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Romance Languages For Valentine’s Day

If you are looking to embrace the spirit of Valentine’s Day this year, consider learning a Romance language. Perhaps you feel that you are unable to learn a new language because the rote way it was taught in school left you feeling stressed and frustrated. Learning a second language can be exciting. Here are five easy tips to get started on your journey: [Read more…]

Library Art Gallery Renamed The Karen And Ed Adler Gallery

The Port Washington Public Library (PWPL) has renamed the art gallery for Karen and Ed Adler in recognition of their continued and generous financial support of the library and their special interest in the arts.

Ed Adler is the mayor of Sands Point and one of the founding board members of the Port Washington Library Foundation. He and his wife, Karen, have been generous contributors to the foundation’s endowment and to the new Children’s Library campaign. They have been lifelong devotees of the arts as well. [Read more…]

SOUPer Bowl A Success

SOUPer Bowl IX on Saturday, Feb. 6, was packed with hundreds of hungry visitors ready to taste the delicious soups from local restaurants. The annual event was held at the Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church and is sponsored by the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce. Fifteen local restaurants offered samples of delicious soups and everyone was able to vote on their favorite. [Read more…]

Water District Protects Against Contaminated Water

The Port Washington Water District (PWWD) assures its residents that there has been no lead contamination in their water supply for more than 30 years. In light of recent events occurring in Flint, MI, and the city’s contaminated water supply, the PWWD would like to guarantee its residents their drinking water is exhaustively tested and treated for lead content and other contaminants.

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Student At New Hampshire Primary

Murphy Siegel, of Port Washington, is one of 22 students from Quinnipiac University who spent six days helping presidential candidates with their campaigns at the New Hampshire Primary on Feb. 9. Siegel worked with Bernie Sanders’ team. [Read more…]

BOE Frames Debate On Budget

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Assistant Superintendent of Business Mary Callahan

The Board of Education met last Tuesday night to discuss issues concerning next year’s school budget. President Karen Sloan turned the meeting over to Assistant Superintendent of Business Mary Callahan to explain the financial issues facing the school district. Callahan stated that contributions to the Teachers Retirement System (TRS) and the Local Employees Retirement System (ERS) are expected to be lower this year. However, healthcare costs have risen in an equal amount and offset any benefit from the decrease in pension contributions. [Read more…]

Community Chest Supports PRC’s Outreach Program

The Community Chest of Port Washington awarded a $21,000 grant to the Port Washington Parent Resource Center (PRC) to support its Outreach Program in 2016. The Community Chest has been funding the PRC since it was housed in the Flower Hill School and has been the Outreach Program’s largest supporter for 23 years. [Read more…]

Want To Be The Next Manorhaven Red Devils Swim Team Coach?

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Volunteers Needed To Visit Seniors

Family & Children’s Association (FCA), Long Island’s leading human service agency, is seeking volunteers for its Friendly Visitors program to visit lonely seniors residing in Port Washington and Glen Cove. FCA will provide training and ongoing support to volunteers, enabling them to provide companionship and once-a-week visitation to a local, homebound senior. Volunteers should be able to drive to Glen Cove or Port Washington and commit to one hour per week of socialization with their senior. Family & Children’s Association serves 9,000 seniors each year through case management, financial counseling, oversight of nursing/adult homecare and home visitation. [Read more…]

Port Rowing Middle School Program

The Port Rowing middle school program encompasses multiple school districts on Long Island.

“We currently have middle school rowers from several different middle schools, including Manhasset, St Peter’s, St. Mary’s, North Shore Middle School, Friends Academy, Weber Middle School and the Long Island School for the Gifted,” said Holly Byrne, executive director of Port Rowing. “It is a fun, non-competitive, educational-based system in the sport of rowing. All the kids are taught the basic fundamentals of rowing, while encouraging them to fall in love with a great lifelong sport.” [Read more…]