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Weber Student Holds Bear Drive

studentIn conjunction with his Bar Mitzvah, Weber Middle School student Ethan Sanft completed a “mitzvah” project that motivated him to volunteer his time with and give support to a charitable organization.

After doing some research on several organizations, Ethan learned about Hugs Across America and the work they do and decided he would like to work with them to help others. Hugs Across America is a non-denominational, not-for-profit charitable organization that provides teddy bears, curricular materials and messages of care to lessen the fear and anxiety experienced by children in crisis. [Read more...]

Town Hosting First BeachFeast

Untitled-2The Town of North Hempstead is hosting its first “BeachFeast” celebration, a food and spirits festival at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington Sept. 14, from noon to 5 p.m.
“We are so excited for BeachFeast to become a North Hempstead tradition,” said Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth. “This the first year that we will be hosting this event and we hope that our residents enjoy the opportunity to taste some new foods and some old favorites, all while having a great afternoon on the beach.” [Read more...]

Community Synagogue Plans BBQ

bbqThe Community Synagogue of Port Washington is holding an old fashioned family BBQ, open to all who wish to attend.
The event will serve as a time for newcomers to meet clergy, members and get a general feel for the synagogue. There will be activities for all including crafts and a kid-friendly dinner.
The event will be held at The Community Synagogue, 160 Middle Neck Rd., Sunday, Sept. 7, at 4:30 p.m. [Read more...]

First Recipient Of Boyce Award

awardGus Nuzzolese of Port Washington was chosen as the first W.D. Boyce Award recipient by the Theodore Roosevelt Council. Nuzzolese is senior executive director with Colliers International and received his honor at the inaugural W.D. Boyce cocktail reception and fundraiser at the Port Washington Yacht Club. The reception benefited the council’s “Scoutreach Program,” which is dedicated to meeting the developmental needs of youth in many Nassau County neighborhoods considered at-risk. W.D. Boyce award is named after the businessman whose foresight and determination brought the Boy Scouts to America and is given to a hardworking citizen and businessman who is “living a Scout-like life.”

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.