The Port Washington Chamber of Commerce held its annual installation of officers and directors at a special dinner at Ayhan’s Fish Kebab Restaurant on September 29. On this occasion, the Chamber bestowed its 2010 Community Service Awards to Barbara Faticone and Sal Zimbardi.
Through the cooperation of Nassau County, New York State, the Port Washington Parks Conservancy, the Port Washington Water District and Port Washington Water Pollution Control District, renovation of Stannards Brook Park has begun. Due to heavy construction, this three-acre park, which is located on Carlton Avenue and Charles Street, is fenced and closed for the public’s safety. This is a $1 million project that was funded through the New York State Environmental Protection Fund and the Nassau County Environmental Bond Act. Port Washington Parks Conservancy (PWPC) said that work is expected to continue for eight to 12 months.
It was a beautiful, sunny day at this year’s Pride in Port, held this past Saturday, and many people turned out to pay tribute to this wonderful community. The parade, which marched down Main Street and Port Washington Boulevard to Campus Drive, began at 11:30 a.m. and featured our local schools and organizations.
Join Friends of the Sands Point Preserve for their annual “Village Day” country festival this Sunday, Oct. 3 from noon to 5 p.m. Celebrate autumn with live folk music and children’s activities on the spectacular, waterfront grounds of the Sands Point Preserve.
The 22nd Annual Pride in Port will take place this Saturday, Oct. 2. Many people have contributed to this wonderful community-wide event and the Pride in Port Committee has been busy planning everything to make sure that this day is successful and fun.
Roy Smitheimer, executive director of the Greater Port Washington Business Improvement District (BID), is pleased to report that seven-foot tall “Come to Port Washington” posters have been installed on the platforms at the Port Washington, Great Neck, Little Neck, Douglaston and Bayside LIRR stations. “These posters promote the history, shops, waterfront and restaurants in Port Washington and encourage visitors to enjoy the benefits of our great community.”
The first Port Washington Board of Education meeting of the 2010/2011 school year was held on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at Schreiber High School.
Joe DioGuardi, Certified Public Accountant, founder of Truth In Government, author of Unaccountable Congress: It Doesn’t Add Up, NY State Conservative Party nominee and Republican Party candidate for the U.S. Senate, stumped in Port Washington last weekend at the Grande Festa Italiana. John O’Neil, president, John Michael Marino Lodge Order Sons of Italy in America, said the Italian Festival has raised money for the lodge and for charity–around $20,000 each year.
As new LIRR timetables went into effect on Sept. 13, the MTA announced service cuts to the Port Washington branch. The MTA said that the schedule changes execute the second phase of budget-related cuts in LIRR service that were approved by the MTA Board in March. These service reductions, along with those implemented last May 17, were required as part of the effort to close the MTA’s $900-million budget gap, the MTA said. The service reductions will save approximately $950,000 this year and $3.8-million annually starting in 2011, the MTA states. However, the MTA also stated that the LIRR will be monitoring the schedule changes and will make adjustments, as necessary, based on additional ridership and possible crowding on trains.
The Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society of Port Washington is pleased to announce that this year’s Country Fair will take place on Saturday, Sept. 11 (rain date: Sunday, September 12) from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
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