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Port Girl Helps Cancer Victims

picAnne Penha, a second grader at Sousa Elementary School, donated eight inches of her hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths—an initiative to help girls and women fighting cancer receive real-hair wigs. Anne said she wanted “to help someone who is sick to feel better.” Marco, from Commisso and Company Salon in Port, performed the haircut, which Anne calls “beautiful.”

Bridge At EAC Senior Center

bridgeStarting on Aug. 5, the Port Washington Senior Center at St. Stephens Church will be offering free beginners Bridge instructions.

The classes will be conducted by certified instructor Jo-ann Damato. They start at 12:30 p.m., and will run for eight consecutive Tuesdays. [Read more...]

Crosswalk Checkpoints Planned

crossThe Port Washington Police District is having a “crosswalk safety event” Thursday, July 31, as part of its Pedestrian Education, Enforcement, and Traffic Solutions (PEETS) program.

The event will involve police ticketing drivers who don’t yield to pedestrians at crosswalks. The police are not disclosing the locations they will be monitoring. [Read more...]

Mick Jagger In Port Washington

Port Washington and Sands Point are packed with A-listers as filming of an HBO pilot takes place in the area.

Port Washington News Editor Karen Talley was on the set Friday, and spoke with Mick Jagger, who sources had reported was involved as a writer.

Jagger was leaning against a truck, watching the actors and crew on the set when Talley approached.

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The legendary Rolling Stone confirmed his involvement in the project, which currently is being directed by Martin Scorsese and has the working title “Rock & Roll.”

Jagger asked our reporter to not take his photo. She obliged. Instead, Jagger sent out a Tweet on Friday showing him in profile on the set in Sands Point.

Oliva Wilde, Ray Romano, and D-lister Andrew Dice Clay also are among those on the scene. Jagger’s son Richard is also in the cast.

He was a very pleasant guy.

The driveway of Sousa Elementary School is lined with production trucks for filming the HBO pilot.

The driveway of Sousa Elementary School is lined with production trucks for filming the HBO pilot.

 

 

SHS Grad Gets ROTC Scholarship

Fordham_072514APaul D. Schreiber High School Class of 2014 graduate Luke Johnston (c.) celebrates the $180,000 scholarship he was awarded through the Navy ROTC Program. Johnston will be attending Fordham University. He is joined by (l. to r.) guidance counselor Jessica Ludwig, Principal Ira Pernick, and parents Diane and Douglas Johnston.

Senior Center Seeks Small Visitors

danceSummer is here, and the EAC’s Port Washington Senior Center is looking to enhance the lives of seniors by having children come and visit.

The center asks for children who have talents they would like to share, such as playing a musical instrument, singing, dancing, or reading poetry. Scout troops that would like to entertain seniors at the center are also welcome.

Contact Susan Lucatorto at 944-9654.

K-Cup At Manhasset Yacht Club

kcupPort Washington’s Manhasset Bay Yacht Club will host the 32nd Knickerbocker Cup, or K-Cup, Race, which will include three of the top-10 world-ranked match racing skippers.

The racing competition will be preceded by an opening ceremony and welcome cocktail party, followed by an All-American BBQ Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m. [Read more...]

Port LIRR Parking Lot To Close

portlirrMTA Long Island Rail Road announced that the removal of the Port Washington Station’s closed Haven Avenue pedestrian overpass – shuttered in April for safety reasons –  will require the temporary closure of the Haven Ave. commuter parking lot for 48 hours during  the weekend of Saturday, August 2 and Sunday, August 3.

The parking lot closure is necessary due to the size of the pedestrian bridge being removed and the equipment required to accomplish the task. The work will begin at midnight Friday and be completed well before the Monday morning rush. Train service is not scheduled to be impacted during the work. [Read more...]

Bye Bye Birdie Lands At JCC

birdieLuna Romero, 6, Margit Tess Romero, 8, and Lola Barbalat, 9, are the Port Washington thespians in the Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center theatre group’s presentation of Bye Bye Birdie on Aug. 5 and 6 at 7 p.m.

A satire on American society in 1958, Bye Bye Birdie focuses on the chaos that ensues as chart-topping rock star Conrad Birdie is drafted by the U.S. army. Desperate for a publicity stunt to help manager Albert Peterson and longtime love Rose Alvarez survive Birdie’s departure, the couple send Conrad to small-town America to place his goodbye kiss on lucky fan Kim MacAfee—for the entire world to see. [Read more...]

Opinion: The Poison In PSEG Poles

polesUtilities often justify the unannounced construction by citing eminent domain. Or, if necessary, after the giant poles are erected, they issue a mea culpa (ad maiorem gloriam potestatem).

In our case, the poles are not only tall, but also toxic. Read more…