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Noted Author To Speak At Landmark

authorNew York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory will be touring in the United States in September and Port Washington is her first stop.

She will be discussing The King’s Curse (on sale Sept. 9) which follows Henry VIII’s rise to power. The King’s Curse is the next volume of Gregory’s Cousins’ War novels, basis for the Starz series, The White Queen. [Read more...]

Schreiber Grad Is Published

studentPaul D. Schreiber High School graduate Jennifer Barshay had her research paper, “Unconditional Surrender In World War II,” published in the summer issue of the Concord Review.

The paper examines the historical background of the Unconditional Surrender Doctrine, the factors that convinced President Franklin D. Roosevelt to adopt it, its uneven implementation to the main Axis powers and the debate regarding the use of the doctrine. [Read more...]

Port Pet Company CEO Gets Iced

Port Washington-Based Dan’s Dog Walking and Pet Sitting’s CEO, Daniel Reitman accepted his ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and nominated the entire staff! For each staff member that completes the challenge he will donate an additional $25 to the foundation. Watch the video below:

Cow Neck Chosen As Grand Marshal

cowAs developments jell for Pride in Port, which is less than a month away, the Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society has been chosen as Grand Marshal for the parade that kicks the event off. Chris Bain, president of the society, marches in a Memorial Day parade with trustee Ken Buettner, driving his antique Jeep.
Joining him inside the jeep are Marla Freeman, society vice president; and trustee Ann Latner. The Pride parade will start at 11:30 a.m. on Main Street at Belleview Avenue and will finish at the Schreiber High School campus. Pride in Port, Port Washington’s annual celebration of its community, is on Saturday, Sept. 20.

New Town Law Could Spur Lawsuits

poleThe Town of North Hempstead is on the cusp of adopting legislation regarding so-called dual poles that could land it with lawsuits.

The town has been holding public hearings on the proposed law, which would require public utilities to remove any “decommissioned” utility poles from roadways, leaving just new poles in place. It comes after PSEG LI put up 210, 80- and 85-foot poles this year, next to older 40- and 45-foot poles, as part of an initiative to improve power reliability.

While wording in town media releases confines the proposed dual pole legislation to town roads, where the town has authority, Supervisor Judi Bosworth says the law “covers the entire Town of North Hempstead,” including roads that are governed by the state, the county and villages. [Read more...]

Snapper Derby Draws Young Anglers

_DSC1106The annual snapper derby sponsored by the Manhasset Bay Sportsmen’s Club drew a crowd of youngsters who enjoyed a morning of fishing at Town Dock. For full coverage, see the print edition of the Port Washington News, Aug. 27-Sept 2. Click here for photos of the event.

Standards Singer At Library Gala

singerThe Port Washington Library will host its foundation’s Eleventh Inspiration Gala, “Celebrating Our Five-Star Library,” Saturday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m.

The sponsors promise an “unforgettable performance by great American standards singer Nick Ziobro, a 17-year-old music sensation” whose debut album A Lot of Liven’ To Do was produced by Michael Feinstein. Nick won the 2012 Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Competition. [Read more...]

Farmigo: Farm Fresh Delivered

garmImagine purchasing directly from local farmers fresh organic produce, meats, dairy products like milk, eggs and cheeses right from the comfort of your own home? Well now you can through an online farmers’ market that connects people in homes, workplaces, schools, apartment complexes and community centers directly to local farms and brings the food right here to a convenient Port Washington location.

People have been logging onto since late summer, when the company found Port Washington resident and nutritionist for working mothers, Janet Mermel, and offered her the role as “champion” for the Port area. [Read more...]

Styling At The Harborside Amsterdam


Models (l. to r.) Yiota Frezza, Gerry Mulligan, and Dorothy Bheddah wait their turns on the runway in Ann Taylor fashions.

I didn’t know what to expect when I received an invitation to a fashion show sponsored by Ann Taylor at the Amsterdam at Harborside, the continuing care facility in Port Washington.

Although classified as seniors, it was clear from the moment we arrived that age was in no way a barrier to appearing stylish and well groomed. Many attendees were current residents of the Amsterdam, while others were senior women from throughout Port Washington. [Read more...]

Port Realty Firm Settles Bias Suit

biasLLR Realty LLC of Port Washington has reached a $165,000 settlement with ERASE Racism, a Syosset-based nonprofit advocating racial equality, over a fair housing lawsuit filed last summer against Town House Apartments of Mineola.

According to a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court, ERASE Racism reached out to the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) in Manhattan, which sent white and African American “test” renters to the 74-unit apartment complex in Mineola from August to October 2012.
Settlement documents say that on three separate occasions, black testers were quoted higher rents or told rooms were being renovated/unavailable. Attempts to reach Building Superintendent Jorge Agudelo were unavailing. [Read more...]