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.
Thursday, 20 June 2013 00:00
Long Island Railroad president, Helena Williams, along with other top executives of the company began reaching out to Port Washington residents last week in an effort to educate the public with respect to the proposed railroad track expansion at the Port Washington railroad yard. They unveiled an information center at the railroad station which remained open and staffed all week, and followed up with a public meeting on Thursday evening, June 13, during which Williams gave a PowerPoint presentation and fielded questions from the audience.
The railroad’s efforts are directed towards winning over a skeptical public that voiced concerns regarding the loss of commuter parking spots due to the track expansion.
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 00:00
Patti Vonk announced earlier this month that she would be handing over the reigns of the Dolphin Bookshop to a new owner, long time employee Judith Mitzner.
Most of us in town don’t remember a time when Dolphin Bookshop wasn’t headed by a member of the Vonk family. Yet, the store first opened in 1946 and there were two previous owners. Mitzner’s recent purchase of this Port Washington treasure follows a history of employees taking over the ownership of the shop.
Thursday, 20 June 2013 00:00
The annual Long Island Women’s Lacrosse awards dinner took place on June 10 at the Crest Hollow Country Club. It is officially called the “Nassau County Girls Lacrosse Coaches Association Awards Dinner,” which honors outstanding high school lacrosse players from Nassau County. The girls pictured all attend Paul D. Schreiber High School in Port Washington. From left to right: Asst. Coach Mary Romano, Coach Raquel Piraino, Senior-Danielle Rosmarin (All-County Award), Junior Natalie Ledwitz (All-County Award), Senior-Allison Seltzer (Honorable Mention All- County Award), Senior-Lauren Desimone (All Conference), Senior-Kristin Kujan (Scholar Athlete), Junior- Michelle Lammers (All Conference) and Freshman-Allison Shamir (Unsung Hero Award).
Thursday, 20 June 2013 00:00
Among the many Port community groups and individuals that contributed to the success of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life fundraising campaign this year, one group, Port Coaches-Who-Care, was specially honored during last weekend’s ceremonies at Schreiber High’s track.
Over 20 coaches, including Port’s Athletic Director Stephanie Joannon, were highlighted for their work with students at Schreiber and Weber Middle in coordinating and organizing their athletes to support fundraising efforts throughout the school year.