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Get Out The Vote

OVote_022515A (2)n Tuesday, March 10, community residents will have an opportunity to vote on the Port Washington School District proposed capital project bond referendum. Voting will take place at Carrie Palmer Weber Middle School on Port Washington Boulevard, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

An approved bond will support new construction, renovations and repairs district wide to address the needs of today’s students, the district’s growing enrollment, a more rigorous and competitive curriculum and the board of education and administration’s education vision for the future.

The bond referendum proposes capital projects totaling $69,877,198. The district will be eligible for approximately 18.5 percent in New York State Building Aid. [Read more…]

Show At Graphic Eye

Gallery_021815A The Graphic Eye Gallery is currently showing a color-filled exhibit, “Artists Invite Artists.” For this show, each gallery member invited a non-member artist to display work in the gallery. Members’ and guests’ works are hung adjacent to each other, inviting onlookers to compare and contrast different styles and approaches to subject matter. Watercolor, acrylic, ink, graphite and handmade paper are just a few of the various media on view.

The Graphic Eye Gallery has been open for over forty years. There’s never an admission fee or pressure to buy – just come and enjoy, its proprieters say. [Read more…]

Pantry Receives Grant

Church_022515AThe paper and personal care pantry ministry of the Lutheran Church of Our Savior received a grant from the Peter & Jeri Dejana Family Foundation.

Congregants Clare Masi, Irene Wood and Denise Macrae greeted grant administrator Jim Avena in the pantry and expressed the church family’s appreciation to him and foundation members. [Read more…]

Burt Young Honored

 

Burt_021815APort resident Burt Young, best known as “Paulie” in the Rocky films, was honored by Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth for his artistic side. Young’s painting, The Kite, which was inspired by a real life event, is currently on display at Town Hall.

Scotto DA Contender

DA_021815A (2)Michael Scotto has big plans for the Nassau County District Attorney’s office.

He plans to run against—and defeat Madeline Singas—in the September primary and move on to win the District Attorney election in November. Singas is acting DA, having been elevated to the role in January, when sitting DA Kathleen Rice was elected to Congress.

Scotto, who grew up in Port Washington and moved back eight years ago, has been a sole legal practitioner for the past two years. Before that he spent a year at Meyer, Suozzi, English and Klein in Garden City. [Read more…]

Polar Plunge In Port

Brave souls take part in last year’s Polar Plunge.

Brave souls take part in last year’s Polar Plunge.

The Special Olympics New York, North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board are inviting residents to join the hundreds of others who will be “Freezin’ for a Reason” on Saturday, March 7, at the 11th Annual Town of North Hempstead Polar Plunge at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port.

Brave souls with warm hearts will run, jump, and dive into the chilly waters of Hempstead Harbor to raise funds for the athletes of Special Olympics New York. Registration begins at 10 a.m. with the plunge at noon.

Each winter, Special Olympics Polar Plunges are held throughout the country to attract thousands of thrill seekers to engage in a worthy and exhilarating fundraising event. [Read more…]

New Port Police

Officer_021815AThe Port Washington Police District recently swore in two police recruits and one police officer. (From left:) Deputy Chief Robert Del Muro, Police Chief James Salerno, Police Officer John Steadman, Police Recruit Kyle Lewis, Police Recruit Jordan Sichel and Deputy Chief Jeffrey Morris

 

Haven Exhibition

A selection of oils.

A selection of oils.

Haven Art Studio is having its first teacher/student painting art exhibition on March 7, at 7 p.m. The students exhibiting range in the age from 9 to adult. Their art work will be joined by works from Haven’s two “master painting teachers”—Barbara Silbet and Mario Tucci—in an exhibit that runs through March.

Silbert has been teaching children ages 7 to14 at Haven Art for more than seven years. When asked what she loves about teaching, she responded that she is always amazed at her students’ thirst for knowledge of all the art mediums and styles. She enjoys giving them a taste of drawing and painting with pencils, charcoal, pastels, watercolors, acrylics and even oils. [Read more…]

Accident On West Shore

Accident_021815AAn accident on West Shore Road early Monday morning knocked down four power poles and stopped traffic in both directions for what police estimated would be the full day.

According to police, a vehicle traveling on West Shore Road crashed into a power pole around 12:30 a.m. That pole fell and took down three more. [Read more…]

Honors In Auto Tech

Auto_021815AIn what made for an impressive accomplishment, a team of Schreiber High School automotive technology students participated in the 2015 Long Island Regional
Automotive Technology Competition and placed first in the competition. The students will now advance to the state level competition. From left: Schreiber
High School Principal Ira Pernick, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Mooney, Automotive Technology teacher Neil Miller, Technology Education Department
Chairman Donald Schaefer and Assistant Principal Dr. Bradley Fitzgerald are pictured with the school’s award-winning automotive technology team.