Thursday, 02 May 2013 00:00
The Voice’s Chris Mann At The Landmark
Friday, May 3
Community Chest Citizen Of The Year
Monday, May 6
Young Women’s Health Forum
Thursday, May 9
Storytime for Children, 10 am to 11 pm. $5 per child
Chaverim Senior Friendship Group of The Community Synagogue
160 Middle Neck Road, Port Washington, NY. Tuesdays at 10:30 am – Yiddish with Cecile Upadhyay. Fridays at 10:30 am – Chair Yoga with Beth Mohr. For more information, visit http://www.commsyn.org/Chaverim/
Chris Mann shone as a finalist on The Voice and his star has risen even higher since the hit show’s second season. His debut full-length CD, Roads, shot straight to Number 1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart and Top 5 on Billboard’s Classical Chart. He played for President & First Lady Obama as part of TNT’s Christmas in Washington special and appeared on The Today Show, Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan and NBC’s Christmas in Rockefeller Center Special. His very own PBS Special aired in early March. Tickets for his Friday, May 3 concert at Landmark are Premium $30; Standard $25 with $5 discounts for “Friends of Landmark.” The box office phone is 516-767-6444 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org. 8 p.m.
Come join or just listen to an informational Q&A session on women’s health topics at the Manhasset Public Library. The talk at 6 p.m. is sponsored by The Katie Oppo Research Fund. Discussed will be topics such as Ovarian Cancer Prevention and Detection, Birth Control Usage and Safety, and general gynecological issues. Speakers Dr. Richard Barakat of Memorial Slone Kettering and Dr. Anita Sadaty of North Shore University Hospital will be the speakers. For more information, please visit teamkatieoppo.org
The Port Jewish Center’s Rosh Chodesh group welcomes women to take a morning for Jewish study and renewal. It’s a warm, friendly intergenerational group exploring new and timeless topics. (men welcome too) 9:30-11:00 at 20 Manorhaven Blvd.
“With his dark hair, bright brown eyes and toothpaste smile that rarely fades,” raved The New York Times, “DeSare is one of the most promising young male performers. He is a Sinatra acolyte in his early 30s who sings Prince as well as Johnny Mercer.” Tickets for his Saturday concert at Landmark are Premium $50; Standard $45 with $5 discounts for “Friends of Landmark.” The box office phone is 516-767-6444 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org. 8 p.m.
Come with your friends and family to PortFest 2013. The community, music and arts festival will be fun for the entire family. Two mobile stages will have a total of nine bands (made up of local students and adults) performing all day for 30-45 minutes each. There will be dance performances, a wide array of art activities for both kids and adults, and local food vendors. Take along a blanket. The event is free of charge, Schreiber High School south ball field, 11 am-5 pm. (see PortFest article inside this issue).
Time to go through your closets, dressers, toy chest, kitchen, basement, garage & attic. Donations can be dropped off starting Wednesday, May 1 through Friday May 10 @ Mill Pond Road, (cross street Shore Road). Leave all clothing donations in plastic bags (in case of rain) under the carport, on the left hand side of the house. Extra large donations (furniture or heavy items) can also be left in the carport. All proceeds will help an individual or family with their mobility needs.
Bullying Prevention Discussion. Meet author Karen Sirus for a book signing and talk about her book Stand Up $15.00 per couple (includes book) 7:30-8:30 pm.
Port Washington Youth Activities (PYA) Dinner Dance will be at the North Hempstead Country Club from 7:30 pm-midnight. Come celebrate its Golden Anniversary where we will induct Billy Omeltchenko and Stephen Zaccherio (in memoriam) into its Hall of Fame. Inquiries and reservations may be directed to Ron Henderson, PYA Executive Director at (516) 944-7921. Information is also available on the PYA website at 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.