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Manorhaven Food Drive

Manor_030415AWhen the John Michael Marino Lodge No. 1389 Order Sons of Italy in America heard the SOS from the Village of Manorhaven regarding the food drive for Our Lady of Fatima Church’s food pantry, it did not take long for the lodge to swing into action.

Lodge members were contacted and details of the food drive relayed. The outcome was an overwhelming response and members arrived at the lodge’s Feb. 18 general meeting at the senior center carrying shopping bags and boxes filled to the brim with non-perishable food items such as canned soups, vegetables, fruits, tuna, chicken, boxed meals, juice boxes, pasta, bottled tomato sauce, rice, cereal, beans, peanut butter, and crackers. [Read more…]

Lions Breakfast

Behind the scenes cooking up hearty pancakes are Lions John Crawely, Chris Avazis and Jimmy Contino

Behind the scenes cooking up hearty pancakes are Lions John Crawely, Chris Avazis and Jimmy Contino

The Lions Club of Port Washington will hold its Annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, March 22.

From 8 a.m. to noon, the community is invited to enjoy delicious pancakes and much more.

There will also be raffles, music and face-painting for kids.

The event will be held at the Flower Hill Hose Company, 12 Haven Ave., which is handicap accessible with ample free parking at the railroad station.

The cost for adults is $10, kids 4–10, $5, and kids under 3 eat free. [Read more…]

Feiffer, Gordon At Luncheon

Cartoonist and novelist Jules Feiffer

Cartoonist and novelist Jules Feiffer

The Friends of the Library (FOL) has selected the featured authors for its 46th Annual Richard D. Whittemore Book & Author Luncheon: Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Jules Feiffer, who just published his first noir graphic novel, Kill My Mother, and acclaimed novelist Mary Gordon, whose most recent book is The Liar’s Wife, four compelling novellas of Americans in Europe and Europeans in America.

The luncheon will take place Friday, May 15, at the North Hills Country Club. Port’s own best-selling novelist, Susan Isaacs, will once again serve as moderator. Reservation information will be available April 1 in the library and at

“We are very proud to bring two such wonderful authors to our community,” said Amy G. Bass, FOL president. “The FOL Book and Author Luncheon is a tradition in Port Washington and one of the North Shore’s most highly anticipated annual events, with attendance typically surpassing 300 people.” [Read more…]

Stokes, Lane Engaged

Engage_022515ANancy and Lew Lane of Sands Point are pleased to announce the engagement of their son Andrew
to Kristen Stokes. Kristen is the daughter of Tina Stokes of King of Prussia, PA, and Robert Stokes of Paoli, PA.

Kristen graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a degree in finance and from New York University with an MBA. She is the qualified solutions group operations leader at Marsh in New York City. [Read more…]

‘Legally Blonde’

Get your pink on and join the cast, crew and pit of Weber Middle School as students present Legally Blonde, the Musical.

Based on the book and 2001 hit movie Legally Blonde, this fun musical follows the transformation of sorority girl Elle Woods (played by seventh grader Casey Fanous) as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. This action packed and full of energy musical has catchy and memorable songs and both hilarious and heart-warming moments.

Weber Middle School’s production of Legally Blonde, the Musical is directed by Weber English teacher Stacey Portmore-Davies, musically directed by Weber music teacher Allison Friedman and choreographed by Salem fourth grade teacher Stacey Baker. [Read more…]

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…]