contractor.
“I am very excited that we were able to improve our facilities for the benefit of the congregation as well as the entire Port Washington community,” said Reverend Dr. Charles R. Vogeley. “I would like to thank all congregation and project team members who made today’s re-opening celebration possible. In particular, I would like to recognize Tom Rice, who managed the entire project on behalf of our church, Roger Smith and BBS Architects, who designed the beautiful addition and new interiors, and the tireless supporter of the Port Washington community and parish secretary, after whom we have named the new kitchen, Veronica Ann Mosby,” Reverend added.
Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00
Café Music, the Friday night music series at the Dolphin Bookshop, will showcase a diverse line up of new and returning musicians this month. The series began on Friday, June 7, with songwriters Nikki Talley and Rupert Wates, performing in Port Washington for the first time. Talley performs Americana and Folk music with her husband. Based in North Carolina, she was excited to include Dolphin in her northeast tour. Wates is an award winning songwriter who also made his Dolphin debut.
Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00
On May 23, the Port Washington Badminton team won its second straight Nassau County Championship by defeating Calhoun by a score of 4-3. This is the third year in a row that Port has played Calhoun in the county finals, with each contest decided by a score of 4-3. In many ways this season followed the same pattern as last year. Of the thirty five teams in the county, Calhoun and Port entered the playoffs as the one and two seeds, respectively. They were Conference I co-champions, but because Calhoun’s margin of victory was greater than Port’s in their two regular season matches, the Colts got the number one seed.
On April 16, Port travelled to Calhoun and lost 1-6. The final team score, however, did not reflect how close the match actually was. Four of Calhoun’s wins came in three set matches (matches are best of three) that came down to the final few points. According to Coach David O’Connor, “It was the best 1-6 loss I’ve ever seen. We walked out of their gym very confident that we could beat them in the future. It may have been a major loss on paper, but I think it really got our players motivated for the rest of the season.”
Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00
In only its third season, Port Rowing has grown from an exciting start up to a Long Island powerhouse, to a state champion, and now to a top national contender. Three boats qualified from New York State championships to represent Port Rowing at the largest high school Regatta in the world, The Stotesbury Cup, in Philadelphia. There were over 150 schools from America and Canada at the event, and Port Rowing came right out of the gate on fire. The team advanced all three boats into the second round of top 18. In the second round the boats fell just shy of the top 6 final by mere seconds. In the end, the Boys Freshman 8 took 12th overall, and the girl’s lightweight four and men’s junior eight took 7th overall. In the Adaptive category, Michael and Molly took home the title with a demanding victory in the double. It was a great achievement from the pair that just started rowing together less than a year ago to win the Stotesbury Cup.