Friday, 08 March 2013 00:00
Paperback Book Swap
Saturday, March 9
A Downton Abbey Soiree
Sunday, March 10
Spotlight On Theater
Thursday, March 14
The Friends of the Library (FOL) Paperback Book Swap returns, from 1 to 4 p.m. Bring your paperback adult, teen and children’s books – good condition only – to the library’s meeting room for a free, friendly book swap. No more than 20 books per person, and books are not accepted in advance, outside or in the lobby. Browsers welcome! For more information, visit pwpl.org/fol.
Join The Dolphin Bookshop and Café at 4 p.m. for a night of Period Elegance a la Lord and Lady Grantham themselves. Dying to discuss Season 3? Freshly grieving or clicking your heels with anticipation? Come in your finest turn-of-the-century attire for tea and hors d’oeuvres and thought provoking conversation. Discuss current and past seasons with fellow fans and ready your mind for a detailed Downton trivia and best costume competition. Registration fee is $10. Register online at www.thedolphinbookshop.com or stop by the store to purchase tickets.
Landmark on Main Street’s Children’s Series continues with Theatreworks USA’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day on at 2 p.m. Tickets: $18 with discounts for “Friends of Landmark.” Tickets and information at the box office phone (767-6444) or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.
The Community Synagogue’s Brotherhood and the 92nd St. Y are presenting new programs for the winter-spring season of 2013. Broadcast live via satellite, this evening will be filled with irreverence and hilarity as Judy Gold sits down with Joy Behar, the award- winning talk show host, comedian, writer and actress. Begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for this and all other programs can be made at www.commsyn.org/92Y/.
Embrace your inner beatnik, teens! All are welcome, at 6 p.m., for a retro Open Mic Poetry Slam. Got freshly-penned poetry you’ve been dying to share? Want to put a beat poet’s spin on the newest pop song? Or are you simply ready to enjoy a mature even of latte-sipping and art? Visit the website at www.thedolphinbookshop.com, stop by the store, or call 767-2650 for more information.
At 7:30 p.m., PCLI member, Stanley Strauss will present an evening of “how to” on Photoshop Layers and Masks at the Port Washington Public Library. Using these two Photoshop features can seem way too complicated. Come to the Port Washington Library and learn how these techniques can increase your ability to turn a great photograph into a “wow” photograph. Stanley Strauss has extensive experience both with digital photography and digital photography enhancements through Photoshop and other digital enhancement programs. He will lead you through the basics of layers and masks. To learn more about PCLI, go to www.pcliphoto.org.
Behind-the-Scenes Conversations with Coffee & Confections at the Port Washington Public Library, with the theme: “Down the Rabbit Hole: The Unique Challenge of Creating Intergenerational Theater.” With Play Troupe & Children’s Show leadership, with special guests from the Children’s Show’s history.
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.