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thePortWashingtonNews.com Calendar

Elder Law Open House

Thursday, August 22

“Sousa Night”

Friday, August 23

34th Annual Grande Festa Italiana

Wednesday, September 4 — Sunday, September 8


Thursday, August 22

Elder Law Open House

The Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation (LIAF), located at 5 Channel Drive, Port Washington, will hold an Elder Law Open House for members of the community. Attorney Michael L. Pfeifer will be speaking on “How to Protect Those You Love.” For more information, visit www.liaf.org.


Friday, August 23

“Sousa Night”

“Sousa Night”: Band of Long Island Concert at the John Philip Sousa Memorial Band Shell, 8:15 p.m.


Friday, August 23

Senior Center Restaurant Trip

Arthur Ave Market/Emilia’s Restaurant Trip; $35 includes lunch. Call 883-6656 to reserve your spot.


Wednesday, September 4 — Sunday, September 8

34th Annual Grande Festa Italiana, North Hempstead Beach Park

Largest and oldest feast on Long Island! Great rides (9/4 & 9/5 — ride all night for $25; 9/7 — ride from 12:30 – 4 p.m. for $25; 9/8 — ride free 12:30-1:30 p.m.) and games, delicious food, live entertainment Thurs.-Sun. night, casino, fireworks Sunday night at 9:30 p.m. Open 6-11 p.m. Wed. – Fri., 2-11 p.m. Sat., 1:30 – 11 p.m. Sun. Ample parking. All proceeds donated to charity. Visit marinolodge.org or call 767-3123 for more information.


Saturday, September 21

Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society Fall Country Fair

In addition to the Civil War re-enactors, a petting zoo, wonderful music all day long, craftspeople, pony rides, a real working blacksmith and great food, this year the fair will have a real race car from the Vanderbilt Cup Races. The Alco Black Beast, winner of the 1909 and 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Races, will be on display at the Fair. Sands-Willets House, 336 Port Washington Boulevard, just south of Uncle Guiseppe’s, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain Date: September 22.


Saturday, September 28

25th Annual Pride in Port

Save the date to celebrate Pride in Port! The annual Parade, Senior Luncheon, Family Fun Day and Homecoming football game give our children, parents, seniors and neighbors an opportunity to show how much we enjoy living in this special community. The dinner dance provides a Taste of Port, a fun evening, and support for the Pride in Port scholarship fund. All events are open to all who live and work in Port Washington, and most events (except the dinner dance) are free of charge.

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