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Bosworth ‘State of Town’

Bos_010915ANorth Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth delivered her second State of the Town address which focused on the improved service at the town’s building department, her visioning for the waterfront, a declaration to protect the area’s sole source aquifers from being tapped by New York City and a look back at 17 snow storms.

 The supervisor began with a quote made by former North Hempstead Town Supervisor May Newburger 20 years ago. [Read more...]

‘Hidden in Holland’

The Community Synagogue is hosting a unique program, “Hidden in Holland, An Iconic Victim and a Fortunate Survivor.”
The holocaust program includes an informational presentation about Anne Frank, with excerpts from her diary presented by Gloria Glantz, who was a Hidden Child in Poland. Leo Ullman, a fortunate holocaust survivor, speaker and author will share stories of how he and his family survived the increasingly harsh conditions under German occupation. [Read more...]

‘Pawsitively’ Sousa

Mrs. Lucie’s class present donations to the town shelter

Mrs. Lucie’s class present donations to the town shelter

“We are Sousa strong—kind, compassionate and confident

Kind: learning to be caring to others

Compassionate: Learning to help those around us

Confident: Feeling good about ourselves.”

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Piano Recital At Library

Young pianists line up after the recital at the Port Washington Library

Young pianists line up after the recital at the Port Washington Library

Glorious piano music came through the walls of the Port Washington Library concert room, which was filled by well-dressed young boys and girls participating in a piano recital led by Paner Ying.

The nearly two hour recital was performed by students aged 6-17. They have been playing their instruments anywhere from three months to 12 years. The program was widely selected from Bach to Debussy, and Frozen to Iggy, just to name a few. Every piece was played by memory. It was a memorable event. [Read more...]

Lee Seeman: Preserving Heritage

Lee Seeman at the dedication of the beautifully restored cemetery in Serok, Poland.

Lee Seeman at the dedication of the beautifully restored cemetery in Serok, Poland.

Those who suffered and then perished in the Holocaust may seem long gone, but the efforts of those who still care go a long way towards brightening the future for many and honoring the lives of those lost.

Lee Seeman, town councilwoman and a member of the U.S. Commission for the Preservation of American Heritage Abroad, never forgot and continues to work to restore the cemeteries and monuments dedicated to those who perished so long ago.

Her latest effort involved the little town of Serok, in Poland, where she restored a once-desecrated cemetery.

Seeman was first appointed to the commission by then-President Bill Clinton and reappointed ever since. [Read more...]

Port Players Champs

Lacrosse champs John Neil (left) and Luke Cummings holding the Brogden Cup

Lacrosse champs John Neil (left) and Luke Cummings holding the Brogden Cup

John Neil and Luke Cummings, varsity lacrosse players at Paul D. Schreiber High School, who were selected to represent Team Long Island this past summer, went on to capture the 2014 Brine National Lacrosse Classic and the Brogden Cup.

The Brine National Lacrosse Classic was held in Maryland, where Team Long Island and Team Maryland advanced to the Brine National Championship game on Jan. 2, at the University of Tampa.

Both teams separately represented the United States against Ontario during the annual Brine Brogden Cup International field lacrosse series.

Team Long Island closed out a perfect weekend by defeating Canada, 10-8, in double overtime, to win the Brogden Cup for the USA. [Read more...]

‘Frozen’ Concert

The Parent Resource Center is holding a “Frozen” concert Feb. 7.

The Parent Resource Center is holding a “Frozen” concert Feb. 7.

The Parent Resource Center of Port Washington is holding its annual winter concert Saturday, Feb. 7, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This year’s theme is “Frozen.” There will be “Frozen” crafts and activities for kids, as well as cotton candy, balloon animals, and a special appearance by Elsa. [Read more...]

Dance For A Cure

Event organizer Sara Siskind is flanked by (l.) Jessica Simpson and Jasmine Sanker, both from Deeva Dance

Event organizer Sara Siskind is flanked by (l.) Jessica Simpson and Jasmine Sanker, both from Deeva Dance

The first North Shore Dance for a Cure, organized by Port Washington resident Sara Siskind, took place at the Ballroom Palace Dance Studio to raise funds and awareness for children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

DeeVa Dance and Fitness of Port provided the entertainment and Siskind’s business, Hands On Healthy, and Setton Foods provided nutritious snacks.

The aim of Dance for a Cure was to allow for more research, education and support for children living with the disease. Funds raised at the event will be invested in research by The Children’s IBD Center at Mount Sinai Hospital that includes lectures, discussions and support groups, as well as treatments. [Read more...]

PSEG Sues Town

Penta_012815AThe rancor between the Town of North Hempstead and PSEG LI has now spilled into 2015.

The utility is suing the town, its supervisor, Judi Bosworth, and
its superintendent of highways, Thomas Tiernan, for demanding—through an ordinance—that PSEG
LI put signs on utility poles that say the poles carry a dangerous substance.

In a suit filed earlier this month in New York’s Eastern District Court, PSEG contends its first amendment rights are being violated by the ordinance and asks that it be annulled and that no enforcement actions be taken against the utility.

The town passed the ordinance last year because it felt the use of a pesticide, Pentachlorophenol (penta), on the poles posed a danger to residents. PSEG LI uses penta as a preservative, a common practice with utility poles to extend their longevity. [Read more...]

‘Wrap’ At Chief Graphics

The team of Chief Graphix

The team of Chief Graphix

How many of us would chose to give up a secure job in order to pursue a dream of starting our own business. JB and Abby Meyer did just that by taking what Abby describes as a “leap of faith,” and opened Chief Graphix in December 2011. [Read more...]