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Port Washington Schools Summer Music Program

Friday, July 5, 12, 19 & 26

Concert at North Hempstead Beach Park

Sunday, July 7

Tuesdays & Fridays Ongoing

Chaverim Senior Friendship Group

The Community Synagogue, 160 Middle Neck Rd., Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.  Yiddish with Cecile Upadhyay. Fridays at 10:30 a.m. – Chair Yoga with Beth Mohr. For more information, visit www.commsyn.org/Chaverim/.


Friday, July 5, 12, 19 & 26

Port Washington Schools Summer Music Program

Weekly concerts at 8:15 p.m. at the John Philip Sousa Memorial Band Shell.


Sunday, July 7

Concert at North Hempstead Beach Park, West Shore Road, Port Washington

1-2:30 p.m. concert featuring the band, STAGES, bringing sophistication and high energy, STAGES will keep you dancing and singing all afternoon.  Parking Fees apply; residents and nonresident parking fees available.  Call 516-869-6311 for all details and rain date information.


Tuesday, July 9

PRC’s Summer Concert Series

The Parent Resource Center’s Summer Concert Series welcomes Paul Helou. Outdoor concert takes place on the west lawn of the Landmark on Main Street from 6-7 p.m. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information, call 767-3808 or go to www.parentresource.org.


July 9-23

PJ’s and Summer Story Time at The Dolphin Bookshop and Cafe

Join The Dolphin Bookshop and Cafe for fun summer stories and treats! All kids welcome in pajama’s for late night sessions, beginning at 7 p.m., in the cafe. Perfect for children 3- 5. (Children must be at least 3 years of age). $5 per child registration fee, or purchase all 3 sessions for $10 per child. Reserve your spot online at www.thedolphinbookshop.com, or call 516-767-2650.


Saturday, July 13

Fancy Nancy, A Fancy Doll Tea Party at The Dolphin Bookshop and Cafe

Join The Dolphin Bookshop and Café to celebrate the newest book in the Fancy Nancy series, Fancy Nancy, Fanciest Doll in the Universe. Come in your fanciest costume, bring your favorite doll, and enjoy story time, a craft and treats at our fancy doll tea party! $15 registration fee. Session 1 is at 11 a.m. Session 2 is at 2:00 p.m. Space is limited. Reserve your spot by visiting, www.thedolphinbookshop.com., or calling 516-767-2650.


Sunday, July 14

Concert at North Hempstead Beach Park, West Shore Road, Port Washington

1-2:30 p.m. concert the band, PARIS, a 9 piece extremely versatile band, PARIS performs all kinds of music from the past to today.  Parking fees apply; resident and non-resident parking fees available. Call 516-869-6311 for all details.


Tuesday, July 16

PRC’s Summer Concert Series

The Parent Resource Center’s Summer Sundown Concert Series welcomes Music for Aardvarks. Outdoor concert takes place on the west lawn of the Landmark on Main Street from 6-7 p.m. Admission is $5 for members, $7 for non-members. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information, call 767-3807 or go to www.parentresource.org.

News

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.

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.


Sports

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.

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.


Calendar

Schreiber Symphony Orchestra - November 6

Port Summer Show - November 6

Residents For A More Beautiful Port Washington Meeting - November 7


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com